Dorene Laverne Wright, age 70 of Cushing, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Cushing Regional Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday at the Church of God in Cushing. Reverend Kevin Clouse will officiate. The Family will have a private burial.

Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing.

Dorene was born on July 8, 1939 in Cushing to the late Thomas Jefferson and Lela Salina (Dunn) Smith. She grew up and attended Cushing schools. Dorene married Dorman Cecil Wright on November 25, 1958. Dorene had attended both the Freewill Baptist Church and Church of God. She enjoyed attending Bible study. Dorene liked to read poetry and play bingo. She loved being around other people.

Survivors include her daughters Pam Cantrell and Garry Beeman of Cushing, Lela Wright of Stillwater, Cecilia Hockett, brothers Larnard Smith and wife Illean of Wichita, Ks., seven grandchildren Krystal Davidson, Shawn Cantrell, Khyleian Hockett, Myriah Hockett, Tara Rice, Dorene Rice, Khristen Rice.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and brothers and sisters: Warren Smith, Raleigh Smith, Carol Smith, Helen Smith, and Leona Smith.

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