Janie K. Smith, 66, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away Aug. 13, 2012 at the Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark. Janie was born Oct. 20, 1945 in Wichita, the daughter of Glen and Helen Coulson. Janie worked in various divisions of the Butler County Court House in El Dorado. While living in El Dorado she was a member of the Xi Alpha Delta Sorority and participated in the El Dorado woman’s volleyball league, bowling league and tennis league, winning the City tennis tournament in 1982. After moving to Bella Vista she worked at Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. Janie was very active - her many hobbies included camping, boating, golfing, tennis, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.
Janie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bert A. Smith; three daughters, Susan Muncy and son-in-law John Muncy of West Memphis, Ark., and Teresa Bergen, Renee Scanlon and son-in-law John Scanlon of El Dorado; six grandchildren, Derek Fowler, Haley Bergen, Connor and Sydney Scanlon of El Dorado, and Kristen and Austin Muncy of West Memphis, Ark.; sister, Judy Lindsey; step-sister, Debbie Coulson; and step-brother, Harold Coulson of San Antonio, Texas.
In her final years she was tiny and frail; however, she always continued to give such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at the First Christian Church in El Dorado, with Pastor Stan Seymour officiating. The family requests Memorials to the Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR, 72762. Arrangements are being made by the Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th Street, Rogers, Ark. Online condolence can be made at www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com.