Monna (Monnie) Smith, 98, of Van Wert went to be with her Lord and Savior, 11:50 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Vancrest of Van Wert.
She was born August 27, 1922 in Elliott County in Kentucky to the late Everett and Rebecca
(Roe) Stone. She married the love of her life Ronald Smith in June 1946. He preceded her in
death, on September 19th, 1983. They were blessed with one child, James (Claire) Smith of
Scott, Ohio. Monnie was a grandmother to Christina Lynn Smith, who passed away in March of
2017, and Ronald (Abby) Smith of Scott, Ohio. She has 3 great grandchildren, Kristen, Elijah,
and Lucas. She has one surviving sister Mary Everman of Grayson, Kentucky, and a sister in
law Joanna Stone of Lexington, KY.
She was preceded in death by brothers; Ralph (Nellie), Chester, Jack (Genevieve), Ova
(Maxine), Everett Jr, George (Ruth) and sisters Pearl (Leonard) Adkins, Gertrude (John) Bagley,
Marie (Jerry) Giar, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Marcile (Smith)Sanders, and
brother in law, Randall Everman. A special family member Charles Thatcher and his daughter
Debra and grandson Steven. She has lost many nephews and nieces.
Monnie spent many years working at the overall factory in Van Wert, Ohio and then General Electric in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She enjoyed cooking and sewing for her family and friends, making her daughter-in-law's dress. As well as crocheting afghans, and knitting doilies, she made many quilts.
She is survived by many, many, nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by friends in and around Van Wert, including Kenneth and Marilyn Merkle. And nephew Charles and wife Mary Alice Sanders to whom she was very close.
We will forever miss and love you Mom, Grandma, GG!
Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Ruark officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
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