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Judith Smith

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Judith Smith

Geneseo, IL - Judith A. Smith, 82, of Geneseo died on Monday, September 6, 2021 at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. Memorial visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo. Cremation has been accorded and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Hammond-Henry Hospital Foundation,

Judith Ann Brokaw was born April 17, 1939, in Galesburg, IL, the daughter of Wilbur and Bernadine (VanDervort) Brokaw. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1957. She attended Illinois Wesleyan College, Bloomington, IL. She was united in marriage to James L. Smith on April 29, 1961, in Moline, IL. He survives.

Judy worked as an executive secretary and dental assistant last working for Dr. Ronald Pachall dentistry in Moline before retiring. She was an accomplished violinist and played in the Illinois Wesleyan College Orchestra. She enjoyed traveling and oil painting.

Survivors include her husband, James; a son, Raul Melgar-Smith, Madison, WI; a brother, Bill (Jackie) Brokaw, Bollingbrook; a sister, Nancy Brokaw, Peoria; a sister-in-law, Sue Glanz, East Moline; several nieces and nephews and very dear friends Joyce and Gary Meling and their family. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Posted online on September 07, 2021

Published in Geneseo Republic

Service Information


Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services 225 E. Park St., Geneseo, IL
September 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM