Suzanne B. Smith


SANDWICH - Suzanne B. Smith, 90, of Sandwich passed away April 3, 2019 at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date in her hometown. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota assisted the family.

Suzanne was born Nov. 5, 1928 in Beverly, Mass. to George and Abbie (Crombie) Bowles.

Survivors include three children, Neil (Sue) Smith, Lori (Dave) Kennel and Cara Smith, and one grandson, Hayden Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Virginia and two brothers, John and David.

Suzanne was raised in Beverly and she maintained a lifelong love of the Cape and the outdoors. She graduated from Beverly High School in 1946 with an interest in drama and glee club. She moved to the Midwest where she graduated from Baptist Missionary Training School with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After an 18-year marriage and three children, Suzanne went back to school and in 1976, earned a Bachelor of Arts in teaching from Aurora College. She continued teaching and eventually moved into the medical transcription field, retiring from Sherman Hospital in Elgin. In her spare time, she enjoyed visiting with family, traveling back to the east coast, and she always had a crossword puzzle at hand.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

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