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Jean Ellen (Flowers) MayersApril 4, 1930 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 87)
Jean Ellen Mayers, 87, of St. Johns, MI, passed away peacefully at her home and took her first breath of Eternal Life on Sunday, August 27, 2017.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Johns Lutheran Church, St. Johns, MI, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., with Pastor George Brinley officiating. Burial will take place at Eureka Cemetery Eureka, MI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, and on Thursday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.
Jean was born in St. Johns, Michigan on April 4, 1930, the daughter of Wilbur and Lorena (Marten) Flowers. She attended school in St. Johns School System and graduated in 1949 from St. Johns High School. After school, she was employed at Herbruck’s Cheese Counter, at Howard Johnson’s in Lansing, at GTE as a switchboard operator. She was a surgical admissions specialist at Sparrow Hospital, then Clinton Memorial Hospital. She married William Mayers on September 1, 1962 at St. Johns Lutheran Church and became a home maker as they made their home in St. Johns, MI. They were recognized as the 1963 and 1964 Outstanding Young Dairy Couple for the District by the MMPA.
Jean enjoyed bowling, plants, collecting owls, bells, collectables, and spending time with family & grandchildren. Always particular about her dress, she preferred to shop and accessorize her dress with stylish accoutrements. Mom collected recipes and could remember birthdates, anniversaries, and remembered significant dates throughout history. She was the oldest lifelong member of St. Johns Lutheran Church and volunteered in most activities within the church and ministered to the community as a faithful servant of the Lord.
She is survived by loving husband William Mayers, son Gary (Vara) of Huntsville, AL, and daughter Amy (Mayers) Davis, grandchildren; Cooper Wm. Davis of St. Johns, Samuel Adler Mayers, and Camellia Ava Mayers of Huntsville, AL, Kyle (Jennifer) Davis, Amanda (Brian) Day, Kaan (Abby) Davis, great grandchildren; Layne, Addy, Rayn, Jagger, Danny, and Zane, Jean’s sisters; Carolyn (John) Beck of St. Johns, MI and Marilyn (Jo) Herbruck-Hall (Ron Hall) of Saranac, MI, sisters in law; Gloria Flowers of St. Johns, MI and Cora Flowers of Grayling, MI, brother in law Fred Mayers of Lakeland, FL, and numberous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Randee Flowers of Grayling, MI, and Jerold (Sonny) Flowers of St. Johns, MI; nephew Randee Flowers Jr, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.
Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church Building Fund; St. Johns, MI 48879 or Compassus Hospice, 801 South Waverly Road #200, Lansing, MI 48917. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.