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Dorothy J. Smith

d. December 21, 2015


Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating: Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist.
Interment: Kilby Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ryan Morris, Dustin Smith, Harrison Flanagan, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Larry Flanagan and Isaac Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Tyler Robinson, Andrew Morris and Gavin Smith.

Dorothy Jewell Christina (Miller) Smith passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born in New Florence and lived there until age 13. At that time Dorothy's family moved to the Vandalia area where she attended area schools and church. After her marriage to Walter, Dorothy worked at the Ely Walker and then the Bobbi Brooks Garment factories. She was known as a "floor lady" on the seamstress floor as a supervisor for many years until her retirement in 1983. Dorothy enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, reading and in her younger years, camping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: December 15, 1920 in New Florence, Missouri the daughter of Samuel Edgar and Emma Louise (Grebe) Miller.

Married: Walter Clark Smith on June 26, 1937 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three sons: Earl Wayne and wife, Martha A. Smith of Bowling Green; Larry G. Smith and Teresa Day of Mexico; Terry E. Smith of Vandalia; four grandchildren: Deanna and Blake Gillett of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Tiffany and Larry Flanagan of Prairie Village, Kansas; Angela D. and Ryan Morris of Vandalia; Dustin L. and Marie Smith of Vandalia; seven great-grandchildren: Sophia Flanagan, Tyler Robinson, Isaac Smith, Andrew Morris, Harrison Flanagan, Gavin Smith and Noah Smith; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Walter; one brother, Paul Miller; two sisters: Violet Watts and Margaret Brandenburg.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Lung Association

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