Debra Smart

Oct 12th, 1951 - Jun 13th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Jun. 15th, 2017 5pm-8pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Jun. 16th, 2017 11am

Debra Smart

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.

Survivors include:

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

Mother-Patricia Deaton


Kaitlin Gimenez

Madison Smart

Mikaela Smart

Levi Smart

Dylan Smart

Donovan Smart

Ivy Smart

Tristen Smart

Gavin Smart

Jayla Smart

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

3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Lowe’s #0066 family

    From: Mt. Vernon, Illinois

    Date: June 15, 2017

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in
    remembering a truly wonderful person

  • Guest: Phyllis Joseph

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 15, 2017

    My condolence and prayers of comfort as you journey forward.

  • Guest: Melinda Deaton

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 16, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with Debra’s family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Debra many years ago at Pepsi, she was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known.