Carolyn Ruth Smith (nee Brockman), of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of Jim Smith; cherished daughter of the late Furn and Gladys Brockman. Devoted mother of Connie (Ed) O'Brien, Tina (Steve) House, Susan (Don) Kruse, Spencer (Carolyn) Smith, and Andy Smith; loving grandmother of Ed (Sarah) O'Brien, Maggie (Lucas) Black, Tricia (Ryan) Carter, Colleen (Nathan) Lilley, Natalie (Chris) Smith, Amanda (Daniele) Casal, Jean (Chad) Wilke, Jane (Nick) Boschert, Jonathon (Liz) Miklas, Lizzie (John) Twillman, Jessica (Adam) Hibbler, and Morgan (John) Underdown; treasured great-grandmother of Eddie, John, Mary, Anne, Sophie Jo, Asa, Gus, Jimmy, Clara Rose, Addison, Grace, Kaleb, Jackson, Samuel, Graham, Laney, William, Nora, Jacob, Charlotte, Adelle, Greer, Darcy, Violet, Julian, Elise, and Jude; dear sister of Virginia, Ted, Marilyn, and Barney. Preceded in death by siblings, Furn, Patty, Bobby, Tommy, and Jane.
Carolyn was a woman of faith and parishioner of Assumption parish for over 60 years. She was an accomplished seamstress, avid STL Cardinals and Chiefs fan, but her most known talent was her love for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Carolyn was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Carolyn was a 58-year Breast Cancer Survivor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may go to the American Cancer Society.