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Reba Dean Smith

September 30, 1925 November 6, 2019
Reba Dean Smith
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Obituary for Reba Dean Smith

Reba Dean Smith, 94, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur.

Reba was born September 30, 1925 in Mason, Illinois, the daughter of Wiley Clay and Ethel Emma (Settles) Cornwell. She was a devoted homemaker and member of the Van Buren Church of God where she taught Sunday school, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Calvary Southern Baptist, and the Second Church of God. Reba volunteered at Decatur Memorial and St. Mary’s Hospitals. She married Marion “Dale” Smith on October 20, 1943. He preceded her in death on October 22, 2008.

Reba is survived by her son Allen (Brenda) Smith, grandson David (Samantha) Smith, great-grandchildren Joel (Carmen), Shelby, and Kailey (Bryson), great-great-grandson Samuel all of Decatur, nephew Gary (Judy) Guysinger of Palmer, Texas, and special friend Vergie Hood of Decatur.

Reba was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Olga “Valgene” Horath and Hazel Wilson, brothers Todd Cornwell and Charles Cornwell, sons David Dean Smith, Charles Eugene “Chuck” Smith, and Terry Lee Smith, and daughter-in-law Marilyn Smith.

The family wishes to thank Imboden Creek Living Center for all of their care of Reba since February of 2016.

Services to celebrate Reba’s life will be 2 PM Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel in Decatur. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel, 4020 N. Water St. Decatur, view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.dawson-wikoff.com.


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Visitation

Monday

11

Nov

1:00 PM 11/11/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/11/2019 2:00:00 PM
Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home

4020 N Water Street Decatur, Illinois 62526

Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home
4020 N Water Street Decatur, Illinois 62526

celebration of life

Monday

11

Nov

2:00 PM 11/11/2019 2:00:00 PM
Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home

4020 N Water Street Decatur, Illinois 62526

Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home
4020 N Water Street Decatur, Illinois 62526

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Gilead Cemetery Final Resting Place

593 Mt. Gilead Road
Decatur, IL 62521

593 Mt. Gilead Road Decatur 62521 IL
United States
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