Joseph Francis SMITH

May 30, 1925 ~ February 28, 2011

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Mr. Joseph Francis Smith
passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at his St. Joe Manor residence, Bonne Terre, at the age of 85 years, 8 months & 28 days. Joe was born May 30, 1925, in Coffman, MO., & was the son of William A. and Rosina 'Gegg' Smith. Also preceding were: a son, Eugene J. Smith (1976); a sister, Catherine Wolk and 3 brothers: Glennon Smith & 2 brothers, in-infancy.

Joseph was a World War II US ARMY Veteran and member, Knights of Columbus & St. Joseph Catholic Church, Farmington. He was a member of LePere-McCallister American Legion Post #416, Farmington & a carpenter for Jennings Lumber Co., Farmington, for many years.

Survivors Include: his wife, Rose Marie 'Klein' Smith, of Farmington; 1 son, John Smith, of Oakville, MO. 1 daughter, Marian (& Robert) Weismiller, of St. Charles, MO. 1 brother-in-law, Robert Klein, of Ste. Genevieve. 5 grandchildren: John (& Anne) Smith, Jr., Marcus (& Kelly) Smith, Bobby Weismiller, Alyssa Weismiller and Jake Weismiller. 1 great-grandson: Evan Joseph Warren Smith. Also surviving, numerous nieces; nephews; family & friends.

Visitation : Thursday, 5-8 p.m. with a ROSARY @ 7:00 pm. Visitation resumes Friday morning, 6:30 - 9 am.

Funeral Mass
: Friday, 10 am, March 4, 2011

at : St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. James Dyer officiating.

Interment : New Calvary Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials : Masses preferred &/or to: St. Vincent dePaul Society.

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  1. Mrs. Smith, Marian, and John, Steve and I are truly sorry for the loss of your husband/father. May his loving memories guide you through the rest of your lives. Susan


  3. Rosie, I know you will miss Joe, as will I and many others. I hope all of the memories of your time together will bring you comfort until you are together again. I have many wonderful memories of my dad and Joe playing the night away. First with guitars, then mandolins and fiddles, both having a grand time while us kids played. I can just bet they are teaching the angels how to "pick and grin." If you ever need anything just let me know what I can do. Love you!

  4. Rose,Marian,and John so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to tell you it was an honor and great privilage to get to know and take care of Joe my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Your family is in my thoughts & Im so sorry for your loss. I know Joe & Dad are together again & already have some fish stories to tell!

  6. So sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was a very unique man with a variety of talents. Was a good neighbor to my folks, and that's much appreciated.

  7. To the Smith family, I was friends with Eugene and wanted to drop you a line to say the entire Smith family is in my prayers. Mr. Smith was a wonderful man and set a great example for his family. God Bless.

  8. Dear Smith Family; Please know that you are all in my prayers during this sad time. I was a classmate of Eugene, all through St. Joe and FHS, Eugene continued to be a good friend of mine. I remember you as such a wonderful family. Please accept my condolences.

  9. Our thoughts are with you as you all go through such a difficult period. We must hold on to our special memories as they will always put a smile back on our faces. Thinking of you always, Love Nancy and Family

  10. Marian and family, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. You are in our prayers. The best part of all, is that they will live on in our hearts with all the beautiful memories that can be brought to mind any time that we want them.

  11. John and family, Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father. I was unable to make it to the funeral home, but am thinking of you and your family. I will call you later today. Love, Cindy

  12. Rose,Marian and John We will always remember Joe's smile and laughter. What an honor and privilage it was getting to know Joe and taking care of him. His smile and laughter. You were so full of life, Always smiling and carefree, Life loved you being a part of it, And I loved you being a part of me. You could make anyone laugh, If they were having a bad day, No matter how sad I was, You could take the hurt away. Nothing could every stop you, Or even make you fall, You were ready to take on the world, Ready to do it all. But God decided he needed you, So from this world you left, But you took a piece of all of us, Our hearts are what you kept. Your seat is now empty, And it's hard not to see your face, But please always know this, No one will ever take your place. You left without a warning, Not even saying good-bye, And I can't seem to stop, Asking the question why? Nothing will ever be the same, The halls are empty without your laughter, But I know you're in Heaven, Watching over us and looking after. I didn't see this coming, It hit me by surprise, And when you left this world, A small part of me died. Your smile could brighten anyone's day, No matter what they were going through, And I know everyday for the rest of my life, I'll be missing you.

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