Marilyn Jean Smith, 77, of Tilden, IL formerly of Taylorville died at 10:30 am Sunday, April 6 at her residence. She was born October 2, 1936 in Taylorville the daughter of Jacob William and Georgia Edith Reber Emerson. On May 29, 1954 she married Victor Lee Smith in Taylorville. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville and had been a cook at Head Start in Tilden.
Surviving are her husband, Victor of Tilden; Sons: James V. Smith of Taylorville and David L. Smith and wife Frances of Tilden. 3 Daughters: Mary Margaret Mize and husband Harley of Virginia, Michelle Schmidt of Peoria, and Gail Thome and husband Tom of Arvada, CO. There are 14 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren; Brother: Tim Ray Emerson of Taylorville; Sisters: Georgia Elam of Taylorville and Betty Summers of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 Brothers and 6 Sisters.
Private Family services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 10, at McClure Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.
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