Laura Smith

December 23, 1920 — October 18, 2016

Laura Smith

Bloomington - Laura C. Smith, 95, of Bloomington passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington with Rev. Bryan Brotherton and Pastor Edward Scearce officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the memorial home.

Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the Mission Fund at Grace Church in Normal or Huntington's Disease Society of America.

Laura was born on December 23, 1920 in Danvers, Illinois, a daughter to Samuel and Lizzie Jones Waller. She married Maynard Smith on May 16, 1938 in Bloomington, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 23, 1996.

Surviving are her children, Richard (Carolyn) Smith of Bloomington, Sandra (Bud) Jenkins of Normal and Cora Wahmann of Bloomington; and son in-law, Charles Stewart of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Marilyn Stewart; granddaughter, Tonya Stewart; 6 brothers and 3 sisters.

Laura and Maynard were life-long farmers in McLean County, having farmed in the Normal, Lexington, Ellsworth and Arrowsmith Communities.

Laura was gifted and blessed with many talents, among them were quilting, upholstery, cake decorating, catering, needlework and painting. Her generosity leaves behind many memorable treasures for family and friends.

She was a member of Grace Church in Normal for over 27 years and University of Illinois Extension Service of McLean County.


OCT 23. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

OCT 24. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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