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Bonnie J. Smith

February 15, 1931 — December 25, 2022

Waterloo, IL

Bonnie J. Smith

Bonnie J. Smith, 91, of Waterloo IL, formerly of Hoffman, IL and Sandoval, IL passed away on December 25, 2022, under a peaceful Christmas evening snowfall at Oak Hill Nursing Home in Waterloo, IL.

She was born to Joe and Edna Cameron on February 15, 1931 in St. Elmo, Il. She married Glenn F. Smith on September 15, 1951 in Piggott, AR and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2007.

Her loving legacy lives on in her family; A daughter, Linda Auner of Valmeyer, Il and a son, Ronnie Smith and wife, Sharold, of O’Fallon, IL, Three Grandchildren; Jared Auner and wife Erica of Olympia, WA; Shannon Hale and husband Brian of Waterloo, IL and Shae Smith of St. Louis, MO. Three Great-Grandchildren; Alyssa Crossin, Carter Crossin and Caroline Hale all of Waterloo, IL. And Goddaughter Michelle Buss of Glen Carbon, IL.

She also leaves behind many beloved In-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers:  Art Cameron, Pete Cameron, Jim Cameron, Bill Cameron, Donald (Bud) Cameron, Tracy (Short) Cameron and Richard Cameron. And three sisters; Doreen Freeman, Loretta Bartimus and Helen Owens.

Bonnie was a member of the Sandoval Methodist Church. She worked as a dietitian and an aide at Warren G Murray Developmental Center in Centralia, Il. before becoming a full-time housewife. She enjoyed camping, crafting and square dancing with the many friends she had. Her love of pets was immeasurable. Family was the foundation of her long and rich life. Her light shined the brightest when she was with her Grandchildren and her Great-Grandchildren.  

In keeping with Bonnie’s wishes, there will be no formal services held. The family will hold a private memorial service with family and friends to celebrate Bonnie's love and the impact on their lives at a later date.

Memorials may be made in memory of Bonnie to Oak Hill Nursing Home -  623 Hamacher Street, Waterloo, Il. 62298

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