Agnes Dale Smith

Born: Mon., Apr. 2, 1906
Died: Fri., Aug. 19, 2011

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Mrs. Agnes Dale (Manning) Smith, age 105, of Robinson, Illinois, died Friday August 19, 2011 at Dwight Miller's Innovative Care, Robinson, Illinois, following several weeks of failing health. She was born April 2, 1906 in Willow Hill, Illinois, the daughter of Elisha and Mary E. (Crail) Manning. On October 16, 1930 she married Victor L. Smith, and he preceded her in death August 7, 1990. Mrs. Smith was Co-Owner, bookkeeper and feature writer of The Robinson Argus Newspaper in Robinson, Illinois until 1986 when her daughter and son-in-law, Sam Scarpone assumed operations of the paper; member of the 1st United Methodist Church, Robinson, Illinois since 1931; Robinson Women's Club; Robinson Minerva Club; Chapter IG, P.E.O.; James Halstead Sr. Chapter, NS Daughters of the American Revolution; Crawford County Republican Women; founding member of Robinson Pre-School Mothers since 1935; Delta Theta Tau Philanthropic Sorority; Charter member and long time board member of the Crawford County Historical Society.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Emily Carol and Sam Scarpone, Robinson, Illinois; three grandchildren, Victor B. and Dona Scarpone, Sandy, Oregon, Samuel B. Scarpone, Libertyville, Illinois, Gregory S. and Laura Scarpone, Indianapolis, Indiana; five great-grandchildren, Samuel "Sammy" Scarpone, Sandy, Oregon, Jessyca Scarpone, Libertyville, Illinois, Victor Bradley Scarpone, Libertyville, Illinois, Madeline K. Scarpone, Indianapolis, Indiana and Anna E. Scarpone, Indianapolis, Indiana; two nieces, Mary D. Mason, Bicknell, Indiana, Nancy Dale Schuchman, Vincennes, IN and several cousins. Preceding her in death, her parents; foster parents, Paul B. and Emily Harper; husband, Victor Smith; sister, Bonnie Stephens.

Funeral service will be Thursday August 25, 2011 at 10:30 am at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday August 24, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois with a P.E.O. Sisterhood ceremony at 7:30 pm. Burial will be in the Oblong City Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Historical Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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08/22/2011 -

Jackie Clapp Joines

The world has lost a dear soul in Aggie. Her and Vic embraced this 21 yr. old kid when first campaigning for Mike Weaver. She, Hazel Watson and Margaret Reynolds, along with Marie Sanford and Dorothy Fish were amazing female role models for me. What a pioneer! I'm so blessed to have a watch necklace that she and Vic gave Hazel Watson many many years ago as a keepsake. Please know others share in your loss. You'll remain in our thoughts and prayers.

08/22/2011 -

A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Agnes Dale Smith c/o Pulliam Funeral Homes, PC funeral home.

08/23/2011 -


Aggie and Vic were a wonderful couple and they truly helped shape my life and career when they hired me at The Argus in 1964. I have thought of her (and him) often over the 47 years since and treasure the memories.

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Gary Kirk
   Posted Wed September 07, 2016
My belated condolences to the family on the loss of Aggie. She was my great Aunt, although I never knew her, she seems to have had a long and fruitful life.

I have been going through pictures and articles my father had collected through the years, and posting them on a geneological website ( This would include several of your family. It is sad that there is no one left in my family to recognize several of the photos. Please contact me via email, and I will send you specifics on the site, if you are interested.

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