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Margaret May Seeley
January 10, 1921-April 29, 2012
age 91, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Isabella County
Medical Care Facility. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home (2300 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant) with Pastor Tony Waldrop officiating. Burial will be in Kelly Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service begins
Memorial contributions may be made to Glad Tidings Kitchen Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Margaret was born January 10, 1921, in Gladwin County, daughter of the late Oliver J. and Ethel Violet (Carnahan) Dennings. She graduated from Gladwin High School and married the late Earl D. Seeley on November 6, 1954, at Glad Tidings Church.
She was best known for her cinnamon rolls, pies, potato salad, chop suey and canned pickles. Often she would take over as head-chef for many family and church functions.
In 1969, she and her husband assumed the duties of sexton at Chippewa Township Cemetery and also looked after Chippewa Township Hall. She continued those positions even after Earl's death in 1986, retiring in 2000.
She was a very active member of Glad Tidings Church. She was a member of the Helping Hand Group of Shepherd and the Bethal Aid Group for several years.
Margaret is survived by 2 children, David (Lori) Seeley and Earlene Artecki, both of Shepherd; 7 step-children, Thelma Opdycke of Sturgis, Doris Lytle of White Pigeon, Willard (Joyce) Seeley and Fay (Jerry) McCaul, both of Shepherd, Pauline (Larry) Smith of Mt. Pleasant, and Barbara (Hurshel) Wilder of Sturgis; 33 grandchildren including, Stacey Seeley of California, Rod (Nikki) Seeley of Mt. Pleasant, Alexandria and Kelsey Artecki of Shepherd and Vinny Nalevayko of Florida; 60 great grandchildren including, Natalie Griffin and Alicia, Zack and Owen Seeley; 52 great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Clayton (Vera) Dennings of Gladwin and Orley Dennings of Mt. Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl in 1986; 3 brothers, Cecil, William and Lester Dennings; 3 sisters, Flossie, Lenora and Ruth; son-in-law, Mike Artecki; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Helen and Arlie Kindig, 2 step-sons-in-law, Elmer Lytle and Paul Opdycke; grandson, Tim Berchiatti; great grandson, Benjamin Lytle; 2 sisters-in-law, Viola Robinson and Florence Cavanaugh; and brother-in-law, Henry Seeley.
The family extends a deep appreciation to Isabella County Medical Care Facility, Mt. Pleasant Dialysis Center/DaVita and Woodland Hospice for the exceptional care that Margaret received while in their care. To send a condolence to the family plese visitTo send a condolence to the family please visit
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Published in Morning Star Publishing Company on May 1, 2012
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