January 27, 1933 ~ August 11, 2021

Born in: Jeremiah, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Reva Faye Smith, 88, of Glasgow, KY, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born in Jeremiah, KY, on January 27, 1933, to the late John Wheeler Witt and Lida Caudill Witt.

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Louisville, earned a certificate in nursing from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Regents College in Albany, New York. She worked at Kentucky Baptist Hospital, Bowling Green-Warren County Hospital, Dade City Hospital in Dade City, Florida, and T.J. Samson Hospital before dedicating the final 24 years of her career to service with the Barren County Health Department, where for many years she served as Head Nurse and Coordinator. She was a faithful member of the Glasgow Baptist Church since 1962 and a dedicated supporter of the Glasgow Musicale, and she was honored to have been named a Kentucky Colonel in 2001.

Survivors include her husband, whom she married on October 21, 1956, Eldon Smith of Glasgow; two daughters, Lida Norris of Glasgow, and Doris Witt (Bluford Adams) of Iowa City, Iowa; grandchildren, Franklin Norris of Hendersonville, TN, Kyle Norris (Azlisya) of Burlington, KY, and Binh Nguyen and Mai Hoang of Iowa City, Iowa; great grandchild, Adam Norris.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Statler, and a son-in-law, Timothy Franklin “Tim” Norris.

A private family graveside service will be held Monday, August 16th at the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. A.F. Crow is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Smith. Please share your condolence with the family at

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  1. Lida,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for you and your family in the days, weeks and months ahead. I remember seeing your parents at functions during school and they always seemed so happy and loving. You were blessed, will be thinking of you.

  2. Our sincere sympathy, love and prayers to all of Faye’s family.
    Margie and Howard Simpson

  3. Lida,
    We are so sorry about the loss of your mom.
    She was such a beautiful lady, inside and out.
    I remember her and your dad so fondly! They created many happy memories for me as a child.

    Also, when I saw you at Aunt Maxine’s funeral, I did not know that you had lost your husband. I offer my condolences late.

    Praying for you and your family! 🙏❤️

  4. Lida,
    Your mom was a wonderful woman. Strong faith, a heart to care for others….I see her in you. Heaven surely gained an angel. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family. May God give you peace.

  5. Lida and Doris,

    I was so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. I remember her as a very kind and soft spoken person. I am praying for your family. May you find comfort in many happy memories of your mom.
    Thinking of you

  6. The class of 1971 thought the world of Mr and Mrs Smith. They always came to our picnics and reunions. We are so sorry for your family’s loss. All of you are in our hearts and prayers. A great loss and we will miss her greatly. Gods peace, love, and grace to Mr Smith.

  7. Faye was a wonderful lady. I worked with her at BCHD. Prayers for her family during this time of loss.

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