Jaretta Kay (Smith) Nowell

Jaretta Kay (Smith) Nowell, age 75, a resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, at her residence.

Jaretta was born the daughter of Charles and Kathryn (Elam) Smith on Oct. 19, 1943, in St. Joseph. She was a 1961 graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph. Jaretta was united in marriage to Daryl Nowell on May 12, 1966 in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death in 2001.

She held numerous jobs, but retired from Sav-on Furniture Mart, due to health issues, after 14-1/2 years of service. Jaretta was a member of the Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Rickey Nowell of St. Joseph; one daughter, Vicki Stanley of St. Joseph; one brother, Roger Smith of Osawatomie, KS; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; and her beloved “Sophie Ann.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daryl Nowell; and one brother, Larry Smith.

Funeral services were held at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel in St. Joseph on Saturday, May 25. A scheduled visitation was held at the chapel on Friday, May 24. Cremation was held after the service, and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Memorial contributions may be made to Noyse Home, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

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