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Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL

OBITUARY

Becky Diana Smith

January 9, 1952June 29, 2020
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Becky Diana (Vanest) Smith, age 68, of Mulkeytown, Illinois, was born January 9, 1952, in Cambridge, Ohio, and passed away on June 29, 2020, at Good Sam Hospital in Mt Vernon, Illinois.

Becky was a loving and creative women who enjoyed spending time with family, but mostly enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed crafting and creating wreaths for holidays, she loved decorating for Christmas, baking and cooking.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Earl G Vanest and Betty J (Brown) Vanest, grandparents; John Lee Brown and Ruth (Schofield) Brown, Ella Levada (Palmer) Vanest Shinn and David Vanest. Siblings; Patricia (Richard) Stillions and David (Carol) Vanest.

Surviving Becky are her husband Roger Allen Smith. Siblings; Beverly (Rick) Walters, Earl (Yon) Jr. Vanest, Connie (Harold) Parsons. Children; Tina (Mark) Biby, Valerie (Randy) Walters and Benjamin (Robin) Smith. Grandchildren; Kayla (Armando) Canales, Colleena (Joshua) Ashmore, Laura (Jason) Berner, Kyler Smith, Kourtney Smith and Katie Nicholas. Great-Grandchildren; Kayden, Mya, McKinley, Dominic, Landon and Avery.

Becky will be missed dearly for her loving and generous heart.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 6, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, July 6, 2020

Memories

Becky Diana Smith

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Julie Smith

July 6, 2020

I will never forget how she welcomed me with open arms into the family over 30 years ago and what a great hostess she was when me and my family would go visit her and Roger in Illinois. I will miss our long phone conversations, our shopping sprees and lunch dates when she would come home to visit. I was so blessed to have her not only as my sister in law, but as a dear friend! RIP in Heaven! You are loved and will be greatly missed! Roland and Julie Smith

Janet Parkinson

July 5, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of my dear cousin passing on! She was always a very happy and loving person to be around. We always loved when she visited us and stayed with us too! We would ride our ponys and talk about boys and giggle all the time! When we were in grade school ! She always made us all laugh! We loved her so much! May God Bless you all and give you peace knowing she is no longer suffering now! Love to all Family cousin Janet and all of her Family. Ruth Moore , Shirley Shinn. Cheryl Johnson. Judy and Trudy Shinn. And the Late Gary Shinn.

Kayla Canales

July 3, 2020

I have many memories but these are my 2 favorite ones. She would tell my sisters and I that we had to eat everything off of our plate before we could have dessert (and we were outside eating)so I came up with the idea of dumping the food we didn’t want to eat in the big pine tree they had in their yard and then we would go tell her we ate all of our food and she would give us dessert.
My 2nd memory- she always loved resees eggs when they came out so I would go to the store with her and she would buy at least 4 packs of them and we would get back to her house and she would tell me Kayla I have to hide these or Pappap will eat them all. So she would put a couple in the fridge but she would make sure she hid one pack somewhere papap wouldn’t find it. Well one night he comes in the living room and he says I ate the last Reeses and he’s smiling while saying so and he walks off to the family room to go watch tv when he was gone mammy looked at me and started laughing and said that wasn’t the last Reese’s I have more hidden 😂. You will never be forgotten mammy! Love you❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Becky & Roger Smith on their wedding day Feb. 8, 1969

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Becky & Tina
1968
Buffalo, OH

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Roger, Colleena, Joshua, & Becky

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Becky & Kayla

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Becky & Roger Smith Exchanging rings
Feb 8, 1969
Buffalo, Ohio

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Becky & Roger Exchanging rings
Feb 8, 1969
Buffalo, Ohio

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FROM THE FAMILY

Becky & Roger Smith on their wedding day Feb. 8, 1969

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Becky & Tina
1968
Buffalo, OH

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Roger, Colleena, Joshua, & Becky

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Becky & Kayla

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Becky & Roger Smith Exchanging rings
Feb 8, 1969
Buffalo, Ohio

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Becky & Roger Exchanging rings
Feb 8, 1969
Buffalo, Ohio

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Becky & Roger
Union Port, OH

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Becky setting up the gift table after the wedding of Mark & Tina. June 10, 1989, near Thompsonville, IL

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Becky Smith, Buffalo, OH 1969

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