erdun Family Funeral Home

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Elizabeth Deike Smith, 99


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Elizabeth Deike Smith, age 99, of Belding, formerly of Rives Junction, passed away at home on June 11, 2015.  She was born on December 24, 1915.  She married Robert W. Smith in Minden City, Michigan.  Elizabeth and her husband were long time members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jackson and charter members of Grace Lutheran Church in Leslie.


Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Grace Ann ( William ) McDaniels of Belding; grandchildren, David McDaniels, Martha (Michael) McDaniels Kroll, William Taylor, Amy (Michael) Smith Carrigan, and Erica Wood Tiffany; great grandchildren, Michael Tiffany, Kellen Tiffany, Emily (Joshua) Wilford and Grace Ann Carrigan; great-great grandchildren, Jordan Grace and Samuel Wilford.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; two daughters, Dorothy Taylor and Marilyn Wood; a son, William Smith; and a granddaughter Annette Taylor Tiffany. 


A memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 212 S. Sherman St., Leslie, Michigan 49251.  Private interment took place at Draper Cemetery near Rives Junction.  For those wishing to express their sympathy, the family recommends donations in Elizabeth’s memory to Grace Lutheran Church or Spectrum Hospice, 4500 Breton Road, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508.    Arrangements entrusted to Verdun Family Funeral Home, 303 S. Bridge Street, Belding, Michigan 48809, or (616) 794-1300.

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Mike Verdun, Manager  s   303 S. Bridge St  s   Belding, MI 48809  s  616-794-1300