Phelma Jaquetta Smith was born on November 15, 1916 in Longdale, OK to Thomas Boyd and Alta Mamie (Jordan) Mills. Phelma passed from this life in Spring Hill, KS on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the age of 95.

Phelma was a hard working mother and friend to many. She was a hero to her children, who admire her and love her for her grace and for being a great role model.

Phelma was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie D. Smith; brothers, Cecil Verle, Thomas Ralph, Orville Emanuel (Dutch), Jordan, Boyd Gordon, Bobby Gene, & James Lyndon Mills; sisters, Opal Marie, Flora Lavonne Poplin, Crystal Violet Thrasher, Alta Irene Spaid, Dannetta Corene Dempsey,  Uarda Gertrude McBroom and Irma June Norris. She is survived by her daughters, Lonnetta Sue Pitts, of Spring Hill, KS and Irene Harris, of Sallisaw, OK; her sons, Jeff Boyd, of Canton, OH and Larry Smith, of Hulbert, OK; a sister, Bernadine Church, of California; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.