Details for Joan Smythe

Joan (Jo) Smythe passed away on Monday December 2, 2019 at 84 years old. She was one of six children of Ira and Lillian Wilson. She graduated from Royal Oak High School in Michigan in 1953 and received her college degree from Western Michigan University in 1957. While at Western she met Paul Smythe. They married in 1958. While living in the Detroit metropolitan area, Jo furthered her education and received her master's degree in early childhood development from Wayne State University. This resulted in her working for the State of Michigan where she licensed day care centers. After 40 years in the Detroit area, they moved to The Villages, Florida in 1997. Jo enjoyed golf, mah-jongg, samba and other card games.

Jo is survived by her college sweetheart and husband of 61 years, Paul D. Smythe, her children, Scott (Melinda), Mark (Barb), Sherry (Brad) and Shannon (Greg), her sister Lillian Richardson and her 8 grandchildren, Lindsey, Haley, Paul, Mary, Blake, Kelly, Collin and Ryan.

A funeral mass will be held on January 23, 2020 at 8:30am at Saint Timothy Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake, FL 32159.

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