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Danna Smith, 70 – Passed January 10, 2021

Danna Gail Smith, 70, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away peacefully at Barnes Jewish Hospital on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

She was born on May 3, 1950 in Inglewood, California, the daughter of Alfred and Helen Rose (Housley) Arthurs.

Danna was a devoted mother and grandmother; she spent her entire life caring for others. She was the sole caregiver of her niece, Shirley, since her sister’s passing. She loved to spend her time online shopping and collecting jewelry. She loved spending her weekends playing with her great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Jett.

Danna was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Helen Arthurs of California; her husband, William Smith of Cabool; a son, Fredrick Smith of California; and one sister, Cheryl Staiger of California.

She is survived by her loving son, Bill Smith of Cabool; grandson, Michael Smith of Willard, Missouri; granddaughter, Alyssa Boyd and Brett Boyd of Mountain Grove, Missouri; a sister, Helen Roy and Bobby of California; and two great grandchildren, Kaylee and Jett Boyd, whom she adored.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Cabool Cemetery with Mark Boyd officiating. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at