Viewing and visitation services for Gwen Smolnik, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Carter Chapel, West Plains, with Deacon Pat Keefe officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
She was born the daughter of the late Buford Jackson and Helen Lanogan Jackson, on June 27, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts and died November 6, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. She had lived most of her life in the Barto, Pennsylvania area before moving to Missouri.
She is survived by four children, Michael, Alaina, Laurie, and Brian; one brother, Buford (Sonny) Jackson, Jr.; four sisters, Valerie Reddinger, Lynette Gardner, Fildelma Harris, and Veldon Matz; five grandchildren, Matthew, Elizabeth, Creon, Skye, and Samantha.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Helen Lanogan Jackson; one son, Carl Smolnik, and one sister, Jeanie Hatfield.
She was a long standing member for over thirty years of the Butter Valley Community Church, in Bally Pennsylvania. She had been editor of the church newspaper for fifteen years, along with working with the Sunday School classes.