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Wilna L. Smith LaRue

  • Birth 2 Oct 1911 Galva, Henry County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 31 Jan 2000 Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 107540599

Daughter of Clark & Nellie (Becklean) Smith, married William W. LaRue March 1, 1930 in Galesburg, IL.
Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - Wednesday, February 2, 2000
KEWANEE - Wilna L. LaRue, 88, of Kewanee died at 12:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Oakwood Health Care Center.

Born Oct. 2, 1911, in Galva to Clark R. and Nellie J. Becklean Smith, she married William W. LaRue II on March 1, 1930, in Galesburg. He died Oct. 2, 1994.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Raimasson, and two brothers.

Surviving are two sons, William III of Boston and Gary (and Pat) of North Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. Jon (Marlene) Clayton and Mrs. Cleo (Jeanneane) Nance, both of Kewanee; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Raimasson Smith of Galva.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Carter Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer's Association.

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  • Added: 30 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107540599
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wilna L. Smith LaRue (2 Oct 1911–31 Jan 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107540599, citing Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by One Foot In The Grave (contributor 47388650) .