♫ Jean E. Smith

3 August, 19337 September, 2021

Jean Elizabeth Smith (nee Schmall), age 88, of Westland, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Robert S. (Brenda), Donna (Michael) McDowell, and Tina Creguer, (Andy Greenwell). Cherished grandmother of Stephanie Smith, Rebecca Georgis, Daniel McDowell, Jennifer DeLuca, David McDowell, Nicole Creguer, and Christopher Creguer and great grandmother of Eleanor Smith, Zaiah McDowell, Arlie McDowell, George DeLuca, Theoni Georgis, Julia DeLuca, and John Robert Georgis.

Visitation will take place Friday, September 10, 2021 beginning at 10:30am with a Funeral Service at 12:30pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Wayne. The Funeral Service will be available to stream on the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Wayne Facebook page.

Memorial contributions in honor of Jean are appreciated to the Merriman Road Baptist Church, 2055 Merriman Rd, Garden City, MI 48135.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Smith family.


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♫ Jean E. Smith

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Cindy Jovanoski

16 September 2021

Jean was a very sweet lady. She was part of our bible study classes on Thursday nights with Dave Oswalt. I was saddened to hear of her passing. May Jean rest in peace.

Phil Spada

11 September 2021

Don and Jean were my/our Best Man and Brides Maid October 19,1957. Many great memories .

Martin Wilder

10 September 2021

Jean and Don to me will always be remembered by me for how pleasant and positive they were every time I visited or talked with them. I had a great love and respect for them.


9 September 2021

Jean had such a wonderful sense of humor and was a very good friend!

Dan & Irene Eddy

9 September 2021

Irene and I were very saddened to hear of Jean’s passing. Jean and Don had a profound impact on my life, back in the sixties, when they were youth directors at Westland Free Methodist Church. In recent years, Irene and I always enjoyed meeting up with Don and Jean and reminiscing old times when we were visiting from Florida. I’m sure Don and Jean are rejoicing together in heaven. I pray the family and friends of Jean will find comfort during this difficult time.

Kara Otto

8 September 2021

Jean was “super duper”!! Will miss her sunshine personality at Village of Westland. Thank you Jean for shining so brightly. We will miss her so much.

Debi Buchholz

8 September 2021

Don and Jean were such sweet encouragement to our family during our time serving at Merriman Road Baptist Church. Don would often call me over to the chair he was sitting in waiting to go into the sanctuary for church. He would shake my hand and slip me money for our gas tank. He would also say " Now I do not want a thank you note!" Oh how he loved his Jean!! Mrs Jean, such a sweet lady!! When GOD called Don home to Heaven Jean wanted to encourage the widowed ladies at church with time together, calling them the Merry Widows!! She would often send my family one of her hand made notes! Even when GOD moved our family to Hawaii Island to work for HIS Kingdom, One of Mrs. Jeans notes made its way over the ocean. She will be greatly missed here, But now she with Don get to enjoy their Jesus together!!

Karen Ziginow

8 September 2021

Jean was such a loving and caring person, you always felt happier after talking to her. She always made cards for the servers and cooks saying how much she appreciated their hard work, they always made everyone feel better about the job they were doing. I'm going to miss those beautiful cards and her.

Amber Tomkinson

8 September 2021

There are a few people in this world who has made such a positive impact on my life. This wonderful lady was one of them. She was the kind of woman if you were having a bad day, just a few minutes of talking to her you instantly felt better. She loved sharing stories of her family and her husband and always wanted to hear yours too. She was kind and crafty. If you were ever fortunate enough to get one of her handmade cards, you were definitely a lucky one. She will be missed my many, me included but I am just truly thankful to have called her my friend. Rest In Peace my friend. Keep an eye on us from up there.

Randy Stein

8 September 2021

I was really lucky growing up, I had three women that influenced my life in three distinctly different ways, my Grandma, my Ma and my Aunt Jean who was truly a second mom to me. Thank you Aunt Jean and Uncle Don. I really loved you both💙💔

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