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JoAnn Smith

August 18, 1953 ~ August 28, 2022 (age 69)


JoAnn Smith, 69, of Woodstock, passed away on August 28, 2022 at Northwestern Medicine in McHenry.

She was born August 18, 1953, in Chicago to John J. and Kathleen H. (Higgins) Deady. She married Gerald M. "Jerry" Smith on July 2, 1994.

JoAnn was raised in Streamwood, IL. and graduated in 1971 from Larkin High School in Elgin.  She worked at various jobs including Baird & Warner Real Estate in St. Charles, and the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake.  She also was a long time Mary Kay Consultant.     

She was a member of the Illinois Jaycees, served as a chapter, region and state officer; and was awarded the United States JCI senate number 51107 and served as State President of the Illinois JCI Senate. A member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council 776. JoAnn was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock and served as Mass coordinator, Extra-ordinary Minister and Lector.

She is survived by her daughter, Shaun (Jason) Will, as well as Justin (Mary) Smith, Michelle (Jason) O'Leary and Karen (Roger) Trutsch; sisters, Peg (Noel) Marsh and Kathy Deady; brothers, Jim (Babette Harvey), John (Linda) and Joe Deady; grandchildren, Bryanna, Aiden, Arthur, Kiara, Sophia, Mia, Anastacia, Andrew, Elaina, Lucia, Joseph, Teresa, Mariana and Zelie; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jerry, and two nieces, Maureen O'Donnell and Jennifer Edgerton.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstock at 10:30 am.  Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Colon Cancer Coalition or the Catholic Assistance Mission.


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August 31, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098

Funeral Mass
September 1, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
312 Lincoln Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Interment following funeral service
September 1, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
665 Jackson Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

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