Jean Ann Smith

11/10/1959 – 12/02/2018

Obituary for Jean Ann Smith

Jean Ann Smith, 59, of Sedalia, MO passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on November 10, 1959 in Sedalia, the daughter of Bill and Joan (Leftwich) Yarboro, who preceded her in death.

On April 21, 1979 in Sedalia she was united in marriage to Jeffrey Smith, who survives of the home.

Jean worked as a paraprofessional in the Sedalia 200 School District for twenty-seven years. She was always positive and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed shopping. She was loved by everyone, especially her family. She was the best wife, mom, and grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

Besides her husband of thirty-nine years, survivors include two daughters, Amy Smith (Zack Zaremba) of Sedalia and Kelli Wagenknecht (James) of Smithton; mother-in-law Nancy Smith; and seven grandchildren, Alex, Spencer, Hayden, Dalton, Haily, Gunnar, and Gaige.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Kim Yarboro.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bothwell Cancer Center in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.



Celebration of Life

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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I have fond memories of picking on her when she was a para at S-C. Nice lady, I was hoping to run into her sometime and frankly, I’m shocked. This world has lost a wonderful person.
– Wesley Christian
Carol and I remember our beloved niece Jean as that sweet young girl with that crazy laugh. We always looked forward to our visits to Sedalia and Jean’s and the family’s visits to North Carolina as highlights in our lives. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with Scott, Amy, Kelli and all the family forever. We love you Jean.
– Gilbert Lowery
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
– JS Fisher
I have so many wonderful memories of Jean and my heart goes out to the family! She was one of the most caring, thoughtful and fun woman and I know she’ll be missed by many. Although we hadn’t seen much of each other in the past several years my heart breaks because she’s gone. One of my favorite memories with Jean was when I went to Fort Walton Beach, Florida with her family. We had so much fun together and did things that would terrify me now. Much love, thoughts and prayers for the entire family – the world has long a remarkable person!
– Colleen Mazzella
Jean was an amazing woman who always had a smile and kind words for the students who adored her. I will remember her laughter, quick wit, and the joy she brought to everyone who was privileged to work with her and call her a friend.
– Mona McCormack
I have known jean since high school and when her and Scott first got married we used to live up the street from them she will greatly miss prayers to all the family. Jim Burlingame
– Jim Burlingame
I can’t express how much she will be missed, it just doesn’t seem real. I always looked so forward to being with her on our annual vacation. She was always laughing, she just made you want to be around her. There’s so many little things that remind me of her and for that I’m so grateful to have those memories. -Mandie Mcilvaine
– Mandie
I first met Jean in the summer of ’73 on my last visit out to Missouri, she and my cousin (Jeffrey) Scott had just started dating and we all knew then that she was a special girl and what a great lady she turned out to be. Full of life, love, laughter and an all around great person to be around. The perfect balance to keep Scotty in line and upright, I’m sure going to miss this one, my heart is breaking and my eyes are leaking. Much love to Jean and all of her loved ones.
– Robert Suits, Jr
Jean was always so fun to be around. We had some great times at the Fair. She will be missed!
– Darcia Koetting
What a wonderful person. She always had a smile on her face and was able to see the humor in life. I was saddened to learn of her passing.
– Betty Friedebach

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