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Karon Sue Smith

Karon Sue Smith, 53, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at  Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.


She was born on February 2, 1965 at Coffeyville to Vaughn and Mattie (Lewis) Sanford. Sue grew up and attended school in Caney.

On December 12, 1981 she married Timothy “Tim” Smith in Caney. Following their marriage they made their home in several communities in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma where Tim worked in the oil fields until moving to Coffeyville.

Sue was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville. She enjoyed arts and crafts, embroidering, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.


Survivors include her husband, Tim of the home; one son Timothy Smith and wife, Alisha (Hempel) of Caney; two adopted children, Michael and Angela Smith: one brother, David Sanford and wife, Sue (Kuehn) of South Coffeyville, OK; one half-brother, Gene Burton; one half-sister, Louise (Burton) Gibson; and three grandchildren, Logan, Moriah and Melody.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Steven Sanford and Michael Sanford.


A Memorial Service celebrating Sue’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville with Pastor Daniel Knight officiating.


Memorials to help cover funeral expenses can be made out to Bible Baptist Church.


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David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.


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