This lineage dates back to John & Nancy Beckerdite Briles.
Helen Smith Oakleaf passed November 18, 2010. A graveside services took place at 2 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2010 at the Veteran`s Section of Fairmount Cemetery. Born on February 1, 1943 at Campo, Colo. to Wesley Elmer and Beulah Bertha (Briles) Smith. Per Mrs. Oakleaf`s request there will be no public viewing.Ppreceded in death by her husband Clyde E. Oakleaf on November 16, 2007, her parents and a granddaughter Tabitha Rae Oakleaf, sister Earnestine Bronson, niece Leucrettia Zavala and her son-in-law Michael Russell, brother-in-law Donald Russellt also precede her. Survived by her children; Leonard (Betty) Oakleaf of Joplin, Mo., Janet Russell of Joplin, Mo., Steven (Rebecca) Oakleaf of Trenton, Mo., Donald Oakleaf of Mulberry, Fla., and her granddaughter she raised, Melissa Oakleaf of Las Animas. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and her siblings; Hester Kay (Fred) Zavala of Lamar and Eugene (Jackie) Smith of Lewiston, Maine, brother-in-law Robert Bronson of Henderson, Nev., sister-in-law Betty Wonderley of Fulton, Kan., Leona Russell of Colorado Springs, her aunt and uncle Lena and Elmer Briles of Pritchett, many cousins, nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.