Eris Smith 87 of Harbor Springs passed away March 15, 2013 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital.
Eris was born July 21, 1925 in Harbor Springs to Edward and Nettie (Ward) O'Connor. She grew up in Harbor Springs where she attended school, graduating in 1943. She then attended Northern Michigan University for several years.
On June 2, 1949 she married Darrell Smith in Harbor Springs where they made their home since. Eris was very devoted to her family especially when it came to caring for their son Dean. She was also an active member of Holy Childhood of Jesus Church and the Smith-Hoover Post of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Eris is survived by her children Darrell Dean Jr. of Harbor Springs, Holly Ann (Paul) Stoll of Manistique, Mary Sue (Marty) Adelphia of Woodstock, Il., Patricia Lane Fairbairn of Harbor Springs, David Eugene (Lynda) Smith of Boca Grande, Fl., John Patrick (Pauline) Smith of Harbor Springs, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and her sisters Mickey Rhine and Hattie Whitaker both of Harbor Springs. Eris was preceded in death by her husband Darrell in 2009.
A funeral mass will take place on Wednesday March 20th at 11:00 AM at Holy Childhood Church. Fr. Joseph Graff will be the celebrant. Interment will take place in the spring in Holy Childhood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 AM on Wednesday.
Online condolences and shared memories may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.