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(October 5, 1911 – October 22, 2012)

Elsie May Itchue, 101, of Midland, died peacefully at MidMichigan Stratford Village, on Monday, Oct 22, 2012. Elsie was born in Clare on Oct. 5, 1911 to the late, Jacob and Rebecca (Harger) Cookson. In 1938 Elsie married her sweetheart Hildren “Bud” Itchue who predeceased her on Jan. 19, 1979. Elsie was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, she loved her church and was very devoted to it. Elsie was an inspiration to her family. Elsie is survived by her great niece Penny Yoder; niece Elayne Gallager of Phoenix, AZ; nephew Edward (Kathy) Cookson of Phoenix, AZ and many other nieces, nephews and close friends. Elsie was predeceased by her sister, Catherine Colosky; brothers, Alfred, Arthur and Edward. A Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:00 am on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Peter Gaspeny Liturgent. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the service. A private burial will follow at Old Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Blessed Sacrament or Riverside. Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com