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Barbara Smith

August 2, 1959 — November 30, 2020

Barbara Smith

Barbara G. Smith

Age 61, a resident of Saratoga Towers in Morris, and formerly of Joliet, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020.

Born August 2, 1959 in Joliet, Illinois, Barbara Gail is a daughter of Jean (Hannah) Stedman of Gardner, and the late James Thomas Stedman. She was raised in Joliet, and graduated from Joliet Central High School where she was active in ROTC and was an expert rifleman. Barbara enjoyed sewing and crocheting, and took pleasure in participating in craft shows throughout the years. Above all else, she was a wonderful mother who made her children her priority and loved them very much.

Survivors include her mother, Jean Stedman of Gardner; daughter, Holly Smith (fiancé, Cody Kuehni) of Coal City; son, Jeremy Smith of Bolingbrook; siblings: Dorothy Stedman (Linda) of Godley, Bob (Debbie) Stedman of Tennessee, Mike Stedman of Gardner and Debbie (Ken) Knepper of Braidwood, numerous nieces and nephews, including Frank (Marissa) Staats of Emington, Illinois, and the father of her children, Keith Smith of Bolingbrook.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, James Stedman, and one son James Smith on July 6, 2020.

The family will receive friends for a COVID observant visitation on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City from 10:00 a.m. until the time of private family funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Due to current pandemic guidelines, face masks will be required for attendees and measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order. The funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the safe number set forth for the visitation.

Those wishing to participate in Barbara’s services online are welcome to join the live-streamed service beginning at 12:00 p.m., Saturday morning, December 5, 2020 by logging onto her memorial page.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Barbara’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Smith, please visit our flower store.


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