Donna E. (Woodbury) (Kirby) Loudenbeck

September 19, 1927 — October 27, 2021

Donna E. (Woodbury) (Kirby) Loudenbeck

Donna E. (Woodbury) (Kirby) Loudenbeck, age 94, of St. Johns, MI , peacefully passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021 , at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, Clinton County .

A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns , MI , at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 7, 2021 , with Rev. Keith Whipple officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Donna has been buried in Saranac Cemetery , Saranac , MI next her first husband Don Kirby.

Donna was born at her parents' home in rural Gratiot County , Michigan on September 19, 1927 , the daughter of Cecil and Marjorie (Smith) Woodbury. She graduated from Maple Rapids High School with the class of 1945. After graduation, Donna began her working career during WII as one of the original employees at Sealed Power Corp. in St. Johns and worked there over 30 years until her retirement.

On May 11, 1957 , Donna married Donald E. Kirby. After nearly 31 years of marriage, Don preceded her in death on May 2, 1988 . On April 29, 1990 , Donna married Max A. Loudenbeck at Eureka Christian Church in Eureka , Michigan . They were blessed with 31 happy years of marriage.      A lifelong Christian, Donna enjoyed reading, painting, jigsaw puzzles and singing in the church choir. Donna and Max wintered in Lake Wales , Florida for 25 years. Donna and Max were members of Eureka Christian Church.

Donna is survived by her husband Max A. Loudenbeck, 3 step-children: Kathy (Don) Duquette, Karen Foy, and Brad Loudenbeck; 3 grandchildren: Gail (John) Chapman, Nathan (Jackie) Loudenbeck, and Kyle (Rachel) Loudenbeck; a sister Mary Rumsey Andrews, 2 brothers: Loren Rumsey and Nelson Rumsey; and many nieces and nephews.     Donna was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Don Kirby, and 3 sisters: Eulah Woodbury Blemaster, Ruth Rumsey Wesner, and Nancy Andrews

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Eureka Christian Church - P.O. Box 267 , Maple Rapids, MI 48853.      Condolences may be sent to Max A. Loudenbeck c/o Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, 1101 S. Scott Rd. S -68, St. Johns , MI 48879 . The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns , Michigan .

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Visitation

Sunday, November 7, 2021

1:00 - 2:00pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel

104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI 48879

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Funeral Service

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel

104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI 48879

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