|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1954|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 2010|
PEORIA - Mary Ann Smith, 56, of Peoria, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She fought her cancer bravely until the end, never giving in to this disease.
Born on June 12, 1954, in Peoria, to Harold and Mary Ann Nauman Leighton. She married Patrick A. Smith on October 19, 1974, in Peoria. He survives.
Mary Ann is also survived by her mother, Mary Ann Leighton of Peoria; one sister, Michele (Dave Fulton) Lockwood of Sherman, IL; one brother, Mark (Judy) Leighton of Canton, IL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.
She was a 1972 Bergan High School graduate.
She was an Engineer at Illinois Bell Telephone Co., where she worked for 24 years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and also a receptionist at the parish. She was an artist, enjoyed drawing, and she loved animals, especially her pets.
Mary Ann was a selfless and holy woman of God that was a peacemaker and very family oriented.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Msgr. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church and one hour before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul School Endowment Fund, 6001 N. University, Peoria, IL 61614.
Published in The State Journal-Register on October 31, 2010
Harold A. Leighton (1933 - 2009)
Resurrection Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Oct 31, 2010
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