November 15, 2009
Clarence Burdette Smith
Clarence Smith, age 100 +, of Winnebago, died Sunday, November 15, 2009, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 11:00AM, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago and continuing one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
Clarence was born July 18, 1909, at Winnebago, the son of Clarence and Melissa (Parks) Smith. Clarence was raised and educated in Winnebago. Graduating from Winnebago High School in 1927, after graduation he worked at the Winnebago Creamery. He served in the United States Navy during WWII before his discharge in 1946. He was united in marriage to Beatrice “Bea” Anderson on November 11, 1946. The two farmed in rural Huntley. Clarence was a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago and enjoyed gardening.
Clarence is survived by his son, Wayne (Joleta) Smith of Rochester; daughter, Eileen DiMarco of Genoa City; daughter, Margaret (Ron) Fosdick of Burlington; 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, Mark and Paul Smith; and one sister, Irene Smyth.