JoAnn Smith

Published 6:07 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2020

JoAnn Smith


JoAnn Smith, 73, died March 13, 2020 in Danville. Born July 25, 1946 in Casey County to the late Dorothy Marie King. JoAnn previously worked for Fruit of the Loom factory in Jamestown. She was a member of Southland Christian Church. 

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JoAnn loved to sew, make quilts, cook, play solitaire, and “texting” on Facebook messenger. She loved her dogs, especially her grand dog, Zoey. JoAnn provided childcare to many children and was referred to as “Nanny” by them. She loved flowers, shopping and getting her nails done. JoAnn loved her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Frankie Lee Smith and one brother, Gary Campbell.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert Smith; one daughter, Kathy Smith of Danville; one son, Shawn (Lynsey) Smith of Danville; one brother, Jerry (Clydene) Campbell of Liberty; two grandchildren, Jeremy Trent Miracle, Hailey Renee Smith and one great-grandchild, Bentley Miracle.

A memorial service will be held at 12pm, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City. Rev. Aaron Ranson will officiate. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 am – 12 pm, prior to the service, on Saturday . The online guestbook is available at