The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 18, 2014

Debra A. Smith

NEVADA, Mo. — Debra Ann Smith, age 61, of Nevada, Mo., passed away March 13, 2014, at her daughters home in Joplin.

She was born Nov. 8, 1952, in Nevada to Robert James and Muriel Joyce (Miller) Smith.

Debra attended school in Nevada graduating with the Class of 1971. In 1975 she was united in marriage to Rick Headley and to their union two children were born. She lived her entire life in Nevada and was employed for 37 years at the First National Bank. She began her employment as a teller and worked her way up to Assistant Vice President/Loan Officer where she was known to be a very faithful and loyal employee. During what spare time she had she loved watching the Food Network. She loved geraniums. She also loved fishing for catfish. But her greatest loves were her children and grandchildren and spending time with loved ones. She had attended the United Methodist Church in Bronaugh.

Survivors include her companion of many years, John Morris, of the home; her two children, daughter, Adrianne Ann Pfeffer and husband, Sean, of Joplin; son, Evan James Headley and wife, Jennifer, of Kansas City; sister, Kathy Jadlot, of St. Louis; nephew. Travis Jadlot and wife, Jennifer, of Houston, Texas; grandson, Nicholas Pfeffer; - - of special mention are Johns children, Dewey Morris and Erin and Dusty Morris; and their children, Chloe, Avery and Kalen; and also her best friends, Terri Morris and Toni Markham; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Debra was preceded in death by her parents; her brother-in-law, Steve Jadlot; and her brother, Gary James Smith.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Ferry Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in Debras name to the Bill Renwick Scholarship Fund; Vernon County Cancer Relief; or the Oncology Department at Freeman Hospital in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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