The Edmond Sun


August 16, 2012

Kathy Jo Smith

EDMOND —     Kathy Jo (Rasure) Smith, 66, of Edmond, Okla., passed away August 13, 2012 in Englewood, Colo. She was born November 27, 1945, in Earlsboro, Okla., to Cleo Malcolm and Kathleen Rasure.

    Kathy was always a teacher at heart. She earned her Master’s degree in 1969 from the University of North Texas in Business Education. Over the years she taught classes from pre-school through college, as well as Bible school classes at church. She was an owner of The Country Kingdom, a Montessori school and day care she helped start. Most recently she managed a tag agency in Edmond, until she retired in 2010.

She enjoyed genealogy, reading, quilting and crossword puzzles. She loved to sew and enjoyed helping with the sewing ministry at the Edmond Church of Christ, where she had been a member for over 20 years. Her favorite activity was spending time with her family.

    Kathy is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) of 42 years; son Chris Smith and wife Marcee of Ft. Smith, Ark.; daughters Debbie Hubbard and husband Jordan of Belton, Texas, and Jenni Hoban and husband Patrick of Edmond; sisters Patricia Tribble of Denton, Texas, and Peggy Petty and husband Don of Nacogdoches, Texas; brothers Malcolm Rasure and wife Marsha of McKinney, Texas, and William Rasure and wife Bonnie of Marietta, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Lauren Dennison, Larson Hoban, Madison Clark, Jenae Hubbard, Vincent Hoban, Avery Hubbard, Gwenyth Hoban and Jarrett Hubbard; two uncles Raymon Rasure and Joe Clark, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, August 17, at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond.

    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18, at Edmond Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Edmond.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Craig Hospital Foundation, 3425 S. Clarkson Street, Englewood, CO 80113 or to the Edmond Church of Christ Building Fund, 801 S. Bryant, Edmond, OK 73034.

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