Sunday, January 2, 2011

Michigan Obituaries 01/02/2011


Allen M. Lett *

84, of Boynton Beach, Fla., retired assembly worker, died Dec. 26. Memorial services 11 a.m. May 9 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



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).



Anna M. Stahl Hofmann Yost July 12, 1920-Dec. 26, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

A lover of animals, a passion for her German Heritage, a talented ability to play and sing music, an amazing ability to refurbish items others have cast aside and an extraordinary green thumb is just a minute glimpse of what made up the life of...



Arlene TenHarmsel, 80

Saturday, January 1, 2011 9:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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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. 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.



Barry J. Hall

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Beatrice Elizabeth Campbell

Beatrice Elizabeth Campbell Age 100, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2010. She was born February 1, 1910, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the 2nd of 6 children born to Dennis and Grace (Hewitt) Struble. Bea was a modern woman living a very accomplished life of employment. She met the gentleman of her dreams, George Campbell and they were married on April 5, 1930. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage. George and Bea became parents to 5 sons; David, Gerry, Norm, Dan, and Brian. George and Bea loved to take trips together, quite often taking a grandchild or two with them. They spent winters in Charlotte Harbor, FL for many years. Bea was very creative; sewing dolls, crocheting frogs, painting ceramics, sketching pictures, painting pictures, and loved to bake cookies for her family. She was an avid Bridge player, and loved gathering with her friends to play. Keeping up with the times was a fact of life for Bea, using her computer to keep in touch with family by emails, and pictures, and writing her family story for publication. Bea's family was first and foremost to her heart. She is survived by sons David (Edna), Gerry (Shirley), daughter-in-law, Wilma, Dan, and Brian (Sharon); 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 23 great- great grandchildren with 2 more due in 2011; nephew Jack Skirvin who was raised as a sibling; many very special nieces and nephews, and cousins, and friends. She is predeceased by husband; George; son, Norman; daughter-in-law, Judy; great-grandsons, David C. Tuckey & Corey Campbell; her siblings, Geraldine, Wilma, Thyra, Robert and Raymond. A celebration of Bea's life will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, at the First Congregational Church of Olivet, with Greg Morrison officiating. Visitation will be Monday, January 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice, Marshall Oaklawn Hospital, or the First Congregational Church of Olivet.



Beatrice Elizabeth Campbell *

100, of Olivet, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Olivet Congregational Church, Olivet. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.



Betty Lou Rench

Betty Lou Rench Leonidas Betty Lou Rench, age 71 of Leonidas, died Friday Dec. 31, 2010 at her home following a one-year illness. Betty was welcomed into the Ernsberger family on Nov. 17, 1939 by her parents, Alva "Jack" and Irene (Cutshall) Ernsberger. She attended school in Battle Creek before the family moved to a farm near Fulton, then attended Vicksburg schools. Betty worked in the nursing profession most of her life, and retired from the Vicksburg Hospital after working there for 20 years. Betty was married to David Rench in 1977. Betty enjoyed attending several area dances and shows with David where he played the fiddle. They spent many winters in southern Texas and have met many good native Texans and winter residents. She enjoyed playing bingo, crossword puzzles, and needle-point. Betty is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Janet Edmondson of Leonidas; step-daughters, Deborah Keefe and Elizabeth Crabtree both of Battle Creek and Theresa Hawkins of Colon; step-son, Davey Rench of Leonidas; sisters, Shirley Titus and Martha Goodwin both of Battle Creek and Mary Foreman of South Carolina; 5 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Pamela (Barrus) Everett; a son, Ronald Lane; 2 grandsons, Monte Wolfe and Jackie Edmondson, Jr.; great-grandson, Eric Wolfe; 2 brothers, Raymond and Donald; half-sisters, Irene, Marie, and Vivian; and half-brother, James. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011 at the funeral home with Rev. David Stevens, Pastor of the Leonidas Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Leonidas Cemetery. Memorials will be directed to the family. An online register is available and condolences may be left for the family at



Brenda M. Bouffard *

Brenda M. Bouffard Battle Creek Brenda M. Bouffard, age 53, died December 23, 2010. Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal services. Arrangements by the Royal Funeral Home, Battle Creek. 



Burton Arnold Brown

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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



Charles V. Ensign

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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.



Coletta T. McEwen July 19, 1924-Dec. 30, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

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David P. Heemsoth

David P. Heemsoth Battle Creek David P. Heemsoth, 70, of Battle Creek, formerly of Marshall, died on Monday, December 27, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. David was born on July 11, 1940, in Marshall to Lyle and Elva (Rocho) Heemsoth. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1958. In 1961, he married Doreen Mitchell. Their marriage ended in divorce. David worked as a sheet metal journeyman for 26 years with the Kellogg Company retiring in 1999. He also worked for Murray Engineering for several years, and a short time at Union Pump. David was a member of the Marshall Moose Lodge #676, and the National Rifle Association. When David was younger, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America, and he enjoyed raising beef cattle. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also was an avid gun collector, and enjoyed going to gun shows. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Tammy Heemsoth of Marshall; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jeff Dorton; two grandchildren, Kristin Dorton, Jacob Dorton; two step-grandchildren, Amy (Jeff) Barnes, Jason Bibler. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Judy Heemsoth of Marshall; two nieces, Julie (Pete) Corralez, and Joy Heemsoth. He was preceded by his parents. The family will gather with friends to celebrate David's life at the Marshall Moose Lodge at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2011. Family requests memorial contributions be made to the National Rifle Association. Assistance with memorials is available at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guest book at



Death Notice: Frank W. Miller, 56, of Ionia

Frank W. Miller aged 56 of Ionia passed away December 22, 2010. 



Death Notice: Linda M. Newsom, 67, of Pewamo

Linda M. Newsom, 67, of Pewamo passed away Dec. 24, 2010 in Pewamo. 



Death Notice: Melvin Floyd Holcomb, 72, of Muir

Melvin Floyd Holcomb age 72 of Muir passed away December 16, 2010 in Muir. 



Dolores Bowditch, 92

Sunday, January 2, 2011 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Donald Ellsworth Beck

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Donna Marie Black *

77, of Mason, died Thursday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel. 



Dorothy A. (Polak) Jay

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Douglas B. Jacobs *

67, of Lansing, retired, employee, died Saturday. Visitation 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Heritage Baptist Church, DeWitt. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing. 



Earl E. Heck Oct. 15, 1910-Jan. 1, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

Earl E. Heck, 100, of Monroe died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Home of Monroe. He had been in poor health for two weeks. 



Edward Visscher, 90

Saturday, January 1, 2011 9:26 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.



Emily Lavonne Wheaton

Emily Lavonne Wheaton Sebring, FL Emily Lavonne Wheaton, age 62 of Sebring, Florida formerly of Homer and Albion passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in Auburndale, FL. She was born October 25, 1948 in Albion to Joseph and Violla (Hunt) Collins. On November 21, 1964, she married Richard A. Wheaton who preceded her in death June 23, 2008. Emily was a Nurse at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall for several years. She was a Den Mother for Cub Scout Troop #156 in Homer, attended West Eckford Community Church and was in the choir. Emily was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the America Legion in Albion, she enjoyed Bingo, reading, writing and puzzle books. Emily is survived by: sons, Brian (Janet) Wheaton of Sebring, FL, Richard A. Wheaton of Sebring, FL; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Jinny) Collins of Litchfield; and sister, Sharon (Claude) Shepherd of Stoutsville, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard and a brother David. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224 with Pastor Tom Fox officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Albion. Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823 is available at the Funeral Home .



Ernest Fredrick Carrier Jr.

Ernest Fredrick Carrier Jr., 59, McMinnville, Tennessee resident and Muskegon native, was born July 28, 1951 and died Dec.28. He was the son of Ernest Carrier Sr. of Scottville and the late Barbara Go...



Ernest H. (Ernie) Folk Jan. 20, 1933-Dec. 31, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

Ernest H. “Ernie” Folk, 77, of Temperance, died Friday, December 31, 2010. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Tuesday from 12-8 PM.



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



G. Francis "Fritz" Hamilton

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Georgia L. Forrister

Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:46 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Geraldine (Hoff) Doyle

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Henry F. Nobbs

Henry F. Nobbs Marshall Henry F. Nobbs, age 85, of Marshall, died peacefully at his home on Friday, December 31, 2010. Henry was born January 11, 1925 in Cleveland, Oklahoma. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1943. After graduation he entered the, where he became a member of the Submarine Service. Henry served on the USS Guardfish, the USS Dentuda and USS Lamprey during WWII. He was honorably discharged and moved to Marshall in 1947. He was recalled to service during the, and served on USS Clamagore and USS Silverside (which is now on display in Muskegon) during the Korean War until again being honorably discharged in 1952. On January 11, 1949, he was married to Loretta M. Beattie in Marshall. Henry was a devoted and loving husband who cared for his wife faithfully during her long illness until she passed away in 2004. Henry was affectionately called "Nobby" by all. He started his career with the City Of Marshall Street Department on September 17, 1950. It was interrupted for 2 years when he was recalled to military duty. He served for many years as the Street Department Superintendant. He retired on June 1, 1987. Henry served his community as an on call firefighter with the Marshall Fire Department from 1963 until 1983. He and his wife Loretta were founding members of Christ Lutheran Church of Marshall in 1969. Henry was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his son, Victor (Denise) Nobbs; his 3 daughters, Diana Stuart, Ella (Charles) Larder and Patricia (Michael) Murphy all of Marshall; 7 grandchildren, Jason (James Camp) Nobbs, Jennifer (Josh) Uldriks, Daniel (Rachel) Larder, Steven (Tamaria) Larder Kenneth (Arynn) Murphy, Scott Murphy and Amanda (Benjamin) Creighton; 14 great-grandchildren, Grant Larder, Grace Larder, Jevin Uldriks, Jorja Uldriks, Isabella Larder, Leeland and Mackenzie Murphy, Delilah Creighton, Megan, Blake and Jackson Larder, Jacob and Rachelle Camp, and Bradley Hammond; his sister, Ada L. Herrington of Cleveland, OK; sister-in-law, Alice Nobbs of Tulsa,OK; brothers-in-law Donald Beattie, James (Bev) Beattie and Al (Heidi) Beattie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Tiegan Larder; brother, Harold O. Nobbs; sister-in-law, Andre Beattie; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Herrington. Friends may call at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Sunday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. where family will greet friends and share memories from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 440 West Drive North, Marshall on Monday, January 3, at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Christ Lutheran Church or The Fountain Clinic. Assistance available with memorials at Kempf Funeral Home. To leave a message for the family and sign the on line guest register visit



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.



Jacqueline Jean (Adair) Geouque

Jacqueline Jean (Adair) Geouque Avon Park, FL Jacqueline Jean (Adair) Geouque, 78, of Avon Park, Florida, passed away on December 28, 2010. She was born in Indiana and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating from Western Michigan University, she became a teacher. On July 24, 1954, Jackie married Ron Geouque of Battle Creek. They had two children, and she was very active in her children's lives, serving as president of Riverside Elementary and Highland Junior High's PTAs. After inspiring sixth grade students for many years in the Lakeview School District, she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1988. Jackie was also involved in the BC Area Lioness Organization and won a top ten award during her presidency. In addition to Ron, she is survived by a son, Jeff (Nancy) of Knoxville, TN, and daughter, Melanie Muller (Pete) of Leesburg, VA, six grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with services starting at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.



James K. Morse Feb. 15, 1934 – Dec. 30, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

James K. Morse, age 76 of Monroe, died at 4:39 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2010 in his home. He had been ill for three weeks. 



James M. Dayton

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James M. Dayton *

63, of Bullhead City, Ariz. formerly of Grand Ledge, Navy veteran, retired Clark Construction Co. employee, died Dec. 25. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



James Shereda

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Jay Mulder, 91

Saturday, January 1, 2011 9:32 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Jean M. Churn *

74, of Lansing, retired special education teacher, died Thursday. Memorial services 2 p.m. Monday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



John A. Cundiff *

82, of Grand Ledge, retired Grand Trunk Railroad police officer, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Grand Ledge. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



John Joseph Wisneski

John Joseph Wisneski, 91, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements by Herbert Funeral Home.... 



John Loyselle

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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.



Josephine Atley *

Josephine Atley Crescent, PA Josephine Atley, 94, formerly of Marshall, MI, passed away December 27, 2010. Memorial service followed by visitation will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 5th, at Marshall United Methodist Church, 721 Old US-27 North, Marshall, MI 49068.



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.



Kenneth Schimke

Kenneth William Schimke, 85, of Onekama, died Tuesday afternoon Dec. 28. Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Bear Lake is in charge of funeral arrangements....



Kim Renee (Trouten) Dod Sept. 19, 1960-Dec. 29, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

Kim Renee (Trouten) Dod, 50, of Andover, OH, formerly of Carleton, MI, passed away on Dec. 29, 2010. Kim was born on Sept. 19, 1960, in Trenton, MI., to Harry and Carolyn Trouten. On January 10, 2004, she married Ron Dod in Newport Community Church. 



Lawrence Hablitzel *

69, of Lansing, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 



Levester Boykin *

Levester Boykin Battle Creek Mr. Levester Bokin, 103, of Battle Creek, formerly of Detroit, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Services, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011, Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. Arrangements: T M Hughes-Perry Mortuary, LLC



Lieselotte Margarethe Sandovale

Lieselotte Margarethe Sandovale Battle Creek Lieselotte (Lisa) M. Sandovale, née Schweitzer, age 73, passed away on December 29, 2010 after a courageous battle against lung cancer. Surviving are her daughters Christa Monique Sandovale residing in Frankfurt, Germany, Sandra Kathleen Spiering (Sandovale), married to Lt. Col. Patrick Spiering, her grandchildren Gabriella and Joshua, residing in Huntingtown, Maryland and her ex-husband, Joe Sandovale, residing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Lisa was born near Düsseldorf, Germany, on April 3, 1937, to Gertrud née Gross, and Hilarius Schweitzer. Over the years she traveled extensively throughout the United States, England as well as Europe. While working in Paris, France, she met her future husband, who was stationed in Würzburg, Germany at the time. Lisa and Joe were married from 1966 to 1980. She was employed at EPI Printers for 28 years as an Accountant and Estimator. She retired in 2003. Her greatest passion was table tennis which she enjoyed for many years, earning numerous medals at the Senior Olympics. Spending time with her German and Austrian friends, whether traveling or hosting parties, brought her great joy as well. These friendships gave her immense comfort and strength during the past year. Lisa's other hobbies were photography, gardening and working in her yard. She loved to share her knowledge of flowers and plants with anyone who would listen. Memorial Service will take place at Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home 3:30 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2011. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Battle Creek Cancer Care Center or Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Care Residence. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Lillian Morse

Lillian Morse, 93, of Yorkshire Manor of Walker, formerly of Scottville, Big Rapids and Rockford, passed away Dec. 25. Surviving are daughters Sharon (Allan) Parker of Paris, Michigan and Jody (Tony) ...



Marie Denniss April 29, 1922-Jan. 1, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

Marie Denniss, age 88, of Petersburg, MI, and formerly of Ida, MI, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, in Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. Born April 29, 1922 in Temperance, MI, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Charlett (Sparks) Goldsmith.



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.



Mary Helen (Winn) Krebs *

82, of Charlotte, retired Krebs Adult Foster Care Home (Charlotte) owner and operator, died Dec. 18. Memorial services 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte.



Mary Helen Krebs

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Mary Helen Krebs *

Mary Helen Krebs Charlotte Mary Helen (Winn) Krebs, 82, died Saturday, December 18, 2010. Memorial service 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Burkhead-Green Funeral Home in Charlotte Visitation Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at the Funeral Home.



Mary Kay Badalamenti, Dec. 30, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:11 PM 

A rosary service for Mary Kay Badalamenti, who died Thursday, led by Rev. James Smalarsz, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, will be prayed at 3 p.m. today at Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe.



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



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



Melissa A. Kentfield *

43, of Bradford, Ill., formerly of St. Johns, died Thursday of natural causes. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.



Nageeb Joseph *

85, of Sun City, Ariz. formerly of Lansing, World War II Navy veteran, died Dec. 18. Arrangements by Best Funeral Services, Phoenix, Ariz. 



Norma E. Claeys

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Norma Kaye Hill

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Norman Paul Sommerfeldt

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OBITUARY: David Karl Fletcher, 54, of Crystal

David Karl Fletcher, 54, of Crystal, passed away at home on Dec. 14, following a long illness. He was being cared for by his loving wife and family along with Mid-Michigan Hospice. 



Obituary: Barbara Collinsworth Johnson (BC), 64, of Dimondale

Barbara Collinsworth Johnson (BC), 64, of Dimondale, passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 after a courageous battle of 14 years with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease).



Obituary: Dale Eugene Hawkins, 67, of Ionia

Dale Eugene Hawkins, 67, of Ionia, passed away Dec. 24, 2010 in Ionia. 



Obituary: Daniel Kevin Sapp, 58, of Ionia

Daniel Kevin Sapp, 58, of Ionia passed away Dec. 11, 2010 in Lansing. He was born March 22, 1952 in Grand Rapids the son of Dennis and Mary (Kilgore) Sapp.



Obituary: Esther G. (Scott) Wilson, 88, of Lansing, formerly of Lowell

Esther G. (Scott) Wilson, 88, of Lansing, formerly of Lowell, passed away Dec. 13, 2010. She was born March 27, 1922, in Keene Township, the daughter of Ivan and Iva (Goff) Hewitt.



Obituary: Gary G. Rowley, 58, of Belding

Gary G. Rowley, 58 of Belding died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in Grand Rapids from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 



Obituary: Iris L. Blocher, 86, of Woodland

Iris L. Blocher, 86, of Woodland, passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Pennock Hospital in Hastings. She was born Oct. 29, 1924, in Woodland Township, the daughter of James and Daisy (Hynes) Guy. Iris worked as a secretary with the State of Michigan Transportation Department for many years before her retirement.



Obituary: John Peter Dettl, 80

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Obituary: Jonathan Edwin William Mendenhall of West Hollywood, Calif.

Jonathan Edwin William Mendenhall of West Hollywood, Calif., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 in Cadillac while visiting family. 



Obituary: Kevin C. O'Brien, 54, of Fenwick

Kevin C. O'Brien, 54, of Fenwick, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids. He was born on Jan. 19, 1956, in Ligonier, Ind., the son of James and Isabell (French) O'Brien. Both parents have preceded him in death.



Obituary: Leslie Jay Ford, 91, of Harrison

Leslie Jay Ford aged 91 passed away Dec. 28, 2010. 



Obituary: Margaret (Maggie) A. Harper (Snell), 86, of Ionia

Margaret (Maggie) A. Harper (Snell), 86, of Ionia passed away on Dec. 17, 2010 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids after a brief illness.



Obituary: Margaret Grace (Balduf) Brodbeck of Lake Odessa

Margaret Grace (Balduf) Brodbeck of Lake Odessa, departed this world peacefully in the presence of her loving children on Dec. 22, 2010, to be with her Honey in heaven and the Lord Jesus Christ.



Obituary: Margaret M. Mackey, 89

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Obituary: Mary I. "Lightning" Schafer, 82, of Ionia

Mary I. "Lightning" Schafer, 82, of Ionia passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. She was born on June 26, 1928 in Lansing the daughter of August and Catherine (Pung) Stratz.



Obituary: Robert (Cy) Misner, 70 of Ionia

Robert (Cy) Misner aged 70 of Ionia passed away Dec. 29, 2010 in Ionia.



Obituary: Robert J. (Buster) Irish, 88, of Carson City

Robert J. (Buster) Irish, 88, of Carson City passed away on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Carson City Hospital. 



Obituary: Rollo Kilborn, 92, of Belding

Rollo Kilborn, 92, of Belding, passed away at Fountain View Assisted Living Center of Lowell on Dec. 16. 



Obituary: Wesley Paul Meyers Sr., 89, of Sunfield

Wesley Paul Meyers Sr., 89, of Sunfield went to be with his Lord on Dec. 22, 2010 while at MagnumCare of Hastings. His wife, Lucille, was at his side when he quietly passed away. 



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



Patricia Garlock

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Pauline Wavah Ley

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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.



R. Catherine Trimble

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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 E. Kaiser March 21, 1931-Dec. 30, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:10 PM 

Richard E. Kaiser, 79, of Monroe died at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been in poor health since Thanksgiving.



Richard Miller

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Robert "Eddie" Ernest

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Robert E. "Rob" Manes *

86, of Holt, formerly of Battle Creek, died Thursday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel. 



Rosa Lee Helen Renner

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Rose Marie Karnicki, Jan. 1, 2011

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Rose Marie Karnicki, 88, of Carleton, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at Fountain View of Monroe. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton. 



Rose Mary Hayes

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Rose Mary McCracken

• Rose Mary McCracken, 93, of Manistee, died Dec. 28. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



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.



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 M. Cuthbert *

Stanley M. Cuthbert Coldwater Stanley M. Cuthbert, 87, died Thursday, December 30, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.



Steve Halchishak

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Susanne Bendall

Susanne Kay Bendall, 56, of Manistee, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29. The Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee is in charge of arrangements.... 



Timothy W. Schuitman

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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.).



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. (Ginny) Ganson *

Virginia L. (Ginny) Ganson Virginia L. (Ginny) Ganson, 80, died December 11, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 3, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



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Pauline Wavah Ley Lansing Pauline was born on October 16, 1916 to Dee and Wavie Bacon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Joseph R. Ley; sisters, Daisy Burleson, Ruth Doty; and son-in-law, John (Jack) Schutz. She is survived by daughter, Joanne Schutz of Lansing, and son, Thomas Ley of Okemos; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Ryals, Julie (Karl) Engler, Judy (Scott) House, Amy (Andrew) McIntosh, Laura (John) Turner, Robert Ley, Andrew Ley, Ryan Ley; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Pauline was a life-long member of the Church of the Resurrection and the Women's Altar Society. We will miss Pauline's stories of years gone by and her wonderful homemade chocolate chip cookies. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Avenue in Lansing with Rev. Pancratius Kerketta officiating. Rite of Committal will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI with Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire contributions in Pauline's memory may be made to Ingham County Medical Care Facility, 3860 Dobie Road, Okemos, MI 48864; or, In House Hospice, 3469 E. Grand River, Suite 101, Howell, MI 48843. On line condolences may be sent at:



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.



Wilma Beckman

On the afternoon of Dec. 27, the Lord brought home Wilma I. Beckman, 85, of Shelby. Her children fondly remember their mother who bandaged them, cared for her family, loved her neighbors and cared for... 

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