Age 79, of Charlotte, MI, passed away July 24, 2014. She was born January 6, 1935, in Lansing, to Hugh and Christine Smyth. Malinda worked at her parent’s bar, The Green Parrot, for many years. Then, she worked as a bookkeeper for Ingham County until her retirement. Malinda enjoyed needle work, gardening, her football Sundays followed by Euchre with her family, her dogs, NASCAR and going to the casino.
Surviving are: 5 children, Michael Welford, Noel Welford (Marlene Mountjoy), Cheryl Resseguie (Kevin Dawson), Lynette Welford (Mark Keller), and Robert (Christy) Haindel; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Dee) Smyth; and lifelong friend, Barb DeLong. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Haindel and 2 brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until service time on Monday. A celebration of her life will follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Malinda Haindel.