Dewitt Obits

Pat Smith of Kenney

Pat Smith, 75, of Kenney, IL, formerly of Taylorville, IL, went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton, IL.


Patsy Jo Marshall was born September 27, 1938 in Mechanicsburg, IL, the daughter of Glenn and Margurite Marshall. She graduated from Tri-City High School in 1956. On December 15, 1956, Pat married Aubrey E. Smith in Mechanicsburg. To this union were born Tammela Jean, Mark Vernon, Angela Lynn, Shelia Jo, and Aubrey Douglas. Pat and her family lived in Taylorville for fifty years before moving to Kenney in 2010.


Pat is survived by her husband, Aubrey; children: Tammy Marsh and husband Scott of Kenney; Mark; Angie Simmons and husband Bill of Taylorville; Shelia of Moweaqua; and Doug of Taylorville; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, and her beloved cat of nearly nineteen years, Momma. She is also survived by two sisters, Judy Beecraft of Colorado and Beverly Burttle of Arizona, and sisters-in-law Sharon Mendoza and Mary Ann Smith of Girard, IL, and several nieces and nephews.


Pat worked for many years as a certified nurse’s aide in Taylorville and a homemaker. She was an avid bowler, loved playing Yahtzee and doing word search puzzles. She was very devoted to her family. Pat was a baptized member of Texas Christian Church in Clinton, IL where her son-in-law is the minister.


The family wishes to thank the wonderful people at Dr. Kureishy’s office in Clinton, Cancer Care Center in Decatur, and Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites. Memorials may be directed to Texas Christian Church, Clinton, IL.