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Sally Ann Smith

August 10, 1942 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 79)


Sally Ann Smith, 79, of Somonauk and formerly of North Aurora, passed away on October 1, 2021 at Prairie Crossing in Shabbona, IL. She was born August 10, 1942, the daughter of Gladys and Donald Jesseman Sr.

Sally was a high spirited and independent woman. She received a bachelor degree in Art from Illinois State University and paved the way for other women to get admitted to agriculture classes while attending. She absolutely adored animals and art. So much that she drew and painted mostly cows, steers, and other animals. Art was a big hobby of hers, she attended many county fairs winning many awards, including top honors at the Sandwich fair. When not drawing or playing piano, Sally was an excellent marksman, beating out the men in some events.

Sally is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ronald Smith; her stepdaughter, Julie Smith; her niece, Kimberly Jesseman; nephews, Scott and Craig Jesseman; and her two children.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Donald Jesseman Sr; and her brother, Donald Jesseman Jr.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2-4 PM at Heritage Harbor, 111 Harbor View Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350. Guests please use the East entrance. Arrangements entrusted to Dieterle Memorial Home.

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