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Vena Joyce Morris Smith

April 10, 1935 — March 26, 2023

Owensboro

 

Vena Joyce Moore Smith, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born April 10, 1935 in Butler County.  She was the eldest daughter of the late Bluford and Dona Alice Jenkins Moore.  She married the love of her life, the late Franklin Eugene Smith in December of 1952.  Joyce was a homemaker, mother, and a friend to many.  A nurturer at heart, she loved rocking babies, tending to her flower garden, telling old stories, cooking for everyone, and watching wrestling.  Joyce was an involved member of Southside Fellowship Church for many years. 

 

In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved children, Sherry Lynn Smith Barnett and Terry Wayne Smith, and siblings, Virginia Lois Cooper and Bobby Harold Moore.

 

Surviving are her grandchildren, Austin (Maggie May) Barnett, Devon (Allison) Smith, Brittany Barnett, and Tori Smith; great grandchildren, Gracie Barnett, Wyatt Smith, Myles Barnett, Theodore Smith, and Link Cannon; a brother, Finis “Doodles” Moore; and several nieces and nephews including a very special niece, Rita Higdon who stepped up to be her caregiver.

 

Funeral services will be 10 AM Thursday, March 30, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Rosehill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3 PM until 7 PM Wednesday and from 9 AM until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Fellowship Church, 2804 Veach Road, Owensboro, KY  42303.  Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Thursday, March 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum

1300 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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