Monica Sue Smith

1953 - 2020

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Monica Sue Smith, 67 of Kenton, passed away at 5:33 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida. She was born on March 21, 1953 in Kenton to the late Wellington and Ruth (Durkin) Rapp. On March 7, 1972, she married Todd A. Smith and he survives in Kenton. Monica is also survived by her three children: Todd (Misti) Smith, Jr, Kellie (Mike) Eversole, and Tiffany (Tyler) Sparks; ten grandchildren: Tyler Tillman, Trevor Sparks, Trenton Sparks, Corey Eversole, Kaylie Eversole, Jacob Eversole, Cameron Smith, Emma Smith, Addie Buckenroth and Jarrett Buckenroth; great-granddaughter, Brinley Sparks and her brother, Dale (Dorcus) Rapp. Monica was a graduate of Ridgemont High School. She was a homemaker and owner of Children's Laugh N Learn. Monica treasured her children and the time she spent with her daughters at the daycare center. She embraced every moment with her grandchildren and especially loved spending time with her grandbabies. Monica enjoyed vacations at her house in Florida, walking the beach and collecting seashells. She did a lot of traveling with her husband and loved to see the world. Monica also liked to sew and make outfits for her kids to wear. At one point in time, she owned a seamstress shop in Kenton. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Monica has sewn over 1,000 masks to give to her friends and family members. Monica was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mt. Victory. Memorials may be made in her memory to the church. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Otterbein Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting stoutcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Sunday, November 15th 2020 2:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, November 16th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Otterbein Cemetery [Map]
    Dudley Township, Hardin County
    Mt. Victory, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Otterbein United Methodist Church
    19914 County Road 190
    Mt. Victory, Ohio 43340

  • Instructions:



Condolences For Monica Sue Smith

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To : Todd Todd Kellie Tiffany Dale
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Bonnie
God took our preious Monica far too soon but left us with so many good memories and stories that will continue to be told through generations. Monica loved God and loved her family; she lived her dash so well. Love you all so much.



To : Todd
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Judy Beery and Mark Black
Mark and I are so saddened to hear the news of the passing of your wife. It’s been years since I first met her, but could tell right away the two of you were a match made in heaven. Find comfort in all the memories you have made, and know you were truly blessed to have found your soulmate. I’m sorry we are out of town and not able to pay our regards in person, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.



To : The Smith Family
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Shirley and Dale Pope
I’m so sorry to learn of Monica’s passing. Monica and I were Girl Scout leaders at the same time. She was a very caring lady and will be gravely missed by all who knew her. Prayers to all her family.



To : Todd and Family
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Judi Elsasser
Thinking of you and your family with sincere sympathy. Monica always had a wonderful smile and a friendly hello. So sorry for your loss.



To : The Smith Family
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Shelly Fannon
Monica was always so kind when I was starting with Head Start. I loved how she was always willing to share her knowledge with everyone and her love of all children was so evident. Her support to the children and the schools will be missed. Prayers now and always to all of you.



To : Oct 23 2019
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Claudia Shaffer Brown
I am so sorry to hear of Monica's passing. I have found memories of her from elementary and high school.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this most difficult time.



To : Todd and Family
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Don Diane Paul
Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Prayers for peace and comfort.



To : All the Family
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Dee Jordan
What a shock to see this! I am so sorry for Monica's passing. What a wonderful woman! Always a helping hand and good advice. Hugs to all of you and you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go thru this.



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Tom and Judy Overly
Our thoughts and prayers are with you .Her smile will always be remembered by everyone. God bless.



To : The Smith Family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Frank and Barb Oliver
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Monica was such a good person. We are very sorry that we are unable to attend the memorial service. We will remember you in our prayers.



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Gary Strobel
So sorry to learn of Monica's passing. I will be keeping all of you in prayer



To : Smith family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Judy and Frank Bussemeier
Todd, Todd Jr, Kellie, Tiffany and all of the family,

We are so extremely sorry and heartbroken over the loss of Monica. She was absolutely beautiful inside and out. We loved her so much! We pray that you find peace knowing that she is with God in Heaven!

We love you!
Your cousin, Judy and Frank



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Angela Pruitt
My heart is with you all during such a difficult time. Monica was so loved and will be missed greatly. Cherish all the beautiful memories and know that her love will continue on in each one of you. Love you all! Sending many hugs and prayers.



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Sandy Dunahue
Wishing you all prayers! So sorry to hear! Monica was always so happy and loving—will be missed greatly! God be with you all at this time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️J9



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Vickie Rainsburg Howard
I have known Monica since we were in first grade together she was always so sweet and kind. It was always so good to talk to her when we would run into one another in stores or at the hospital where I worked. Prayers for you and your family during this time.🙏



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Sandy Dunahue
Wishing you all prayers! So sorry to hear! Monica was always so happy and loving—will be missed greatly! God be with you all at this time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️J9



To : ToddTodd JrKellyTiffanyDale
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Cheryl Timmons
I love her so much. We shared hysterical and serious moments since fifth grade. There is nothing I can say You do not already know. So many beautiful adjectives describe Monica. I love Todd just as much. Greg and I were honored that you both accepted to be in our wedding. I can see her, hear her,and know our memories continue.



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Sandy Dunahue
Wishing you all prayers! So sorry to hear! Monica was always so happy and loving—will be missed greatly! God be with you all at this time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️J9



To : Smith family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Kathy Detwiler
Todd and all your family , so very sorry to hear about Monica’s passing , My prayers are with you and your family . God bless



To : Smith family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Kathy Detwiler
Todd and all your family , so very sorry to hear about Monica’s passing , My prayers are with you and your family . God bless



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Sandy Dunahue
Wishing you all prayers! So sorry to hear! Monica was always so happy and loving—will be missed greatly! God be with you all at this time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️J9



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Sandy Dunahue
Wishing you all prayers! So sorry to hear! Monica was always so happy and loving—will be missed greatly! God be with you all at this time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️J9



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Sandy Dunahue
Wishing you all prayers! So sorry to hear! Monica was always so happy and loving—will be missed greatly! God be with you all at this time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️J9



To : Todd and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Sandy Dunahue
Wishing you all prayers! So sorry to hear! Monica was always so happy and loving—will be missed greatly! God be with you all at this time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️J9



To : Todd Smith
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Tom Stewart
I want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers Monica is in good hands with God and you will see her again



To : Smith family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Kathy Detwiler
Todd and all your family , so very sorry to hear about Monica’s passing , My prayers are with you and your family . God bless



To : Todd family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Jim Dianna Hill
We want to express our sincere sympathy and sorrow to your entire family. We can't begin to know the pain and loss you all feel with Monica's passing. She was a remarkable lady. She loved her family so much and was always so proud of each and every one; was always community-minded and was a very talented women. She will be so missed. We pray for God's comfort, strength and guidance for your family during this difficult time.



To : Todd family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Lisa shrider
Todd & family, So sorry for your loss.Monica was a really nice person ,I worked with her for years.May God comfort your family ,our prayers are with you all. Lisa Shrider



To : The Smith Family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Peg Terry Williams
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. So sorry for your loss.



To : Todd Todd Tiffany and Kellie
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Keith and Robin Hughes
All sorts of memories flooded my mind when I heard the news. Memories of VBS at Hepburn, camping at Camp Wesley, and touring Westview after you all bought it. We are deeply saddened by your loss and are praying for God's comfort in this time of loss.



To : Todd family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Lisa shrider
Todd & family, So sorry for your loss.Monica was a really nice person ,I worked with her for years.May God comfort your family ,our prayers are with you all. Lisa Shrider



To : Smith Rapp Family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Mark Becky Rapp Jones
We are so sorry for your loss. Monica was such a sweet person & will be sorely missed by family, friends & community, all of whom she served with such care & love.



To : Todd and family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Deb Breidenbach
So sorry for your loss I have many memories of both Praying for all your family in this sad time with this virus I try not to be around many people but know you are in my thoughts and prayers cherish your memories.



To : Todd Smith and families
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Marla Murdock Williams
Sincere condolences Todd; always enjoyed Monica’s laugh and sweet demeanor. Cherish memories; fun times in school as well as Durkin-Murdock family reunions. God’s comforting love for you all.



To : Tod Family
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Mike Bill Don Jim Beth Dies Rapp
Our Kindest Thoughts,

Ernest Prayers, and

Deepest Sympathy.



To : Todd Sr Children Grandchildren and entire family m
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Darren Gilbert
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Monica. You're all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



To : The Smith family
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : DougHolly and Wyatt Kundell
We were very sad and to hear of Monica's loss. She was a wonderful lady and a great boss. I will miss her smile. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.



To : All the family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Theresa Harris
So sorry for your loss. She was the sweetest. Cant be there with you but know you are all my in thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace and comfort.



To : Todd and family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Alvie Dale Rapp
We’re sorry for your loss. Monica was a great lady! Her and Todd, made a great couple! I graduated with Todd. I’m a descendant of Peter Rapp’s. Elvin Rapp was my dad! We won’t be able to attend, but you are in our thoughts and prayers!



To : Todd Family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Steve Liz Bowman
We extend our deepest sympathies to you & your Family! We are so sorry & heartbroken for your loss!!💔💐❤



To : Todd and family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Bob Linda Stuck
So sorry for the passing of a wonderful lady. We are keeping all of you in our prayers



To : Todd Smith Jr
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Eric and Kai Geho
Todd,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Each step you and your family takes going forward, know that you have a new Guardian Angel walking with and watching over you!
Prayers my friend!



To : Todd Todd Jr Kellie and Tiffany
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Laurie and Blake
We are so sorry to hear of Monica's passing. She was such a caring and wonderful person. So glad we got to spend the evening with her last month. She will be greatly missed.God is so lucky to have another angel in Heaven.



To : Todd and family
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Danette and Rex Hommel
I'm still shocked to hear of Monica's passing. A beautiful person who never aged. I've known her most of my life and she was always so kind. We’ll be praying for you and your family Todd! Fly high Monica! Prayers of love and comfort. Sincerely Danette and Rex Hommel ❤️



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