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Barbara Smithey-Jaros-Ford, 60, of Sycamore, formerly of Aurora, passed away Friday, August 29, 2009 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. She was born on April 17, 1949 in New Albany, MS, the daughter of the late Boyd Edward and Jennie Rebecca (Smith) Smithey-Bonnichsen.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn (Michael) Rice-Spears, John Rice and Joy (Al) Jaros-Keely; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Wayne (Rachael) Smithey, Jerry (Susan) Smithey, Kenny (Angie) Smithey, Doris (Gloyd) Shipley; 13 nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Smithey; nephew, Cody Smithey and step-father, Fred Bonnichsen.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 from 3 PM ? 7 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the chapel. Burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park.

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