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CHARLES H. LANE
Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Chelsea
Age 77, died July 19, 2001 at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born in Chelsea on June 23, 1924, the son of Dr. Chandler C. and Caroline (Schurz) Lane, DVM . He married Frances Billington on August 1, 1953 in Cassopolis, Michigan. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, a son Charles C. Lane of Tampa, Fla., a daughter Jennifer S. Lane of Rockville, Maryland, four grandchildren Jessica, Taylor, Sylvie and Rachel. Also surviving are two nieces, three nephews and two sisters in law. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dr. W. C. Lane, DVM. Mr. Lane graduated from Chelsea High School in 1942. He received his B.S. from Michigan Normal (EMU) in 1948 and his MS from University of Michigan in 1952 and captained the Huron Football Team in 1947. Charles began his teaching and coaching career at Dundee (Michigan) High School and was Principal for 20 years (1956-1976) of Chelsea High School. Upon retiring in 1976 the Lanes moved to Pinellas Park, Florida in 1977. He had resided in Zephyrhills since April of 1995. Mr. Lane was a life member of the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association and the Olive Lodge # 156 F & AM of Chelsea. In Florida he was an active member of MPSERS, Lakeland Chapter. Inurnment will be in the Lane family lot at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Memorial services will he held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2001 at First Congregational Church, Chelsea, with Rev. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9-11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Congregational Church or any scholarships at Chelsea High School. Arrangements by the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, CHELSEA. 

WILLIAM BAKER
Of Grass Lake, MI
Age 57, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon July 14, 2001. He was born September 15, 1943 in Nippa, Kentucky. He was the son of William and Eunice (Grimm) Baker. Bill had been a resident of Waterloo Twp. since 1995 coming from Ypsilanti. Bill was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Jackson. He was retired from Ford Motor Co, Sheldon Road Plant and was a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Baker enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of NRA. He enjoyed watching baseball and basketball. He is survived by his wife Nancy I. (Newberry), whom he married in Ann Arbor on August 26, 1990. Also surviving is his daughter Sonya Lynn (Dale) Baker-Wheatley of Louisville, Ky., grandsons Alex and Kyle Wheatley, a brother Fred “Sam” (Vickie) Baker of Lawrenceburg, Ky., his family Fred and Byron Baker and granddaughter Destiny, a brother Daniel (Christine) Baker of Versailles, Ky. and his family Daniel Jr., Daniel, III and Christina. His mother of Kentucky, his mother in law Eva Newberry of Grass Lake, father in law Ernie (Phyllis) Newberry of Land O Lakes, Fla., brother in law Rob Newberry and his family Robert and Taylor of Tampa, Fla., sister in law Geneva Newberry of Belleville, Mich., nephew Phillip Newberry and fiancée Candace and their daughter Shaelyn of Willis, Mich., nephew Josh Richardson and his fiancée Elaine, niece Elizabeth (Casey) Sargent and their daughter Abigayle of Cincinnati, Ohio His animal companions and friends Sophie, Penny and Clare. He was preceded in death by his father, infant brother Jackie and brother in law Allen Newberry. Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 18 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea with Pastor Chuck Turner of Harmony Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arbor Crest Cemetery, Ann Arbor. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Harmony Baptist Church. 

GEORGE RAYMOND "RAY" TARASOW
Of Chelsea, MI
Ray Tarasow, 80, died Monday, July 9, 2001 at Towsley Village, Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born on September 30, 1920 in Chicago, IL, the son of George and Jennie (McLean) Tarasow. Ray was married to Nedra Ann Moyer, and she preceded him in death in 1996. Ray moved from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI in 1929 and had lived in Chelsea since 1950. He graduated from Southwestern High School,Detroit, MI and attended the University of Detroit. He also was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy. He retired from Michigan Bell in 1979 with 28 years ofservice. Prior to that he owned and operated Ray’s Gulf in Chelsea. 
Ray played various athletics from an early age and enjoyed teaching children the fundamentals of many sports. He coached Little League Baseball and Biddy Basketball for many years through the Chelsea RecreationCouncil, and he also served as council treasurer for several years. Ray enjoyed bowling, played basketball and golf, and was a long time member of Inverness Country Club. 
Survivors include children, Melissa (Bud) Guest of Valrico,FL, Cristine (Charles) Williams of Arlington Heights, IL, Michael (Lauralyn)Tarasow of San Ramon, CA, Sheila (Jeff) Branham and Christopher (Amanda)Tarasow of Chelsea; grandchildren Joan Guest Burnett, Brad Guest, Alise Guest Bauserman, Scott Guest, Jessica Williams, Ethan Williams, Ted Tarasow, Tim Tarasow, Josh Branham, Nate Branham, Maggie Tarasow and Michael Tarasow; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Renee Guest and grandson, Aaron Williams.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to the Chelsea Recreation Council or the Chelsea District Library. 
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friendsSaturday, July 14, 2001 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea. 

DONALD E. EAGLESTON
Of Munith, Formerly of Ypsilanti
Age 67, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at the Ann Arbor VA hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thurs. 7-9 p.m. and Fri. 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Eagleston family. 

MARIAN E. BRISTLE
Of Chelsea
Age 79, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at Country Meadows Care Home in Grass Lake. She was born on January 28, 1922 in Monticello, Illinois the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Longworth) Thompson. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ypsilanti in 1939, and attended Cleary College in Ypsilanti. On September 9, 1940 she married Elmer E. Bristle in Angola, IN, and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2001. She is survived by her five children Stephen (Karen) Bristle of Ann Arbor, Jerry (Pamela) Bristle of Manchester, James (Melody) Bristle of Chelsea, Michael Bristle and Celeste Balogh of Chelsea, and Linda (Dennis) Gorte of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; two sisters Betty (Lewis) Deamer of Dearborn, and Lucille Exinger of Ann Arbor; and one brother Eugene Thompson of Northville; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt. After her children were raised, she worked at Unit Packaging on Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor. Marian was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chelsea. She served on the church council and was a member of the Women of Zion, in which she held various offices. She taught Sunday school for many years, and worked on the Ice Cream Social Committee. She also frequently served the church as a Lay Reader. Marian also helped many children for many years in the HOST program at South Elementary School. She was a member of Chelsea Senior Citizens, and was in charge of sending out their birthday cards. She was also a member of the Women’s Extension Club of Washtenaw Co., and was active in 4-H. Marian will always be remembered for her smile. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. David Hendricks officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday 5-9 p.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, their new location, 901 N. Main St. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or to the Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy Society. 

TIMOTHY T. ARMSTRONG
Of Freedom Twp., Ann Arbor 
Age 44, died at his home, Friday, July 6, 2001 after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer, with the help of his family and Arbor Hospice. He was born January 30, 1957 in Ann Arbor, the son of Larry and Lydia (Watson) Armstrong. Tim was a life long resident of area and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1975. He was employed at University of Michigan as a boiler operator for 21 years and was a member of I.U.O.E. Tim loved life and worked hard all of his life. He especially loved his girls and was so proud of them, they were his “Honies”. He was never so proud as when he saw Lisa and Rachel march down Main Street in Disney World February 2000, when they participated in Twirl mania. He was the Dad always present at their baton competitions for seven years. He loved so much of life: his 1978 black Ford pickup, NASCAR Racing, campfires, his shop of treasures, grilling out year around, Daytona Beach, watching the space shuttle take off, the U.P., the Mackinaw Bridge, vacationing at Ma and Pa’s on Lake Michigan, “Renegade” Euchre with friends, Mongolian B-B-Q, Stivers and Rock-n-Roll. With his wife Anne he volunteered for the “Friends of Wildlife”. He especially enjoyed helping her with her “orphans” this spring. He married his beloved Anne R. Witherspoon in Ann Arbor on June 29, 1979. “It was the best party we ever had,” she said. Also surviving are his two daughters Lisa Michelle, age 16, and Rachel Anne, age 13. They were his “Honies and “Princesses”; his sister and brother-in-law Robin (Mike) Scheu of Dexter; Step-Dad Vincent Weinburger of South Lyon; maternal grandmother Erma Watson of Walled Lake; mother-in-law Joanne Witherspoon of Ann Arbor; brother-in-law Jim and Alice Witherspoon of Dexter; brother-in-law John Witherspoon of Washington, D.C.; nieces Stacy Witherspoon, Melissa Scheu, nd Erika Scheu; nephews David Witherspoon and Nathan Scheu; his beloved, Tori and Stella (his nurses who never left his side); also many aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends Jeff and Kerry, Dave and Kathy, Dave and Mary and numerous other friends and co-workers at U of M. He was preceded in death by his father Larry, paternal grandparents Robert and Verna Armstrong, maternal grandfather Charles Watson, paternal uncles Dennis Armstrong, Larry Watson, and father-in-law Robert Witherspoon. 
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, their new location, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with John R. Witherspoon officiating. Please dress casually, come as you are. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Please no flowers, but rather expressions of sympathy may be made to an Educational Fund for his two daughters. 

Susan J. Ferrari
Of Munith
Age 84, passed away Friday, July 6, 2001 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1917 in Graham, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George and Agnes (Edgar) Walk. She had lived in the Munith area for the past 1 1/2 years, moving from Canton. Susie enjoyed shopping, sewing, cooking and baking, and gardening. On January 9, 1956 she married Victor S. Ferrari in Garden City, and he survives. She is also survived by her two daughters, June (Joe) Nehi of Riverside, CA, and Mary (John) Hull of Saline; her five grandchildren, Johnny, Joey, Jenny, Jason, and Joshua; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 11:00 a.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Jay Thiebault officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, or the charity of one’s choice. 

Thelma Brunner
Of Chelsea, MI
Age 91, passed away at Chelsea Retirement Community on Saturday, June 30, 2001. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. 

Winnifred (McMichael) Martin
Of Chelsea, Formerly of Clawson
Winnifred Martin, 103, died June 28, 2001, in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born July 5, 1897 and was raised in the farm area around Dansville, Michigan. Mrs. Martin and her late husband, Marion, lived in Clawson, MI for 50 years before moving to the Chelsea Retirement Community in 1982. They were very active in the Clawson Methodist Church and various other charitable activities. Mrs. Martin’s life and good works touched many lives in her long and productive life. Mrs. Martin’s husband, Marion, died August 2, 1996. She is survived by a son, Charles (Lillian) of Troy, MI, a daughter, Marilyn (Douglas) Sanford, of Mesa, Arizona, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Clawson Methodist Church, in Clawson, Michigan, on Saturday, July 7, 2001. Memorials may be sent to the Chelsea Retirement Community at 805 West Middle Street, Chelsea, MI 48118 or the Clawson Methodist Church. 

Luella I. Parsons
Of Chelsea
Age 85, died Sunday June 24, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born July 3, 1915 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of Earl and Neva (Snyder) Bliss. She married Jesse D. Parsons on November 2, 1935 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1975. Luella had been a resident of Chelsea since 1935 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea. She had worked for the Grove Dime Store and retired from Winans Jewelry Store. Surviving are her sister Florence Vetter of Jackson, a sister-in-law Rosaline Bliss of Jackson and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Grover and Herbert Bliss, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 27 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard Dake officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. 

Helen T. Augustine
Of Hell, MI
Age 67, passed away June 23, 2001; at U of M Hospital with her family by her side after a short fight with cancer. She was born February 14, 1934, in Fountain, MI, the daughter of the late John and Helen Zynda. Mrs. Augustine had been a resident of Ann Arbor and Chelsea prior to moving to Pinckney. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney. On September 13, 1952, she married Dale R. Augustine. He preceded her in death in July 1995. Together they raised six children. In l968 they built a cabin on Round Lake in Fountain, MI. Helen and Dale loved to hunt and fish for salmon on the Pere Marquette River. They shared their love of the outdoors with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen loved feeding her swans on Hi Land Lake every day. She also loved to watch her grandchildren participate in sports; she was their biggest fan. Surviving are her six children: Christine K. Melzer (Gary) of Howell, Catherine M. McCann (Tim) of Holland, Rick A. Augustine (Terri) of Saline, Lola A. Sweeny of Pinckney, Brenda L. Moffett (Bob) and Alan D. Augustine (Eileen) all of Chelsea; 18 grandchildren: Heather Hiligan (Ryan), Mike McCann, Brooke McCann, Melissa Melzer, David Melzer, Jennifer, Amanda and Jason Augustine, Brandon Augustine, Tyler Augustine, Clayton Sweeny, Kyle Sweeny, Matthew Moffett, Katrina Moffett, Robbie Moffett, Ashley Augustine, Alise Augustine, Daniel Augustine, and one great-grandson, James McCann. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the new location of the Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea, MI, where the Rosary will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pinckney, MI, with Rev. Kenneth Coughlin officiating. Following, Mrs. Augustine will be taken to Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, MI. where visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-9PM. The burial will be in the Bachelor Cemetery, Fountain, MI, which is located across from their cabin, with graveside services at 11:00 AM Friday morning. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

CHARLES H. STUART
Of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor
Age 93, died Thursday morning June 21, 2001 at Towsley Village of the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born October 11, 1097 in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Howard C. and Mable E. (Young) Stuart. Mr. Stuart had been a resident of Ann Arbor since l937, moving to Chelsea in l992. He retired from Washtenaw Lumber Co and was Ann Arbor Township Supervisor for 14 years retiring on November 15, 1974. Charlie attended Michigan State College and was a halfback on the football team. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington D.C.. Mr. Stuart was a member of Ann Arbor Golf and Outing, First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, and a past master and 72 year member of Walled Lake Masonic Lodge, #528 F. and A.M. He was also a member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Kiwanis Club. He was married in Pontiac, Michigan on April 12, 1933 to Helen A. Fowler and she preceded him in death on April 10, 1996. Surviving is his niece Betty M. Canham of Edmond, Oklahoma, 6 grand nieces and nephews and 14 great-grandnieces and nephews. His only sibling Marjorie Sasher preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 26 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with Rev. Michael Lindvall of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Towsley Village of Chelsea Retirement Community. 

PHILLIP W. BULLARD
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN, FORMERLY OF CHELSEA
Age 59, died Sunday evening June 10, 2001 at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He was born January 29, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Raymond A. and Imo L. (Howe) Bullard. Phil was retired from Eastern Michigan University. He had lived in Chelsea for several years and also had lived in Hillsdale, Ypsilanti, Manchester moving to Tecumseh two months ago. He was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church. Mr. Bullard loved deer hunting, driving and showing his 1968 Firebird automobile, his dog Fritz, providing transportation for the Amish and loved to tinker. He especially loved his three grandchildren. Phil married Nadine B. Koller on Sept 2, 1967 in Plymouth, Michigan and she survives. Also surviving are his two children Mark (Linda) Evans of Chelsea, Melissa (Rick) Bartlett of Clark Lake,Michgian, his three grandchildren Danielle, Richard and Austin Bartlett. Two brothers Jack (Leona) Bullard of Arizona, Robert Bullard of Florida, his sister Genia Hutchins of South Lyons, his brother-in-law Robert Briggs of South Lyons, two sisters in law Betty Bullard of Milford and Penny Maddux and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dawn Briggs, two brothers Glen Bullard and Ronald Bullard and a brother in law Russell Hutchins. Funeral services will be held Thursday June 14 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Diane E. Stone officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9Pm and Wednesday 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Heart Association or Michigan Diabetics Association. 

MILDRED L. TUCCI
Of Chelsea
Age 89, died Wednesday afternoon June 6, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 12, 1911 in Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan., the daughter of Herman and Esther (Reno) Hayes. Millie had been a life long resident of Chelsea and had been a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ since 1945. She was a member of the Friendship Group of the Church and had been an active member of the Chelsea Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was married to Thomas A. Tucci on August 28, 1962, and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1985. Surviving are her son Hugh W. (Kay) Weinberg of Chelsea, three grandchildren Jill (Greg) Grace of Hudson, Ohio, Jayne (Matt) Hicks of Hudson, Ohio and John Weinberg of Ann Arbor; four great-grandchildren Kayli Grace, John Grace, Leah Grace and Tyler Hicks, and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 9, at 11:00 AM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St. with Rev. William Utke and Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Friday from 3-5Pm and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Chelsea Retirement Community. 

MILAN H. FRANK
of Stockbridge, Mi.
Age 92, died June 4, 2001 at Stockbridge Country Manor. He was born on January 20, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Ernest C. and Lena (Harer) Frank. He worked for Burroughs Factory for 27 years. He was a voluntary fireman for Plymouth Department for 27 years. He was a member of Southern Michigan Historical Railroad Club, and a former member of the Forman’s Association. In April of 1972 he married his 3rd wife Mabel Pidd. Surviving are one son Kenneth Frank of Milford, one brother Arthur Frank of Chelsea, two grandchildren John and Jennifer. His extended family, Betty (Vern) Thalmann of Delton, MI, Fran Alber of Inverness, FL, Bill (Barb) Pidd of Stockbridge, Karen (Dick) Lyndon of Goshen, IN, John Pidd of Gregory, Gary (Renee) Pidd of Stockbridge, Ben (Connie) Powell of Dexter, Linda (Rick) Schultz of Wayne, Kathy (Rick) Herrst of Chelsea, and Darrell (Pat) Pidd of Osseo. Also 30 step-grandchildren, and 34 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his 2nd wife Fern, two sisters, Lillian Bougenschutz, and Mammie Trapp, and one step-grandson William John Pidd. Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 7, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard V. Lyndon officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Stockbridge Area Ambulance. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9P.M. 

BERNICE J. OTTOMAN
Grass Lake, Michigan
Age 87, died Friday morning June 1, 2001 at her home. She was born April 16, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Carl W. and Mary E. (Cusick) Dambrun. Mrs. Ottoman had been a resident of the Chelsea area since 1980. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, was an active volunteer along with her husband at Faith-In-Action. She enjoyed crafts especially china painting. She is survived by her husband Rudolph H., her brother Carl Dambrun of Farmington Hills, two sisters Martha Jane Kiefer of Royal Oak and Virginia Sanderson of Farmington Hills, several nieces and nephews and her dog Emmy. Bernice was preceded in death by her brother Richard in l992. The funeral mass will be held Monday June 4, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location 901 North Main Street, Chelsea on Sunday from 2-5PM and 7-9PM where the Rosary will be held Sunday at 7:30 PM. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church. 

KEVIN M. KELLY
Of Jackson, 
Formerly of Ann Arbor, and Chelsea.
Age 43, died Monday May 28, 2001 at Foote Hospital in Jackson. He was born on November 21, 1957 in St. Louis Missouri, the son of Robert W. Sr. and Vera L. (Reed) Kelly. He had lived in the Jackson area for the past couple of years and worked for the Sears Roebuck Company for 11 years. He enjoyed collecting all sorts of things, golfing, mushroom hunting, music, and he loved his nieces and nephews. Surviving are three sisters, Lois (Clarence) Frederitzi of St. Louis, Marcia (Gordon) Morgan of Munith, and Terry (Dennis) Morgan of Midland, MI; his step-mother, Greta Kelly of Gregory; two step-brothers, Wayne Welton of Chelsea, and John (Rhonda) Welton of Manchester; and one step-sister, Jody (Bruce) Gray of Dexter; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Robert W. Kelly Jr. Funeral services will be Thursday May 31, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from the North Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wayne Hawley officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Michigan Heart Association, or the North Lake United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, Wednesday from 6-8 P.M. 

SIDNEY A. MARSH
Of Chelsea 
Died May 28, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born in Walton, Indiana, the daughter of Schuyler and Alta (Hindbaugh) Hyman. Mrs. Marsh had been a resident of Chelsea since 1955. Mrs. Marsh enjoyed her family especially her grand children and great grandchildren. She was married on July 31, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana to William M. Marsh and he survives. Also surviving are her children Anne (John) White Bowdish of Saline and William A. Marsh of Gregory. Four grandchildren Mark (Lori) White of Napoleon, Christopher (Lana) White of Belleville, Rex Marsh of Chelsea, Joan (Christopher) Parks of Farmington, Minn., and six great grandchildren Justen White, Shainna White, Cloe White, Noah Parks, Micha Parks, Julia Parks and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death a brother Keith Hyman in 1955. Memorial services will be held Saturday June 2 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Richard Dake officiating. Private internment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Huron Valley Humane Society. 

AARON SCHMELL
Of Chelsea, Michigan.
Age 20 died Saturday May 26, 2001. He was born on June 27,1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of James P. and Patsy M. (Marshall) Schmell. He had lived in the area all His life and worked for Toyota of Ann Arbor for 1 year. He enjoyed off road mud bogging, target shooting, fishing derbies, and working on cars. Surviving are his parents of Chelsea, his fiancée, Jodi Baize, three sisters, Renee (Matthew) Gaken of Chelsea, Rachel (Eric) Englemeyer of Pensacola, FL. four nieces and three nephews, his grandmother, Evelyn F. Gyurkovitz of Jackson, MI; many Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul J. Schmell, Herman Gyurkovits, Arthur and Pearlie Marshall. Funeral services will be Friday June 1, 2001 at the new location of Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Mearl Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. also Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Chelsea Fire Department or Hodgkin’s Disease Foundation. 

KEVIN J. BOLLINGER
Of Chelsea
Age 22, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001. He was born December 19, 1978 in Ann Arbor, MI the son of Richard L. and MarcyAnne (Orlowski) Bollinger. Kevin had lived in Chelsea his entire life. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Catholic Church. He graduated in 1997 from Chelsea High School, where he was a Varsity Wrestler. He was employed in the family business, Bollinger Sanitation, for three years. He enjoyed NASCAR, 4-Wheeling, fishing, and restoring Waterloo Boy and John Deer tractors. Surviving are his parents, his brother Grant Bollinger; his girlfriend Gretchen Vermeylen, all of Chelsea; his maternal grandparents Edward and Lois Orlowski of Brooklyn, MI; his paternal grandfather Paul Bollinger of Chelsea; his aunts and uncles: David (Patsy) Orlowski of Clinton, Deborah Orlowski, Roxanne (Brad) Angelocci all of Chelsea, Constance (Patrick) Doher of Parma, MI, Jacqueline (Thomas) Zaski of Woodstock, GA, Sharon (Ben) Capaldi of Belleville, MI, Donald Bollinger and James (Terri) Bollinger all of Chelsea; also his Godfather Joseph (Judy) Merkel, III of Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Beverly Bollinger. Funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea, with the Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. The family will receive friends at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, at their new location, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9, and Thursday 2-5 p.m., then from St. Mary Catholic Church Thursday 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Service at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin J. Bollinger Wrestling Scholarship Fund, c/o Chelsea State Bank. 

KATHERINE L. “ KATHY” PERRY 
Of Chelsea 
Kathy went to be with Jesus, passing away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home Friday evening May 25, 2001. She was born August 15, 1950 in Howell, Mich., the daughter of Venanches (Van) and Virginia I. (Folts) Perry. Kathy was a member of Shekinah Christian Church of Ann Arbor. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed crafts, especially making dried arrangements and wreaths. She enjoyed Christian music, crocheting and visiting with family and friends. Surviving are her mother of Chelsea, her four children William Perry (Sarah Anna) Ledwidge of Clark Lake, Tonya Renee (Eric J.) Wilson of Waterford, Jeremy (Christine) Ledwidge of Stockbridge, Angela Rochelle Ledwidge of Jackson and her fiancée Casey Horsfall and four grand children Taylor Ledwidge, Corbin Ledwidge, Shelby Wilson and Alexis Horsfall; her three brothers Bernard (Linda) Perry of Coral Springs, Fla., Louis Perry of South Miami, Fla., Joseph (Paula) Perry of Chelsea; six sisters Penny Jean (Doug) Trinkle of Dexter, Violet (Ken) Johnston of Chelsea, Mary Elaine Wilkerson of Dexter, Connie (John) Brigham of Mesa, Arz. Lenny Dee (Gary) Kircher of Dexter, and Carol (Ron) Josephson of Dexter. Kathy was formerly married to William Ledwidge. She was preceded in death by her father in 1987 and her brother in law Richard Boff in 1987. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 30, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the Shekinah Christian Church, 4600 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, also at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kathy Perry Memorial Fund. 

TIMOTHY T. ARMSTRONG
Of Freedom Twp., Ann Arbor
    Age 44, died at his home, Friday, July 6, 2001 after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer, with the help of his family and Arbor Hospice. He was born January 30, 1957 in Ann Arbor, the son of Larry and Lydia (Watson) Armstrong. Tim was a life long resident of area and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1975. He was employed at University of Michigan as a boiler operator for 21 years and was a member of I.U.O.E. Tim loved life and worked hard all of his life. He especially loved his girls and was so proud of them, they were his “Honies”. He was never so proud as when he saw Lisa and Rachel march down Main Street in Disney World February 2000, when they participated in Twirl mania. He was the Dad always present at their baton competitions for seven years. He loved so much of life: his 1978 black Ford pickup, NASCAR Racing, campfires, his shop of treasures, grilling out year around, Daytona Beach, watching the space shuttle take off, the U.P., the Mackinaw Bridge, vacationing at Ma and Pa’s on Lake Michigan, “Renegade” Euchre with friends, Mongolian B-B-Q, Stivers and Rock-n-Roll. With his wife Anne he volunteered for the “Friends of Wildlife”. He especially enjoyed helping her with her “orphans” this spring. He married his beloved Anne R. Witherspoon in Ann Arbor on June 29, 1979. “It was the best party we ever had,” she said. Also surviving are his two daughters Lisa Michelle, age 16, and Rachel Anne, age 13. They were his “Honies and “Princesses”; his sister and brother-in-law Robin (Mike) Scheu of Dexter; Step-Dad Vincent Weinburger of South Lyon; maternal grandmother Erma Watson of Walled Lake; mother-in-law Joanne Witherspoon of Ann Arbor; brother-in-law Jim and Alice Witherspoon of Dexter; brother-in-law John Witherspoon of Washington, D.C.; nieces Stacy Witherspoon, Melissa Scheu, nd Erika Scheu; nephews David Witherspoon and Nathan Scheu; his beloved, Tori and Stella (his nurses who never left his side); also many aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends Jeff and Kerry, Dave and Kathy, Dave and Mary and numerous other friends and co-workers at U of M. He was preceded in death by his father Larry, paternal grandparents Robert and Verna Armstrong, maternal grandfather Charles Watson, paternal uncles Dennis Armstrong, Larry Watson, and father-in-law Robert Witherspoon. 
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, their new location, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with John R. Witherspoon officiating. Please dress casually, come as you are. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Please no flowers, but rather expressions of sympathy may be made to an Educational Fund for his two daughters. 

Susan J. Ferrari
Of Munith
Age 84, passed away Friday, July 6, 2001 at Chelsea Community Hospital.  She was born on June 17, 1917 in Graham, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George and Agnes (Edgar) Walk.  She had lived in the Munith area for the past 1 ½ years, moving from Canton.  Susie enjoyed shopping, sewing, cooking and baking, and gardening.  On January 9, 1956 she married Victor S. Ferrari in Garden City, and he survives.  She is also survived by her two daughters, June (Joe) Nehi of Riverside, CA, and Mary (John) Hull of Saline; her five grandchildren, Johnny, Joey, Jenny, Jason, and Joshua; also several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 11:00 a.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Jay Thiebault officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  and Tuesday 5-9 p.m.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, or the charity of one’s choice. 

Thelma Brunner
Of Chelsea, MI
Age 91, passed away at Chelsea Retirement Community on Saturday, June 30, 2001.  Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. 

Winnifred (McMichael) Martin
Of Chelsea, Formerly of Clawson
  Winnifred Martin, 103, died June 28, 2001, in Chelsea, Michigan.  She was born July 5, 1897 and was raised in the farm area around Dansville, Michigan.  Mrs. Martin and her late husband, Marion, lived in Clawson, MI for 50 years before moving to the Chelsea Retirement Community in 1982.  They were very active in the Clawson Methodist Church and various other charitable activities.  Mrs. Martin’s life and good works touched many lives in her long and productive life.  Mrs. Martin’s husband, Marion, died August 2, 1996.  She is survived by a son, Charles (Lillian) of Troy, MI, a daughter, Marilyn (Douglas) Sanford, of Mesa, Arizona, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Clawson Methodist Church, in Clawson, Michigan, on Saturday, July 7, 2001.  Memorials may be sent to the Chelsea Retirement Community at 805 West Middle Street, Chelsea, MI  48118 or the Clawson Methodist Church. 

Luella I. Parsons
Of Chelsea
  Age 85, died Sunday June 24, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community.   She was born July 3, 1915 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of Earl and Neva (Snyder) Bliss.  She married Jesse D. Parsons on November 2, 1935 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1975.  Luella had been a resident of Chelsea since 1935 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea.  She had worked for the Grove Dime Store and retired from Winans Jewelry Store. Surviving are her sister Florence Vetter of Jackson, a sister-in-law Rosaline Bliss of Jackson and several nieces and nephews.  Two brothers, Grover and Herbert Bliss, preceded her in death.   Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 27 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard Dake officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. 

Helen T. Augustine 
Of Hell, MI
Age 67, passed away June 23, 2001; at U of M Hospital with her family by her side after a short fight with cancer.  She was born February 14, 1934, in Fountain, MI, the daughter of the late John and Helen Zynda.  Mrs. Augustine had been a resident of Ann Arbor and Chelsea prior to moving to Pinckney.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney.  On September 13, 1952, she married Dale R. Augustine.  He preceded her in death in July 1995.  Together they raised six children.  In l968 they built a cabin on Round Lake in Fountain, MI.  Helen and Dale loved to hunt and fish for salmon on the Pere Marquette River.  They shared their love of the outdoors with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Helen loved feeding her swans on Hi Land Lake every day.  She also loved to watch her grandchildren participate in sports; she was their biggest fan.  Surviving are her six children:  Christine K. Melzer (Gary) of Howell, Catherine M. McCann (Tim) of Holland, Rick A. Augustine (Terri) of Saline, Lola A. Sweeny of Pinckney, Brenda L. Moffett (Bob) and Alan D. Augustine (Eileen) all of Chelsea; 18 grandchildren:  Heather  Hiligan (Ryan), Mike McCann, Brooke McCann, Melissa Melzer, David Melzer, Jennifer, Amanda and Jason Augustine, Brandon Augustine, Tyler Augustine, Clayton Sweeny, Kyle Sweeny, Matthew Moffett, Katrina Moffett, Robbie Moffett, Ashley Augustine, Alise Augustine, Daniel Augustine, and one great-grandson, James McCann.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the new location of the Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea, MI, where the Rosary will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pinckney, MI, with Rev. Kenneth Coughlin officiating.  Following, Mrs. Augustine will be taken to Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, MI. where visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-9PM. The burial will be in the Bachelor Cemetery, Fountain, MI, which is located across from their cabin, with graveside services at 11:00 AM Friday morning. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CHARLES H. STUART
Of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor
  Age 93, died Thursday morning June 21, 2001 at Towsley Village of the Chelsea Retirement Community.  He was born October 11, 1097 in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Howard C. and Mable E. (Young) Stuart.  Mr. Stuart had been a resident of Ann Arbor since l937, moving to Chelsea in l992. He retired from Washtenaw Lumber Co and was Ann Arbor Township Supervisor for 14 years retiring on November 15, 1974.  Charlie attended Michigan State College and was a halfback on the football team.  He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington D.C..  Mr. Stuart was a member of Ann Arbor Golf and Outing, First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, and a past master and 72 year member of Walled Lake Masonic Lodge, #528 F. and A.M.  He was also a member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Kiwanis Club.  He was married in Pontiac, Michigan on April 12, 1933 to Helen A. Fowler and she preceded him in death on April 10, 1996.  Surviving is his niece Betty M. Canham of Edmond, Oklahoma, 6 grand nieces and nephews and 14 great-grandnieces and nephews.  His only sibling Marjorie Sasher preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 26 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with Rev. Michael Lindvall of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Michigan.   Expressions of sympathy may be made to Towsley Village of Chelsea Retirement Community. 

PHILLIP W. BULLARD
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN, FORMERLY OF CHELSEA
 Age 59, died Sunday evening June 10, 2001 at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.  He was born January 29, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Raymond A. and Imo L. (Howe) Bullard.  Phil was retired from Eastern Michigan University.  He had lived in Chelsea for several years and also had lived in Hillsdale, Ypsilanti, Manchester moving to Tecumseh two months ago.  He was a member of the Camden  United Methodist Church.  Mr. Bullard loved deer hunting, driving and showing  his 1968 Firebird automobile, his dog Fritz,  providing transportation for the Amish and loved to tinker.  He especially loved his three grandchildren.  Phil married Nadine B. Koller on Sept 2, 1967 in Plymouth, Michigan and she survives.  Also surviving are  his two children Mark (Linda) Evans of Chelsea,  Melissa (Rick) Bartlett of Clark Lake,Michgian, his three grandchildren Danielle, Richard and Austin Bartlett.  Two brothers Jack (Leona) Bullard of Arizona, Robert Bullard of Florida, his sister Genia Hutchins of South Lyons, his brother-in-law Robert Briggs of South Lyons, two  sisters in law Betty Bullard of Milford and Penny Maddux and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dawn Briggs, two brothers Glen Bullard and Ronald Bullard and a brother in law Russell Hutchins.  Funeral services will  be held Thursday June 14 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral  Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Diane E. Stone officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9Pm and Wednesday 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Heart Association or Michigan Diabetics Association. 

MILDRED L. TUCCI
Of Chelsea
Age 89, died Wednesday afternoon June 6, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community.   She was born December 12, 1911 in Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co.,  Michigan., the daughter of Herman and Esther (Reno) Hayes.     Millie had been a life long resident of Chelsea and had been a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ since 1945.  She was a member of the Friendship Group of the Church and had been an active member of the Chelsea Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was married to Thomas A. Tucci on August 28, 1962, and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1985.  Surviving are her son Hugh W. (Kay) Weinberg of Chelsea, three grandchildren Jill (Greg) Grace of Hudson, Ohio, Jayne (Matt) Hicks of Hudson, Ohio and John Weinberg of Ann Arbor; four great-grandchildren Kayli Grace, John Grace, Leah Grace and Tyler Hicks, and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 9, at 11:00 AM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St. with Rev. William Utke and Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea.  The family will receive friends Friday from 3-5Pm and 7-9PM at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Chelsea Retirement Community. 

MILAN H. FRANK
of Stockbridge, Mi.
Age 92, died June 4, 2001 at Stockbridge Country Manor.  He was born on January 20, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Ernest C. and Lena (Harer) Frank.  He worked for Burroughs Factory for 27 years.  He was a voluntary fireman for Plymouth Department for 27 years.  He was a member of Southern Michigan Historical Railroad Club, and a former member of the Forman’s Association.  In April of 1972 he married his 3rd wife Mabel Pidd. Surviving are one son Kenneth Frank of Milford, one brother Arthur Frank of Chelsea, two grandchildren John and Jennifer.  His extended family, Betty (Vern) Thalmann of Delton, MI, Fran Alber of Inverness, FL, Bill (Barb) Pidd of Stockbridge, Karen (Dick) Lyndon of Goshen, IN, John Pidd of Gregory, Gary (Renee) Pidd of Stockbridge, Ben (Connie) Powell of Dexter, Linda (Rick) Schultz of Wayne, Kathy (Rick) Herrst of Chelsea, and Darrell (Pat) Pidd of Osseo.  Also 30 step-grandchildren, and 34 step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his 2nd wife Fern, two sisters, Lillian Bougenschutz, and Mammie Trapp, and one step-grandson William John Pidd.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 7, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard V. Lyndon officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.  Expressions of sympathy can be made to Stockbridge Area Ambulance.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9P.M. 

BERNICE J. OTTOMAN
Grass Lake, Michigan
Age 87, died Friday morning June 1, 2001 at her home. She was born April 16, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Carl W. and Mary E. (Cusick) Dambrun. Mrs. Ottoman had been a resident of the Chelsea area since 1980.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, was an active volunteer along with her husband at Faith-In-Action. She enjoyed crafts especially china painting.  She is survived by her husband Rudolph H., her brother Carl Dambrun of Farmington Hills, two sisters Martha Jane Kiefer of Royal Oak and Virginia Sanderson of Farmington Hills, several nieces and nephews and her dog Emmy.  Bernice was preceded in death by her brother Richard in l992. The funeral mass will be held Monday June 4, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location 901 North Main Street, Chelsea on Sunday from 2-5PM and 7-9PM where the Rosary will be held Sunday at 7:30 PM. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church. 

KEVIN M. KELLY
Of Jackson, Formerly of Ann Arbor, and Chelsea.
  Age 43, died Monday May 28, 2001 at Foote Hospital in Jackson.  He was born on November 21, 1957 in St. Louis Missouri, the son of Robert W. Sr. and Vera L. (Reed) Kelly.   He had lived in the Jackson area for the past couple of years and worked for the Sears Roebuck Company for 11 years.  He enjoyed collecting all sorts of things, golfing, mushroom hunting, music, and he loved his nieces and nephews.  Surviving are three sisters, Lois (Clarence) Frederitzi of St. Louis, Marcia (Gordon) Morgan of Munith, and Terry (Dennis) Morgan of Midland, MI; his step-mother, Greta Kelly of Gregory; two step-brothers, Wayne Welton of Chelsea, and John (Rhonda) Welton of Manchester; and one step-sister, Jody (Bruce) Gray of Dexter; also several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Robert W. Kelly Jr.  Funeral services will be Thursday May 31, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from the North Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wayne Hawley officiating.  Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy can be made to Michigan Heart Association, or the North Lake United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, Wednesday from 6-8 P.M. 

SIDNEY A. MARSH
Of Chelsea
Died  May 28, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born in Walton, Indiana, the daughter of Schuyler and Alta (Hindbaugh) Hyman.  Mrs. Marsh had been a resident of Chelsea since 1955.  Mrs. Marsh enjoyed her family especially her grand children and great grandchildren.  She was married on July 31, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana to William M. Marsh and he survives.  Also surviving are her children Anne (John) White Bowdish of Saline and William A. Marsh of Gregory.  Four grandchildren Mark (Lori) White of Napoleon, Christopher (Lana) White of Belleville, Rex Marsh of Chelsea, Joan (Christopher) Parks of Farmington, Minn., and six great grandchildren Justen White, Shainna White, Cloe White, Noah Parks, Micha Parks, Julia Parks and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death a brother Keith Hyman in 1955. Memorial services will be held Saturday June 2 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Richard Dake officiating.  Private internment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Huron Valley  Humane Society. 

AARON SCHMELL
Of Chelsea, Michigan.
Age 20 died Saturday May 26, 2001.  He was born on June 27,1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of James P. and Patsy M. (Marshall) Schmell.  He had lived in the area all His life and worked for Toyota of Ann Arbor for 1 year.  He enjoyed off road mud bogging, target shooting, fishing derbies, and working on cars.  Surviving are his parents of Chelsea, his fiancée, Jodi Baize, three sisters, Renee (Matthew) Gaken of Chelsea, Rachel (Eric) Englemeyer of Pensacola, FL. four nieces and three nephews, his grandmother, Evelyn F. Gyurkovitz of Jackson, MI;  many Aunts and Uncles and Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul J. Schmell, Herman Gyurkovits, Arthur and Pearlie Marshall.  Funeral services will be Friday June 1, 2001 at the new location of Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Mearl Bradley officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. also Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Chelsea Fire Department or Hodgkin’s Disease Foundation. 

KEVIN J. BOLLINGER
Of Chelsea
  Age 22, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001.  He was born December 19, 1978 in Ann Arbor, MI the son of Richard L. and MarcyAnne (Orlowski) Bollinger.  Kevin had lived in Chelsea his entire life.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Catholic Church.  He graduated in 1997 from Chelsea High School, where he was a Varsity Wrestler.   He was employed in the family business, Bollinger Sanitation, for three years.  He enjoyed NASCAR, 4-Wheeling, fishing, and restoring Waterloo Boy and John Deer tractors. Surviving are his parents, his brother Grant Bollinger; his girlfriend Gretchen Vermeylen, all of Chelsea; his maternal grandparents Edward and Lois Orlowski of Brooklyn, MI; his paternal grandfather Paul Bollinger of Chelsea; his aunts and uncles: David (Patsy) Orlowski of Clinton, Deborah Orlowski, Roxanne (Brad) Angelocci all of Chelsea, Constance (Patrick) Doher of Parma, MI, Jacqueline (Thomas) Zaski of Woodstock, GA, Sharon (Ben) Capaldi of Belleville, MI, Donald Bollinger and James (Terri) Bollinger all of Chelsea; also his Godfather Joseph (Judy) Merkel, III of Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Beverly Bollinger.  Funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea, with the Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating.  The family will receive friends at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, at their new location, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9, and Thursday 2-5 p.m., then from St. Mary Catholic Church Thursday 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Service at 8:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin J. Bollinger Wrestling Scholarship Fund, c/o Chelsea State Bank. 

KATHERINE L.  “ KATHY” PERRY
Of Chelsea 
Kathy went to be with Jesus, passing away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home Friday evening May 25, 2001.  She was born August 15, 1950 in Howell, Mich., the daughter of Venanches (Van) and Virginia I. (Folts) Perry.  Kathy was a member of Shekinah Christian Church of Ann Arbor.  She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed crafts, especially making dried arrangements and wreaths.  She enjoyed Christian music, crocheting and visiting  with family and friends.  Surviving are her mother of Chelsea, her four children William Perry (Sarah Anna) Ledwidge of Clark Lake, Tonya Renee (Eric J.) Wilson of Waterford, Jeremy (Christine) Ledwidge of Stockbridge, Angela Rochelle Ledwidge of Jackson and her fiancée Casey Horsfall and four grand children Taylor Ledwidge, Corbin Ledwidge, Shelby Wilson and Alexis Horsfall; her three brothers Bernard (Linda) Perry of Coral Springs, Fla., Louis Perry of South Miami, Fla., Joseph (Paula) Perry of Chelsea; six sisters Penny Jean (Doug) Trinkle of Dexter, Violet (Ken) Johnston of Chelsea, Mary Elaine Wilkerson of Dexter, Connie (John) Brigham of Mesa, Arz. Lenny Dee (Gary) Kircher of Dexter, and Carol (Ron) Josephson of Dexter. Kathy was formerly married to William Ledwidge.  She was preceded in death by her father in 1987 and her brother in law Richard Boff in 1987.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 30, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the Shekinah Christian Church, 4600 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor.  The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, also at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kathy Perry Memorial Fund. 


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