Joan Louise Smith

Friday, January 5, 2018

Joan Louise Smith, age 78, of Sheldon, died at her home, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, after a short illness.

Joan was born Dec. 25, 1939, at Sheldon to Travis and Necie (Ambler) Wells. She had worked for Fox Deluxe Pizza, as a waitress and most recently in the dietary department at Nevada Regional Hospital until her retirement. Joan enjoyed reading, taking walks and watching the Dallas Cowboys Football, but spending time with her grandchildren was what brought her the greatest joy.

Joan is survived by two daughters, Tammy Krewson, Sheldon, and Sherri Cramer, Lamar, Mo.; a former step-son, Doyle York, Jasper, Mo.; a special friend, Lee Dozier; one sister, Edna Clark, Lamar; a niece, Sandy Lucas, Lamar; five grandchildren, Kevin Smith, Jerico Springs, Mo., Colby Rector, Golden City, Mo., Crystal Starne, Lockwood, Mo., Trish Smith, and Amanda Smith, both of Lamar; 16 great-grandchildren; and one grand-nephew.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Aubrey Don Rector; a great-grandson, Garth Lee Seaton; a great-granddaughter, Leslie Dawn Ball; and a grand-nephew, Jason Lucas.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Tolson Cemetery, northeast of Sheldon.

Contributions are suggested to Barton County Humane Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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