Karen Smith

September 29, 1940December 13, 2020
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Karen Smith (nee Kremin), age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Beloved wife of Ronald Smith, Sr.; loving mother of Ronald, Jr. (Beth) Smith, Karla (Richard) Ermel, Richard (Sandi) Smith and Rodney (Lynn) Smith; adoring grandma of Hunter, Gabi, Sarina, Caleb and Rodney, Jr. Smith.

Due to Covid-19, funeral and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Peace Village, 10300 Village Circle Dr., Palos Park, IL 60464, In Loving Memory of Karen Smith.


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Kenneth Gentile

December 25, 2020

Loved the video documenting a life well lived. I fondly remember many family gatherings in the Smith home and as a mom, Aunt Karen, was the glue that held the family together. She was a very nice person and we had many nice chats together. She and Uncle Ron helped raise a wonderful family. I will miss her and am sad that my family didn't have much chance to see her in her final years. I'm very sorry for the Smiths who are mourning right now and I hope their memories of Aunt Karen will comfort them in the years to come. I hope she is having a nice reunion in Heaven right now with all of her family who passed on before her.



Lori Beck

December 19, 2020

Aunt Karen, you will always be remembered as the fun, loving and kind person you were; always with a smile on your face. You were a wonderful God Mother to me and we have such happy memories of our earlier childhood times spent with you. You took part in the infamous fruit salad food fight in your very own kitchen; so much laughter. You and Uncle Ron have raised 4 wonderful children and your legacy will live on thru them. We love you and you will be so dearly missed. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

Mary Mitchell

December 18, 2020

So very sorry for your Loss Rod n family, my heart goes out to all of you at this sad time ! πŸŒΊπŸ™πŸ’ž

Janet Gianatasio

December 18, 2020

Beautiful job on the tribute. So fun to watch. Ron Karla Rick and Rod your mom will be missed so much. We have such fond memories of her and your family. Gone to soon but never forgotten ❀️. Hugs to all of you πŸ™πŸ»

Melissa White

December 18, 2020

Rodney I only remember meeting your mom once when I was maybe 15 or 16. She was very sweet to me. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Kimberley Barteau

December 17, 2020

My dear cousin. My family will always remember sharing holiday memories, especially your mom's yum-yum tree at Christmas time. I will always miss you and hope you meet up with past family members welcoming you with open arms. The ones remaining here will continue holding you in our hearts. Wishing you peace and happiness on your journey.

Karen Jones

December 16, 2020

I’m very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure being neighbors before they moved. We had some very nice conversations over the fence. I also worked for them at Alpha Beta Press back in the day. Boy was I surprised when I realized who we moved next door to, pleasantly of course. She will be missed. You are all in our prayers.

Lynne Lamparski

December 16, 2020

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Karen. We worked together at Alpha Beta Press. In the good old days. We had a lot of laughs and fun back then. Wishing all the family peace, may you find comfort in the memories. Deepest sympathy πŸ’