Janet Smith

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Janet Smith

October 10, 1934 - December 01, 2018

Janet Smith Janet Smith, 84, passed away from this life on December 1, 2018. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

Janet was born October 10, 1934 to Fred Alvin and Sylvia Faye Johnston Roepke in Waterville, Kansas. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Tulsa Central High School. She married Charles Palmer Smith in 1953 and moved to Stillwater. She raised her family before working as an Administrative Assistant for Oklahoma State University in her later years. She was a member of the Jaycee Jaynes and PTA and a past member of Salem Lutheran and Sunnybrook Christian Churches. Her first marriage ended in divorce and she later married Howard Torrance which ended in 1986.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and was proud of all their accomplishments. She enjoyed cooking, reading, crocheting baby blankets for all her children and dish cloths for friends and family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her two daughters and their families, Kathy and Ken Starks and Kim and Steve Miller; eight grandchildren, Kendra Starks (Blaine) Rider, Loren Starks (Sasha), Jared Starks (Kirby), Regan Bradley (Dean) Hale, Greg Bradley (Sarah), Morgan Bradley (Brett Anderson), Lauren Miller (Walt) Simkins, and Hannah Miller (Jake) Rotelli and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stillwater Medical Center Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family and an obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on December 5, 2018
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Terre Kershaw Beck
Dec 09, 2018
Janet was one of my most favorite moms of all my friends growing up. She always had a smile and heartfelt greeting for all those she met. Fly high fun lady! Love you.