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Joan Markeith Skym, 85, of Midland, passed away at Stratford Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Midland on April 19, 2020.


She was born to the late Bertha M. (Smith) and James R. Davidson on April 11, 1935. She graduated from Midland High School in 1953 and married Howard L. Skym on August 27, 1955.


Joan had been employed with Dow Corning and owned/operated Adorn Hairstyling. Upon Howard’s retirement they moved to Rose City where she served as an EMT for Ogemaw County.


Joan is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Howard L. Skym.


Joan leaves a daughter, Leslie (Mark) Szymanski and son, Howard J. (Christine) Skym; grandchildren, Rachel (Sean) Irwin, Rebecca (Michael) Dumont, Ethan (Tiffany) Szymanski, Jacob Szymanski, Timothy Szymanski, Jessica (Patrick) Witzke and Samantha Myers; and great grandchildren Logan and Leah Irwin, Natalie Dumont and Payton Witzke. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sherry Skym.


Joan will be laid to rest at a private graveside ceremony on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Homer Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in her memory.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skym family; to share a special memory please visit ww.smithminer.com.





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