FAYETTE -- Mikayla Marie Smith, 17, of Fayette, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.
She was born December 7, 1995, in Wauseon, to Joshua Smith and Jennifer (Mapes) Goble. Mikayla was a senior at Fayette High School, class of 2014, and was attending her second year at Four County Career Center in Archbold, where she was majoring in health careers. She was an active and award-winning athlete in volleyball, basketball and softball. She was a member of the HOSA at Four County and attended True North Church in Wauseon. She enjoyed bonfires and spending time with her friends, family, and cousins, who will miss her dearly.
Surviving Mikayla are her parents, Josh (and Marie Sorgenfrie) of Fayette, and Jennifer (John) Goble of Fayette; brothers, Xander Goble, J.C. Smith, and Skyler Smith of Fayette; a sister, Janaye Smith; paternal uncles, Brad (Vera) Smith of Florida, and Jason (Lynnette) Smith of Fayette; maternal aunts and uncles, Katie (Brooke) Thatcher of Wauseon, Adam Mapes (and Erica Lopez) of Fayette, Mary (Donnie) Alcock of Morenci, Mich., Stephanie (Mike) Sager of Fayette, Stacie (Ken) Ramay of Fayette, and Sasha Shell of California; maternal grandparents, Bill (Sally) Mapes of Fayette, and Sheila Mapes of Fayette; paternal grandparents, Dan (Jill) Smith of Fayette; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Sherry Smith, Bus (Virginia) Colegrove, and Art (Mary Ellen) Smith; maternal grandparents, Tony (Barbara) Ashby, and Ken (Marie) Mapes; and two cousins in infancy, Daryn Kessler and Shelby Youtzy.
A funeral service for Mikayla Smith will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Rex Stump officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday afternoon from 2-8 p.m. at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in honor of Mikayla to the American Cancer Society, Team K-Bob, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Arrangements were entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.
Friends can share memories and condolences with Mikayla's family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.