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C. Loretta Smart

April 22, 1943 — June 18, 2021

C. Loretta Smart

A family and friends gathering will be held at the Griffen's home in Bixby, OK, on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

This celebration of Loretta's life will be casual, so please come as you are.

Please contact the family directly or Johnson Funeral Home at (918) 288-6334 for the address and directions.

Family and friends will gather at the Griffen Residence in Bixby, OK from 3-5 PM on Saturday, June 26, 2021, to celebrate the life of C. Loretta (Cearley) Smart, 78, of Sapulpa, OK.

Loretta was born April 22, 1943, in Bristow, OK to Mike Murphy and Eva Doris (Colley) Cearley and was raised on a small farm. She passed away June 18, 2021, in Tulsa, OK.

Loretta was employed by Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. She loved to cook and enjoyed feeding family and friends. She also loved to read and had an extensive library. Loretta was a natural at horticulture and could grow any type of plant; she loved nature and took care of any stray animal that came her way, and was fond of all birds, especially hummingbirds. Family was the most important thing in Loretta’s life, and she was happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond H. Smart; children, Stephen Smart and wife, Danna, Lisa Langerud and husband, Bryan, Stuart Smart and wife, Shelly, and Tracy Smart; grandchildren, Kevin Smart and wife, Alexandria, and Kimberly Smart; great-grandchildren, Elisha Smart and Sophia Smart; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Eva Cearley; and siblings, Stanley, Sharon and Phillip.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations in Loretta’s memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or to the Tulsa SPCA.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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