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Theresa L. Smith

September 1, 2013

   Theresa L. Smith, 80, of Quincy died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday (September 1, 2013) in St. Vincent's Home.

   Born September 24, 1932 in Quincy, Theresa was the daughter of William D. and Gladys I. Cozad Owens.  She married Tony Smith Jr. on September 17, 1949 in Canton, MO.  He survives.

   Theresa was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  She liked doing word searches, visiting with neighbors, taking car rides and going out to eat (especially biscuits and gravy). She loved going to the beauty shop early so she could gossip with the girls and also liked to wait in the car while her husband ran errands so she could people watch. Theresa enjoyed going to the boat and taking cruises with her husband going to places like Alaska and the Panama Canal.  Most of all she was a devoted wife and mother to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. After sixty-four years of marriage she  certainly was dad's princess.

   She had been employed at Motorola until her marriage.  After her marriage she helped her husband manage their rental properties.

   Survivors include her husband, Tony; one daughter, Carol L. Peters of Quincy; four grandchildren, Christopher Peters (Tara J.) of Rolla, MO, Scott Peters, Chad Peters and Jennifer Foust (Brock) all of Quincy; four great grandchildren, Erin Peters, Landon Peters, Ledger Peters and Rachel Foust.  Also surviving is a sister Norma Jean Fish (Ross) of Bingham, IL.  

   Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, a brother William D. Owens, three sisters, Nellie F. Jordan, Laveta Walker and Dorothy Durst and a son in law David F. Peters.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in the Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Dougherty officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and from 12:30 until the time of services at the church.

   Memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Bapitst Church.
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