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Celestine M. Smith

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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I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a great lady with a wonderful personality and sense of humor. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jane Van Vertloo Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Celestine Smith

Dee Douglas and Family Feb 7 2018 12:00 AM

dear tom, chris, judy. the passing of your mom has filled me with sorrow. she was such a special person. every time i visited i could see that she filled so many people with joy. on a personal note, i will be forever in her debt for finding me after all these years. she has given me wonderful cousins and an extended family. you are all in my thoughts....
mike and rika rich

michael rich Feb 2 2018 12:00 AM

I remember when your mom worked with my mom Marie Buss at school, she was such a nice lady. Where I visited at Oak Hill she was always cheerful. I will miss her.

Judy Eschmann Feb 2 2018 12:00 AM

Sending our sincere sympathy in the loss of Sally. She was a wonderful lady and we enjoyed knowing her. May God grant you comfort and peace as you face the days ahead.

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Feb 2 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I apologize I won't be able to come to her visitation as I am out of state for our national sales meeting. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sally was such a gem and all who knew her were blessed by her sweetness and smile!

Kathy Horn Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

Such a wonder kind hearted woman. Were so sorry for your loss and heartbreak. She will be missed and remembered with warmth by many many people. RIP dear Aunt Sally.

Charlotte and Doug Volkman Jenny and Shannon Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Tom and Judy, We are in Florida and not able to attend your Mom's funeral. What a great Lady she was. She will be missed by all. Sorry for your loss. Darrell and Tootie May

Tootie May Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on February 1, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on February 1, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

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