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1973 Jill 2023

Jill Smith Davis

August 31, 1973 — May 22, 2023

Jill Smith Davis, 49, of Ansley passed away surrounded by family on May 22nd, 2023, at Kearney Regional Hospital. She was born in Sargent to Al and Ruth Smith. Jill attended and graduated from Sargent Public Schools. In 1992, she welcomed her first child, Quincy. After graduation she attended Grand Island Community College. On April 22, 1995, Jill was married to Doug Davis of Sargent, who embraced Quincy as his own. From this marriage came Brayden Davis, Jill’s second and youngest child. While Jill’s marriage to Doug ended, Jill found her fiancé, Matt Lane, and lived with him in the Ansley/Westerville area. Jill was a grandma to two beautiful grandchildren, Vivian and Jaxon. 

Jill was known for her infectious smile and welcoming personality. She enjoyed watching Husker volleyball, getting her nails done, entertaining friends, and listening to music. She was the owner of KOs bar in Ansley, where she welcomed patrons with her warm smile and endearing personality. She was passionate about her work and took great pride in providing a welcoming atmosphere for her customers.

Jill's legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren, who brought her endless pride and joy, and the countless memories she created for her family and friends. She will forever be cherished and remembered by all who knew her.

Jill is survived by her children, Quincy Young (Liza) of Lincoln, Brayden Davis (Jordyn Freeman) of Kearney, parents Al and Ruth Smith of Sargent, fiancé Matt Lane of Ansley, two grandchildren (Vivian and Jaxon), four siblings, Cami (Tony) Eynetich of Grand Island, Amy (Mike) Kozeal of Sargent, Steve (Teal) Smith of Hastings, and Nate (Lisa) Smith of Hastings, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Jill is preceded in death by her grandparents, Steve and Nellie Smith, and Tom and Gertrude Osentowski. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 26, 2023, at 10:30 am at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Catholic Church in Sargent, NE with Father Jim Hunt officiating. The service will be live streamed at Burial will follow at the Mt Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to Sargent Swimming Pool. A visitation will take place on Thursday, May 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Catholic Church in Sargent. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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