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Smith, Joan
Joan C. Smith, 71, Sterling, Ill., formerly of Galesburg and Homewood, Ill., died at 4:24 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

She was born August 21, 1939 in Moline, Ill., the daughter of Clifford and Bess McCracken Conner. She married Dale A. Smith on July 21, 1963 in Galesburg.

She is survived by her husband, Dale, a son, Brian Conner (and Kimberly) Smith of Shorewood, Ill., a grandson, Brady Allen Smith, and a sister, Connie Nelson of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Joan was a homemaker. While living in Homewood, she was business manager of the Homewood/Flossmoor Credit Union. She was raised in Galesburg and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1957. She graduated from Monmouth College in 1961. Joan and Dale lived in Homewood for over 40 years before moving to Sterling in 1999.

Joan was of the Presbyterian faith. She enjoyed antiques and collectibles.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Lee Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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