Genevieve (Tooter) Oleta (Smith) Lane passed away Nov. 20, 2019 at the age of 93 in Reedley, Calif.
Genevieve was born to Fred and Bertha (Summers) Smith on July 3, 1926 in the Hideout community near Berryville.
As a young lady, she worked for Berryville Cafe and helped care for people in their homes. She was offered a job by Dr. A.L. Carter at the hospital, but didnít feel she was capable. In November 1946 she fell in love with Dewey Lane of Green Forest and was married. They moved to California in the spring of 1947. They bought a farm in Reedley, Calif. and raised cotton, peaches and grapes. She drove a school bus for many years and later worked at a dress shop before retiring.
Genevieve is survived by two sons, Terry Lane and wife Susan and Kent Lane; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Nathan, Allison and Breanne; one sister, Cleva Smith of Berryville
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey; her son, Keith; her parents; one sister, Rena Middleton; five brothers, Bill, Eldon (Short), Dee, Carm and Troy (Buge) Smith; brothers and sister-in-law, Lon and Velna (Lane) Russell and Cleo Lane. She has many nieces and nephews in the Berryville area.
Genevieve made many trips to the Berryville area to visit relatives and enjoy the Branson shows. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were Nov. 25th at the Reedley Cemetery District in Reedley, Calif. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Keith Lane Memorial Scholarship, 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley, CA 93654.