GRAFTON - Mary Chistina (Clarkson) Smith, 40, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after years of struggling with complications of diabetes.
She was born in Jerseyville, Illinois on July 17, 1980, one of three children born to David and Janet (Schroeder) Clarkson.
Mary grew up in Grafton, and graduated in 1998 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville. She later obtained her Associates Degree in Graphic Arts from Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey.
She was baptized in the Catholic faith at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton, and before her disease took over, she enjoyed assisting her son with the Boy Scouts.
Surviving are her parents, David and Janet Clarkson of Grafton; her son, Jayden Smith of Grafton; two brother and sisters in-law, Otis and Angela Clarkson of Elsah, her twin, Lawrence and Tracy Clarkson of Jerseyville; along with numerous, aunts,uncle,cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Otis James and Mary Moleta (Houchins) Clarkson and Lawrence and Christine (Springman) Schroeder.
Memorial services will be held at a later date once COVID restrictions are lifted.
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