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Jean Spencer Smith

March 7, 1939 March 16, 2020
Jean Spencer Smith
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Obituary for Jean Spencer Smith

Jean Spencer Smith, age 81, of Seventh Street, Ravenna, KY passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY, following a long illness. She was born March 7, 1939, in Rogers, KY, the daughter of the late Shelby and Margaret Hounshell Spencer. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church at Spout Springs in Estill County. She was a former employee of Parker Seals during the late 1950’s. She was a retired bookkeeper, having worked for Brewer’s Chevrolet, Williard Brandenburg Chevrolet, Bunt Gross Chevrolet, Layne Brothers Ford, as wells as, car dealerships throughout Central and Eastern KY. She served as an executive assistant to Major General Charles Beach, Jr. of Beattyville, KY. She also worked as an office manager for former county attorney Phillip Owens, and as bookkeeper for the Lee County Nursing Home. She served, alongside her husband of 62 years, as a faithful and devoted pastor’s wife at Heidelberg Baptist Church in Heidelberg, KY; Stone Coal Baptist Church in Lee County, KY; Friendship Baptist Church in Irvine, KY; and Nada Mission in Powell County, KY. She also served, alongside her husband, in the Director of Missions’ offices of the Enterprise Baptist Association and Boone’s Creek Baptist Association. She was a member of Women on Mission and enjoyed missions’ outreach. She blessed countless lives through her many years of faithful service. She was a gracious, hospitable host, turning her home into a community gathering place in all the places she lived.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Paul Daymon Spencer, of Rogers, KY. She is survived by: her husband James F. Smith of Ravenna, sons Jerry (Dianne) Smith of Irvine, Jeff Smith of Ravenna, brother Kenneth (Anna Jo) Spencer of Smiths Grove KY, Jim (Becky) Spencer of Middletown, OH, Susan (Bruce) Davis of Beavercreek, OH, Joyce Willadean (the late Robert) Keating of Clay City, KY, Barbara (the late Daymon) Spencer of Rogers, KY, Grandchildren Phillip (Julie) Smith of Lexington, KY, Matthew Smith of Richmond, KY, Kristin Gilvin of Milton, FL, Shelby Smith of Lexington, KY, and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 19, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home by Bro. Jerry Smith. A separate graveside service will be conducted at 1PM at the Spencer family cemetery in Rogers, KY. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Wednesday, March 18, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may send donations for mission work to Salem Baptist Church, 4470 Spout Springs Road, Irvine, KY 40336.
Pall Bearers: Danny Barnett, James Winkler, Mark Barnett, Jimmy Stone, Bruce Davis, and Brad Epperson

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