In Memory of



Obituary for Shirley Smith

Shirley Leone Smith, age 83 of Middleville, passed away on January 11, 2023. Shirley was born on November 15, 1939 in Reed City to Walter and Lucille (Johnson) Oberg. She worked for the State of Michigan for over 30 years. Her faith was very important to her and she was a very active member of Good Shepherd Church. She will be remembered for having a lovely singing voice. She was passionate about the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and proudly served on their Board of Directors. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed travelling to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island with her husband and family. She also loved searching for and collecting Petoskey stones. Shirley loved living on Jordan Lake and water skiing. She had a soft spot for animals, especially her dogs. Most important to Shirley was her family, especially her grandkids, whose events she loved attending. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Christy (Tim) Tape; grandchildren: Darrin (Becca) Tape, Nick (Alyssa) Tape; great grandchildren: Maddox Greenfield, Kash Tape, Jordan Tape, Easton Tape; siblings: Carl Oberg, Sandy (Richard) Montri, Shari (Dan) Wessels; and several nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Smith; children: Paula Smith, Garrick Smith; grandson, Bradley Scott Tape and brother, Ted Oberg. A memorial service for Shirley will take place in the summer. Memorial contributions may be made to MADD or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Shirley’s family.