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home : obituaries : obituaries   April 29, 2016

8/26/2014 10:52:00 AM
Dianne Smith

Dianne Smith, 69, of 111 Arlington Ave., Arlington died at 2 p.m. Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Arlington with the Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Arlington.  
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday in the church. Hurst Funeral Home, Ladd, is handling arrangements for her family.
Dianne was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Spring Valley to Francis I. and Mary Jane (Neidetcher) Smith.
She worked at Hobbs in Spring Valley, then as a clerk at Motel 6 in Peru for 20 years and then as a caregiver for Home Health.
She was a 1962 graduate of LaMoille High School. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church and was an avid reader. She was the oldest of seven and even though not a mother herself, she was a mother to all her family.  
Survivors are two sisters, Jo Alyce (Thomas) Hewitt and Tammy (Mark) Manijak, both of Arlington; four brothers, Bruce Smith of Tiskilwa, James (Celie) Smith of LaMoille, Mark (Julie) Smith of Lake Thunderbird and Thomas Smith of Arlington; numerous nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law Tommy Hewitt.
Pallbeaers will be her brothers, Bruce, James, Mark and Thomas Smith and two nephews, Mike Hewitt and Dustin Smith.
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