Wilene Smith

Friday, January 7, 2005

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wilene Smith, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at her home.

She was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Crossville, Tenn., daughter of Franklyn Kelly and Laura Bell Bilbrey Neal.

In 1942 she married Guy Wright Smith. He died in January 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Smith of Sikeston and Guy Smith of Los Angeles; two daughters, Donna Montoya of Los Angeles and Lorraine Bernal of Sikeston; four sisters, Maggie Weatherford, Cassie Bobo and Kelsey Brown, all of Jackson, Tenn., Opal Hayes of Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, three daughters, two sisters, a brother and a grandson.

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday at Fairview Cemetery at Advance, Mo.

The Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.