Mayoe Alcenia Smart

1908 - 2011

Mayoe Alcenia Smart, 103, of Fulton, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Fulton Manor Care Center. She was born on August 28, 1908, in Millersburg, the daughter of Homer J. Houf and Haden (Houchins) Houf. On May 5, 1929, she was united in marriage to William Lester Smart, who preceded her in death in June 1979. Mrs. Smart attended Synodical College and upon graduation gained her teaching certificate. She first taught at Viers School in Windsor Valley located on the eastern edge of Callaway County. After marriage, she remained a homemaker until 1955 when she began working for the Fulton State Hospital as an attendant and ward charge. Mrs. Smart retired in 1973 as an orientation teacher. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a member of the Fulton Garden Club, Callaway County Historical Society, and the Women's Missionary Union. Mrs. Smart will be sadly missed and loving remembered by two sons, John and wife Marsha, of Colorado and Robert and wife Elaine, of Fulton; one daughter, Ann Smith and husband Ron, of Fulton; two daughters-in-law, Lois (Charles) Smart of Fulton, and Lee's widow Joan (Richard) Evans of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Smart was preceded in death by two sons, Lee and Charles Smart; one brother, Edwin and sister-in-law, Gladys Houf. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2011, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Calwood with Reverend W.D. Lockhart officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church or the American Heart Association, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd., Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be shared at www.MaupinFu

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