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Margaret A. (Oldaker) Grubaugh

March 7, 1921 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 100)


     Margaret A. Grubaugh, age 100, of Elsie, MI, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI.  Visitation will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Margaret was born in Dawes, West Virginia on March 7, 1921, the daughter of William and Leta (Watson) Oldaker.  She married Alpha E. Grubaugh on August 26, 1950 in Flint, MI.  He passed away on November 11, 1989.

     She moved to MI in 1945.  After her marriage she worked for Wooley's Dime Store in Elsie and also Sill's Market.  She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary in Owosso and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Owosso.  Margaret was a United Methodist Certified Lay Speaker and an associate Pastor at the St. Johns Nazarene Church in St. Johns, MI

     She is survived by daughter Sandra and David Kemp of Elsie, MI; and her son Alpha J. and Diana Grubaugh of Elsie, MI.  She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Alpha, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.


     Memorials may be made to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.  Online condolences can be sent to  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

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July 5, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

Funeral Service
July 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

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