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Paula Yvonne Smith


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Paula Yvonne Smith

Born: September 28, 1934; in Cairo, IL

Died: August 6, 2018; in DeKalb, IL

Paula Yvonne Smith, 83, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Monday, August 6, 2018, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

She was born September 28, 1934, in Cairo, Illinois, the daughter of Herbert and Helen (Carter) Cotilla. Paula married Roger G. Smith on June 13, 1953, in Sycamore. Paula moved to DeKalb in 6th grade and was a graduate of DeKalb High School Class of 1953. She was employed by Northern Illinois University for over 30 years; and was a member of the Eastern Star. Paula was a great cook and loved singing, music, gardening and flowers, traveling, and watching the Bears and Blackhawks. She enjoyed her summers at her Washington Island summer home.

She is survived by her children, Terry (Laura) Smith, Lisa (Bradley) Sanderson, Patrick (Elaine) Smith; grandchildren, Jill (Fareed) Sanderson, Jenny (Andrew) Clark, Jeremy Smith, Cora (Jed) Stone, Demi Smith; great-grandchildren, Charles Sanderson-Haque, Erra Sanderson-Haque, Mason Clark, Brody Clark; and sister, Sandy Holder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger in 2011; her parents; siblings, Ronald and Ralph Carter, Judith Gentry Dalton; and her step-father, Loren McDaniel.

Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. Dr. Janet Hunt of the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at the Kingston Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services, Tuesday, August 21, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Paula Y. Smith Memorial Fund, addressed to the Smith Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, call 815-756-1022 or visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Aug. 11, 2018
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