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Katherine L. Smith

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Katherine L. Smith, (Katielynn) age 39, of Aurora, died Tuesday January 25, 2021 as a result of a house fire. She was born August 29, 1981 in Aurora the daughter of Kenneth and Linda (Rausch) Selvidge.
Katie enjoyed camping, hiking, and fishing, especially at Starved Rock. She also loved cooking and crafting with her children.
Katie married Richard Smith April 1, 2003, in Las Vegas.
She was preceded in death by her father in 2014; 2 sons Richard Smith in 2003 and Steven Smith in 2004; her father-in-law Bob Samples in 2011.
Survivors include her husband; her children Susanna McCoy and April Smith both of DeKalb, Abraham, Lillian, and Elizebeth Smith all at home; her granddaughter Destiny; a sister Christina Gordon of Aurora; a brother Casey Miller of Pennsylvania; her mother Linda of Aurora; her mother-in-law Kristin Samples of Sandwich.

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Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation by Cypress Pointe in Aurora. Condolences may be left online at

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  1. Prayers to family Katie will be missed by all she was a great person, friend and Mother.