Mary Irene Smith, 91, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:40 P.M. August 4, 2019 at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928 in Jefferson County, Illinois to Henry Roston and Lillie Mae (King) Minor.
Mary is survived by her children, Stanley Smith and wife, Sandy, and Monica Young and husband, Mike; two grandchildren, Collin Michael Young, and Stacy Nocerino and husband, Philip; two step grandchildren, Lindsey Strobel and Chris Sutherland; several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and one sister, Maxine Donoho of Salem, Illinois.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and seven day old son, Terry Lee Smith, and siblings, Lillie, Merlene, Oleta, Mildred, Gretta, Edna, Clara, Raymond, and Clifford.
Mary retired from NAPA D.C. in 1993 after seventeen years as a computer operator and bookkeeper. She was Co-owner of Divide Grocery Store. Mary also worked at Mount Vernon Shoe Company, Rose’s Picture Studio in Mount Vernon and at the County Clerks Office. Mary loved her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She loved cooking, crocheting, needlework, education and was an avid book reader. Mary was a true believer in God and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 9, 2019 at Harmony Cemetery in Harmony, Illinois with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made to Harmony Cemetery.