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Edith Smith

July 17, 1928 November 1, 2011
Edith Smith
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Obituary for Edith Smith

Edith M. Smith, born in Charleston IL on July 17th, 1928, went to be with her Heavenly Father on November 1, 2011. Edith passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Edith was born to Joe and Hannah Golladay of Charleston IL, and married Clem Padgett on September 14th, 1951.They spent 39 wonderful years building a life together until Clem was called home to be with the Lord on October 20th, 1990. Clem and Edith had one daughter, Deborah, born September 26th, 1952. Edith worked many years at Moore Business Forms. In 1991, Edith met Paul E. Smith of Oakland, IL. One year later, on October 3rd, 1992, Edith and Paul were married at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Paul's home church and eventually Edith's as well. Paul and Edith had 19 glorious years of marriage together where Edith gained and loved children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a sister, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends of Paul. Paul and Edith would spend their winters in Bartow, FL, something they really looked forward to every year. Many of Paul and Edith's out-of-town friends were originally met at Good Life Camp Resort in Bartow. In the early years of their marriage they enjoyed weeks of leisurely travel. They visited exciting places such as Germany, Egypt, Rome, Venice, Alaska, the Panama Canal and many more. Their favorite travel companions were Edith's daughter Deb, and her husband, Ralph, and Edith's niece Pat (John) Sweeten. Edith is famous in her circles for her talents in so many different crafts. Many a nights you could find Edith burning the midnight oil making jewelry. Her house was just jam packed full with beads! Edith enjoyed painting and did it very well! Her family found it a wonder of God for a woman with Parkinson's to be able to paint the most intricate detail without one slightest mess up or string the smallest bead on the thinnest wire. Another one of her many talents was baking. Her families' favorites were her homemade pies, noodles, and cinnamon rolls. Not a visit from the family went by that Edith didn't spend the wee hours of the morning baking cinnamon rolls for the grandkids. She was never a woman to disappoint. Edith was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Clem Padgett; two sisters, Helen Harmon and Mary Ellen Golladay; one brother, James Golladay; and her father-in-law of her second marriage, Earl B. Smith. She is survived by her husband Paul E. Smith; her children, Deborah (Ralph) Webb, Kevin (Lisa) Smith, Kenin (Cherie') Smith; her grandchildren, Will DeVries, Ben DeVries, Dan (Jessica) DeVries, Megan Smith, Evan Smith, Dennis Ehase, Rachel Smith, Rebecca Smith, and Ryan Smith; her great-grandchildren, Ashley Ehase and Austin Ehase; Grandchildren by love, Andrea (Josh) and Hailey Jade Soberalski; Sister in law, Joy (Bill) Chandler and her mother in law, Cathryn Smith; as well as many nieces, great nieces, cousins and friends who loved her dearly. Edith will be missed more than words can say but her legacy of love still lives. It's a comfort to know that this is not the end. Her family looks forward to the day when they shall meet face to face once again. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in rural Oakland. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery in Charleston. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church in care of the funeral home

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Visitation

Friday

4

Nov

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Funeral

Saturday

5

Nov

Oak Grove Baptist Church

15989 N County Road 2300e
Oakland, IL 61943

Oak Grove Baptist Church
15989 N County Road 2300e Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Burial

Saturday

5

Nov

Mound Cemetery
Mound Cemetery
United States
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