Lillian Marie Smith

EVART — Lillian Marie Smith, 75, of Evart, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital.

Mrs. Smith was born on April 18, 1940, in LaGrange, Ga., to William Fredrick and Amanda (Colson) Sams. She moved to the Evart area from Florida in 1985. Lillian loved family events, cooking, enjoyed card games and working at the flea market.

Lillian is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Daniel) Patykowski, of Hersey, and Melissa Stowe, of New York; two sons, William Stowe, of Evart, and Larry (Connie) Stowe, of Cadillac; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eugene Sams, of LaGrange, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arden Smith; a daughter; one sister; and four brothers.

A memorial service honoring the life of Lillian Marie Smith will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Springview Manor Apartments in Evart.