Susan Louise Smethurst, age 73, loving wife, mother, sister, “Nana”, and friend, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, from acute myeloid leukemia.

She was born November 9, 1947, in Trenton, MI to Harvey “Bill” and Marge Morrison.

Susan was raised and attended school in Hillman, MI.

On September 1, 1968, she married David Robert Smethurst.  They raised two children, Brooke and Ross.  Susan dedicated her life to her family and the communities of Hillman and Gaylord, MI.

She had a passion for sea glass, rock hunting, quilting, bird watching, loose leaf tea, Jamaican Me Crazy wine coolers, gardening, reading, traveling, and researching her family ancestry.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Smethurst; her daughter, Brooke (John) Stahle; her son, Ross Smethurst; grandchildren, Andrew and Austin Stahle; and siblings, Dave Morrison, Rhonda (Jim) Brown, Doug Morrison, and Beth Morrison (Charles Gutierrez); and several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Marge Morrison; her nephew, Neil Morrison; and her in-laws, George and Jean Smethurst.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego County Library through the Otsego Community Foundation, P.O. Box 344, Gaylord, MI, 49734, or the Pigeon River Country Association, P.O. Box 122, Gaylord, MI, 49734.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

Visitation and Service

First United Methodist Church

215 S. Center Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735