Mary Kathyrn Smith-Sherry

HEBRON – Mary Kathryn Smith-Sherry, 89, of Hebron, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock.
Mary Kathryn was born in Albion on Feb. 17, 1923, a daughter of the late Ben and Mary (Snowdal) Horton.
She was a graduate of Albion High School.
She was married to Richard C. Smith on Nov. 22, 1947, in Dubuque, Iowa, He died May 24, 1979. She then married Ellsworth "Ray" Sherry on Dec. 3, 1999, in Hebron. He died May 23, 2001.
She was a machine operator at Filtertek in Hebron for more than 15 years. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church in Hebron. She was a member of the Women of the Moose. She loved travel, knitting, sewing, gardening and flowers.
Mary Kathryn is survived by a daughter, Connie (Ed) Gullickson of Harvard; four sons, Richard (Rebecca) Smith of Hebron, Steven Smith of Zion, Dennis (Donna) Smith of Woodstock and Jeffrey Smith of Hebron; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ben Horton of Harvard: a sister-in-law, Mary Horton; and two brothers-in-law, Leo Tibbitts and Charles "Sam" (Marie) Smith.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Gary, David and Gregory; two sisters, Minnie Tibbitts and Helen DeMarco-Brockman; and three brothers, Donald Hortin, Jack Horton and Gilbert Taylor.
The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 9625 Main St., Hebron. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Hebron United Methodist Church, 9811 Main St., Hebron. The Rev. Soon Sun Lee will officiate.
Interment will be in Linn-Hebron Cemetery in Hebron.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, 9811 Main St., Hebron, IL 60034.
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Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 22, 2013