Cindy Ann Smith

1955 - 2019

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Cindy A. Smith, 64, of Findlay passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born July 7, 1955 in Findlay to the late Harold (Hoke) R. and Shirley A. (Vitt) Smith. Cindy is survived by her sisters: Terri Oates and Kathy Knox; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Bella. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Gary Smith. Cindy graduated from Findlay High School in 1973. She worked at the Whirlpool Corporation for many years. Cindy was able to fulfill a life-long dream: she opened, owned, and operated the Howl-A-Day Inn, Inc. Doggie Day Care (in Findlay) for 14 years. She was a free spirit who loved attending Rolling Stones concerts, traveling, and riding her motorcycle. Most of all, she loved her friends and family (including all of her dogs and the dogs at HADI). The family would like to thank the Blanchard Valley Hospital ICU nurses and doctors for their care and kindness. Special thanks to Nurse Desa for her compassion and dedication. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. There will be no visitation or funeral service per Cindy's wishes. With her passion for dog rescue in mind, please consider a contribution be made to Teddy's Rescue (which she organized and sat on the board), 12409 CR 99, Findlay, or to a dog rescue of your choice. Online condolences may be left at

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  • Contributions:

    Teddy's Rescue and Sanctuary
    12409 County Road 99
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Instructions:

    There will be no visitation or funeral service, per Cindy's wishes.

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To : Kathy
Date :Friday, December 27th 2019
From : Tom and Stephanie Stauffer
So very sorry for your loss.

To : Cindy's Family
Date :Friday, December 27th 2019
From : Kathy Abbott
Cindy was an angel on earth. She helped me at a time when I was ready to give up on a rescue dog. The tips and support she gave me helped turn him into the greatest dog I'd ever had. I will forever be grateful to her. Sending comfort to her family. She was one of a kind!

To : Terri and Kathy
Date :Friday, December 27th 2019
From : Carolyn Coldren-Curry
Terri and Kathy,
I was so sorry to hear about Cindy. She was a beautiful person, very loyal and loving to her family and friends. My life was blessed to have had her as a friend.
My deepest sympathy to each of you.

To : Cindy's Family
Date :Saturday, December 28th 2019
From : Tom Tammy Day
Cindy had a heart of gold. She had an amazing love and dedication for animals. She was a tried and true friend. We had many many times of laughter, plus many times of tears. She will be deeply missed. She is now with the largest pack of dogs she's ever imagined.

Love you our wonderful friend!
Tammy and Tom

To : Cindy's family
Date :Thursday, January 2nd 2020
From : Lorraine Peterman
Cindy was such a wonderful person to know and care for! I always enjoyed the time I got to share with her! Was sad to see she had passed! Many blessings and prayers to you all 🙏 God bless

To : Kathy and family
Date :Friday, January 3rd 2020
From : Kathy and Steven ILiff
So sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you moments of comfort. God Bless Kat and Steve