Obituary: Ann Smith, 61, of Pentwater.

March 1, 2022

Ann Smith

Obituary: Ann Smith, 61, of Pentwater.

Ann Lawson Smith, 61, of Pentwater, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on February 23, 2022, surrounded by family. She was born March 17, 1960, in Sullivan, Indiana, the oldest daughter of William Tilson and Glee Hook Tilson. Ann received her bachelor of science degree from IUPUI in occupational therapy in 1983. She married Kevin Smith on October 11, 1997.

After her retirement from Indiana University in 2019, Ann and her husband Kevin Smith relocated from Bloomington, Indiana to Pentwater, Michigan, where she quickly made dear friends. Ann and Kevin worked to create their dream lake cottage where they cherished sunrises and sunsets over Bass Lake and hosted grandchildren for memorable vacations. A loving mother and grandmother, Ann never missed a chance to celebrate an occasion in her children and grandchildren’s lives.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin Smith, of Pentwater; son Benjamin C. Lawson (wife: Sally Ronald); son Gregory A. Lawson (wife: Emily Lawson); stepdaughter Heather Taylor (husband: Trever); stepson Andrew Smith (wife: Megan); grandchildren Adelyn Taylor, Beatrice Lawson, Jack Lawson, and Cora Lawson; sister Lucy Tilson Boenitz (husband: Tom Boenitz); nephews William Harlan and Sam Harlan; great-nephew Malcolm Harlan and great-niece Melody Harlan.  She was preceded in death by her mother and her father and her niece Emma Harlan.

In lieu of flowers, please send any charitable donation in Ann’s name Spectrum Health Angel Fund.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Family will greet friends starting at noon.

We Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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