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Minerva T. (Brady) ExelbyMay 6, 1916 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 101)
Minerva T. Exelby age 101 of St. Johns, MI passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, under the loving care of the Flower House and Grace Hospice in Nashville, MI.
A Memorial Service will be held at Eureka Christian Church Eureka, MI on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., with Rev. Keith Whipple officiating. Burial will take place at Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.
Minerva was born in Britton, MI on May 6, 1916, the daughter of Ferris and Martha (Rendel) Brady. She graduated from Britton High School with the class of 1934. On December 31, 1934 Minerva married Robert T. Exelby in LaGrange, IN.
Minerva was a very happy contented person. Her faith in God was the center of her life. Minerva said that she never worried about things because "Bob worried for the both of us!" She loved to read, crochet and do crossword puzzles. Minerva had a great sense of humor and was very sharp until the very end.
Minerva is survived by 2 sons; Wesley Exelby of Saline, MI, and Paul and Robin Exelby of Nashville, MI, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, daughter-in-law Rosemarie Exelby and her brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eureka Christian Church 2619 Maple Rapids Road, Eureka, MI. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.