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Mathilda "Tillie" L. Smith

May 13, 1929 — July 16, 2020

Mathilda L. "Tillie" Smith, nee Kettler, 91, of Waterloo, IL, died July 16, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. She was born May 13, 1929, in Valmeyer, IL.

She was the loving mother of her children Janice (Gary) Wong, Jim (Ruth) Smith, and Jill (James) Stephan. She is also survived by her grandchildren Katrina (Patrick) Thrower, Rebecca (Robert) Koehn, Constance (Gerardo) Ornelas, Patrick (Michelle) Wong, Jennifer (Dustin) Fulks, William (Kristen) Smith, Michael Smith, and Matthew (Lauren) Smith; and 14 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband William A. Smith; parents Henry & Katie (nee Taake) Kettler; and brothers William & Ernst Kettler.


Mathilda was a member of St. John UCC - Valmeyer, Valmeyer American Legion Auxiliary, cofounder of Monroe County Council for the Handicapped, board member of Monroe County Nursing Home, long time member of Waterloo Country Club, retired from Valmeyer Community School District Cafeteria. Tillie enjoyed golf, bridge, kloepper, friends and Candy Crush.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Human Support Services - Waterloo or Donor's Choice

A private graveside service will be held.

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