Lola Durrant Smitt

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 August 23, 2015




Lola Mae Smitt (nee Durrant), 70, of Dupo, Ill., born May 7, 1945 in Chicago, Ill. passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Lola was a retired school teacher from Dupo Elementary School District 196.

Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Oliver & Verna B., nee Bullinger, Durrant.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald Smitt, her daughter, Alicia (Chris) Ellis, her son, Bob (Natalie) Smitt, her grandchildren, Allyson & Luke Ellis and Cierra & Noah Lauman, her brother, Larry Durrant, her cats, Bitty and Sponge Bob, her grand dogs, Rascal, Joey & Frankie. She is also survived by brother & sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monroe County Humane Society or the Dupo Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Leesman Funeral Home in Dupo, Ill.

Funeral Service will be on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Church of Christ in Dupo, Ill., with Rev. Todd Mushaney officiating.

Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Ill.

50 Year Reunion Questionnaire Response:

I still live in Dupo, Il. (a small town with about 4000 people) . In 2005, I retired from teaching. Now I spend time reading, gardening, and taking care of my four grand-kids. (What a pleasure to spoil them and then send them back to Mom and Dad!)

Only had the two children, Alicia and Bob. They and their families live nearby so we see each other almost every day.

Sorry to miss the reunion, but really enjoy reading about your lives since our graduation and going our separate ways. I promise, though, I’ll be there for the 75th!!!!

25 Year Reunion Questionnaire Response:

Married to Donald … 2 children (Alicia 13 and Robert 10). Elementary teacher. Graduate of Southern
Illinois University in Carbondale. Enjoy painting, sewing and reading. Attended Calumet High, then S.I.U. Taught for 2 years
in Chicago. Married in 1970.

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