Mary Frances Smith, age 97, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 3:04 pm on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth. Mary Frances was born on October 23, 1921 in Monmouth, and is the daughter of John E. and Margaret Holland Smith. Mary Frances was raised in Monmouth and attended Immaculate Conception School where she graduated in 1935. She then attended and graduated from Monmouth High School and graduated from it in 1939. Mary Frances was a secretary and bookkeeper and first worked for 14 years at the Illinois Banker's Life Association. She then became employed at Fullerton Lumber Company in Monmouth and was their bookkeeper for 27 years to her retirement. Mary Frances has been a life long member of Immaculate Conception Church, it's Altar and Rosary Society and enjoyed and sang in the church choir for many years. Her whole life was her Church. She also worked at the Warren County Red Cross Bloodmobile for a number of years. Mary Frances is survived by several cousins and is preceded in her death by her grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Mass of the Christian Burial is planned for Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:30 am and burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 9:45 am on Saturday prior to the Mass at the Church on Saturday. A memorial fund is being established for Immaculate Conception Church of Monmouth, IL.
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