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Marilyn Jean (Long) GoldmanAugust 23, 1941 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 76)
Marilyn Jean Goldman, age 76, of Bannister, Michigan entered the presence of Jesus on Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of St. Johns at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 with Pastor Tim Knaus and Pastor Ron Sischo officiating . Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Elsie, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan, and on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service.
Marilyn was born in Owosso, Michigan on August 23, 1941, the daughter of Ralph and Leota Long. She graduated from Ashley High School with the class of 1959. On March 7, 1959 she married Willard Goldman in Bannister, Michigan. She was a bus driver for the St. Johns Public Schools for 25 years, retiring in 1993. Marilyn will be remembered as a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her family and she loved her Savior. She was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Johns for almost 60 years, where she is remembered especially for her joyful spirit, love for people, and beautiful voice.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 59 years, Willard Goldman of Bannister, MI; daughter Lori and Carl Kresge of Grand Rapids, MI; son Martin Goldman of Bannister, MI; 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers: Gareld Long, Jerry and Lillian Long; two sisters: Donna and Lowell Lockwood, Connie and Jerry Blount. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Reuben and her sister Cleta.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 512 S. Whittemore, St. Johns, MI 48879. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.
First Baptist Church of St. Johns
512 S. Whittemore Street, St. Johns MI 48879