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Velma Ruth Smith
(September 20, 1933 - November 17, 2012)

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Velma Ruth Smith

Velma Ruth Smith, 79, of Pea Ridge passed away Saturday, November 17, at Bradford House Nursing Center in Rogers. She was born September 20, 1933, at home south of Holly( Prowers County) Colorado, to Charles and Beatrice (Hoover) Ratledge. She lived in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and South Dakota, moving to Arkansas in 1996 to make her home. She retired in 1997 from First Brands in Rogers after thirteen and one half years. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Pea Ridge and is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, three sisters, and an infant son. Survivors are her husband of 62 years, Frank Smith of the home; two sons, Frank Smith Jr. and wife Janet of Hugoton, Kansas, Loyd Smith and wife Tammy of Decatur; three daughters, Lora Meeker and husband Larry of Avoca, Deborah Grimes and husband Tony of Avoca, Aleda Wiltgen and husband Jerry of Gateway; three sisters, Wilma Lindsey of Joshua Tree, California, Thelma Blair of Lanagan, Missouri, Donna Slaughter of Westfield, Indiana; three brothers, Charles Ratledge of Hugoton, Kansas, Jimmy Ratledge of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Berney Ratledge of Decatur; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren. Service is set for Saturday, November 24, 11:00a.m. at Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge with burial at Buttram Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is set for Friday, November 23, 5-7:00p.m. at the funeral home.


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