Arlene Black-Smarjesse, 60, of Bloomington, formerly of Springfield and Pennsylvania died at 7:45 am Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Maple Ridge Nursing Center in Lincoln. She was born April 28, 1952 in Joliet, IL to William and Mary (Schneider) Garecht. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Kirk and Billy Garecht.
She is survived by a son, Zeb Black of Bloomington; three brothers, Harvey, John and Michael Garecht.
Arlene retired from St. John’s Hospital where she worked as a Dietary Technician. She was of the Catholic Faith and attended St. Cabrini Church.
Visitation: 11-1 Thursday October 4, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1pm Thursday October 4, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Deacon David Sorrell officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.