Monday, November 1, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/01/10


Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Michael is survived by Sally Anderson, mother, Tanya M. Anderson, wife, Michael and Daniel Anderson, sons, Michelle R. Jackson, daughter (James) and James III, Isaac T., grandchildren. Home Going Service on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007, (213 747-1367).



Arita J. Yeager Good

Arita J. Yeager Good, 84, of Houghton Lake passed away Monday Oct. 25, 2010 at her home with her loving family by her side. 



Baker, Robert

Baker Robert Age 69, of Linden, died October 2, 2010. Funeral Service: 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation 12 p.m. Tuesday until service. Contributions: American Cancer Society.



Barczi, Yolanda I.

Barczi Yolanda I. October 2, 2010, age 90, of Allen Park. Preceded in death by husband, Steve. Loving aunt of Ronald (Arlene) Zecsei. Visitation Monday 12:30 p.m. until time of service 5:00 p.m at John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline, Southgate.



Betty J. (Jones) (Skulstad) Neberman *

83, of Northbrook, Ill., formerly of Battle Creek, died Friday. Services 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church of Battle Creek. Arrangements by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek. 



Betty J. (Skulstad) Neberman *

Betty J. (Skulstad) Neberman Northbrook, IL Betty J. (Skulstad) Neberman, 83, formerly of Battle Creek, MI, died on October 29, 2010. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 2nd at 11:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek, 145 Capital Avenue, NE. Friends will be received today, Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Brenda Gilbert

Monday, November 1, 2010 6:54 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Brenda L. Gilbert

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Bryan C. White

Bryan C. White, 31, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Oct. 27. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements.... 



Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Colleen for 66 years. Loving father of Linda Wall, Alan Bushnell, Ronnie (Andrea) Bushnell and Roger (Robert Moore) Bushnell. Dear brother of Albert Bushnell. Loving grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 5. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (5900 Allen Rd). Funeral Wednesday October 6, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at




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Clarence J. "Jack" Sween

Clarence J. "Jack" Sween Springfield Clarence J. "Jack" Sween, age 81, died Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Battle Creek Health System. Clarence was born on October 9, 1929, in New Rockford, North Dakota. He was a, serving in the U.S., . Jack moved to Battle Creek after his service in the Army in 1949. He married Lillian V. DeMaso who preceded him in death in July of 2006. He retired in 1993 from the Battle Creek Public Schools bus garage. He was a volunteer, for the city of Springfield for 20 years. Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to Jones Lake Campground in Delton and spending time with his friends. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Surviving are children, Bill J. (Pam) Sween of East Leroy, John (Sally) Sween of Mason, Roxann (Naomi) Pierce of Manchester, MI, and Vicki M. Barlond of East Leroy; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; special friends, the Dellinger and Griffin families. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Graveside services with full military honors will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials May be Made to the Pink Ribbon Riders/ Stacy Livingston, Live, Love, Laugh Foundation, 5420 Beckley Rd., Suite 334, Battle Creek, MI 49015.



Clarey, Rita Mae

Clarey Rita Mae July 22, 1926 - October 1, 2010. Rita's spirit has risen to heaven to meet her God, her husband and eldest son who preceded her in death. Soon she will be a part of a very special and long awaited McCrady Reunion with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Her death will bring to close a generation whose memories we will all cherish. Her last days were spent in the peace and comfort of her home in Sparks, Nevada with her daughter Peggy Clarey and son-in-law, Fred Conner. Rita was born at the farm on Pumping Station Road. Fairfield County, Ohio. She grew up in Sugar Grove, Ohio, attended and graduated from Berne Union School in Sugar Grove, Ohio. Rita was the youngest child born to Charles and Rosemary (Shonebarger) McCrady. Rita was married to Wilbert A. Clarey for 56 years before his death in 2006. At that time she moved to Nevada to live with her only daughter. She had four children: Daniel (Linda), Peggy (Fred), Bruce (Alise), and Andrew (Laura). She had six male grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a Nurses Aid at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital for over 20 Years. G.C.O.H. is located less that one block from the family Home on Cardwell Street, Garden City, Michigan. Her interests included playing cards, bingo, casino gambling and creating Jewelry Pictures. With "Web", she became an active and enthusiastic member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, starting in the mid 50's at Johnsons Post #78, on Joy Road in Detroit, Michigan, and ending her service at Battle Born Post #9211 on VFW Historic Lane in Reno, Nevada. She was anointed by Father Norman King from the Immaculate Conception Church. Her remains will be at the Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan. Instead of flowers or gifts, remembrances can be PAID FORWARD.



Darlene Annette Spitzley *

48, of Lansing, Sparrow Hospital nurse, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.



Death notice: Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo

Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo passed away Oct. 17, 2010 in Lansing. 



Death notice: Richard H. Hemenway Sr., 86, of Grand Rapids formerly of Sheridan

Richard H. Hemenway Sr., 86, of Grand Rapids formerly of Sheridan passed away Oct. 17, 2010 in Grand Rapids. 



Donald D. Teets, 81

Monday, November 1, 2010 10:00 AM

On Wednesday Oct. 27, 2010, Donald D. Teets, 81, of Petoskey quietly passed away. 



Dorothy E. Green March 25, 1917-Oct. 30, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010 11:50 AM 

Dorothy E. Green, age 93, of Temperance, MI, died Saturday, October 30, 2010. 



Edith Willette Johnson, 90

Monday, November 1, 2010 9:26 AM 

Edith Willette Johnson, 90, of Charlevoix, died at her home Oct. 29, 2010. Arrangements are pending at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix.



Edna M. Cagle Oct. 31, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010 11:49 AM 

Cagle, Edna M., age 80, of South Rockwood, formerly of Melvindale, died October 31, 2010.



Edward E. Oakes

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Edwin P. Hughes

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Elliott, SR. Gretchen, R.S.M.

Elliott SR. Gretchen, R.S.M. Age 69. October 3, 2010. Survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Welcome Service Tuesday 1 p.m. with visitation until 8:30 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Mercy Center Chapel, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean October 1, 2010. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Warren, Sr. Dear mother of Warren (the late Katie), Catherine, David (Jill), Paul, Michael (Greg), and Steve (Monica). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Sylvia Pitonyak. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Boulevard Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 9 a.m. until Funeral service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at



Frances L. Zygutis

Frances L. Zygutis, 87, of Scottville, died Sunday, Oct. 31. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements.... 



George R. Wetherbee *

George R. Wetherbee Brewton Al George R. Wetherbee, 84, died September 19 2010. Service will be November 2, 2010 at 3:00p.m. at Floral Lawn Memorial Garden in Battle Creek MI.



Gerald W. Jolly Sr.

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Gerald W. Sherman Oct. 18, 1916-Oct. 28, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010 11:51 AM 

Gerald Wilford Sherman, 94, of Monroe died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday at Fountain View of Monroe where he had been the last 10 days.



Glennerose Willoughby *

Glennerose Willoughby Battle Creek Glennerose Willoughby, 81, Died Saturday, October 30, 2010. Arrangements are pending at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. 



Gordon Goldsmith, 53

Monday, November 1, 2010 8:44 AM 

Gordon Goldsmith, 53, of Clarion, died Oct. 28, 2010, at the Bortz Health Care of Petoskey. 



Helen Williamson

• Helen Williamson, 98, of Ludington, died Oct. 28. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Canter is in charge of arrangements....



Hollyer, Lawrence C.

Hollyer Lawrence C. 79, of Farmington, September 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley for 59 years. Dear father of Michael, Linda, Larry, Laura and Gordon. Proud "Papa" of Jason, Jeffrey, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Dear brother of Phyllis, Barbara and Edward. A simple cremation has taken place. No public services are planned. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.



Jaber, Jacob J.

Jaber Jacob J. Age 98 of Southfield. October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (d. 2003). Loving father of Pauline (Jerry Sr.) Wakefield, Frances Kennady, Margaret Jaber, Barbara (Dan) Kuzniar, Judy Williams and the late Garrie Jaber. Cherished grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of ten and great-great-grandfather of one. Dear brother of Josephine Shaw. Funeral Wednesday, October, 6th (time pending) at St. Alexander Catholic Church 27835 Shiawassee (btw. Inkster and Middlebelt) Farmington Hills. Visitation Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m., with an evening Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (just north of Grand River) downtown Farmington 248-474-5200. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice.



James H. Hall Oct. 31, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010 11:49 AM 

James H. Hall, 67, of Ashland, Ohio, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday. Arrangements by Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, Ashland.



James Joseph Seeger Jr., 58

Monday, November 1, 2010 9:26 AM 

James Joseph Seeger Jr., age 58, of Charlevoix died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.



Jason T. Green *

36, of Lansing, Wright Tree Service supervisor, died Wednesday. Services noon Tuesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Johann Banwell Headlee, 85

Monday, November 1, 2010 1:22 PM 

Johann Banwell Headlee, retired award-winning reporter and columnist for the Oakland Press, died Oct. 29, 2010, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, after a brief illness. She was 85. 



John M. Muneio *

84, of St. Louis, retired grocery store owner, died Saturday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at Mount St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Louis. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis Chapel.



John T. Tucker

John T. Tucker Marshall John T. Tucker, age 66, of Marshall died Saturday, October 30, 2010 at his home in the loving care of his family following a long a valiant fight with his illness. John was born on October 4, 1944 in Marshall to John W. and Betty Jean (Thomas) Tucker. He was a life long resident of this area and was a 1963 graduate of Marshall High School. Following his graduation, he began a long career with Post Division General Foods as a Tool and Die Maker. He retired in 2000 after 37 years of service. On August 16, 1969, he married the former Paula Jean Piper at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall. John was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and jet skiing. He also enjoyed his many trips to upper Michigan. He was an avid collector of John Deere Tractors and Deere memorabilia. He is survived by his wife, Paula; son, John (Randi) Tucker of Marshall; daughter, Jenny (Scott) Stone of Marshall; grandchildren, Jordan Stone, Justin Stone and John James "J.J." Tucker; sister, Janette R. (Marcus) Conner of Rogers, AK; brothers, Gerald (Sue Burns) Tucker of Battle Creek, Eugene A. (Carol) Tucker of Marshall, James Tucker of Marshall, Jeff (Sandy) Tucker of Marshall and Joe (Sue) Tucker of Marshall. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, at the funeral home. Memorials are to Gift of Life. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. To leave a personal message and sign the on line guest book, please visit



Jones, Constance Rosemary

Jones Constance Rosemary Was born on August 9, 1974 in Detroit, MI. The daughter of Sheila Jones and Joseph Jones. She was later raised by Johnnie Wilson and Robert Payne. Constance had a love for music and her discount shopping. She is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Connie you will be missed and loved always!! Funeral 11 a.m. at Caver Memorial Funeral Home, 19301 Van Dyke, 313-892-8300.



Joseph F. "Joe" Wright *

Joseph F. "Joe" Wright Augusta Joseph F. "Joe" Wright, 74, died on October 30, 2010. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Augusta Chapel.



Joseph K. Quick *

74, of Laingsburg, retired, employee, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wakins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry. 



Kathryn B. "Kaye" White *

Kathryn B. "Kaye" White Battle Creek Kathryn B. "Kaye" White, 86, died on October 28, 2010. The funeral service will be held today, Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Beloved wife of Robert. Dearest mother of Paul (Joyce) and Andrea McCaffrey. Loving grandmother of four. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Church, (St. Germaine Campus) 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores.



Larry A. Morse, 64

Monday, November 1, 2010 8:45 AM 

Larry A. Morse, 64, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at his home in Petoskey. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Stutsmanville Chapel in Harbor Springs, Mich. Pastor Ed Warner will officiate. The chapel is located at 2988 S. State Road, Harbor Springs.



Leonard Booker

Monday, November 1, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Loretta Bale

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Louis E. Woodruff *

85, of Lansing, retired special education teacher, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Marguerite A. Southwell *

92, of Lansing, died Saturday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Marian Breasbois

Marian Breasbois passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, in Ann Arbor. A full obituary will run in next week's Record & Clarion.



Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Passed Friday, October 1 at the age of 94. Widow of Lawrence H. Martens. Daughters Judy (David) Newsom and Linda (Gary) Cline. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 6. Member of Huron Hunting & Fishing Club, Plum Hollow Golf & Country Club, Richardson Senior Center, Nardineers Seniors, EGA-Indian River and Farmington Hills. Services at Glen Eden Cemetery, 35667 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. viewing 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donate to Old Newsboys Fund, Salvation Army, or Burt Lake Preservation Assoc.



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at



Matthew Gilland

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Mcphee, Charles J.

Mcphee Charles J. Age 70 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Suzanne. Loving father of Craig (Darlene) and Caren (David) Traylor. Very proud grandpa of Lauren, Scott, Steven, and Michael. Dearest son of Anna Simon. Preceded in death by his dear son Shawn. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please visit the online guestbook at



Melvin "Corky" Lee Cameron Jr.

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OBITUARY: William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia

William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia passed away Oct. 30, 2010 in Ionia. 



Obituary James Raymond "Bish" McGinn, age 81, Hubbardston

James Raymond "Bish" McGinn age 81, of Hubbardston, passed away, Thursday, Oct, 21, 2010 at his home with his family by his side.



Obituary Rhonda Sue Myers, 57, Belding

Rhonda Sue Myers, 57, of Belding passed away Thursday evening Oct. 21,2010 at Spectrum Health's Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.



Obituary Richard Howard Hmenway Sr., 86, formerly of Stanton

Richard Howard Hemenway, Sr, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. He formerly lived in Stanton for 35 years. 



Obituary Victor Elwood "Vic" Hawn, 90, Sheridan

Victor Elwood "Vic" Hawn, Age 90 of Sheridan went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.



Obituary: Arlene L. Miller, 94, of Lyons

Arlene L. Miller, 94, of Lyons, passed away Oct. 29, 2010. She was born Jan. 21, 1916 in Orleans, the daughter of Earl and Louisa (Christiasen) Gladding. Arlene married Glenn S. Miller. He preceded her in death in 1985. 



Obituary: Bette Kilmer, 88

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Obituary: Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo

Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo, passed away Oct. 17, 2010. 



Obituary: David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia

David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia, passed away on Oct. 21, 2010. 



Obituary: Donald J. Narragon, 80, of Vestaburg

Donald J. Narragon, 80, of Vestaburg, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. 



Obituary: Dorothy A. Perrien, 74, of Lyons

Dorothy A. Perrien, 74, of Lyons was suddenly taken away from her family Oct. 20, 2010 in Lansing. She was born June 19, 1936 in Bedford, Pa., the daughter of Irene Wertz. 



Obituary: Eloise J. 'Ella' Smith

Monday, November 1, 2010 12:04 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: Judge Ivan " Jud" Gay, 74, of Belding

Judge Ivan " Jud" Gay, 74, of Belding, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2010 at Spectrum Health-Greenville Campus. Jud was born on Aug. 29, 1936 in Reed City the son of Claude A. and Elizabeth Hill Gay.



Obituary: Judith E. Canfield, 65, of Saranac

Judith E. Canfield, 65, of Saranac passed away Oct. 26, 2010 at her home. 



Obituary: June E. Bishop

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Obituary: Kathleen L. "Kitty" Rogers, 89, of Lyons

Kathleen L. "Kitty" Rogers, 89, of Lyons, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.



Obituary: Merl B. Besson, 74, of Orleans

Merl B. Besson, 74, of Orleans passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Oct. 25, 2010.



Obituary: Norman Benson Kimble, 95, of Ionia

Norman Benson Kimble, 95, of Ionia, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.



Obituary: Ovol E. Leonard, 94

Ovol E. Leonard, 94, was born July 10, 1916 in Coe Township, to Cecil and Ruth Culver Leonard. He was a farmer and worked at AOSmith Ionia.



Obituary: Rachel E. Sanders, 93

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Obituary: Robert L. Underhill, 81

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Obituary: Stuart Houghton, 84, of Ionia

Stuart Houghton, 84, of Ionia passed away at his home with his family by his side Oct. 31, 2010 in Ionia. He was born Nov. 14, 1925 in Ionia the son of Lyle and Wilma (Laux) Houghton. 



Obituary; Ray Basil Devers, 55, of Blanchard

Ray Basil Devers, 55, of Blanchard, passed away Oct. 28, 2010. He was born Feb. 19, 1955 in Carson City, the son of Wilford and Addie Marie (Thayer) Devers. 



Orel, Delores

Orel Delores Age 96, October 1, 2010, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Harry Orel, the late Charles Bonham, and the late Raymond Westcott. Loving mother of Janice (the late Dr. Robert) Songe, William Westcott, Sherilyn (Richard) Hernandez, Barbara (Michael) Gillespie and Terry (Janet) Orel. Dear sister of Ernie (Julie) Tharpe. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Trenton, 2610 West Jefferson until time of service 12 noon. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Visit online guestbook at



Pilat, Frank A.

Pilat Frank A. Age 85, October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph, Dianne (Robert, Sr.) Staroscik, and Dennis. Dearest grandpa of Robert, Jr., Raymond (Bonnie), Sandra and Craig. Proud great-grandpa of Emma Madelyn. Brother of Helen Mitchell and is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Winston. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (just south of West Chicago Rd.), Livonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with viewing 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.



Radtke, Robert Paul

Radtke Robert Paul 59, of Bloomfield Hills. A proud family life with Lynn, his wife, and daughters, Sarah and Alyssa. Grew up in Northwest side of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School. The oldest of five children, Rob loved to spend summers up north with family and friends. Summers were spent fishing and roaming the woods and fields of our beautiful state. Rob graduated from Oakland University and then the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. He worked first as an associate of George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology and later practiced privately in Birmingham for 25 years. His ability to reach bodies, hearts and minds was legendary. Rob was gifted at articulating the pilgrimage towards consciousness. Rob was the enthusiastic president of Kirkwood Lake Association for 20 years. Rob loved to fish with his brothers and friends on the beautiful Michigan waterways. All those who knew Rob knew he was the facilitator of fun and joy and true engagement in life. Survived by beloved wife Lynn and daughters Sarah and Alyssa. Loving parents, Patricia and Robert Gustav Radtk. Devoted brother of Thomas (Rose) Radtke, Diane Williams, Glen (Jean) Radtke, and Jean Radtke. Son-in-law of Albert and Margaret Goldstein. Brother-in-law of David Goldstein (Kathryn Brown) and adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Melanie, Alex, Glenda, Jessica, and Laura. SERVICES TODAY 11:30 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit



Raymond d. Anderson

• Raymond D. Anderson, 58, of Manistee, died Oct. 24. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....



Regis F. McConnell Jr. Oct. 29, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010 11:52 AM 

Regis F. McConnell, Jr., age 79, of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, October 29, 2010. 



Robert "Bruce" Unkefer *

55, of East Lansing, retired, employee, died Friday. Memorial services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Rosaline Wark

Rosaline Wark, 80, of Sanford, passed away after a short illness Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. She was born on March 10, 1930 in Luther, to Donald and Dolly (Kessler) Draper. She married Daniel Wark on March 17, 1951 in Flint. He preceded her in death in 2003.



SFC Gary Lee Ortiz

Monday, November 1, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Sally M. (Matson) Cook *

64, of Lyons, died Thursday. Memorial services 11 a.m. today at Liberty Church, Grand Ledge. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.



Samuel J. Wright, Jr.

Samuel J. Wright Jr., 73, of Gladwin, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at Hurley Trauma Center in Flint, surrounded by his wife, Lynn and his family members. 



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Beloved fianc and soul mate of Meranda Ryan, cherished son of Marcie Schwartz, Steven L. Schwartz, loving brother of Jonas Schwartz (fiancée Dominique Colunga) and loving sister Erin Schwartz. Survived by aunts and uncles, Steven and Devra Goldberg, Sandee and Mark Giovanniello, and Bennett and Debbie Schwartz, their children, Leah and Victoria Giovanniello, Jacob Goldberg, and Katie and Michael Schwartz. Grandson of Sylvia Schwartz, the late Leo Schwartz, the late Leah and the late Clarence Goldberg. Also survived by many loving friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.



Sharon Byington *

71, of Grand Ledge, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



Sliva, James M.

Sliva James M. Age 63, October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Charlene for 29 years. Dear father of Andrea (Louie) Krause, Jacob, and Natalie. Brother of Michael, Carole (Bob) Solano, Robert (Sandra), and Debra (Phillip) Smith. Also several nieces, nephews and granddog Chuck. He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (E. of Gotfredson, between Warren and Joy). Memorials to Trinity Presbyterian Food Pantry or Am-Vets.



Thomas Breakey Sr., 90

Monday, November 1, 2010 8:43 AM 

Thomas Breakey Sr., 90, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at his home in East Jordan. Arrangements are pending at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan.



Timothy J. Dwyer

Timothy J. Dwyer, 62, of Gladwin, passed away on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. He was born on July 27, 1948 in Bay County to John and Salley (Cote) Dwyer.



Treva L. Sample

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Uchwat, John S.

Uchwat John S. Age 92, October 2, 2010. Beloved uncle and godfather of Connie (Norman) Hansen, Ken (Jackie) Smerecki, Patrick (Deborah) Smerecki. Dear brother of Edward (Ann) Uchwat. Dear uncle of Terry, Nadine, Jim, Gerry, Delphine, Suzanne, Fred, Sharon, Kathy, Keith, Arleen, and Jason. Great-uncle of Ken, Matthew, John, Adam, and Andrew. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Call 734-427-3800 for Wednesday times of Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville (between Evergreen and Southfield, north of Warren Rd.).




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Ussher, Kenneth L.

Ussher Kenneth L. Loving husband of Darlene (McMillian) Ussher. Beloved father of Karen and Jon Dante, Laura and William Deirlein. Loving step-father of Mark and Matthew Mullikin, and Jennifer Alvey. Step-grandfather of Megan Dante, Abigail Deirlein, Kelley, Molly, Adam, and Zachary Mullikin, and Travis Alvey. Brother of Edith Koch. Mr. Ussher was preceded in death by wife Norma Ussher. Mr. Ussher was a Army veteran and retired salesman with Marposs Corp. and a member of St. Timothy Church. He was also a member of the Florence Lions Club and VFW. Passed away on Friday October 1, 2010 at age 82, and was a resident of Florence, Kentucky. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service staring at 3:30 p.m. at Stith Funeral Homes, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Online condolences can be made at, . Stith Funeral Homes Florence, KY is handling arrangements.



Valin (Mcconnell), Lorraine Ann

Valin Lorraine Ann (Mcconnell) Age 79 of Oxford. October 2, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Tim, Kevin (Michelle), Colin (Judy), Shawn (Kathy) Valin, Maribeth (Chris) Medaugh, Laurie (Steve) Polasek, Robert Valin, Bridget (Mike) Kowalik, and Margaret Valin. Sister of Lawrence McConnell, Loretta Winter, and the late Mary Alice Busby. Daughter-in-law of Harlow and the late Alice Valin. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to A-1 Hospice, Lapeer. Online guestbook



Verhelst, James "Jim"

Verhelst James "Jim" Passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from a short bout with cancer. He leaves a wife of 52 years, Jane and two children, Vicki and Jim, four grandchildren, Tracey, Kayleigh, Eric and Dominic. In his memory, donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Avenue, Suite 500, Lakeland, FL. 33805 would be appreciated.



Virginia L. Albro *

86, of Lansing, retired secretary, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



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Raymond K. Smith Holt Raymond K. Smith passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the age of 76. Surviving are his brothers, Gerald (Sharon) Smith and Donald Smith; sister, Joana Batten; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother. Raymond was retired from Builders Redi Mix and was the former owner of Cedarway Gulf Station. He served in the military during peacetime and was a volunteer, . The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with the Rev. Edgar L. Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.




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Wesley J. "Wes" Selby *

76, of St. Johns, retired Wohlert Corporation (Lansing) employee, died Saturday. Memorial services noon Saturday at Eureka Christian Church, Eureka. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home, Lansing.



Whitby, Cora S.

Whitby Cora S. Age 62 of Plymouth, October 2, 2010. Beloved mother of Stephanie Whitby, and Jessica and Phillip Haynes. Dear sister of Marjorie Whitby Dickson. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Family hour Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To share memories please visit



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Williams (Nee Kramer, Josephone Mabel

Williams Josephine Mabel (Nee Kramer) Age 80 of Utica, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a 7 year battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her only daughter Donna (Michael) Kemper, her niece Marie (David) Vanker, and her nephews John Kramer and Raymond (Yvonne) Kramer plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jo graduated from Capac High School in 1948 and worked for Sears for 32 years. She loved gardening and animals. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica . Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Home at 1424 Union NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49505.




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