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Ovada Jean Grubbs Smith

Ovada Jean Grubbs Smith
  • December 6, 1927 - February 27, 2021
  • Owensboro, Kentucky

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“So sorry for your loss Kathy and Darrel. May she be waiting to meet you at the pearly gates some far off day. Love, Lee and Beth ”
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“ Jean was a woman full of life, love and humor. She made such wonderful quilts for her Grandbabies. She was able to attend and enjoy Suzanne's...Read More »
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“I am very sorry to hear the passing of Mrs.Grubbs Smith. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Dianne Pearson - Owensboro, KY

“Anna and Suzanne I am so very sorry for your loss. I am so glad we had to pleasure of meeting memaw and being her neighbor. Love you both and praying...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Alexandra Bivins - Owensboro, KY


OWENSBORO – Ovada Jean Grubbs Smith, 93, of Owensboro, died Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 5:44PM under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Smith was born December 6, 1927, in McLean County. She was a member of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church, and also attended Second Baptist Church in Greenville. She worked in the medical field and was a licensed practical nurse. She was retired from Greenville Community Hospital. She also worked at Pennyrile Allied Community Services and Head Start Program, and had also worked in private duty nursing. She was also a volunteer with Green River District Medical Corps. Mrs. Smith suffered with Parkinson's Disease and was a COVID survivor. She enjoyed quilting, reading, doll collecting, yard sales, gardening, and endless visits in her home by family and friends. Her favorite charities were American Cancer Society, Oneida Institute, and Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Rouse and Alma Tucker Rouse; first husband and father of her children, who she married in 1943, George Leonard Grubbs; infant daughter, Bonnie; and second husband, who she married in 1979, Edward Smith.

She is survived by her children, Delores Piper of Owensboro, Anna Grubbs Hardison of Owensboro, Leonard (Ruth Ann) Grubbs of Drakesboro, Darrel (Kathy) Grubbs of Crown Point, IN, Glenn Grubbs of Benton, Gerald (Kathy) Grubbs of Murray, Paul Grubbs of Greenville, Darlene Walters of Madisonville, and Robbin Steward of Owensboro; brother Lewis Rouse; sister Patricia Needs; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 1:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Scott Casebier officiating, assisted by Rev. Greg Brooks. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery. The family will receive those who want to pay their respects on Thursday from 11:00AM until funeral time at the funeral home. Family and friends are asked to wear a face covering, in accordance with the governor's mandate. Capacity will be limited to comply with current state guidelines. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.