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Ollie P (Smith) Vest

May 25, 1932 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 89)


Ollie P. Smith Vest, 89, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed Saturday October 30, 2021, at Twin Rivers Nursing & Rehab. She was born on May 25, 1932, to the late Cormick & Maggie Taulbee Smith. Ollie was a mother, grandmother, and friend to her family. She will be remembered in our hearts as devoted to us and we always knew we came first in her heart, by her actions.

Loving, caring, and funny, are just a few expressions that can describe Ollie. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed helping others and was immensely giving of herself. Ollie was the definition of a true friend. She was incredibly loved by her family.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Wilgus Vest and her siblings, Elsie Frieden, Earl Smith, Jeanette Cottle, Burton Smith, Willard Smith, and Patricia Perkins.

Ollie is survived by her daughter Sandy (Jerry) Reed; her siblings, Millie Allen, Pattie Rogers-Hall, Shelia Elam, and Gerald Smith; her grandchildren, Brad (Sherrie) Reed and Todd (Robin) Reed; and her great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Cole, and Savannah Reed.

Services will be 2:00 pm Eastern time Friday November 5, 2021, at Potter’s Funeral Home, in West Liberty, KY. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eastern time Thursday November 4,2021 at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Grassy Lick cemetery, in Grassy Creek, KY.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Vest. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Ollie P. Vest and sign her virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

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November 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
329 Glenn Ave.
West Liberty, KY 41472

Funeral Service
November 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
329 Glenn Ave.
West Liberty, KY 41472

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