Linda M. Smith, age 73, of Belle MO, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at the Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by her family.
Linda was born January 22, 1940, in Rock Island, IL, a daughter to the late Robert E. Lee and Viva (Watkins) Lee.
Linda graduated from Ritenour High School in 1959.
On August 8, 1959, Linda was united in marriage to Wesley E. Smith, Jr. in St. Ann, Missouri. From this union, they raised four children. Wes and Linda moved to the Belle area and were residents for over seventeen years. Wes survives of the home.
Linda was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, traveling, camping, and in her younger years bowling. She also enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds that came around in the spring and summer. Her biggest joy in life was spending time and taking care of her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Linda is survived by: her four children; Robin Sweet (Randall) of St. Peters, Michele Brewer of Grover, Karen Medows (Mike) of Union, Gene Smith III (Mary) of Warrenton; two brothers, Greg Lee and Bill Lee, both of Virginia; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends,
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by: three sisters, Carol Anne Barlow, Lareca Ashby, and Donna Schuler.
Services for Linda will be held at 11:00 a.m., on January 4, 2014, at the Lighthouse Baptist Church located at 3025 North Lindbergh Blvd in St. Ann, MO.