Jane Alice "Janie" Latham, 55

Jane Alice "Janie" Latham, 55, of Eaton Rapids passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit.
A memorial service will be at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Mich., on Thursday, May 12, at 12 p.m. with Mr. Henry Kubin Sr. officiating. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until the time of service. A private family burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis, Mich.
Jane was born in Alma on June 16, 1960, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Foley) Billig. She resided most of her life in Eaton Rapids.  
Jane married Ray Latham on Dec. 7, 1985, in Holland. Caring for her family was the most important part of Jane's life. She loved to garden and care for her pets.
Jane was an accomplished florist and musician. She was described as a kind and gentle soul and often said "you should never judge an individual by a single act."
She is survived by her husband Ray Latham of Eaton Rapids, sons, Daniel and Kristina Latham of Holt and Joe Latham of Eaton Rapids; sisters, Peggy Billig and Gary Tuma of Lansing, Winnie and George Kubin of St. Louis, Mich., and Linda and Jeff Allen of Midland brothers Patrick Billig of White Cloud; Joe and Donna Billig of Mason, and Jim and Julie Billig of Windermere, Fla.; father and mother-in-law, Ron and Ella Welling-ton of Grand Junction; brothers-in-law, Robert Latham of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Larry and Sue Latham of Lowell; sisters-in-law, Deb  Wellington of Houston, Texas and Lynda and Danny Stejskal of South Haven.  Jane is also survived by many nieces and nephews with her son, Dan and Kristina expecting her first grandchild in the fall.
Arrangements are being provided by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Mich.
Condolences can be made by visiting www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.



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