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Connie Marie Smock

Connie Marie Smock, 70, of Farmington, passed away, May 4th, 2021 with her family by her side.

She was born to the late William V. and Dorothy Grzanich, January 13, 1951, in Canton, Illinois. Connie graduated from Lewistown High School in 1968 and received a degree in Court Reporting from Midstate College.

She married Robert L. Smock July 27, 1968. They resided in Farmington, Illinois for the last forty-six years. Connie is survived by her loving husband, Robert Smock and four children: Angelia (Derryck) Dreher of Vail, Colorado; Heather (Alan) Getz of Glasford; Kimberlee (Matt) Harding of Washington; and Nichole (Andrew) Reiten of Metamora. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Abigail & Noah Dreher, Rachael & Beck Getz, Brendan & Ashton McKeever, Elaina & Jack Reiten and two great-grandchildren: Charlotte Nickel and Ava McKeever. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and William (Bill) V Grzanich, her brother, William (Billy) W. Grzanich, and her sister Bonnie Beth Grzanich.

Connie wrote for the Canton Daily Ledger, ran her own shop (Connie’s Yarn & Macramé), was a certified nurses assistant at the Farmington Nursing Home, was a teacher’s aide for SEAPCO (spending most of that time at Kelly Avenue Elementary in Peoria Heights, Illinois), and cashiered at Hy-Vee (Canton, Illinois). This was in addition to the duties of a full-time wife and mother.

In her spare time Connie enjoyed cooking, reading John Grisham books, collecting angel figurines, collecting I Love Lucy memorabilia, and spending time with her family. She had a smile that would light up the room and a distinct laugh that can be heard through each daughter’s laugh. Those who were close to her knew that she had a unique vocabulary, (aka Connie-ism’s) that made everyone chuckle.

A private celebration of Connie’s life will be held later. The family requests that people make donations in support of Serenity Point Hospice, LLC 507 N. Main St., Canton, Illinois 61520. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

16 Comments

  • Dianna Harper

    Reply May 6, 2021 10:24 am

    Bob and family we are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    The Harper’s

  • Deborah Eskridge

    Reply May 6, 2021 11:06 am

    While I did not personally know this lady, I did enjoy her when I shopped at HyVee. if memory serves me from years ago…….I think I would run into her when I was getting off 3rd shift. Seems like it was a time of day when we both commented how tired we were so i think she might have also worked nights…..she was very kind and made a person happy to run into her. I am very sorry for your loss. Blessings to her family and to her friends, Deb Kuchan

    • Nichole Reiten

      Reply May 6, 2021 10:13 pm

      Thank you Deborah for the kind words. Yes, my mom was a 3rd shift cashier. I think the best part of her job was getting to meet people through her line.

  • Martha Vaughn and Family

    Reply May 6, 2021 11:06 am

    Bob and Daughters, we are so sadden at the loss of Connie. Wishing you peace and comfort in your memories of her.

  • Lorenda Spilker

    Reply May 6, 2021 1:56 pm

    My deepest condolences to Connie’s family. She and her family was well known and liked in Lewistown. She was always very friendly and smiling. Her wonderful memories will be with everyone. Lorenda Spilker

  • Rita & Norman Linn

    Reply May 6, 2021 2:43 pm

    Sorry for you loss. Connie was a very sweet lady.

  • Craig W Miller

    Reply May 6, 2021 5:08 pm

    Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  • Vicki Irwin

    Reply May 6, 2021 5:12 pm

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Connie. We attended school together. My deepest sympathies to Bob and her children. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Diana Jansen

    Reply May 6, 2021 5:45 pm

    My deepest condolences to Connie’s family. May God wrap his comfort and peace around you all!

  • Marilyn L. McClelland Aden

    Reply May 6, 2021 9:06 pm

    I was in Connie’s brother Bill’s class (1970). I recall Connie from High School years. That is a wonderful photo. It shows the beautiful and contagious smile that I remember. My sincerest sympathies to Bob, her children, and her family.

  • Joyce Price

    Reply May 6, 2021 9:25 pm

    My prayers and condolences to Connie’s family and friends! Growing up in Lewistown and in Bills class always friends of both. I am so very sorry!

  • Carol Beyer

    Reply May 6, 2021 9:45 pm

    Angie, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May you & your family find comfort in your many wonderful memories. Hugs & love, Carol & Bob

  • Jan Motsinger

    Reply May 7, 2021 7:29 am

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Connie. I went to school with her in Lewistown. She was well liked by all who knew her. My condolences to her family

  • Sarah and Jeremiah Phillips

    Reply May 8, 2021 9:39 am

    Bob, Kimmie, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Bless you all and Connie as she is now at peace. Many hugs and lots of love!

  • Bonnie Voice

    Reply May 8, 2021 3:13 pm

    Sad in my heart to hear of Connie’s passing. No more pain..rest in peace. Condolences to Bob & daughters & family.

  • Francie Maurice

    Reply May 15, 2021 1:16 pm

    I also knew Connie from her working at Hyvee. Sometimes I’d purchase donuts early in the morning to take to work and she would check me out. Always friendly and pleasant. I had lost track of her and I’m saddened to see that she has passed away.

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