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Obituary for Josephine P. Smith
JOSEPHINE P. SMITH, 99, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the nursing home. Josephine was born December 14, 1909 in Morrison to Jacob and Jenny (Vogel) Tenboer. She was educated in the Union Grove Grade Schools and graduated from Morrison High School. She attended Northern Illinois Teachers College in DeKalb, IL. She married Garrett Smith on August 5, 1931 in Fulton, IL. He died August 28, 1958. Jo"s teaching career lasted for 40 years " 10 years in the area rural schools and 30 years as kindergarten teacher in the Morrison Public School. She was a charter member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison and member of the church"s Fellowship and Study Circle. She also served as the church"s choir director for 25 years and was chairman of the Keenagers Group. Jo was active in the Morrison Parent/Teacher"s Association and the Girl Scouts. She also volunteered at the Morrison Golden Meals, Resthave Nursing Home, and the Morrison Historical Society. She was the last living charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teachers organization. Her membership in this organization spanned 66 years. Jo liked to travel and loved music, reading, children, and animals. Survivors include one son, Doug Smith of Houston, TX; one daughter, Sue Schulz of Littleton, CO; two grandchildren, Andrew and Scott Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett; two brothers, Corneil and James Tenboer; and one sister, Harriet Ottens.
FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN AND WHERE: 2:00 PM Monday " January 12, 2009 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev Jeff McIlrath " Pastor: Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION 12 Noon until time of funeral service; Monday " January 12, 2009 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, IL. The Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.INTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL