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Sylvia Smith
Born in Illinois
85 years
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     Sylvia Irene Smith, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
     Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation tires will be accorded.  Inurnment will be at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Marietta, at a later date.
     Sylvia was born on May 3, 1932, in Galesburg, a daughter of Logan and Jessie (Hoots) Longcor. She married Benjamin F. Smith, Jr., on November 29, 1952, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2003, in Peoria. Her parents, four sisters, and four brothers preceded her in death.  
     She is survived by her children: Susie (Ed) Hebert of Washington, Benjamin (Patty) Smith, III of Belle, MO, Kenneth (Dawn) Danz of Canton, Carol Hafele of Elmwood, Gladys (Steve) Pericak of East Peoria, Lori (Chris) Croxton of Bartonville, Timothy (Brenda) Smith of Bartonville; sisters, Edith Mitchell Mendota and Eva (Merle) Brown of Rockford; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
     Sylvia enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, yard work and reading mysteries. Her favorite country music artist was Jan LaCrosse.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
     A special thank you goes out to her hospice nurse, Anne, for her wonderful care and treatment of mom.
     Memorial contributions may be made in Sylvia’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Hendrick Polanco My deepest condolences March 1, 2018

My deepest condolences.  May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief...

John 11:32-45

32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; 34 and he said: “Where have YOU laid him?” They said to him: “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus gave way to tears. 36 Therefore the Jews began to say: “See, what affection he used to have for him!” 37 But some of them said: “Was not this [man] that opened the eyes of the blind man able to prevent this one from dying?”

38 Hence Jesus, after groaning again within himself, came to the memorial tomb. It was, in fact, a cave, and a stone was lying against it.39 Jesus said: “TAKE the stone away.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: “Lord, by now he must smell, for it is four days.”40 Jesus said to her: “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Therefore they took the stone away. Now Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 True, I knew that you always hear me; but on account of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that you sent me forth.” 43 And when he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz´a·rus, come on out!” 44The [man] that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Loose him and let him go.”

45 Therefore many of the Jews that had come to Mary and that beheld what he did put faith in him;

Please go to the following link for more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage

C. Bourguet My deepest condolence February 28, 2018
My condolences, as feelings of pain and bitterness become unbearable. It is my desire to convey a comforting thought based on the Holy Scriptures
  John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
This passage speaks of the resurrection of our loved ones. It is not God's plan to see us suffer and die, so He extends the following invitation to us: "Come near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8)
Please go to the following link to obtain more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage and again we are sorry for your loss.
Cheyenne Pautsch & Jennifer F 02/19/18 February 19, 2018
our thoughts and prayers are with the Family to aunt Sylvia we loves her very much she better place with God we meet again someday we love you and miss you aunt Sylvia love Cheyenne Pautsch and Jennifer Frisch <3
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