January 12 1918 July 23 2019
Dateline: Bethalto Virginia Smith, age 101, of Bethalto, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Bethalto Care Center with her family by her side. She was born January 12, 1918, in Faith, SD, the daughter of Washington M. and Ida (Roderfeld) Law.She married John H. Smith in Cape Girardeu, MO on January 8, 1938 and he preceded her in death in June of 2000. Virginia was active with the Girl Scouts, both as a leader and at the district level. She was a member of the PTA, as well as the Volunteer Fire Department in Cottage Hills. Virginia enjoyed gardening, sewing, and quilting. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family. She is survived by four children, Cherrill Kimbro of Waggoner, IL, Donna Tarrant of Godfrey, Forrest and Linda Smith of Alton, and Neill Smith and his fiancée, Debria Davitz of Riverton, IL; a sister, Letha Newell of Godfrey; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, John; she is preceded in death by her parents; two sons-in-law, George Kimbro and Donald Tarrant; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Smith; a brother, Curtis Law; a brother-in-law, Ed Newell; a sister-in-law, Helen Law; and a granddaughter, Melanie Raleigh. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Virginia Smith please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Virginia Smith January 12 1918 July 23 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Bethalto, state: Illinois