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Jean  M. (Smith) Sackrider

Jean M. (Smith) Sackrider
  • April 27, 1925 - February 2, 2022
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Convis Union United Methodist Church
    18990 12 Mile Road
    Battle Creek, MI 49014

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“I was so saddened to have just learned of Jean's passing. She had become so precious to me and John since our trips to Michigan. We exchanged letters...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Katherine Cronkhite Freeman - TN

“I worked with Jean for many years at Michigan National Bank. Enjoyed her so much. She attended our annual MNB luncheon most years and always enjoyed...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ann McKinstry - Richland, MI

“We are saddened by Jean's passing. Jean was a good friend of my mother and would write her a letter every week even though my mother wasn't able to...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Charlotte Whitney - Tempe, AZ

“sorry to hear of your lost reading of your families lost brought back alot of great memories growing up DENNY ROCCO ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: dennis ROCCO - Homer, MI

“So, so many years have passed but I will always remember the very kind and loving Sackrider family. Suzie was my dearest friend. When she passed part...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mona Stanley - Battle Creek, MI

“Jean and Frank were two of the first people I got to know when I became their pastor at Convis Union UMC. Jean's generous and giving heart readily...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Rev. Linda Stoddard - MI - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear about Jean's passing! She was such a wonderful, caring person. We have known her for many years as a friend, neighbor and...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn and Sandra Smith - MI

“Jean was a long time friend of my mother, over the many years of their friendship I got to know Jean, she was a very special lady and friend, she was...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry Hendrickson - Kalamazoo, MI

“Such a sweet loving lady I only got to know for 7 yrs. Always a kind and Special spirited soul. Started sending me her letters a few years ago. Never...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kassie Simpson - Jackson, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Jean was a most loving cousin who showed love to all she met. Her hands were always busy sharing her talents. " Norm...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Norm/Virginia(Genie) Smith

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Jean M. (Smith) Sackrider, 96, of Battle Creek died on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Bronson Battle Creek, due to COVID-19.

Jean was born April 27, 1925 in Jackson, Michigan to Leland and Mildred (Latson) Smith. She grew up in Jackson and was a 1943 graduate of East Jackson High School. Jean was employed as a bookkeeper and an accountant and retired from Michigan National Bank after 27 ½ years.

Jean M. Smith was united in marriage to Frank C. Sackrider on August 19, 1944 in Angola, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank on April 21, 1997. Surviving are two sons, Bill (Sue) Sackrider of Lindale, TX, Mark (Cheryl) Sackrider of Battle Creek; six grandchildren, Susan (Chris) Bacchus, Kim Sackrider, Sarah (Dujuan) Wiley, Jennifer (Mike) Rendine, Nicole Jean Sackrider, Matthew (Christi) Sackrider; eight great-grandchildren, Josef, Alex, Isaac, Mena, Moses, Lucas, Jade, Andrew; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to her husband, Jean was also preceded in death by her daughter, Suzanne Sackrider in 1963; her parents and a brother, Gerald Smith in 2004.

Jean was a member of Convis Union United Methodist Church since 1955, where she was active in United Methodist Women and Esther Evening Circle. She belonged to Church Women for many years and attended Bible Study at Battle Creek Bible Church. Jean loved writing notes to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her friends. For many years she knitted baby outfits for Charitable Union and made countless cross stitch door hoops for Emily Andrus. She also had a prayer shawl ministry. Her favorite color was purple. Jean's family was her greatest treasure. She will be remembered as loving mother, caring grandmother, loyal friend, devoted member of her church and lover of all things purple.

Friends will be received 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where a funeral service to celebrate Jean's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2022. An immediate family committal will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, where Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband, Frank.

Memorial contributions may be made to Convis Union United Methodist Church, 18990 12 Mile Road, Battle Creek, MI 49014. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at