MaryBelle Smock | Death notice | news-gazette.com


DANVILLE – MaryBelle Smock, 92, of Danville, formerly of Rossville, died at 9:54 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born January 19, 1929 in Lafayette, Indiana, daughter of Marion and MaryEtta Bower, but she lived with her uncle and aunt, Tom and Mary Richardson, from the age of 12. She married James Thomas “Jack” Smock on June 21, 1947, in Rossville. He survives Danville.

She is also survived by one daughter, Jackie Louise (James) Morse of Danville; two sons, Thomas Eugene (Carol) Smock of Danville and James William “Bill” (Lynn) Smock of Rossville; one sister, Carolyn Wagner of Florida; one brother, Larry Bower of Kentucky; five grandchildren, Jamie (Tammy) Morse, Josie (Chanc) Persons, Jannah (Geoff) Coon, Brandy (Thad) Townsend and Rusti Stahl; 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler (Lindsey) Morse, Maddie Morse, Alex Morse, Andy (Megan) Savage, Thomas Savage, Mason Coon, Aiden Coon, Kyerra (Christian Hudson) Townsend, Jayce Townsend, Luke Townsend, Kya Stahl and Hunter Stahl; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her aunt Mary and her uncle Tom Richardson; and several siblings.

MaryBelle worked at the Rossville Post Office for 25 years until her retirement. She attended CrossRoads Christian Church in Danville.

In their younger years, she and her husband enjoyed horseback riding with their friends. After retirement, they took vacations to Florida for five months each winter.

MaryBelle also enjoyed reading, walking, and taking senior trips to Las Vegas with her Aunt Mary. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday July 2, 2021 at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston. The funeral service will follow the visitation and begin Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Miles Clark as celebrant. Interment will follow at Rossville Cemetery in Rossville.

Memorials can be made at CrossRoads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61832; or Springfield Regional Burn Center, Mail Code 61, 701 N. First St., Springfield, IL 62781-0001.

Please visit anderson-funeral-home.com to view MaryBelle’s Eternal Tribute page and offer condolences to the family.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston will take care of the arrangements.


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