Esther L (Kennedy) Smith

September 19, 1924 ~ March 12, 2018 (age 93)

ESTHER L. SMITH, 93, of Benton passed away Monday morning, March 12, 2018 at Helia HealthCare in Benton.

She was born in Granville, IL on Sept. 19, 1924, the daughter of Charles Everett & Iva (Greathouse) Kennedy.

She married Sessel W. Smith on April 29, 1946, and he died on June 22, 1988.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her:

3 Children:  William J. Smith of Benton

                       Mary Ann Bretzman of Christopher

                         Phyllis Davis of Thompsonville

10 Grandchildren

15 GreatGrandchildren

10 GreatGreatGrandchildren

1 Sister: Ethel DeMask of FL

2 Brothers: Charles Kennedy of AK

                      Stanley Stankus of AR

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 1 Granddaughter, 3 Brothers & 1 Sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on THURSDAY, March 15th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.  Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.  Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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