Mary Smith

May 17, 1927 ~
September 4, 2021

Mary Louise Smith, age 94, of Jenison, was called to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus, on Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, with whom she had a “magical life”; parents, Ludwig and Bernice Patt; son, Terry; daughter, Diana Hanson; grandson, Brian Hanson; sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary (David) Gabourie; and sister-in-law, Dorcus Patt. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Tom (Colleen) Smith, Toni (Tom) Guy; son-in-law, Roger Hanson; grandchildren, Jacob (Michelle) Smith, Jennifer (Matt) Zylstra, Chad Guy, Scott (Tara) Guy, Tammy (Chris) Krauss; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Patt. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital as an Executive Administrative Assistant for many years before she retired. Mary was a warm, loving, and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Her main priorities were church and family. She attended daily Mass and volunteered as sacristan, eucharistic minister, and was a member of the choir. She could always be counted on to help out wherever needed. She truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She would often travel with friends to Elderhostel locations, currently known as Road Scholar. The family would like to thank the staff of American House, Maplewood and Cherrywood, for the care and love shown to Mary. Special thanks to Faith Hospice for the care and support Mary received. Special recognition to Mary’s life-long friend, Marge Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at noon at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1630 Godfrey Ave. SW, Wyoming, with Fr. Stephen Dudek presiding. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday, September 8, from 5-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville), 4145 Chicago Drive. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent online at

Wednesday, September 8
5:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Mass of Christian Burail
Thursday, September 9

Holy Name of Jesus
1630 Godfrey Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 241-6489

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September 08, 2021 1:23pm
Mary and I went to Europe, Alaska cruise, and several other place. Mary was a friendly enjoyable traveling companion and a nice friend. I am 4 ft 10 in and Mary was much shorter than I...we laughed she couldn't touch the floor. Mary you will be missed.

- Anna Thompson

September 07, 2021 3:16pm
I didn't know you very long but long enough to see that you were a very loving and kind soul, a dear friend, and honored and loved mother. You were devoted in your faith and had a deep sense of peace about you. I appreciate having had the opportunity to care for you and your family.

- Kathy

September 05, 2021 5:51pm
My heart hurts. Mary is one of the kindest people that I have ever known in my life. She always saw and found the good in everyone. She was very instrumental in her ministry at Holy Name of Jesus and tried her best to make me behave. You are missed Mary. Rest in peace my friend.

- Deacon Jeff Burns

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