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Evelyn J. Smith

Evelyn J. Smith Evelyn J. Smith

Evelyn Jean Reese Smith, 91, Galena, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at her home.

Born May 5, 1928, in Galena, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Nettie Fife Reese.

She began working for her father at his gasoline service station in Galena when she was 12; when her father retired, she and her husband operated Reese’s Gasoline Station. She was a member of Chapel Hill Christian Church and previously attended Edwardsville United Methodist Church and Galena United Methodist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Smith.

Survivors include a niece, Kathleen Scott.

Visitation: Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 4, after 10 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.

Funeral: Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in the Galena United Methodist Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the New Albany Animal Shelter, 215 W. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150.