Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN


JoAnn Smedley

September 24, 1957August 3, 2019

JoAnn Smedley age 61, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Thomas H. Smedley Sr.; son, Thomas H. (Rae) Smedley and daughter, Marcia (Joseph) Smedley; grandchildren, Brandon, Sidney, Raegan and Kennedy; mother, Marcia Mae Phelps; sister, Diane (James) Mola; brothers, James (Diane) Phelps, Bill Phelps and Howard (Shelley) Phelps and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by her father, Howard T. Phelps; brother, John R. Phelps and her parents in law, James and Opal Smedley. JoAnn was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and mamaw and she will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) with Pastor D. J. Murvin officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 10:00AM-2:00 PM and 4:00-8:00 PM and on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019


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Emily Spornic ..Williams

August 6, 2019

I have known joAnn practically all my life. She was a very sweet person ..if you needed anything she was right there to help. JoAnn and I rode our ponies together in black oak. I remember her pony Randy . He was the best little boy ever. Then she had a beautiful appy large pony we rode together all over black oak together. Then she got a big tall horse named Goldie. All of us in the horse and pony gang always had fun. No one could ever own a horse or pony as well broke as ours. I am very happy to say we all of us from the horse and.pony gang from black oak we still got to ride together when we grew old. JoAnn and I and Paul Niblette we were still riding together. We were happy to add a few new members Tom JoAnn's husband and my husband Dave and Paul's wife Rhonda. JoAnn loved her mare Pay Day. JoAnn keep riding in heaven til I meet you in heaven. We will be riding in heaven again!

Shana Pullins

August 5, 2019

I haven't known Jo for very long, but the time that I have known her has been a blessing. She always had a smile and kind words for everyone. If I ever needed help I knew all I had to do was ask. She helped me thru some hard times, and I am so Thankful that she was my friend. I will miss her dearly. She was my Queen. She used to laugh when I called her that. I will never forget her. Rest in Peace my friend!

Eric Thorstad

August 5, 2019

Joann was a great Bus driver and a friend she always greeted you with a friendly smile and say hello . going to miss seeing her around the theartre. she was a true treasure Tom if you ever need a hug i am her for you.Your wife will be missed she was my adopted Grandma. Hugs to the whole family

Pearl Chandler

August 5, 2019

Joann was a great person, she will be missed prayers for her family at this difficult time... R.I.P. until we meet again love you 🙏🏽😢

Robin Ellis (King)

August 5, 2019

My condolences to the Smedley Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I went to high school with John and Joann. The Phelps Family holds a special place in my heart. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

Judy Porter (Hollifield)

August 3, 2019

I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your battle. I have know you almost as long as I can remember. Way back to Grissom grade school. Playing softball at Black Oak little league. My thoughts and prayers are with all you loved ones. God bless