Jolene Emily Smead

Feb 25th, 1956 - Aug 8th, 2020
Jolene Emily Smead

Jolene Emily Smead, age 64, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.

Jolene was born at St. Anthonyโ€™s Hospital in Rock Island County, Illinois on February 25, 1956, the daughter of John Edward and Lois Mae (Cohn) Petit.

Jolene loved life and had a heart of gold. Most importantly, she loved her grandson, Austin John Norris.

Survivors include her children, Noah Justin (Karisa Anne) Norris and Emily Amber Smead; grandson, Austin John Norris; and sister, Michelle Mendoza.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Joleneโ€™s wishes were to be cremated. No services will be held at this time. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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14 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Michelle

    From: , Illinois

    Date: August 11, 2020

    Jolene, my loving sister, yes, the one with a heart of gold.

    I will never forget your humor, laughter, master of the guitar and piano.

    Spent many wonderful times listening to your fabulous singing voice.

    You will be missed and forever be in my heart.

    Until that time ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’–

    I love you Joleneโฃ

  • Guest: Emily EMMA

    From: Davenport, Iowa

    Date: August 12, 2020

    I WILL NEVER FORGET ALL OF OUR BEAUTIFUL TIMES SPENT TOGETHER, REST IN PARADISE MOM, NO MORE SUFFERING, NOBODY CAN EVER HOLD YOU BACK ,YOUR A ONE OF A KIND SOUL.,YOU WILL LIVE ON IN MEMORY FOR ETERNITY., ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ XOXO (BO-STINKY)โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

  • Guest: Arlene Stobinski

    From: OREGON, Ohio

    Date: August 13, 2020

    To the family and friends of Jolene, my most heartfelt condolences. She was such a beautiful soul, kind, loving and I will miss her, dearly.

  • Guest: Debbie Fancher

    From: Dickinson, Texas

    Date: August 13, 2020

    Fly with that Spirit in The Sky! Peace sisterโœŒ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Guest: Theresa Rock

    From: Makanda , Illinois

    Date: August 13, 2020

    So Very sorry for your loss.
    I Moved to Herrin from the QC 4 years ago to Makanda il
    I found her, My old friend
    Glad we had the time we Spent together She was an very old Friend of mine
    She will be greatly missed

  • Guest: Lee Van Andel

    From: Lethbridge Alberta Canada, Montana

    Date: August 13, 2020

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Jolene playing Yahtzee online about 4 years ago. We became Facebook friends and chatted several times on messenger. She was such a lovely positive lady and became a sister of the heart over the years. She will be truly missed.

  • Guest: Carol rockwood

    From: Rock island, Illinois

    Date: August 13, 2020

    My dearest friend. I am in total shock. I will miss you. Take care Emma your mom was unique. Love you

  • Guest: David Armstrong

    From: Columbia, Missouri

    Date: August 13, 2020

    A long time friend. We’ll all miss her laughter and kind spirit.

  • Guest: Michael P. McNeil

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: August 13, 2020

    So sorry to hear this. I have known her for a few years and she was a very giving and happy person. You couldn’t be around her and not smile. You will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Diana Fannin

    From: Oil Springs , Kentucky

    Date: August 13, 2020

    Oh so sorry to hear this. She and I became friends few years ago, she was such a beautiful soul and I shall miss her terribly.my condolences and prayers go out to her children, grandchildren & all her friends….Ik she was loved by many..my heart aches at this sad news.

  • Guest: Kristina Farquhar

    From: Glasgow, Kentucky

    Date: August 14, 2020

    I’m so sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Danny Brown

    From: Abilene, Texas

    Date: August 14, 2020

    All my love and respect to a awesome friend

  • Guest: Dave Haugen

    From: Coon Rapids, Minnesota

    Date: August 14, 2020

    We got to become good friends over the years on Facebook. What a great sense of humor, loving heart and soul. You my dear will be missed… Peace

  • Guest: Emma

    From: DAVENPORT, Iowa

    Date: August 14, 2020

    โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH MOM!!๐Ÿงšโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™‚๏ธ