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Marie I. Smessaert

Mrs. Marie Isiedean Smessaert, 93, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 11:55 AM Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

She was born August 16, 1919 in Blandinsville, IL the daughter of Carl A. and Grace Baughman Newman. On September 28, 1937 she married Charles L. Stevens. He died October 10, 1992. She married Clifford P. Slayton on September 18, 1999. He died January 19, 2003. On February 14, 2004 she married Henry Smessaert. He died January 7, 2010.

Marie worked at the former LaHarpe Hospital from 1965 - 1986 where she was supervisor of housekeeping and later at the nursing home in LaHarpe. She was a member of the LaHarpe American Legion Auxiliary and the LaHarpe Christian Church.

She is survived by one son, Robert L. Stevens of Burlington, IA, 6 step-children, 6 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Elizabeth Olson of Quincy, IL and her special friend, Laura DeHaven of LaHarpe.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers and her parents.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Nate McCarter officiating. Burial will be in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Friends may call anytime between 3:00 and 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for a charity of the donor’s choice. Send a condolence here.

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