Jean F. Smith, 80, of Taylorville, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 3:48am in Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born November 23, 1931 in Taylorville, the daughter of William and Nellie (Patterson) Vidmar. She married Cloyce L. “Turk” Smith on February 18, 1948. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2005. She was a production employee for GE and was a retired homemaker. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by sons: Randy (Theresa) Smith of Anaheim, CA, Larry Smith of Mesa, AZ and Robert Smith of Wittier, CA; daughter: Judith L. Sims of Taylorville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers: Bill (Irene) Vidmar and John (Judy) Vidmar both of Taylorville and Don (Sidney) Vidmar of Rochester; sister: Wanda Blount of Taylorville; and several nieces nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: Parents, husband, son: Richard Smith, daughter-in-law: Shelby Smith and brother-in-law: Merlin Smith and grandson: Ricky Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 10am, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 5pm-8pmTuesday, April 10, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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