In Memory

Martha Smith (Whipple)

WHIPPLE, Martha (Smith), Ph.D - Of East Lansing. Born in Flint, Michigan July 29, 1950, Martha S. Whipple died February 4, 2009, at the age of 58. She was a resident of East Lansing for over 20 years and served her community as a psychologist. She sat on the Michigan State Board of Psychology, and trained at the Masters and Johnson Clinic in St. Louis, MO. She was also a professor at Michigan State University School of Medicine, and the University of Michigan, College of Nursing. She volunteered for hospice in her spare time. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Lydia Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Andrew) Matricaria; granddaughter, Elizabeth; 8 siblings, Kathleen (Merle) Birchmeier, JoAnn Smith, Frances Smith, Thomas (Beth) Smith, John (Sheila) Smith, Anna (Michael) Quarress, Rebecca (Curt) Cross, Jeffrey (Peggi) Smith; and 15 nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Student Parish, 327 MAC Blvd., East Lansing, with the Rev. Jake Foglio officiating. The committal will take place at 2:00 p.m. in St. Robert's Catholic Cemetery, Flushing, Michigan. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI. The rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, 310 N. Main St., Suite 100, Chelsea, Michigan, 48118 in memory of Martha.


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02/16/09 09:08 PM #1    

Barbara Wolfe

Some classmates have responded to the email about Marti Smith and I'd like to share:
Marty was such a cool person- her smile in the picture says it all. I can still hear her giggle that said she was up to something...
Dan Lisuk
I'm sorry to hear about Marti; she is much too young to leave us.
Mike Eddington
I am deeply saddened about our good friend Marty. I know she had a tough time at the end, god bless her.
John Toles
It is so sad to hear about the death of Marti. She was always so happy and full of life. I remember her laugh most of all.
Kay Hammond Linz

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