Darla Jean Smith passed away in her home early Tuesday morning with her husband, Leon, by her side. Memorial service will be held at 11:30am on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Perry, OK. with Father Steve Miller officiating. A luncheon will follow. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.
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Darla was a lover of all life, especially animals. She had a wonderful green thumb and could make anything grow. She loved her daughters Sherrie, Kelsey, and Erica fiercely and was endlessly proud of her grandchildren. She selflessly cared for everyone around her and made a mean pot of ham and beans. Her fried potatoes were also fantastic.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Harry Leroy and Hattie Sylvia Parsel nea Hardy. Two brothers, Charles and Steve; three sisters, Shirley, Beverly, and Sandra.
She is survived by her loving husband, T. Leon Smith; three daughters, Sherrie Sweet, Kelsey Jennings and her husband Justin, Erica Jansen and her fiancé Steven Devine. Two sisters, Norma Culver and Judy Stanton; eight grandchildren, Manda Rust, Nicole Eastwood, Jamie Heaps, CJ Sweet, Tyler, Brian, and Emmaline Jennings and Caylei Jansen; three great grandchildren, Mason, Mathew, and Athena as well as many nieces and nephews.
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