Nancy Mae Smart, 75, of Pana, passed away peacefully at 7:07 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018.  Born on November 2, 1942 in Pana, Nancy was the daughter of Robert and Mae (Milligan) Goethuys. She graduated from Pana High School and went on to earn her Associates Gegree in Child Care from Lakeland College in Matton. She married Hubert “Frank” Smart on August 3, 1960, and he survives.

Nancy truly enjoyed her work as a Teacher’s Aide and treated every child as though they were her own. Her love for children was made stronger when her grandchildren came into the world, and she cherished every moment with them. In her spare time away from school, she enjoyed traveling and camping, and riding motorcycles with her husband.
In addition to her husband of almost 58 years, Nancy is survived by their children: Julie (John) Kaufman, Franklin (Amanda) Smart, daughter-in-law: Carla Smart; grandchildren: Kyle (Karey) Smart, Matthew Kaufman, Cassidy, Michael (Whittney) Smart, Jessica Smart, Elizabeth Smart; great grandchildren: Adalee and Charlotte Smart; three sisters: Roberta, Mary, and Sharron. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, one son: Robert Smart, and one great grandson: Liam Smart.

Nancy’s husband would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff at Heritage Health in Pana for the dedication and care they showed her.


Per her wishes, Nancy will be cremated, and a private family service will be held at a later date.


Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 0168 in Pana. 


McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Nancy, or condolences to her family, may be left online at

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