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Frances Smith

April 20, 1931 — October 19, 2016

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Frances Marie Smith, 85, of Rushville, passed away at 12:35 PM, Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at her home.

She was born on April 20, 1931, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Glen R. and Helen Marie (Vaughn) Smith.  She first married Morris W. Milby on February 19, 1950, at the First Baptist Church of Littleton.  He preceded her in death on June 1, 1984.  She later married Floyd Smith on June 27, 1987, at the First Baptist Church of Littleton.  He preceded her in death on September 22, 2001.

Surviving are two children Phyllis Swearingen and husband Jack of Littleton and Morris LeRoy Milby of Macomb, daughter-in-law Debbie Milby of Industry, 6 grandchildren, Matthew Milby and wife Susan, Doug Milby and wife Mary, Chris Milby and wife Caitlin, Amanda Long and husband Brian, Sarah Baker and husband Zach and Rachel Swearingen, 8 great grandchildren, one brother Russell R. Smith of Browning, one sister Rosalee Morgan of Canton and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Lewis Milby, and two brothers Carl LeRoy Smith and Glen Smith, Jr.

Frances was a homemaker and provided cleaning services to the Burton family and Moreland & Devitt Drug Store.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Littleton since 1950.  She was also a member of the Rushville Lions and Gideon’s.  She enjoyed ceramics and quilting.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Sam Stringer officiating.  Interment will follow in the Littleton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Littleton Missionary Fund.


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Baptist Church of Littleton Missionary Fund



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