We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell
A funeral will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 for 82 year old Velma Smith of Chester, IL who died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL.
Velma was born July 6, 1930 in Sparta, IL, the daughter of Roscoe and Ethel (Benjamin) Etherton. She married Earl Smith on August 27, 1948 in Sparta, IL and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2006.
Survivors include three daughters, Patsy McDonald of Loganville, GA, Deb Cowan of Chester, IL and Lynnette Gall of Sparta, IL. Three siblings, Nancy Branson of Fenton, MO, Fran Ingram of Melbourn, FL and Mike Etherton of Steeleville, IL. Eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012 and after 7:30am Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.
A funeral for 82 year old Velma Smith of Chester, IL will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Dr. Mike Fogerson officiating.
Burial will be in the Paradise Cemetery just outside of Bremen, IL.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.