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Mary Elizabeth Smock

Battle Creek

Mary Elizabeth (Landstra) Smock, age 51, of Battle Creek, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at home following a long illness.

She was born November 1, 1963, in Kalamazoo, MI, to Larry and Norma Landstra.  She attended St. Philip Elementary and Middle Schools and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1981.  Following graduation, she attended Kellogg Community College and graduated from Wright's Beauty Academy as a licensed cosmetologist.  She was employed for a time at Regis Hair Salon.  She worked as a secretary for the Battle Creek Public Schools for 18 years and for the Calhoun Intermediate School District in their Birth to Age 6 Program where she employed from 2004 until the present. 

Mary was married to Timothy Smock, who survives her.  A previous marriage to Thomas Ellis ended in divorce.  Also surviving are her two children, Corey Ellis (fiancé Ashley Hunn) of Marshall, MI, Samantha Ellis of Battle Creek; step-daughters, Chelsea Smock of Indianapolis and Hannah Smock (fiancé Preston Crafton), of Shelbyville, IN; her mother, Norma Landstra; her brother, Michael Landstra and his children, Kiersten Latowski, Hayden Landstra, and Brodie Landstra.  Her father preceded her in death. 

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place; and there will be no formal services.  A memorial celebration of her life will take place at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the educational fund established for Samantha, in care of Timothy Smock at the United Educational Credit Union.   

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22, 2015
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