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Delsia Marie Smothers, 62, of Effingham died on Monday, September 25, 2017 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield.

Memorial services will be at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to the donors choice.

Delsia was born on February 14, 1955 in Springfield, Missouri to Ralph and Myrtle (Farmer) Cates. She married David L. Smothers on February 16, 1973 and he preceded her in death on September 19, 2013. She was affiliated with the Baptist Church. She had previously been employed with S & W Supermarket in Altamont.

She is survived by: her son, Ryan (Karrie) Smothers, St. Elmo; daughters, Carla (Jason) Fletcher, Farina and Amanda (Christopher) Frazier, Effingham; brothers, Eric (Michelle) Phillips, Norman Phillips, and John (Denise) Cates; sisters, Teresa Lentz and Deborah (David) Hadley and 9 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Published on October 11, 2017
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