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Edward A. Smith

January 29, 1943 October 26, 2021
Edward A. Smith
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Dr. Edward A. Smith, M.D., age 78, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Edward was born January 29, 1943, in Taylorville, IL, to Joseph A. and Della J. (Zigman) Smith. He married Mary Ann Dailey on September 10, 1966, in Taylorville, IL. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2012, in Peoria, IL. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Christine (John) Beintema of Peoria, one brother, Joseph A. (Janet) Smith, Jr. of Taylorville, IL, and one sister Teresa (Donald) King of Huntley, IL.

Edward graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1966 and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago in 1969. He was an orthopedic surgeon who practiced in Peoria for 35 years and retired from Midwest Orthopaedic Center in 2006. He was proud to have served as a past department chair and a past president of medical staff at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and longtime member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with a half hour prior visitation. Fr. Stephen Willard will officiate. Please follow COVID regulations. Cremation Rites will be accorded after services.

Memorials may be made to OSF Heartcare Midwest, through OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute or The American Cancer Society in Mary Ann’s name.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Nov

5:00 PM 11/3/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/3/2021 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

4

Nov

10:00 AM 11/4/2021 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/4/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

4

Nov

10:30 AM 11/4/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

OSF Heartcare Midwest, through OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute

The American Cancer Society in Mary Ann’s name.

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