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Joanna J. Smith

January 22, 1931 — October 6, 2016

Joanna J. Smith, 85, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.

Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home. Burial will take place at St. Bridget's Cemetery in Solon, Iowa, at a later date.

She was born January 22, 1931, in Rock Island, the daughter of Archie and Mary (Cahill) Smith. She was a respiratory therapist and LPN before becoming a bailiff at the Rock Island County Courthouse for 13 years. After retiring, she was a patient-sitter at Trinity Rock Island.

She was an animal lover, and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Joanna is survived by a daughter, Maggie (Dan) McMahon of Rock Island; three grandchildren, Agnes Sullivan, and Gillian and Brogan McMahon; and a brother, Donald L. (Monica) Smith of Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Naomi Smith.

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