Norma Gayle (Smith) Penwright

December 31, 1935 - June 9, 2017


Norma Gayle (Smith) Penwright was born December 31, 1935 in Calumet, OK to Raymond Paul and Opal Mae (Miller) Smith. She passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at her home in Calumet, OK at the age of 81. Norma graduated from Calumet High School. She was united in marriage to Larry Paul Penwright, Sr. November 7, 1951 in Arkansas. He preceded her in death September 28, 1988. Norma lived in Calumet, Yukon, Ft. Worth, TX and various other places. She was a housewife, mother, and homemaker. She owned and operated Southwest Presort from 1986 to 1991. Norma worked at the 700 Club as a prayer partner and served on the Calumet Election Board from 1994 to 2003. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, her plants, sewing, entering items in the Canadian County Fair, watching the 700 Club and TBN. She was a member of Katy's Club, the Calumet First Christian Church, and attended the Church of the Rock. No one left Norma's house without her saying "Angels around you." The family would like to thank the nurses including, Amy Musser, Betty Mcnulty, Tambi Urias, Anita Hartfield, Juana Gordon, Terri Heinley, and Missy Mason at Russell-Murray Hospice for their love and care and compassion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Penwright, Sr., her parents, Raymond and Opal Mae Smith, her brothers, Douglas and Kenneth Smith, and grandson, Jacob Michael Wedman.

Survivors Include: her children, Larry Paul Penwright, Jr., and wife Lisa of Ada, OK, Mark Gregory Penwright of Calumet, OK, Dawn Robin Wedman and husband Mark Anthony of Tulsa, OK, Jon Douglas Penwright and wife Kandee of Yukon, OK, and Peter Joel Penwright and wife Stacy of OKC,OK; grandchildren, Michelle Liegh Penwright and husband John Matthews, Jill Lane Seney and her husband Chris, Gregory Scott and Wendy Lynnette Penwright, Joshua Mark Wedman and his wife Megan, Rebecca Brook Mott and her husband Bryan, Caleb Paul Wedman, and Tress Kathryn Wedman, Jon Hayden Crow Penwright, Heather K. Orr, Kody R. Meder, Kasidee Lace McLane and her husband Tyrel, Kody R. Penwright, Serenity L. Penwright, and Jordan Smith; great-grandchildren, Luke Nolan, Eden Lane and Tate Alexander Matthews, Sage Liegh, Sadie Belle, and Saylor Lane Seney, Kyle Robert, Kassidy Ann, Kolten Michael, Robert Paul, Brandi Leeann, Matthew Darin, and Jessica Lynn Penwright, Andrew Preston and Brooklyn Grace Mott, Tyler Anne and Taya Ainsley Wedman; 2-sisters-in-law, Lena Penwright of Yukon, OK and her daughter Nicole, and Dixie Smith of Geary, OK and her children, Kimberlee Kidwell and her husband Tommy of Calumet, David Smith and his wife Misty of Hobart, and Darin Smith and his wife Anita of Geary Bill's children, Marshall Penwright Matthews, Ann Penwright, and Leslie Penwright, as well as many nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to Russell- Murray 221 S Bickford Ave, El Reno, OK 73036


Services: First Christian Church, Wednesday, 1:00 pm, June 14, 2017, Calumet, OK

Officiating: Pastor Chleo Brown and Rev. Wade Logan

Burial: El Reno Cemetery, El Reno, OK, services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Geary, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at,, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).