MURPHYSBORO — Mae L. Smith, 98, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Carbondale.
Mae was born Nov. 28, 1920, in rural Murphysboro, a daughter to the late Sherman D. and Grace (Bryant) Reiman.
She was united in marriage to Gene Smith on Aug. 18, 1944, in Murphysboro. Gene preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1990.
Mae was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murphysboro.
She was also a member of the Murphysboro Senior Citizens, Eastern Star, and the Murphysboro Moose Lodge.
Mae was employed as an office manager for J.C. Penney Company and retired after more than 50 years of service.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Shaker Samuel of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Ava. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are encouraged and may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, the First Baptist Church or to the donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Vivian Earlene and Jerry High of Austin, Texas; three nieces, Donna (John) Pugh of Murphysboro, Alexandra Marshall of Millbrook, New York, and Debbie (Frank) Edwards of Austin, Texas; and two nephews, Donald (Kim) Garver of Ava, and Mark (Nelomi) High of Austin, Texas. Also surviving are several great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; her special caregiver, Margie Gale, and honorary granddaughter, Megan Gale.
To send a condolence or for additional information, visit the memorial tribute at www.crawshawfuneralhome.com