In memory of
Sara Smith (nee Meers) 89, born Dec. 16, 1927 in Joliet, IL, and died Jan. 9, 2017, from dementia. Preceded in death by husband of 57 years, Bill; parents Marietta and Tom Meers; brothers Mark and Scott Meers; infant granddaughter Julie. Survived by 5 children: Marian (Tim) Briggs; Susan (Bill) Harnett; Charlie (Mary Rose) Smith; Mark (Donna) Smith; Sally (Scott) Miller; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jane Smith, OSB; nieces, nephew and other relatives and friends. In addition to raising a family, Sara enjoyed a long career as an interior decorator. All will remember her sense of humor, fashion, style and grace. Special thanks to the staff of Belmont Village in Glenview and Dr. Thomas Triantafillou for their compassionate care as Sara struggled with dementia the past few years. Funeral mass of Christian burial Tues., Jan.17, at Queen of All Saints, Chicago, at 10 a.m., with visitation prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. Donations in Sara's memory can be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd., Chicago, 60645. Arrangements entrusted to Peterson-Bassi Chapels, Michael Leavy Funeral Director. Info 773.637.4441 or www.petersonfuneralhome.com
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