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Ethel Kuhns

July 3, 1932 — January 15, 2022

Ethel Kuhns

Ethel May Kuhns, age 89, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 21, 2022, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding.  Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Ethel was born in Ovid Twp., MI on July 3, 1932, the daughter of Frederick and Carolyn (Skapik) Altvater.  She graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1950.  She married Richard Kuhns on September 15, 1951, and he passed away on May 31, 1967.

Ethel retired from the Michigan Public Health Department as a Data Coding Operator in 1996.  She loved shopping, attending auctions and going out to eat.  Ethel was very active taking care of her lawn and maintaining her home.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa Hollis and Jesse Villarreal of St. Johns, MI.  She is also survived by many dear friends and extended family.     She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Carolyn Altvater, husband Richard, and her father & mother-in-law Lawrence and Evaline Kuhns.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church for mass. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Past Services

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

Thursday, January 20, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm

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

104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI 48879

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

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

104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI 48879

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