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Smith, Sylvia "Jeanne" J. -

Sylvia "Jeanne" J. Smith

Otsego - Jeanne 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.
Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078