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From: "Jo Ann McGhee" <>
Subject: Recent Obit - Wanda L. (SMITH) CRAIN
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 19:07:09 -0400

Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, Sat/Sun 16-17 Aug 2003 issue
(includes photo)
Wanda L. CRAIN, 74, of McLeansboro died 12:46 p.m. Aug. 14, 2003, in the
emergency room of Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro. She was a
homemaker. Mrs. CRAIN was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Hamilton County to Merril
and Martha Ruth (BUHRMESTER) SMITH. She married Charles J. CRAIN on May 23,
1947; he died in 1993. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at
Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. The Revs. Harl COCKRUM and Randall
RAGAN will officiate. Burial will follow at Hickory Hill Cemetery in
Broughton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Saturday) at Gholson
Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Mrs. CRAIN is survived by two sons, David CRAIN and wife Cathy of
McLeansboro and Dennis CRAIN and wife Rita of McLeansboro; two daughters,
Judy KOPP and husband Gary of Charleston and Janet WELLEN and husband Jim of
Dahlgren; 10 grandchildren, Justin and Alex CRAIN of McLeansboro, Dennis P.
and Meghan CRAIN of McLeansboro, Katie HARRIS and husband Kelvin of
McLeansboro, Michael KOPP of Santa Fe, N.M., Melissa KOPP of Chicago,
Matthew and Sara VEATCH of Dahlgren and Caleb WELLEN of Dahlgren; brothers
Carl SMITH and wife Edith of McLeansboro and Charles "Chick" SMITH and wife
Emma Lee of McLeansboro; and sister Sue WHEELER and husband Lincoln of Dale.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. CRAIN was preceded in death by her parents;
one brother, John SMITH; and two nephews, John SMITH and Kevin SMITH. Mrs.
CRAIN was a member of New Salem Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday
school teacher and song leader. She was also a member of the Dale Ruritan
Club. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or Carmi Baptist
Children's Home and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home, where you may
call at 643-2321 for information.

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