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James R. Smothers

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: 
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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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Joyce and I send our condolences to your family. Joyce and I spoke about the great relationship Jim and Kay had and we now can say, Jim and Kay are again together.
I am also sending condolences from American Legion Post 747. We always enjoyed Jim attending meets, bringing a smile with him.

Clyde and Joyce Heller Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

I was sorry to learn of Jim Smothers' passing. He and I were friends at First Baptist Church, Waterloo. We also were breakfast buddies at Denny's. I moved away from Waterloo last year, but I have kept in touch with Jim. He will certainly be missed. Bob Cook

ROBERT J COOK Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to the Smothers Family. We are sorry for your loss. You have always been there for us, please know we are here for you.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Chuck Paul and Family Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM