Welcome to the memorial page for

Jean J. (Wackerly) Gorney

July 26, 1947 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 69)

      Jean J. Gorney age 69, of Elwell, MI, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, MI.

     Cremation has taken place and private family services were held.

     Jean was born in Detroit, MI on July 26, 1947, the daughter of James J. and Marjorie H. (Block) Wackerly. She graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School with the class of 1965. Jean married Ron Gorney on November 5, 1966, in Saginaw, MI.

     Jean was very artistic, she loved painting, crocheting, quilting and flower gardening. Jean and her cousin Nancy Cary started the Wackerly Family Reunion which was held every September. She enjoyed helping her granddaughter Sloan with her school work and spending time with her. Jean loved her time spent up north with her family. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she will be missed by many.

     She is survived by her husband Ron Gorney of Elwell, MI, daughter Ronda and Chad Salchert of Mt. Pleasant, MI, son James Gorney of St. Louis, MI, granddaughter Sloan Salchert of Mt. Pleasant, MI, and step grandchildren; Myra and Megan Salchert, of Mt. Pleasant, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI.

 Service Information

Private Family Services

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117 North East Street
St. Louis, MI 48880

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