OBITUARIES

Mary Jo Smith | 1936-2014

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mary Jo Smith

Mary Jo Smith, 77, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral was April 4 at Newark Church of Christ with Mike Boaldin officiating. Burial followed at Aurora Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers were Tony Rhett Dickey, Justin Burk, John Gordon Smith, Cooper Smith, Anthony Balanda and Scott Tomlinson.

Mary Jo was born April 19, 1936, in Duster to Morgan and Alta Lee (Anderson) Rhodes. She married Calvin Smith Aug. 26, 1957, in Weatherford. She was a member of the Newark Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Calvin Smith of Aurora; daughter Casey Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son Clayt Smith and wife, Teresa, of Rhome; grandsons John Gordon Smith and Cooper Smith; brothers Edward Rhodes of Grapevine, John Rhodes of Fort Worth and Jerry Rhodes of Whitney; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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