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Sarah E. Smith


Sarah E. Smith
Sarah E. Smith

MARSEILLES — Sarah Elizabeth Smith, 28, of Marseilles, passed away Tuesday, April 3.

A funeral ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Ottawa Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Bladen officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. prior to services Friday at Ottawa Funeral Home.

Sarah was born Feb. 26, 1990, in Spring Valley, to Stephen and Rebecca (Nelson) Smith. She was a 2008 graduate of Ottawa High School and spent four years in band while there. She also attended Illinois Valley Community College.

She currently was a shift manager at Papa John’s in Ottawa. Sarah enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Lillian, and being outdoors. She had a passion for art, music and took dance classes since she was 4 years old through high school. 

She is survived by her parents; her daughter, Lillian Rose; two siblings, Steven (Mary St. Aubin) Smith and Stephanie (Paul) Addink; her grandparents, Delbert (Dorothy) Nelson; her aunts, Jennifer (Greg) Allen, Lori (Sonny) Preci, Dorothy Peterson and Doreen Nelson; many cousins; and her furry baby, Snickers.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James (Lucille) Smith; and her uncle, Delbert Swen Nelson.

Memorials may be directed to her family to be used for her daughter’s education.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at ottawafuneralhome.com.

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