Mount Vernon News
  • Shelby R. Smith

  • September 23, 2010

MARENGO — Shelby R. Smith, 71, of Marengo, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at St. Ann’s Hospital following an automobile accident near Sunbury.

He was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Knott County, Ky. He had been a Marengo resident for the past 39 years. A retired finish carpenter by trade, he was a self-employed master craftsman.

He is survived by his wife, Dean (Slone); daughter, Teresa Rinehart of Marengo; his “big and little babies” grandchildren, Matthew Rinehart (fiancée Desiree), Morgan (Angie) Rinehart; and great-grandchildren, Reece and Aubry.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys (Smith) Williams.

Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693. Condolences at

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