Thelma Faye Waters of Quapaw, passed away Saturday June 5, 2010, at Eastwood Manor in Commerce. She was 96.

Mrs. Waters was born May 22, 1914, in Labette City, Kan., to Fred and Lydia (Schorder) Smith. She had lived in Quapaw for many years. She was of the Assembly of God Faith. Her and her late husband owned and operated Jones Brothers Grocery Stores in Coffeyville and Mound Valley, Kan. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Mound Valley, Kan. for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth her parents and three sisters Mabel, Elfrida and Maxine.

Survivors include one niece, Katrina Boyd and her husband, Russell, of Quapaw; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday June 8, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Cherryvale, Kan. Rev. Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Services are under the directions of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Oklahoma. Online Condolences may be made at