|James A. Tull
Of Mt. Morris, age 77, died Thursday July 30,1998 at Mc Laren Regional
Medical Center. Funeral Services will be August 1, 1998 at Miles Martin
Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. Visitors may call at the funeral home from 9am
till time of the service at 3pm Saturday August 1, 1998. Curtis Watson
will officiate the service. Burial will take place after services at Flint
Memorial Park. Mr. Tull was born on June 14, 1921 in Brandville MO. The
son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Maudie (McKinney) Tull. He married Daisy
Christine Bell on August 30, 1944. He was a veteran of the WWII with 21
years of service. He had 19 years in the Air force, and 2 years in the
Marines, and Retired as a Tech- Sargent. He worked for GM Buick and retired
with 19 years of service. Surviving are wife: Daisy; 2 daughters: Bonnie
of Flint, Donna and husband Gary Scott of Corbin, Ky. 2 grandchildren;
Trena and husband Jeff Graves of Corbin, Ky., Margaret and husband Chris
Williams of Flint, 2 great grandchildren; Jonathan and Rachel Caudill of
Corbin, Ky., 2 brothers Oliver Tull of Birch Run, Bufford Tull of Washington
State, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
Of Vassar, age 72, died Monday July 27, 1998 at Hills & Dale Hospital
in Caro. Funeral services will take place 1:00pm Wednesday July 29, 1998
at the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Dr. Rick Flanders, Pastor officiating.
Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saginaw. Friends may call at the funeral
home on Wednesday from 10:30 am until time of service at 1:00pm. Mr. Snider
was born in Saginaw, Michigan on March 8, 1926 the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank W. And Lillian M. (Neer) Snider. He worked as a fork truck driver.
Surviving are: 3 sisters, Nancy Laney of Vassar, Bernice Simmons of Linwood
and Florence Baase of Montrose; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Those desiring may consider
memorial contributions to Juanita Christian school.
Of Mt. Morris age 74 died Monday July 27, 1998 at Uof M Hospital, Ann
Arbor. Funeral mass will be 10am Thursday July 30, 1998 at St. Mary Church,
Mount Morris. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial will be at St.
Marys Parish Cemetery. Mrs. Lazzio will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral
Home where friends may call after 12 noon Wednesday. Family will be present
to receive friends Wednesday from 12-3pm and 6-9pm. The parish and family
will gather Wednesday evening to pray the Rosary at 7pm and the Holy Family
Council #4285 KofC will assemble for a Knights of Columbus memorial at
7:30pm. Thursday morning Mrs. Lazzio will be taken to church to lie in
state from 9am until time of the funeral Mass at 10am. Anna was born in
Maizeville, Penn February 28, 1924 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
and Anna (Senko) Pastue. She and Steve Lazzio were united in marriage at
Mahony Plane, Penn November 10, 1946, at that time they moved to Flint.
She was a devoted wife and mother. During her younger years she was active
in many activities with her children at St. Lukes school in Flint. She
was a scout leader, library aide and religious education teacher. She also
was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and taught CCD classes in the
early 1970's. The Family moved to Mount Morris in 1969. Anna was a woman
of deep faith and that faith was a tremendous comfort to her during her
long and difficult illness. She was deeply grateful to Eucharistic ministers
Marian and Tony who so faithfully prayed with her and brought her Holy
Communion. The Family wished to thank Marion and Tony for their devotion,
and also Dr. Vikki Boker and staff at U of M medical center for their kindness.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband Steve in 1988 and her brothers
John and Joseph Pastue, sisters Maria Groover and Catherine Simodijka.
She is survived by her 2 children: daughter: Patricia Lazzio of Flushing;
and son: Stephen M. Lazzio of Mt. Morris. her brother:Vince and his wife
Genell Pastue of Flint. Also many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers
contributions can be made to the University of Michigan Department of Oncology
or the Franciscan Friars of Mary Immaculate.
Edward Thomas Guldner
Of Mt.Morris, age 55, died Saturday July 25, 1998 at The Michigan Eagles
Recreational Center in Clare County. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday
July 28, 1998 at 7:00pm at Miles Martin Funeral Home. A Eagles Memorial
will take place at that time. Friends may call at the funeral home 6:00pm
till 9:00pm Monday, July 27, 1998 and Tuesday 9:00am till time of service
at 7:00pm. Cremation will take place after the service. He was born in
Redford Twp.. On July 21, 1943 the son of Mr. and Mrs. George and Venus
(Hale) Guldner. He was a member of the Auto City Eagles Aerie 3485 in Mt.
Morris and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #2235 in Harrison. He was employed
at AC Spark Plug Division as a carpenter. Surviving are his Son: Edward
Thomas Guldner II of Harrison; Daughter: Michelle Guldner of Westland;
Stepdaughter: Sherry and husband Mike Gibson of OK.; Fiancé: Valerie
Harris; 2 grandchildren: Haley & Erin; Brother: Garry of Reed City;
Sisters: Barbara of Redford; Sherry of Redford; Marlene of Texas; Darlene
of Howell; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents and son Michael Guldner.
Athern A. Martin
OF Mt. Morris, age 85, died Friday July 24, 1998 at Genesys Health
Park. Funeral services will be held Monday July 27, 1998 at 1:00pm at Miles
Martin Funeral Home Rev. Mr. William Edeson officiating. Burial at Flint
Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday from 6pm to 9pm and Sunday 1pm
to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm. Memorials may be made direct or at the funeral home
for American Lung Association. Mr. Martin was born on April 17, 1913 in
Obion City, TN the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. And Bertha I. (Jackson)
Martin. He married Margaret R. Hollingsworth on May 18, 1935. He resided
in Flint area since 1954 moving from Detroit. He retired from Fisher Body
Coldwater Rd. Plant in 1978 as a parts finisher with 25 years of service.
He was a member of the UAW Local. Surviving are: Wife Margaret; 4 daughters:
Shirley and husband Fred Carter of Sterling Hgts., Elizabeth Centilli of
Flint, Jean and husband Thomas Bryl of Las Vegas, Terri and husband Steven
Johnson of Burton; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 3 great great
grandchildren; 3 sisters: Beatrice Lee of Hazel Park, Naomi Turner of Clinton,
KY, Opal Covington of Pontiac; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents, and grandson Timothy Carter in 1988.
Frances Lillian (Midget) McPhail
Died Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at Clio Convalescent Center. Cremation
has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday
at Miles Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Mr. Richard Cook officiating. A
grave side service will be held in Glen Ellyn , Illinois at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association
, Senior Citizens Program of Glen Ellyn Park District or a Charity of your
choice. Frances was born on July 28, 1920 in Mt. Morris the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and Clara A. (Willis) Carroll. She graduated form Mt.
Morris High School in 1938. Frances was very proud to have served her country
during World War II and to have played with the Women's Army Corps Band.
Frances and John McPhail were united in marriage on March 20, 1947 and
lived in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He preceded her in death December 1988.
Surviving are 4 sisters; Arline Burkley of Charlotte, Alice (Susie) and
husband Charles Adle of Mt. Morris, Marion and husband Emmett Barnes of
Montrose, Colorado and Louise and husband Ward Kenyon of Vista, Ca.; brother,
Willis (Bud) and wife Ruth Carroll of Gladwin; and sisters-in-law, Violet
McPhail of Springfield, Missouri and Rena Harris of Ormond Beach, Florida.
The family would like to thank all those who gave her compassionate care
during the last years of her life.
Mary "Dorthy" (Kenworthy) Swinehart
Of Gladwin, age 74, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Wednesday, July 22,
1998 at Greenbriar of Sterling. Funeral services will be held Saturday,
July 25, 1998 from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. Rev. Fr. Raymond
Urbanek officiating. Burial in Thetford Twp. Cemetery. Mrs. Swinehart will
remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris where friends may
call after 12 noon Friday. Friday evening parish and family will gather
to pray the Rosary at 7:30pm. Saturday Dorothy will be taken to church
to lie in state from 9am until the time of funeral at 10:00am. Mrs. Swinehart
was born April 22, 1923 in West Branch the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence
and Mary S. (Bragg) Kenworthy. She and Paul Allen Swinehart were united
in marriage in Mt. Morris January 31, 1942. He preceded her in death November
6, 1976. She was a member of Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic Church and Altar
Society and Gladwin VFW Auxiliary. She worked as a sales clerk for the
former Yankee Stadium in Flint. Surviving are: 5 Sons; Clarence & wife
Linda Swinehart of Idaho; Gerald & wife Pam Swinehart of Fairgrove;
Gary Swinehart of Nevada; Bennett & wife Mary Ellen Swinehart of Gladwin;
Herbert Swinehart of Shepard; Daughter: Edith Palmateer of Flint; Daughter
in law; Elsie Swinehart of Gladwin; 13 Grandchildren; 14 Great grandchildren;
5 Brothers; Charles Kenworthy of Flint; Gene & wife Jeanie Kenworthy
of Lapeer; George & wife Gladys Kenworthy of West Branch; Roy &
wife Ila Kenworthy of West Branch; Jim & wife Delores Kenworthy of
Washington; Numerous Nieces & nephews including special nephew and
niece Fred and Sue Kenworthy. Preceded in death by her parents, husband,
Son Paul S. Swinehart Jr. July 8, 1998, grandson Herbert Swinehart in 1967
and brother John Kenworthy.
Of Vassar, age 72, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at the Caro Community
Hospital. Friends may call at the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar from 4-7pm
Saturday. Mr. Stuwe was born October 9, 1925 in Detroit the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward and Anna(Knuttle)Stuwe. He and Ruth Reif were united in
marriage November 29, 1947. Werner graduated from Vassar High School Class
of 1944. He was self-employed as a building contractor and then as Industrial
Brush Maker. Mr. Stuwe was accomplished in canoeing, skiing, wind surfing
and aviation. Surviving are: Children; Thomas and wife Ruth Stuwe of Berre,
VT; Kristin and husband Michael Belding of Berre, VT; Susan Stuwe of Willimason,
MI; Grandchildren; Sarah, Hannah and Rebekah Stuwe , Laura Belding, David
and Thomas Rastall; Sisters: Margaret Wagner of Scottville, MI; Gertrude
Karas of Rochester, MI; 2 Aunts and many Nieces and Nephews
Maxine B. Best
Of Mt. Morris, Age 73, died Tuesday July 21, 1998 at Hurley Medical
Cntr. Funeral Services will be will be held at 1:00pm Friday, July 24,
1998 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Erwin Saultman officiating. Burial
in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call the funeral home after 6-8pm Wednesday,
Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Friday up until the time of the service.
Memorials may be considered to American Lung Ass. Donations may be made
direct or at the funeral home. Mrs. Best was born March 22, 1925 in Flint,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Florence (Freeman) Vanaerman.
She married Charles D. Best on April 27, 1944 in Bastrop, TX. She has been
a member of Mt. Morris United Brethern Church. Surviving are husband: Charles;
daughter: Sandy Manus of St. Lyon; son : Harvey Best of Durand; 3 grandchildren:
Ashley and Melissa Best, Mark Manus; 2 great grandchildren Brandon and
Shana; sister: Jane Sloat of Oden; several nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by parents.
Edward James Fournier
Of Mt. Morris age 74 died Monday July 20, 1998 at Genesys Health Park.
Funeral services will be 10am Friday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Burial
in Calvary Cemetery with military honors by VFW Gordon Bennett Post #1452.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Wednesday and all day Thursday.
Born in Flint June 4, 1924 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. and Leona
M. (LeVasseur) Fournier. He and Lois Stimson were united in marriage October
9, 1971. Ed was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Marine Corps in the
South Pacific. He was present and witnessed the raising of our flag on
Iwo Jima. He participated in action in Saipan, Marianas Islands, Tinian,
Marianas Island, Iowa Jima, and the Volcano Islands. He was the former
owner of Edward School of Cosmetology retiring to Tucson, AZ 1979 after
35 years of practice. He returned to Mt. Morris 1993. Surviving are his
wife: Lois. 3 sons: James Fournier and fiancé Christine Booth of
Phoenix; Mark and wife Marcia Fournier of Phoenix; Hal Fournier of Phoenix.
5 daughters: Debra and husband Michael Goulet of Flint; Nicki Curbow of
Summerville, SC; Diane and husband Anthony Hardin of Genesee; Judy and
husband Thomas Freiheit of Clio; Laura Jackson of Flint. 15 grandchildren,
4 great grandchildren. 2 brothers: Robert J. and wife Charity Fournier
of Montrose, and Ernest A. Jr. and wife Joyce Fournier of Saginaw. Several
nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and
her husband Marjorie and Michael Csiki, and nephew Robert J. Fournier Jr.
Emily W. Mason
Of Mt. Morris, Age 88, died Monday July 20, 1998 at McLaren Regional
Medical Cntr. Funeral Services will be will be held at 11AM Thursday, July
23, 1998 at First United Methodist Church. Pastor Bob Burkey officiating.
Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call the funeral home after
6 PM Tuesday and 11-9pm Wednesday. Thursday morning Ms. Mason will be taken
to church to lie in state from 10am-until time of funeral at 11am. Memorials
may be directed to First United Methodist Church and Diabetes Foundation.
Donations may be made direct or at the funeral home. Ms. Mason was born
October 4, 1909 in North Branch, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hersey W. And Frances (Deo) McInally. She married Clifford Mason in Toledo,
OH on May 31, 1929. He preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1976. She has been
a resident of Mt. Morris since her marriage in 1929. She has been a longtime
member of First United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mildred
Jean and husband Robert McBride of Mt. Morris, Marilyn Mason of Flint,
Karen and husband Donald Diehl of Northstreet, MI; 2 sons: Robert L. Mason
of Sun City West, AZ, John L. And wife Karen Mason of Clio; 13 grandchildren;
9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by parents, husband, son Richard R. Mason, 2 sisters Mildred Kern
and Olga Jean Simmonds.
Clifford J. Culver
Age 88 of Clio. Our beloved Poppy went home to be with his Lord Monday
July 20, 1998 from McLaren Regional Medical Cntr. Clifford was born July
5, 1910 in Alpha, MN the son of Ralph and Grace (Getty) Culver and had
resided in the Mt. Morris and Clio areas most of his life. He married Sabra
Wager, March 25, 1932 in Genesee Twp. A graduate of General Motors Institute
(now Kettering Institute) he was a highly skilled journeyman tool and diemaker
at several General Motors plants retiring from Fisher Body in 1978 with
37.5 years of service. He also operated his own shop, C&M Machine,
for many years. Clifford had been active as a Boy Scout leader and in the
First Baptist Churches of Clio and Mt. Morris serving as a deacon and Sunday
school teacher. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and feeding the birds and
squirrels that frequented his yard. His greatest love, however, was his
family who will all miss him terribly along with his many friends. He had
a wonderful testimony for his Lord, telling others of the grace he had
found in Jesus. Clifford is survived by his wife, Sabra. 3 daughters: Charlotte
and her husband Kenneth Paulson of Clio; Mildred (Millie) and her husband
Fred Gaddis of Fairmont, IN; Margie and her husband David Lester of Grand
Blanc. 2 sons: John (Jack) and his wife Ethel (Johnson) Culver of Clio;
Dr. James (Jim) and his wife Cindy (Newton) Culver of Linden. 17 grandchildren,
28 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild as well as a sister-in-law:
Adelaide Shenkel of Mt. Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents,
and an infant sister Glenda. Funeral services will be 1pm Thursday from
Mt. Morris First Baptist Church , corner of Walter & Louisa Streets.
Pastor John Lillie officiating. Mr. Culver will remain at the Miles Martin
Funeral Home where family will be present to receive friends Tuesday 6-9pm
and Wednesday 10-2pm and 6-9pm. Memorials may be directed to the Right
To Life of Michigan, with which he was very active for many years.
Richard L. King
Of Vassar, Age 61, died Sunday July 19, 1998 in Garden Peninsula, Michigan
in his cabin. Funeral Services will be will be held at 1:00pm Friday, July
24, 1998 at Martin Funeral Home-Vassar. Rev. Richard W. Sheppard officiating.
Burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. A Eagles Memorial Service will be
held 7pm Thursday under the direction of Vassar F.O.E. #2380. Friends may
call the funeral home after 6-9pm Wednesday, Thursday from 9-9pm, Friday
9am until the time of the service. Mr. King was born March 6, 1937 in Big
Beaver, MI, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth and Marion (Stumpf) King. He
and Sharron Barrons were united in marriage on May 13, 1961. He retired
in 1995 from Chevrolet Metal Fabricating as a machinist after 27 years
of service. He served in the US Army 1958 to 1964. He was a life time member
of the National Rifle Assoc., also the Vassar Eagles, and the Richville
Conservation. He enjoyed hunting and loved the outdoors and cabin in the
U.P. Surviving are wife: Sharron; 3 sons: Daniel and wife Betty King of
Millington; Garry and wife Tessa King of Vassar; David and wife Stacy King
of Vassar; daughter Debra and Rick Fultz of Vassar; 9 grandchildren: Ricky
Fultz, Richard, Danny, Michael, Aneadra, Kayla, Skylark, Jaden, and Sierra
King; mother-in-law Ceneith Barrons of Cass City; sister: Mary Lou and
husband Tom Denton of St. Charles; brother: Bob and wife Pat King of Vassal;
3 sister-in-laws and 1 brother-in-law: Susie Collins of Kingston; Shirley
Williamson of Caro; Jackie and husband Jerry Roeske of Kingston; several
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1988 and
mother in 1996.
Pauline B. Engels
Of Cass City, died Sunday July 19, 1998 at Tendercare . Age 85. She
was born April 15, 1913 in Port Austin the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
and Angela (Snezak) Miller. She and Julius T. Engels were united in marriage
August 15, 1953 in Angola, IN. She is survived by her husband: Julius,
her 5 children: Donald and wife Shirley Miller of Curtisville; Richard
and wife Patricia Hart of Saginaw; Geraldine and husband Bruce Wescoat
of LasVegas, NV; Robert and wife Bernice Hart of Reese; Judy and husband
Paul Huizar of Vassar. Many grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Sister: Eleanor Lesoski of Gagetown, 2 bothers: Samuel and wife Lottie
Miller, Leonard Krezeski of Caro. She was preceded in death by her parents,
2 daughters, Arlene Hart and Pauline Raymond and a grandson Robert F. Hart.
Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday from Martin Funeral Home - Vassar.
Pastor Phillip Hudson officiating. Burial in Riverside cemetery, Vassar.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1-9pm
and Wednesday from 9am - until time of funeral at 11am.
Vernon Lowell McGinnis
Of Mt. Morris, age 74, died Sunday July 19, 1998 at Genesys Health
Park. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM at Miles Martin Funeral
Home. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home
after 6:00pm Monday and all day Tuesday. Family will be present to receive
friends Monday 6-9 PM and Tuesday 1-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Vernon was born February
28, 1924 in Carter, KY the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval and Arthie (Smith)
McGinnis. Married Audrey Bennett December 14, 1946 in Charlevoix. Veteran
of WWII serving, with 740th Bomb Squad in European Theatre of operations.
He retired from AC Spark Plug Division as Crane Operator with 36 years
of service. Surviving are wife: Audrey; 2 daughters and 5 sons: Sherry
and husband Dan Schalenberg of Traverse City, Vernon Jr. and wife Debbie
McGinnis of Flint, Orval McGinnis of Mt. Morris, Mickey and wife Candy
McGinnis of Flint, Bradley and wife Diane McGinnis of Mt. Morris, Darrell
McGinnis of Illinois, Ramona and husband Michael Smith of Mt. Morris; 19
Grandchildren; 4 Great-Grandchildren; 6 brothers and 4 sisters: Marvin
McGinnis, Lovell and wife Lela McGinnis, Manford and wife Erma McGinnis,
Willard and wife Ruby McGinnis, Wayman McGinnis, Ted McGinnis, Velma and
husband Joe Powell, Lois and husband Dick Way, Zola and husband Sam Speakes,
Leona and husband John Taylor; sister-in-law: Estie McGinnis. He was preceded
in death by his parents, son Timothy Allen McGinnis November 14, 1996,
brother Dewey in 1997, grandson Vernon Lowell "Ponch" McGinnis III June
Of Fairgrove, age 90 died Saturday July 18, 1998 at Tuscola County
Medical Care Facility. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Wednesday Martin
Funeral Home-Fairgrove. Pastor Phillip Hudson officiating. Burial in Gilford
cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 6-8pm,
Tuesday 1-4pm and 6-8pm, and Wednesday from 1pm until time of services
at 2pm. He was born July 31, 1907 in Essen, Germany the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl and Henrietta (Stoecker) Stoffel. He and Erna Rahlwes were united
in marriage August 22, 1931. She preceded him in death Feb. 18, 1998. Prior
to his retirement he had been engaged in farming. Surviving are his son
Paul Stoffel of Reese; daughter: Evelyn and husband Jack Wessley of Saginaw.
6 grandchildren: John Wessley, Tim Wessley, and Larry Wessley all of Saginaw;
Russell and wife Amy Stoffel of Flushing; Chad Stoffel of Reese; Kimberly
and husband Scott Propson of Waterford. 2 great grandsons: Alexander and
Trevor Paul Propson. A brother and a sister live in Germany.
Katherine E. Snapp
Of California formerly of Mt. Morris age 95 died Thursday July 16,
1998 in Walnut Creek, Calif. Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday from
St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial
in New Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Snapp will remain at Miles Martin Funeral
Home where friends may call after 5:00pm Tuesday. Parish and Alter Society
will gather at the funeral home to pray the Rosary at 7:00pm, Tuesday.
Snapp will be taken to church to lie in state from 9am until time of Holy
Mass at 10am. Born in Lucera Italy July 14, 1903, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Antonio and Cesaria Delduca, where along with her younger sister and
her mother, she followed her father to Florence Colorado to complete the
family migration to the USA in 1906. Katherine was the oldest of 13 children.
She and Ora Aubrey Snapp were united in marriage Feb. 14, 1926 in Denver,
CO. He preceded her in death June 28, 1975. She resided in Mt. Morris from
1938 and maintained her family home on Wilson Ave. until moving to northern
California, the San Francisco area, to be near her son, Donald. She was
a longtime member of Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic Church and the Altar
Society. Katherine had been employed at the former Durant Hotel in Flint
for several years. Surviving are her son: Donald and wife Addie Snapp of
Danville, CA. 3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. 2 sisters and
1 brother: Mary Sprenkle of Grand Blanc, Emily DeBell of Denver, CO; Jim
Delduca of Burton. 2 nephews: Donnie and Jimmy Delduca of Burton
Clare L. Smith
Of Mayville, age 68 died Thursday, July 16, 1998 at Covenant Health
Care - Harrison in Saginaw. Funeral services will be held 1pm Monday at
the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Elder Steve Beebe officiating. Burial
in Fremont Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral
home on Saturday 7-9 pm, Sunday 2-9pm and on Monday 9am till the time of
funeral. Mayville - Vassar VFW Post #10884 will conduct a Memorial Service
at 8:00pm Sunday. Clare was born April 17, 1930 in Mayville, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Don J. And Evora (Muntz) Smith. He and Violet Kuzma were united
in marriage September 28,1957, they shared over 40 years together. Clare
had been a Mayville resident his entire life. He served in the Korean War
as a member of the US Army from 1951 to 1953. He was employed at Buick
Motor Division until 1967, when he took over the family dairy farm. Clare
was an active member of the Mayville-Vassar VFW Post #10884, Mayville American
Legion, Michigan Milk Producers, Michigan Dairy Herd Improvement Assoc.,
Farm Bureau and National Rifle Assoc. Surviving are his wife; Violet, Children
Connie and husband Kevin TerBush of Mayville; James and wife Arlene Smith
of Silverwood; Thomas Smith of Mayville; Joseph and wife Kim Smith of Mayville;
John C. Smith of Mayville; 5 grandchildren; Sarah and Jonathon TerBush
; Frank and Craig Smith; Joseph Smith Jr.; Good friend Verna Alfano. He
was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ward, father-in-law and mother-in-law,
Frank and Clara Kuzma of Flint and brother-in-law, Jerry. Those desiring,
may consider memorial contributions for the Mayville-Vassar VFW Post. Envelopes
are available at the funeral home.
Ronald Dee Hedrick Sr.
Of Mt. Morris, age 47, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 in Bayport. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, July 18, 1998 at 2:00pm from the Miles
Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Rev. officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial
Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-9pm, and
on Saturday from 9am until the time of service. Mr. Hedrick was born April
10, 1951 in Flint, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus and Ethel (Watkins) Hedrick.
He married Karron Christine Wells November 9, 1968. He owned and operated
Ron's Transmissions in Mt. Morris. Surviving are: wife Chris; 3 Children:
Ronald D. II and wife Tricia Hedrick of Bitely, Amy Susan and husband Kenneth
Clardy Jr. of Montrose, Kenneth Everett Hedrick and fiancé Rachel
Shaker of Mt. Morris; 3 Grandchildren: Sara Louise Hedrick, Katelyn Nicole
Clardy, Ronald D. Hedrick III; Father: Marcus and wife Helen Hedrick of
Bayport; 2 sisters: Louise and husband James Eldred of Oscoda, Bonnie and
husband Richard Bates of Fenton: 1 brother; Mark and wife Sharon Hedrick
of Mt. Morris. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Burney George Landon
of Mt. Morris, age 84, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at Genesys Health
Park, in Grand Blanc. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am Saturday,
July 18, 1998 at the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris. Rev.
Robert Burkey officiating. Burial in Mt. Morris Cemetery. Friends may call
at the funeral home after 6:00pm Thursday and from 9:00am to 9:00pm on
Friday. Mr. Landon will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 9:00am
until the time of service. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris, Elevator Fund.
Mr. Landon was born February 8, 1914 in Mt. Morris, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew and Ella Knapp Landon, where he lived his entire life, of the
family Centennial Farm. He married Ellen Edith Middleton on June 1, 1935.
He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1932 and attended GMI. He was
employed by the Buick Motor Division and Northern Tool and Die during World
War II. He was co-founder of Flushing Manufacturing Service in 1945, which
he managed until its closure in 1986. More recently he has been engaged
as an expediter/courier for grandsons at Ameristep, in Clio. He was a life
member of the Mt. Morris Masonic Blue Lodge, the Flushing Royal Arch Masonic
Order, and of the Genesee Valley Knights Templar Commandary. He enjoyed
farming, hunting and fishing, or "wetting a line" as he referred to it,
as well as time spent with family and friends at the family cottage in
Surviving are: Loving wife of 63 years Ellen; Daughters: Carol and
husband Cliff Studaker of Flushing, Marilynn Sue and husband George Chism
of Ann Arbor; Son: Dick and wife Arlene Landon of Petoskey; Also surviving
are Grandchildren Stephen, Jeffrey, Jim and Kim, Matt and Kay Landon, Scott
and Diane, and Brett Wehner, and Carrie Sue Chism, Great grandchildren
include: Brittany, Andrew and Tanner Landon, Leah, Lauren, Sara, Hannah,
and Heide Wehner; Sister: Maybel and husband Bob Eckert, Devoted Niece:
Evelyn Forsythe; Brother-in-law: Les Becker, and other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Richard Landon, sister
Lucille Forsythe, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dick and Mildred Middleton.
of Mt. Morris, age 95, died Monday, July 13, 1998 at the Clio Convalescent
Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16, 1998 at 11:00am
from the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Burial in Assyrian Cemetery.
Friends may call after 6pm Tuesday, all day Wednesday, and on Thursday
from 9am until the time of service. Mrs. Badala was born May 23, 1903 in
Flint, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis and Ella (Scott) Dorman. She
and "Sam" Israel Badala were united in marraige October 20, 1921. He preceded
her in death February 22, 1983. Sarah taught herself to cook and crochet,
which she was very good at doing and enjoyed both. She is survived by several
nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents,
husband, 7 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Roy A. Harmon
Age 50 of Port Arkansas, TX formerly of Mt. Morris died Sunday July
12, 1998 at Spohn Hospital Corpis Christi, TX. No services are planned
cremation has taken place. Surviving are: wife Judy Allen-Harmon, son:
Paul Allen Harmon, mother: Carol Kulis of Sun City, FL, sisters: Linda
Allard and Betty Funch both of FL., 2 brothers: Phillip Kulis of Las Vegas,
NV and Eddie Kulis of Swartz Creek. mother-in-law: Lucille Allen of Mt.
Leo Edward Thomas
Of Mt. Morris, age 79, died Thursday 9,1998 at Genesys Hospice Goodrich.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 11, 1998 at 8:00p.m. from the
Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Keith Childerhose officiating. Cremation
to follow. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Thomas was born Dec. 3, 1918 in Flint MI. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
E. And Sophia M. (Corrow) Thomas. He and Olive Ruth Harmon-Sawade were
united in marriage March 14, 1976. For years he was a HAM radio operator.
Leo was also a member of the ham radio club of Genesee County Amateur Radio
Club and American Radio Relay League ( A.R.R.C. ) and a computer club Face
Computer Enthusiasts. He was a member of Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa
Indian, and a member of Eastside Senior Citizens and the Krapohl Sr. Citizens
Center. He was a past president and treasurer of the Highland Clubhouse
Assn. He retired from Fisher Body #1 in 1978 as an Assembly Relief with
25 years service. Surviving are: wife Olive Ruth of Mt. Morris, son: Leon
and wife Patricia Thomas, their son Nicholas of Burton, daughter: Tonya
Thomas of Flint, her son Derrick. 7 stepchildren: Collen and husband Wayne
Bard of Mt. Morris, Colette and husband Roy Hall of Burton, Carol and husband
Doyle Williamson of Mt. Morris, Rennie and wife Marie Sawade of Goodrich,
Tamara and husband Don Eddington of Morrish, Randolf and wife Betsy Smith
of St. Johns, Richard and wife Sandy Green of Gladwin. Numerous step grand
and great grandchildren. 2 sisters: Mae Abbott of Sugar Island, Mary Lepeer
of Cheboygen. Several nieces and nephews.
Robert Charles Harris
Of Mt. Morris, age 76, died Monday July 6, 1998 at Genesys Health Park.
Funeral Services at Miles Martin Funeral Home Friday July 10, 1998 at 11am.
Pastor Bob Burkey Officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from
6pm to 9pm Thursday and 9am till time of service at 11am Friday. Mr. Harris
was born July 20, 1921 in Petoskey, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter B and
Mabel W. (Walton) Harris. He was a veteran of the US Air Force during WWII
as 1 St. Lt. Fighter Pilot in the Pacific. He was a member of the Morning
Star Lodge 556 F&AM and Bay City Consistory. He was also a member of
First United Methodist Church in Mt. Morris, and UAW Local 599. He retied
in 1984 from Buick Motor Division skilled trades. Surviving are : wife
Margaret; children: Paul and wife Gayle of Ohio, Peter and wife Bette of
Flushing, Joan of Mt. Morris, Tom of Lennon. Numerous grandchildren , great
grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. brother: Gerry of Charlevoix
and several nieces and nephews.
John F. Rushing Jr.
Of Flint, age 65, died Monday July 6, 1998 at Genesys Health Park.
Funeral Services will take place 3:30 pm Thursday July 9, 1998 at Miles
Martin Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Mullen officiating with cremation to follow.
The family will receive friends at 12 noon - 9 pm Wednesday And Thursday
9am until time of service. He was born September 7, 1932 in Flint, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. and Alice L. (Reeves) Rushing Sr. He married
Norma Clymer October 13, 1951. She preceded him in death in 1992. Prior
to his retirement he has been employed at Chevrolet Mfg. Co. Surviving
are: children , Rhonda Bishop of Flint; Gerald Rushing of Flint; Norma
and husband Eric Mason of VA; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1
sister, Betty Glasco of Birch Run; 3 brothers, Harold and wife Juanita
Rushing of Prescott, Willis and wife Kathy Rushing of Birch Run; Carl and
wife June Rushing of Missouri. Mr. Rushing was also preceded in death by
his parents wife and 2 sisters, Shirley Rushing and Lucille Holt.
Joesph R. Crittenden
Of Millington, age 37, loving husband and father died Monday July 6,
1998 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. Funeral Services will be held 1pm
Thursday July 9, 1998 at Miles Martin Funeral Home, with cremation to follow.
Family will receive friends 12 noon until 9pm Wednesday and Thursday 9am
till time of service at 1pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to
the American Lung Association or the Scholarship Fund for Joseph (Nick)
Crittenden. Mr. Crittenden was born October 21, 1960 the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl L. And Carol A. (Henderson) Crittenden. He married Kathy J. Marling
on March 5, 1983. He was a member of Local Union #706 and also a member
of Harley Owners Group. He had been employed as a Union Carpenter for 17
years, the past 10 years with Central Interiors. He was also an avid hunter.
Surviving are: wife, Kathy of Millington; son, Joseph (Nick) Crittenden;
parents, Carl and Carol Crittenden of Vassar; 3 brothers, Mike and wife
Karri Crittenden of Caro; Mike Cathy Crittenden of Missouri; Carl and wife
Kathy Crittenden of Flushing; sister, Tina and husband Wade Volz of Flushing;
sister-in-law, Cindy Crittenden of Montrose; grandmother, Pearl Beaulieu
of Millington; several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. He was
preceded in death by his brother Greg Crittenden.
Of Grand Blanc, age 91, died Friday July 3, 1998 at the Clio Convalescent
Center. There will be no visitation or Funeral Service. Cremation has taken
place. Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor's favorite charity.
Mrs. Cross was born May 2, 1907 in Hudson, Michigan, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George N. and Edith Mae (Tackabury) Kennedy. She was married to
Gerald V. (Red) Cross in 1936 in Flint. He preceded her in death January
15, 1962. She had worked at Hurly Hospital as a receptionist retiring in
1972. Surviving are 2 daughters; Patricia and husband Stephen Lamb of Clio,
Meredith and husband James Herrington of Florida. 4 grandchildren and 8
Ester Marie Wodtke
Of Mt. Morris, age 99, died Thursday July 2, 1998 at Clio Convalescent
Center. Cremation has taken place, there will be a Memorial Service held
at Martin Funeral Home at 11AM Saturday, July 11, 1998. Mrs. Wodtke was
born March 30, 1899 in Gibbs City, MI. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Octave
and Susan (Auger) Fish. She married Fred Wodtke September 1961. He preceded
her in death September 1985. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church
in Clio. She retired from AC Spark Plug Division in the spark plug dept
on Industrial Ave in Flint, with 10 years of service. She lived in Lakeland,
Fla. From 1972 to 1987. She was preceded in death by parents, husband,
and son Donald E. Jean in March 1987. Surviving are Son: Raymond and wife
Doris Jean of Mt. Morris; Stepson: Fredrick L and wife Donna Wodtke of
Flint; Stepdaughter: Shirley and husband Ted Long of Mio; 15 Grandchildren;
11 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; and many nieces and
Donald Wayne Wright
No Services To be Held.