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Nancy Lee (Kitchens) Pilot

October 6, 1941 — March 20, 2023

Bannister

       Nancy Lee Pilot, age 81, of Bannister, MI, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI, surrounded by her family.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Chapin United Methodist Church, Elsie, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 1, 2023, with Pastor Charlene Reha officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

     Nancy was born in Norwalk, CT on October 6, 1941, the daughter of George Washington and Elizabeth Catherine (Torpey) Kitchens. She graduated from Norwalk High School in Norwalk, CT with the class of 1959.  On June 12, 1987, Nancy married Ronald Lee Pilot at Eureka Christian Church. They have been blessed with thirty-five years of marriage. They were members of Chapin United Methodist Church.

     Nancy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was always doting on her family; she loved to cook for them and send food home with them. Her happiest times were spent with her family. She also liked tending her flowers and loved growing up near the Atlantic Ocean.

     She is survived by her husband Ron; three children: Edward (Mary) Rutkowski of Lansing, MI; Daniel (Jacalyn) Rutkowski of North Adams, MI; and Darlene Medore of Owosso, MI; four step-children: Kimberly (Dave) Gibby of Alton, IL; Tammy (Brian) Randall of Ft. Wayne, IN; Kristi (Brett) Payne of Springfield, MO; and Ronny (Keri) Pilot of Halfway, MO; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Diane (Roland) Lamoureux; brother-in-law John Pequigney; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings: Patty (Charlie) Toth, Tommy (Susan) Kitchens, Johnny Kitchens, and Kathleen Pequigney.

     Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. 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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Visitation

Saturday, April 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Chapin United Methodist Church

Elsie, MI 48831

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapin United Methodist Church

Elsie, MI 48831

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