Etoile Vineyard Smitke passed away at Hilton Head Hospital in South Carolina on November 26, 2013.
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Etoile was born in West Frankfort, Illinois to Edd and Jewell Vineyard on September 21, 1921. She was a Legal Secretary at Western Electric division of AT&T, and retired after 35 years of service in 1982.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Raymond Smitke, Sr.; her parents; brothers, Jean Vineyard, Dr. Clyde Dale Vineyard; infant niece Sheila Vineyard.
She is survived by her brothers, Houston Vineyard of Fairview Heights, Il; Frank Julian Vineyard of Geyserville, CA; Richard Vineyard of Union Grove, WI; and sister, Carmen MacGregor of Bluffton, SC.
She is also survived by her step children, Raymond Smitke, Jr of Portland, OR; Carol Kraker of Bayville, NJ; and Susan Schmid of Santa Barbara, CA.
Surviving nieces and nephews are Susan Vineyard, Terry Vineyard, Mark Vineyard, Steven Vineyard, George Vineyard, William Vineyard, Harold Vineyard, Alan Vineyard, Michael Vineyard, Jeffrey Vineyard, Rodney Vineyard, Dr. Carl Henley, Richard Henley, Gary Henley, Michelle McCrae, Kelly DeMillo, and Jill Carnick.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois at 4 p.m. with Fr. Richard Mohr officiating. Burial will be in the Boner Cemetery – West Frankfort, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.
Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896
Published in Daily American News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2014