Myers Funeral Home


Jessie M. Smart

April 26, 1933January 21, 2021

Jessie M. Smart, 87 of Huntington passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Tipton Place in Huntington. Jessie was a member of Clear Creek Church and the Clear Creek Happy Homemaker’s Club. She was a supervisor at Huntington Electric for 14 years and had worked at Northside Cleaners for 7 years. She was a volunteer at Parkview Huntington Hospital for several years.

Jessie was born on April 26, 1933 in Noland, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Everett and Grace (Farthing) Warford.

She was united in marriage to Larry Keyser on December 22, 1950 in Huntington. Larry preceded her in death on August 30, 2002. She later married B. Allen Smart on May 6, 2006 in Huntington. Allen preceded her in death on December 9, 2020.

Additional survivors include two sons: Gary (Sally) Keyser of Huntington, Roger Keyser of Huntington; a daughter: Susan Dinkel of Iron River, WI; two stepsons: Ronald (Jackie) Smart, Lawrence (Kari) Smart both of Huntington; three stepdaughters: Karen (Shane) Bickel, Susan (Jeff) Funk, Polly Smart all of Huntington; two brothers: Carl Warford of New Haven, Bev Warford of Wabash; 16 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 15 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons: Johnny Keyser, Mark Keyser, DeWayne Keyser; a brother: Doug Warford; three sisters: Mildred Boyer, Minnie Buzzard, Ann Oyler; a granddaughter; a grandson and a great grandson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm with funeral service to follow visitation at 12:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits. The service will be live streamed on the Myers Funeral Home Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

Interment will be at the Lancaster Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to Heartland Hospice or Cancer Services of Huntington County both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Gary (Sally) Keyser, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Roger Keyser, Son
  • Susan Dinkel, Daughter
  • Ronald (Jackie) Smart, Stepson & Daughter-In-Law
  • Lawrence (Kari) Smart, Stepson & Daughter-In-Law
  • Karen (Shane) Bickel, Stepdaughter & Son-In-Law
  • Susan (Jeff) Funk, Stepdaughter & Son-In-Law
  • Polly Smart, Stepdaughter
  • Carl Warford, Brother
  • Bev Warford, Brother
  • Everett & Grave (Farthing) Warford, Parents (deceased)
  • Larry Keyser, First Husband (deceased)
  • B. Allen Smart, Second Husband (deceased)
  • Johnny Keyser, Son (deceased)
  • Mark Keyser, Son (deceased)
  • DeWayne Keyser, Son (deceased)
  • Doug Warford, Brother (deceased)
  • Mildred Boyer, Sister (deceased)
  • Minnie Buzzard, Sister (deceased)
  • Ann Oyler, Sister (deceased)
  • Sixteen grandchildren, eleven step grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren and fifteen step great grandchildren.

    Jessie was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, a grandson and a great grandson.

  • Heartland Hospice
  • Cancer Services of Huntington County


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021


  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Jessie M. Smart

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Ann Wasmuth

February 13, 2021

Jessie was such a good ,long time friend of my Moms, such a caring , sweet woman. Always loved seeing her. Prayers for the family.

Cheri Bailey

February 3, 2021

I have fond memories of Jessie and her family from my Sundays at Clear Creek Church, as well as living in the same neighborhood. She was a great cook, and her Easter "sticky buns" were something to look forward to at our Sunrise Service's breakfast. She and her family were a happy part of my childhood, and I thank God for those memories. Sincerely, Cheri (Kennedy) Bailey

Carol Garcia

January 25, 2021

My deepest sympathy to both the Keyser and Smart families. Jessie was always very kind to me. I pray she is at peace and in the presence of her loved ones in heaven.💕

Heather Durham

January 24, 2021

Jessie, you will be missed greatly! Your love and kindness showed with each person you met. You and Allen didn't know a stranger. We will miss your smile and laughter. I will fondly remember our conversations. You were a strong and intelligent woman. I will long remeber your beautiful singing voice. Thank you for blessing me and those around you.

Terry Scher

January 23, 2021

To Jesse's family and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you
Terry and Sue

Colleen Pflieger

January 23, 2021

Our prayers for the family as you mourn the loss of your Mother. She and Allen were special to my in-laws at Clear Creek church. They thought so much of all their friends at the church.

Renee Ness

January 22, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for the family. Tim & Renee and Andy Ness

Sabrina Bruner

January 22, 2021

Our hearts our broken for all. She will be missed god bless this family.

Mary Wilson

January 22, 2021

Oh sweet Jesse . So enjoyed sitting behind you and Allen at Mass. Even though you weren't catholic you always came along and yes you "SANG YOUR HEART OUT" Thanks for being Jim's second mom. He always bragged on what a Great cook you were. Gary Sally and all the family our thoughts and prayers are with you. 🤗🙏