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James R. Smothers

January 22, 1943 — December 12, 2020

James R. Smothers, 77, of Waterloo, IL, died December 12, 2020, in Waterloo, IL. He was born January 22, 1943, in E. St. Louis, IL.

He is survived his son James C. (Lori) Smothers; grandchildren Lucas & Derek Smothers, Meranda Vander Heyden; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Audrey Smothers, Lee and Pat Eberhart, and Lois Myers; nieces nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife Serrelda Kaye Smothers; daughter Sandra (Jeffrey) Vander Heyden; parents Claude Amos & Hazel Gertrude (nee Clay) Smothers; and brother Don Smothers.

He was a member of First Baptist Church - Waterloo, Waterloo Masonic Lodge AF & AM 787, American Legion, ROMEO (First Baptist Church)

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Donor's Choice

9AM until time of service Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
11 AM Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Darrell Skaer officiating
Interment at Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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