Tahlequah Daily Press


February 26, 2013

Debra Kay “Katie” Smith

TULSA — Debra Kay Smith was born on Sept. 20, 1951, in Tahlequah, to Lee Samuel and Ethel Virginia (Taylor) Littlefield.

She departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Tulsa, at the age of 61 years, 5 months, and 3 days.

 Growing up, Katie attended schools in Tahlequah, graduating with the class of 1968.

She went on to earn her certification from Bacone College as a registered nurse.

On March 25, 1969, in Stilwell, Katie and Tommy Lee Smith were united in marriage. The couple had been married for over 43 years.

 Katie had lived most of her life in the Peggs area. She attended the Peggs Community Church. She worked in nursing for almost 40 years.

Katie was a loving person always taking care of and helping people out. She enjoyed cookouts and going to the creek.

Katie was always on the go with her sister, Connie. She loved to check out yard sales. Katie loved to laugh and was always joking and cutting up.

Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and her family. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.  

Katie is survived by her husband, Tommy of the home; children, Jeffrey Smith and wife Tonya of Locust Grove, Ginger Coverdell of Tulsa, and Kyle Smith and wife Pam of Denison, Texas; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson; brothers, Sammy Littlefield and wife Margaret of Peggs, and Ken Littlefield of Peggs; sisters, Connie Bolay of Peggs, and Mickie Garner and husband Johnny of Locust Grove; brothers-in-law, Teddy Smith and wife Rhonda of Spokane, Wash., and Robert Smith and Judy of Park Hill; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Cole and husband David of Moody; special friends, Marsha and Jim Forst of Catoosa; uncle, Terry Taylor of Tulsa; aunt, Geraldine Bradshaw of White Salmon, Wash.; great-aunt, Wilma Cole of Chouteau; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Virginia Littlefield; son, Samuel Ted Smith; sister-in-law, Debra Sue Smith; mother-in-law, Imogene Johnson; and father-in-law, Ted Smith.

Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m., at the Peggs Community Church, in Peggs. Rev. Mike Parrish and Rev. Rex Hendrickson will officiate.

Interment will follow at the New Home Cemetery in Peggs. Services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. You may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at locustgrovefuneralhome. com.

Locust Grove Funeral Home, Locust Grove, Okla., (918) 479-8161

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