Jo Ann Smith

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Jo Ann Smith, nee Schwinn, 71, of O’Fallon, MO, born July 1, 1949, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ethelmae, nee Streck, Schwinn; and two sisters, Kay Dahlmann and Janet Maxwell.

Jo Ann was the loving mother of Jared (Julie) Smith, Lindsey (Andy) Mammen, and Evan Smith.  She was a dear and loving grandmother to Carson and Clayton Smith, Taylor and Cole Mammen.  She is survived by her sister, Susan (Joe) Scalise and Aunt, Elvadine Behrmann. She will be missed by her beloved nieces, Amanda (Blake) White, Samantha (Danny) Bauer, Melissa (Mark) Leisse and nephews, Scott (Jackie) Maxwell, Rob (Anne) James and Bryan (Nikki) James, along with great-nieces and nephews. Jo Ann was a faithful and loving friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Society, at support.pancan.org/goto/joannsmith. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Due to COVID, private family services and burial will be held.

 

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6 Comments on Jo Ann Smith

Lesley Hayden said : Guest Report May 03, 2021 at 11:49 AM

To Lindsay, Jared, and Evan I can’t tell you how sad I was to hear the News of your mom‘s passing. There’s so many wonderful things to say about your mom that there’s not enough room here. However, I want you to know that she was a dear friend who Will be missed by many. Our time working together are some of my favorite memories. And of course it goes without saying, how much she loved you three, her grandchildren and extended family. I always admired her strength and courage and I know she Put up a valiant fight till the end. I am sure you were so proud of her and the mothers she was. She was full of love and truly was a “special “ lady.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Diane and Keith Johnson said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2021 at 8:47 AM

Evan, we are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She will always be with you in heart. Please pass our sorrows to your family.

  • OFallon
  • Illinois
Diane and Keith Johnson said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2021 at 8:47 AM

Evan, we are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She will always be with you in heart. Please pass our sorrows to your family.

  • OFallon
  • Illinois
Ann Schniers Bauer said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2021 at 8:35 AM

I'm so sorry to see the passing of Joann. What great times we had in the Bellettes Drum and Bugle Corp. My sympathies goes out to her family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gary Huwer said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2021 at 9:40 PM

JoAnn’s passing is such a loss. JoAnn was truly a wonderful and beautiful person. She always remained upbeat and positive despite the circumstances. I considered myself very fortunate to have shared part of my life with her and her wonderful family. She definitely made me a better person. I understand how painful it is to lose a loving mother. My deepest sympathies are with Jared, Lindsey, Evan, and their families. A part of JoAnn will remain with all of us fortunate to have known and loved her.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Liz and Mike Mercurio said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2021 at 7:54 PM

Joann we will miss you very much. You were such a loving sweet special person . We always loved you very much. We express our sympathy to evetyone in the family and to her children and grandchildren. Liz and Mike Mercurio

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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