Service for Estella Clinansmith, 95, Worked at Hoover, Ann Arbor Library

 06/30/2017 - 01:46

Clinansmith, Estella Mae, on June 26, Estella left us and entered a much better place.

Born Estella Mae Devour on February 2nd 1922, in Terre Haute Indiana, she lost her parents at a young age, moved to Michigan and was taken in by the Bolgos family who gave her employment on their dairy farm in exchange for room and board. There she met Charlie Clinansmith and the two were married in 1940. Estella later worked for Hoover Ballbearing, then as a Library Assistant for the Ann Arbor Public Library. The unassuming woman with the beautiful smile, who always put the needs of others before her own, will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her three children, Judy (Jim) Mullin, Larry Clinansmith and Andy (Robin) Clinansmith and grandchildren, Carrie Harper, Suzanne Nowicki, Alan Clinansmith and Abby Ryan. A memorial service will be held on July 8th at 2:00 pm at the Dexter Church of Christ, 8700 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-8440. To leave a memory, to sign her guestbook, or for more information or directions please visit

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