Yvonne (Sova-Smith) Armstrong, age 77 of Mendon, died Sunday July 18, 2010 following a long illness. She was born in Detroit on Sep. 28, 1932 the daughter of Oliver and Irene (LaPrairie) Sova and attended Detroit area schools. She was married to Joseph J. Smith in Detroit and they were later divorced. Yvonne worked as an LPN at a pediatrician’s office in Detroit. She was also a homemaker, and was a real estate broker in the Port Austin-Caseville area. She has been a resident of Mendon since 1994, where she attended St. Edward Catholic Church. In her spare time, Yvonne learned sign-language, enjoyed oil painting, baking for family and friends, and working in her rose garden.
Yvonne is survived by a son and daughter in law, Joseph & Gail Smith of Three Rivers; a daughter, Ardean Boyer of Lexington, MI; 3 grandchildren, Joseph A. Smith, Miranda Smith, and Dane Boyer; a brother, John Sova; and a sister, Susan Bradd. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands, Elmer Indo and Robert Armstrong; 2 daughters, Jennifer Smith and Michelle Smith; and by a brother, Roland Sova.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 24, 2010 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon with Rev. James Vinh Le officiating. An interment of ashes will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. An online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com