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Obituary: June A. Smith

June A. Smith passed away peacefully at Resthaven Care Center in Holland, Michigan on May 14th, 2024. June was born in Berwyn, Illinois on August 10, 1931 to her doting parents Edward “Ted” A. Reed and Helen Kientop Reed.
As a young child she was a well known performer, singing and dancing, most frequently at the Chicago Theatre. June and her siblings grew up in their close knit active family in LaGrange, Illinois.
June and Harry met in 1964 when they both worked at Carousel Mountain Ski Lodge. They were married in 1965 and lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They moved to Yorkville, Illinois while purchasing the family business yet longed to move back to Michigan and did exactly that when they purchased their little home in the woods in Allegan, Michigan.
June and Harry worked in their business together while June also worked as a dental hygienist which she especially enjoyed. She was known for her love of nature, her active participation in the United Methodist Church and Choir, and for the many wonderful meals she prepared for family and friends. June loved all things “Allegan” and held an annual tea party for young girls and their mothers and grandmothers that many still remember. She reveled in her role as Grandma June and leaves many wonderful memories for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harry E. Smith, her parents, and siblings, Alice Jean Reed, Shirley Mae Warms, Harrison “Butch” Reed, and Richard Roland Reed.
She is survived by her children Nancy Lomen Beebe, John Jay Lomen, step-daughter Kathleen M. Hainer, grandchildren S. Brooke Briggance, J. L. Mokma (Amy Cibula), Mark C. (Jenny) Spohn, Patrick A. (Erin) Spohn, Geoffery R. (M. T.) Spohn, and Timothy J. (Jessica) Davidsmeyer as well as eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandsons and her dear and devoted friends.
Visitation will be held at Gorden Funeral in Allegan, Michigan at 12 noon on Friday, the 24th of May. There will be a memorial service to honor both June and Harry at 1pm. All are welcome to join the family for burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Cake, coffee and tea will then be offered at the United Methodist Church of Allegan.
Memorial Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Wounded Warrior Project and/or The United Methodist Church of Allegan.

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