PORT HURON (AP) – The remains of a 79-year-old homeless woman killed in a hit-and-crash in September have been buried beside her mother in Port Huron.
Eleanor Denise Smith was buried Wednesday at a cemetery in the city, the Times Herald of Port Huron reported.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Fighting for Inclusion, Detroit's Place in Civil Rights History
Smith died at a hospital. She had identification in her belongings, but without confirmation from a family member, investigators couldn’t positively identify her. A chest X-ray from San Francisco that belonged to Smith was found in late November, and there was a positive identification.READ MORE: Karen Carter, and Others Metro Detroiters Chipped In To Help Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Radiothon
Smith’s remains were given to a Mount Clemens funeral home in January and cremated. A fundraising campaign was launched in February to bury her with her mother.
Michael Kolb, a funeral director who launched the campaign, said a total of $2,880 was raised.MORE NEWS: Granholm Confirmed By Senate To Be Next Energy Secretary
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