Mrs. Smith was the organist at First Christian Church since 1953. She was a member and officer at Ovelton P. Morris Unit 306 and American Legion Auxiliary in Metropolis.
She was also responsible for all Massac County Unit One eighth grade graduates receiving the American Legion Citizenship Awards for over 20 years.
She loved music and enjoyed playing for weddings, funerals and special events since 1953.
Mrs. Smith is survived by several nieces and nephews, along with her dear friends and her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ona E. Sheffer Baynes; her husband, Richard E. Smith Sr.; and one sister, Geneva Vaughn.
Graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Terry Moore officiating.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis, IL 62960; the American Heart Association, 3816 Paythere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; the American Cancer Society, 4501 W DeYoung St., Marion, IL 62959; or Lourdes Hospice, 616 Market St., Metropolis, IL 62960.
Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.