February 5, 1934-June 1, 2019
VIOLA — Wanda R. Smith, 85, of Viola and New Boston, passed away June 1, 2019, at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo.
A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. July 6, at the VFW in Aledo. Burial will be at a later date in the Viola Cemetery. Quad Cities Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wanda was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Boden, Ill., the daughter of Elmer and Bessie Havens Hoover. She married Eugene L. Smith Feb. 14, 1951, in Cable.
Wanda with Gene farmed in Viola for over 35 years before retiring in New Boston. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Viola Methodist Church EDA Freeman Class, the New Boston Historical Society and the Red Hat Society. Wanda especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed her many fox terrier dogs.
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Survivors include her husband, Eugene Smith; daughter, Pat (Mike) Andler; son, Jack Smith; grandchildren, Eric (Meghan) Pfanenstiel, Kate (Fred) Pfanenstiel Lindsay, Greg (Stephanie) Smith, and Kalin (Josh) Smith Cooper; and eight great-grandchildren that were all very loved.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Roger and Ross; and her siblings.
Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at illowacremation.com.