|Gloria Smith, age 64 of 300 N. Jefferson St., Apt. 308, died Tuesday morning, September 13, 2011 at her home.
She was born on February 23, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Harmie and Anna Mae (Neuman) Seward. She married Roger Lee Smith on August 16, 1990 in Springfield, Ohio. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her father and a grandson, Brady Bennett.
Gloria is survived by her mother, Anna Mae Freeman of Abingdon; her children, Anastasia (and Mark) Waltz of Lansing Michigan, Josette (and Jeff) Kerns of Center, Missouri, Delbert (and Susan) Bennett of Mexico, Missouri and Quentin (and Amy Clark) Bennett of Mexico, Missouri, Terry (and Angela )Smith of Robinson, Gary Smith of Galesburg and Larry Smith; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert (and Linda) Seward of Prairie City and Clifford Seward of Abingdon; four sisters, Mary (and Harold) Wagher of Dahinda, Patricia Jackson of Canton, Janet
Seward of Springtown, Texas and Debra (and Robert) Carter of Prairie City.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Abingdon the past seven years and prior to that had lived in Mexico, Missouri and in Springfield, Ohio. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Abingdon. Her hobbies included writing children stories, ghost hunting, playing slot machines and going to the casinos.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be at 2:00 pm Saturday at Apple Cemetery east of Lewistown.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.