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Mrs. Alberta C. Smithenry, 95, of Newton passed away at 5:07 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating Mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2017, at the church and one hour before the Mass in church. In loving memory of Alberta, memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School or Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Alberta was born on January 17, 1922, in Richland County, Illinois, the daughter of George and Minnie (Schmitt) Klingler. She married Glen B. "Tony" Smithenry on January 22, 1946, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin, Illinois, and preceded her in death March 30, 2007.
Alberta was a homemaker, mother and farmer's wife. She was a faithful member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois.
Alberta enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Alberta is survived by children, Dean (Eileen) Smithenry of Newton, Illinois; William "Bill" Smithenry of Newton, Illinois; Mary Jane (John) Klotz of Indianapolis, Indiana; John (Judy) Smithenry of Newton, Illinois; Tom (Kathy) Smithenry of Oblong, Illinois; Glenda (Don) Spiker of Lis, Illinois and Rita (Mark) Buerster of Wendelin, Illinois; grandchildren, Sheryl (Brian) Brummer, Lisa (Daniel) Holland, Katie Smithenry, Danielle (Andrew) Fiega, Sara and Leanne Smithenry, Eric (Maria) Spiker, Scott (Amy) Spiker, Nichole (Kevin) Lidy, Kristen (Matthew) Kabbes, Stacy (Daniel) Baker, Andy Buerster, Holly (Kyle) Nettleton and Leslie Titsworth; several great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Georgia Klingler and Eva Klingler, both of Olney; and brother-in-law, Johnny (Romonna) Ochs of Ste. Marie.
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband; sons, James and Daniel Smithenry; sister, Dorothy Ann Ochs; brothers, Lawrence and LeRoy Klingler; and sister-in-law, Lueva Klingler.
Published on August 28, 2017
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