Rowena May Smith, longtime resident of Collinsville, passed from this life on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the home of her son in Tulsa. She was 92 years of age. Rowena was born July 23, 1924 in Dewey, OK to Thomas Ray and Trudie Ellen (Tucker) Spalding. Rowena was raised and received her education in Dewey, graduating with the Class of 1942. On January 26, 1944, she and Harold Earnest Smith were united in marriage and had four children. Rowena and Harold had made their home in Collinsville since 1973. Harold preceded her in death on May 8, 2011. Rowena was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Collinsville.
Rowena is survived by daughter Trudie Wilson of Laguna Niguel, CA, daughter Judy Kimm of Hollister, MO, son James (Jim) Smith of Tulsa and daughter Sharon Carnahan and husband Barry of Richardson, TX. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Besides her husband, Rowena was preceded by her parents and a sister Bonita DeLozier.
Rowena had many hobbies. Among those were sewing, quilting, crocheting, gardening, working in her flower beds, traveling, playing dominos, fishing and sitting around a camp fire eating s’mores.
Visitation for Rowena will be Friday, January 20, 2017 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Collinsville with Pastor Tim Prock officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at 3:00 PM Saturday at the Stokes Cemetery, Dewey, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wanting to honor Rowena’s memory do so by donating to Clarehouse located at 7617 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK 74133 (www.clarehouse.org)
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
We are going to miss your beautiful smiling face. You always brightened our day by visiting the office with Judy and its was brightened more by hearing about all the special memories and fun events you all did as family. Love you always.
— Linda Schlax, Thursday – January 19, 2017
Saddened to hear of your mom s passing. Blessed to have had your folks as neighbors in Tulsa and Collinsville. May God comfort you during your time of grieving. Regards
— Tom Austin, Thursday – January 19, 2017
Sending our love and prayers to your family. She was such a sweet lady. So glad that I we got to meet her and spend time with her. She will be missed
— Jerry & Cindy Ezernack, Friday – January 20, 2017
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – January 20, 2017
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church
1301 West Main Street
Collinsville, OK 74021
Saturday – January 21, 2017
393750 West 1400 Road
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Saturday – January 21, 2017
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Rowena May Smith to:
Clarehouse of Tulsa
7617 South Mingo Road
Tulsa, OK 74133