She was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Tishomingo, Okla., to James and Anna Mae (Gilliam) Smith. As a young girl, she grew up in Tishomingo, where she attended school and was a graduate of Tishomingo High School.
On Feb. 10, 1946, she married Alfred H. Varwig in Lawton, Okla. He survives of the home.
She worked as a nurse’s aide in nursing homes.
Other survivors include a son, Hank Varwig of Siloam Springs, Ark.; a daughter, Brooka Landrith of Bartlett; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steve, in 1964; two brothers; and four sisters.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett. Friends may call at their convenience Monday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.
Memorials are suggested to Bartlett Christian Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, 67336.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.