Joanne M. Smith
.....age 76, of Sebewaing, was received into the Church Triumphant on Friday, July 26, 2013. Joanne was born in Sebewaing on March 29, 1937 to the late Arnold and Leona (Rhode) Layher. She married Kenneth W. Smith on October 18, 1958 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He passed away June 3, 2003.
Joanne worked selling Avon products for over 30 years. She worked in retail for 20 years, was the co-chair for the Board of Stewardship at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and was a member of Thumb Friends of the Arts.
Joanne is survived by her children: Nancy (Jon) Shackelford, Dale (Jody) Smith and David (Tricia) Smith; her grandchildren: Chris (Jake) Rowley, Dustin & Courtney Smith, Nicole Shackelford, Valerie and Maria Smith; great grandchildren: Andrew and Melody Rowley; sisters-in-law: Nancy Layher and Joyce (Gene) Mill; brothers-in-law: Norman (Millie) Smith, Lyle Smith and Dean (Kay) Smith.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Kenneth Layher.
MEMORIALS: Immanuel Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.