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Mindy Smith

Posted By Scott Hanes On September 22, 2018 @ 2:36 am In Obituaries | 35 Comments

Smith Mindy

Mindy K. Smith, 39, of Waterville, OH and formerly of Fremont, OH passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  She was born on September 17, 1979 in Fremont, the daughter of Mark and Connie (Kiser) Hoffman.  Mindy was a 1997 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and Vanguard Cosmetology.  She was currently going to Dental Assistant School at Ross College.

Mindy was a stay at home mom who cherished being a loving mom.  She worked at Lee’s Famous Recipe for many years.  Mindy earned a Black Belt in karate and loved to remind her sisters that they didn’t.  She was a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan especially Brett Farve, Aaron Rogers, and Clay Matthews.  Her children Evan, Elyse, and Mariah were her whole world.  She enjoyed being with family and friends and loved her dog, Otis.  She was everyone’s favorite and was Aunt Min Min to all. She is reunited with her son Evan who was waiting for her at the gate with mommy kisses.

Mindy is survived by her daughters, Elyse Smith Waterville, OH and Mariah Smith, Gibsonburg, OH; former husband, Josh Smith, Port Clinton, father, Mark (Hong Han) Hoffman, Fremont, OH and mother, Connie (Robert) Gratz, Sandusky, OH; siblings, Miranda Hoffman, Fremont, OH, Lilly Hoffman, Tiffin, OH and Cecily Hoffman, Bellevue, OH; grandfather Clyde White, Fremont, OH, special aunt, Eloise Starks, Fremont, OH; nieces and nephews, Morgan Liggins, Kris and Lylah Kimmet, Stella and Owen Risner; sister-in-law, Tara (Jerry) Risner, Gibsonburg, OH; brother-in-law, Eric (Nicole) Smith, Old Fort, OH; special cousins/siblings, Adrianne, Erica, Jeremy, Julian, Charles, Durand and Jimmy; God Children, Joell, Shania, Justice and Lexi and many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Evan Smith; grandparents, Ruth White, Jane Pettys and John Hoffman and her dog, Virgo.

Visitation: Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.

Service: Tuesday, September 25, 2018; 11:00 am at The Church on 53, 1105 CR 41, Fremont, OH am with an hour of visitation prior to the service at the church.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH

Memorials: Hydrocephalus Foundation or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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#1 Condolence By Stephanie On September 22, 2018 @ 3:55 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mindy’s loved ones. My daughter Nadia goes to school with Elyse and they became instant friends when she started at Anthony Wayne last year so I have had the pleasure of talking with Mindy on several occasions (such a sweet, giving person) may she be at peace.

#2 Condolence By Vanessa Chambliss On September 22, 2018 @ 3:59 am

I am truly and deeply sorry on the loss of this beautiful Angel.. her son called her and open the golden gates to heaven with open arms… now their the Angel’s that will be watching over the family…. GOD will watch over the ones that are left behind…
May you rest!


#3 Condolence By Vanessa Chambliss On September 22, 2018 @ 4:01 am

I am truly and deeply sorry on the loss of this beautiful Angel.. her son called her and open the golden gates to heaven with open arms… now their the Angel’s that will be watching over the family…. GOD will watch over the ones that are left behind… continued prayers for the family,
Get your rest!


#4 Condolence By Adriane Bates On September 22, 2018 @ 10:06 am

I’m so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

#5 Condolence By cheri payne On September 22, 2018 @ 11:12 am

May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers for those left behind. God bless <3

#6 Condolence By Barbara Fisher On September 22, 2018 @ 11:22 am

There are no words to say that will relay what I feel. . .I knew Mindy, Josh and the twins so well when they were born and still talked to Josh sometimes. I loved Mindy and the twins, and when they were first born I was so close to them. I totally loved all of them. This breaks my heart and I truly believe that she is with God and Evan now. She was the nicest friend a person could have a mother unlike any other. . .God be with you Mindy and the rest of the family. I will never say good-by but until I see you again. . .my heart and prayers and love are with you. . .

#7 Condolence By Jocelyn Phillips On September 22, 2018 @ 11:24 am

I am so so sorry. My prayers are with your family.

#8 Condolence By Gail Johnson On September 22, 2018 @ 12:11 pm


#9 Condolence By Elza johnson On September 22, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

Sorry for your loss prayers for the family

#10 Condolence By Shannon Howell On September 22, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

I’m so sorry for the extent of your grief. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you His peace as only he can.

Shannon, Jadyn, and family.

#11 Condolence By Brandeis On September 22, 2018 @ 1:49 pm

I pray for comfort and peace for the family and Josh.

#12 Condolence By Jon L Horn On September 22, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

so saddened by this , my thoughts and prayers !!! R.I.H. Mindy !!!

#13 Condolence By Sabrina Bates On September 22, 2018 @ 2:14 pm

May GOD BLESS The Family of Mindy Smith, Comfort their Hearts at this time of sorrow. Rest In Peace Mindy….. Family, Always know she will Forever be in Your Hearts. May The Blessings of Peace & Understanding Be With You ALWAYS

#14 Condolence By Racheal Ritchie On September 22, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

We didn’t know each other but I myself have every bit of sickness that you had. I’ve been to the highest happiness and to the deepest depths of sadness. So sorry you lost the fight but when all has been done, sometimes it just gets too hard to fight. Fly high Mindy.

#15 Condolence By Staci Heidelburg On September 22, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

Our family go back a long way we are saddened for your loss. Mindy was an sweet person inside and out. She will be missed. Rest easy Love Staci Heidelburg-Rayshawn Garrard and family

#16 Condolence By Sheila Hamilton On September 22, 2018 @ 5:34 pm

My thoughts and prayers to my cousins & their families. Although we haven’t seen each other in years, you’re my blood & my family. May God wrap you all in His loving arms.

#17 Condolence By The Hines/Carter Family On September 23, 2018 @ 12:17 am

Our thoughts and prayers of love are with you all during this time. Eloise and Joell we knew and admired the strong connection you all shared, and even tho we weren’t related by blood to Mindy
we were always treated as tho we were…Always know that we are here for you, no matter what the need may be…We love you!

#18 Condolence By Ann Blymyer On September 23, 2018 @ 1:57 am

So sorry for your loss Mark and Connie.
Thoughts and prayers with you all.

#19 Condolence By Beverly (Pettys) Mendoza On September 23, 2018 @ 2:23 am

So very sad to hear of Mindy’s passing I remember her as a little girl at her Grandma & Grandpa’s and the many family gatherings there on Main Street in Clyde. My brother was Ron Pettys, Before retiring, I was Elyse’s special PE teacher. Mindy was totally dedicated to her family. My prayers go out to her family and close friends. Remember the dear times and take care of her girls.

#20 Condolence By rosa flores On September 23, 2018 @ 4:18 am

My prayers sent for strength and comfort.

#21 Condolence By Janet johnson On September 23, 2018 @ 5:35 am

My heart goes out to the family and friends and may she rest in peace.again you have my sincere condolences.

#22 Condolence By Janet Johnson On September 23, 2018 @ 5:39 am

I said a prayer, and may she rest in peace.and God bless your family.

#23 Condolence By Jerry and Millie Risner On September 23, 2018 @ 5:27 pm

I am truly sorry for your loss. Mindy will be missed and never will be forgotten. May Mindy’s soul rest in peace with Evan by her side.

#24 Condolence By Bob & Vickie DeLaHamaide On September 23, 2018 @ 7:37 pm

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. I pray that God brings you comfort, strength & peace as you go through this terrible tragedy. I only knew Mindy when she worked at Lee’s & she was always very kind. My heart breaks for you now.

#25 Condolence By Becca Schultz On September 23, 2018 @ 10:54 pm

Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May your family be wrapped in strength and comfort during this time!

#26 Condolence By April Halm On September 24, 2018 @ 1:02 pm

Oh Mindy, your bright light and sweet personality will be missed dearly. From cheering on the packers with my kids and sharing so many sweet memories with our kids. It is hard to imagine not seeing your beautiful smile as it lit up a room. Many prayers to your family and daughters.

#27 Condolence By Kelli K On September 24, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

Sending Elyse lots of hugs! May she find strength and support. So glad I had the chance to get to know her and Mindy last year. Sending hugs from Waterville.

#28 Condolence By Bill and Debi Trego On September 24, 2018 @ 10:26 pm

We were Mindy’s neighbor though we did not know her only to say hi our hearts go out to her family. Our
deepest condolence. If you need anything please let us know.
Bill and Debi Trego

#29 Condolence By Amy DeLaHamaide On September 25, 2018 @ 2:23 am

I’m so so sorry for your loss. My heart has been so heavy and I’ve been thinking of your family non-stop. I pray that Mindy is now at peace, and that God wraps his arms around all who loved her. Continuous thoughts and prayers. Rest peacefully Mindy❤

#30 Condolence By Elza johnson On September 25, 2018 @ 10:40 am

So sorry for your loss prayers for all the family and friends.

#31 Condolence By Rachel On September 25, 2018 @ 7:23 pm

My heart is saddened to hear of this. I remember playing with mindy and Miranda when we were kids as our parents were friends. Later in life I was reunited with mindy after donating money to her friend when her little boys passed. I was so happy to get in contact with her again and she was always such a sweet beautiful person. As a mother I can’t imagine the pain she endured when her son passed. My heart breaks for her family and her daughter as they move on in the days ahead without her. Mindy you will be missed tremendously by so many and I’m so sorry and hope that you are able to be at peace now. Rest easy sweetheart ❤️

#32 Condolence By Robin Vargas On September 26, 2018 @ 1:27 pm

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
Robin Vargas

#33 Condolence By Kathy & Rafael Sepeda On September 27, 2018 @ 2:47 pm

Miranda & Family, Thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. My oldest sister went to be with our Lord a few years ago. I sincerely feel great sympathy. The best and only condolence is we will see them again! Praying for peace and comfort for you and yours. Love you

#34 Condolence By Angela Hunker / Lifetouch On September 27, 2018 @ 10:20 pm

Cecily and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful sister. I am praying for you and your family.

#35 Condolence By justice On September 3, 2021 @ 12:06 pm

loveeeee uuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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