Wendell Smith passed away peacefully in his
home surrounded by his family in Benton, MO.
on Monday, February 19, 2007. He was
born on January 27, 1940 to Charles Newell and
Freda Irene Smith.
a longtime resident of Karbers Ridge, IL. and
worked as a fluorspar miner in Hardin County
for 28 years. He was a member of the
Unity Baptist Church in Benton, MO.
survived by his wife, Frances Januska Smith;
four children, Michael Smith of Metropolis,
IL., Brian Smith and Susan Smith of
Harrisburg, IL., Kathy and Trent Agin of
Benton, MO., and Erick Smith of Benton, MO.;
14 grandchildren; three brothers, Fred Weldon
Smith, Loy Oren Smith, and Donald Edward
Smith, all of Hardin County.
preceded in death by both parents; a brother,
Charles Vernon Smith; and a nephew, Vernon
will be a Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare from 6
to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 22. Funeral
services will be held at the Unity Baptist
Church in Benton, MO. on Friday, February 12,
11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Lowe
officiating. Burial will be in the
Hardin County Independent