Velma E. Staples Smith PDF Print
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:19

Velma E. Staples Smith, 89, Glasgow, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Greenwood Nursing & Rehab Center in Bowling Green. A native of Barren County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Cora Ann Shader Staples. She was a retired employee of Ky. Pants Co. and a member of the Coral Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include four children: Tony Smith and wife Kristi of Colorado; Jon Richardson and wife Nikki, and Jennifer Richardson Atwood all of Glasgow; Michelle Puckett of Bowling Green; 8 grandchildren: Andy Richardson, Brooklyn Richardson, Ryan Meadow, Andrea Meadow, Nick Meadow, Kristina Garr, Kari Reed, and Toni Lynn Pavlovick; one sister: Doris Warf of Hiseville; several great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Rev. Ernest M. Smith; one daughter: Brenda Joyce Smith Puckett; two sisters: Frances Garner and Mary Lee Groce; three brothers: J. P. Staples, Earl Thomas Staples, and Rev. Richard Staples.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home


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