Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

July 31, 2013

Mary Smock


Effingham Daily News

---- — Mary Jane Smock, 75, of Flora, died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville, with the Rev. Dallas Bear officiating. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Memorial tributes and condolences may be made to the family at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.

Mary was born Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1938, in Clay County, the daughter of the late Clovis Ballard and the late Geneva (Glardon) Ballard. She married Robert Ranes and to this union two sons were born. He preceded her in death and Mary was later united in marriage to Cloyd Smock.

She was employed by Sullivan Masonic Home as a housekeeper and enjoyed her time attending the Louisville United Methodist Church.

Mary is survived by her sons, Randy (Linda) Ranes of Louisville, Kelly Ranes of Farina and Bret Smock of Bethany; brother, Benny (Cora) Ballard of Louisville; sisters, Nellie VanDyke of Louisville and Betty Best of Johnsonville; grandchildren, Corey, Kailee, Cody and Colby Ranes and Tyler Smock; and great-grandchild, Serenity Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husbands, Robert Ranes and Cloyd Smock.

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