(Debbie) Deborah Lynn (Kinder) Smith was born on July 14, 1956, in Salem, Missouri,
to Leroy and Barbara (Mahan) Kinder. Debbie married the love of her life, Lenzy E.
Smith, Jr., on June 7, 1974. They resided in Licking, Missouri. To this blessed union
two children were born; Debrina and husband Ronnie Hale of Licking, Missouri; and
Cassandra Smith of Licking, Missouri. On June 20,2017, the Lord called Debbie
home. She passed away at the age of 60 at her home in Licking, Missouri.
Debbie enjoyed photography and gardening. She had a passion for animals,
especially dogs. In 1997, Debbie and Lenzy started a puppy kennel. Their dogs
brought great joy to Debbie's life.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Lenzy; two daughters, Debrina (Smith) Hale and
husband Ronnie Hale of Licking, Missouri; and Cassie Smith of Licking, Missouri;
mother Barbara (Mahan) Kinder of Licking, Missouri; brother Roger Kinder and wife
Betty (Goforth) Kinder of Licking, Missouri; Wanda (Kinder) Moncrief and husband Larry
Moncrief of Licking, Missouri; six nieces, eight nephews, and numerous great nieces,
nephews and other family members.
Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Kinder; mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Ann (Edgerton) Smith and Lenzy Smith, Sr. !
Debbie will be missed deeply by all who loved her, but we will find great comfort in
knowing she is with her Savior and finally at peace.
Cancer does not care who it takes, who it hurts, or honors or loves. The end is when the
most amazing thing happens. Cancer loses it strength, and grace appears. We accept
it, and go with it. Grace and love win, not cancer.
On behalf of the family, we wish to express our gratitude for your kindness, generosity,
thoughts, and prayers.