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Trish Smith, 52, Independence, MO passed away April 16, 2011 at Monterey Park Nursing Home. Trish was born June 15, 1958 in Kansas City, MO to James and Nan Simmons. She graduated from Raytown High School. She worked as a regional manager for a large cosmetics firm in the New York, NY area from the 70’s through the 90’s. She was also a trained beautician and during that time she also owned salons in the Greenwich, CT, area. She returned to the midwest and married Ralph Michael Smith in 2006. She was a born again Christian and was a friend of the Lord, and is in His arms today. Trish was preceded in death by a sister, Amy Bloomfield. She is survived by her husband Mike Smith of Independence, MO, her mother Nan Simmons of Ponderosa, New Mexico, her father James Simmons of Bozeman, Montana, her grandmother Evelyn Simmons of Overland Park, Kansas, a sister Lisa Miller of St. Michael, Minnesota, and her beloved “furry” children, Beauregard, and Lil’ Bit. A visitation will be held Wednesday April 20, 2011 from 6-7 PM at Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133. A memorial service will follow the visitation and begin at 7 PM. Trish will be greatly missed.