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Clarence J. Smith "Smitty" 

Age 71 of Flint went to be with the Lord Wednesday August 30, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday from Mt. Morris First Baptist Church, corner of Walter & Louisa. Rev. Mr. Robert Lilley will officiate, Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mr. Smith will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9 Sunday and all day Monday . Family will be present to receive friends 6-9 Sunday and 1-5 and 6-9 Monday. Tuesday morning he will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until time of funeral at 11:00 am. He was born January 15, 1929 in Russellville, Arkansas the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Lethea (Grossman) Smith. He moved to Michigan 1950, He and Betty Klatt were united in marriage June 17, 1960. He attended Mt. Morris First Baptist Church and regularly attended Sunday School. He previously attended First Wesleyan Church of Flint. Clarence read God's Word daily. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior as a teenager. He enjoyed driving, wood working, and mechanics. He and his wife, Betty, enjoyed visiting and photographing lighthouses in Michigan. He was a caring, devoted husband and father. He would do anything for his family. "Smitty" retired from Buick Motor Division, engine plant #36 in 1988 as Utilityman with 38 years service. He was employed by Flint Auto Auction as a driver since 1994, where he delivered and picked up vehicles. Surviving are his wife: Betty; Son and 3 daughters: Cathy and husband Fred Barden of Vassar; John and wife Cathy Smith of Davison; Shelly Smith of Flint; Sheryl Smith of Flint; 4 grandchildren: Adam and wife Jean Barden; Eric Barden; Kara Barden; Joe Smith; Brother: Mark and wife Gail Smith of Fenton; Several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special aunt: Helen Phillips of California.He was preceded in death by his parents Stephen in 1971, Lethea 1978, and brother Joe in 1977. 

James Franklin Wright 

Age 90. Of Flint, died Wednesday August 30, 2000 at his residence. Funeral Service will take place 11:00 am Saturday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Elder Leland Cory officiating with burial in Richfield Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 9-9 Friday and on Sat. from 9:00 am until time of service. James was born December 3, 1909 in Crockett County , Tenn., the son of James H. and Della (Climer) Wright. He married Irene B. Sexton in Grand Rapid, Mich. on August 16, 1929. Prior to his retirement in 1972 he had been employed at AC Spark Plug for 26 years. He had also served as a volunteer fireman for the Burton Fire Dept. Surviving are 6 Sons: James R. and Marilyn Wright of Owosso; Duane C. and Donna Wright of Burton; Roger and Betty Wright of Fla.; Virgil Wright of Davison; Dennis K. and Carolyn Wright of Otisville; Robert A. and Orletta Wright of Clio; 22 Grandchildren; 4 Step Grandchildren; 43 Great Grandchildren; 5 Step Grandchildren; 7 Great Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Myrl Williams and Betty Wright both of TN.; A half sister Christine Claesson of Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene, a twin daughter Brenda, Brothers Glenn and Delton Wright, Sisters Beulah White, Minnie Fisher and Rosa Harrison, half sister Mary Williams and Step Sister Ollie Randolph 

Donald W. Botimer 

Of Vassar, age 74, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at his home. Mr. Botimer was born August 25, 1926 in Vassar, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd and Dorothy (Worden) Botimer. He and Marjorie Brasseur were united in marriage May 26, 1951 in Indian River. Donald served with the U. S. Army Air Force in 1945. He retired in 1985 from Universal Engineering in Frankenmuth as a tool assembler. Donald enjoyed sailing, hiking, fishing and panning for gold. He liked to invent and sold one of his patents. He loved his family, nature and life. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; three daughters: Deborah and husband Larry Schluckebier of Frankenmuth; Donna and husband John Perkins of Frankenmuth; Denise and husband Truman Barbier of East Tawas; 5 grandchildren: Jeffrey and wife Shaina Schluckebier; Janelle Schluckebier; Justin Botimer; Marjorie Barbier; Nicole Barbier; 2 great grandchildren: Ryan and Jeremy Schluckebier; 2 sisters: Kathleen and husband Mark Blossom; Marylou and husband Gary Young; Stepmother: Ruth Botimer; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and stepmother Dorothy Bradley Botimer. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, September 1, 2000 at the First Presbyterian Church in Vassar with Rev. John Becker officiating. Burial at Riverside Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Vassar 2-8 pm Thursday. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to Vassar Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Health Care Hospice or Wickson Memorial Library in Frankenmuth. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at church. 

James Edward Seeback 

Age 30, of Flint died Monday August 28, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral mass will be held 10:00 am Thursday August 31, 2000 at Our Lady Of Gaudalupe Church. Rev. Fr. Eduardo Lorenzo officiating. Burial at Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 6-9:00 pm and Wednesday 12-9:00 pm. James was born February 20, 1970 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Linda (Hernandez) Seeback. James was employed by Krogers/Kessels for 10 years. He loved hunting. Surviving are Parents: Douglas and Linda of Flint; brother, Kurt Seeback of Columbia, TN.; Sister: Tina and husband Andy Mills of Columbia, TN; niece, Kayla Seeback of CA.; Special Friend: Lisa Carpenter; Grandparents: Harriet and Jack Finch; Paul and Juanita Hernandez; Delfina Diaz; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; Many close friends. 

Nita E. Black
Age 95, of Akron, died August 26, 2000 at Heartland Health Care Center - Hampton. Born in Fairgrove, June 7, 1905 the daughter of Elmer and Jen (Burlingame) Inglis. She married Fred H. Black February 25, 1929. He preceded her in death in 1972. She was a life long member of the Fairgrove Presbyterian Church, 4-H club leader for over 40 years, member of State 4-H council, member and past officer of Presbyterian Women's Assoc. Surviving are 2 daughters and 1 son: Fred I. Black and wife Mary Lou of Port Huron; Janis Hubbard of Pleasant Ridge, MI.; F. Sue Baldwin of Hillsboro, NC.; 10 grand children; 18 great grandchildren; She was preceded in death by husband, grandson David Seddon, brothers J.C. and Lyle, and sister Ione. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday from Fairgrove Presbyterian Church, Rev. Richard Lawther and Rev. Merry Rader officiating. Cremation to follow. Friends may call at the Martin Funeral Home Clark Chapel - Fairgrove on Monday from 3-9:00 pm and at the church Tuesday from 10:00am until time of service. Memorials can be made to the Fairgrove Presbyterian Church , Sunset Gap Community Center or Navaho National Health. 

Frank Stuart Aymer Jr. 

Age 61 of Akron died Thursday August 24, 2000 at his home. Born in Bay City March 24, 1939 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart and Amelia (Jablonski) Aymer. He moved to Fairgrove at an early age. He and Irene J. Dudek were united in marriage July 2, 1976 and moved to Akron. He was a graduate of Saginaw Valley University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Math and Russian. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Caro a member and supporter of the Aviary Society, a supporter and board member of the Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts. He loved woodworking, fishing, his pet birds, computers and the internet, also basketball especially girls basketball and the Pistons. He was a private pilot and once owned his own airplane. He retired March 1999 from Dow Corning as their supervisor of telecommunications with 23 years service and formerly worked with Consumers Power as their computer analyst with 10 years service. Surviving are his wife: Irene; 4 stepchildren: Edward Westerby and Roxanne of Akron; Michele and husband Larry Latimer of Akron; Daniel and wife Patricia Westerby of Kingston; Steven and wife Susan Westerby of West Bloomfield; 6 grandchildren: Katie Latimer and fiancé Matthew Long; Danielle Latimer; Allison Latimer; Daniel Powell; Cristina Westerby; and Richard Westerby; 1 brother and 1 sister: Mary Jo and husband Willis Wager of Fairgrove; Edwin and wife Caron Aymer of Fairgrove. Many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Caro. Rev. Fr. Kenneth E. Yaroch officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel-Fairgrove tonight from 6-9pm. Family friends, and parish will gather at the funeral home for a Catholic Prayer Service at 7:30pm friday. Saturday morning Mr. Aymer will be taken to church to lie in state from 9:00 am until time of funeral at 10:00 am. 

Elizabeth Margaret Buck 

Of Saginaw, age 95, died Tuesday August 22, 2000 at Covenant Medical Center- Cooper in Saginaw. Elizabeth was born April 4, 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gasper & Elizabeth (Miklovich) Hrehor. She lived on a farm with her family and went to school to be a nurse. She worked three years at Toledo General Hospital as a nurse for home health care where she met her husband to be. After their marriage they moved to North Branch. She and Hal J. Buck were united in marriage February 16, 1926 in Deshler, Ohio. He preceded her in death March 1984. Elizabeth enjoyed sewing and cooking. Surviving are daughter: Mary Johnson of Saginaw; grandchildren, Betty Jane and husband Donald R. Baker of Saginaw. Thomas F. and wife Barbara Johnson of Vassar; John H. and wife Karen of Adams Fairgrove; Judy and husband DanMuska of Lake Orion; James and wife Debbie Adams of Houston, Texas; Jeffrey Adams of Caro; great grandchildren: James Baker; Jason and wife Tiffany Baker; Heather Baker, Matthew Hoerlein, Tammy and husband Michael Van Horn, Cameo Johnson, Thomas F. Johnson II, Andrea Adams, Allison Adams, Joshua Muska, Scott Fieros, Gregory Scott Adams, Stephanie Adams, and other great grandchildren. Great great grandchildren, Zachery Baker, Brittany Baker, Anthony Baker, Bryce Van Horn, Brendan Van Horn; nephew, James Walerius of Shreve Port, Louisana; and other family members in the Ohio area. She was preceded in death by daughter Bette Jane Adams and granddaughter Nancy Hoerlein. 

Angela Marie Glowski 

Age 32, of Flint, the wife of Matthew Glowski, died Saturday August 19, 2000 at Universitry of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor after a 13 year illness with Lupus. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Otisville. Rev. Fr. Eoin Murphy officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Glowski will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9:00 pm Tuesday. Family friends, and parish will gather at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm for a Scripture Service. Wednesday morning she will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until time of funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Angela was born July 16, 1968 in Flint the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luz and Suzanne (Barry) Martinez. She and Matthew D. Glowski were united in marriage February 25, 1996. Surviving are her husband: Matthew; Son: Michael; Daughter: Andrea; Father: Luz Martinez of Clio; Stepfather: Steven S. Stockton of Brighton; 3 Sisters: Cindy Riddell of Briighton; Christina Martinez of Flint; Kimberly Martinez of Clio; Brother: Antonio Martinez of Clio; Grandparents, Loretta Norwood and William and Evelyn Goodman of Mt. Morris; Mother-in-law and father-in-law: Linda and Thomas Glowski of Otisville; 2 Sisters-in-law: Darlene and husband Daniel Ayotte of Clio; Stephanie and husband Kevin Long of Holly; Several nieces and nephews; Close and special friends: Holly and Roger Ray of Holly; She was preceded in death by her mother Suzanne R. Stockton June 11, 1998, brother Steven M. Martinez December 18, 1989, and baby sister Candace L. Martinez April 1971, Grandparents Raymond Glowski September 8, 1999 and Agnes Glowski, January 15, 2000. 

John L. Vander Kuur 

Age 85, of Flint, died Wednesday August 16, 2000 at Genesys Health Park. funeral mass will take place 11:00 am Monday August 21, 2000 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. With Rev. Fr. Paul Schwermer officiating. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery. John will remain at Miles Martin Funeral Home where family and friends may call between 4-9:00 pm Saturday, 12-4:00 pm and 6-9:00 pm Sunday. Knights of Columbus #4090 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 pm Sunday. Parish friends and family will gather to pray the Rosary at 7:00 pm Sunday evening. On Monday morning John will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral mass at 11:00 am. If desired memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the American Lung Association. John was born February 21, 1915 in Gregory, South Dakota, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Dora (Talsma) Vander Kuur. He and Lillian Swanda were united in marriage in Paxton, South Dakota August 30, 1938. She preceded her in death August 1, 1997, after almost 59 years of marriage. John was a Charter member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and member of the 3rd and 4th degree Knights of Columbus #4090 Davison. John was a former Genesee County Deputy Sheriff, formerly employed at Sprague Dairy, Pure seal Dairy, Dean's Foods as a dairy engineer, then retiring form Clare Electric as an Electrician. Surviving are: 4 children: John and wife Cathy Vander Kuur of Davison; Dennis and wife Cindy Vander Kuur of Northbrook, IL.; Lillian and husband Lewie Young of Grand Blanc; Laura DeLaVergne of Flint; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Ida Shedeed of Gregory, South Dakota; Margaret and husband Lester Kierstead of Rapid City, South Dakota; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife Lillian, son Gregory Vander Kuur, and great grandson Michael Vander Kuur. 

Catherine A. Clontz 

Of Vassar age 83, died Monday, August 14, 2000 at Covenant Cooper in Saginaw Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday at Martin Funeral home in Vassar with Pastor Robert Youmans officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends Wednesday 10:00am until time of services at 1:00pm. Catherine was born June 27, 1917 in Dayton, Kentucky the daughter of Mr & Mrs. John and Mary (Westcott) Hauger. . She and Harry W. Reinfelder, Sr. were united in marriage December 4, 1936 in Indiana. He preceded her in death July 3, 2000 Surviving are 2 sons, Harry and wife Nancy Reinfelder Jr. of Pickford, MI.; Frederick and wife Antoinette Reinfelder of Vassar, MI.; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Alice and husband John Fey and Lorraine Brotherton; Nieces and nephews. 

Wayne N. Clontz 

Age 71 of Mt. Morris died Monday August 14, 2000 at McLaren Regional Medical Cntr. Funeral services will be 1pm Thursday from Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post of Clio. Wayne will remain at the MilesMartin Funeral Home where friends may call after 6:00 pm Tuesday. Family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home 6-9 Tuesday and on Wednesday 10am - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm. Family friends, and parish will assemble at the funeral home Wednesday to pray the Rosary at 8:00 pm. Thursday he will be taken to church to lie in state from 12-noon until time of funeral Mass at 1:00 pm. Memorials may be directed to McLaren Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Mr. Clontz was born in Flint November 29, 1928 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Lecy (Hartsell) Clontz. He and Ruby Marie West were united in marriage June 2, 1951. She preceded him in death January 25, 1979. He lived in Mt. Morris most of his life. He served with the US Army during WWII in Army Intelligence in Europe. Member of UAW #598 and retired from Fisher Body #1 production with 33 years service. Wayne enjoyed playing golf and bowling. Surviving are his Special friend: Rita Cherwinski.; 4 children: Wayne "Bob" and wife Barb Clontz of Clio; Steve and wife Patti Clontz of Clio; Cheryl and husband Jeff Hummel of Flushing; Lorri and husband Ken Patty of Swartz Creek.; 6 grandchildren: Jeremy and wife Courtney Clontz; Janice Clontz; Lara; Hummel; Sara Hummel; Brittney Patty; Eric Patty; Mother: Lecy Clontz of Clio; 6 brothers and sisters: Buck and wife Dorothy Clontz of Burton; Betty Apperley of Mt. Morris; Bob Clontz of Flushing; Virginia and husband Leon Pifer of Mt. Morris; John and wife Juanita Clontz of Mt. Morris; Barb Borchard of Frankenmuth; Numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; Ruby, his father and sister. 

Edward G. Wiederman 

Age 58, of Mt. Morris, died Sunday August 13, 2000 at the McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will take place Thursday August 17, 2000 at St. Mary Catholic Church. With Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Ed will remain at Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call after 6:00 pm Tuesday and all day Wednesday. Parish, friends and family will gather for Scripture Wake Service and to pray the Rosary 7:30 pm Wednesday. On Thursday morning, Ed will be taken to church to lie in state from 9:00 am until the times of funeral mass at 10:00 am. Ed was born January 20, 1942 in Flint the son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred & Julie (Salavics) Wiederman. He and Linda McLachlan were united in marriage June 9, 1973. He was a member of the N.R.A. and was an avid hunter. He was employed at GM Lake Orion assembly as a pipe fitter and previously with Buick. Before working with General Motors, Ed owned and operated Ace Roofing in Flint. Surviving are his wife: Linda; 3 children: Denise Wiederman-Walker and husband Michael of Mt. Morris; Dawn Kuchar-Vickers and husband Bob of Shelley Twp.; Amy Kuchar-Gauthier and husband Andrew of Flint; 4 Grandchildren: Jeremy, Logan, Haley and Collin; Brother: Gene and wife Dianna Wiederman of Swartz Creek; several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Frederick May 17, 1951. 

Jennifer Ann Felsman 

Age 20, of Mt. Morris died August 12, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thursday August 17, 2000 at Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, 6-9 pm, 12-9pm Wednesday and 9- 11 am Thursday, the time of funeral service. Jennifer was born April 25, 1980, in Flint the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Peggy (Girard) Dow. Jennifer graduated from Clio High School with high honors. She was a great mother. She was a school store manager of Clio High School. She worked at Babies - R- Us for a year and was reccently promoted to manager of toys. Survivors include: Husband James of Flint; 1 daughter: Zoey; Parents: Charles and Peggy Dow of Clio; Sister: Shannon and husband Damon Sinkine of Montrose; sister: Alicia Dow and brother Nathan Dow both of Clio; grandparents: Lula Dow; Walter and Kay Girard; Mary and Charles Baldwin. 

Donald L. Thwing 

Age 71 of Genesee died Saturday August 12, 2000 at Genesys Hospice Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday from St. Mark Lutheran Church, 5073 Daly Blvd. Pastor Gary L. Beck officiating. Burial in Sims - Whitney Cemetery located in AuGres, Michigan at 4:00 pm Wednesday August 16, 2000. Mr. Thwing will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call at 6-9 Monday and all day Tuesday. Family will be present at the funeral home from 6-9 Monday then on Tuesday 1-5pm and again from 7-9pm Tuesday. On Wednesday morning Mr. Thwing will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until time of services at 11:00 am. Donald was born March 15, 1929 in Lapeer county the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Lee and Grace (Manwaring) Thwing. He and Phyllis Wright were united in marriage November 27, 1948. He was a charter member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and retired July 1, 1994 from Buick Motor Division skilled trades as a tool grinder with 47 years service. Surviving are wife: Phyllis; 4 children: Donald Jr. and wife Lee Thwing of East Tawas; Pamela and husband Greg Brown of Tawas City; Roxanne and husband Tim Matheson of Mt. Morris; Cindy and husband John Kruck of Flint; 8 grandchildren: Donald III; Robert; Michael; Jennifer; Genevieve; Andrea; Adam and Kristen; Brother: Bill and wife Ardonna Thwing of Lennon; Sister-in-law: Elva Thwing of Otisville; Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Ralph. 

Max D. Reed 

Age 57, of Mt. Morris, died Thursday August 10, 2000 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held Monday August 14, 2000 from the Messiah Lutheran Church in Clio. Pastor Erwin Kostizen and Pastor Clifford Bischoff officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park. Family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 6-9pm and on Sunday from 9-9pm. On Monday morning, Max will be taken to church to lie in state from 10am until the time of service at 11am. Memorial contributions may be directed towards the Messiah Lutheran Church. Max was born October 28, 1942 in Flint, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Eugene and Edna Margarette (Myers) Reed. He married Sharon Richards in December 1961. Prior to his retirement in 1999 from the Oldsmobile Plant, he worked as a metallurgist at Buick for 34 years. Max served in the US Navy aboard the USS Randolph. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School, class of 1960. Surviving are his wife Sharon; surviving in memory his son: Max Jr. who died in 1977: also surviving are: 3 children: Chad and wife Jana Reed; Shelley Reed; Pam Hilton; 6 grandchildren: Kelly, Kyle, Chad II, Holly, Ashley, Shelby; brother: Ernie and wife Laurel Reed; Father in law: Audley and wife Gertrude Richards; sisters in law; Laura and Dave Stevens; Rosemary McDonald; brothers in law: Jim and wife Annie Richards; Don and wife Jan Richards; Special friends: Ardith, Roxie, Carol, Marlena, Marilyn, Annie and Marilyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Edna Reed; his son Max Jr.; his mother in law, Doris Richards; and Grandma Mabel. 

William R. Miller 

Age 64, of Mt. Morris, died Thursday August 10, 2000 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Saturday August 12,.2000 at 11:00 am at the Miles Martin Funeral Home. With Fr. Lorenzo officiating with cremation to follow. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Friday from 9:00 am -9:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be directed to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. William was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 9, 1936 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Ellie (Jackson) Miller. He married Lucia Delgado on April 14, 1956 at All Saints in Flint. He worked for GM as a UAW Representative and as a Supervisor for Mt. Morris Twp. He was on the Beecher School Board from 1970-1974, he was a member of the North Newburg Durand Masonic Lodge 161, Flushing Moose Lodge, and UAW Local 598. He served as Mt. Morris Twp. Supervisor for 4 years, Mt. Morris Twp. Trustee for 14 years, and was on the UAW National Bargaining Committee 1974- 1981. Surviving are his wife: Lucia; 6 children: Christine Coughlin of Mt. Morris; Robert Miller of Phoenix, AZ,; Angela and husband Larry Novak of Flint; Mary Lynn and husband Edward Coughlin of Burton; Randy Miller of Phoenix, AZ; Teresa Miller of Mt. Morris; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; Uncle: James and wife Dessie Jackson of Garden City, AL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and his granddaughter Veronica Ellie Coughlin. 

Andra Lurene Smith
Became an angel August 8, 2000 at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday August 16, 2000 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 9am until 11 am the time of the service. Mr Vernon Lawrence to officiate, burial in Flint Memorial Park. Andra was the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corwin and Bobbie Jo (Cook) Smith. Surviving are Parents; Corwin and Bobbie Jo Smith; 1 Brother: Ashton; 1 sister Serena; Grandparents: Patsy Earley, Harlan Cook; and Gloria Smith. Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. 

Kay L Schulckbier
Age 46, of Vassar, died Sunday August 6, 2000 at the Caro Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday August 9, 2000 at the Martin Funeral Home-Clark Chapel Vassar. With Rev. Wes Gillaspie and Rev. David Hakes officiating and burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9pm and on Wednesday from 9am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael's Lutheran Church or the donors favorite charity. Kay was born December 17, 1953 in Saginaw the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Waldo and Loraine (Palmreuter) Schluckbier. She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville. Surviving are her parents: Waldo and Loraine Schluckbier of Vassar; 2 brothers & 2 sisters MaryAnn & husband Leonard Frank of Dearborn Heights; Gary and wife Fay Schluckbier of Battle Creek; Robert and wife Kay Schluckbier of Vassar; 

Gloria C. DeWitt 

Age 76 of Mt. Morris Twp. died Sunday August 6, 2000 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Dale Lewis officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Wednesday. Family will be present to receive friends Tuesday 6:00 to 9:00 pm and on Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm and again at 6:00 pm-8pm. Gloria was born November 9, 1923 in Clarksburg, West Virginia the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Catherine (Baker) Aquino. She and Lewis DeWitt were united in marriage January 30, 1943. He preceded her in death October 5, 1989. Gloria was a member of Leo Crowe Post # 8236 VFW and she was a member of Ambassador Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughter: Diane Isaacson of Davison; 3 grandchildren: Kimberly Tinklepaugh and fiance LeRoy Davis of Mt. Morris; Deborah and husband Randy Frank of Davison; Susan and husband Steve Shoenberg of Novi; Great grandaughter: Lauren Frank; Brother: Carl and wife Donna Aquino of Flint; Several nieces, nephews, and friends including her special friends; Julie Queen; Beverly and Jerry Severn; and Dina King. She was preceded in death by her husband, daugther, and 2 sisters. 

Alleyne L. Gray 

Passed away Saturday, August 5, at Tendercare of Saginaw after a long illness. Alleyne L. Aldrich, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mert and Mary (Schlicht) Aldrich, was born December 14, 1910 on the family farm near Vassar, where she resided her entire life until her illness. She graduated from Vassar High School in 1928 and attended Bliss Alger Business institute. She retired in 1971 from Caro State Hospital and previously worked at Dow Chemical Company and Saginaw General Hospital. She married David S. Gray in December, 1963. He predeceased her in June of 1976. Surviving are: two sons and two daughters, Donald L. (Kathleen) Tinglan; David A. Tinglan; Carol J. Johnson all of Saginaw; Linda S. (George) Jupin of Alexandria, VA; a son-in-law: Gerald E. Johnson of Saginaw; 4 step-daughters: Suzanne (Franklin) Morse; Mary (Roger) Pierce both of Vassar; Betsy (Floyd) Light of Reese; Barbara (William) Frost of Saginaw; 12 grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; special friends Freida Smith and Muriel Lewis. One sister Beatrice Haines, predeceased her. She was a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church and the North Vassar Farmers Club. She was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed sewing, baking, traveling, playing scrabble and spending time with her family. Special thanks to Statman's Manor. If desired Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Vassar United Methodist Church or the American Alzheimers Association. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at Vassar United Methodist Church. Pastor Richard Sheppard to officiate with interment in Riverside Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar on Tuesday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. 

Gladys Phoebe Hester 

Age 92 of Mt. Morris died Friday August 4, 2000 at Genesys Hospice. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday August 7, 2000 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Elders Claud and Marjorie Smith to officiate. Burial at Flint Memorial Park. Family will recieve friends at the funeral home Saturday 4-8 pm, Sunday 2-8pm, and Monday 9am until 10am the time of service. Gladys was born May 3, 1908 in Burdickville, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peter and Rose (Nephew) Price. She married Elwood D. Hester July 19, 1923 in Davison. She was a life member of R.L.D.S.-Community Church of Christ. Survivors include children: Elwood (Pete) and wife June Hester; Franklin Hester; David Hess; Velma and husband Chuck Buss; Sherry and husband Jerry Riley; Jerry and wife Georgia Hester; Caroline (Sue) and husband Larry Judd; Cletus Hawtin; Ruth Mead; 20 grandchildren: Leslie Hawtin, Wesley Hawtin, Dennis Hawtin, Connie Plamondon, Calvin Hawtin , Janet Trigger, Pamela Ferrell, Peggy Gilbertson, Keith Hester, Kevin Hester, Bradley Hester, Phillip Hester, Scot Hester, Charles Ruprecht, Diana Davidson, Dana Riley, Donna Hester, Paul Hester, Jeffrey Judd, Jason Judd; 42 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; Preceded in death by Husband Elwood D. Hester, daughter Irene Hawtin, 2 sons Douglas Hester and Leslie Hester, 1 sister Rhoda Lattourette, and 2 brothers Sidney and Floyd Price. Donations maybe made in her name to R.L.D.S., American Arthritis Association or American Diabetes Association. 

Myrtle Josephine Clint 

Age 88, of Mt. Morris, died Friday August 4, 2000 at the Genesys Hospice Care Center. Memorial service will be held Sunday evening at 7:00 pm from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Dodge Rd. in Clio. Myrtle was born April 9, 1912 in Port Huron the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. and Vera (Shepherdson) Miller. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Clio. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a payroll clerk for Genesee County. Surviving are: daughter, Phyllis Simpson; 9 grandchildren, Marsha, Marilyn, Steven, Michele, Julie, Jimmy, Scott, Conrad and Meredith; 25 Great Grandchildren; 6 Great great Grandchildren. 

Frans Olof Ohlsson 

Of Mt. Morris age 77 died Thursday August 3, 2000 peacefully at his residence. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday August 8, 2000 at the Salem Lutheran Church. Pastor Thulisvee Beresford to officiate. Frans was born February 9, 1923 in Ostersund, Sweden the son of Mr and Mrs. Anton & Julia (Holter) Ohlsson. Frans was a member of his home town mens choir and was a menchanic in the Swedish Air Force for 2 years He married Gun Tingstrom July 31, 1948. In 1958 Frans his wife and two children emigrated to the United States. Frans resided in Mt. Morris for the last 35 years. He joined the Salem Lutheran Church in 1959 and the Vasa Order of America in 1961. He was an active member of the Flint River Valley Steelheaders and worked 22 years as a Tool and Die Maker at A.C. in Flint. He started and was active with the Toys for Boys from 1963 until he retired in 1985. Survivors include wife: Gun; daughter: Birgitta and husband Rod Brown; 2 sons: Bjorn and wife Joy Ohlsson; Bengt Ohlsson; 6 grandchildern , 2 great grandchildren 3 brothers: Eric and wife Rut Albin; Kurt and wife Elsa; 2 sisters: Annagreta Norrman; Brittmarie Rolandson; sister-in-law: Mia Ohlsson. Preceded in death by both parents brother Alf and sister-in-law Aina Ohlsson. Donation may be considered to the Salem Lutheran Church. 

Ernestine F. "Campbell" Marks 

Age 87, of Frankenmuth passed away Tuesday August 2, 2000 at St. Mary Hospital in Saginaw. Funeral Service will be held 11:00 am Saturday August 5, 2000 at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Morris. Pastor Richard Cook officiating. Burial at Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday 6-9 pm, 9am - 9pm Friday and Saturday morning Mrs. Marks will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Ernestine was a loving mother, grandmother, and "Grama Great". She was born July 3, 1913 in Richfield Twp. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil and Maude Mathews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Morris. Ernestine retired from AC. She was a generous caring and loving person who loved to write and wrote many stories. She moved to the Clare area where she owned a business and 2 lakes, one of which was named after her. She gave many happy memories to all her grandchildren. Mrs. Marks moved to Frankenmuth in 1985. Survivors include: 3 children: Jean and Donald McPherson of Mt. Morris; Robert and Joanne Campbell of Davison; Patrick and Judith Campbell of Nixon, MO.; 16 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; special friend Walter. She was preceded in death by her son James Campbell, daughter Helen Campbell, 1st husband Robert Campbell, and 2nd husband John Marks.


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