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Iris L. (Bancroft) Smith

February 4, 1938 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 80)

Iris L. Smith, 80 of rural St. Johns passed away surrounded by her family at Sparrow Hospital on May 18, 2018.  Iris was born on February 4, 1938 in St. Johns, MI; the daughter of R. G. and Marion (Brooks) Bancroft.  She graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in 1956 and on June 17, 1956 she married Roger K. Smith in Shepardsville.  She loved her family, her Lord, her Duplain Church of Christ fellowship, sewing, playing guitar, and served as a Hospice volunteer for several years.  

Iris is survived by her husband, Roger;

Children, Mark (Janet) Smith of Cleveland, OH, Matt (Lori) Smith of Ovid, Chris (Lynette) Smith of St. Johns and June Smith of St. Johns;

Grandchildren, Sarah Perz (Kenny), Maryah Chunko (Jeramy), Eric Smith, Joshua Kendall (Melody), Rolo Kendall (Michael Hall), Casey Smith, Adam Smith, Travis Smith and Sheena Daly (Michael); and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Joe Bancroft.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Monday, May 21, 2018, 4-7 P.M. and funeral services will be held at Duplain Church of Christ at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 with Chuck Emmert officiating.  Memorials may be given to Rock Lake Christian Assembly, 7389 E. Vestaburg Rd., Vestaburg, MI; or to Clinton County Hospice.

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