Steven Ray Smothers

Born: Tue., Mar. 2, 1954
Died: Thu., Jul. 26, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 30, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Jul. 31, 2018
Location: Church Of The Nazarene

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Steven Ray Smothers, 64, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 2, 1954 in Pittsfield, IL to Donna M. Smothers.  He married Sandy Bergman on November 24, 1973 at the Detroit Christian Church, and she survives.

Steve graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1973.  He then worked for Saylor Livestock for several years before becoming the manager for 25 years at what is now called Kitchen Seed in Pittsfield.  Steve went on to work as an Inspector for the Department of Agriculture for the past 20 years.  He also served as Alderman for the City of Pittsfield for 20 years and was a member of the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene.  In his spare time, Steve enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing.  He collected Coca-Cola memorabilia  and loved mowing the yard.  Most of all, Steve enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his wife of  nearly 45 years, Sandy Smothers; son, Robert (Candie) Smothers, Sr. of Pittsfield, IL; Crystal (Jason) Huss of New Berlin, IL and Candice (Olufemi) Famuwagun of Springfield, IL; six grandchildren, Brittany (Austin Dove) Smothers, Breanna Smothers, Robert Smothers, Jr., MJ Famuwagun, Grayson Huss, and Ryland Huss; one great grandchild, Layla Nicole Dove; two brothers, Larry Smothers and Gary (Ashley) Smothers, both of Pittsfield, IL; and a sister, Susan Brown of California.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Marie Smothers; and uncles, Lee Patterson, Jim Patterson, and Bill Patterson.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Memorials are suggested to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene, or Blessing Hospice.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Steven's memory to the following organizations:

Blessing Hospice

Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

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Dennis & Debbie (Cawthon) Galbreath
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss and hope you all can have a piece and comfort from our good Lord. God Bless!

   Posted Sat July 28, 2018
I am very sorry to read of the loss of, Mr. Smothers. He was a very faithful and dedicated man, married for 45 years! I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 6:40, which says: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you, and I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, -

Gerald Braun
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018

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Please know that our prayers and hearts are with all of you. We pray your pain will pass quickly and wish all of you much peace. We will celebrate Steven's life today. Much love, Kurt, Bobby, Dennis, Gerry and Ray Braun and families

Kim Mullinix
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Reg & Teresa Kunzeman
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
Reg and I just learned of Steve's passing. We are glad that Reg was able to talk with Steve a few times recently. We are sorry for your loss and will be keeping the family in our prayers.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Wed August 01, 2018
Sandy and family, I am very sorry to learn your loss of Steve. I was not aware of any health issue. Please know you are in my thoughts. I pray your faith and the love of God will see you and yours thru this difficult time.
So Sincerely, Bonnie

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