Clara "Joan" Smith Lansing Clara "Joan" (Walker) Smith, 87 years old, passed away November 3rd, 2013. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on June 2, 1926, the daughter of Lawrence and Blanche Lucille (Van Ostran) Walker. Joan really enjoyed playing softball, volleyball, dancing, knitting, and playing card games. She obtained a 2 year business degree at MSU, and was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts where she was an office manager and retired after 19 years of service. Joan was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, loyal order of the Moose, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Joan was preceded in death by son Clair Eric Smith, and granddaughter Sarah E. Smith. She is survived by her loving husband Ken of 65 years, four children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild. The funeral will be at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Lansing Chapel; 900 E. Michigan Ave. at 12p.m. Wednesday November 6th, 2013, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Deepdale Cemetery, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
memorial and honor program; PO Box 13067 Alexandria, VA 22312. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 5, 2013