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Marie Plaza, died March 31, 2014 at the age of 92. She was born in Chicago, IL, on August 13, 1921, the daughter of John and Mary (Charnota) Spess and lived most of her life in the St. Johns area. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Sylvia Guild, and served as a Clinton Memorial Hospital volunteer in the gift shop and as a puppet lady. Marie married Stanley Plaza in Bannister on October 5, 1940 and he preceded her in death April 18, 1997. She loved playing cards at the Coming Home Senior Center and also loved her dogs, especially Dutchess and Stella. She spent retirement years in Harrison, MI and Zephyrhills, FL., prior to returning to Michigan. Marie is survived by her daughter Jerry Ann Beaufore of St. Johns and special friend, Paul Shauger of Sanford, two granddaughters, Nicole (Ho Ba) Le of Leland, IL, and Andrea Lynne Beaufore of Ypsilanti, two great granddaughters, Jessica (Dave) Worby and Ginni Rae Brzak, two great grandsons, Dillon Thomas Day and Casey Patrick Day, great great granddaughters, Lily Skye Worby and Jordan Paige Worby, and great great grandson, Henry Arnold Lewis Worby. In addition to her husband, Marie was preceded in death by son in law, Lynne Beaufore, brother, Steve Spess, sister, Ann Brown, two half-brothers, Frederick Koshko and John Koshko, Jr., and four half-sisters, Elaine and Rose Koshko and two infant sisters.
Funeral Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns, burial at Mt. Rest Cemetery with Fr. Michael Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. on Thursday. Memorials may be made to Coming Home Senior Center or St. Joseph Church. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.
OSGOOD FUNERAL HOME
104 E CASS
Saint Johns, MI 48879-1833
Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 6, 2014