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Marie (Georgia) Smith

July 4, 1921 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 99)


     Marie Smith, age 99, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020, at her home with her grandchildren at her side.

     Marie was born in Chesaning, Michigan on July 4, 1921, the daughter of Guy R. and Velma Belle (Smith) Georgia.

     Marie was a custodian for St. Johns Public Schools for many years.  She was a talented piano player, playing with several bands and in many clubs over the years. Along with her sisters, she played competitive fast pitch softball with their father as their coach.  She was a Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed watching baseball up until the day she died.  Marie liked feeding the all the animals outside her house; she felt no one should go hungry.  Her positive attitude and humor will be missed by all who loved her.  Most of all, Marie loved her family.

     Marie is survived by grandchildren: Michael (Sheryl) Ludwick of Lansing, MI, Michelle Ludwick of Lansing, MI, and Jordan Hiebert of St. Johns, MI; and great-grandchildren: Jarrod Barkley and Micheala Ludwick.     Marie was preceded in death by her 4 sons: Michael Ludwick Sr., Ron Prowant, Jon Prowant, and Sam Prowant; siblings: Mike Georgia, Gigi Elsea, Irene Pope, and Daisy Jury.

     Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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