Juanell Smithson

March 30, 2021

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Juanell R Smithson (nee Votaw), known to friends and family as Nell, was born on June 10th, 1959 and sadly was taken from us on March 30th, 2021.  She is survived by her husband Ronnie Smithson, after 38 years of true love and marriage.  Mother of Rickey Bond Jr. and Ronald Smithson III.  Grandmother to Brianna, Gavin, Payton, Abby, Charleigh and Hayden.  Baby sister to Bobbie, Jackie, Johnny and Jimmy.  She is survived by many relatives, friends and pets. A Memorial Visitation will take place at the Hodapp Funeral Home 7401 Vine St., Carthage, Friday from 11AM until Funeral Service at 1PM. Juanell was a lover of animals and cared for many different types of animals during her life including dogs, cats, squirrels and raccoons, just to name a few.  Donations in memory of Juanell can be made to:

5619 Orlando Place
Cincinnati, OH 45227


Debbie - Apr 10, 2021
Juanell was a very kind and caring friend to work with over the years. She made all us co-worker's feel truly blessed to have known her! Girlfriend, going to miss you!!
Colleen - Apr 7, 2021
Juanell was not only my co-worker but she was also my friend. Her love of animals was inspiring and her laugh contagious. I will truly miss you Juanell.
Sue - Apr 6, 2021
Ive know you almost all our lives since i was 7 years old im truly saddened to hear of your passing and your familys you will be missed
Donna - Apr 6, 2021
My bestest best friend in the world,my soul mate of a friend, I will miss our talks,lunches, trips to take, but most of all I will be missing you EVERY DAY! Life will not be the same without you,. My heart is breaking over you. I love you and will see you one day soon. 🤗.
Elizabeth - Apr 6, 2021
Sissy I will miss your smile your laughter so much.. Love you Lizzie
J.R. - Apr 6, 2021
I love you sissy.
Jackie - Apr 6, 2021
Love you big little sis From little big sis Missing you always
Brooke - Apr 6, 2021
I worked with Juanell for over 10 years, I truly enjoyed her company and she was a joy to work with. She will be greatly be missed.
Trey - Apr 5, 2021
I love you so much and will forever be hurt over this. My only true friend. I'll miss you forever and suffer everyday without you.