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23038049 hs bc obit pic smith 05112017Elizabeth M. "Betty" Smith
August 10, 1955 - May 09, 2017

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Smith, 61, of Howell, died Tuesday morning, May 9th, at home, following a lengthy battle with both kidney disease and pancreatic cancer.

Betty was born August 10, 1955, in Detroit, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (McLean) Rushford. She married David H. Smith on April 25, 1987, at the First United Methodist Church in Farmington.

She served the Elevator Construction Union Local 36 for 25 years as its office manager.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband of 30 years, David; loving children, William, Steven (Kathy) and David II (Kelsey); loving brother, Robert Rushford; and grandchildren, Sierra, Layton, Hunter and Rowan. Sadly, Betty was preceded in death by her sister, Anne McLean, in 2010.

The Smiths will receive guests at the funeral home on Thursday, May 11th, from 5-8 pm, and Friday, May 12th, from 2-8:30 pm.

The rosary will be prayed Friday evening at 7:30 pm.

Betty’s funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 13th, 10:00 am (in state 9:30 am) at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., (btw. 8-9 Mile Rds.), Farmington.

A procession to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for concluding prayers will immediately follow mass.

In lieu of customary remembrances, those who wish to further honor Betty’s memory are invited to consider contributions to either PANCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) or the National Kidney Foundation.

Kindly keep Betty and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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