Mitzi Van Buren, age 53 of Pekin

Mitzi Van Buren, age 53 of Pekin


Mitzi Van Buren, age 53 of Pekin, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Clark County Memorial Hospital.

Born June 14, 1966, in Savannah, Georgia, she was the daughter of Norman C. and Wilma Joyce (Ryan) Smith.

She was a former employee of the Hard Rock Cafe, loved music, was a world traveler and explorer, especially R. V. traveling with her sister and enjoyed playing video games with her brother.

She had been a resident of Washington County for most of her life, graduated from Eastern High School and received a bachelor’s degree in History and Religion from Indiana University Southeast.

Survivors include: 2 sons: Nathan (Kristin) Van Buren and Dale Van Buren of Pekin; Sister: Julie Bogart of Pekin; Brother: Joe Smith of Pekin; 1 granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Service: 10:00 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and 9 am until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Memorial Contributions to:
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
P.O. Box 414238
Boston, MA 02241-4238