Bonita Smith, 81, of Yale, MI died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Bonita Iris Southward was born February 23, 1939 in Sycamore, OH. She was the daughter of the late Paul Southward and the late Marie H. and Woody Huber. She married Regis Ralph Smith on March 26, 1960 in Angola, IN. They celebrated 60 years of marriage together this year.

She is survived by her husband, Regis Smith; two sons, Randal (Susan) Smith of Roseville, MI and Russ (Esther) Smith of Yale, MI; her five grandchildren, Brandon (Danielle) Smith, Jordan (Kayla) Smith, Calvin (Joey) Smith, Kenton Smith and Brieanne (Rob) Wolvin; and nine great-grandchildren, Oliver, Sawyer, Jaelyn, Leah, Keira, Spencer, Milo, Reed and Hannah.

The graveside funeral was held Friday, September 4, 2020 at Elmwood Cemetery in Yale, MI.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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