Delsia Marie Smothers

Delsia Marie Smothers, 62, of Effingham died on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Visitation was for one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Delsia was born on Feb. 14, 1955 in Springfield, Missouri to Ralph and Myrtle (Farmer) Cates. She married David L. Smothers on Feb. 16, 1973 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2013. She was affiliated with the Baptist Church. She had previously been employed with S&W Supermarket in Altamont.

She is survived by: her son, Ryan (Karrie) Smothers, St. Elmo; daughters, Carla (Jason) Fletcher, Farina and Amanda (Christopher) Frazier, Effingham; brothers, Eric (Michelle) Phillips, Norman Phillips, and John (Denise) Cates; sisters, Teresa Lentz and Deborah (David) Hadley and 9 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

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