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Rhonda Kay (Bates) Young

February 3, 1967 — January 19, 2022

Rhonda Kay (Bates) Young

Rhonda Kay Young, age 54, of St. Louis, MI, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI, with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Owosso, MI.
Rhonda was born in Owosso, Michigan on February 3, 1967, the daughter of Leonard and Diane (Goldman) Bates. Many would describe her as independent, funny, strong willed (yes, possibly stubborn). She had a loyalty to love.
Rhonda was a homebody but enjoyed keeping in touch by phone. She would often speak about God, family, food, her kitties and always had a joke to share. Recent conversations were filled with excitement over her newly completed She-Shed! Every conversation with her was honest and intentional. Rhonda also spent time cooking family recipes handed down from her mom, crocheting blankets for others and shopping flea markets for antique treasures to decorate her She-Shed. She will be greatly missed.
Rhonda is survived by two sons: R Allen Metz and Anthony Metz, her longtime companion Dave Beuthin, 8 siblings: Thomas (Connie) Bates, Rodney (Jackie) Bates, Kathleen (Michael) Brown, Christine (David )Markette, Michael (Teri) Bates, David (Mary) Bates, Alicia (Matthew) O'Connor and Nicki (Jason) Stafford; and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Edward Homola II.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Michigan.

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Visitation

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

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Memorial Service

Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Burial

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Starts at 2:30 pm

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

1106 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867

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