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Vonda Smith

October 7, 1957 — February 5, 2023

Wilmington

Vonda Smith

Age 65 of Wilmington, Illinois, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois.

Born October 7, 1957 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Vonda Leah is a daughter of Owen and the late Margaret "Peggy" (Starkey) Webb. She moved with her family to Wilmington where she graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1975. Vonda married Gary Lynn Smith and together they moved to California. They later relocated briefly to Kansas until returning to Wilmington in 1989. Vonda gained employment with Precision Components, Inc. in Wilmington where she worked for over 30 years.

Vonda was very active in her childrens' extra curricular activities, participating as a coach and scorekeeper with the Wilmington Baseball and Softball Association, and rarely missed one of their games. This commitment carried on through her grandchildren, sometimes traveling through multiple states to support their sporting events. Being a loving and committed wife, mother, and grandmother was Vonda's true calling in life. She loved spending time with her boys going camping and fishing, and always looking forward to their family trips to Missouri. Vonda was also a devoted daughter to her father, making sure he was always well taken care of. She enjoyed reading, especially Stephen King novels, and her regular Friday night card games, but family and friends always came first and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her father, Owen Webb of Wilmington; three children: Dale Smith of Wilmington, Derek (Tiffany) Smith of New Lenox, and Dustin Smith of Wilmington; three granddaughters: Kendall, Kali, and Kloe Smith of New Lenox; one sister, Tonya (Ken) Hagemeyer of Glendale, Arizona, and one brother, Kevin (Paula) Webb of Wilmington; four brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Vonda was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Webb, her husband, Gary Smith, and one brother in infancy.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 4:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral services.

Vonda will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Monday, February 13, 2023. Those wishing to attend are welcome to assemble at the funeral home on Monday morning beginning at 11:00 a.m. for a procession, which will depart at 11:30 a.m. Committal services are scheduled at 12:00 p.m.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Vonda's memory to a charity of the donor's choosing.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Vonda's memorial page via social media.

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Vonda Smith, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 10, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 10, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 13, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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