Obituary and Service Information for Kay Loretta Smith

Smith, Kay Loretta

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto, Missouri

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Open Door Animal Sanctuary

Kay Loretta Smith of DeSoto, Missouri passed from this life on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at her home at the age of 72 years. She was born on September 20, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of the late Clyde W. Elrod and Edith (Conway) Elrod-Woodson.

Kay was a simple person and absolutely loved living the simple life. Some of her passions included reading and a deep love of animals, particularly her own, but her greatest joy came from the time she spent with her beloved husband, daughters, and her four grandchildren, all of whom she held as precious and dear.

She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her including her husband Joseph Kenneth "Joe" Smith of DeSoto, Missouri, daughters Susan (Clint Thomas) Schouviller of St. Louis, Missouri and Dawn and husband Sean Stefanski of Hillsboro, Missouri, a brother Douglas and wife Becky Elrod of St. Louis, Missouri, four grandchildren, Joseph Dickerson, Courtney Schouviller, Nicole Stefanski, and Colton Schouviller, one great-grandbaby on the way, and numerous other relatives and many dear friends and other loved ones.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto, Missouri to celebrate, remember, and share stories of her life with her husband, children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers or plants, the family would prefer that any memorials be made in her name to the Open Door Animal Sanctuary. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mahn Funeral Home. Share memories and leave condolences on-line at and view video tribute at


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