September 24, 2013

Aretta Marie Smith

Feb. 21, 1939 - Sept. 16, 2013

The Express-Star

— Aretta Marie Smith

Feb. 21, 1939 - Sept. 16, 2013

A private family memorial service for Aretta Marie Smith, 74, of Verden will be held at a later date.

Aretta Marie Smith was born Feb. 21, 1939, the daughter of Ruby Viola Hyatt and Alvis Anderson Farley in Krebs, Okla. and died Sept. 16, 2013 in Verden, Okla.

Aretta worked in the medical field as a respiratory therapist, nurses aide, physical therapist, and EKG technician.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Hubert Smith; son Terry Amos; daughter Sandy Amos; a sister, Linda Farley and two brothers, Jim and Cecil Farley.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Melissa Amos of Verden, Don and Rhonda Clay, Nixa, Missouri; daughter Ann Ford of McAlester; seven granddaughters: Jenny Amos, Amber Amos, Amanda Parsons, MaryAnn Blakley, Danyell Clay, Whitney Clay and Larissa Amos; four grandsons: Christopher Clay, Tyler Amos, Jordan Amos, and Blake Tillery; two sisters: Vernie Shaffer and Rosie Copple; three brothers: Tommie Farley, Don Farley and John Farley; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank nurses and staff at Ross Home Health & Hospice.