“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
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Lorraine D. Smith

October 03, 1926 - November 14, 2012

Lorraine D. Smith (nee Kowalski), age 86, a resident of Crest Hill, IL, formerly of Berwyn, Lyons and Westmont, IL, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at her home. She was born October 3, 1926 in Cicero, IL.

Loving wife of the late Milton W. Czys and the late William G. Smith, beloved mother of Robert “Bob” (Elizabeth) Czys of Urbana, IL , adored grandmother of Karen, Janet and Laura Czys, devoted daughter of the late Harry and Frances Kowalski, dear sister of the late Harold (the late Mildred) Kowalski, aunt of Vincent (Michelle) Kowalski of Chicago.

Lorraine grew up in Cicero and was a graduate of Morton High School. She owned and operated L & K Catering in Berwyn, IL and later worked as a waitress at Bob’s Office in North Riverside, IL, Alfie’s Restaurant in Lyon, IL and Andy’s Steakhouse in Oak Brook, IL. Lorraine enjoyed cooking and crocheting.

Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 17, 1:30-3:30 P.M. at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road (Corner of Rts. 30 & 59), Plainfield.

Memorial Services will follow Saturday, 3:30 P.M. in the funeral home.

Interment: Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle Joliet, IL 60431, (815) 740-4104,

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