Laura Jeanne Vallandingham

Laura Jeanne Vallandingham
(nee Smith)

Age 82, of Warsaw, KY, passed away peacefully November 24, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center with her loving family by her side.  Born June 16, 1935 in Warsaw, KY, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Sally Buryle (nee Hutton) Smith.  Laura was a dedicated employee of Insta Foam Products for 18 years.  She played slow pitch softball with her two daughters, Glenda and Bobbi, at the Joliet Park District, was an avid bowler in the Joliet area, and a loyal Big Red Machine and Chicago Bears fan.  

Surviving are her children, James L. Thomas, John W. Thomas, Bobbi J. (nee Thomas) Adams, Terry L. Thomas, Sally J. (nee Thomas) Tiberghien and Leslie M. (nee Vallandingham) Mays; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her brother, James Smith; her sister, Janet Lee Smith; two daughters, Margaret Carol Ann Thomas and Glenda Rae (nee Thomas) Campbell; and one grandson, William Scott Campbell.

Family and friends may gather on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet.  Following her visitation, cremation rites will be accorded.  Inurnment will be private.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at