Edith Mae McNutt

OKEMOS, Mich. – Edith Mae McNutt, 92, of the Ingham Regional Medical Care Facility in Okemos (formerly of Perkins), passed away Friday evening, Nov. 1, 2013, in Okemos.

Edith was born May 13, 1921, in Adair, Mich., the daughter of Clarence and Emma (Milton) Harms. She was raised in Riley Center, Mich., where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Phillip McNutt on May 7, 1938, and they made their home in Riley Center. In 1957 they moved to Perkins where they raised their children.

Edith was a homemaker with a passion for garage sales and collecting antiques. She loved sewing, making crafts and tending to her yard and garden. She served on the Perkins School Board and PTA for several years. She was a volunteer for the community Green Thumb Program. Edith was a member of the Perkins American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include: five sons, Carl McNutt of Howell, Mich., Herb (Patricia) McNutt of Perkins, Mich., Paul (Kellie) McNutt of Hartland, Mich., Robert (Louise) McNutt of Perkins, Mich., and Thomas McNutt of Perkins, Mich.; three daughters, Gloria Robbins of Mason, Mich., Loretta (Kenneth) Robbins of Mason, Mich., and Roxanne (Michael) Fournier of Mason, Mich.; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, her husband of 40 years, Phillip on Sept. 6, 1978, and her sister, Ellen Walker, preceded Edith in death.

Edith’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Edith M. McNutt will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Brad Cochrane of the Bark River Bible Chapel officiating. Burial will follow in the Perkins Cemetery in Perkins. Luncheon will follow at the Perkins Lions Club.