In Memoriam : Geneva Smith

Geneva Smith Geneva Smith - age: 93
(December 09, 1924 to September 30, 2018 )
Resident of West City, Illinois

Visitation Information:
VISITATION:
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11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


FUNERAL:
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1:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


BURIAL:
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Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812 Block: P

Obituary:
Mrs. Geneva Zalenski Hines Smith, age 93, of West City, IL, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital of Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Geneva was born on December 9, 1924 in Franklin County, IL, the daughter of Frank Zalenski and Dora (Wascoski) Zalenski. She married Robert Eugene Hines, Sr. on December 24, 1946, and he preceded her in death on December 21, 1951 in the Orient #2 Mine explosion. She would later marry Herbert Warren Smith in 1953, and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She formerly worked cleaning motels and worked for twenty plus years in cleaning and housekeeping at Union Hospital and for Dr. Fox.

Geneva enjoyed watching television and loved animals, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include, her son, Robert Eugene Hines, Jr. and wife Karen of Benton; four daughters: Jo Ann Stewart and husband Rod of Benton, Gloria Overturf and husband George of Benton, Marsha Kay Eubanks of Benton, and Marie Smith of West City; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; an infant daughter; a grandson; two great-grandsons; and three brothers.

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