Betty Lou Smith

February 12, 1930 - March 4, 2013
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Betty Lou Smith

Belvidere, IllinoisBetty Lou Smith, 83, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully Monday morning, March 4, 2013 in her room at the Emeritus of Rockford. Betty was born February 12, 1930 in Belvidere, IL the daughter of Irven and Phyllis (Hendricksen) Barr. She married Donald F. Smith on July 14, 1949 in Belvidere. Betty was a practicing LPN for Highland Hospital in Belvidere for over 30 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Belvidere where she was involved in the B.Y.K.O.T.A. guild; she was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Bradenton Beach, FL. Betty was a member of the Belvidere Moose, Flora Grange and the Elks Club in Bradenton, FL. While spending time in Florida, Betty enjoyed ceramics, crafts, knitting, embroidery work and relaxing.Betty is loved and will be missed by her children Linda Mitchell of Roscoe, IL, Kurt (Melissa) of Roscoe, IL, Stuart (JoAnna) of Merrimack, NH; grandchildren Jennifer Haschell of Union Mills, IN, Kimberly (David) Mainwaring of Salem, OR, Justin Smith, Roscoe, Andy Smith of Roscoe, Megan Hitt of Ozarks, MO, Jason Smith of North Conway, NH; great-grandchildren, Madison, Alexa, Hunter, Olivia, Anna Marie, Greyson, Ashton, Samuel, Jackson; niece Judith Anderson and numerous great nieces and nephews. Betty is predeceased by her parents, husband Donald; brother Dick (Marie) Barr; infant sister; grandson Bryan Smith.

Memorials can be directed to a hospice group of your choosing or First United Methodist Church of Belvidere, in Betty’s memory.

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Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013 in First United Methodist Church 610 Bonus Ave., Belvidere, and IL with Rev. James Crone officiating, burial of cremated remains in Belvidere Cemetery.


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Born: February 12, 1930
Died: March 4, 2013

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The Casler family posted on 3/7/13

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family - she will be truly missed.


LT posted on 3/24/13

May you all take comfort that soon all pain,tears and death will be removed by God(Rev 21:3,4)(Isaiah 25:8)


Donald and Cindy Pavlak posted on 3/6/13

Our love support and prayers are with you all. We will miss her very much share memories from in Wisconsin, Florida, and Illinois. We are here for you in anyway...Bless you in this hard time!


Nancy & Brian posted on 3/6/13

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Betty was such a special lady - a real hoot. We will remember laughing with her while going for an OFC on Baboosic and Brian providing the guided tour! We will miss her but happy that she is back with Don.


Lynn & Alan posted on 3/6/13

Hugs to all of you in IL. So glad we were able to share Betty and Don time at the annual Smith Open for many years, and the special "mom & dad" visits at the lake. They were both alot of fun and we are lucky to have lots of good memories. Thinking of Lynn & Alan


Joanie and Bobby posted on 3/6/13

Stu, Jo, and the rest of the Smith Family.Sorry to hear of Mom's passing. So glad we got to know her from all the Fourth of July visits.Thinking of you and sending our love.Joanie and Bobby