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Beverly Lawrence

February 25, 1936 — March 19, 2021

Beverly Lawrence

Beverly Ann "Bev" Lawrence, age 85, of Elsie, MI, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at her daughter's home surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 22, 2021, with Pastor Keith Whipple officiating.  Visitation will be held 2-8 P.M. on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the funeral home.

Bev was born in Owosso, Michigan on February 25, 1936, the daughter of John and Lorraine (Howard) Wortman.  She graduated from Owosso High School with the class of 1954.

On June 26, 1954, Bev married Robert Leslie Lawrence at the West Owosso Church of Christ.  Robert preceded her in death on December 28, 2010 after 56 years of marriage.  Bev was a lifetime member of the West Owosso Church of Christ.

Bev was the most loving, caring woman.  She spent many years caring for her husband, mother, and mother-in-law.  She enjoyed traveling and camping with her family.  She liked to crochet and read.  For years, Friday evenings meant going out to eat and playing cards with friends.  Most of all, Bev loved her family and spending time with them.

Bev is survived by her children: Bob (Angie) Lawrence of Ovid, Deb (Ron) Simpson of Ovid, and Cheri (Wayne) Bowen of Elsie.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Terry (Sheila) Huss, Cheri (Jeremy Kittle) Lynch, Erin (Derek) Cuthbert, Dayna (Ryan) Bancroft, Joshua Dunham, Nicholas (Alainna) Dunham, Trent (Janell) Dunham, Wayne (Jess) Bowen, Ryan (B.J.) Bowen, and Jason (Amy) Bowen; 24 great-grandchildren, one sister Chris (Joe) Call, and many nieces and nephews.  Bev was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, and 3 brothers: Dick Wortman, Dennis Wortman, and twin brother John Wortman.

Memorials may be made to Ovid Public Library, 206 N. Main St. Ovid, MI 48866. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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Past Services

Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

2:00 - 8:00 pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 22, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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