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4/8/2017 1:03:00 PM
Kathryn L. Smith
April 29, 1949 - April 5, 2017
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Kathryn L. “Kathy” Smith, 67, of Coffeen, Ill. died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:49 p.m. at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. 

Kathy was born on April 29, 1949 in Taylorville, Ill. to parents Clarence W. “Pete” and Virginia Marie (Baldwin) Kirkendoll. Both preceded in her death. 

Kathy was a teacher’s aide and lived in several places throughout her life including Kincaid, St. Louis and Coffeen.

She was a graduate of Kincaid High School in Kincaid, Ill. and also attended Springfield Business College and Lincoln Land Community College, both in Springfield, Ill.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Coffeen, Ill. and active with PAWS Care.  She was a devoted dog lover and a devoted and loving caregiver.

She married Terrence Dale Smith on December 14, 1968 at the First Christian Church, Taylorville Ill. He preceded on March 24, 2008.

She is survived by one son: Terrence Dale Smith, II (wife Lindsey Marie Pilcher) of Ventura, Calif., one daughter: Suzanne Renee Smith of Coffeen, Ill. and her puppy named Tippy, as well as grandpuppies: Piper, Dobby and Stewie.  Also “Meow Ma” to Maggie J., one brother: Norman Kirkendoll of Nokomis, Ill. 

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by two brothers: Kenneth Kirkendoll and Michael Kirkendoll; one sister, Peggy Kirkendoll; and a half sister, Thelma Dale. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home, Coffeen, Ill. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home, Coffeen, Ill. with a Committal service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis MO at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

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