Brian J. Smith 54, of rural Lerna, Illinois, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015, in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, Illinois. Brian was born February 19, 1961, in Charleston, Illinois, the son of Lois Smith. He married Riann Russell, April 20, 2005, in Charleston, Illinois.He was a grain farmer and was employed by Sidenstricker farms.
Brian leaves his wife, Riann Smith of rural Lerna, IL: one son, Brian Smith and one daughter, Geniffer Kamplain both at home: two brothers, Danny Oakley of Toledo, IL, Wayne Oakley and wife Marilyn of Toledo, IL, He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. Memorials may be sent to Riann Smith at 391 North County Road 1320 East, Lerna, IL 62440.
As per Brian’s wishes, his body will be cremated and a Memorial Gathering will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday, December 28, 2015, in the Free Methodist Church of Neoga, Illinois. The Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, is in charge of arrangements.
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