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Sylvia Smith

May 3, 1932 — February 18, 2018

Sylvia Irene Smith, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation tires will be accorded.  Inurnment will be at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Marietta, at a later date.
Sylvia was born on May 3, 1932, in Galesburg, a daughter of Logan and Jessie (Hoots) Longcor. She married Benjamin F. Smith, Jr., on November 29, 1952, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2003, in Peoria. Her parents, four sisters, and four brothers preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children: Susie (Ed) Hebert of Washington, Benjamin (Patty) Smith, III of Belle, MO, Kenneth (Dawn) Danz of Canton, Carol Hafele of Elmwood, Gladys (Steve) Pericak of East Peoria, Lori (Chris) Croxton of Bartonville, Timothy (Brenda) Smith of Bartonville; sisters, Edith Mitchell Mendota and Eva (Merle) Brown of Rockford; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Sylvia enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, yard work and reading mysteries. Her favorite country music artist was Jan LaCrosse.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
A special thank you goes out to her hospice nurse, Anne, for her wonderful care and treatment of mom.
Memorial contributions may be made in Sylvia’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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