Age 70 of Mt. Morris and Niceville, Florida passed away suddenly Wednesday
March 29, 2000 in Niceville, FL. Funeral Services will be held Monday April
3, 2000 at 11:00am from the First Baptist Church in Mt. Morris. Pastor
Richard Cook officiating. Burial in Mt. Morris Cemetery. Visitation will
take place at the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris Saturday from
7-9pm and on Sunday from noon to 9pm. On Monday Mr. Young will be taken
to the church where he will lie in state from 10 am until the time of services
at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made to the Youth Fund of First
Baptist Church of Mt. Morris. Jerry was born July 5, 1929 in Hickman, Kentucky
the son of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. & Lucy (Yates) Young. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Niceville, FL. And a former member of the
First Baptist Church of Mt. Morris. In 1981 he retired from the chevrolet
motor division with 32 years of service as a machine repair man. . Jerry
was an avid golfer, and a devoted father and grandfather. Surviving are
his wife Grace, formerly of Mt. Morris; 5 children: David Young of Mt.
Morris; Linda and husband Brian Ross of Clio; Tom and wife Cathy Johnson
of Mt. Morris; Bill Johnson of Broussard, LA,; Nancy and husband Mike Foshee
of Knightstown, IN.; 6 grandchildren: Tony and Cassie Johnson; Jennifer
and Joshua Foshee; Alex and Blake Ross; Brother: Billy R. and wife Jean
Young of Mt. Morris. He was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce.
Of Mt. Moris age79 died Wednesday March 29, 2000 at Fostrian Manor.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 3, 2000 at 11:00 am from Miles Martin
Funeral Home. Pastor Don Titus to officiate. Burial in Flint Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 4-9pm Sunday. Ruby was born October 19, 1920 in Puxico,
Missouri the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Ollie (Ross) Rodgers.
She and Jefferson Levi Welsch were united in marriage October 13, 1940.
Mrs. Welsch was a homemaker. Surviving are husband: Jefferson Levi Welsch;
Daughter: Mary Jackson of Flushing; 2 sons: Larry and wife Charlene Welsch
of Flint; John Wayne and wife Judy Welsch of California; 5 Grandchildren:
Kimberly, April, Jeffrey, Rodney, Theresa Jo; 9 Great grandchildren; Sister:
Elizabeth and husband Brian Smith of St. Louis, MO; She was preceded in
death by her parents.
Doris D. Akridge
Of Mt. Morris, age 88, died Tuesday March 28, 2000 at Genesys Health
Park. Visitation will take place at Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris
from 6-9pm Wednesday and 11 am-9pm Thursday. Funeral will take place Friday
March 31, at 2:30 pm from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Walter David
to officiate burial at Flint Memorial Park. Mrs. Akridge was born in Flint,
Michigan on June 21, 1911 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shelton and Mary
(Lanphear) Robinson. She was a homemaker, loving wife ,devoted mother and
grandmother. Survivors are Daughters: Barbara Brookshier and husband Darrell;
Phyllis and husband Bill Yates; Son: John and wife Connie Akridge; Granddaughters:
Teresa and husband Ed Sullivan; Cheryl and husband Bobby Coaster; Karen
and husband Jim White; Dori and husband Randy Martinuzzi; Laura and husband
Chris Thomas; Grandsons: John and wife Amy Akridge; Rick and wife Tess
Tyrrell; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; Sisters: Beatrice
Malia; Maxine and husband Glen Wheeler; Margaret and Bob Purdy. Many nieces
and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her husband John, 3 brothers:
Jess, Lawrence, and Grant Robinson, 2 grandsons Steven and Brad Brookshier.
Ward A. Robinson
Age 73 of Mt. Morris, died Tuesday March 28, 2000 at Mc Laren Regional
Medcial Center. Funeral service will take place 11:00 am Friday March 31,
2000 at Messiah Lutheran Church 502 Butler St. Clio, Pastor Erwin Kostizen
will officiate with burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery in East Jordan, Michigan.
The family will receive friends at the Miles Martin Funeral Home 6-9 Wed.
9-9 Thursday and at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association
or Messiah Lutheran Church. Ward was born August 27, 1926 in Flint the
son of Jess and Meta (Porter)Robinson. He married Lorraine Carolee Walker
February 20, 1949 in Mt. Morris. He was a veteran of World War II serving
in the US Navy Seabees in Okinawa and the South Pacific. He was a member
of several Mt. Morris organizations which included the Businessman's Assoc.,
Lions Club, and Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of Messiah Lutheran
Church in Clio. He owned and operated several businesses in and around
the Mt. Morris area which included; Robinson Shell Service Station, The
Beacon Lounge and Restaurant, Pineview Manor Apartments, Investors Real
Estate, and Beecher Auto Wash. He retired in 1988 after many years in business.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine of Mt. Morris; 1 Son and 2 Daughters:
Ronald and wife Gail Robinson of Mt. Morris; Candy and husband Michael
Clark of Mt. Morris; Kim and husband Robert Eluskie of Sparta, Mi.; 7 Grandchildren:
Mindy, Ryan, Tom. Greg, Kyle, Jordan, and Kamryn. Also 1 Sister Lois and
husband Carl Stephen of Mt. Morris; and several nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Allen and Bruce.
Ward A. Robinson
"Deference is the instinctive respect which we pay to the great and
the good; the unconscious acknowledgment of the superiority of excellence.
"-Tyron Edwards (1809-1894). Ward A. Robinson, my grandfather, has been
the person whom I have most admired for a long time. He came to town with
a dream in his mind, and built upon it. He did so by starting many businesses
and becoming a well known and respected businessman in Mount Morris. Another
good point is that they can do anything they want, so long as they put
their minds to it and try their best. He also passed that philosophy onto
his grandchildren. Another thing about him was the way he left people do
things the way they wanted to, rather than telling people how to do something,
he would give suggestions or advice on the best way, he thought, to do
something. One example that I can remember very vividly is the past fall
(1999), when we put the cover on his boat. I was tying it down and he suggested
that I should go a certain way with the rope, but he never said instead
of doing it your way do it mine. Throughout his middle years, he developed
emphysema and even though that hindered his ability to do things, it never
stopped him. An example of that would be during the summer, he would go
outside and mow the lawn, when he wasn't suppose to. Another thing that
I really admired is the want to be at church. The cologne and perfume of
the church members was hard on his breathing, but he went anyway, and when
it got so bad that he couldn't go anymore, he would watch it on TV. The
point I am trying to get at, is that he was a excellent role model. I feel
very lucky to know him and blessed to be related to him. The things he
has taught me will really help me in life. I only wish that everyone could
have know and be so close as I was to someone like that.
By Grandson Thomas Ward Baryo
William H. Kern
Age 83 of Kennett, Mo., died Sunday March 26, 2000. Funeral service
will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday March 30, 2000 at the Miles Martin
Funeral Home with burial in Flint Memorial Park . The family will receive
friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9:00a.m. to 9:00 pm and on
Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. William was born May 9,
1916 in Ryecove, Va. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Mary (Waters)
Kern. He married Betty Jean Emery Dec. 24, 1949. She preceded him in death
in 1972. He then married Rosie Evelyn Davidson. Prior to his retirement
he had been employed at Buick Motor Co. for 32 years. He is survived by
his wife Rosie Evelyn Kern of Kennett, Mo.; 2 Sons: William H. Kern, Jr.
of Los Angeles, California; Bradley S. Kern of Mt. Morris; 2 Daughters
Phyllis Newland of Lima, Ohio; Betty Jean Olsey of Mt. Morris; 1 Stepson:
Donald A. Barnett of Kennett, Mo.; 7 Grandchildren , 3 Step Grandchildren,
7 Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Ray Kern of Kingsport, Tenn.; Fred Kern
of Lima, Ohio; 1 Sister: Jean Begley of Kingsport, Tenn. ; Several nieces,
nephews, other relatives and many friends. Mr. Kern was preceded in death
by 4 brothers, Harding, Robert, George Kern, 1 brother in infancy and by
2 sisters Minne Reed and Corie Carter.
Evelyn R. Williams
Age 64 of Clio died Monday March 20, 2000 at her home. Funeral services
will be 10:30am Thursday from SS Charles & Helena Catholic Church.
Rev. Fr. Jerry Ploof officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mrs. Williams
will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9pm
Tuesday and 11am - 9pm Wednesday. The parish and family will gather at
the funeral home 7pm Wednesday to pray the Rosary. Thursday morning Mrs.
Williams will be taken to church to lie in state from 9:30am until time
of funeral Mass at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers the family has asked memorials
be considered for Children's Make A Wish Foundation. Envelopes are available
at the funeral home. Born February 12, 1936 in Mt. Morris the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Veronica (Guidos) Knerr. She and Lloyd L. Williams
were united in marriage October 12, 1981. She was formerly employed with
Mt. Morris High School Principal's office working for Peter Fusi. She retired
from Buick Motor division as secretary for Plant Protection with 11 years
service. Surviving are husband: Lloyd; son: John and wife Amy Akridge of
Byron; 2 daughters: Cheryl and husband Bob Coaster of Swartz Creek; Karen
and husband Jim White of Clio; 3 stepsons: Rick and wife Patti Williams
of Flushing; Clark Williams of Flint; Lloyd Williams Jr. of Flint; 9 grandchildren:
Tiffany; Cassie; Courtney; Ashley; John III; Paul; Emily; Brandon; and
Candi; 4 great grandchildren: Rachael; Jacob; Mark; Ricky. mother: Veronica
Knerr of Clio; sister: Delores and husband Larry Pritchard of Arizona;
several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family wishes to thank Dr. Singh,
Dr. Gutscher, and the McLaren Hospice.
Age 59 of Gladwin formerly of Mt. Morris died Friday March 17, 2000
at his home. Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday from Miles Martin Funeral
Home. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home
6-9 Sunday and all day Monday. Memorials may be directed to Helping Hands
Hospice of West Branch. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Bill
was born December 27, 1940 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. William L.
and Nadine Faye (Owen) Kerrison. He was graduate of Mt. Morris High School
Class of 1959. He retired from Kerrison Manufacturing and also was formerly
employed by Simco pump Co. in Detroit. He moved to Gladwin after his retirement.
Surviving are his 4 children: William Jr. and wife Christine Kerrison of
Mt. Morris; Barbara and husband Larry Burrows of Flint Twp.; Becky and
husband David Beck of Mt. Morris; Betsy Jane Kerrison of Gladwin; 9 grandchildren:
Kristi; Misty; William III; Brian; Raechael; David II; Heather; Nathan;
and Breanna; sister: Nancy and husband Robert Stimac of Flushing; several
aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father: William,
February 21, 1982; mother, Nadine November 10, 1997; 2 daughters, Bethany
November 29, 1991 and Brenda September 14 , 1962.
Josephine L. Best
Age 85 died Sunday March 12, 2000 in the Pine River Health Care Facility
of St. Louis. Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday from Martin Funeral
Home - Vassar. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home 6-9 Monday and 12noon - 9pm Tuesday. Born January 28, 1915 in Vassar
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. and Bessie (Dumaw) Fox. She and Elmer
H. Best were united in marriage and he preceded her in death March 1988.
She was a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church Surviving are: Son:
Bruce and wife Cheryl Best of St. Louis. Daughter-in-law: Sharon Best of
Saginaw; Son-in-law: Thomas Anthony of Millington; Grandchildren: Andrew
Best; Jerry and wife Lora Balcer; Suzanne and husband Ron Inman; Bruce
and wife Carrie Best; Deborah Anthony; Peggy Anthony; Thomas and wife Cindy
Anthony; Carol Anthony; Myra VoorHess; Alice and husband Ed Frazier; Teresa
Pack; Richard and wife Shelly Best; Michael and wife Lee Best; Brant and
wife Hiedi Best; Rui and wife Regina Gonzales; Debra Best; Michael and
wife Tammy Best. Several great grandchildren. Sister: Ilis and husband
Charles Winfield of Beaverton; Preceded in death by her parents, husband,
daughter Barbara Anthony, and son Dale Best.
Lillian Elizabeth McSherry
of Vassar, age 94, died Friday, March 17, 2000 at Tuscola County Medical
Care Facility. Mrs. McSherry was born August 22, 1905 in Reese, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Anna (Hanratty) Humpert. She and Michael Mc Sherry
were united in marriage in 1928. He preceded her in death December 18,
1959. As a young girl Lillian taught school in Richville for five years.
She went on to teach school in Mayville and Vassar for several years. In
1968 she recieved the My Favorite Teacher Award from Central School in
Vassar presented by the Detroit News. She was the recipient of the 1995
Alumni Honors Retirees Award in Mayville. Lillian was a member of St. Frances
Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Left to cherish her
memory are, son, Patrick and wife Tommie Mc Sherry of Orange, California;
3 daughters, Rosemary Graubner of Vassar, Ann and husband Edward Diegel
of Silverwood and Betty LaPorte of Saginaw; 16 grandchildren, 17 great
grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son Michael,
great granddaughter Andrea Hauger and 2 sons-in-law, Andrew Graubner and
Donald LaPorte. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Monday, March
20, 2000 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church in Vassar with Fr.
John A. Ederer officiating. Burial at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Reese.
Family will be present to receive friends at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar
6-9 pm Saturday and 1-9pm Sunday. Monday morning Mrs. McSherry will be
taken to church to lie in state where friends may call 10am until time
of services at 11am. Family, friends and parish will gather at the funeral
home 7pm Sunday for a Vigil Service.
Colt DesRosier Thompson
Infant son of Nicole and Justin became an Angel March 16, 2000 form
McLaren hospital. Family will receive friends 6pm-9pm Sunday at Miles Martin
Funeral Home . Funeral service will Monday 11 am from the Funeral Home.
Rev Gerald St. Cin to officiate, with burial at Flint Memorial Park. Survivors
are, Parents: Nicole Thompson, Justin DesRosier, Grandparents: Eugene and
Denise Thompson, Terri and Arthur DesRosier, Greatgrand Parents: Don and
Lois Thompson, Mark and Florence Harvey, Jerry and Ida Daniels, Robert
and Janice Farris. Several Nieces and Nephews, aunts and uncles
Paul Whitehead Jr.
Age 42, of Mt. Morris died Sunday March 12, 2000 at home. Funeral services
will be 11:00 am Thursday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Family will recieve
friends from 5-9 pm Wednesday. He was born Decmeber 15, 1957 in Flint the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Geraldine (Willar) Whitehead Sr. He and Robin
Marie Riley were united in marriage December 30, 1987. Mr. Whitehead was
a long haul trucker for several years. Surviving are wife: Robin; father:
Paul Whitehead Sr. of Tenesee; brother: Edward Niemi; sister: Christine
Moore; several nieces and nephews.
Thomas Cleon Corcoran
age 65, Of Mt. Morris died Wednesday March 8, 2000 at Genesys Hospice
Center. Funeral Services will be 10am Friday from Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic
Church Rev Fr. Raymond Urbanek will officiate. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Corcoran will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends
may call 6-9pm Wednesday and all day Thursday. At 7pm Thursday evening
the family friends and parish will gather to pray the Rosary. The Auto
City Eagles will gather for a memorial service at Thursday 6:00 pm . Friday
morning he will be taken to church to lie in state from 9:00 am until time
of Holy Mass at 10:00 am. Memorials may be directed to Corcoran House or
St. Marys. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Thomas was born
December 31, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant the son of Mr. & Mrs. George and
Mary (Flynn) Corcoran. He and Alice Cameron were united in marriage on
January 2, 1960. She preceded him in death September 12, 1977. He and Joyce
Matheson united in marriage January 13, 1978. She preceded him in death
March 17, 1998. Thomas retired from Wolverine Fire Protection as a Journeyman
sprinkler fitter with several years service. Veteran of the U.S. Army serving
as heavy equipment operator in Germany. Member of Fraternal Order Eagles
Auto City Aerie #3485, Member American Legion Fisher Body Post #342, Member
of Universal Association of Plumber and Pipefitters. Surviving are his
8 children: Ruth Ann "Sr Patricia" O.S.F. of St. Louis, MO; Craig Thomas
Corcoran of Detroit; Kathleen Marie Corcoran of Mt. Morris; Randy Ford
of Interlochen; Larry and wife Linda Ford of Clio; Lisa and husband Nick
Heath of Grawn; David and wife Kellee Ford of Salem, Or; Tammy Ford of
Grawn; 13 Grandchildren; 7 Brothers and Sisters: Edward and wife Faith
Corcoran of Mt. Morris; George and wife Mary Corcoran of Clio; Jim and
wife Barb Corcoran of Grand Rapids; Dan and wife Diane Corcoran of Montrose;
Mary Ellen and husband Arch Rousseau of Clio; Sharon and husband Dan Pfeiffer
of Grand Blanc; Shirley Corcoran of Mt. Morris. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 wives, 2 Grandchildren: Christopher,
and McKenzie, 3 brothers: Raymond, Francis, and Michael and his sister
Arlene L. Rauschert
Age 85, of Mt. Morris was taken to her heavenly home on Monday March
6, 2000 at Heartland Manor after a lenghty illness. Funeral services will
be held March 15, 2000 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Randy
Schultz officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will recieve
friends at teh funeral home 6-8 pm Monday, 2-4 pm and 6-8pm Tuesday. Memorial
contributions may be directed to the Hurley Hospice, Alzheimers Association
or Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund in Davison. Arlene Lydia Nitschke
was born August 19, 1914 in Bay County, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Rudolph and Margaret (Kolb) Nitscheke. She was confrimed in the Lutheran
faith in 1928. She married Edwin Otto Rauschert August 8,1936. The couple
moved to the Flint area residing in Mt. Morris untill 1992. She was a memeber
of Trinity Lutheran Church in Davison. Arlene was a devoted wife and mother
and also enjoyed baking and traveling. Surviving are husband: Edwin of
Crestmont Center in Fenton; daughter: Joyce and husband Donald Lehman of
Davison; 2 grandson: John Lehman of Davison; Donald Lehman of Davison.
Also several nieces and nephews. She was preeded in death by her parents,
sister Adeline, brother Edwin and many dear friends and relatives. The
family wishes to thank the Staff of Heartland Manor and Hurley Hospice
workers Donna, Brenda, and Judy for their care and support. Death and life's
memories are once again hers.
Arthur L. Lincoln Sr.
Age 83, of Mt. Morris, died Saturday March 4, 2000 at his residence.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday at Miles Martin Funeral
Home. Family will receive friends 11-9pm on Tuesday and 9-10:00 AM the
time of service on Wednesday. Burial in Flint Memorial Park with Rev. Ben
H. Dixon and Leonard Marks officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made
to the American Kidney Association, Childrens International or Hospice
envelopes are available at the funeral home. Arthur was born August 6,
1916 in Harrisville, Michigan the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. and Alcora
(LaRush) Linclon. Arthur retired from GM. He was appointed Deputy State
President of F.O.E. 1983-1984. Mr. Lincoln was currently a member of Auto
City Aerie #3485, co-organized with Bob Myers. Arthur and Brenda were united
in marriage March 16, 1991. A member of Mt. Morris Christian Faith. Survivors
include Wife: Brenda of Mt. Morris; Sons: William and wife Carol of Muskegon;
Arthur Jr.; Robert and wife Melody of Arlington, TX; James and wife Amy
of Burton; Daughters: Virginia (Judy) and husband Tom Walker of Apache
Junction, AZ; Sheila and husband Norman Wilson of Alpine, TX; Cynthia and
husband Harry Kahn of Fenton; Joy Lynn and husband Roger Beamer of Davison;
Step-daughter: Sharon Wagenknecht of Mt. Morris; numerous grandchildren
and great grandchildren; Brother: William Lincoln of Birch Run; Sisters:
Virginia Anthony of Otisville; Joyce Shaffer of Marylandl; Very Best friends
forever Bob and Mary Myers of Genesee. He was preceded in death by Stepson
Robert Wagenknecht, Parents, grandson Paulie, 1 brother Joe and 2 sisters
Maxine and Rose.
Eloise M. Tabbert
Of Mt. Morris age 93 died March 2, 2000 at Fostrian Manor. Funeral
Service will take place at Miles Martin Funeral Home on March 6, 2000 at
11:OO A.M. Mr. Vernon Lawrence to officiate. Burial at Flint Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends from 6pm to 9pm Saturday, and Sunday 2 pm to
7pm, Monday 9am until service. Memorials may be directed to Children Leukemia
Fund, envelopes are available at Funeral Home. Eloise was born October
30, 1906 in Alpena, Mi. The daughter of Jay and Mabel (Seaman) Thomson.
She married Emil Tabbert on November 26, 1926 in Ann Arbor. He preceded
her in death in 1957. Survivors : Son: Donald Tabbert; Daughter: Jean and
husband William Slattery; 2 Brothers: William and wife Barbara Thomson;
Jack and wife Helen Thomson; 4 Sisters: Virginia Price; Beverley Walkam;
JoAnn Cosentino; Ida Mae Roberts; Several Nieces and Nephews; 10 Grandchildren;
18 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons:
Robert Tabbert and Jerry Tabbert, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 2 grandchildren:
Edward Dodge and Jerry Tabbert.
Kenneth D. Shriner
Of Mt. Morris age 51 died Thursday March 2, 2000 at Hurley Medical
Center. Funeral Services will be held Monday March 6, 2000, 2:00 pm at
Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Dale Lewis will officiate with burial
at Stanley Oakwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday 6-9 pm,
all day Sunday, Monday 9am until service time. Kenneth was born February
8, 1949 in Caraway, Arkansas. The son of Mr. & Mrs. William and Mildred
(Otte) Shriner. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the U.S. Army. He
enjoyed the out of doors and gardening. He retired from Buick Local 599
with 29 years. He was a member of Ambassador Baptist Church and loved garage
sales. Surviving: Wife: Sandy; Daughters: Jody and husband William Paling;
Heidi Shriner and boyfriend Michael Wilkinson; Brothers: Jeffery and Doug
Shriner; Sister: Linda Mead; Sister and Brother-in-Law: Barbara and Mike
Perry; Parents: William and Mildred Shriner; Serveral nieces and nephews.
Special Friends: Eddie and wife Chee Chee McFadden; Michael Woodard; Buck
Cline; Miles O'Hare; Lanny Owens; Dennis and Beth St. James; Ernie Rison;
Alice Whitley and many others.