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Ramon H. Smith

April 3, 1945 ~ June 22, 2021 (age 76)


Ramon H. Smith, age 76, of Chillicothe, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at UnityPoint Health Proctor in Peoria.

Ramon was born on April 3, 1945 in Bloomington, IL to Henry Theodore and Elsie Mae (Stackwitz) Smith.  He married Janice L. Nickrent on June 5, 1965 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke, IL. 

Surviving are his wife, Janice; his children, Candi Merriman of Peoria, IL and Christopher (Laura) Smith of St. Augustine, FL; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ramon worked for Athena for 12 years and for Caterpillar for 33 years until he retired.  Ramon loved cars, especially his ’68 Camaro.  He also enjoyed coin collecting, bowling, shooting and boating.  He also loved his cat, Gracie.

Cremation rites were accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.   

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