Loretta Marvin

Loretta Irene Marvin (Smale), 86 of Petoskey passed away Dec. 24, 2010 surrounded by family, after a long happy life.

She will be missed by her beloved husband of 69 years, Dudley Eugene Marvin, sons Larry (Susan), Dudley W. (Darlene), and daughter Lorie Marvin-Price (Wm M.) of Petoskey, and daughter Marlene Geml (James) of New Baltimore. Loretta had 5 brothers and is survived by Warren Smale (Clara) and George Smale (Diane) of Grosse Pointe Farms. Loretta was proud of and loved by her 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Born July 14, 1924 and a long time resident of Grosse Pointe and Romeo, Loretta and Dudley moved to Petoskey in 2007. She was an avid doll collector, made ceramic dolls, repaired, sewed and crocheted outfits for them, often for her daughters and granddaughters. She collected dolls from all over the world, and her collection brought enjoyment to many.

Loretta will be remembered as “Miss Kitty” having a strong will to bounce back to claim the proverbial nine lives. She was a caring, supportive wife and mother and grandmother, with a quick wit and loving nature.

Funeral services for Loretta will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday Dec. 30 at Stone Funeral Home. Larry Funk will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM till the time of services.

Charitable donations in memory of Loretta may be directed to Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation.

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