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Louis Oliver Smith

March 5, 1924 ~ August 18, 2018 (age 94)

Louis Oliver Smith, 94, of Carlinville, IL, died at Heritage Health of Carlinville, IL on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm. He was born March 5, 1924, in Gillespie Township, IL to Edward Smith & Maude (Stinnett) Smith. He married Louisa Pauline (Hammann) Smith on May 3, 1952 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Gillespie, IL. She preceded him in death on November 23, 2016. He was a retired farmer. Louis was a member of the Macoupin County Farm Bureau and Zion Lutheran Church of Carlinville, IL. Louis was Trustee of the Brushy Mound Township from 1968-2009. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, horseshoes, bowling, square dancing, and playing cards. He was an avid Cardinal fan. He is survived by his children, Leland L. (Nancy) Smith of Carlinville, IL, Lorraine L. (Jerry) Strode of Springfield, IL, Linda L. Smith of Bloomington, IL, grandchildren, Nicole Schuette, Stefan Smith, Brandon Strode, Britney Porter, great-grandchildren, Samuel Schuette, Eric Schuette, Jason Schuette, Brayden Strode, Camden Strode, sister, Marie Fouts of Taylorville, IL and his dog and faithful companion, Freddie. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, half brother, Richard Schroll, half sister, Helen Harms, sisters, Laura Price, Fern Campbell and brother, Oren Smith. Friends may call on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, Carlinville, IL from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Funeral services are Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church, Carlinville, IL with Pastor Timothy Wilcoxen officiating. Burial will be at Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville, IL. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church of Carlinville, IL, Carlinville Senior Citizens Center, or Macoupin County Transportation. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.


Donations may be made to:

Zion Lutheran Church
Carlinville IL

Carlinville Senior Citizens Center

Macoupin County Transportation


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