Ronda was raised in the rural area of Holden, Missouri. She attended and graduated from Holden High School in 1976.
In 1976, Ronda began working for Wal-Mart in Harrisonville, MO, as a clerk in the Service Department. Ronda later transferred to Belton, MO and worked in the Merchandise office. She was employed with Wal-Mart for 13 years.
In June of 1983, Ronda married Mark Smith and resided in Clinton. Mark and Ronda have a son, Sheldon and a daughter, Darcy.
In November of 1995, Ronda began working for the Clinton License Bureau as a part-time clerk. Later, she accepted the Manager position in 2007. Ronda worked for the Clinton License Bureau for a total of 14 years.
In October 2009, Ronda joined Mills & Sons Insurance, working in bookkeeping.