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Columbia Missourian

Jo Ann Smarr, March 2, 1936 - March 29, 2012, of Columbia

By Memorial Funeral Home
March 29, 2012 | 6:20 p.m. CDT

Jo Ann Smarr, 76, of Columbia, passed away March 29, 2012.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on April 2, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jo Ann was born March 2, 1936, in Boone County to Ben N. and Mary E. (Gilbert) Daly. She married Earl Smarr on March 16, 1956, in Columbia. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2010.

Jo Ann is survived by three sons, Bruce Smarr, Dennis Smarr  (Juanita), and Andrew Smarr (Lisa);  seven grandchildren, Charles Smarr, Jordan Smarr, Zach Dooley, Ashley Smarr, Kyle Smarr, Takoda Smarr and Kaylee Smarr; two great-grandchildren, Ava Bain and Scott Lee Bain; one brother, James Gilbert Daly and three sisters, Oretha Mayfield, Betty Hardin and Norma Cottle.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by one son, James Earl Smarr and one brother, Clyde N Daly.

Memorial contributions may be made to PET Project 1908 Heriford Road, Columbia, MO 65202.

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