Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/10/10


Aileen Conley

Aileen Conley Albion Aileen Conley, age 80 of Albion passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at her residence. She was born November 27, 1929 in Garrett, Kentucky to Bev and Elizabeth (Warrens) Scott. On August 30, 1947 she married Robert L. Conley who survives. She was a payroll clerk for Corning Glass for 14 years then she was an Administrative Assistant for the Mar-Lee schools for 16 years. Aileen was a member of the Grace Free Will Baptist Church in Albion where she sang for 65 years, she also was a Sunday school teacher and treasurer for the church. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening and being a softball coach. Aileen is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Conley of Albion; daughter, Priscilla (Larry) Craighead of Shelby, OH; sons, Tom (Debbie) Conley of Bloomington, IL, Doug (Darla) Conley of Albion; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Gorman (Hester) Scott of Mousie, KY; and sister-in-law, Etta Scott of Garrett, KY. Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan with Rev. Earl Martin officiating. Burial will be at Rice Creek Cemetery, Lee Township. Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: Oaklawn Hospice is available at the Funeral Home.



Alvin R. 'Joe' Burgess, 91

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:52 AM 

Alvin R. "Joe" Burgess, 91, went to his Heavenly Father late Nov. 2, 2010, surrounded by loved ones in his Pellston home. 



Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Mich 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).



Andreas Heath

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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. Octo 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.



Basil E. Keefer *

89, of Lansing, retired Oldsmobile plant security employee, died Sunday. Services 11:30 a.m. Saturday at South Lansing Christian Church. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Bernard I. Vieau

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Betty Louise Dunn

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Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel Octo 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



Charles M. Goda II Oct. 31, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:29 AM 

Charles M. Goda II, age 54, son of Charles H. Goda and Eleanor B. (Michalak) (Goda) Miller, passed away on Oct. 31, 2010 in Pasadena, Texas.



Charles P. Ames

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:03 AM 

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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.



Claudia J. Bellestri Sept. 26, 1946-Nov. 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:26 AM 

Claudia J. Bellestri, 64, of Erie went to be with her baby boy Shane at 7:27 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 8, 2010.



Coronacion Garzon Martinez

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Daniel R. Rauth

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David Carl Kietzmann

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Dollie Queen Dec. 16, 1909-Nov. 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:28 AM 

Dollie Queen, 100, of Monroe died at 11 a.m. Monday at Medilodge. She had been in poor health for four years. 



Donald E. Swanson

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Donald Lee Sampeer

Donald Lee Sampeer Mr. Donald Lee Sampeer, age 74, died at Hospice of the Valley in Surprise, Arizona on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. He was born March 31, 1936, in Owosso, MI. His family moved to Battle Creek, MI, when he was five. Donald attended the Verona School and graduated Battle Creek Central High School in 1954. He worked for Grand Trunk Railroad for one year as a diesel apprentice. Enlisting in the, in 1955, he traveled the world. He lived in Minnesota, the Philippine Islands, Michigan, Kansas, California and Germany with his family. He spent one year in Nova Scotia and one year in Southeast Asia. For his efforts in Southeast Asia, he was awarded the Air Force's fifth highest honor, the, . He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1977. Don began his second career selling Nurse-call systems and TVs to hospitals. It was at this time he became an Elk in the Redlands, CA, lodge. He was the Esquire and Leading Knight at the Yucaip, CA, lodge and Inner Guard, Treasurer, and Trustee at the Sun City lodge. Survivors include his wife, Audrey (Cameron); children, Scott (April), Patrick and Sherri Lopez (Tim); four grandchildren, Jason, Reuben, Shelby, Amber (Tony); and four great-grandchildren, Jesse, Madison, Jenna and Terrence. A memorial service was held at the, in Sun City, Arizona, on October 15, 2010. Burial will be at the Riverside National Cemetery, California, with Military Honors on November 12, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Hospice of the Valley, 14066 W. Waddle Rd., Surprise, AZ 85379, or the, of Surprise, Arizona.



Donna J. Bevins

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Donna Jean Ellis

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Dora G. Morales *

Dora G. Morales Battle Creek Dora G. Morales, 76, of Battle Creek passed away Monday November 8, 2010 at her home. She was born on October 1, 1934 in Springfield, MI to Joseph and Maria (DeLorenzo) Tonelli. Dora graduated from St. Philip Catholic High School in 1953. She married Frank Morales on August 1, 1953 in Battle Creek. Dora was employed by the Battle Creek Police Dept. for 21 years as a records clerk until she retired in 2001. She then worked as one of the secretaries at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Dora is survived by her husband, Frank Morales; her children, Ben (Jeanne) Morales, of East Leroy, Frank (Jennifer) Morales, Jr. of Climax, Trish (Mark Kivin) Morales, of Dowling, Mary (Bill) Poillion, of Houston, TX, Anna (Roger) Antes, Ted (Mary Anne) Morales, Lydia Ivany, Angela (Darrell) Belson, Diana Morales, and Joan (Dayton) Smith, all of Battle Creek; 32 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Matthew M. Morales in 2005, a brother, Rudy Tonelli, sisters, Lydia Metty, Ida Marietti, and Ann Ret. Dora was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. She was a Master Gardener and enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, trips to the casino, and spending time with her family. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday November 11, 2010 at St. Jerome Catholic Church with The Reverend Mathew Manalel officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Matt Morales Memorial Fund c/o Bill Poillion.



Dorothy E. Good

Dorothy E. Good, age 89, of Gladwin, passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Bortz Nursing Home in West Branch. She was born Feb. 17, 1921 in Gladwin, the daughter of the late Charles and Dora (Tucker) Blake.



Dr. George J. Holiday, 81

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:53 AM 

Dr. George J. Holiday, 81, of Wolverine, passed away late Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. 



Dr. James Robert "Bob" Howenstine *

85, of Lansing, retired Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory employee, died Friday. Services noon Saturday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Edward Arthur Perry

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Edward Arthur Perry Jan. 16, 1951-Nov. 7, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:27 AM 

Edward Arthur Perry, age 59, of Adrian, passed away Sun., Nov. 7, 2010. 



Edward R. Thomas

Edward R. Thomas Edward R. Thomas, age 80, went home to be with the Lord peacefully with Earlene Wooden reading the 23rd Psalm to him. He was born March 25, 1930 in Tekonsha to Frank and Ella Mae (Hill) Thomas II. He lived on the Thomas Family Centennial Farm most of his life. Ed served in the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked for Kellogg's for 35 years acquiring the nickname of 'Putt-Putt'. He is survived by siblings; Dorothy (Bill) Reimer, Betty Lou Shank, Norma (Ed) Geishert, Esther (Ray) Trueblood, Frank (Marcia) Thomas III, Alice (Wayne) Smith, aunts; Bessie Ivey, Laura Kimble, Maxine Hill, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, George Arthur Thomas, sister, Lois Louise Towers, brother-in-law, Jake Shank and great nephew Cameron Thomas. Ed seldom missed auctions at Archbold, Ohio. He farmed and collected John Deere tractors and farm implements. He was a good friend and assisted the Amish. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Sunday School Treasurer, ran the sound system and opened and closed the church. The first "cross on the hill" was erected by F. Russell Thomas II and was replaced by Fred Thenen Sr. and Edward Thomas. Visitation will be Friday, November 12, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha. Services will be Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha with Pastor Kim Wilcox officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha or Tekonsha schools scholarship fund. You may leave an online tribute by visiting



Edwin W. Hakala

Edwin W. Hakala Battle Creek Edwin W. Hakala, age 85 of Battle Creek, died Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was born March 7, 1925 at the Marine Brigade Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti the son of Edwin U. and Georgine (Moses) Hakala. Edwin enlisted in the, on December 22, 1942 while at the, . During, he served two years in the Southwest Pacific as an artilleryman, 9th Defense Battalion, I Marine Amphibious Corps. He was discharged as a Corporal, March 1, 1946 and returned to the University of Michigan. Upon his graduation on August 21, 1948 he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant United States Marine Corps. Joined 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on September 15, 1950 as artillery forward observer, landed at Inchon, Korea with Company A, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Wounded in Seoul, he was presented his first, by Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, Co. 1st Marines. Subsequent combat included Chosin Reservoir operation and East Central front near "Punchbowl". Fourth wound on July 12, 1951 resulted in evacuation. Returning to civilian life on August 20, 1954, Edwin was appointed in Federal Civil Service where he remained until retirement as Deputy Regional Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency. In addition to four Purple Hearts, he received the Silver Star,, , Navy Commendation Medal for combat; Meritorious Service Medal for Marine Corps Reserve achievements; and gold Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for Federal Service accomplishments. He retired as a Colonel of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Edwin was a member of First Presbyterian Church,, . Post 54 and Military Order of the Purple Heart. On June 15, 1949 he was married to Joyce M. Jackson, who preceded him in death on February 1, 2002. Surviving are three children: Fredrick J. Hakala of Battle Creek, Carole H. (Bob) Engle of Okemos and Julie A. (Kent Allen) Conant of Battle Creek; four grandchildren: Aimee Boyer, Miranda Crandal, Daniel and Michael Engle; five great-grandchildren: Kris Johnson, Hunter Hayes, Kennedi, Gavin and Gabriel Crandal. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday at Fort Custer National Cemetery with Rev. Patricia Weatherwax officiating and military honors presented by the United States Marine Corps. Those wishing to attend, please meet in the Cortege Assembly area prior to the service time. The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Military Order of the Purple Heart or Fort Custer National Cemetery Advisory Council Fund.



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.



Eloise Janette Brown Bates *

93, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Lansing, retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died Oct. 26. Memorial services 1 p.m. Saturday in the Governor's Room of the Lansing Center. Arrangements by Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, Atlanta, Ga.



Ernest D. Groves *

78, of St. Johns, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at St. Johns Lutheran Church, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns. 



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean Octo 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 Searls, 88

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Frank Alvera *

84, of Lansing, retired Lansing School District custodian, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



Frank B. Krupiarz *

90, of Delta Township, retired state Department of Public Health personnel director, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel. 



Frederick H. Jackson Jr. Dec. 2, 1927-Oct. 27, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:29 AM 

Frederick H. Jackson Jr., age 82, passed away on Wed., Oct. 27, 2010, in Warrensburg, Mo.



Gary S. Dewar

• Gary S. Dewar, 68, of Manistee, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 3. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....



Georgette Mask Clemens *

51, of Lansing, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Immanuel's Temple Systems of Church. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



Gerald W. McManaway April 24, 1942-Nov. 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:28 AM 

Gerald W. McManaway was born on April 24, 1942 in Monroe, Mich. 



Geraldine E. 'Gerry' Ryde

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:53 AM 

Geraldine E. "Gerry" Ryde went to be with her maker on Nov. 9, 2010. She is now at peace doing things she has not been able to do for many years.



Helen G. Dwyer

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Helen Jean Marganski Feb. 17, 1925-Nov. 6, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:27 AM 

Helen Jean Marganski, age 85, of Monroe, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 in her home. 



Helen M. Feole

Helen M. Feole, 87, of Gladwin, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at her home in Gladwin with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 16, 1923 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of the late Nelson and Nettie Tassell.



Henry “Hank” F. Warren June 18, 1930-Nov. 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:27 AM 

Henry “Hank” F. Warren, age 80, passed away Wed., Nov. 3, 2010.



Herbert W. Breitbach *

Herbert W. Breitbach Battle Creek Herbert W. Breitbach, 79, died Sunday, November 7, 2010. Friends may call 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Funeral services to celebrate Herb's life will be held at the funeral home 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2010.



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.



Ilene L. Ricky

Ilene L. Ricky, 85, of Gladwin, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. She was born on Dec. 30, 1924 in Burlington, Colorado, to Howard and Leta J. (Vincent) Burns. She married Lowell L. Ricky in August of 1940 in Marysville, Kansas. 



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.



Jean Hughson Dec. 29, 1925-Nov. 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:25 AM 

Jean Hughson, age 84, of South Rockwood, died in the comfort of her home on Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. 



Jerry Overweg, 57

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Joan Kathryn Hamilton *

85, of Lansing, retired secretary, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



John H. Farrar

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John L. Voit

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:06 AM 

PINE RIVER, Minn. -- John L. Voit, 75, a long time resident of Wakefield, Mich., passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Pine River.



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.



Katherine Rose Herbstreith

Katherine Rose Herbstreith Battle Creek Katherine Rose Herbstreith, 74, of Battle Creek, passed away Monday, November 8, 2010 at her home. She was born January 13, 1936 in Dayton, TN the daughter of Carl and Marie (White) Brady. She married Harry Herbstreith on December 24, 1953 in Rossville, GA. Katherine's whole life was her family, they knew her as "Nan". She loved her country music, tending to her flower gardens, working in her woods, the outdoors, and her cats, but most of all she loved to walk. She was well known for her southern cooking. She loved children and was an avid fan of Peyton Manning. She is survived by her husband; children, Christina (Robert) Worgess, Deborah Herbstreith, and Dwight Herbstreith; stepson, Terry Herbstreith; sister, Helen Louise (the late Bobby) Fleming; grandsons, Jason (Rebecca) Haineault, Matthew (Stephanie) Haineault, Travis Worgess, and Stephen Herbstreith; granddaughter, Jessica Worgess; adopted mom, Margarette Pegues; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Timothy Scott Herbstreith. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Burial will be at the Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Emmett Township, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Animal Clinic and the Ronald McDonald's House. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145



Kathy Ann Heintzelman *

59, of Harrison, formerly of Lansing, office manager, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison.



Kay Ann Webb

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Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Belo 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. 



Kenneth Safford Hall *

87, of Lansing, died Monday. Memorial services 1 p.m. Friday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 




Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:29 AM 

Additional information has been received for Lynn Collins Charron, 68, formerly of Newport, who died Sept. 10. 



Lillian Brewer, 89

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Lloyd E. Tyre

Lloyd E. Tyre, 73, of Beaverton, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on Dec. 31, 1936 to Charles and Edith (Cox) Tyre.



Madeline J. Menara Vanderford

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:05 AM 

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Madeline   J. Menara Vanderford, 50, who passed away unexpectedly, Monday, Nov. 1 2010, in her hometown of Chesapeake.



Mae Helen Getter *

81, of Eaton Rapids, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Eaton Rapids. Arrangements by Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



Maria E. Adams *

Maria E. Adams Marshall Maria E. Adams, 69, passed away Monday November 8, 2010. A memorial service will be held 1:00 3:00 p.m. Saturday November 20, 2010 at the Marshall Moose Lodge, 1238 Kalamazoo St. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. 



Marie A. Schindel

Marie A. Schindel, 88, of Gladwin, passed away after a long illness, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. She was born on March 15, 1922, in Detroit, to Leopold and Marie (Capell) Lybeer. She married Albert Schindel on Sept. 20, 1941 in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 2005.



Mark J. Schwienher

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:07 AM

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Mark J. Schwienher, 66, of Wakefield, Mich., died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Cincinnati. 



Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Pass Frid Octo 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.



Mary A. Pittman

Mary A. Pittman Battle Creek Mary A. Pittman, 75, of Battle Creek passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born September 26, 1935 in Osceola, AR the daughter of Henry and Lillie Mae (Williams) Castle. She married Willie Pittman in Pensacola, FL. Mary worked for the Williams House Hotel, Clark Equipment, State Hospital and Stouffers Hotel. She had a real passion for gardening and cooking, as she would cook for everyone in need. She was part of the Kitchen Committee at First Salem Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member for 49 years. Mary is survived by her husband, Willie Pittman, Jr.; daughters, Debbie Smith and Joyce Yore both of Battle Creek; brothers and sisters, Howard Castle of Washington, D.C., Billy Castle of Albany, GA, Claude Castle of Battle Creek, Charles Castle of Lansing, Glenn Castle of Florida, John Castle of Maryland, Rhonda Moore of Battle Creek, Janet Castle of Battle Creek, Mike Castle of Battle Creek, Natalie Castle of Lansing; grandchildren, Angela Smith, Dana Yore, Detrick Yore, great grandchildren, Indonesia Yore, Dequarius Yore, Mykel Yore, Darrien Butler, great-great grandchildren, Nasir Gladney, Kierre Gladney, C'amarion Person; special nephew, Gregory Castle, special friends, Katherine Sturdivant and Georgia Gray and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alton, Henry, and Robert Castle and sister, Thelma Ferguson. Visitation will be held Monday, November 15, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at First Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010, 12:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Craig Tatum officiating. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to, . Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn Octo 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



May A. "Phylis" DeMond *

85, of Lansing, formerly of Australia, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. today at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



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



Mildred "Millie" (Berube) Hunn

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:07 AM 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Mildred "Millie" (Berube) Hunn, 81, passed away Nov. 2, 2010, in Grand Rapids. 



Naomi A. Burt *

93, of Lansing, retired nurse, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today at Woodview Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



OBITUARY: William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia

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



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 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: Carol Jean McQueen, 72, Pewamo

Carol Jean McQueen, 72, Pewamo, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. 



Obituary: Cheryl E. Cowling, 63, of Fenwick

Cheryl E. Cowling, 63, of Fenwick, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.



Obituary: Chester L. Frazier, 72

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Obituary: David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia

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



Obituary: Dorothy Marie Fegley

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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: Laureen D. Shattuck, 69, of Fenwick

Laureen D. Shattuck, 69, of Fenwick passed away Monday morning Nov. 8, 2010 at home.



Obituary: Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia

Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia, passed away on Nov. 5, 2010. 



Obituary: Margaret E. Higbee

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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: Nettie Lea Bussell, 72, of Crystal

Nettie Lea Bussell, 72, of Crystal, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma.



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: Patricia Ann "Patsy" Parks, 50, of Belding

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Parks, 50, of Belding, went Home to her Lord peacefully on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 surrounded by her family.



Obituary: Pauline Wiles, 95, of Port Huron, formerly of Ionia

Pauline Wiles, 95, of Port Huron, formerly of Ionia, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. 



Obituary: Robert R. 'Bob' Randall

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Obituary: Ruth Violet Johnson Graham

Mrs. Graham died Nov. 8, 2010 in Ionia, after a long illness. She was a resident of Heartland Health Care.



Obituary: Stella M. McConnell

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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: William Howard Fears of Ionia

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



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, Octo 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



Pat (Helen) Delaney

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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



Richard James Speer Dec. 12, 1957-Nov. 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:28 AM 

Richard James Speer, 52 yrs, of Ottawa Lake, died Friday, at his residence.



Robert F. Newberg

• Robert F. Newberg, 81, of Florida and Ludington, died Nov. 5 in Hollywood, Florida. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Alexander-Rye Funeral Home....



Robert Hulsman, 83

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Robert S. Lee

• Robert S. Lee, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 7 in Whitehall. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



Rose E. Castanier

Rose E. Castanier Battle Creek Rose E. Castanier, 84, of Battle Creek passed away Monday November 8, 2010. She was born on March 16, 1926 in Battle Creek. Rose graduated from St. Philip High School in 1944. She married Robert C. Castanier Sr., he preceded her in death in 2003. Rose was employed at the VA Medical Center for 16 years retiring in 1977. She is survived by sons, Robert C. (Dana) Castanier Jr., of Kalamazoo and Samuel H. (Judith) Castanier, of Battle Creek; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Rose was also preceded in death by a brother, Faber Howard. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A Committal service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to . Arrangements are by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



Ruth E. (Nichols) Mason

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Ruth E. (Nichols) Mason Nov. 4, 1916-Nov. 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:26 AM 

Ruth E. (Nichols) Mason, age 94, of Blissfield, Mich., died Mon., Nov. 8, 2010 in Sylvania Care and Rehabilitation Center, Sylvania, Ohio.



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Belo 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.



Sean Michael Wright

Sean Michael Wright Battle Creek Sean Michael Wright, age 38, of Battle Creek, MI, died as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident in Newton Township, on Sunday morning, November 7, 2010. Sean was born on June 8, 1972 in Battle Creek and was the son of Harold and Casey (Marion) Wright. He was a 1995 graduate of Harper Creek High School and was certified through Kellogg Community College. Sean was currently employed for the past four years as the maintenance supervisor for Calhoun Area Career Center and had been previously employed at the Battle Creek Public Schools for 14 years. He was an avid Michigan State Spartan fan, but his passion was Detroit Red Wings Hockey. Sean was an extremely hard working man and was greatly loved by his family and friends. He will be missed! Sean is survived by his wife, Tracy. Also surviving is his daughter, Courtney G. Wright, at home; his son, Zachary L. Wright, at home; his mother, Casey Crusius of Battle Creek; his sister, Patty (Troy) Neubaum of Preston, MD; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and several nieces. Sean was preceded in death by his father, Paul Richard Crusius on September 26, 2009. At the request of his family, friends will be received on Thursday, November 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek. The funeral service to celebrate Sean's life will be held on Friday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James S. Codde, Chaplain of Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice of Battle Creek, officiating. Interment will follow at Newbre Cemetery, Emmett Township. Immediately following the interment, a time of fellowship and a luncheon will be held at Pine Knoll Club House on E. Michigan Avenue. Flowers or a memorial contribution in Sean's honor may be made to the, , 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL, 60674. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Sister Beatrice (Alberta Mary) Hundt *

90, of Mount St. Joseph, Ohio, formerly of Lansing, Sisters of Charity (Cincinnatti) order member, died Nov. 5. Services 3 p.m. Friday at Sisters of Charity Mother House, Mount St. Joseph, Ohio. Arrangements by Gilligan Funeral Home, Cincinnatti, Ohio. 



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.



Stanley G. Lambert *

56, of Bellevue, formerly of Eaton Rapids, auto mechanic, died Friday. Services 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.



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. Lovi 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" Pass 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.



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John Ramond Hernandez Lansing Formerly of Saginaw, MI. Loving son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend passed away November 6, 2010 at home peacefully, at age 53. The son of Jesusa (Santoya) Hernandez and the late Celestino Hernandez was born May 27, 1957 in Saginaw, MI. He worked for M.E.H.D. and currently worked at Telemon as the State Director since 1991. He was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church, Lansing, MI. He was also a member of DLEG and on the board of directors for AFOP. He also worked with many community groups statewide. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, loved MSU football, and adored his princess Elizabeth and his son Juan. John was the center of many family gatherings and traditions. Surviving are a son, Juan "Spunky" (Susie) Hernandez, a daughter Elizabeth Hernandez; three sisters, Juanita Hernandez, Olga (David) Carbajal, Angela (Henry) Hernandez-Cardenas; a brother, Mario Hernandez; three grandchildren, Mariah, Destiny, and Joseph Hernandez; his nieces and nephews, Cassandra, Celeste, Jordan and Santino. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 915 N. 6th St, Saginaw. Fr. Frank Voris, O.F.M. Cap will officiate with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel, W.L. Case and Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00p.m. and 6:00-8:00p.m. where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy. A memorial service will be held at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy, in Lansing on Friday November 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider donations to the family for a future foundation to be set up in his name.




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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



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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