Sisco Funeral Home, Inc.

1312 N Curtis Ave, Pea Ridge, AR


Phone: 479-451-1126

Velma Ruth Smith

Pea Ridge, AR

1933 - 2012

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Published: November 20, 2012

Velma Ruth Smith, 79, of Pea Ridge passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Bradford House Nursing Center in Rogers. She was born Sept. 20, 1933, at home south of Holly (Prowers County), Colo., 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 13 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.

She 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, Kan., 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, Calif., Thelma Blair of Lanagan, Mo., Donna Slaughter of Westfield, Ind.; three brothers, Charles Ratledge of Hugoton, Kan., Jimmy Ratledge of Tulsa, Okla., and Berney Ratledge of Decatur; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

Service is set for Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. at Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge, with burial at Buttram Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is set for Friday, Nov. 23, 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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