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JoNell Wilson Smith
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Obituary for JoNell Wilson Smith

JoNell Wilson Smith, 76, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018. The widow of Mr. Carl O. Smith, she was born in Versailles, KY on November 10, 1941 to the late Graddy and Minnie Muriel Wilson.

Family was most important to JoNell. She would always do anything she could to help family or a friend. She was a 20 year breast cancer survivor, having the disease twice. JoNell was a cafeteria cook for many years at Nonesuch Elementary. She also worked as a cook and dietitian at Homestead and Lexington Manor nursing homes in Lexington. She was a member of Truth Community Church in Nonesuch, KY. She loved watching the birds and always took time to smell the flowers.

JoNell is survived by her children, Bonnie (Tony) Taylor, Versailles, Keith (Becky) Smith, Versailles, and Jennie Rebecca Smith (Andy Gilson), Lexington; sisters, Marie Currens, Lawrenceburg, Mary Abney, Nicholasville, and Peggy Sutherland, Versailles; brothers, Bobby Wilson, Versailles, and Jesse Wilson, Versailles; grandchildren, Amanda Taylor Hughes (Devon Cashman), Erin (Thomas) Caudill, Kristina (Ethan) McClanahan, Lilly Smith, and Jacob Smith; and great grandchildren, Ariana Taylor, Alexis Caudill, Travis Pitts, Evelyn Hughes, Piper McClanahan, Dylan Hurt, Karlie Hughes, Paisley McClanahan, Liam McClanahan, and Jasmine Caudill.

In addition to her husband Carl, and parents, Graddy and Muriel, JoNell was preceded in death by her sisters, Carolyn Ditmore and Anna Mae Flora, and brothers, Dickie Wilson, Donnie Wilson, Roger Wilson, and Billy Wilson.

A Funeral Service will be held 3:00p Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill with Brother Carl Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery, with JoNell’s nephews serving as pallbearers. A Visitation will be held from 6:00p-8:00p on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the funeral home.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clark Funeral Home

241 Rose Hill
Versailles, KY 40383





3:00 PM
Clark Funeral Home

241 Rose Hill
Versailles, KY 40383

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Rose Crest Cemetery

1350 Troy Pike
Versailles, Kentucky 40383


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