Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL


Nan Jean Smith

March 25, 1924December 20, 2019

Nan Jean Smith, 95, of Belvidere and formerly of Marengo passed away December 20, 2019. She was born March 25, 1924 in Woodstock to Walter and Lyda (Brewster) Hansen. On February 2, 1945 she married James Smith. She loved gardening and spending time in the outdoors. Nan is survived by her children, Gerry Janczak, Thomas (Margie) Smith, Steven Smith, and Peggy Timm; her 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; her sister, Joan Duncan. She was preceded in death by her husband and her infant daughter, Sandra. There will be a private burial in Marengo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Nan Jean Smith

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Brenda Garcua

December 23, 2019

I am sorry for your loss Ms.Nan was the sweetest I will miss her

Sharon Hitz

December 21, 2019

So glad my brother, sister and I were able to take my Mom, Aunt Nan's sister Joan, to see her a few years ago. My Mom has this picture on her table with Aunt Nan from that visit. I'm so glad we have that memory.

Wendy Knake

December 20, 2019

My thoughts and prayers for the family..I always remember when great aunt Nan came home from work she made Kraft mac and cheese!! Liked chatting on line ..love, Wendy and family.

Kim Cassiano

December 20, 2019

When I visited Grandma earlier this year, she kept me laughing. Her stories about her childhood and working during the war were amazing. She was the kind of person I aspire to be. Her wit and kindness will stay with me always. Love you, Grandma.