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Marie McIntyre, 94, of Elk Rapids, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at Cherry Suite Assisted Living in Elk Rapids. She was born on Feb. 15, 1924 in Beal City the daughter of Mary and John Reihl.
Marie graduated from Providence Nursing School, where she earned her degree as a registered nurse.
Marie married Donald McIntyre on May 11, 1946 in Beal City.
She practiced nursing in Almont and later in Ann Arbor at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, then retired after her private nursing assignments at Paul Oliver Hospital in Frankfort.
She and Don resided in Almont, Dexter and Frankfort before moving to Elk Rapids in 1982, where they enjoyed their retirement.
Marie's love of God and devout faith compelled her to be actively involved in Sacred Heart Church in Elk Rapids. Marie was also active in PEO, Garden Club and Friends of the Library. She particularly enjoyed her time outside gardening and taking special care of her beautiful yard at her home on Elk Lake.
She is survived by her children, Charlotte and Charles Coy, of Elk Rapids, Michael and Susan McIntyre, of Elk Rapids, Mary Kay and Mark Lancaster, of Petoskey, and Thomas McIntyre and Frank Parker, of Logan, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; as well as the proprietors and staff of Cherry Suite, Melanie White, Michelle and Loren Ulrich and Rebecca Atkinson, who provided her with loving care and nurturing.
Visitation will be Monday, April 16, 2018, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018. The Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski will preside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Rapids Community Cupboard or Heartland Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
Published on April 15, 2018
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