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(August 5, 1926 – December 8, 2011)

Marjorie Benedict, 85, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Dec. 8, 2011. Marjorie was born in East Jordan on August 5, 1926 to the late Charles and Perdetta Sutton. Marjorie was married to Ralph C. Benedict on June 28, 1967. He predeceased her on June 7, 2003. Marjorie loved gardening and her flowers. She also enjoyed her cats and is survived by her beloved cockatiel, Jerry. Marjorie is survived by her sons Tom (June) Stone of Leslie, MI, Jim (Andrea) Stone of Dearborn, Steve (friend Lucy Gates) Stone of Capac; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and dear friends Marge Justice and Brenda Colbeck. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Reverend James Payne of Midland Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Midland Baptist Church or American Heart Association. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.