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Julie Lynn Smith, age 51, of Caseyville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at her home. Julie was born on October 15, 1969 in Hillsboro, IL.

Julie was a loving daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, girlfriend and a friend to many. She never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Julie worked as a bus driver for First Student Bus Company and Madison County Transit prior. She enjoyed riding her Harley and singing Karaoke. She also enjoyed interior decorating. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Julie loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bobbie Lee House; and by a brother, Christopher Lee House.

Julie is survived by her dear mother, Shirley Ann Burrows of Piedmont, MO; loving children, James (Kalynn) Rhodes of Litchfield, IL, Joyce (Jon) Webb of Gillespie, IL, Goldie (Brian) Fenton of Glen Carbon, IL and Samuel (Breanna) Rhodes of Pontoon Beach, IL; dear siblings, Barbara (David) Jones of Piedmont, MO, Bobbie Jo (Arthur) Edwards of Kingsport, TN, Gary (Becky) House of Irving, IL, Jody (Robert) Kremer of Dittmer, MO, David House of Witt, IL, Maxwell House of Mt. Olive, IL and Tamara (Thomas) Vincent of Litchfield, IL; proud grandmother to Caitlyn, Madison, Christopher, Claire, Levi, Brantley, Jocelyn, Van, Bentley, Bella and Zoey; proud great-grandmother to Paisley, Brilyn and Lane; boyfriend, John Grimm Jr.; many nieces, nephews, extended family and wonderful friends.

In celebration of her life, a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


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