Betty L. Smorczeski

Aug 3rd, 1931 - Sep 27th, 2018


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Oct. 1st, 2018 12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Oct. 1st, 2018 2:00 PM


Zeigler Cemetery

Mon, Oct. 1st, 2018

Betty L. Smorczeski

Herrin- Betty L. Smorczeski, 87 of Herrin, formerly of Buckner, passed away at 9:00 PM, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Hurricane Creek Assisted Living Center in Herrin.

Betty was born on August 3, 1931 in Benton to Vallie and Jessie Cook. She married Vince Smorczeski on September 5, 1959 at the shoe factory in Benton, IL. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2014.

She worked as a CNA at Herrin Hospital for 22 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Herrin and the Herrin Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing with her beloved dog, “Co Co”, and planting beautiful flowers, especially roses.

Survivors include-

Son- Charles “Chico” Bowlin and wife Vicki of Christopher
5 Grandchildren:
Benjamin Bowlin and wife Niki of Christopher
Joshua Bowlin and wife Kara of Webster Grove, MO
Ami Schiff and husband Jesse of Christopher
Lisa Sink of Christopher
Steven Brown and wife Lisa of Marion
Great Grandchildren:
Emeri Bowlin and Reed Bowlin
Gabriel Schiff and Lincoln Schiff
Blair Bowlin, Ellie Bowlin and Josie Bowlin
Travis Sink and Damon Sink
Beloved dog- “Co Co”

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter- Barbara Bowlin, brothers- Loyd and Charles Cook and sister- Marilyn Cook.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 1, 2018 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Pastor Matt Frizzell will officiate. Burial will follow at Zeigler Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until time of service, Monday, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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1 Guestbook Message

  • Guest: Mrs. Snead

    From: Westland, Michigan

    Date: September 30, 2018

    To the Smorczeski family, my deepest condolences goes out to your family. Coping with the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult things we’ll ever experience.
    May you find comfort now in God’s strength; “Jehovah is near to those broken at heart.” Psalms 34:18
    And may you find comfort in his future promise of being reunited with our loved ones at John 5:28,29.
    May fond memories comfort you & warm your hearts.