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Ollie Mae Smith



Ollie Mae Skeens Smith, a longtime resident of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her home in Marion, North Carolina


Born on December 27, 1946 in Pike County, Kentucky, Ollie was the daughter of John and Ruby Skeens. One of seven children preceded in death by brothers, John Skeens, Jr., Jim Skeens, Fon Skeens; and one sister whom she truly adored, Billie Joyce Charles.


Ollie is survived by her husband of 53 years, Drexel.  She and Drexel have three sons, Alan Craig (Michelle) Smith of Granville, Ohio, Kurt Nicholas (Lisa) Smith of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eric Wayne Smith of Columbus, Ohio; two granddaughters, Alyson (Caleb) Metz of Bellvue, Ohio and Madylin Smith of Granville, Ohio; and one grandson, Jack Aran Smith of Chicago, Illinois.  She is also survived by one sister, Betty Clayton of Marion, North Carolina; one brother, Curtis Skeens of Marion, North Carolina; and a sister-in-law, Pat Queen of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.


In addition to her family, she will be missed by friends, including close friends, Brenda Reese of Pataskala, Ohio and Connie Fortney of Allen, Texas; and her pampered rescue dog, Brutus Smith.


She retired after 23 years from Lucent Technologies as an administrative assistant.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ironton, Ohio.  As well as being an avid reader, she was a quilter in the winter and gave the quilts to her friends, and loved to work in the yard in the summer and create yard art.  But most important to her, she was a loving wife, mother and “grammie” that anyone could have.  Any one who knew her was blessed to have a part of her life.


Her ashes were spread from the middle of the Pauley Bridge on North Mayo Trail in Pikeville, Kentucky on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020.


A celebration of Ollie’s life in Pikeville hopefully in March when conditions are more favorable. 




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I'm so sad to learn of Ollie's passing. I learned of this from the Pikeville High School 100 Year Reunion FACEBOOK page where almost 200 of her former classmates voiced their love and admiration for her. My sincere condolences to Betty and Curtis and the entire family. Love to you all.

Donna (Skeens) Williamson Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

Please know that the staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills is lifting you up in this difficult time.

Debra Brown
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Debra Brown Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ollie Smith

Karen Sparks Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

Our hearts are broken. Ollie was loved & will be missed by so many. Much love & prayers for family & friends. Rest in peace sweet, sweet lady. Love you Cuz..........

Doneen Parsons Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

God bless your sweet family, Ollie was such a bright light in this world. She will be missed.
Love Sharon & Johnny Dale Charles II

Sharon Charles Steinberg Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ollie Smith

Susan Rhymer Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ollie Smith

Carolyn Andrews Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM