Patricia Charlene Smith

Patricia Charlene Smith

Patricia Charlene Smith, 83, of Normal, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Aug., 9, 2021, at her residence. 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Grace Church in Normal. 

Private family inurnment will be at a later date at Olio Cemetery in Eureka.

She was born on Jan. 13, 1938, in Anna, the daughter of Harry and Helen McMillion Rosson.

She married Jack Smith on April 27, 1963, in Bloomington.

Surviving are her two daughters, Kimberly Smith of Champaign and Lori Croke of Normal; her beloved grandson, Christopher Lindsey, who was her pride and joy and his special wife, Hannah, of Danvers; the light of her life, her 2-year-old great-granddaughter, Halia Marie Lindsey, who loved her “Gigi” so much. 

Also surviving are her two sisters, Shelby (John) Pickel of Jonesboro and Nancy (Brian) Young of Effingham; two brothers, Phillip Rosson of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Kenneth (Ann) Rosson of Jonesboro; several nieces and nephews; and her dear best friend of 55 years Alice Sutter.

She also had a faithful companion dog, Charlie.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Larry and Dwain; and her very special aunt and uncle, Carl and Mildred Sadler.

She was a graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in the class of 1955. She worked in accounts payable/receivables at Country Life Insurance for 30 years. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, watching NASCAR and traveling to Florida and Texas in the winter with her sister and brother in-law. 

The family thanked her caregivers, Lori Buzick, Elizabeth Loving and Shelby Mattocks, for taking good care of their mom and keeping her comfortable the last few months of her life; and her next-door neighbors Nina and Mark Swanson for all of their help and care. 

The family suggests memorials can be made to the Greater Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association to help continue research for a cure one day for this horrible disease that took their beloved mom. 

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington was in charge of arrangements.

 The obituary can be viewed, and condolences and memories shared, online at

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