The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 22, 2013

Norma Sue 'Susie' Smith


DANVILLE — Norma Sue “Susie” Smith, 75, of Danville, passed away peacefully at 12:10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, with family by her side.

Sue, or “Susie” as she was affectionately known, was born on Aug. 13, 1937, in Bloomington, Ind., to Don Elmo and Helen Gertrud (Brown) Brosman.

She married Kenneth “Kenny” W. Smith Sr. on March 21, 1981, in Danville. He preceded her in death Jan. 23, 2007.

She is survived by four daughters, Betty (Jerry) Catt of Marshall, Patricia Johnson of Westville, Linda (Richard) Hanners of Sulphur Springs, Ark., and Vickie Hyatt of Robinson; two sons, Clyde Lee (Stacey) Hyatt, Danville, and Terry Joe Hyatt, Rushville; one stepdaughter, Diana Madina, St. Juliet, Tenn.; two stepsons, Kenny Wayne Smith Jr., Vieanna, and Robert (Pete) Smith, Champaign; one brother, Don (Bertha) Brosman, Danville; a sister-in-law, Margaret A. Brown, Danville; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Edward E. Hyatt; a brother, Louis (Pete) Brown; and three sisters, Joyce A. Hickman, Helda Taylor and Eva Brosman.

She was employed by General Electric until it closed, then Sun Bridge as a certified nursing assistant until retiring.

Per her wishes, Norma will be cremated at Sunset Cremation Center with no services. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left at

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