Casilda “Sill” Mary Ann Meredith, age 79, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Ashley Care Center, Ashley, Michigan.
A private family service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. for immediate family only at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan. Online viewing of the funeral service will be available through Facebook live at the time of the service. Burial will take place at Duplain Township Cemetery, St. Johns, Michigan.
Casilda was born in Elsie, Michigan on April 7, 1941, the daughter of Roy and Casilda (Pearce) Flanner. She graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1959. On November 4, 1961, she married Gary Meredith in Elsie, Michigan. They were blessed with 49 years of marriage; before Gary passed away on July 11, 2001.
Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She was passionate about helping others, and before her illness she was very involved in the Elsie Baby Pantry, the Elsie Food Bank, and the Elsie United Methodist Women serving as president for a time. She worked at H & R Block in Chesaning for 25 years and cherished her time there with her clients and wonderful coworkers who remained dear friends. Many benefited from her kindness and generosity. She was a woman of deep, unwavering faith.
Casilda is survived by her daughter Tracie and Tom Bolton, grandchildren David Alen Bolton and partner Grant Koenigsknecht, and Meredith Kay Bolton, siblings: Charlotte Griffith, Kathleen Hower, Lewis and Zeffy Flanner, Patrick and Sandy Flanner, Helen and Bob Rittenhouse, and in laws Judy Flanner, Bonny Flanner, Bob and Karen Meredith and Margaret Rose. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were very special to her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gary, sisters: Margery Roy, Nina Sessions, and Alice Hoisington, brothers Roy Flanner Jr, Bob Flanner, Leroy Flanner, Richard Flanner, and George Flanner.
Memorials may be made to the Elsie Baby Pantry, 160 W. Main Street, Elsie, Michigan 48831. Online condolences can be left at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.
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