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Marilyn M. Smith

June 23, 1933 June 4, 2016
Marilyn M. Smith
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Marilyn M. Smith, 82, of Grand Ledge, MI passed away June 4, 2016. She was born June 23, 1933 in Watertown Township, MI, daughter of the late Lawrence and Ruth (Garlock) Maier. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she taught kindergarten in the Grand Ledge school district for 33 years. Marilyn passionately pursued the preservation and promotion of Grand Ledge as the founding and sole president of Ledge Craft Lane, and noted member and advocate of the Historical Society, Opera House Authority, Grand Ledge Home Tour, and Color Cruise. Marilyn cared deeply about the Grand Ledge community, and she will be greatly missed by all. She was also a lifelong member of the Emanuel First Lutheran Church, Lansing. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their cottage in northern Michigan and attending Michigan State football games for 48 years, along with additional events on the MSU campus.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Norman, and many nieces and nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Arlene Brinkey and Loraine Kelsey.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Emanuel First Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48906, with Pastor Paul Lindloff as officiant. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 7 from 2¬-4 and 6¬-8 P.M. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-¬Michigan or Emanuel First Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday

7

Jun

2:00 PM 6/7/2016 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/7/2016 4:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

7

Jun

6:00 PM 6/7/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/7/2016 8:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

8

Jun

11:00 AM 6/8/2016 11:00:00 AM
Emanuel First Lutheran Church

1001 N. Capital Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906

Emanuel First Lutheran Church
1001 N. Capital Ave. Lansing 48906 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

301 Oakwood St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

301 Oakwood St. Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States
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