Effie Tressie Smith, daughter of Bobbie Trout and Mabel (Bond) Trout was born on March 30, 1919 in Hamilton County, Illinois.
Effie departed this life on Friday, February 12, 2021 peacefully in her home with loved ones at her side. At the time of her passing Effie had attained the age of 101 years, ten months and thirteen days.
She married Marion Lewis Smith on March 10, 1938. Marion preceded Effie in death on August 23, 1997.
Effie is survived by her son, Larry Dean Smith of Dawson Springs, KY; her sisters: Delsie Lynch, Elsie York and Grace Millenbine, all of McLeansboro, IL; sister-in-law, Wilma Rose of McLeansboro, IL; seven grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Effie is also survived by extended very special family, Jim and Jackie Scott, Gene and Bonnie Mark and Becky Golding.
Effie was preceded in death by her parents Bobbie and Mabel Trout, son Gary Darvin Smith, brothers Herschel, Orlan and Kenneth Trout, sister Dollie Smith and daughter-in-law Carolyn Smith.
Effie, affectionately called Mamaw or Grandma by all who knew and loved her, loved to crochet, quilt and garden. She enjoyed all three of these hobbies right up to and after her 101st birthday.
Effie enjoyed her last year with extra special care, being surrounded daily with loved ones. Many wonderful moments filled with laughter, joy, dancing and singing everyday, so many precious memories made to add to our already overflowing library.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Rodney Brock officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Effie will be laid to rest at Hickory Hill Cemetery near Broughton. Memorial donations may be made to the donors choice and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
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