Gladys Loraine Smith


Gladys Loraine Smith, age 97 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, May 05, 2018, at Faith Care Center-FCH in Highland, IL.

She was born December 10, 1920, the daughter of Lawrence F. and Anna M. (nee Gamble) Martin.

On December 25, 1945, she married Raymond S. Smith at Oakland, Maryland. He passed away on April 03, 1993.

She was a member of United Church of Christ of Marine. She was also a member of Women’s Guild of the Church ; former Church Women United of Marine ; attends Evangelical UCC in Highand.

Loraine born Four States, West Virginia and lived in the Morgantown, West Virginia area and other area communities unitl moving on to Marine, IL, in 1945. She and her late husband owned and operated a confectionary store in Marine from 1954 to 1958. Her hobbies were sewing, bingo and traveling. Loraine has been a resident of Highland since September of 1993. For many years, Loraine taught Sunday School at the UCC of Marine.

Survivors include :
Son – Donald R. (Elaine) Smith, Monroe, LA
Son – Gary E. (Significant Other-Diane Rothchild) Smith, Lake Saint Louis, MO
Sister – Mary Grimm, Warren, OH
Grandchild – Douglas (Marcie) Smith, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Janelle (Robert) Engelman, Wentzville, MO
Grandchild – Ben Smith, West Monroe, LA
Former Daughter-in-law – Nancy Koch, Alhambra, IL
Great Grandchild – Devin Smith
Great Grandchild – Brennan Smith
Great Grandchild – Reagan Smith
Great Grandchild – Mason Smith
Great Grandchild – Katelyn Holmes
Great Grandchild – Khallo Holmes
Great Grandchild – Riley Smith

She was preceded in death by :
Mother – Anna Mae Martin, nee Gamble
Father – Lawrence F. Martin
Husband – Raymond S. Smith died 04/03/1993
Brother – Robert Martin
Brother – Harry Martin
Brother – Lawrence Martin
Sister – Marie Welling
Sister – Pauline Martin
Sister – Margaret Martin
Brother – Earl Martin Died 1945
Sister – Lilly Jones Died 1987
Sister – Viola Jones Died 1989
Sister – Eveline Martin Died at age 6 months in 1817

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Rev. Philip H. Kershner officiating.

Interment will be at Marine Cemetery in Marine, IL.

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