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Celestine M. Smith

November 10, 1929 — January 31, 2018

Celestine  M. "Sally" Smith, nee Wierschem, 88, of Waterloo, IL, died January 31, 2018, in St. Louis, MO. She was born November 10, 1929, in Madonnaville, IL.

She is survived by her children Tom (Pat) Smith, Christine (Bill) Cook, and Judi Horrell; grandchildren Melissa (Corey) Thourviner, Kim Everett, Jamie (Jason) Crawford, Lauren Smith, Hilary (Jason) Wagner, Ben (Elizabeth) Cook, Patrick Horrell, and Phillip (Ali) Horrell; great grandchildren Taylor Johnson, Kyle Everett, Keegan Wagner, Tyler Thourviner, Wren Cook, Quinn Wagner, Ava Crawford, Wesley Cook, and Allie Crawford; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

Sally is preceded in death by her husband Verlyn G. "Red" Smith; parents Anton & Eleanor (nee Steffenauer) Wierschem; sisters Ardelle McCarthy, Esther Frierdich, Rita Schmitt, Mildred Poole, Mathilda Rich, Elizabeth May; and brother Herman Wierschem.

She is a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Mary & Martha Society, Sister Cities, Red Hat Society, former cook at SS Peter & Paul School, former owner of Sally's Hallmark.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
SS Peter & Paul School
SS Peter & Paul Church
Gibault High School
or Oak Hill Activity Fund

4 PM to 8 PM Friday, February 2, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:30 AM Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Saturday, February 3, 2018 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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