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Vertrice Mae (Waller) Smith

March 8, 1929 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Vertrice Mae Smith was born March 8, 1929 to Royal and Edith (Cremean) Waller in Lima, Ohio.  She passed away August 12, 2023 in Wellston, Oklahoma at the age of 94.

Vertrice grew up in Ohio.  She married Dillard Smith in New Mexico in 1946.  They moved to Oklahoma and raised seven children together.  Vertrice lived in Oklahoma the rest of her life.  She was a long-time member of the Wellston Assembly of God Church.  She was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord more than anything on earth.  Everyone loved Momma, a.k.a. Nanny.

Vertrice was preceded in death by her parents, Royal and Edith Waller; husband of 46 years, Dillard Smith; sons, Gary Smith, Roger Smith, Clint Smith; and her daughter, Odessa Hunter.  Survivors include her son, Paul Smith of Oklahoma City; daughters, Peggy Yaw of Wellston, Retha Cook of Colorado; (21) grandchildren; (48) great-grandchildren; (19) great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Sandy Martin of Ohio.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at the Wellston Assembly of God Church.  Interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the Fort Towson Cemetery in Fort Towson Oklahoma.  Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.

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August 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lehman Funeral Home
334501 E Highway 66
Wellston, OK 74881

Funeral Service
August 16, 2023

10:30 AM
Wellston Assembly of God
308 3rd St
Wellston, Oklahoma 74881

Graveside Service
August 16, 2023

4:00 PM
Fort Towson Cemetery
Red Rd
Fort Towson, OK 74735


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