|Sara Patricia Schoonover
BLISSFIELD – Sara Patricia Schoonover, 10, of Blissfield, went to be
with her Lord Jesus on
Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1987, in Glendale, Calif., the daughter of
Roger and Patricia
(Mendoza) Schoonover. Sara was active in the Awana Youth Ministry at
the Blissfield Baptist
Church, as well as the Girls Softball League in Blissfield. She enjoyed
swimming at the
Christian Family Centre, and also enjoyed playing games with her family,
and baking cookies
with her mother and sister, Rachel.
Surviving are Sara’s parents, Roger and Pattie Schoonover of Blissfield;
her two sisters,
Rachel and Rebecca Schoonover; her brother, Joseph Schoonover; her
Mendoza of Glendale, Calif., and Joyce Weber of Traverse City, Mich.;
and a grandfather,
Harvey Dunavant of Richmond, Va. Sara was preceded in death by one
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Blissfield
Baptist Church, with the
Rev. Tom Duff officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery
in Blissfield. Friends
may call at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Thursday and
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sara
Schoonover Memorial Fund.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Norman James “Jim” Farnham
CLAREMORE, Okla. – Norman James “Jim” Farnham, 49, passed away Saturday,
Jan. 17, 1998, at
his home in Claremore, Okla.
Born Nov. 6, 1948, in Adrian, Mich., he was the son of Norman and Dorothy
He grew up and was educated in California, graduating from Poly High
School in Riverside.
While in high school, he had been in the ROTC. He attended Riverside
Community College for a
short time before joining the Army where he served two tours in Vietnam.
honorable discharge from military service, he returned to Riverside.
In 1979, Jim began a career in the telecommunications industry. This
allowed him to call
many of the areas of the country home. In 1989, a transfer from St.
Louis brought him to the
Claremore community, which was a short commute to his Tulsa office.
He worked his way to the
top of his profession with his latest position of manager of LDS World
Due to a battle with cancer, he retired from his profession in June
Jim loved to travel both near and far. He was also a sports enthusiast
and in his earlier
years enjoyed tennis, bowling and football games. While in St. Louis,
the Cardinals were a
favorite. More recently, he loved enjoying of a round of golf.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church of Rialto, Calif.
Jim is survived by his mother, “Dodie” Farnham, Claremore, Okla.; friend,
Claremore, Okla.; brother, Rick, and Gina Farnham, Bow, Wash.; sisters,
Cindy Coats, Joplin,
Mo., and Chris Greathouse, Sarcoxie, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded
in death by his father, Norm, and brothers Bill and Tom.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, 2 p.m., in the Chapel of
the Garden, Rice Funeral
Service, 631 E. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, Okla. Visitation will
be Wednesday, 11 a.m.
until service time. Entombment will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park,
Margery A. Dove
ADRIAN – Margery A. Dove, 94, of Adrian, passed away Jan. 19, 1998,
in Adrian. Arrangements
are pending at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian.
Lelea H. Stout
ADRIAN – Lelea H. Stout, 87, of Adrian, passed away today, in Adrian.
pending at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian.
Ralph “Cannonball” Swain
MORENCI – Ralph Herman Swain, 65, of Canandaigua, died unexpectedly
as a result of an auto
accident on Jan. 18, 1998.
He was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Tecumseh, to Floyd and Mabel (Newling)
Swain. He married
Beverly (Stevens) McElroy on July 6, 1974, in Ida. She survives. Ralph
lived most of his
life in the Tecumseh-Clinton area. He has lived in the Canandaigua
area for the past one and
a half years. He retired from Tecumseh Products in 1994 after more
than 40 years of service.
He was in the Michigan National Guard for nine years. He was a CB Radio
enjoyed riding motorcycles.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Brad and his
wife, Doris, Darren and
his wife, Sondra, and Sean and his fiancee, Pamela; four grandchildren,
Tracy, Lacey, Lance,
and Melissa; two sisters, Betty (Gus) Brown and Erma (Willard) Snead,
all of Tavares, Fla.;
one brother, Ronald Swain of Macon, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his father in 1967, and his mother in 1976.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at 1 p.m.
at the Anderson Funeral
Home with the Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Lenawee
Park in Adrian. Friends may call at the Anderson FuneralHome on Wednesday
from 2-4 and 6-8
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canandaigua Community Church.
available at the Anderson Funeral Home.
Sister O’Connor, O.P.
ADRIAN – Sister Mauritia O’Connor, formerly known as Patricia Anne
O’Connor, died Monday,
Jan. 19, 1998, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 75 years of age
and in the 56th year of
her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Mauritia was born in Detroit, Mich., to Maurice and Clara (Butler)
graduated from St. Ambrose High School in Detroit, and received a Bachelor
of Arts degree
in Latin from Siena Heights College in Adrian.
Sister Mauritia spent 32 years ministering in elementary education
in Royal Oak, Utica,
Romeo, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Inkster and Dearborn, Mich. She ministered
in social science work
in Cincinati, Ohio, from 1947 to 1949 and in Chicago, Ill., from 1949
to 1951. Sister was
principal at St. Cement School in Romeo from 1951 to 1957, at St. Francis
Assisi School in
Ann Arbor from 1964 to 1970 and assistant principal at St. Norbert
School in Inkster from
1970 to 1972. From 1973 to 1996 she assisted in school services at
St. Alphonsus School in
Dearborn and retired there in 1996.
Sister Mauritia is survived by two sisters, Sister Clare O’Connor,
also an Adrian
Dominican,and Mary E. O’Connor of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Visitation for the family will be at the Dominican Motherhouse at 6
p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21,
1998, followed by Vigil Prayer at 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary Chapel. The
Funeral Liturgy will be
offered on Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Chapel.
Burial will be in the
Congregation cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction
of the Anderson Funeral
Memorial gifts may be made to: Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena
Heights Dr., Adrian,
Pearl L. Staup
Blissfield - Pearl L. Staup, 81, of Blissfield, passed away Friday,
Feb. 6, 1998 at Provincial House in Adrian. She was born on May 31, 1916
in Hudson, MI, the daughter of William and Pearl (Murphy) Powers. She was
married on Feb. 19, 1936 to LaVern Staup, who preceded her in death in
Surviving is one son, Loren (Beverly) Staup of Blissfield; six grandchildren,
Scott Staup and his fiancee Leah Spangler, Brian Staup, Kellie Staup and
her fiancee Jeremy Strahan, Terrie Staup and her fiancee Ryan Mitchell,
and Holli Staup, all of Blissfield, and Lori (Joe) Baker of Adrian; two
sisters, Alice Kapnick and Hazel (Art) Jabaay of Adrian; and two sister-in-laws,
Isbelle Powers and Ellen (Lou) Kottke of Adrian. Mrs. Staup was preceded
in death by her parents; husband; one son, Wayne Staup; and two brothers,
Elmer and William Powers.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Tagsold Funeral
Home in Blissfield. Burial will be in Riga Cemetery. Friends may call at
the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and 2 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Sons of the American Legion.
Blissfield - Laurena Loar, 96, of Blissfield, passed away Thursday,
Feb. 5, 1998 at Provincial House in Adrian.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the First United
Brethren Church in Blissfield. Friends may call at the Tagsold Funeral
Home in Blissfield from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions
may be made to the First United Brethren Church.
Orpha E. Ballmer
Hillsdale - Orpha E. Ballmer, 91, went to be with her Lord on Feb.
6, 1998 at the Hillsdale Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale.
She was born April 14, 1906 in Weston, Ohio, the daughter of William
and Elizabeth (Miley) Ballmer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998 in the
Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Rev. Russell Payne officiating.
Internment will be made in Waldron Cemetery, Waldron, Mich. The visitation
will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Donald J. Zumstein
New Port Richey, Fla. - Donald "Don" J. Zumstein, 74, formerly of Adrian,
passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, in Florida.
Don was born in Adrian on April 22, 1923, to Douglas and Fern (Corley)
Zumstein. On Aug. 17, 1968, he married Georgia Streu, in Adrian, she survives.
Don graduated from Adrian High School, then attended Michigan State University.
During World War II, Don served in the United States Air Force. Don was
the owner/operator of the Steeple Chase Motel and Zummies Restaurant in
Adrian from 1970, until his retirement. From 1963-1968, Don managed the
Elks. He also managed the Devil?s Lake Yacht Club in the 1960?s. Don was
a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Tecumseh Country Club and
a 33 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed golf and coin collecting.
Don was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church, in Holiday, Florida.
Besides his wife, Georgia, he is survived by four daughters; Sharon
(Joseph) Parisian of Florida, Angela (Kevin) Shay of Florida, Jody (Jeff)
Shaffer of Adrian, and Lori (Herb) Johnson of Florida; two sons; Richard
(Kathy) Lake of Tecumseh, and Michael Lake and Jeanette Prichard of Tecumseh;
a brother; Louis Zumstein of Tennessee and two sisters; Gertrude Luttman
of Tennessee and Marian Kulak of Missouri. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral mass for Don will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph?s
Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Lothamer, ss as celebrant. Burial will follow
in Maple Shade Cemetery, Onsted, where there will be a military grave side
service conducted by the VFW Annis-Fint Post #1584. Friends may call Sunday
from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. A vigil service will be held Monday
evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
Lucille B. Roeder
Adrian - Lucille B. Roeder, 82, of Adrian, died Feb. 5, 1998 at Bixby
Medical Center. Funeral services for Lucille will be Monday at 1:30 p.m.
at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home, 1501 W. Maumee Street with Rev.
J. V. Moyer and Rev. William A. Gatz officiating. Burial will follow in
St. John?s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in Lucille?s memory may be made to St. John?s
Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral
TECUMSEH — Richard Weirich, 65, of Tecumseh, died Saturday, Oct. 9,
1999, at Saline Community Hospital.
He was born May 31, 1934, to William and Fay (Reams) Weirich. On Aug.
14, 1954, he married Elizabeth Huhman. She survives.
Dick served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States
Army. He retired from the City of Tecumseh’s Public Utilities Department
in 1987 after 17 years of service. He was an avid CBer and enjoyed camping,
fishing and surfing the Internet.
In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by four sons, William
(Beverly) Weirich of Blissfield, Matthew (Frances) Weirich of Clinton,
Roger (Theresa) Weirich of Tecumseh and Michael (Corinne) Weirich of Brooklyn;
two daughters, Faye (Don Hollandsworth) Bollinger of Gregory and Cheryl
(Ben Moran) Yonts of Tecumseh; one brother, Robert (Donna) Weirich of Tucson,
Ariz.; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and
two brothers, William and Rudolph.
Friends may visit at the Couture-Handler Funeral Home in Tecumseh on
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in Clinton with
the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.
Memorials may be given in his memory to Cancer Research of St. Joseph
Ira James Simpson
HUDSON — Ira James Simpson, 71, of Church Road, Hudson, passed away
suddenly, Oct. 9, 1999, at his home.
He was born July 26, 1928, in Clayton, Mich., the son of Ira O. and
Thelma (Foltz) Simpson. He was raised in Clayton and attended Clayton Schools.
He lived at his present address the past 11 years, coming from Hudson.
He served in the U.S. Army and married Evelyn Louise Deck on July 8,
1957, at Angola, Ind. She survives.
Surviving besides his wife are one son, Michael (Becky) Simpson of
Fallon, Nev.; five daughters, Vicki (John) Yager of Somerset Center, Cynthia
(David) Jones of Clayton, Sandra (Mike) Guinn of Weston, Jackie (Robert)
Bodette of Pittsford and Catherine (Scott) Ellsworth of Osseo; one stepson,
Kevin Deck of Adrian; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; six
sisters, Bertha Long of Elkhart, Ind., Lyvonne Phillips of Clayton, Edith
(Dick) Schrock of Elkhart, Ind., Phyllis Torres, Lavina (Juan) Nunez and
Carla (Eugene) Moore, all of Adrian.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Gary and James Bruce
Simpson; and two brothers, Russell and Charles Simpson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown-Van
Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Jay Bailey officiating. Interment
will be made in the Dover Center Cemetery near Clayton. The visitation
will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Brown-Van
Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.
Marguerite Alice Ashbeck
HUDSON — Marguerite A. Ashbeck, 85, of Hudson, passed away Saturday,
Oct. 9, 1999, at Provincial House in Adrian.
She was born Feb. 5, 1914, in Hudson, Mich., to William P. and Flossie
(Hodges) Gerry. She married Leonard D. Ashbeck on March 7, 1933, in Angola,
Ind. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1982.
Marguerite was a life long Hudson area resident. She was a member of
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Lincoln School Mother’s Club.
Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn (Robert) Leidigh of Bryan, Ohio;
one son, William (Joyce) Ashbeck of Hudson; two brothers, Lavon Hephner
of Adrian and Jack Hephner of Arizona; five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters,
one brother and one grandson, Jerry Curtis.
Funeral services for Marguerite Ashbeck will be Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999,
at 1:30 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Fr. H. Paul Ruddy officiating.
Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will
be from noon until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee.
Sister LeVack, O.P.
ADRIAN — Sister Gladys Marie LaVack, formerly known as Sister Marie
de Paul, died Oct. 9, 1999, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 71 years
of age and in the 53rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican
Sister Gladys Marie was born in Wyandotte, Mich., to Ernest and Mabel
(Drouillard) LeVack. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian,
Mich., and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Siena Heights
College in Adrian and a Master of Arts degree in education from Wayne State
University in Detroit, Mich., a licentiate and a Doctor of Philosophy in
Education Philosophy, both from Santo Domingo University in the Dominican
Sister spent 25 years ministering in elementary and secondary education
in Van Wert, Ohio, Chicago and Homewood, Ill.; Maybee, Port Huron and Harper
Woods, Mich.; Hollywood, Fla.; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Guayama,
Puerto Rico. Sister also ministered for 22 years at various levels of nursing
care in Cincinnati, Ohio; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Sister Gladys
Marie came to the Dominican Life Center in 1999.
Sister Gladys Marie is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Yvonne Brandt
of Beverly Hills, Mich., Miss Eileen LeVack of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs.
Belle Leisegang of Taylor, Mich.
Visitation for the family will be at the Dominican Life Center Monday,
Oct. 11, 1999, at 6 p.m., followed by Vigil Prayer at 7 p.m. in Maria Chapel.
The Funeral Liturgy will be offered in Maria Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 12,
1999, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Adrian Dominican Sisters,1257 East Siena
Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.
Wayne C. “Chuck” Eichler
HILLSDALE — Wayne C. “Chuck” Eichler, 68, of Cherry Lane, Hillsdale,
passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at his home.
He retired in 1992 from the Pittsford School where he was a custodian.
He was born on May 23, 1931, in Medina Township, Mich., to Lawrence and
Luella (Rosa) Eichler. He attended the Salvation Army.
On June 26, 1955, he married Judy McCloe and she survives. Also surviving
are a daughter, Christina (Jeff) Britton of Hillsdale; two sons, Patrick
(Sally) Eichler of Hillsdale and James (Lori) Eichler of Chicago, Ill.;
two brothers, Loraine “Shorty” Eichler and Robert Eichler, both of Hudson;
and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters
and four brothers.
Funeral services took place at 1:30 p.m. today at the VanHorn-Eagle
Funeral Home in Hillsdale, with Lt. Robert Ingram officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.
Sister Gibbons, O.P.
ADRIAN — Sister Florence Gibbons, formerly known as Sister Marie Francine,
died Nov. 1, 1999, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
She was 75 years of age and in the 55th year of her religious profession
in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Florence was born in Chicago, Ill., to Francis and Marie (Durkin)
Gibbons. Sister graduated from the Academy of Our Lady in Chicago, Ill.,
and received a bachelor of philosophy degree in English and business from
Siena Heights College in Adrian, a licentiate of philosophy in Spanish
from Santo Domingo University in the Dominican Republic and a master of
arts degree in education administration from the University of Detroit.
Sister spent 17 years ministering in elementary education and 34 years
ministering in secondary education in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Joliet,
Chicago, Maywood, Ill.; Guayama, Puerto Rico; and Detroit and Brighton,
Mich. She served as an administrator in several schools in Illinois: as
assistant principal/librarian at St. Kilian, Chicago; co-principal at St.
James in Maywood and St. Mary/Sacred Heart in Joliet. She was assistant
principal at St. Anthony in Guayama, Puerto Rico; principal at St. Brigid
School, Detroit, and assistant principal at St. Patrick’s in Brighton,
Mich. She served in the Central Administrative Offices at the Motherhouse
in Adrian in 1969. In 1997, Sister retired in Utica, Mich.
Sister Florence is survived by a sister, Mrs. Kay Marovich of Lockport,
Ill., and two brothers, James Gibbons of South Bend, Ind., and Richard
Gibbons of Mundelein, Ill.
Visitation for the family will be at Madden Hall on Thursday, Nov.
4, 1999, at 6 p.m., followed by Vigil Prayer at 7 p.m. in Holy Rosary Chapel.
The Funeral Liturgy will be offered in Holy Rosary Chapel on Friday, Nov.
5, 1999, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena
Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.
Mabel L. Ulrich
YPSILANTI — Mabel L. Ulrich, 78, died Nov. 1, 1999, at St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Addison, Mich., on Nov. 16, 1920, the daughter of Ray
L. and Bernice (Day) Hard. She married Robert D. Ulrich, also of Addison,
on Sept. 12, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1983. Mabel earned undergraduate
and graduate degrees from Eastern Michigan University. She was a member
of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ypsilanti where she was an active member
of the Altar Guild and the Women’s League. Mabel served her community as
a devoted volunteer with many organizations, including Church Women United,
the Washtenaw County Law Auxiliary, the Salvation Army and the EMU Alumni
Association. Her primary devotion was to her family.
Survivors include her son, Robert (Beth) Ulrich of Manitou Beach, Mich.;
two daughters, Susan K. (Edward) Olsen of Traverse City, Mich., and Martha
A. (Tom) Daniels of Ann Arbor as well as nine beloved grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers, Raymond
L. Hard and Dean Hard.
Burial will be Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal
Church, Ypsilanti, with Fr. Jasper Pennington officiating. A graveside
service will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Dibble Cemetery,
Addison. Contributions in Mrs. Ulrich’s Memory may be made to St. Luke’s
Episcopal Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available
at the Janowiak Funeral Home, Geer Logan Chapel, where the family will
receive friends Wednesday, from 3-5 and 6-9 p.m., and at the church on
Thursday, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Robert L. Huber
MANCHESTER — Robert L. Huber, 81, of Manchester, passed away on Nov.
Robert was born in Manchester on Sept. 2, 1918, the son of Ferdinand
and Lelah (Ridley) Huber. On Oct. 25, 1947, he was married to Yvonne Merriman
and she survives. Robert retired from the United States Postal Service
after more than 25 years as a Rural Letter Carrier. He was a veteran of
World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of American
Legion Post #117 of Manchester. Robert was an active member of Alcoholics
Anonymous and the Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Besides his wife, Yvonne, Robert is survived by three sons, Thomas
(Judy) Huber, Robert (Wendy) Huber, all of Manchester, Jan (Sheri) Huber
of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Joan (Forest) Walz of Manchester and Margaret Lee Huber of Chelsea; and
several nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by one son in
The Huber family will receive callers at the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home
in Manchester on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8
p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, from St. Mary’s
Church with Fr. Terry Dumas officiating, assisted by the Rev. Fr. Charles
Charles E. Irvin. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorials may be made to Arbor Hospice or Glacier Hills Nursing Home.
Perry M. Schoonover
LAKELAND, Fla. — Perry M. Schoonover, age
81, of Lakeland, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Lakeland Regional
Hospital in Lakeland, Fla.
He was born July 18, 1918, in Medina, Mich.,
to Perry C. and Mary E. (Braun) Schoonover. On Dec. 13, 1943, Perry married
Lucy Elizabeth Knowell in Plant City, Fla., and she survives. Perry was
employed by Tecumseh Products for 25 years, retiring in 1982, and was also
a meat cutter. He served in the United States Army.
Surviving Perry, in addition to his wife,
Elizabeth, is a son, LaVon Schoonover of Adrian; two brothers, Archie Schoonover
and his wife, Jackie, of Adrian, and Marion Schoonover of Plant City, Fla.;
three sisters, Shirley Wheaton and her husband, Carroll, of Adrian, Etha
Kelley and her husband, Wilbur, of Lakeland, Fla., and Vera Miller and
her husband, Robert, of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Jeffery P. Schoonover
and Jason L. Schoonover, and one great-grandson, Erik J. Schoonover. Preceding
him in death were two sisters, Theodosia Kendrick and Hazel Gorzusch; his
parents, and a twin brother and sister who died in infancy.
The funeral service for Perry will be held
on Thursday, March 2, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home with
Fr. James Lothamer officiating and full military rites conducted by VFW
Annis-Fint Post #1584. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation
hours will be on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to St.
Joseph Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home.
Michael A. Vaidic
MILFORD — Michael A. Vaidic, 68, formerly
of Deerfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Michael was born May 22, 1931, in Detroit,
Mich., to Mike and Mary Vaidic. Michael was self-employed, he owned and
operated Vaidic Excavating for many years.
Michael is survived by his parents, Mike and
Mary Vaidic of Deerfield, Mich.; three children, Michael Andrew Vaidic,
James Robert (Wendy) Vaidic and Kathleen Mary Vaidic, all of South Lyon,
Mich. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andy and Barbara Molnar,
and one brother, Robert William Vaidic.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at
11 a.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield with Rob Spangenburgh
officiating. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from
3-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Michael Vaidic Memorial Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
ADRIAN — William Lee “Willie” Todd, 64, of
Adrian, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Provincial House Nursing
Home. At Willie’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial
service at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley
Amol David Clymer
LYONS, Ohio — Amol David Clymer, 85, of Lyons,
Ohio, passed away peacefully at 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, following
a brief illness.
Amol was born July 24, 1914, to Charles Elmer
and Rachel (Ritchey) Clymer in the Lyons area. He married Evelyn J. Crawford
on Sept. 29, 1939, in Breathet County, Ky. She survives.
Amol lived most of his life in Lyons. He enjoyed
his family and spent his retirement working in his yard and garden. In
his early years he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He worked
for Pontiac Motors, Gerity’s, Tecumseh Products, and farmed at various
times. He retired from S.E. Johnson Construction in 1976.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 60
years, Evelyn; his children, Robert (Phyllis) Clymer, Judy (Clymer) Chase
and Timothy (Sandy) Clymer, Lyons, Ohio, Larry (Carol) Clymer, Wauseon,
Ohio, Mary (Steve) Edwards, Mansfield, Ohio, and Kathy (Rick) Duncan, Collierville,
Tenn., as well as 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by brothers Paul and Francis of Morenci, Mich., and Harvey of
Ormond Beach, Fla., and sisters Naomi Speelman and Verena Glendenning of
Morenci, Mich., and Ida May Ort of Toledo, Ohio. He was preceded in death
by a daughter, Charlotte, in infancy; his parents, brothers James, Charles
and Russell, and sisters Mabel Cameron and Wanda Clymer.
Friends and family will be received at the
Biehl-Malone Funeral Home on North Morenci Street, Lyons, on Tuesday, from
7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday,
March 2, at 11 a.m. with burial in Lyons Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Lyons Rescue Squad or the Morenci Church of the Nazarene.
“God Saw You Getting Tired
When A Cure Was Not To Be,
So He Put His Arms Around You,
And Whispered “Come To Me.”
You Didn’t Deserve What You
And So God Gave You Rest.
God’s Garden Must Be Beautiful,
He Only Takes The Best.
And When We Saw You Sleeping,
So Peaceful Free From Pain,
We Could Not Wish You Back
To Suffer That Again.”
Georgia Lee Glover
ADRIAN — Georgia Lee Clover, of Adrian, passed
away Feb. 27, 2000, at Barnett Manor.
She was born Oct. 27, 1921, in Scotland, Ind.,
to William H. and Mary H. (Borders) Richardson. Georgia was raised in Indiana
and moved to the Pontiac area. She graduated from Pontiac High School,
then worked in the Pontiac area before marrying Rex Glover and moving to
Adrian. Georgia and Rex were married on June 26, 1970. He preceded her
in death on June 8, 1993. She worked with her husband in the real estate
office until retiring in the early ‘80s. She was a former member of the
Zonta Club, Lenawee Country Club and Devils Lake Yacht Club.
Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Carol (William)
Gaddes of Waterford; a nephew, James (Mary) Richardson of Grosse Ile, Mich.;
sister-in-law, Donna Richardson of Pontiac; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Linda
Gigax of Bryan, Ohio, and Mrs. Marsha Borton of West Unity, Ohio; sister-in-law,
Helen Rosendaul of Bryan, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Jim (Norma) Spahr of
Fort Myers, Fla., and five stepgrandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death
by her parents and a brother, Max Richardson.
Memorial services for Georgia will be 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with
the Rev. Maurice Sharai officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home
on Saturday, from 2 p.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions in Georgia’s name may
be made to the First United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at
the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.