Barbara Smith

Monday, April 1, 2019
Barbara Smith

SIKESTON — Barbara Jean Smith, 71, died March 31, 2019, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Born June 21, 1947, in East Prairie, daughter of the late James Marion and Ella Lovita Lane Markland, she worked in the restaurant at the Ramada Inn in Sikeston for many years.

On Feb. 3, 1975, she married Jerry Lee Smith, who preceded her in death on May 20, 2014.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include: one son, Robert Shane Smith of Sikeston; one daughter, Lorraine Kay Ritch of Sikeston; one brother, Sonny Markland of Scott City; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.