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Mary Ann Conklin

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Mary Ann (Creitz) Conklin, 70, Byron Center, Mich., went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, Thursday, June 27, 2013. 
Mary Ann was a music teacher for 30 years for the Godwin Heights, Grand Rapids, and East Grand Rapids public schools. She followed in her father’s footsteps by living a life dedicated to her love of family, teaching and music.
She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel David Conklin II; grandchildren, Rylan Edward and Laine Rylee Conklin; her parents, Dale P. and Opal M. Creitz; and stepmother, Virginia Sleeper-Creitz. 
Surviving is her husband of 40 years, Daniel David; her children, Heather Barton, Jason (Angie) Conklin, Mulonge (Jessica) Kalumbula, Chad (Dana) Conklin, and Teri Conklin; grandchildren, Paige, Meghan, Samuel, Daniel David III, Cody, Noah, Mason, Carson, Treyven, Jana, Sienna, and Kalani; brother, Daniel E. (Jeannene) Creitz; brother-in-law, Dr. Andrew (Judith) Meholic; many nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grandville Bible Church, 4122 44th St. SW, the Rev. Tom Couch officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers gifts to www.giftoflifemichigan.org. The family will greet visitors Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Stroo Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, Mi., www.stroofuneralhome.com.

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