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Hilda Rozella Chant age 89, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at South Bingham Township Cemetery, St. Johns, MI also at a later date.
Hilda was born in Gratiot County, MI on January 8, 1929, the daughter of Norman and Violet (Shaw) Johnson. Hilda married Arthur Dee "Art" Chant on April 23, 1948 in St. Johns, MI. Art passed away on December 6, 2009.
Hilda loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time with extended family. Hilda had a close relationship with her aunts and her best friend Greta. Hilda and Greta went to business school together and lived with each other during that time. Family always came first for Hilda. She enjoyed bowling, watching her son race stock cars and going to the 4-H Fairs with her children. She worked at JC Penney as a sales clerk and also at Olive Center Elementary School as a teacher's aide. In their later years, she and Art spent winters in Florida. Hilda resided most of her life in St. Johns.
She is survived by her daughter Gail and Mike Wierman of St. Johns, MI; daughter Julie Gordon of St. Johns, MI; son Eric Chant of St. Johns, MI; 5 grandchildren: Troy Wierman, Stacy Cataline, Jessica Kenyon, Angela Swanchara, and Kenny Swanchara; 8 great-grandchildren Brittaney, Morgan, Drew, Colin, Ty, Ella, Madison and Emma; and extended family member Lissa. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Dale; who was a twin sister to Gail, Hilda's sister in infancy, Norma and her aunts.
A special thank you to Carrie Lockwood, Marlene Auten, Diana Shellito and the staff of Hazel Findlay Country Manor for the special care given to Hilda over the years.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hazel Findlay Country Manor. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.