In Memory of

Louise Smith

Full Name: Louise E Smith
Date of Birth: June 28, 1918
Date of Death: August 11, 2020
August 15, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Cuba United Methodist Church
Service Information:
August 15, 2020 - 11:00 AM - Cuba United Methodist Church

Cuba- Louise E. Smith, 102, of Cuba, passed away at 11:24 PM Tuesday August 11, 2020 at Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba.

She was born June 28, 1918 at Ipava, the daughter of Irl H. and Edith N. (Danner) Weber. She married Vernon S. Smith on June 5, 1943 at Pamona, CA; and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson, Christopher I. Smith. Survivors include one daughter, Kathie (Rich) Hamilton of Cuba, one son, Jack V. Smith of St. David, two grandchildren, Angela M. (David) Ragle of Ipava, and Kimberly D. (Gregory) Schreacke of Elizabethtown, KY; five great grandchildren, Bryan (Rianna) Ragle, Michelle Ragle, Rachel Ragle, Andrew Schreacke, and Bradley Schreacke.

Louise received her teaching degree from Western Illinois University and taught school at the Weldon School at rural Ipava, and also the Cuba School. She had also worked as a secretary to the commander at Camp Ellis, and also as a key puncher at Caterpillar. She later was the office manager at her husband’s Optometric practice for many years. She was a member of the Cuba United Methodist Church, DAR, KAPPA PHI GAMMA Sorority, an honorary member of Colonial Dames XVIIC, honorary member of Cuba American Legion, and a honorary member of WIU. She also served as a Girl Scout chair person, a Cub Scout leader, and a longtime member of the AOA and IOA Women’s Auxiliary.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Cuba United Methodist Church where visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Social distancing and face masks will be required. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass-Putman Rescue Squad, Cuba United Methodist Church, or Clayberg Nursing Home. To view Louise’s life tribute or to send condolences visit

To view video tribute click here.

From: Gina and Cliff TrwadwayAug 12 2020 5:51PM
very sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady and will be missed
From: Mark and Laura PlottsAug 13 2020 9:45AM
We are so very sorry for your loss!  Louise was a wonderful lady and neighbor.
Sending hugs and prayers to your family.
Mark and Laura  and family
From: Alice and Gary KuzniarAug 13 2020 11:17AM
We are all better for having known her.  With our sincere sympathy, Alice and Gary
From: Lorenda SpilkerAug 13 2020 1:52PM
My very deepest sympathy to Louise's family. I first met Louise when I was 13 years old. I needed my eye checked and went to Dr. Smith in Lewistown up on the square. Many years of going there and enjoyed visiting with her each time. Later as years went by when I would see her with Kathy. She was an wonderful woman and shall be missed. But, her memory shall live on with all of us. God Blessed her and the entire family. Sincerely, Lorenda (Schnarr) Spilker.
From: Linda (Peterson) GrzanichAug 13 2020 9:16PM
To the family:  Louise was one special lady.  I had the honor of knowing her and your dad when he treated me for over 45 years.  She was the heart of the office in Lewistown.  The good Lord broke the mold when they made these two unique individuals and they will always hold a special place in my heart forever.  She is now with her beloved husband, Vernon.  Go grant you peace in knowing that they were respected and loved.
From: The FawcettsAug 14 2020 3:55PM
So sorry for your loss! Louise was a Great Neighbor and will always be missed.  
Prayers to all of you!
Clay, Doreen, & Family
From: Charlesa & Dale YoungAug 14 2020 7:29PM
Louise lived an abundant and rich life.  We were all blessed to have her in our lives.  I am so glad you have beautiful photos of your Mom!  Hugs and prayers, dear ones.??
From: Linda ParshAug 14 2020 11:06PM
You have so many wonderful memories to keep Weezie with you always. She was a blessing to all of us lucky enough to have known her.  Sorry I won’t be able to be with you for the service, but I will be thinking of you.  Blessings and love to you.
From: Gayle Blodgett Aug 15 2020 12:09AM
What a wonderful woman and such a full life. Love to you all.
From: Danny G ParryAug 15 2020 9:23AM
So sorry for your loss.  She had a long and wonderful life and was beautiful person. She taught about 300 yards south of my house. Her and my mother will have a wonderful time together for eternity.  Love, Danny
From: Sara Starcevich Aug 15 2020 9:49AM
A truly lovely woman, inside and out. A life lived well.
From: Mary KrippelAug 15 2020 5:05PM
I am so sorry to hear of Louise death.

We lost a beautiful lady.

Mary Krippel
From: Mike whiteAug 17 2020 11:15AM
Kathy and Rich and family sorry for your loss as she was a great women and I was proud to have known her she was a big highlight in my daughter's life growing up she will be missed.

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