Ollice Fay Smith
Ollice was born December 2, 1923 in Shamrock, Oklahoma to Clarence and Lovia Mae Fisher. She graduated from high shool in Ada, Oklahoma with honors. She married Staff Sergeant Lonnie Smith on June 14, 1943 and were married for 58 years prior to his passing in July, 2001. They had 3 children: Gary Smith, who died in 1977, Susan Schereer of Kansas City, Missouri, and Sheri Houchin of Parkville, Missouri.
Ollice worked for Southwestern Bell for 7 years while living in Oklahoma and Texas. They moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1949 where she worked for Aetna Life & Casualty for 10 years. Her hobbies and interests included spending time with family and friends, attending her church regularly, traveling, planning programs, writing skits, and public speaking.
She was a devoted member of Victory Hills Baptist Church where she served as a Deacon and held several other positions. She enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher and youth director at both Victory Hills, as well as Immanual Baptist Church where she was a previous member. She was president of the American Baptist Women, and also served on the Board of Directors for Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Gary, husband Lonnie, and sister Gladys Hayes. Survivors include her two daughters Susan (husband Steve Scheerer) Sheri (husband Dave Houchin), 3 grandchildren, Clint Blankenship (sons Landon and Trindon), Jamie Crist, and Parker Crist, 3 sisters Nora Martin, Avon Neighbors, and Bonnie Fennell, and many other loving relatives.
Visitation will be at 10:00am followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00am, Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Victory Hills Baptist Church, 2010 N. 66th Terr., Kansas City, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to her church, Vistory Hills Baptist. The family expresses their appreciation to all the wonderful nurses who cared for her at St. Luke’s Hospitals, Providence Medical Center, New Mark Nursing, Presbyterian Manor, and Kansas City Hospice.