Eris Smith, 87, of Harbor Springs, passed away March 15, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan.
Eris was born July 21, 1925, in Harbor Springs, to Edward and Nettie (Ward) O'Connor. She grew up in Harbor Springs where she attended school, graduating in 1943. She then attended Northern Michigan University for several years.
Eris was very devoted to her family especially when it came to caring for their son, Dean.
She was also an active member of Holy Childhood of Jesus Church and the Smith-Hoover Post of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Eris is survived by her children, Darrell Dean Jr. of Harbor Springs, Holly Ann (Paul) Stoll of Manistique, Mary Sue (Marty) Adelphia of Woodstock, Ill., Patricia Lane Fairbairn of Harbor Springs, David Eugene (Lynda) Smith of Boca Grande, Fla., John Patrick (Pauline) Smith of Harbor Springs; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Mickey Rhine and Hattie Whitaker, both of Harbor Springs. Eris was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell, in 2009.
A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at Holy Childhood Church. The Rev. Joseph Graff will be the celebrant. Interment will take place in the spring in Holy Childhood Cemetery. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Arrangements are being made through Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.
Online condolences and shared memories may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.