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Betty L. Smiley

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Betty Lou Smiley, 75, of Tulsa, passed away, Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Betty was born January 28, 1938 in Lindsay, OK, daughter of the late George Clyde and Hattie Elizabeth (Anderson) Ridings. She majored in music at the Oklahoma College for Women. She was a member of Kirk of the Hills Church, active in the church choir and a longtime member of Tulsa Symphonia Chorus. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James B. (Jim) Smiley; two sons Brad W. Smiley of Tulsa and James Douglas Smiley and his wife, Paula of Omega, OK; three daughters, Kimberly Anne Walter and her husband, James and Susan Lynn Corn of Portland, Oregon; Debra Lou McKellips and her husband, Paul of Alexandria, VA; brother, James R. Ridings of Lindsay, OK; 10 grandsons, Daniel and David Griffiths, Colton and Lucas Walter, Chandler and Trevor Corn; Andrew, Ian and Oliver McKellips and Jacob Smiley; two great granddaughters, Sophia and BaileeAnne Griffiths. A Memorial Service will be held 11AM, Friday, January 10, 2014 in the chapel of Freeman Harris Funeral Home. Freeman Harris 918-749-3333. Condolences may be left online freemanharris.com