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Ellen Ann Smith, 64, of DeKalb, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at home, with her daughter at her side.
Born August 3, 1954, in Streator, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Wright) Overocker, Ellen was a 1973 graduate of Streator High School. She was employed for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was a veteran of the US Army.
Ellen was a loving mother, sister and aunt. She loved her grandkids; and her Pugs, Emily and Dusty; and was an avid baker.
She is survived by her children, Jason (Karen Campbell) Rager, Shauna (Jose) Sifuentes, Ginnifer (Anthony Walden) Welton, Kari Smith and Laurie (Sean Sitzes) Smith; grandchildren, Jerry, Justin, Joshua, William, Jacob, Anthony, Jesse and Joselin; and sister, Deborah (William) Howard.
She was predeceased by her parents; grandson, John Hawks; and brother, William Overocker Jr.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018, at Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St.
Contributions can be made to the Ellen Smith Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services in Sycamore, Ill.; 815-895-6589.

Condolences & Shared Memories (5)

  1. Amie Camero

    My heart goes out to the whole family, I'm so sorry that your all going through this tough time. Your mom was a wonderful person and had a very big heart. May she always be with you and keep watching over you till you meet again. RIP Ellen Always missed never forgotten.

  2. Marla Bronstein

    We're so sorry for your loss. Sending our family's condolences to all of Ellen's family.

  3. Amina Gayles

    Sorry for ur loss sweetie things will get better I love u and I'm right down the hall if u need me God bless you and your family😚😚😚ðŸ'žðŸ'žðŸ'ž

  4. Jamie Westerman

    One of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. She would tell you exactly how she felt in the most kindest most gentlest way. I always felt like she loved me just as much as she did her own kids. Ellen's children always accepted me and allowed me to honor their mother are referring to her as Mom. I will miss her dearly so relieved she's not struggling to breathe anymore and not suffering. With everything I saw that sweet lady go through she always did with enough humor to keep the tears away. What do you say the one of your Heroes go home. I love her and I miss her already way too much.

  5. Victoria and Brenda Trujillo

    Our heart goes out to the family. Our condolences may Ellen watch over her family sending our love and prayers. Ellen was a very sweet person and treated everyone that she came across like her own. She will be missed.


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