Mrs. Donna Smith, age 91 of Hope, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2022. She was born June 9, 1930 to Luther and Menola Edington Rash, in Bald Knob, AR.
Donna taught middle school for over 27 years, until retiring. She loved teaching and had a passion for molding her students into young adults. She cared for her students, considering them her children. She was a member of the teacher sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma. Donna was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Hope, where she worked tirelessly with Calvin by her side. She loved to sing in the church choir and Friday music club. She also enjoyed spending time with family and working in her flower garden. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Calvin Smith.
Those left to cherish her memory are: son, David Smith of Hope, AR; two daughters Kathy Celestine, husband Tom of Houston, TX, Ann Stephenson of Cave City, AR; three brothers Lewis Rash, Hudson Rash and Alvis Rash; three sisters Neva Johnston, Vera Barker, and Glenda Rudder; three grandchildren, Matthew Stephenson, Austin and Autumn Celestine; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Pallbearers: James Robinson, James Jones, Bill Rudder, Jr., Mike Dugger, Dr. Jon Leim, Gary Johnson, and Matthew Stephenson.
Visitation will be 4:00pm to 6:00pm Friday April 1, 2022 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest 1001 S Main, Hope, AR 71801.
Funeral service will be 6:00pm on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Brazzel/Oakcrest with burial to follow 2:00pm Saturday April 2, 2022, at Shady Grove Cemetery, Bald Knob, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director. Online condolences: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com