Hilda F. Smith

Apr 20th, 1921 - Sep 5th, 2017


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Sep. 11th, 2017 12 pm - 2 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Sep. 11th, 2017 2 pm


Rose Hill Cemetery

Mon, Sep. 11th, 2017

Hilda F. Smith

Hilda F. Smith, 96, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, formerly of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm at the Christian Health Center surrounded by her family.

Hilda was born April 20, 1921 in White Ash the daughter of Peter P. and Luella (Wolverton) Wisek. She married Valice W. Smith on August 1, 1946 in Johnston City and together they shared over 57 years of marriage until his death on March 11, 2004.

She was a WWII veteran of the Army Women’s Corp, where she served in the Intelligence Dept. Hilda was a 50 year member of Marion First Baptist Church, where she was active in Sunday School classes for adults and children, after she relocated to Bowling Green she joined the Oak Forrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include her:

Son – Dwayne Smith and wife Ellen of Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Grandchild – Dwayne A. Smith of Virginia

Grandchild – Heather McClaren of Ziegler

Grandchild – April Smith

Eight great grandchildren – Abagail, Emily and Valerie Smith, Cordelia & Kaleb Smith, Charlie & Bryce Tibbs, and Kimber Butler

Great great grandchild – Jade Sparrow

Several nieces and nephews

Preceded by her Parents, Husband – Valice Smith, six brothers – Herman, Clarence, Lee, Orville, James and Paul Wisek, great grandchild – Angel Tibbs

Funeral services will be Monday, September 11, 2017 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Military rites will be presented by members of the Marion V.F.W. Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and National Guard Flag Detail Unit.  Visitation will be Monday from 12 pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.







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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Heather McLaren

    From: Zeigler, Illinois

    Date: September 8, 2017

    I miss you so much grandma! Wait for me so we can be together again…

  • Guest: Gene & Gladys Faller

    From: Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Date: September 9, 2017

    She was a beautiful lady with a lovely smile. We will miss her!

  • Guest: Trinka Shubert Altenberger

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: September 9, 2017

    Many Great memories of Hilda, She will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy for this loss to you Dwayne and Allen. Love you

  • Guest: Sandy and Don Reiner

    From: Oak Lawn, Illinois

    Date: September 11, 2017

    How we will miss this precious lady who we were blessed enough to call our aunt. She was tiny in size but huge in heart. A heart which she generously and
    lovingly shared with others.
    Our love and prayers are with you Dwayne,Ellen, Allen, and family. May God bless each of you and may
    His love see you through this difficult time.
    Sandy and Don