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Leo Smith

November 22, 2017 GMT

Leo L. Smith, 98, of Bourbonnais, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2017) at Miller Health Care in Kankakee.

He was born June 27, 1919, in Pleasanton, Kan., the son of LeRoy and Aldea Ashline Smith. Leo married Marjorie Parrish on Sept. 18, 1945, at United Methodist Church.

Leo was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving for four years. He owned a gas station for many years. Leo enjoyed trips to the 3rd Armored Division reunions, as well as trips to visit family. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He loved doing things for family and friends and taking care of other people whenever he could.

Surviving are his wife, of Bourbonnais; one son and daughter-in-law, Leroy (Theresa) Smith, of Cadiz, Ky.; two daughters, Leora Smith, of Bourbonnais, and Patricia Smith, of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, Steve Kern, Michelle Zettle, Allison Maloney and Parker Smith; four great-grandchildren, Jennifer Kern, Leah Kern, John Zettle and Jonah Zettle; two sisters, Edith Long, of Kankakee, and Verga Ducharme, of Bradley; and one son-in-law, Jerome Kern.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers; two sisters; and one daughter, Nancy Kern.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. funeral services at Asbury United Methodist Church in Kankakee, with the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse.

Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Please sign his online guestbook at clancygernon.com.

(Pd)