Maria Josephine Lanning - age 81, of Fenton, died Sunday, June 16, 2019. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 6481 Faussett Rd, Howell with Fr. David Harvey celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2 PM - 8 PM Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton where a rosary will be prayed at 7 PM. Visitation will also be held from 10 AM - 11 AM Friday at the church. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. John Educational Foundation. Maria was born July 25, 1937 in Poteet, TX, the daughter of Vincent and Josephine (Espinosa) Huizar. She was a 1956 graduate of Vassar High School. Maria retired as a bookkeeper at Bazley's Market in 1994 after 18 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Fenton. Maria was a regular at Loose Senior Center and never missed the Senior trips. She enjoyed Tiger's baseball, golfing, bowling, playing cards and going to the casino. Surviving are: three daughters, Mary (Clayton) McCauley of St. Clair Shores, Jacqueline Zaiser of Grand Blanc, and Christina (Christopher) Neuville of Linden; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 siblings, Christopher (Alice) Huizar, Rose Huizar, Joan Barravino, Jerry (Elizabeth) Huizar, Gary (Bonnie) Huizar, Dora (Steve) Fobear, Vincent (Candy) Huizar, Pete (Judy) Huizar, David Huizar, Beverly Huizar, Marcos Huizar, and Linda Huizar; brother-in-law, Adam Salinas; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by three husbands, John Jelsch on October 21, 1994, Theodore Hibbard on May 5, 2006 and Gerald Lanning on February 20, 2017; daughter, JoAnne Lamb; and two sisters, Anita "Ann" Wise and Delores Salinas. Tributes may be shared at

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