Carolyn E. (Kreppert) Smith, 85, of Springfield, died at 1:47 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center from natural causes.
Carolyn was born on June 3, 1936, in Springfield, the daughter of Louis Conrad and Minnie Edna (Meisner) Kreppert. She was married to Thomas E. Smith who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Lanphier High School in 1954. She worked for Franklin Life Insurance Company for 33 years and then worked for JC Penney for 15 years. Carolyn enjoyed collecting swans, Tweety Bird memorabilia, and she bowled on numerous leagues sometimes up to seven nights a week.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Fredrick William Kreppert and Louis Conrad Kreppert, Jr.; and her sister, Beryl Ann Kreppert.
Carolyn is survived by her son, Timothy "Tim" Smith; two grandchildren, Nicholas (wife, Stormy) and Steven (wife, Amy); two great-grandchildren, Logan and Adaline Lynnlee; sister-in-law, Nilslee Kreppert; and many nephews, great-nieces, and one great nephew.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Butler Funeral Home – Springfield, 900 S. Sixth St., Springfield. Illinois COVID-19 guidance will be followed, requiring face coverings.
Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Butler Funeral Home - Springfield with The Rev. Mary E. Zupansic officiating. Illinois COVID-19 guidance will be followed, requiring face coverings.
Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 1000 Churchill, Springfield, IL 62702.
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Published by Butler Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center on Oct. 24, 2021.