Barbara Jean Smith, 66, of Springfield died at 6:26 pm Friday, August 31, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on December 28, 1945 to Virgil and Helen Koehler Booker, Sr. She married Pearl M. Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Carl Smith on October 10, 2010.
Surviving are her husband, Pearl; a daughter, Becky (Camden) Rokita of Springfield; four grandchildren, Braden, Callie, Brant and Leslie; three sisters, Sandra (Rick) Gordon, Judy (Paul) Harris and Theresa Booker, all of Springfield; three brothers, Larry (Karen) Booker of Riverton, Virgil (Connie) Booker, Jr. of Whitehall and Ralph (Debbie) Booker of Virden, IL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She owned and operated a day care.
Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.