Linda Smith, nee Crabtree , 76, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, May 19, 1943, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Linda was an active member of Community Bible Church in Belleville, IL. She was a school board member with Harmony, Emge, and Ellis School District #175 for 27 years.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband: Larry Smith
- Parents: Jennings D. and Leta, nee Gordon, Crabtree
- William Crabtree
- James Crabtree
- John Crabtree
- Sister: Patricia Henderson
Surviving are her:
- Kim (Edward) Schroeder of Belleville, IL
- Jeff (Christine) Smith of Belleville, IL
- Chrissy (Aaron) Oplinger of Belleville, IL
- Andy (Kelly) Smith of Belleville, IL
- 8 grandchildren
- Elizabeth (Ashish)
- Kendall (Jamie)
- 3 great grandchildren
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, Celebrate Recovery at St. Matthew UMC or District 175 Education Foundation.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 pm at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Steve Rogier officiating. Private graveside burial at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL on Monday.
Dear family of Linda. I have fond memories of her being on the school board when I started teaching. Condolence especially to Ed who was in my first grade class at Ellis. Also to Ben who I remember from my grandson’s class the many years I volunteered at Ellis and Emge.
Peace and Blessings to all of Linda’s family. Judy Saeger
My deepest sympathies go out to everyone during this hard time. Aunt Linda was a wonderful lady that will truly be missed by everyone! She was the most caring women anybody has met. This is hard for everyone but we know she is dancing around with uncle Larry and watching over everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone! ❤️
So sorry to hear about Aunt Linda. She was a wonderful sister to John and they talked often. Bet they are all living it up together now!
Jeff and Family,
Harmony-Emge School District 175 would like to express our deepest condolences in the loss of such a wonderful, giving woman. Linda gave many years of her time to our district and the community and will be greatly missed.
Harmony-Emge School District 175
Board of Education, Administration, Faculty and Staff
Very deepest condolences Jeff and Family
Cathy (Pospesil) Patzke
Dear family of Linda.I was so sad to hear about her passing, Linda was my best friend in high school back in 1958&59. Your mother and father stood up for me and my husband when we got married. love and prayers.