Ladelle Robertson Smith, age 75, died in her home in Claremore, Oklahoma on July 26, 2021.
She was born on March 8, 1946 in Clovis, New Mexico, to Cecil Clair Robertson, Jr. and Ruby Raines Robertson. Her family moved to Davenport, Iowa, when she was a child and she attended school there, eventually graduating from Central High School. She married Bruce Wayne Smith on August 6, 1966, in Davenport, Iowa. They moved to Monticello, Iowa where they had their children, Eric and Dawn. In 1979 the family moved to Casper, Wyoming, where they lived for six years enjoying all the state of Wyoming had to offer. A final move to Claremore, Oklahoma in 1985 settled them in a town they were happy to call home for the remainder of their lives. Active members of Claremore Assembly of God, Ladelle sang in the choir and was part of the Women’s Ministry. They were married for 44 years until Bruce’s death in 2010.
Ladelle was a piano teacher for many years and taught students of all ages including her granddaughter, Kanesa. She was also an amazing cook and wife and mother. She loved doting on her three grandchildren, Kanesa, Jacob and Grace. She also looked forward to taking part in Walk to Emmaus retreats for many years. Ladelle’s unique sense of humor caused her to bring laughter to everyone she met. She enjoyed feeding people at her dining room table and helping those in need. Her friends and family saw Ladelle as a true prayer warrior and servant for Christ. She practiced kindness and unconditional love to all she met.
She is survived by her children: Eric Smith and his wife Traci, and Dawn Miller and her husband Kevin; her grandchildren: Kanesa Shae (Smith) Miller and her husband Logan, Jacob Allen Smith and his wife Olivia, and Grace Marie Miller; sisters: Lynne Hladik and her husband Mark, and Jill Robertson; brother: Barry Robertson and his wife Vicki; nieces Leigh Benko, Michelle Giffin, Erika Robertson, Dorene Wilcox and her husband Kenny, Darlene Lenoch; nephews: David Schluter, Daniel Schluter, Donnie Schluter, Michael Robertson and his wife Sandy, many great nieces and nephews, as well as a host of precious friends who were considered family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Smith and her brother, Jim Robertson.
Visitation will be held 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday, August 2, 2021, at Rice Funeral Service, in Claremore, Oklahoma.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Claremore Assembly of God Church, in Claremore, Oklahoma.
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