Emmie's Story

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Emmie Lou Smith was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Chicago, IL, to Hans and Margaret Tillmanns and passed away in her home with her family beside her on Nov. 25, 2016. She was a teacher and children were her passion. In her latter years, she home schooled her granddaughter and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and was involved in her church. She will be greatly missed.
Emmie is survived by her husband, Russell Smith; sons, Jeffrey and Ronald Smith; daughters, Debra McNeil (Bob), Lisa Islamovic (Emir) and Jennifer Smith and her significant other Mike Brazulis; grandchild, Rain Smith; and brother, John Tillmanns.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hans Tillmanns and Margaret Volk Tillmanns.
Services will be held at Lantana Road Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 3, viewing will be at 11:30 a.m. with funeral to follow at 1:30 p.m.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on November 29, 2016
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