March 29, 1948 ~ December 28, 2020

Born in: Louisville, KY
Resided in: Caneyville, KY

Mary Joyce Smith, age 72 of Caneyville, passed away Monday, December 28th 2020 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. She was born March 29th 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of John Charles & Hallie Louise Ritchie Penn. She worked as a line supervisor for Sun Products and was a member of the One Truth Community. She was a devoted mother who loved taking care of her children and she also enjoyed working crossword puzzles in her leisure time.

She is survived by her three children, John Barnette Smith, James Oval Smith, & Beverly Rackley (Shane); one grandson, Joseph Lane Rackley; one sister, Barbara Johnson (Russell); three nieces, Mary Roseberry, Ann Johnson, & Helen Hill; and two furbabies, Gus & Hershey.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Charles Penn.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Sunday, January 3rd 2021 at the Caneyville Memorial Chapel. She will be laid to rest in the Welches Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

All who wish to honor and remember Mary in person at the visitation or funeral are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to leave a message of condolence to the family, please do so in the virtual guestbook below.


Visitation: January 2, 2021 5:00 pm - January 2, 2021 8:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721

Visitation: January 3, 2021 9:00 am - January 3, 2021 12:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721

Funeral: January 3, 2021 12:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721

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  1. We will miss your kind heart and infectious laughter you fought a long hard fight and deserve to rest in peace God Bless you
    Charles and Lisa Nesbitt

  2. Thoughts and prayers for you and your Family Beverly as you all go through the visitation and service this week. We will be thinking about you back home. The Village- Tyro Community
    Dawn Jenkins

  3. Mary was an incredible lady a lady after God’s Own Heart. She was loving kind just very soft-spoken and she was a lady that you could count on. Mary will be very missed by her family and her friends I pray that God will bring peace and comfort to each and every one of the family members and just know she’s in a much better place now no suffering no pain just waiting on us to get there so my thing to you today is that you make sure that you know that you know you are born again and Jesus Lives within your heart so that you can meet with her again one day soon much love to all.
    Kim Hedrick Gaff.

  4. Moma Mary, you treated me like you own when Bev and I became besties so many years ago. Although we were miles apart, we could pick up right where we left off anytime we talked or saw each other. Now you are resting with the heavenly Father. So many will miss your love, warm embrace and smile, but there is comfort in knowing that one day we will pick up where we left off. Rest in heaven sweetness!❤️

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