McHENRY – Marcella "Sal" Smith, 98, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home at McHenry Villa.|
She was born March 5, 1914, in Spring Grove, to William and Elizabeth (May) Engels. On Sept. 25, 1940, she married Charles Smith at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Spring Grove.
A member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Johnsburg, she was active in the Blessed Virgin Sodality.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, making lap robes, playing cards and baking.
Her family was her greatest joy.
Survivors include her three sons, James (Judy) Smith, Dennis (Jessie) Smith and Richard (Susan) Smith; her grandchildren, Erin Smith-DeYoung and Ryan, Chris, Dave, Lauren, Adam, Jordan and Brett Smith; and great-grandchildren, Jason and Caroline DeYoung and Braelyn and Tiana Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Smith on Jan. 28, 1983; and two sisters, Alvina (George) Frett and Geraldine (Joe) Hiller.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until prayers are said at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home, leaving for the funeral Mass celebration at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church, Johnsburg.
Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church cemetery in Johnsburg.
Memorials would be appreciated to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois or to the FISH Food Pantry.
For information, contact Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063 or visit www.colonialmchenry.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 12, 2013