Dana Marie (Smoot) Vanmeter, 49, of Memphis died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was born the daughter of Kenneth Dean Smoot and Connie (Evans) Smoot Bratton on December 3, 1967 in Kirksville.

Dana married Jeffrey Vanmeter on May 11, 1996 in Warrensburg, MO.

She graduated from Scotland County R-I where she participated in band, was the manager of the basketball team, and was a member of Anne’s Girls singing group. Dana attended Indian Hills Community College and received her LPN. She earned her RN degree from State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

Dana held many different nursing positions in both Missouri and Texas and enjoyed the many relationships she developed with her patients. Along with nursing, she enjoyed reading, watching movies, and loved animals of all kinds.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Wilma Smoot, and maternal grandfather, Artie Allen (Mike) Evans.

She is survived by her parents, Dean Smoot and Connie (Dick) Bratton, all of Memphis; grandmother, Marcine Evans of Memphis; brother, Evan (Tammy) Smoot of Bloomfield, IA; nieces and nephews: Hunter, Olivia, Drew, Katy and Emma Smoot of Bloomfield, IA; many aunts, uncles cousins, and friends.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 18 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

Visitation is prior to the service from 9-10 a.m., at Gerths.

A private inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the family for a later memorial and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Dana’s family by signing the online guest book at gerthfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.