CARROLLTON- Josephine Sue Smith, 65, died at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home after several years of declining health.She was born in Olney, IL on Feb. 1 1949, and was the daughter of SylvenDeWitt and Emmaline Day.She married Dennis Smith on April 26, 1969 in Grafton, and together they have been blessed with 46 years together.Surviving are her husband and best friend, Dennis Smith of Carrollton; a son & daughter in law, Dennis & Brandi Smith of Jerseyville; a daughter & son in law, Tonya & Paul Cox of Palmyra; five grandchildren, Chelsey Cox, Justin Cox and Jessica Cox all of Palmyra, Erin Smith of Granite City and Luke Smith of Jerseyville; three sisters & brothers in law, Brenda Baker of Fidelity, Goldie & Mike Duggan of Jerseyville, and LaWanda & Jason Cox of Fieldon; a step sister & her husband, Florence & Bud Mitchell of Litchfield;a sister in law, Shelly Grogan of Branson, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father; her mother & step father, Emmaline & William MurelGrogan; two brothers, Micheal "Dale" and Cecil Grogan; and a brother in law, Charles Baker.Per her request she has been cremated.A memorial graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Kane Cemetery. Pastor Jason Valentin of Believers Baptist Church in Carrollton will officiate.Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.
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