Julia “Judy” Louise Smart passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2023 at the age of 78. She was born August 30, 1945 in Hardenville, MO to Herbert Hadley Harden and Sadie Mae Latham.
On August 8, 1964 Judy was united in marriage to Gene Clifford Smart. They spent 59 years together until her passing. Judy spent many years working at various places; The Tyson Factory, MarBax, owned and operated the laundry mat in Gainesville for many years, and spent 33 years working at Baxter Lab before her retirement.
Judy enjoyed quilting with her parents, watching westerns, spending time with family and enjoyed the grandkids coming for visits.
Judy is survived by husband Gene Smart of the family home; son Bobby Smart and wife Rachelle of Gainesville, son Buddy Smart and wife Stacy Baker of Gainesville; grandchildren Maggie Meyers and husband Chance of Omaha, AR, Mollie Smart of Gainesville, Kyle Smart and Jennifer King of Isabella, Dylan Smart of Washington state, Alexandra Smart of Gainesville, DeAnn Smart of Gainesville; great grandchildren Ellie Meyers, Maddie Meyers, Presley Meyers, Juila Smart, Savannah Smart, Freyja Smart, Aiden Bohannon; a very special sister-in-law Norma Morrison; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Sadie Mae Harden; and siblings George Harden, Don Harden, Pernie Harper, and Nellie Gean Whillock.
Judy was a sweet and loving wife, mother and granny. She will be dearly missed by many.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation services are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.