Stanton, MI (formerly of Lansing)
Born March 29, 1939 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, daughter of the late Irving and Marguerite (Geisenhaver) Davenport, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the age of 84.
Surviving are her three children, Kathy (Rod) Sanville, Jennifer (Greg Ochinero) Smith, and Darryl Earley; 7 grandchildren, Lindsey (Chris) Smith, Olivia (Landon) Winowiecki, Ryan (Amanda) Sanville, Morgan (Matt) Noel, Trevor Earley, Meghan Smith, and Sophie Smith; 8 great-grandchildren, Isabelle Earley, Stella Winowiecki, Viviana Winowiecki, Celeste Winowiecki, Liana Sanville, Ronnie Sanville, Jack Sanville, and Cameron Noel; companion, Bill Daly along with many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Earley; grandson, Tyler Earley; brother, Thomas Davenport; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Marvel Earley, and sister-in-law, Janet (Harold) James.
Lorraine was a graduate of Lansing Sexton High School and had worked as an administrative assistant at the Michigan Retail Hardware Association. She loved her life at the lake in Stanton as well as any time she was able to spend with family and friends at various social events and outdoor festivities. She and the family spent summer vacations at both Torch Lake and Derby Lake. Lorraine and her husband also enjoyed wintering at Serendipity Park in Clearwater, Florida, and in later years with her companion, Bill Daly. She was an avid MSU fan and Detroit Tigers fan, enjoyed games, playing cards, Dominos, and shuffle boarding. Lorraine was a lady with style and class. She will be deeply missed.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. To view a livestream of the service click this link: Livestream
Lorraine battled Parkinson’s Disease for the last 19 years of her life. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s or any Parkinson’s organization of the donor’s choice.