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Sunday January 19th, 2020
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Catherine P. Smith

Catherine P. Smith, 93 of Streator passed away Wednesday (January 15, 2020) at Heritage Health in Streator.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 2– 5PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. 

A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Cremation rites will follow the services.  Private burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park at a later date.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.                                                                

Catherine was born on April 15, 1926 in Blackstone to Ira G. and Mary (Wiesbrock) Ritchie.                                                                 

Catherine married Virgil Smith on June 11, 1944.  He passed away September 26, 1972.

Surviving are children, Joyce Wells of Mannford, OK, Duane ”Butch” (Marjey) Smith of Streator, Janet (Richard) Dodge of Streator, Larry (Dixie) Smith of Lost Creek, West VA, Kenneth (Pam) Smith of Streator,  Dave (Wendy) Smith of Streator, Mary (Tom) Reel of Streator, Tom (Teresa) Smith of St. Joseph, IL,  Ann Fitzgerald of Normal, Julie (Daniel) Vial of Blackstone and Joe (Melissa)  Smith of Streator, son in law, Mike Pelton of Springfield, 29 grandchildren,9 step-grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren,17 step-great grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Rita Pelton and son, Ron Smith, sons-in-law, Jim Wells and Mike Fitzgerald, granddaughter Sheila Wells, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 7 sisters.

Catherine attended Sunbury grade school.  She was a member of the Streator VFW Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Church Altar and Rosary Society and she also taught CCD for 11 years at St. Mary's Church.

Her favorite thing to do was to play Euchre, send greeting cards to everyone and also loved making comfort pillows.  Her goal was to put a smile on someone’s face every day.

Catherine dedicated her life to her husband, children and grandchildren and was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Health Activity Department, St. Michael the Archangel School or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Smith

Scotty Schultheis Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences, when we moved to Streator, your family was such a blessing. Gods speed.

Al Ross Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

Working with this beautiful woman brought several smiles to my face.The laughs we shared and smiles she gave would melt anyones heartShe will foever be in my heart and deeply missed.Im deeply sincerely so sorry !

Erika Holland Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Smith

Michael Foltin Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

Sweet sweet woman. Always had a smile on her face

Marsha Carrillo RN Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Smith

Fritz Gaefcke Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. She was such a wonderful, delight person! May your memories bring you comfort and knowledge that she gave her life to the Lord. She truly was an inspiration to many! May she Rest In Peace.

Merlene and Marty Hawley Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Smith

Gina Kmetz-Pfalzgraf Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Smith

Craig Breese Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

Troy, Angie, and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. May God's love and peace be of comfort to you in the days ahead.

Greg and Barb Lentman Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

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