Joan B. Smith, 87 of Springfield, passed away, Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Jacob’s Ladder.

Joan was united in marriage to Charles W. Smith on July 15, 1956, in Springfield, MO. She was a part-time merchandiser for American Greeting Cards. Joan played in a tennis group for 35 years. Joan and Charles are members of South Haven Baptist Church.

Survivors include her loving husband Charles of the home; Barry A. Smith and wife Julia; four grandchildren, Dawn Penniman, Charles Dwayne Smith and wife Whitley, Nicholas Smith , and Noah Smith; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Nellis and wife Lynda; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Joan’s life will be at 11am, Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

The family will receive friends from 10 am – 11 am in the funeral home. A private family inurnment will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s name to Jacob’s Ladder, Springfield, Missouri.