Jo Ann Smarr was Boone County native

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 6:26 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Jo Ann Smarr, 76, of Columbia, died March 29, 2012.

Mrs. Smarr 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 died Nov. 27, 2010.

She is survived by three sons, Bruce Smarr, Dennis Smarr and his wife, Juanita, and Andrew Smarr and his wife, 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.

One son, James Earl Smarr, and one brother, Clyde N. Daly, died earlier.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be follow at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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