Lillian Smithe

Posted Online: April 19, 2014, 9:06 pm
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Lillian Smithe, 94, of Davenport, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Home.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport.
She was born July 30, 1919, in Urbana, Ill., to Arthur and Helma Detmers.
Survivors are daughters, Carol Timbrook, Davenpor,; Vicki Lynn Smith, Davenport; son, Glenn "Butch," Davenport; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Clasen,


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