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Suzanne Faye (Bocek) Nethaway

February 10, 1944 — November 24, 2022

Elsie

     Suzanne Faye Nethaway, age 78 of Elsie, MI, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022, at Memorial Healthcare, Owosso, MI.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, with Rev. Fr. Anthony Brooks presiding. Visitation will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI, on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at and again on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10-11 A.M. at the church.

     Suzanne was born in Flint, Michigan on February 10, 1944, the daughter of Anthony and Helen (Holczman) Bocek.  She was a graduate of Ovid High School.  On February 24, 1962, she married Ronald Nethaway at St. Cyril Catholic Church, Bannister, MI.

     She liked to garden and read. Suzanne enjoyed hunting and fishing.  She was a clown and performed in the circus in the Lansing area, also performing at parties and special events. Suzanne was very talented as a clown, walking on stilts and riding unicycle. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  Most importantly, her grandchildren were dear to her heart. 

     She is survived by her husband Ron Nethaway of Elsie, MI; daughter Ronda and Christopher Robinson of Ovid, MI; grandchildren Eric, Justin, Zach, Chris R., Chan, Jess, Alexis, and Jordan; sixteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother Anthony Bocek of Port Huron, MI. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; children: Rachel Nethaway, Jeff Nethaway, and Becky Nethaway; three grandchildren: Chris Nethaway, Kati Nethaway, and Krista Robinson; sisters: Maryanne Hier and Adie Winkler; and one nephew Brandon Barrix.

     Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, December 2, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Visitation

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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

Holy Family Catholic Church

510 Mabbit Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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

Holy Family Catholic Church

510 Mabbit Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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