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Thelma M. Smith, age 91, passed away June 28, 2017. She was born Sept. 8, 1925 in DeWitt to the late Benton and Elsie Jones.
Thelma worked for J.W. Knapp's, Yankee's Department Store, Meijer and later worked for 20 years as a manager of a nursing home in Traverse City.
She is survived by her children, William Edward Smith and Mary Josephine Caldiran; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Eli Smith; daughter, Ruth Ann Smith; and sister, Marietta Stenzel.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel; www.EstesLeadley.com.
Published on July 2, 2017
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