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James E. Smithey

Obituary for James E. Smithey

June 10, 2018
Quincy, Illinois


James E. Smithey, of Quincy, IL, formerly of Aurora, passed away on June 10, 2018 at his home. He was born January 4, 1933 in Myrtle, MS the son of the late Earl and Essie Smithey.

James' family moved from Mississippi to Aurora in 1951. He then met and married Geneva Howard. Geneva had 3 children, Jerry, Tom and Wanda. James and Geneva then had two of their own children, Belinda Kay and James Kelly. They were married for eighteen years. James met and married Delores Goggin. Delores has a daughter, Debbie. They moved from Aurora to Oklahoma in 1978, where they lived for twelve years. They then lived in Minnesota for 10 years before finally settling in Quincy in 2000. James was an avid gardener.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Curtis and Lloyd and his daughter, Belinda.

James is survived by his wife, Delores; his son Kelly; his stepdaughters, Wanda and Debbie and his sister, Edna Hill.

Visitation will take place from 4-7 P.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the funeral home followed by interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.

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332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
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