Irene I. (Cooley) Smith (1919 - 2014)


Irene I. Smith, 95, of Vandalia, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Springfield.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Loren File officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Smith was born on Feb. 13, 1919, in Otego Township, Fayette County, the daughter of Perl and Libbie Amelia Mertz Cooley. She married Arthur Wilson "Buss" Smith on March 1, 1952, in Vandalia; he died on July 31, 2005.

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Published in The Leader-Union from July 28 to Aug. 6, 2014