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Mary F. (Upton) Smith, 81, formerly of McLeansboro, passed away at Hamilton County Memorial Hospital on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at 10:45 a.m. She was a nurse's aid and had retired from Champion Labs. She was a past president of the VFW Auxiliary Post 8475. She was born on Dec. 17, 1933, in Jerseyville, the daughter of James Christopher and Omar Mary (Clark) Upton. Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Walker of Fairfield, Barbara Barnes of Summerfield, Fla., and Diane Claro of Summerfield, Fla.; two sons, Norman Schell of Fairfield and Wayne Christopher Schell of Allendale; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Thomas of McLeansboro; and one brother, Mike Upton of Wadesville, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and three granddaughters. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 14,  at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with the Rev. Doug Mullins and Marilyn Henton officiating. Burial will be at the Enfield Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 13,  from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Published on  January 12, 2015
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