LA VON E. SMITH CRETE, IL
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La Von E. Smith, age 81, a resident of Crete, IL and formerly of Frankfort, IN, passed away at home on April 18, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Diann, of Crete, IL; daughter, Neida (Buford) Fuqua of Corinth, MS; granddaughter, Katy of Starkville, MS; son, Neil of Covington, IN; sister, Elsie (late Lee) Halsey of Angola, IN; and three nieces and three nephews. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Purdue University. A military ceremonial inurnment will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Calumet Area or the
. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL. For more information; (708) 672-7600.
Published in The Times on May 10, 2012