Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Joyce Smith

   Joyce C. Smith, 69, of Gladwin passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23 at her home.

   She was born March 19, 1938 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Lewis and Caroll (Young) Kempher.

   Joyce married Harold Smith on April 1, 1955 in Angola, Indiana. Harold passed away in 1991.

   Joyce loved to garden, her pets and feeding the birds.

   Surviving are her children, Patricia Dyer and friend Jim Miller of Virginia, Barb (Leo) Liddy of Gladwin, Michael (Cari) Smith of Midland, Scott (Sonya) Smith of Gladwin, James (Jane) Smith of Sterling, Ann Smith and Sassy, Sprite and Abby of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her best friend, Alora Springer of Gladwin; five brothers, Arnold (Rosemary) Kempher of Clinton, Lewis (Dorothy) Kempher of Milan, Walter (Sharon) Kempher of Manchester, Larry (Lorretta) Kempher of Flatrock and Terry Kempher of Marion; one sister, Katie (Larry) Howling of Marion.

   Services were held Oct. 26, 2007 at Sisson Funeral Home. Bob and Sandy Averill officiated, and burial was in Hamilton Township Cemetery.

   Memorials may be made to Mid Michigan Home Care.

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Hamilton Twp. Cemetery, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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