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Janet (Roever) Smart

September 8, 1941 — March 30, 2017

Janet Kay Roever Smart, 75, Beattie, died March 30, 2017 at Cambridge Place in Marysville. Visitation will be Sunday, April 2, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 3, at the United Methodist Church in Beattie. Jose Eston Cruz will officiate. Jane Sedlacek will be the organist. Music will include “Amazing Grace” and “In the Garden”. The pallbearers will be T.J. Wilson, Caleb Wilson, Nicholas Taphorn, Jackson Taphorn, Isaac Busch, and Shane Roever. Burial will be in the Beattie Union Cemetery. Janet was born September 8, 1941, to Paul and Olive (Locke) Roever. She graduated from Beattie High School in 1959 and moved to Lincoln, NE to work after graduation. On August 19, 1962, she was united in marriage to Alvin D. Smart, Jr. They had two daughters, Brenda and Sandra. She worked for the Beattie Coop and then Home City Grain as a bookkeeper. She was active in the United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School. Janet enjoyed reading, embroidery, and any activities her grandchildren participated in. She coached softball for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; three brothers, Robert, Paul, and Glenn; and two sisters, Mary and Betty. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda (Brian) Taphorn, Kansas City, MO, and Sandra (Tom) Wilson, Beattie; and grandchildren, T.J. (Paige) Wilson, Caleb (Kaylee) Wilson, Taylor (Isaac) Busch, Nicholas Taphorn, and Jackson Taphorn; great grandchildren, Allarie, Kamrie, Rory, and Landrie Wilson, Tinley Wilson and Brady Busch. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later by the family. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Janet (Roever) Smart, please visit our flower store.

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