The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 15, 2013

Patricia A. Smith

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Patricia A. Smith, 65, of Danville, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.

She was born Sept. 6, 1947, in Danville to John F. Krise and Dorothy Nimrick.

She married Larry French, with whom she had two daughters. She later married Vearl Smith, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Kelly (Rob) Meeker of Brookston, Ind.; two sisters, Connie (Calvin) Sanders and Donna (David) Kent; a brother, Chuckie Hamilton; special friends, Cathy French and Wanda West; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her husband, Vearl, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Heather French; a sister; and a brother.

Patricia enjoyed playing bingo and especially liked to spend time with friends and family.

A service to celebrate the life of Patricia Smith will begin at at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Drew Mentzer will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Friday, also at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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