Mary Elizabeth (Faust) Smith, 83, of Assumption, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at home to be reunited with her husband and son.   


Mary was born on November 29, 1938, in Chicago, one of 12 children born to Kenneth and Marion (Rosenquist) Faust.  She married the love of her life, Howard Smith, on June 1, 1957, and they were blessed with 45 years of marriage before his passing on November 25, 2002 and five children:  Charles, Kenneth, Richard, Debra and Douglas.  Mary adored her family and enjoyed spending time with them.  She loved cardinals, anything that had a cardinal on it and playing bingo.  Her favorite time of the year was Christmas as she loved decorating her house and taking rides to look at all the lights.  Mary was a loving mother, grandma, GG, sister, aunt and friend to many and will be dearly missed by all that knew her.  


She leaves behind her children:  Charles (Crystal) Smith of Robertsdale, AL, Kenneth (Kandy) Smith of Assumption, Richard Smith of Assumption and Debra (Michael) Barnes of Cowden; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters:  Pat (Harry) Boudreau of Florida, Bunny (Jack) Gillmore of West Plains, MO, Judy (Harold) Spitzer of Urbana, MO, Lynne (Jerry) Dethrow of St. Anne, Lin Taetz of Arizona, Ellen (Bobby) Pearce of Venice, FL, Nick Faust of New City, NY, Chip (Donna) Faust of New Jersey; half-brother, James (Camille) Faust of Chicago; half-sister, Barbara of Bloomington, WI and sister-in-law, Barbara Faust of Joliet.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Marion Faust; husband, Howard Smith; son, Douglas Smith who passed in May 1979; sister, Barbara (Pedro) Palmer; brothers:  Chuck (Mary) Faust, Kenneth Faust and infant brother, Nicklas; half-brothers:  Raymond Faust and Donald Faust.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will take place in Pleasant View Cemetery in Assumption.  Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and mailed to 302 W. Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family.  


Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Mary’s honor at

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