Wanda Mae Smith

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Wanda Mae Smith, 81, of Pittsfield, died Thursday (July 31, 2014) in Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Pittsfield.

Wanda was born in Milton on April 22, 1933, a daughter of Jesse Hamer and Coy Emiline Doyle Chaplin. She married Milo B. Smith on Sept. 9, 1951, in Pittsfield. He died Feb. 4, 2009.

Wanda attended the Milton Christian Church. She enjoyed making many friends over the years while working at various grocery stores. She enjoyed country music and bluegrass music and loved to go with friends to music concerts. At the age of 17, Wanda won a country music talent show. She collected coins from around the world and liked to fish.

She dearly loved her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda (Don) Bryant of Hardin, Jackie Hinrichs of Hardin, Mike (JoEllen) Smith of Pittsfield, Marty (Nancy Jane) of Pittsfield and Monty (Maria) Smith of Pittsfield; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Klinefelter of Griggsville, Virginia (Dick Hayes) Helm of Donaphan, Mo., Karen (Bruce) Fowler of Pittsfield and Grace (Max) Coppess of Tipton, Iowa; brothers, Billy Joe (Carol) Chaplin of Hannibal, Mo., Lyndel (Dee) Chaplin of Quincy, Jesse (Judy) Chaplin of Quincy and Dan (Peggy) Chaplin of St. Charles, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Terry Smith; a sister, Helen Robinson; and a brother, Hamer Chaplin.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, in the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield. Brother Jerry Edison will conduct. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery near Griggsville.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Bethel Church and Cemetery.

ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

WEBSITE: www.nieburfh.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4, 2014
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