Age 85, of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at her home. JoAnn was born October 21, 1934 in Anniston, Alabama to the late John & Ruby (Brock) Clay. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, George A. Smith, in 2018; brother, Howard Clay; and by her sister, Virginia Veighey and her husband, Andrew.
JoAnn was a member of Cassel Hills Church of Christ and she enjoyed playing Bridge & Bunco.
JoAnn is survived by two children and their spouses, Joyce Ruiz (Monico) & Dennis Smith (Kay); sister-in-law, Joann Clay; three grandchildren, Levi Smith & Lacy Smith (Jake LeBisto) and Jacob Ruiz (Ashley); three step-grandchildren, Lucio Ruiz (Ana), Maria Garcia (Lolo) and Oscar Ruiz; nine step-great grandchildren; and by her extended family & many good friends.
Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19 virus a celebration of life will be held later.
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