Vonda Ann Smith was born on September 28, 1958, in Piqua, Ohio. She was one of three children born from the marriage of Robert and Julie (Collins) Smith. Vonda would attend and graduate from Jefferson High School with the class of 1976.
Vonda was blessed with the birth of three daughters and one son. She treasured the time she spent raising them and when the gift of grandchildren came along she was overjoyed. Vonda loved the company of others and carrying conversation. For many years she worked as a bartender at the F.O.E of Monroe, as well as the V.F.W of Rockwood and Newport.
Vonda enjoyed attending concerts with her siblings and cousins in her younger years. Tom Petty, Rod Stewart, or Huey Lewis could be heard at any event in which Vonda was present. She also enjoyed gathering with friends to play darts. In her later years, she filled her time in the privacy of her home, reading novels and streaming her favorite shows. She preferred to watch anything British although her preference was Downton Abbey. Vonda also enjoyed playing Bingo with her mother and sister at St. Anne’s Church and on occasion at the Knights of Columbus in Monroe. Above all, Vonda’s greatest passion was spending time with her grandchildren. Whether it was attending sporting events, recitals, plays, or just spending time with them, Vonda was at her happiest in these moments. Vonda’s greatest resolve was her strength to persevere though all of life challenges. She faced, battled, and was a survivor of 3 different forms of cancer.
Vonda Ann Taylor, age 63, of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday; March 15, 2022. Herpassing was preceded by her parents; one sister: Terri Millikenof Monroe; and one brother: Greg Smith of Newport
To cherish her memory, she leaves her four children: Angie Feko, Kyle Taylor, Jenna Cisneros of Monroe and Hannah Taylor of Troy; Nine grandchildren: Alex Feko of Monroe andElle Feko of Canton; Ella Taylor and Mila Taylor of Monroe;Kate, Erin, and Carter Cisneros of Oregon; Liam and Declan Kierczak of Troy; One great granddaughter: Juli Feko of Canton; And her best friend Cheryl Dietz of Dundee.
Friends may gather on Saturday; March 19, 2022, from 2:00pm until the time of Her Celebration of Life at 7:00pm at MerkleFuneral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Pastor Roy Southerland will officiate. Cremation will follow through Covenant Cremation of Erie.
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