Jo Ann Smith Absher
”1942 - 2023”

    Jo Ann Smith Absher

    She Walks in Beauty
    “One shade the more, one ray the less,
    Had half impaired the nameless grace
    Which waves in every raven tress,
    Or softly lightens o’er her face;
    Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
    How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
      Lord Byron

      Jo Ann Smith Absher
      September 14, 1942 - June 7, 2023
      JoAnn was born on September 14, 1942, Parents: Joseph Charloe and Lillie Viola Frazier Smith.
      She married Jerry D Absher on September 16, 1958, in Santa Barbara, California. They have two children, Debra and Sherry. She has one sister, Mary Sue Patterson.
      JoAnn Smith Absher, age 80, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday morning, June 7th, 2023. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Kelly Pollock and Sid Bazzrea officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
      JoAnn was born September 14, 1942 in Wyandotte, OK, to Joe and Lily (Frazier) Smith.
      JoAnn and Jerry Absher were united in marriage in Santa Maria on September 16th, 1958.
      JoAnn loved her family dearly and often hosted birthdays for all her children and grandchildren. She was an avid cook with many favorites requested often by all. The Abshers were members of Patterson Avenue Baptist Church where JoAnn enjoyed Tuesday lunches with her Sunday school class. Of her many friends and beloved family, all would say she was kind hearted above all else.
      Survivors include her husband Jerry, of the home; three daughters: Debbie Hopkins of Duncan, OK;
      Sherry Graham of Comanche, OK; and Lesa Ivey and husband Michael of Comanche, OK; one sister, Mary Sue Patterson of Santa Maria, CA; nine grandchildren: Courtney Graham, Sarah Ivey, Eric Graham, Cody Graham, Rachel Sink, Michael Ivey, Mikaela Samson, McCauley Ivey, and Merrick Ivey, Also numerous great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lily Smith, brother in law, Auby Patterson and one grandson, Scott Graham.
      Resource:Strode Funeral Home

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