Norma R. Smoot

Norma R. Smoot, 94, passed away April 21, 2018 at The Villages at Oak Ridge.  She was born April 15, 1924 in Washington, Indiana to George and Grace (Alford) Holtzclaw.

She is a Graduate of Barr Township High School with the Class of 1943.

She married Shelah W. Smoot of February 15, 1947.  Norma worked for several years at Daviess Community Hospital and retired from there.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Washington, IN, having worked in the Children’s Ministry and taught Adult Sunday School for several years.

She leaves behind 2 Daughters- Patricia (Kris) Ploetz, Newburgh and Linda (Mike) Griffin, Washington.  She leaves behind 6 Sons – George (Cathy) Smoot, Gilbert, AZ, Larry Smoot, Washington, Don (Brenda) Smoot, Washington, Keith (Sandy) Smoot, Washington, Kevin (Patty) Smoot, Avon and Paul Smoot, Mitchell.

She has one Step Son, Jerry (Sarah) Smoot), Jacksonville, Florida.

She has 25 Grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.

Preceding her death are her parents, her husband, Shelah W. Smoot, a Step Son James M. Smoot and two sisters Alma Rose Holtzclaw, Irene Jones, one brother James Holtzclaw, and one step granddaughter Terri Lynn Smoot-Johnson.

The funeral service for Norma will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1pm at First Christian Church of Washington, IN with Pastor Byron Holtsclaw officiating.  Friends may call prior to the service at the church from 10-1pm.  Interment will follow the service at Bethany Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at