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 Virginia Elaine <I>Solomon</I> Smith

Virginia Elaine Solomon Smith

Birth
Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Jan 2017 (aged 97)
Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Burial Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 175485356 · View Source
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Virginia Elaine Smith, 97 of Bronson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Sturgis Hospital. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at First Congregational Church of Bronson, with Pastor Terry Siler officiating. Interment will follow at Bronson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Dutcher Funeral Home in Bronson.Virginia was born May 10, 1919, in Culver, Ind., to Fred and Edith (Hollett) Solomon. She graduated from Niles High School. Virginia was a telephone supervisor in Niles prior to marrying the love of her life, Francis Smith, on Oct. 11, 1940. With their marriage, she moved to Bronson. From 1960 to 1983, Virginia was employed by Bronson Reel, where she worked in payroll and billing. She retired in 1983 upon the closing of the company. Virginia was a woman of faith and an active member of First Congregational Church, where she was part of the women's fellowship and was a Sunday school teacher. She supported many causes in the Bronson community. Virginia enjoyed reading, cooking, baking and was well known for her pie-making. She and Francis both enjoyed gardening and also canning all their hard work. Her true joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Virginia was an avid Michigan State Spartans fan. She will be remembered as a caring, thoughtful, gracious and giving lady. Mrs. Smith is survived by her children, Susan (John) Davidson of Burr Oak and the Rev. Thomas (Katharine) Smith of Austin, Texas; her grandchildren, Lisa (Dan) Jerome, Heather (Ryan) Maurer, Nathan (Kelly) Smith and Holly (James) Bohart; her great-grandchildren, Meredith, Elyse and Grace Jerome, and Joshua and Justin Maurer, Lily and Grace Bohart; and her niece, Jane (David) Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis; and a sister, Erma Friesner.


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  • Created by: Larry Smith
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175485356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Elaine Solomon Smith (10 May 1919–17 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175485356, citing Bronson Cemetery, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Larry Smith (contributor 47057204) .