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(August 23, 1945 – May 9, 2016)

Mary Ellen Smith, 70, of Midland, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland due to medical complications following surgery. She was born in Alma, Michigan on August 23, 1945, to the late Clifford Sr. and Lydia (Bradley) Hitchcock. On February 8, 1964 Mary Ellen married Vernon D. Smith at Mt. Haley Church of God.Mary Ellen graduated from Midland High School. She successfully ran her own business as a Stampin?ÇÖ Up Demonstrator and Manager. Mary Ellen raised three beautiful children. She was a faithful servant of the lord and an active member of Eagle Ridge Church of God. Mary Ellen is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Vern Smith, her children, LouAnn (Clare) Trischler, Tamara (Craig) Vickery, Matthew (Julie) Smith, her grandchildren, Lyndi Trischler, Kalen Trischler, Morgan Trischler, Braden Trischler, Kevin Vickery, Maegen Vickery, Bryar Smith and two great grandchildren, Emery and Rylen. She is also survived by her siblings, Clifford Jr. (Alice) Hitchcock, Nina (Bill) Babcock, brothers and sisters in law, Roger and Jill Smith, Don and Ruth Smith, Ernie and Tillie Smith, Marilyn and Francis Johnson and Mike McLaughlin.Mary Ellen was predeceased by her parents, three sisters in law, Marie Estes, Bev McLaughlin and Brenda Bailey and great grandson Luca.A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eagle Ridge Church of God with Sr. Pastor Bill Greiner officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of service. Following the service there will be a luncheon for everyone. Memorial donations can be made in Mary Ellen?ÇÖs name to the Eagle Ridge Church of God, 2808 Waldo Ave, Midland, MI 48642 or the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com