The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


November 28, 2012

Carol D. Smail

COVINGTON, Ind. — Carol D. Smail, 88, died at 3:50 a.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at The Waters of Covington following an extended illness.

She was born April 22, 1924, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of John M. and Bertha E. (Rodgers) Dennis.

Carol graduated from Covington High School in 1941. She was employed at GE in Danville over 30 years, retiring in 1983.

A talented musician, Carol organized and directed Benson Chapel choir, played the organ and piano for 20-plus years. She enjoyed working with children in Bible school. She spent the winters in Florida for 20 years, was active in the church there and sang in a gospel quartet with her husband for 10 years. Carol was a member of Covington United Methodist Church and a former member of Benson Chapel.

She was a generous, loving person and dearly loved her children and grandchildren. She was an avid supporter of their activities, especially music and sports.

After retirement in 1983, Carol and Bill traveled extensively to many foreign countries and most of the United States.

Carol married William L. Smail on Jan. 16, 1943, at Covington.

He survives along with two sons, Dennis W. (Joyce) Smail of Lexington, Ky., and Jan (Priscilla) Smail of Covington; a grandson, Christopher (Angela) Smail; a granddaughter, Catherine (Will) Richards; two great-grandsons, Luke and Roman Smail; a niece, Diane Gates; a brother-in-law, Eugene (Virginia) Smail; and sisters-in-law, Constance Coffman and Anita Kronst.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 30, at Shelby Funeral Home in Covington with Vincent Grogg officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. EST Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family:


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