Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Yarbrough was born on August 21, 1948, and departed this life on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Tulsa, at the age of 64.

Beth, the daughter of Cecil Leroy and Velma Mae (Davis) Smith, was a resident of McAlester. She worked as a medical technician. Following her retirement, she volunteered at Mercy Hospital Ardmore and read to the elementary students of McAlester. Beth was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who lived for her family.

Her parents preceded Beth in death.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Tina and Jimmy Bigham of McAlester; granddaughters Jacilyn Beth Bigham, Jenna Brooke Bigham and JoeDan Nix Bigham; brothers and sisters-in-law Jerry and Sandra Smith of Prague and Larry and Hyral Smith of Broken Bow; sister and brother-in-law Joan and Ray Hudson of Edmond; and her beloved dog, Roxy JJ.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Walt Spradling of Crystalrock Cathedral officiating. Interment will follow at Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

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