Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Twila M. Smith

Twila M. Smith, age 87, of Mendon, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at 3:11 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Twila M. Smith | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IllinoisTwila was born October 31, 1929 in Warsaw, Illinois, the daughter of Daniel Arthur and Savannah Coovert Gooding. She married Harley Smith on May 14, 1950 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1984.

Twila was a graduate of Warsaw High School. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw, Illinois. Twila thoroughly enjoyed the farming life with her husband, Harley. She even moonlighted a few seasons at the Leeper Apple Orchard in Lima. After Harley’s death, she continued to care for the farm, and took over the roles Harley had by serving as Supervisor of Lima Township and as the Treasurer for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was employed outside the farm for Dr. Robert Wensing and later Drs. Thomas and Linda Wensing at Quincy Family Foot Care. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family, and in her spare time, Twila enjoyed embroidery and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Sarah (Mark) Hufendick of Quincy, IL; a grandson, Andrew James Smith of Mendon, IL; a niece, raised in the home, Pamela (Clarence) Garner of Blue Eye, MO, and her three children, Miranda (Kyle) Seward of Table Grove, IL, Lara (Adam) Walker of Godfrey, IL, and Avary (Charles) Scarber of Ursa, IL, and her six grandchildren, Aaron Joseph and Grace Ellerman, Devan and Taylor Walker, and Angel and Charlie Scarber; a sister, Lois Acker of LaGrange, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her beloved husband, Harley, Twila was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Roth, and five brothers, Vernon, Elmer, Donald, Kenneth and Raymond Gooding.

Services: 10:00 am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Churh in Warsaw, Illinois with the Rev. Larry Snyder officiating.

Visitation: 9:00 to 10:00 am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Warsaw, Illinois.

Memorials: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Warsaw, Illinois


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Aunt Twila was always a part of my life even though we didn’t live back there. Her door was always open I have a smile on my face and know she will always be in my heart.Love you

  2. Sarah and Mark, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Twila is a wonderful lady. We are so blessed to have had time with you all and I know she’s a spirited angel watching over you.

  3. Sarah, Mark and Andrew – my sympathy on your loss. I enjoyed serving with Twila on the township board.

  4. Sarah, Mark and Andrew – My sympathy to you on the loss of your mother and grandmother.. Twila was so easy to work with on the township board. I always enjoyed our time together.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your mother. I enjoyed serving an the multi-township board. She was fun and had a quick wit. We will all miss her.

  6. Sarah, Fond memories of you and your Mother at Acker get-togethers in Warsaw. Was sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. May it help a little to know others have you in thoughts and prayers.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Tim and Donna Lenane

  8. Such a sweet and lovely lady. I will miss your beautiful smile and wonderful company at family get togethers. Sarah, Mark and Andrew, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  9. Sarah and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how you are feeling as I just lost my mom in February. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻 Jan Koester

  10. Dear Sarah and Mark, we are praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss of such a sweet and spunky lady.

  11. Grandma you were a true blessing to our family and I love you and going to miss you so much !! I will always remember the memories that we made from talking to going out to eat and just spending time with you!! Love you so much!!

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