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Betty Lou Smith Dean
Betty Lou (Brandon) Smith Dean, 78 of Taylorville, IL passed away at 12:40 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born March 13, 1937 in Kincaid, IL. She was daughter of Carl and Essie (Foster) Brandon and Luada (Flemming) Brandon. She married Charles Edward Smith and he preceded her in death in 2002.
She is survived by her sons, Benjamin A. (Wendi) Smith of Taylorville, IL and Timothy E. (Debbie) Smith of Clermont, FL; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, sisters, Carlene (Tom) Fenicle of Taylorville, IL, Nancy (John) Saunders of Oconee, IL, Carlotta Brandon of Taylorville, IL; sisters-in-laws, Kathy Brandon of Kincaid, IL and Gina Brandon of Phoenix, AZ and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Jack Dennis Smith; brothers, Carl Brandon, Jr., Frank Flemming, Dan Brandon and John Brandon; sisters, Nora Crain and Rose Reber.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Sharpsburg, IL. Visitation will be from 12: 00 p.m. (noon) until the time of services at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.
Betty was one that never complained, she never met a stranger and most of all loved all of her family. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Benji and Tim
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Betty was a very special person and will be greatly missed.
Prayers and Hugs
Gary and Laura Rhoades
Laura Rhoades Jun 30 2015 12:00 AM
Tim and Ben,
Condolences to you and the rest of the family. Betty was such a sweet, wonderful lady and will be missed.
I have wonderful memories of when Uncle Bob and I would visit; you were just little boys at the time. I remember how we would all get together and Uncle Bob and Uncle Garry would play the piano and Betty and Carlene would sing with them. Betty had a beautiful voice. A favorite they sang was "How Great Thou Art".
So many wonderful memories of a lovely lady and friend. May she rest in peace.
Hugs and prayers to you and the family.
Sharon Anthony Jun 30 2015 12:00 AM