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Helen P. Smith of Harrisburg

updated: 11/6/2017 11:39 AM

HARRISBURG -- Helen P. Smith, 103, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Eldorado Rehab and Healthcare.

She was born July 14, 1914, in Harrisburg to the late Roy and Grace (Hall) Pelhank. On Dec. 14, 1943, she married Houston Smith, and he preceded her in death on April 29, 2011.

Helen was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church, where she was a member for 90 years.

Survivors include her only son, James H. (Cathy) Smith of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Damon T. Smith of Washougal, Washington, and Chase (Donny) Kelley of Evansville, Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Wesley Kelley of Evansville, Indiana; stepgrandchild, Michael Harmon of Shawneetown; and great-stepgrandchildren, Andrew (Hannah) Harmon and Robbie Harmon of Oceanside, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and only sister, Mary Catherine Woolard.

Private family graveside services will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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