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Obituary: Rayma "Jody Jo Smith

Obituary: Rayma "Jody Jo Smith

April 17th, 2017 in Obituaries
Location: California, mo

Rayma Jo 'Jody' Smith, 82, of Cailifornia, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Valley Park West California, Mo. She was born on January 07, 1935, in Columbia, Mo., to William and Lula (Hill) Rule both of whom preceded her in death. On August 24, 1956, Jody was married to Harold Dean Smith, who preceded her in death on June 19, 2013. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. She owned and operated Jody's Ceramics in California for many years. She was a woman of many talents including oil painting, jewelry making, playing the keyboard and guitar, songwriting, singing, and cooking. Jody is survived by: three daughters, Kella Ettinger (Bill) of Naples, Fla., Deana Strein (Dennis) of Jamestown, and Nancy McCloud of Jefferson City; nine grandchildren, Shane Masters, Heather Masters, David Ettinger, Erica Millitello, Sara Green, Bethany Harris, Cali Lane, Nanette Swinskey and Sydney Kaitlyn; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by: her son, Robert Masters; two brothers and a sister. The family will receive friends at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Roy Barnard officiating. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus or Salem Baptist Church c/o Windmill Ridge Funeral Service, PO Box 443, California, Mo. 65018. On-line messages of condolence may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.