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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Denise D. Smith (nee Shuman)

9/19/1962 - 3/23/2024

Denise D. Smith (nee Shuman), age 61, of Chesterland, passed away March 23rd, 2024 at Heather Hill Care Community in Chardon surrounded by her family. She was born September 19th, 1962 in Willoughby, OH.

Denise enjoyed volunteering at The Eastlake Kiwanis Food Pantry. She would help distribute food and deliver food to those in need. She always thought of others before herself and would go out of her way to help anyone. She loved all animals, especially her horse “Cherokee”. Her family was her world, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Denise is the loving wife of Bill Smith; beloved mother of Brian Smith and Ashley (Conrad) Parker; dearest daughter of Jean Cooper and Pat Shuman; cherished sister of Vicky Bennett, Buddy (Wendy) Fulmer, TJ Fulmer, Andy Fulmer and the late Mark Fulmer; daughter in law of the late Elizabeth Smith; aunt to many nieces and nephews; step daughter of the late Tony Fulmer; dear friend of Diane Raggets.

The Smith family would like to invite you to Sunnybrook Preserve, 12474 Heath Rd. in Chesterland anytime between 12:30 – 6:30 PM Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 to celebrate the life of Denise.

A private burial will be held at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland at a later date.

Donations can be made in Denise’s name to The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Painesville.


May 29, 2024


12:30 - 6:30 PM (Celebration of Life)


Sunnybrook Preserve

12474 Heath Rd.