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Donna J. Smith

June 14, 1959 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 62)


DONNA J. SMITH, 62, of West Frankfort passed away Friday morning, March 25, 2022 at her home.

She was born in Benton, IL on June 14, 1959, the daughter of Zack & Beulah (Shadowen) Smith.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Firefighters, the Eagles, and was the President of SIGS (Southern Illinois Ghosthunter Society).  She worked for area nursing homes for many years as a cook.

Donna is survived by her:

Husband: H. David Smith

2 Sons: Sean Smith & fiancée Tina Smith

               Jim Smith

1 Daughter: Monica Staley

Step-Daughter: Jennifer Bell & husband Tony

6 Grandkids: Briana Settle & husband Aaron, Zachery Smith & wife Breanna, Erica & Kendra Staley, Courtney & (Potato), Xander Smith

2 Great-Grandchildren: AJ Settle & Kynzlee Smith

3 Sisters: Billie Jo Weir

                  Cheryl Ann & Earl Pate

                  Charlene Stricklin

2 Brothers: Zack Smith

                   Jon Reed & wife Michelle

And several nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her Father-Zack Smith, by her Stepfather & Mother-Deon & Beulah Reed and Sister-Sally Lynn Smith Hamilton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. TUESDAY, March 29th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Marty Shadowen officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.  Visitation will be after 12 Noon on Tuesday at the funeral home.

For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com

To send flowers to Donna's family, please visit our floral store.


March 29, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
March 29, 2022

2:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Final Resting Place

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

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