Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

MARION – Nancy Sue (Dwyer) Smith, age 74, of Marion, formerly of Tolono, joyfully joined her husband, Ralph Smith, in heaven at 9:35 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 2, 2012) at her home, surrounded by her family.

Nancy was born in Marion on Oct. 14, 1938, the daughter of Arthur and Sybil (Nicholson) Dwyer. She married Ralph E. Smith in Marion on Oct.4, 1957. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1997.

Nancy lived her life as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Julie Smith of Schaumburg; three grandchildren, Kyle, Kolin and Kelsey Smith, all of Schaumburg; three sisters-in-law, Eva Wiseman, Carmen Francouer and Dorothy Smith; nephews, Ed (Yolanda) Dwyer and Jim Dwyer; nieces, Laurie Dwyer and Kelly (John) Baker; and many great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

As per her wishes, Nancy will be cremated. There will be a private family memorial service held to celebrate Nancy's life with the Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Inurnment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with memorial arrangements.

The family kindly requests in lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit