Emma Jean Smith, 81, of Edmond, Okla., left to meet with her waiting loved ones on January 14, 2014. She was born August 5, 1932 in Arcadia, Okla., to Thomas C. and Blanche Prewitt. She graduated from Arcadia High School in 1950 and later married her former classmate, Leeman B. Smith.
Emma Jean was employed at Southwestern Bell and retired after 30 years of service. She resided in Edmond for many years before moving to Legend at Rivendell, an assisted living center in southwest Oklahoma City.
Emma Jean and her husband were longtime members of Henderson Hills Baptist church in Edmond before she became a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church in her later years. Her membership at Quail Springs Baptist meant a great deal to her.
Emma was a loving and dedicated caregiver for her mother, father and husband during each of their later years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leeman B. Smith; her mother Blanche Prewitt; her father Thomas Prewitt, and her two brothers, Harold Prewitt and Jamie Leon Prewitt.
She is survived by sister, Evelyn George and her husband Dick of Blanchard, Okla., sister Teresa King of Edmond; niece Tara Walker and her husband Mike of Oklahoma City; nephew Eric King of Edmond, and nephew Richard Walker and his wife Misty of Elmore City, Okla.; four grand nieces, one grand nephew, two great-grand nieces and two great-grand nephews.
The family thanks Legend at Rivendell for their kindness and care during the last three years and Valir Hospice for their care during Emma’s last several days.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, January 17.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be sent to Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.