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Norma Jean Smith

1/4/1926 - 12/16/2019

PEKIN ~ Norma Jean Smith, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 2:47 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2019 at Aperion Care Morton Villa.

Born January 4, 1926 in Mulberry Grove Township, Illinois to Ira and Bernice (Wright) Reavis, she married Charles Hugh “Skip” Smith on October 8, 1955 in Pekin.  He died June 19, 2013 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jerry DeWitt Stoneburner, Sr. on September 16, 2015 in Peoria; one daughter, Carolyn J. Green on March 27, 2015 in Pekin and one great-granddaughter.

Surviving are six grandchildren, Darren (Jennifer) Huskisson, Kelli (Brian) Hedrick, Jerry (Tracy) Stoneburner, Jr., Scott Stoneburner, Stacy (Dave) Anderson and Marty Green; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Ray (Marilyn) Reavis of Bartonville.

She was a homemaker

She was a seamstress, enjoyed making jewelry and painting.

Her graveside funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2019 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.  The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, Illinois  61554.

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