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Dorothy Smith

Jul 26th, 1937 - Jun 28th, 2024

Graveside Service: 2 p.m., on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the Clay City Cemetery 

Those who wish to attend are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.


      Dorothy Mae (Fry) Smith, age 86 of Clay City, died at 10:28 a.m., on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

      Dorothy was born July 26, 1937, in Mt. Erie, Illinois, the daughter of Charlie and Katie (Howe) Fry.  She married William “Bill” Roscoe Smith of Xenia, Illinois on October 22, 1953, in Louisville, Illinois.

      Dorothy, along with her husband Bill, had owned and operated Checker gas station in Gibson City, Illinois.  In their younger years, they loved to vacation with just the two of them to many site-seeing destinations within the United States.  In 1981, Bill and Dorothy moved their family back to Clay City to the family farm where Dorothy was raised.  It was then they owned and operated the Smith’s Clay City Supermarket.

      Survivors include three sons, John “Bill” William Smith of Olney, Paul (Linda) Smith of Mattoon, and Mark (Kimberley) Smith of Flora; three daughters, Mabel “Kay” Smith of Olney, Patricia (Bob) Gerth of Normal, and Holly (Chris) Cunningham of Sherman, honorary son (brother-in-law), Mike (Connie) Smith; 16 grandchildren, Kim (Steve) Eyer, Stacey (Sean) Dunlap, Chrissy (Roger) Phillips, Lauren (Scott) Hill, Regan Smith (Austin Larson), Ray (Jennifer) Gerth, Robert Gerth, Brad (Sarah) Gerth, Erin Thacker, Cori (Jay) Fryman, Jordan (Morgan) Smith, Alexis (Caleb) Kauk, Joseph Smith, Abram Smith, Connor Cunningham, and Colliin Cunningham; 33 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Mona Ellen Smith, 3 sisters, Mabel Fry, Ruby “Jean” Murray-Carlyle, and Joyce “Sue” Winters; 5 brothers, Thomas Fry, Herschel Fry, Roy Fry, Andrew “Dale” Fry, and James Fry; and a great-grandchild, Micah Heflin.

      Dorothy had previously resided in Joliet, Gibson City, Clay City, Olney, and Springfield.  Her final resting place will be in Clay City Cemetery next to her true love, Bill, and daughter, Mona.

      A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the Clay City Cemetery with Pastor James Earleywine officiating.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to either Beyond the Walls, Flora First Methodist Church Blessing Bag Program, or Residential Hospice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Antoinette Davis

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Jeannie King

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Mark Phillips

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Mike and Sharon Gray

June 28th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends

Tammy Foster

June 28th

Mark I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I thought alot of her and your dad. They were wonderful people.

Bill and Robin Atwood

June 29th

Prayer of comfort and peace!!!

Leon & Glenda Sharp

June 29th

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Linda Fry

June 29th

So may the chain be unbroken by and by. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I may not be there in person but i'm there in my heart. Love and hugs.

Donald Fry / Sheery Evilsizer

June 29th

like to send our prayers for you all in the hard times we face . there allways looking over us when we need then ,we just stop and think and they let you know what you need to do. i have done the same with my mom and dad as well. but yes we will allways miss them and they never be forgot in

Claudia Bedel

June 29th

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers to the family🙏🏻❤️🫂

Joyce Watson

June 30th

Chrissy sorry to learn about your Grandma. Dorothy was sweet lady. So glad I had the pleasure of working with her before she moved to Olney. You and your family are in my prayers.

Becky Stocke

June 30th

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time

Della Hall Thomas

July 4th

Sorry for your loss!! I grew up south of Clay City where Dorothy did.. She was very sweet person!!

Jennifer Franklin Smith

July 13th

I am so sorry to see that Dorothy has passed.. she and Bill were a big part of my younger years growing up in Clay City, 2 if the nicest people you ever met..later seeing her in Olney, my husband did work for her, it was nice to reconnect..sympathies to Kay and your family.



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