Kathleen "Katie" M. Smith, 84, of Ohio, Ill., died Oct. 1, 2009, in Colonial Hall Nursing Home, Princeton.

Funeral prayer services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Garland Funeral Home in Walnut followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Ohio Immaculate Conception Church with the Jeff Stirniman, pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Ohio, Ill.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

She was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Dixon to Joseph and Mary (Mekeel) Blackburn. She married Grover H. Smith on Jan. 8, 1945, in Dixon.

She was a member of Ohio Immaculate Conception Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Long of Dixon, Julie (Doug) Banks of Fairfield, Calif., and Ramona (Richard) Jennings of Princeton; two sons, Ben Smith of Casselberry, Fla., Larry Smith of Walton, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Jane Pope of Polo and Joan Sheridan of Dixon; two brothers, Joseph (Mearl) Blackburn of Dixon and Kenneth (Miriam) Blackburn of Dixon; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 25, 1990; three brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be directed to Ohio Fire Department and Union Cemetery.

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