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Mary Gitterle Smith Poviach
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1916
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 2001
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA

Kevil, Ky.--Services for Mary Smith Poviach, 85, of Kevil will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Kevil. The Revs. John Sams and Nelson Crain will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Mrs. Poviach died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.

A native of Sesser, Ill., Mrs. Poviach retired from Publix Supermarkets of Lakewood, Fla., where she was a cashier. She moved to the Kevil area in 1978 and assisted the elderly as a sitter.

She was a member of Grace Valley Independent Baptist Church of Kevil.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty L. Johnson of Kevil and Henrietta Ross of Paducah; one sister, Lillian H. Walz of Covington; four grandchildren, Eugene Johnson and Josh Johnson, both of Kevil, Tina Waid of Paducah and Mark Ross of Chicago; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Henry Smith; her second husband, John J. Poviach; one brother; and one sister. Her parents were John Gitterle and Jessie Rakestraw Gitterle.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Grace Valley Baptist Church Youth Fund, 403 Kentucky Ave., Kevil, KY 42053; or The American Kidney Foundation of Kentucky, 250 E. Liberty St., Suite 710, Louisville, KY 40202.

The Paducah Sun - Thursday, September 6, 2001

A surviving granddaughter, Michelle Ross of Paducah, was omitted from the Mary Smith Poviach obituary in Thursday's paper. Also, Mrs. Poviach was a retired cashier for the Publix Supermarkets in Lakeland, Fla.

The Paducah Sun - Poviach correction: Friday, September 7, 2001
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  James Henry Smith (1910 - 1956)
  John J. Poviach (1916 - 1975)
Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery
La Center
Ballard County
Kentucky, USA
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