Jeannette Smith

Jeannette A. Smith

Friday, June 21st, 1935 - Monday, December 24th, 2018
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Mrs. Jeannette A. Smith, age 83 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, December 24, 2018 at the Timbers Nursing Center in Holts Summit, Mo.

Jeannette was born July 21, 1935 in Mexico, Mo. the daughter of James and Grace Ellen (Phillips) Glover. She was married on July 6, 1963 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Tom D. “Soupie” Smith who preceded her in death on June 18, 2014.

A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area, Jeannette was a graduate of Jefferson City High School and a 1953 graduate of the Jefferson City Junior College.

Soupie and Jeannette owned and operated Dix Nursery and Garden Center in Jefferson City until their retirement in 2012. Jeannette was the bookkeeper through the years and she truly enjoyed visiting with all the customers. She also had been employed working with medical records at Charles E. Still Hospital.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a past member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Jeannette loved spending time at their cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks, watching Missouri Basketball and was an avid reader. Most importantly, she cherished time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Family was always the center of her life and she was the one who always kept everyone in line but also provided a lot of laughs.

Survivors include: three sons, A. Ross Smith of Columbia, Mo., J. Scott Smith (wife Sandy) of Jefferson City, Mo., and M. Kent Smith (wife Denise) of Jefferson City, Mo.; six grandchildren, Lyndsey Wilson, Chandler Smith (wife Erin), Sally Kauffman, Scotty Smith, Drew Smith (wife Melissa) and Nolan Smith (wife Amanda); twelve great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Charlie Smith (wife Alice) of Kirkwood, Mo.; and one sister-in-law, Fran Glover of Jefferson City, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty years, Soupie Smith; and one brother, James M. Glover.

Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon Friday, December 28, 2018.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 Noon Friday, December 28, 2018 in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dr. David Henry officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or the American Diabetes Assn.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Freeman Mortuary
    915 Madison Street
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  • Service

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 12:00pm
    Freeman Chapel
    915 Madison Street
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  • Interment

    Riverview Cemetery
    2600 West Main Street
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Posted at 05:39pm
Dear Scott...sending my condolences to you and your family ... such a special lady your mother was and when I think of her I see her always smiling pretty face ... she was so proud of you boys. Love to you from Oregon where I’m now living close to my boys. Nancy Gaines Jones

Valarie Goller

Posted at 10:28pm
Scott-very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her and your father as well. You and your family are in my thoughts-Valarie Goller-Kansas City.

Posted at 04:11pm
Oh so very sorry to see this beautiful lady pass away. Loved her so! Have fond memories of her, Soupie and my parents laughing and telling GRAND stories! So much fun growing up around Dix Nursery and the whole family. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Ross, Scott and Kent. She was very specail and did a fine job with you 3! Love to you all, Annie, Matt, Brooks and Shirley Jarrett.

Donna Walz-Ward

Posted at 12:53pm
I’m so so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an incredible lady, so sweet and loving. She is a permanent fixture in my memories growing up with her and your Grandmother. Sending hugs and prayers to you all!
Donna (Walz) Ward
Don and Norma’s daughter

R Bailey

Posted at 12:43pm
“God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress” Psalms 46:1. My deepest condolences to the Smith family for the loss of your dear loved one. Please know that the Almighty God is with you to comfort and sustain you through this difficult time, Philippians 4:6, 7 & 13, and give you hope Acts 24:15.

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