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Betty Jane (Rozen) Denovich

December 26, 1929 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 87)

The Piano Brothers

     Betty Jane Denovich age 87, of Okemos, formerly of St. Johns, MI, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI. 

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cyril's Catholic Church Bannister, MI on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Thai Hung Nguyen officiating. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Elsie, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI. Rosary will be prayed on Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Betty was born in Perrinton, MI on December 26, 1929, the daughter of Frank and Anna F. (Porubsky) Rozen. She graduated from Elsie High School. Betty married Frederick Rudolph Denovich on January 20, 1951 at St. Cyril's Catholic Church.  Fred preceded her in death on March 27, 2005 after 54 years of marriage.

     Betty was an amazing mother to her five children. Her passion was cooking and baking. No one ever left her house hungry. She enjoyed working in her huge gardens, sewing clothes, quilting and crocheting. Fred and Betty were big polka fans and attended dances as long as they were able. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI and was a life member of the ZCBJ Lodge, Bannister, MI.

     We would like to give special thanks to Jamie Boettger her lifelong hairdresser and friend. As well as Ruth Burk for being her wheels taking her to appointments and for groceries. Mom thought the world of both of you and we all appreciated how special you treated her. 

     She is survived by her daughters; Kristina and Mike Kleuckling of Atlanta, GA, Theresa and Eric Matteo of Okemos, MI, Angie and Herb Daumann of Commerce Township, MI, sons; Frederick "Jerry" and Jenny Denovich of Lansing, MI, Lynn and Debra Denovich of St. Johns, MI, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother Dennis Rozen of Dewitt, MI, and sister Wilma Smith of Newberry, FL.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband Fred.

     Memorials may be made to Charity of the Donor's Choice. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.


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 Service Information

Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
Wednesday
July 26, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Rosary
Wednesday
July 26, 2017

7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
July 27, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Cyril's Catholic Church
517 E. Main
Bannister, MI 48807


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