The loss of a loved one can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress and anxiety and grief that makes events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Smith Family Funeral Homes will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect. Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Smith Family Funeral Homes provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.

Our honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need. Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.


We have added new features for your web experience with us. They include:

• Ordering flowers directly from our site
• Enhanced obituaries with a guest book
• Automatic email subscription when new notices are posted
• New ways to send condolences such as food gifts and sympathy cards

Please browse our website to learn more about our services and facilities.


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Ina business where things seemingly stay the same; a change has taken place, a change that will raise the bar on the levelof service a family can experience.

SmithFamily Funeral Homes is proud to announce the joining of two long time familyowned funeral homes. On March 17, 2016 Sam and Carol Smith, owners of SmithFamily Funeral Homes, along with their daughter Hannah (Smith) Schmidt acquiredOsgood Funeral Homes. This addition to Smith Family Funeral Homes will continueto serve our families in Elsie, St. Johns, Ithaca,St. Louisand now Ovid, Fowler and Maple Rapids with the same dignity and compassion thatyou have learned to expect from us.

Ittakes many years to build a reputation and to gain the trust of acommunity.  In 1899 W.R. Osgood and hisson, Glenn Osgood bought S.H. Inghram & Son Funeral Home.   Since that time other family members havecontinued their family business.  SamSmith and the staff of Smith Family Funeral Homes will carry on in that tradition,bringing with them over 30 years of experience. They have proudly served St. Johns and the surrounding communities withthe philosophy of “Our Family Serving Yours”. They would also like to take this opportunity to thank the communitiesthat they have been honored to serve.

Allpre-arranged funeral agreements with Osgood Funeral Homes will be honoredwithout interruption.  As will allpre-arranged agreements with Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Johns Chapel.  We will still continue to provide dignified& personal service, personalized register books, service folders withphotos, Memorial DVDs, personalized vault covers, just to name a few areas thatsets us apart.  We will also notifySocial Security, insurance companies and set up all aspects of a Veteran’sservice.

Tobetter serve you there will be minimal staffing changes and our phone numbersand website addresses will not change. Any questions or concerns that you may have can be directed to any ofour chapels and we will gladly sit down and discuss them with you.





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221 E. Main Street
| Elsie, MI 48831
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Tel: 1-989-862-4311
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104 East Cass Street
| St. Johns, MI 48879
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Tel: 989-224-2365
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117 North East Street
| St. Louis, MI 48880
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Tel: 1-989-681-2181
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1333 East Center Street
| Ithaca, MI 48847
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Tel: 1-989-875-3511
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232 E. Oak Street
| Ovid, MI 48866
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Tel: 989-834-2233
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11112 W. Ionia Street
| Fowler, MI 48835
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Tel: 989-224-2365

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.

pre-arrangements
Pre-Planning

Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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