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Graveside service for Vernice Smithen of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha.
Vernice Marie (Robertson) Smithen was born March 4, 1927. She passed away on January 21, 2017 in Chickasha, OK at the age of 89.
Vernice married Carl Wilson Smithen on June 19, 1953 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on December 25, 1990.
She had worked in the Navy office in Washington D.C. and worked at Tinker AFB and American Optical in Chickasha. In 1987, she went to work with her husband at his attorney office.
She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and the Jaycee Janes.
Vernice is survived by her daughter, Carla Smithen; her cousin, Nancy Witt; Nieces: Kerrin Riggs, Lynda McDonald and Sheryl Majors; Nephews: Bobby Riggs and Steven Seabrook; Sister-in-law, Gloria Thomas; Brother-in-law, Robert Riggs; And special companion, Chillie.
Services are under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.sevierfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 23, 2017
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