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Sylvia Jeanne Smith

Sylvia Jeanne Smith formerly of Comstock, passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Kauhale in Otsego.

She was born April 3, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Clayton and Audrey (Wilson) Wheeler. Jeanne earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and worked in Human Resources for many different companies over the years. In her free time she enjoyed reading, traveling, watching movies and staying busy. She loved her dogs and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her sons, David (Heidi) Smith of Otsego and their son, Tanner and Ron Smith of Portage and his children, Christopher, Stephen and Megan; great-grandchildren, Parker and Sophia; sister, Carol (Glenn) Patterson of Cincinnati along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ray Wheeler.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Jeanne may be made to the

Alzheimer’s Association


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Heather Adrianson

January 9, 2023 at 11:13 am

Rest easy sweet lady. Thank you for your love and kindness and letting me help care for you. I love you.


Diane Connor

January 9, 2023 at 3:35 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends hugs to you all

Jeanee was the sweetest lady very well loved and very missed


Amber Pathic

January 9, 2023 at 7:12 pm

I am so glad I got to take care of you for the last two years your smile could light up the world I’m gonna miss you



January 10, 2023 at 10:57 am

Hey Ronnie and David this is Aunt Carol my heart aches for you both. I am here for you when you need me I love you as my own. Love and prayers. Aunt Carol


Lisa Franklin

January 10, 2023 at 2:37 pm

Ms. Jeannie… you’ll be missed! I am grateful to have known you and I’m glad you’re now pain free and resting. We miss you each day you’re not here with us. But we know you’re in a better place. My condolences to the family.



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