Myrtle Hope (Chase) Smith

April 12, 1940 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 79)


Myrtle Hope Smith was born on April 12, 1940, in Brainerd, Minnesota to George Mathew and Eva Katherine (Mungall) Chase. She made her journey to Heaven on Sunday, November 10, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was 79.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, November 16, at 10:00 A.M. in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Thurman officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.

Myrtle attended school in Guernsey, Wyoming. At the young age of 15, she married Fredrick Leroy Smith on November 11, 1955, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. To this union, 4 children - Linda, Fredrick III, Katherine and Michael - were born.

She claimed her favorite job was as the cashier/clerk for Liberal, Kansas schools which she enjoyed for 15 years. She loved to read romance novels and westerns. She was always expanding her knowledge of the computer. Because she was very social, she enjoyed participating in a bowling league and coffee clubs. She dearly loved her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Myrtle is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Fred; children: Linda (Mark) Virant of Wheatland, Wyoming, Katherine (Carey) Shorter of Duncan, Michael Smith of Comanche; grandchildren: Lacey (James) Bruckner, Mandy (Brett) Binning, Jeffery McGuire, Chylie Lehto, Levi Filter, Shilo Smith, Frankie Smith; and great grandchildren: Rylie Bruckner, Ali Bruckner, Stetson Shorter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Fredrick Leroy Smith III; and grandson, Tanner Shorter.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carey Shorter, Mark Virant, Jeff McGuire, Steve Earnhart, John Johnson, and David Johnson Jr. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Michael Smith.

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November 16, 2019

Time: TBD
Duncan Municipal Cemetery
1910 W. Cypress
Duncan, OK 73533

November 16, 2019

10:00 AM
Whitt Funeral Home Chapel
4748 N. Highway 81
Duncan, OK 73533

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