Patricia Smith remembered
Retired missionary Patricia "Pat" Smith passed away 26 February. She was 77.
She was one of five children born to Edna (Mann) and Daniel Stafford, a pastor. She attended Bethany Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene University), where she met her husband, Jim.
After graduation, the couple moved from Oklahoma to Indiana for two years while Jim pastored a church before moving to South Africa, where they served for 38 years. Pat worked in women's ministry, Vacation Bible School, Sunday school, and served as a receptionist at Nazarene Theological College–South Africa.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. March 4 at Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Pat is survived by her husband, their three children, grandchildren, and extended family members.