Mary Smoot, age 94, of Brownwood, formerly of Pioneer passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, in Brownwood. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Higginbotham Funeral Home with Dwaine Clower officiating and assisted by Rufus Wilson. Burial will follow in the Sabanno Cemetery.

She was born in Jerome, Ariz., on March 9, 1914 to Frank and Mary Ester (Smith) Wood. In 1932 she married W.N. “Bill” Smoot in Baird, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1997. Mary worked as a nurse for many years. She was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church in Pioneer.

She is survived by one son, Albert Odean Smoot of Pioneer; three daughters, Reba Kay Thompson of Blanket, Mary Catherine Meador of Pioneer and Barbara Darlene Henson of Waco; 47 grandchildren, and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband “Bill”; daughter, Martha Mae; and son William Dewain.

The family has set a visitation time for 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 13 at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Texas.