Betty Louise Smith, 86, of Millersville passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill.

She was born Dec. 6, 1930, daughter of Arthur and Edna Woods Suedekum.  She and Luther Raymond Smith were married May 2, 1962.  He passed away Aug. 22, 1991.

Betty was a member of Sedgewickville Lutheran Church for many years. She loved to sew and had made many beautiful quilts, which she shared with her loved ones.

Betty along with her sister, Frances worked in their ceramic/sewing shop making numerous beautiful items for several years. Betty’s faith in our Lord allowed her to be an inspiration to all those who were fortunate enough to know her. The light of her love will forever shine in all of our hearts.

Loving survivors include 5 nephews, Stanley Turner, Dennis Turner, Steve Turner, David Gerecke, Walter Gerecke; and one neice, Rebecca Chapman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 3 brothers, Harold Gerecke, William Gerecke, and Carl Gerecke; and a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Homer Turner, Jr.

Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at 11:00 am, at Sedgewickville Lutheran Church, with the Rev.Jerry Bailey officiating.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family request in leiu of flowers, please make donations to Sedgewickville Lutheran Church at Sedgewickville.

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McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

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