Peterson Funeral Chapel

​            Thelma Pauline Smith, 91, of Aurora passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

            She was born to John and Julia Justus Siegrist on October 7, 1925 in Verona, MO.  She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her husband, Billy; 3 sons, Wayne Smith and wife, Jane of Aurora, Gary Smith of Richland and Jerry Smith and wife, Martha of Aurora; 2 sisters, Ada May Murray of Independence, MO. and Evelyn Sickler of Bald Knob, AR.; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, John "Jr." Siegrist, Loren "Frank" Siegrist and Floyd Siegrist; and 3 sisters, Helen Beshears, Ruth Williams and Sybil "Joan" Mitchell..

            Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Mars Hill Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

​            Visitation will be held Sunday from 11-12 p.m. in the funeral home.