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Lois Jeanne Buck

March 9, 1933 — May 21, 2024

Oklahoma City

Lois Jeanne Buck

Lois Jeanne (Smith) Buck, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2024 after battling dementia for several years.   She was born on March 9, 1933 to Robert M and Eva Lois (Windham) Smith in Fayetteville, AR.  

Lois grew up in Fayetteville and was the oldest of three children. She shared many fond memories of growing up in the house on College Avenue.  After graduating from Fayetteville High School, she attended the University of Arkansas.  During her time there, she was active in Delta Delta Delta Sorority and upon graduation with a degree in Home Economics she began her career teaching in Keiser, AR. Soon her position as a Home Economist with Oklahoma Natural Gas took her to Muskogee, OK.  After hearing much about him, she finally met this “Homer Buck” guy and the rest is history.   Lois Jeanne married Homer Trigg Buck Jr. on April 15, 1961 and they were happily married for the next 63 years.

Soon they started their family and Robyn and Susan were born.  Homeroom mom, Bluebird/Campfire leader, seamstress, carpools, VBS leader, furniture refinisher – she did it all.  Once the girls were older, she went back to work until retiring from Fleming Foods.

Central to her life and heart was service to the Lord.  She and Homer were members of Quail Springs Baptist Church (formerly Nichols Hills Baptist) for over 50 years serving in multiple capacities.  She was a Sunday School teacher, active member of Adult choir, Silvertones, and Leisure Livewires and faithful participant in the intercessory prayer ministry.  Her passion for hospitality led her to co-create the greeter program and eventually develop the New Member Dinner in an effort to make everyone feel at home in a growing church. 

Four years ago, Lois Jeanne and Homer decided to move to Epworth Villa.  Within time, dementia set in and she was blessed with many wonderful caregivers.  We are so thankful for the love and care she and Homer have received there- especially Connie (AL 3rd floor) and “Detra James” in Memory Care who had a special connection with her.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert “Bob” Smith, grandson Nathan Banther and sister Lynell and brother-in-law Daren Lucke.  She is survived by her devoted husband, Homer, daughters Robyn Shadid and husband Johnny of Edmond, Susan Banther and husband Darin of San Antonio, and grandchildren Brian Shadid and Michael Dennis of OKC, Rachel Shadid, Jackson Banther and fiancée Bryanna Nickel and Abigail Banther all of Edmond, sister-in-law, Mary Evelyn Smith of Siloam Springs, AR and many loved nieces and nephews.

Although she will be dearly missed, her family feels comforted and blessed that they were able to share in her long, abundant life and thankful for the promise of seeing her again.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28 from 5 – 7 pm at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, 14624 N May Ave, OKC 73134.   Funeral services will be at 10:30am Wednesday, May 29 at Quail Springs Baptist Church, 14613 N May Ave, OKC 73134 with graveside services to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Past Services


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

May Ave - Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory

14624 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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