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Patricia Ann Smith

Patricia Ann Smith, of Manchester, Michigan passed away at Chelsea Community Hospital on July 9, 2019. Patricia was born the daughter of Cecil C.  and Gladys F. (Parker) Clouse on August 7, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio. On August 11, 1956 in Angola, Indiana, she married Robert Lee Smith. Patricia was a long time member of Sharon United Methodist Church. She was very involved with the Manchester Family Services where she won the Claire Reck award. For many years she coordinated the Holiday Adopt a Family Program for the Community Resource Center. Patricia loved her grandchildren and would watch them most anytime, especially at the lake.  The lake was where she enjoyed entertaining and cooking big family dinners on Sundays and where the grandchildren could stay up late and have fun.  The lake house was also headquarters for all things fun like playing cards, giggin frogs and fish fries. In later life she enjoyed sitting on her front porch and visiting with her neighbors, who became family.

Patricia is survived by her children, Penny (Tom) Anderson, Robert (Beth) Smith Jr., Joan (Dallas) McCord, and Dianna (Rick) DeLawter. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Justin (Alicia) Allen, Brandon Clement, Monty Key, Nathan (Heather) Smith, Shaun (Paula) McCord, Matthew (Cera) McCord, Corey (Brittnee) McCord, and  Daisha (Josh) Thomas, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and siblings. She was known as mom to many people young and old. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Smith, granddaughter, Tiffany Key, and grandson, Jeremy DeLawter, and several siblings.

The family will receive friends at the Sharon United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Pete Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Rowes Corners Cemetery behind the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Manchester Family Services or the Sharon United Methodist Church.

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