Pittsburg-Debra Smart, 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Debra was born on October 12, 1951 in Marion to Jay and Patricia (Edmonds) Deaton. She married Richard Smart on April 13, 1974 at Warder Street Baptist Church. He survives.
Debra loved to spend time with her family, especially her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed baking, family gatherings, wiener roasts, drinking coffee and telling stories. Debra loved her job as a case manager/drug counselor for Westcare at the Vienna Bootcamp.
Husband-Richard Smart of Pittsburg
Son-Todd and Teresa Smart of Gardener
Son-Adam and Summer Smart of Pittsburg
Daughter-Sara and Steve Ewing of Pittsburg
Daughter in law-Brenda Smart of Goreville
Brothers and sisters:
Jane and Jay Clarida
Trina and Jim Loss
Lori and Mike Alexander
Melissa and Jerry Graves
Jay Deaton and Jerry Henry
She was preceded by her father, James “Jay” Deaton; son, Eric Smart; brothers, Jim Deaton and Mike Deaton and nephew Paul Deaton.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Kenny Blumenstock officiating. Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, June, 15, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home; 1704 N. Court Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com