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Karla Jo Smith

A visitation service for Karla Jo Smith, 61, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Ms. Smith passed away at 11:06 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2022, at Ozarks Healthcare.


She was born January 7, 1961 at Gainesville, Missouri, to Woodrow Wilson Smith and Dorothy Johnston Smith.  Ms. Smith loved gardening, cooking, and reading.  She especially loved spending time with her family, and they dearly loved her.


She is survived by one son, Levi Lally and wife, Yancy, Bakersfield, Missouri; one grandson, Jessie Burris, West Plains, Missouri; one granddaughter, Victoria Belt and husband, Cory, Bakersfield; two great-grandchildren, who were the joys of her life, Millie and Bruce Belt; one brother, Darrell McFarland and wife, Patsy, Rogersville, Missouri; four sisters, Francine Williams, Tecumseh, Missouri, Kay Grayham, Bakersfield, Missouri, Karen Skiver and husband, Larry, Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Kathy Lally and husband, Terry, Bakersfield, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.


Her husband, P.J. Lally, parents, one sister, WaDyne Littlewood, two nieces, Jennifer Grayham and Deborah Brakefield, and one nephew, Darrell McFarland, preceded her in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at