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Marsha Louise Jaseph

September 24, 1947 ~ May 20, 2021 (age 73)


Marsha Louise Jaseph, age 73, of Edwardsburg, died peacefully Thursday, May 20, 2021 in the comfort of her family’s presence.

Her life began September 24, 1947 in Dowagiac, Michigan one of seven children born to Charles and Martha Smith.  She married Wayne Eugene Jaseph October 6, 1964.  After fifteen years of marriage he preceded her in death in 1980.

Marsha was very involved with her family and cherish every opportunity she had to spend with them.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was the cook of the family and her family will greatly miss her family gatherings.  There were fights over her deviled eggs and beans.  Marsha enjoyed gardening and watching birds.  She was a bus driver for over thirty years in Dowagiac, Cassopolis, and Edwardsburg.  She was her daughter’s number one fan as a Staff Sergeant in the Army.   

Marsha will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by two daughters, Denise Smith of Dowagiac, Sheryl Salguero of Edwardsburg; one son, Kevin Jaseph of Cassopolis; one daughter in law, Heather Bush of Cassopolis; seven grandchildren, Douglas Kaphaen, Tarah Salguero, Kasey Smith, Keegan Bush, Amber Salguero, Cameron Salguero, Riley Bush; one great granddaughter, Saige Marie; one sister, Sharon Coffey of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Harland “Buddy” Smith of Elkhart, Indiana.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kent Jaseph; three sisters, Shirley Swain, Margaret Ann Smith, Mary Fish; and one brother John Fish.

The family will observe a private remembrance.

Mrs. Jaseph will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Poe Cemetery in Jones, Michigan.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Marsha be made to the family in care of Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis, Michigan, 49031.

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