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Rose Marie (Sanders) Smith

March 21, 1947 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Rose Smith Obituary

Rose Marie Smith, 76, passed away January 20, 2024 at Alton Memorial Rehabilitation and Therapy with her family by her side.

Born in Alton on March 21, 1947, she was the daughter of Estle Arkell and Juanita Marie (Lack) Sanders.

Rose had been employed as a machinist for the Olin Corporation (Winchester Division) for several years before retiring in March of 2008. She enjoyed gardening and planting her flowers.

On September 29, 1984 in Godfrey, she was married to Ralph Smith. He survives.

Surviving also are a daughter, Karen Squier (David Gray) of East Alton; two step-sons; granddaughter, Aubrey Smith; grandson, Keegan Smith; sisters, Connie (Larry) Bell of Moro, Barbara (Todd) Webb of Edwardsville; brother, Danny (Brenda) Sanders of East Alton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 am until time of service at 1 pm, Friday, January 26 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Pastor Justin Bell will officiate.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials are suggested to The Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation.

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January 26, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Marks Mortuary (Wood River)

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

1:00 PM
Marks Mortuary (Wood River)


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