Margaret L. (Ward) SmithMarch 2, 1935 ~ October 28, 2017 (age 82)
Margaret L. Smith, nee Ward, age 82, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Being one of the original Ward girls with the beautiful blue eyes, Marge was born in Joliet and living in Wilmington since 1974. Marge was formerly employed at the original Joliet Medical Group on Jefferson St. from 1955 until her retirement when they moved to their new location on Glenwood Ave. in 1969.
A proud graduate of St. Bernard’s School in Ridgewood and the all girl’s Providence High School in downtown Joliet. Marge will always be remembered as a devoted wife and mother.
Preceded in death and joining her in heaven are her daughter Mary Margaret Smith; her parents John Sr. and Lillian (Woodin) Ward; her sister Phyllis R. Podlesny, brother-in-law John Brookman; her mother-in-law Elizabeth (Connor) Smith; Uncle Buck, James Connor; and special friends Walter & Colleen Lampman, Grandma Roou, Grandma Lombardi and Colo & Marguerite Fornelli.
Survived by her loving husband of 55 years on October 20th, Thomas H. Smith and her son T.J./Thomas John (Angela) Smith; sisters Shirley Brookman, Norma Jean(Raymond) Webster, Lillian (Michael Sr.) Mancuso, Patricia Orosco and Carol (Harold) Clark; brother Robert (Kathy) Ward; her favorite, brother John Jr. (Marie) Ward; and brother-in-law Don Podlesny. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Mom you were so kind and a living saint to everyone who met you.
Funeral services from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held Thursday from 3:30-8:00 p.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.