Barbara Smith

Obituary of Barbara L. Smith

Barbara “Barb” L. Smith, age 58, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Lightways Hospice home in Joliet after a courageous battle with cancer.
Barb was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio to the late Bill and Pat Roth. After growing up in Ohio, she spent some time in Indiana but had more recently settled in Morris, IL where she raised her children for the past 20 years.  She was employed by Infra-Metal for the past 27 years as an Inventory Control Manager.

Barb was a very generous and loving person who would do anything for anyone.  She enjoyed watching the Food Network and doing her best to recreate some of the dishes she had seen, more often than not succeeding. She loved to shop, both online and in person. But her favorite activity was time spent with family, especially her young grandchildren.

Barb is survived by her children, Matthew (Katy) Ballachino and Jenny (James) Eich; her grandchildren, Gemma and Cormac Ballachino, and Aubrey and Finley Eich; her mother, Pat Roth; brother Mark (Carolyn) Roth; uncle Frank (Suellyn) Chesal; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Bill Roth.

Friends and Relatives are invited to join in a celebration of Barb’s life which will take place on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 4-8 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Morris. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials in her name can be made to the family for her grandchildren's future education fund. For more information, please call 815-942-5040, or visit her Memorial tribute page and leave an online condolence at


Memorial Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, June 27, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Morris
1201 West U.S. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive
Morris, Illinois, United States
(815) 942-5040

Memorial Contributions

Memorials in her name can be made to the family for her grandchildren's future education fund.