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Virginia Ann "Ginny" Waters

May 8, 1930 — October 20, 2022

Ovid

     Virginia Ann "Ginny" Waters, age 92, of Ovid, MI, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family Thursday, October 20, 2022, at We Care Assisted Living, Owosso.

      Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 27, 2022, with Pastor Judy Hazle officiating. Burial will follow at Ford Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Virginia was born in Flint, Michigan on May 8, 1930, the daughter of Charles Isaac and Thelma Irene (Evans) LaBeau. She graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1948.  On August 5, 1950, Virginia married Russell Edwin Waters in Angola, IN.  They were blessed with 67 years of marriage prior to his passing on August 20, 2017.

     Ginny was a 4-H leader for many years. Her artistic abilities were seen in her sewing, crocheting, painting, leather crafting, and cake decorating. She enjoyed collecting rocks and driftwood. She loved to bake for her family and others; her baked goods and wedding cakes were enjoyed by many. She and Russell enjoyed to go camping. They always had a huge vegetable and flower garden; canning and freezing was a family project. Most of all, Ginny loved her family. She cherished her time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     She was life-long member of Shepardsville United Methodist Church and always willing to help where needed.

     She is survived by her son Edwin (Michele) Waters of Bradenton, FL; daughter Diane (Charles) Coon of Atlanta, MI; six grandchildren: Melanie (Tim) Schemanski, Christopher (Heather) Waters, Becky (Sean) Johnson, Nathan (Katelynn) Coon,  Zachary (Kara) Coon, Nicholas (Ann) Coon; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild on the way and sister-in-law Nancy LaBeau. Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell, and six siblings: Richard LaBeau, Jeanette (Floyd) Lyons, Doris (William) Owen, Charles (Jan) LaBeau, and Wayne (Marialice) LaBeau, and David LaBeau.

     Memorials may be made to Shepardsville United Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Association. 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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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 27, 2022

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

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Burial

Thursday, October 27, 2022

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

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