Joan Smith

Obituary of Joan Smith

Joan “Joanie” Smith, 89, of Winamac, IN passed away at 6:48 PM Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at her home.  Joanie was born April 8, 1931 in Logansport, IN to the late Joseph E. and Dorothy H. Gray Nazerine.  She was a 1949 graduate of Logansport High School.  On June 26, 1955, Joanie married the late Arthur L. “Art” Smith in Logansport.  Together, they operated Smith Insurance Agency in Winamac for nearly 25 years.


Joanie was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church.  She lived a very active life and was a member of numerous card clubs.  She enjoyed going to Bunco and socializing with her good friends.  Joanie and Art were avid Purdue Basketball fans and enjoyed traveling.  Most of all Joanie loved her family very much, especially her granddaughters. 


She is survived by:

Deborah (Tim) Senesac, Logansport, IN Daughter

Tracy (Brian) Harper, Winamac, IN Daughter

Alison Senesac, Atlanta, GA Granddaughter

Hayley (Josh) Ruff, Fishers, IN Granddaughter

Ron Nazerine, Logansport, IN Brother


Preceded in death by:

Joseph E. and Dorothy H. Gray Nazerine, Parents

Arthur L. “Art” Smith, Husband

Hannah Harper, Infant Granddaughter


Private Services will be held at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 


Private Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center.



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Private Services

Mount Hope Cemetery
1800 Grant St.
Logansport, Indiana, United States