Deborha Lynn Smith

Maquon – Deborha Lynn Smith, 61, of Maquon, passed away at 8:16 AM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her residence. She was born on April 12, 1957 in Pekin, IL to Charles W. and Carol (Struber) Hoerr. She married Floyd “Ed” Smith on August 12, 1983 in Canton, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Charles W. (Katie) Smith of Farmington, IL, Dottie Lynn Smith of Maquon, IL, Julie (Larry) Zumstein of Canton, IL, and Angie (Nick) Orwig of Canton, IL; seven grandchildren, Lucas Zumstein, Zachary Smith, Emma Orwig, Jacob Smith, Karlee Zumstein, Easton Orwig, and Kaleb Smith; two sisters, Dorothy Terhune of IA and Sonya Culp of Canton, IL; and many loving adopted children and grandchildren.

Deborha was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tony Hoerr.

Deborha was a homesteader and a past member of Covenant Community Church in Canton.

A celebration of life will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 11 AM to 12 PM. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to filling her homestead wishes in care of Bank of Yates City. To view Deborha’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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9 Responses to Deborha Lynn Smith

  1. Anna Kucia says:

    I have know Debbie Since I lived On Oak street and she really helped me out with my two little Boys.
    She took me under her wing and was a big help to me with my boys.
    I knew her little Brother,her mother.
    All 3 were good people .
    May they all rest in peace.
    I’m very saddened to hear of her passing .
    Deepest condolences going out to her family .

  2. Chantel says:

    You were such a beautiful woman inside and out. My heart aches for our family to have lost such a jewel. Thank you for the wonderful 7 years I got to know you. Thank you for the memories and your stories about my husband’s childhood. Thank you for all your help with essential oils for our aliments to keep us all healthy. Thank you for loving our children like you loved your own. Easton is very sad and asks about you often. We didn’t get to see you as often this past year with working a lot and trying to remodel, and it hurts because I really enjoyed our joyful visits. We had some amazing uplifting conversations and you made me feel very loved and welcomed always. I will appreciate all you have done for us and will miss you. Heaven truly did gain an angel. He probably needed you to take care of the children because you are so great with them. I’m sorry to your family for the great loss but I know you are smiling down at all of them. I love you Aunt Debbie. Rest easy now and rejoice in Jesus Name.

  3. Cheryl Emmons Cockerham says:

    My heart is heavy with sadness for, Ed, Dottie, Charlie Wayne and all of the rest of Deb’s family. I have known Deb since 3rd grade and she was always a fun person to be around but always in control and knew what she wanted. I gave her and Charlie Wayne a place to stay when she was going through a ruff time in her life and Charlie was just 3 months old. Then Ed came into her life and things were much better for her and all her hopes and dreams came true. She never had an easy life, but she knew what she wanted. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. She will be dearly missed. RIP dear friend and fly high with the Angels and spread many seeds of Love and Happiness!

  4. John says:

    God puts many people in our paths during our growing years. Although it has many years that our paths crossed, we still have those times to remember. We asked the HOLY SPIRIT to give you peace and joy in your time of loss. Remember, that God is in control and let the joy of the Lord fill your hearts.
    John & Ginny

  5. Evelyn McRae says:

    God must have needed another Angel, he chose Deb. Deb will always be remembered for all the good she had done here on earth. Deb had a smile on her face always, and her laughter was contagious. My condolences to her family, may God wrap his arms around all of you and comfort you . Deb will be greatly missed. I loved her dearly.
    Aunt Evelyn

  6. Evelyn McRae says:

    Deb was a lovely person. Deb loved life ,God, and her family You could count on her to have a smile on her face and a hearty laugh. May God welcome Deb with open arms. My condolences to her family . Deb, I will miss you greatly.

  7. hanna hoerr says:

    she was a very great aunt of mine she taught me things i remember and i won’t forget because what she taught me was things to do in art rest in paradise aunt debbie u will be missed and loved go bless

  8. Deanna Lucas says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I am keeping all in my thoughts and prayers.

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