Linda C. Smith, 74, of Winnebago, IL passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 25, 1946 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Willis and Betty “Jane” Laymon. She worked at Amerock for over 35 years, where she met several life-long friends. Linda then worked at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Home until she retired. Linda was also an avid golfer. In 1987 her friends convinced her to enter a city golf tournament, which she won. That's it, she was hooked! Since then, Linda has gone on to celebrate many victories. Linda was a big part of the Rockford area golfing community. She has been blessed with so many good friends because of her love of golf.
Linda is survived by her husband of 25 years, Roger Smith; father, Willis Laymon; brother, Daniel (Karen) Laymon; son, Carl (Kathy) Spray; daughters, Denise (Phil) Nelson and Dawn Spray; step-children, Mary Domino, Polly Smith, Lisa Smith and Dawn (Ron) Richardson; niece, Krista (Matt) Rogulic; grandchildren, Tyler (Gillie) Nelson, Austin Nelson, Ryan Kramlik, Renée (fiancé Vidal) Kramlik, Cody and James Hooper, Jeremy Cole, Michael Spray, Lee (Heather) Anderson, Jason (Janée) Domino, Eric Domino, Brad (Mari-Beth) Richardson, Darren (fiancé Liz) Richardson; 15 great-grandchildren; and so many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Renée Lynn Spray, and her mother, Betty “Jane” Laymon.
Walk-through visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, IL 61111. Masks and social distancing are required. A private family service will be held. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Rockford.
In lieu of flowers, a trust account has been set up in Linda Smith’s name at 1st National Bank, 500 N. Elida St., Winnebago, IL 61088. Contributions will go towards a memorial bench at one of her favorite golf courses.
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