Joan Smith, 80, of Springfield died Saturday, August 28, 2010 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born August 3, 1930 in Decatur Illinois to Chester and Violet Greer Long. She married Sherman Smith on September 6, 1958 in Mt. Auburn, IL and he preceded her in death in 2004.
She is survived by one daughter, Dawn (Brian) Brackett of Rochester; one son Mike (Kim) Smith of Athens; three grandsons Brady and Cooper Smith and Harrison Brackett; two nephews and several cousins.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister Jean McCarty and twin siblings, Billy and Betty Long.
Joan retired from Security Bank where she worked as a teller. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and enjoyed baseball, Illini basketball, crocheting, gardening and spending time with her family.
A Graveside service will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery on Friday September 3, 2010, at 11am with Vaughn Beeman officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to SIU Alzheimer’s Research, P.O. Box 19643
Springfield, IL 62794-9643.
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