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JoAnn (Clay) Smith

October 21, 1934 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 85)


JoAnn Smith

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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