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Smith, Maxine J.




Maxine J. Smith

1932 - 2020

Maxine J. (Jaco) Smith went home to be with her heavenly father on January 1, 2020 at the age of 87.  She was born June 27, 1932 to the late Max and Florence (Conrad) Jaco in Jackson, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Fred Jaco and Sister-In-Law, Rose Jaco.  Maxine attended Fulton School for the Deaf in Fulton, Missouri until the 5th grade, then moved to St. Louis and attended Gallaudet School for the Deaf. The loving mother of Robert Smith, Gary (Regina) Smith, Dan (Tom Skinner) Smith, Sheila (Mike) Wright, Sue Smith and Kevin (Alberta) Smith; loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother to many. 

Maxine cleaned offices, homes, and worked at Famous Barr sewing drapes. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting angels, doing assorted types of crafts, and playing bingo with the deaf community. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them.

She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for the Deaf.

Services: Visitation will be held Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, Inc, 2301 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis, Missouri, and Monday, January 6, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. until Funeral Service beginning at 10:00 A.M. then to Crossroads United Methodist Cemetery in Sedgewick, Missouri for a 1:00 P.M. graveside service.

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