"Dignity without Compromise"


Helen Louise Smith

Helen Louise Smith, 88, of Meno, Oklahoma, died Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid. She was born February 26, 1919 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Joseph and Mary Frances (Robinson) Wellons. She married Oren Paul Smith in 1937 and they were longtime Okmulgee residents. Helen was a cook for many years, both in area restaurants and hospitals, and was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Grace and Truth Church, and loved to dance and fish. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Thelma Aleen, two brothers, Joseph and Julius Wellons and two sons, Ronnie Ray and Edward Dean Smith. Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Jean Decker and husband Roger of Meno, a daughter-in-law, Millie Smith of Okmulgee, a sister, Velma Ehlert, brother, Robert Odell Wellons, six grandchildren, Shawn Smith, Zane Smith, Eddie Smith, Jr., Amy Dallis, Mark Decker and Danny Decker, and fourteen great grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Avery, Cameron, Haley, Alexandra, Ashley, Trey, Cody, Ally, Ashlynn, Chelbi, Lindsey and Loren.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the Okmulgee Cemetery with Reverend Mike Hawkins officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home on Monday from 12-8 P.M. and Tuesday until 1:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Online condolences may be sent at