On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Frances Yvonne Wilson-Smith, loving wife, grandmother, friend, and mother of four, was called and chosen by the Eternal God. Yvonne was born September 19, 1942 in Cumberland, MD.
Yvonne grew up in Cumberland and loved her Catholic girls’ school upbringing and how important it was in establishing her faith. She was a resident of Moore, OK for fifty-three years. Growing up, Yvonne loved tagging along with her cousins anywhere they went. She led scripture classes at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Moore for twelve years, served as St. Vincent De Paul treasurer for twelve years; and worked with the Kairos ministry for four years. Yvonne was an avid reader and showered her children and grandchildren with her abundance of love.
Yvonne was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles B. Grant, Jr.; mother, Lena Isner Wilson; father, Francis De Paul Straub; and her stepfather, Carl A. “Cotton” Wilson. She is survived by her husband, William Edward Smith; children: D. Lynn Grant-Yingling, Debe Grant-Brown, Deanna Lee Grant Hefner, Denise Anne Grant-Smith, Renee Krei, Audrey Fair, Edward Smith, and Lori Adams. She is also survived by her sons in law, Johnny C. Yingling, Gregory P. Hefner, Lee Krei, and Don Fair. She also is survived by her fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
A wake and rosary will be held 7pm Tuesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Moore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 1pm Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to St. Vincent De Paul in Yvonne’s memory.