Karen Kay Smith

Karen Kay Smith, 55, of Monticello, passed away April 20, 2021, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

She was born August 5, 1965, in St. Louis, Missouri to Garry and Barbara Headd Smith.

Karen was a fork truck operator and a member of The Lighthouse Church in Warren. She loved her church work where she ran a Children’s Church for seven years. She also loved to travel and spend time with her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law, Althea Smith and Cindy Smith.

Survivors include her mother and father, Garry and Barbara Smith of Monticello; one sister, Lora Gardner and husband L.R. of Hot Springs; two brothers, Stephen Smith and wife Dawn and Jason Smith all of Monticello; her nieces and nephews, Brittney Michelle, Joey Gardner (Corey), Jessica Kelliher (Jacob), Nicholas Aaron Smith, Jennifer Gardner, Jordan Gardner and Tessa Gardner; her great nieces and nephews, Lexi, Kaylee, Emma, Paisley, Caleigh, Eva, Raven and Milo; and her grandfather, William H. Headd of Benton, Missouri.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at Big Creek Cemetery in Houston, Missouri with Rev. Ralph Hebblethwaite officiating. There will be a visitation at her home all day on Thursday, April 22. The family invites all friends and family to drop by at their convenience.