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Mary Helen Smith

February 17, 1960 — September 1, 2020


Mary Helen Smith, 60, of Monmouth, IL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept 1, 2020 at 5:47pm with her family by her side.

Mary was born February 17, 1960 to Helen Marie Franklin and Lawrence Emmit Roselle Hanley in Monmouth, IL.

Mary is survived by her sons, David A. (Annamarie) Smith, Jamie L. (Dawn) Smith, and Geoff (Mike) Madeiros; her grandchildren: Adam J. Smith, Zachary M. Smith, Nathan C. Smith, & Andrew J. Smith;  her siblings: Molly Marshall, Frank Sprague Jr., Michael Sprague, Mitchell Sprague, Joseph Sprague, & Letha Hanley; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers David, Franklin, & Jimmy; boyfriend, Carmine Merullo, and her dog, Shamus.

Mary loved to sing and encouraged everyone to sing with her during her years of karaoke nights. Her favorite place in the world was the Florida coast and would spend many days and nights meditating on the beach with Shamus and fishing.

Mary requested no funeral service be held. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private family interment of cremains will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life party with family and friends in Spring 2021, as to avoid large crowds during COVID-19 of 2020.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mary H Smith Memorial fund @ American Lung Association -  McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL, is in charge of the arrangements.

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