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Dawn Elaine Smith of Heyworth

Dawn Elaine Smith, 51, Heyworth, passed away at 3 a.m. Monday (Oct. 28, 2013) at her residence.

Dawn is the daughter of Sam and Martha McKee of Decatur; wife of Rodney Smith; mother of Megan and Austin; sister of Steve McKee and Sheryl DeBarr; sister-in-law to Sue and Joe; friend and co-worker to so many who will miss her.

In high school, Dawn went to the state finals in tennis, played the violin, played piano and was on the winning bowling team. She also played softball as a pitcher and second baseman. She was very competitive and was good at everything she tried, including golf.

Dawn was also a team player off the field. She started work early as a secretary in Decatur while she went to Richland Community College. Dawn worked at the Clinton Power Plant as an administrative secretary, but quickly moved into IT. She transferred to Decatur where she continued her IT career. She was very proud of her certifications that she voluntarily did to stay on the cutting edge of technology. She later joined the Health Alliance team in Urbana as a HIPAA security officer.

Dawn was actively involved in Eastview Christian Church in Normal, and drew much of her strength from her involvement there. She especially enjoyed volunteering at Cafe 19.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Jason Sniff officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, 407 E. Vernon Ave., Normal, IL 61761.