Joan V. Smock

Joan V. Smock

Joan V. Smock, 93, of New Lexington passed peacefully away Jan. 1, 2021 at the Somerset Altercare.

Born Aug. 30, 1927 in Thornville, Ohio, to F. Stanley and Helen V. Neel Lynn.

Joan graduated from New Lexington High School in the class of ‘45 and married Charles Smock April 21,1946. She began working at the courthouse in the offices of Judge Strode and Judge Tague along with Ned Watts. She worked many years at Newlon-Foraker and retired from Dusty Altier DL company. She was a very determined, feisty, and adventurous woman as she learned to fly and later soloed. She enjoyed golfing with her husband and in the Perry County women’s league. She loved sitting on her back porch watching over the First Street neighborhood.

She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Swinehart, Carol Smock, Linda Smith, and Jan (Marc) Henery. Her grandchildren, Jodie Jones, Troy (Deidra) Smock, Alison (Grant) Ontko, Grant Smith, Ty Henery, Kelsi (Jarrod) Barrera.

Her great-grandchildren, Skyler Camarata, Colton Smock, Keegan, Madison, Reagan and Owen Ontko, Ryleigh and Addyson Jones, Hunter and Aubrey Barrera and her great-great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Pierce Camarata.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles on Oct. 8, 2006 and a son- in-law, Allen Smith. She was the last remaining of her siblings and their husbands, Betty, Phylis (Robert) King, Maxine (Cecil) Fisher, and Norma (William) Ortman.

There will be a private service and burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery.

Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

We would like to thank the staff at Somerset Altercare for the wonderful care they gave our mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, SE, Newark, Ohio 43055 or a charity of your choice.

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