Denise LeeAnn Smith, 60, of Macon, MO, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.
Denise was born on February 27, 1957, in Kirksville, MO, the daughter of Charles Wesley and Betty Jean (Jones) Smith. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. Denise was united in marriage to Clyde Smith on December 31, 2008. She was the Director of Alumni Relations and Interim Co-Director for University Advancement at Truman State University. Denise enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde, of Macon; her mother, Betty Smith, of Alamo, TX; two children, Christopher Boyer and wife Michelle of Macon, MO, Amanda Hall and husband Benjamin of Omaha, NE; three stepchildren, Andrea Wood and husband Jared, Kristin McLarren and husband Michael, and Craig Smith all of Columbia, MO; six grandchildren, Wesley Boyer, Fletcher and Madeline Hall, Maya and Ezra Wood, and Chase McLarren. She is also survived by one brother, Gregory Smith and wife Christy of Sevierville, TN, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Denise was preceded in death by her father, Charles Smith.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon, MO with Brother Jim Bolin officiating. Visitation was Monday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Jones-Nowlin-Smith-Boyer Family Scholarship at Truman State University or the charity of the donor’s choice.