Betty Lou (Brandon) Smith Dean, 78 of Taylorville, IL passed away at 12:40 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born March 13, 1937 in Kincaid, IL. She was daughter of Carl and Essie (Foster) Brandon and Luada (Flemming) Brandon. She married Charles Edward Smith and he preceded her in death in 2002.

She is survived by her sons, Benjamin A. (Wendi) Smith of Taylorville, IL and Timothy E. (Debbie) Smith of Clermont, FL; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, sisters, Carlene (Tom) Fenicle of Taylorville, IL, Nancy (John) Saunders of Oconee, IL, Carlotta Brandon of Taylorville, IL; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Brandon of Kincaid, IL and   Gina Brandon of Phoenix, AZ and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Jack Dennis Smith; brothers, Carl Brandon, Jr., Frank Flemming, Dan Brandon and John Brandon; sisters, Nora Crain and Rose Reber.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Sharpsburg, IL. Visitation will be from 12: 00 p.m. (noon) until the time of services. on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.

Betty was one that never complained, she never met a stranger and most of all loved all of her family. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas  66675.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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