Cornelia Christine Smith

Friday, January 12, 2024

Cornelia Christine Smith, 93, of Oklahoma City, OK, went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2024, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born June 27, 1930, in Richards, Missouri, to James Edward Rutledge and Cornelia Grace (Tapp) Rutledge. She was united in marriage to William R. Smith on July 30, 1950. (Preceded in death)

She was raised outside of Nevada and attended high school in Nevada. She was crowned the Nevamo Queen of 1947-1948 and graduated in 1948.

Chris is survived by her daughter, Debbie Drake and husband, Mike Drake of San Antonio, Texas; son Ken Smith and wife Leah Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter Lea Dawn Assink and husband Rev. Dale Assink of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; 9 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; dear brother-in-law Marcel Normand of Pittsburg, Kansas; beloved nieces and nephews and numerous family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, Missouri on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 6-8 p.m.

A graveside service of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. at the Berea Cemetery on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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