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Irene Mary (Crosson) Boitel

June 24, 1937 ~ May 17, 2019 (age 81)

Irene Mary Boitel, 81, of Hillman passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Irene Mary Crosson was born on June 24, 1937 in Pontiac to the late David and Amanda (Siewert) Crosson.  In 1953, she married Raymond Smith.  He passed away May 15, 1977 and on May 12, 1979 she married Elmer Boitel.  He also preceded her in death on January 15, 2013.  Irene was a member of the Pleasant Valley Free Methodist Church, lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed her Friday Sewing Club.

Surviving are 5 children, Raymond Smith, Cecil and Tamyra Jo Smith, Gary and Ruby Smith, Mary and Clyde Bandy, David and Tina Smith; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; sister, Carol Henderson; brother-in-law, James Ingram; and Elmer’s family.

Mrs. Boitel was preceded in death by son, Terry Smith; 5 siblings, William, Ruth, Thelma, David and Donna.

Memorial visitation will take place at the Pleasant Valley Free Methodist Church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mark Ryan officiating.  Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home in Hillman.

Memorials: Pleasant Valley Free Methodist Church

Donations may be made to:

Pleasant Valley Free Methodist Church
19109 Pleasant Valley Road, Hillman MI 49746