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Barbara Jean Priest

February 15, 1941 — April 25, 2023

St. Louis

     Barbara Jean Priest, age 82, of St. Louis, MI, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at Schnepp Health Care Center.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI, at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, May 1, 2023, with Pastor David VanNorman officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, MI. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at the funeral home.

     Barbara was born in St. Louis, Michigan on February 15, 1941, the daughter of Howard Maitland and Bernice Celeste (Wilson) Priest. She graduated from St. Louis High School with the class of 1959.

     Barb was an avid collector of everything. She loved to read. Her faith was the foundation of her life and she was devoted to her church family at the Saginaw First Church of God. She loved her family and was like a mother to her nieces and nephews.

    She is survived by her brothers: Burton (Patricia) Priest, and Chuck Cox; brother-in-law Wayne Tripp and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Beverly Long, and Donna Mae Tripp; and two brothers: Melvin (Elaine) Priest, and Robert Priest.

     Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 1834 N. Charles St., Saginaw, MI 48602. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Michigan.

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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Monday, May 1, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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