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She was born Feb. 18, 1907, in Ava, to Lu Etta Campbell Jenkins and Robert F. Jenkins Roxena Faye Stith, 98 years old, a valiant and generous lady, left her earthly home at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City to go to her Heavenly home on Oct. 12, 2005.
She was born Feb. 18, 1907, in Ava, to Lu Etta Campbell Jenkins and Robert F. Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Edward Stith (1995); her beloved son Lloyd (1985); her mother and father; five brothers: Lester, Dee, Irlee, Kirby and Herbert Jenkins and one sister, Sue Simpson.
In their earlier years, Roxena and Edward Stith, along with their son, Lloyd, owned and operated the Chief Freight Lines Company and Chief Realty Company. After the death of their son, they turned to their long time employee, Gene Austin, to help run Chief Realty Company. Gene and his wife, Clauddea, along with their daughter, Gena, were considered to be part of their family.
Roxena remained president of Chief Realty Company until the time of her death.
Roxena is survived by her daughter-in-law, Hilda Stith and granddaughter, Mrs. Harold (Elaine) Hunt, of Tulsa, Okla.; grandson Mark Stith of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren Brandy and Landin; sisters Ella Stith of Ava, and Rosalind Creswell, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother A.W. Jenkins of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters-in-law, Inez Jenkins, of Mansfield, Oma Jenkins and Vivian Jenkins, both of Tulsa, Okla.; brother-in-law John Creswell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her so very much.
Roxena leaves behind many loving friends from various organizations, especially those from the Chief family. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all.
Memorials in Roxena’s name may be made to one of the following: Epworth Villa Benevolent Fund, Oklahoma City, Okla., The College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, or First Christian Church, Gainesville.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa, Okla