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Barbara Ann Smith

Birth Date: July 5, 1939
Death Date: June 17, 2018

Barbara Ann Smith, 78, of Decatur, IL passed away June 17, 2018 at her residence with family and friends by her side.

Barbara was born July 5, 1939 in Decatur, IL the daughter of George Edgar and Minnie Rosetta (Snyder) Hartwig. She married Charles E. Smith on June 8, 1975 in Decatur, IL. Barbara and Charles had just celebrated their 43rd anniversary.

Barbara had retired after 20 years as an administrative clerk for Ford Motor credit and retired after 20 years as a billing clerk at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Barbara was a member of the American Legion Post 105 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the GFWC Decatur Women’s Club.

She was an avid bowler and has been recognized in area local bowling hall of fames. She was a member of the ADM Decatur Pride Booster Club. She also shared great pride in her Longaberger Basket Collection.

Surviving are husband Chuck, sister in law, Virginia Smith, 7 adopted grandchildren, Travis, Hannah and Mallory Wolfe, Erica Gonzalez Deshong, Melissa Gonzalez Becker, Jason Gonzalez, Evan Reynolds, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral service will be 10 AM Friday, June 22, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Casual attire requested.

The family would like to thank the Dr’s and nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital ER and the Dr’s and nurses in ICU at St. John’s Hospital and 7th floor staff.

Memorials: Donor’s Choice.

Condolences may be left to the family at

June 21, 2018
5:00 pm
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Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Service
June 22, 2018
10:00 am
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2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Chuck,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Barb trained me for my job at St. Mary's and was a good friend. I will miss her. Just found out and so sorry I couldn't come to her visitation. May God give you comfort in your time of loss.

  2. Chuck, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Barb was a special person in my life as I can remember visits to Aunt Minnie & Uncle Edgar’s home where she would “baby-sit” me while the parents gathered downstairs. So many years ago, but still reminiscent of what a good person she was. She will always be a special Snyder Cousin tome. Please continue to come to our Snyder get-togethers. Our prayers are with you today, and always. Vicky and Alan.

  3. Chuck,Sam and I send our thoughts and prayers to you. We feel so fourtunate that we came to know and love Barb. We remember the good times ,her smile and her love for you. I am sorry that we are not able to come to the services but we will remember The good times had with her love your cousin Mae and sam. Well keep in touch

  4. Chuck and family…Our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Barb. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

    Nopie & Pat McEvoy

  5. Barbara was a lovely person. I became acquainted because her father (a favorite) worked at Mueller Co.and she took very good care of her parents.. My sincere sympathy to her family.

    Betty Wheatley

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