Chillicothe - Janet Lucille Smart, 74, of Chillicothe, passed away Saturday evening, April 3, 2021, at her home, following an extended illness.
She was born October 8, 1946, in Chillicothe, daughter of the late Mervin Frederick and Geneva Eileen (Rawlins) Baldwin. On December 15, 1979, she married Thomas Smart, who survives.
Also surviving are her children, David Diehl, Tammy (Doug Hymrod) McCrillis, Kevin (Kellie McCloskey) Lanch, Chris (Nancy) Abrams, Debra Nolan, and Kara Smart; grandchildren, Zachary, Sarah, Heather, Jordan, and Jimmy; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn (Bruce) Arnold, and Gerlinda Roland; her best friend, Bonnie Cornwell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Terry Nolan, and her Aunt Estelle Guigas.
Janet was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a kind hearted animal rescuer and loved her pets as children. She was an avid reader, loved genealogy and vacations at the beach with her family. She was always interested in gaining knowledge and learning new things. One of her favorite phrases was "Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open." We are all missing her blue blue eyes and smile.
In accordance with her wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Her online memorial guestbook is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com