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ADRIAN — Naomi A. Joseph, 82, of Adrian, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Provincial House. She was born Oct. 4, 1916, in Sand Creek, Mich., to Altia and Josie (Ives) Havens. She graduated from Morenci High School. On May 31, 1977, she married Michael Joseph. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1995. Naomi had been employed by Peerless Gear of Clinton, retiring in 1980. Her survivors include a sister, Dorothy Peck of Adrian; two stepsons, John Erhart of Chicago and Robert Erhart of Toledo; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Michael, she was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at 11 a.m. from the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Maple Shade Cemetery, Onsted.Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 

ADRIAN — Helen M. Jourdain, 93, passed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at the Provincial House Nursing Home. 

She was born on May 4, 1906, in Junction, Ohio, to Frank and Josephine (Stuckey) Sieren. On April 27, 1926, Helen married Henry “Whitty” Jourdain in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1970. Mrs. Jourdain worked as a Quality Control supervisor and retired from the Regis Paper Company in the late 1960s. For most of Helen’s life she resided in Toledo, where she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After Helen retired she and her husband moved to New Port Richey, Florida. After Mr. Jourdain died, Helen moved to Adrian. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Adrian where she was a member of the Rosary and Altar Society. Helen is survived by one sister, Pearl Duhaime of Toledo, Ohio; local family members include, Beaubien, Emerson, Fox, Garno, Simpson, Pelham, and Libs; also surviving are many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Lawrence and Henry Sieren, two sisters, Clara and Rose Beaubien. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Adrian with Fr. Thomas Helfrich O.S.F.S as celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio at 2:30 p.m. Friends may visit the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made out to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home, 263-1400. 
 
March 19, 1917-Feb. 5, 2000 DUNDEE – John Marshall Jackson, 83, a Dundee resident for 36 years and a former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church for 25 years, died Saturday morning at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, following a short illness. Friends may call from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the church, 318 Riley St., where he will lie in state Monday from 10 a.m. to services at 11. Rev. Don Brown, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Cadillac Memorial Gardens West in Westland. Cover Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
GRAND LEDGE — Mchael Jon Jenkins of Grand Ledge passed away Nov. 7, 1998, at the age of 17. He was born in Detroit, Jan. 31, 1981. Michael loved music and played piano and organ at several churches, either as a special guest musician or as a full time pianist or organist. His last mission was at the Grand Ledge Church of the Nazarene where he played every Sunday night. Michael was an active member of the Grand Ledge High School Band program, where he played the tuba during the concert season and the sousaphone during the marching season. He was also active in the Bible Quiz Bowl. Michael was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Norma Lou Jenkins. Surviving are his parents, Diane M. Jenkins (Roger Garrison) of Adrian and Michael Browder of Detroit; grandparents, David and Joan Jenkins of Grand Ledge and Carrie Browder of Detroit; three siblings, Jordan and Morgan Jenkins and Arrie Alee Browder; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Ledge Church of the Nazarene, 3432 Grand Ledge Hwy., Grand Ledge, with the Rev. Dr. Randall W. Rucker, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle. Friends may call at the Gorsline-Runciman Co., Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michael Ave., Lansing, beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, where the family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Michael Jenkins may be made to the Grand Ledge High School Band Department, 820 Spring St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837. 
 
ADRIAN — John Charles Jaroniewski, age 43, of Adrian, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at his home. He was born in Detroit on April 12, 1956, to John C. and Marian (Swank) Jaroniewski. On Aug. 25, 1990, John married Nancy Harris in Shelby Township, Mich., and she survives. John was employed as a machinist for M.D.O.T. He enjoyed his family, farming, fishing and hunting. In addition to his wife, Nancy, John is survived by his mother, Marian Jaroniewski of Utica; four children, John M. Jaroniewski of Sterling Heights, Jennifer Jaroniewski, Brittany Jaroniewski and Cody Jaroniewski, all at home; two sisters, Linda Coeson and Diane Jaroniewski, both of Utica, and a nephew and niece, Michael and Lisa Coeson, also of Utica. Preceding him in death was his father and grandparents. Funeral services in Adrian for John will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2000, at 7:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. John Guthrie officiating. Visitation hours will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. A funeral service and visitation will also be held in Utica at the Diener Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and the service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Utica Cemetery. 
 
ONSTED — Doris I. Johncox, age 81 years, of Onsted, Mich., passed away March 14, 2000, at Adrian Healthcare. Doris was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Asahel B. and Octa M. (Short) Kidney. She moved to Onsted in 1927 and graduated from Onsted High School, Class of 1937. On March 5, 1941, she married Max L. Johncox in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1983. Together they owned and operated Billmeyer True Value Hardware Store in Onsted from 1963 to 1979. Doris was an active member in the community. She belonged to the Eastern Star, Whist Club, and Women’s Club of Onsted. She was a member of St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church at Cambridge Junction. Doris loved to do puzzle books, travel, hook rugs and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris is survived by two sons, Roger and Sherry Johncox of Onsted and Bruce L. and Judy Johncox of Battle Creek. Grandchildren Scott and Hallie Johncox of Cleveland, Ohio, Rachel and John Kaverman of Onsted, April and Steve Bessonny of Battle Creek, and Justin and Kellie Johncox of Manitou Beach. Great grandchildren: Emily Johncox, Brian Johncox, Madison Bessonny. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with the Rev. Sandy Benes officiating. Interment will be made in Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted. The visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church or to The Onsted Community School Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
 
 HOLT — Dr. Malcolm K. Johnston, Jr., 63, of Holt, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2000. He was born on Jan. 19, 1937, in Marquette and has been a resident of Holt for many years. Dr. Johnston was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army. He practiced medicine in Leslie for 29 years and was a professor at Michigan State University. He was a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Association. He also was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and was active in supporting and coaching several hockey teams in Jackson. He enjoyed spending time with his family, practicing medicine and coaching hockey. Surviving are his wife, Debbie; four sons, Gregory and Bill Johnston of Holt, Michael (Sam) Johnston of Houston, Texas, and James Johnston of Florida; a daughter, Lisa Johnston; nine granddaughters; his mother, Eunice Johnston of Manitowoc, Wis., and a sister, Gayle (Phil) Koch of Manitowoc, Wis. A memorial mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. John A. Byers at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, Lansing. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Jackson Midget Hunt Club AA Hockey or St. Vincent Home for Children in memory of Dr. Malcolm K. Johnston, Jr. 
 
Lois A. Johnson  ADRIAN — Lois A. Johnson, 85, of Adrian, formerly of Charlotte, Mich., died on June 10, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert, July 30, 1995, and close friend Eythe Bohn. She is survived by one daughter, Mea Dora (Mark) Salemka; one grandson, Matthew Salemka of Onsted; two nieces, one nephew, several grandnieces and nephews, several great-grandnieces and one  great-great-grandniece Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Macon County, Tenn., the daughter of Carlene and Maggie (Waldron) Meador. She had surgery at the age of 12 on a foot deformed by polio. She was in the hospital for months and it was then that she decided to become a nurse. She gradauted from the Chicago School of Nursing in 1941. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse, kindergarten through eighth grade, and taught third grade Sunday School. Services were held at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Mich. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte. 
 
ADRIAN — General Loyd Jackson, age 78, of Adrian, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Vina, Ala., to Kellis and Lennie (McKinney) Jackson. He was married to Ivy Jones on Nov. 20, 1949, in Adrian and had been a resident of Adrian since 1946. Mr. Jackson retired from Brazeway in 1986, where he had been employed as a press operator. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II, as a barber on the USS Bay Field. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. In addition to his wife, Ivy, he is survived by a son, Randy Jackson and his wife, Ronda, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Remell Peters and her husband, Jerry, of Adrian, and Trisha Mabe and her husband, J.T., of Cass City; two brothers, Elvie Jackson and his wife, Lois, of Vina, Ala., and Cullen Jackson and his wife, Ellen, of Filmore, Ill.; four sisters, Jewel Pharr of Hackleburg, Ala., Evonne Flaherty and her husband, Ray, of Kenosha, Wis., Margie Carter and her husband, Bill, of Decatur, Ala., Kathryn McCarley of Zion, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Sarah and Amanda Peters and Tyler and Travis Mabe. Funeral Services for General will be held Friday, June 23, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor J.T. Mabe, his son-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
ADRIAN — William Dee Justice, Sr., age 69, of Adrian, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the University of Michigan Hospital. He was born March 2, 1931, in Hoopeston, Ill., to Earl and Myrle (Crose) Justice. On April 27, 1952, William married Dorothy Powell in Adrian, and she survives. William was employed by American Chain % Cable for 24 years as an inspector, retiring March 1, 1983. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was awarded a Purple Heart on March 13, 1951, for wounds received in action against the enemy. He was a past member of American Legion Post #97 and a life member of DAV Post #20 and VFW Annis-Fint Post #1584. William was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, playing bingo, and previously enjoyed bowling and playing golf. In addition to his wife, Dorothy Jean, William is survived by one son, William Dee Justice, Jr., and his wife, Amy, of Adrian; three daughters, Cindy Biggs and her husband, Jon, of Adrian, Nancy Liski and her husband, Rich, of Harrison, Mich., and Lori Denig and her husband, Mike, of Adrian; one brother, Gene Justice and his wife, Delores, of Adrian; two sisters, Marie Brown of Hoopeston, Ill., and Sue Cade and her husband, Don, of Champaign, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Scott Biggs and his wife, Karen, and their children, Andrea, Stephan and Seth, Todd Biggs and his wife, Heidi, Duaine Justice, Heather Justice, Ashley Liski, Dayne Liski, Erin Denig and Danielle Denig, and 27 nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Robert Justice, Ronnie Justice and Kenneth Justice in infancy, and a sister, Margie Justice. Funeral services for William will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor J.V. Moyer officiating. Interment will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian with full military rites conducted by DAV Post #20 and VFW Annis-Fint Post #1584. Visitation hours will be on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, the VFW or DAV. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
PALMYRA — Marjorie A. Jackson, 54, of Palmyra, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 10, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. She was born on Nov. 2, 1945, in Adrian, the daughter of Dale and Irene (Bliss) Baldwin, and was married on Aug. 5, 1967, to Richard A. Jackson. Marjorie was very active in 4-H in Lenawee County and served as a 4-H Superintendent at the Lenawee County Fair. Surviving is her husband, Richard A. Jackson of Palmyra; two children, Dr. Jodi A. (Stephen) Sterle of College Station, Texas, and Jeffrey A. (Michelle) Jackson of Palmyra; one grandson, Jacob S. Sterle; one sister, Alice (Richard) Ruttkofsky of Adrian; three brothers, Harold (Marcine) Baldwin of Adrian, Jerry (Linda) Baldwin of Adrian and LeRoy (Marilyn) Baldwin of Tonawanda, N.Y.; her mother and father-in-law, Richard E. and Margreet Jackson of Palmyra; two brothers-in-law, Mark (Beth) Jackson of Palmyra, Doug (Glenda) Jackson of Marshall, and 14 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Irene Baldwin. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield with the Rev. Bob Bidwell officiating. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Palmyra Fire Department or the Lenawee County 4-H Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home 
 
 TECUMSEH — Donald C. Johnson, 81, of Tecumseh, died March 18, 2000, at Provincial House, Adrian. He was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Kalamazoo, the son of Edwin and Alice (Wheeler) Johnson. On Aug. 9, 1941, he married Betty Chappell.      Don was a graduate of Western Michigan Teachers College in Kalamazoo. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European and African Campaigns with the 1st Armored Division, and was decorated with many medals for his service to our country. Before moving his family to Tecumseh in 1954, he taught in the Grant and Hartford School Systems. He continued his career as band director in the Tecumseh School System until his retirement in 1974. Don was a member of Tecumseh VFW Post #4187 and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Additionally, he derived pleasure from his family and friends and enjoyed gardening, music, fishing and short wave radio. Donald is survived by five children, Margaret Williams of Toledo, Ohio, Richard (Susan) Johnson of Wamplers Lake, Thomas (Debra Jo) Johnson of Tecumseh, Mary (Michael) Peterson of Ellsworth, William Johnson of California, Md., 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty, on Feb. 9, 2000, one son, Jimmy, and his parents. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Tecumseh, with Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in St. Dominic Cemetery, Clinton, with Military Honors conducted by the Tecumseh VFW. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 
 
BELLEVIEW, Fla.: Lucille Johnson, 71, of Belleview, Fla., died Sept. 9, 2000, at home. Lucille was born March 9, 1929, in Adrian to Emerson and Sylvia Knorr. She was married to Herbert Johnson, who survives. She moved to Ocala, Fla., 26 years ago and retired from Martin Marietta. Survivors include her husband, in Belleview; her mother, Sylvia Knorr of Adrian; sons, John K. of Adrian and Anthony of Belleview, Fla.; daughter, Linda Hosler of Ocklawaha, Fla.; brothers, Emerson Knorr Jr. of Clinton, N.C., Richard Knorr of Adrian, Robert Knorr of Tifton, Ga.; sisters, Genevieve Nine of Ocala, Fla., and Cathy Gariety of Adrian; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Lucille was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Swears, her father and two brothers, Fritz and Michael. Services were in Florida, Sept. 14, 2000, and cremation has taken place. 
 
Oct. 19, 1921-Dec. 8, 2000  Funeral services have been set for Charles B. Jones, 79, of Monroe, who died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Care Center. He had been there for four days and in poor health for a year. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight in the Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. James Jacobs, Mercy Memorial Hospital Chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Born Oct. 19, 1921, in Middlesboro, Ky., he was the son of Charles B. and Lena (Spurling) Jones. He came to Monroe in 1951 from Fort Wayne, Ind., and worked for Union Camp Corp. as a hi-lo driver for 32 years, retiring in 1983. He served in the Army during World War II, from 1939 to 1945. Surviving are a brother, Dan of St. Louis, Mo.; and a sister, Mrs. Grady M. Mosher of Monroe. 

ADDISON — Boyd Augustus Parkhurst, 79, of Addison, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Herrick Memorial Hospital in Tecumseh. He was born on March 27, 1920, at Devils Lake to Henry and Mertie Belle (Stryker-Coburn) Parkhurst. He married Helen C. (Slusser) Parkhurst on July 26, 1944, in Washington, D.C., and she preceded him in death on July 8, 1989.   Boyd had been a life long resident of Devils Lake. He was known to many as “Ozzie,” and for his fishing expertise. He retired as a carpenter, working for North Construction and Krieghoff’s. Boyd was also a World War II veteran, having served in the North African Campaign and receiving the Bronze Star. Survivors include his three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Trudy) Casto of Shevlin, Minn., Mrs. Randolph (Linda) Petersilge of Kempner, Texas, and Mrs. Robert (Mertie) Schamberger of Janesville, Wis.; two sons, Charlie Parkhurst of Devils Lake and Michael (Judy) Parkhurst, also of Devils Lake; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary (Parkhurst) Kuhn. He was preceded in death by nine siblings, Daisy May, Henry Lynn, Ruth Lucilia, Perry Wayne, Roy Archie, Mertie Anna, James Alexander, Mildred Louise and Jennie Betty. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, with the Rev. Clyde L. Wonders officiating. Burial will be made in Woodstock-Sanford Cemetery, Woodstock Township, Lenawee County, Mich. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Full Military Rites will be performed by Durkee-Seager Post #550, American Legion, Onsted. 
 
MANITOU BEACH — Grace A. Perry, 81, of Manitou Beach, died on Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at her home. She was born on May 26, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio, to Gustaz and Martha (Schultz) Pfund. She lived her early life in Toledo and then in the Manitou Beach area since 1937. She graduated from Scott High School in Toledo in 1935. She married James W. Perry on Sept. 27, 1939, in Toledo, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 1980. Grace and Jim owned and operated Perry’s Between the Lakes Restaurant until 1967 and influenced the lives of the young people who worked for them. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Cambridge Junction, Hope Lutheran Church in Adrian and a present member of the Lutheran Church of the Lakes in Addison. She had a Bible study group at her home, was a member of the church choir, lead a Bible study group at Hope Lutheran Church and transcribed Braille for 30 years. Surviving are two sons, Thomas J. Perry of San Diego, Calif., and David A Perry and his wife, Cheryl of Adrian; six grandchildren, Katrina (Troy) Butts, Kristina Perry and Karina (Robert) Johnson, Tom Perry, all of San Diego, Calif., Michelle Perry of Ypsilanti and David Perry of Tecumseh; three great-grandchildren, Mason and Emilee Butts and Kate Johnson; one brother, Richard Pfund of Hawkinsville, Ga., and one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Dorothy White of Toledo. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, Ruth Tripp and Helen Kerentoff, and a brother infancy. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Hope Lutheran Church in Adrian, with Pastor Paul Herter and Pastor David Gadbaw officiating. Burial will be made in Green’s Lakeside Cemetery, Manitou Beach. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the Lutheran Mission with Blind Persons, Hospice of Lenawee, Hope Lutheran Church, Adrian, or the Lutheran Church of the Lakes, Addison. 

ADRIAN — Kent Howard Preckel, age 82, of Adrian, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Providncial House. He was born June 2, 1916, in Fargo, ND to Arnold and Joyce (Poppler) Preckel. He was married to Agnes Lysbeth Graves in Napoleon, OH in 1938. He retired from Johnson Die and Engineering in September, 1982. He had been a member of the Adrian Moose #1034 and was a life member of the Masonic Lodge #536 in Berkley, MI. He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Matthee and her husband John, of Fenton, MI., and Sue Wing and her husband, Douglas of Adrian; a brother, Hugh Preckel of Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter in law, Gail McHale and her husband, Bill of Fraser, MI; seven grandchildren, Lynn Cromwell, John Matthee III and his wife, Tammy, Lisa Preckel, Michele Hood and her husband, Kevin, Tammie Wing, Timothy Wing, and Tracie Martinez and her husband, Matt; and seven great-grandchildren, Collin Cromwell, Shane Cromwell, Ty Flint, Timothy Wing, Ashlyn Wing, Kaytlin Martinez, and Courtney Matthee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lysbeth and a son, Kent. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 27, 1999, from 2-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3050 W. Beecher Rd., Adrian, MI 49221 and on Sunday visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. at the Bowles-Sharp Funeal Home, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, MI 48430, where a Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Reverend John Guthrie officiating of the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Bowles-Sharp Funeral Home and the Anderson Funeral Home. 

 
 ADRIAN — Opal C. Peavey, 89, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.  She was born June 13, 1910, in Oxford, Mich., the daughter of Nelson John and Lena Clella (Sweet) Briggs. On June 28, 1929, she married Kenneth James Peavey in Wauseon, Ohio. He preceded her in death in November 1980. Opal was a homemaker whose family was very important to her. She enjoyed gardening and making afghans for her grandchildren. Opal was a member of the First Baptist Church of Adrian. She was also a member of the Rebekah Circle and the UAW Retirees. Surviving Opal are her children, Joyce (Richard) Atkin of Addison, Joanne (Don) Dart of Batavia, N.Y., Nadlyn (Frank) Scire of Adrian and Don (Joan) Poling, who was like a son, also of Adrian. Also surviving is a sister, Helen Meyers of Brooklyn, and 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Kenneth, Opal was preceded in death by her son, Norman Peavey in November 1953, and a sister, Ila Weatherby. Funeral services for Opal will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Geoffrey Koglin officiating. Burial will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time. Contributions in memory of Opal may be made to the First Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
 TECUMSEH — Shirley A. Philo, 63, of Tecumseh, died Feb. 3, 2000, at home. She was born March 5, 1936, in Adrian, the daughter of Wilfred and Lillie (Hayden) Raymond. On Sept. 29, 1953, she married Henry E. Philo in Clayton. She was a lifelong resident of Lenawee County and had been a 4-H leader in sewing for 20 years. Shirley is survived by her husband, Henry; her mother, Lillie Raymond of Tecumseh; three children, Michael (Debra) Philo, Theresa Hale and Ed (Vicki) Philo, all of Tecumseh; six grandchildren, Heather Philo, Angie Pilbeam, Holly Spagnoli, Kellie and Jennifer Philo and Jack Hale, and one great-granddaughter, Meghan Spagnoli. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Ronald Raymond. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Greg Burdine officiating. Burial will be in North Dover Cemetery, Clayton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. 
 
Feb. 23, 1928-Jan. 16, 2000  PETERSBURG - Sewing machine operator Barbara Perry, 71, of Petersburg gided Sunday at Lynwood Manor, Adrian. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 today at Tagsold Funeral Home, Blissfield, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Philip Schweda will officiate. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Deerfield. 
 
Marilyn M. PalmerJune 20, 1932-Jan. 22, 2000 Services have been set for Marilyn M. Palmer, 67, of Monroe, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, who died at 3:57 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. She had been ill since Nov. 1. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Stanley AuBuchon, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. 
 
LAMBERTVILLE – Jacqueline Peterman, 58, of Lambertville, died Saturday morning in Flower Memorial Hospital, Sylvania. Services are pending at the Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance. 
 
HUDSON — G. Esther Peebles, age 82, of Hudson, passed away Thursday, February 25, 1999 at the home of a daughter in Holt. She was born October 15, 1916, in Rollin, Michigan, to Arthur and Myrtie (Bradstreet) Horn. She was a lifelong resident of Rollin Township and was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1934. On April 24, 1936, she married Lambert L. Peebles. He preceded her in death November 14, 1991. Esther was a homemaker, 4-H Leader, and a member and Sunday School teacher at the Rollin Baptist Church for 67 years. She was an inspiration to her family and friends. Survivors include her children, Linda (Stanley) Ehnis of Holt, Janet Beeker of Hudson, Robin (Mitch) Pawson-Amlotte of Adrian; grandchildren, Lori (John) Bennett of Plano, Texas, Lisa (Peter) Schmidt of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Alan (Julie) Beeker of Hudson, Amy (Dennis) Hamrick of Jackson, David (Amie) Ehnis of Portage, Jake (Mindy) Pawson of Adrian, John Ehnis of Wheaton, Illinois, Jennie Pawson of Adrian, Kelli (Jason) Goodrich of Glenside, Pennsylvania, and Tony Amlotte of Camp Pendleton, California; great-grandchildren, Karin and Marlena Bennett, Alexander and Peter Aaron Schmidt, Celia, Christian and Victor Beeker, Jeremy, Jesse, and Ashlynn Hamrick, Brogan Ehnis, Drew Pawson, Caleb Dodson, and Emma and Nora Goodrich. She is also survived by one sister, Ruth Sauter of Hartwell, Georgia. She was preceded in death by a son, William (Peter) Peebles on January 15, 1980. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Thomas Mansfield and the Rev. Steven Palmer officiating. Interment will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson. The visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to the Rollin Baptist Church where a memorial fund has been established in Esther’s name. 
 
ONSTED — Lee Hal Peters, 74, of Onsted, passed away Monday evening, June 19, 2000, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. He was born March 24, 1926, in Rome Center, Mich., the son of Joseph H. and Mary E. (Hawley) Peters. He was a lifelong resident of the Rome Center-Onsted area and was a graduate of Onsted High School, Class of 1943. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a retired farmer and Ford Motor Company employee at the Saline plant. Mr. Peters married the former Thelma I. Murphy on Oct. 14, 1957, at Angola, Ind. She survives. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Onsted, was a charter member of the Durkee-Seager Post #550, American Legion at Onsted, and was a member of the Gateway Community Church in Onsted where he was a former Sunday School teacher. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Alfred Lee Peters of Onsted and Gordon (Julia) Peters of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Brenda (Dan) Polhemus of Addison, Joyce (Joe) Pfab of Grand Rapids and Linda Kerby of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Outman, and a brother, Charles Peters. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Philip A. Jones officiating. Military Rites will follow the service. The visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
 
ADRIAN — Helen D. Piotter, age 86, of Adrian, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Pontiac, Mich., to Julius R. and Sarah Mae (Wasson) Kinzel. On Oct. 7, 1933, she married R.A. “Duke” Piotter in Adrian. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1972. She and her husband, Duke, had been owners of Duke Piotter’s Market until 1967, and they had been employed by Glover Real Estate until 1972. Helen was then employed by Dr. Locke until retirement in 1978. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Christian Women’s Society and the Zonta Club.  Helen is survived by three sons, Jack and his wife, Bonnie, of Lansing, Jim and his wife, Janice, of Lansing, David and his wife, Kathy, of Oregon; a daughter, Patricia Wisney and her husband, William, of Rosebush, Mich.; a brother, Leroy Richard Kinzel and his wife, Catherine, of Solana Beach, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Kinzel of Florida and Mildred Piotter of Blissfield; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, also surviving are several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Duke, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Eulalia Pletcher and Junette Curtis; three brothers, Frank, Harold and Julius Kinzel; a granddaughter, Kira Dawn Piotter, and a great-granddaughter, Sarah Pat Swift. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered Friday, June 2, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father James Lothamer, s.s., as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home where a Vigil Prayer Service will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Group at the Piotter Center, St. Joseph’s Memorial Fund or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
FAYETTE, Ohio — Nicholas A. Phillips, 19, of Fayette, Ohio, passed away May 5, 2000, at St. Vincent Medical Center as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Oct. 20, 1980, in Tecumseh, the son of Dana and Vicki (Burgett) Phillips. Nick was a graduate of Evergreen High School and was active in many sports. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, David Phillips of Fayette, Ohio, and Shane Phillips of Indianapolis, Ind. Graveside services will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Ohio. 
 
ADRIAN — Earl J. Pate, age 59, of Adrian, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1941, to Monroe and Laura (Berry) Pate. On Jan. 18, 1966, Earl married Phyllis Brownell in Inkster, Mich., and she survives. Earl was employed by Tecumseh Products for 40 years. Surviving Earl, in addition to his wife, Phyllis, is a son, Clifford Pate of Adrian; two brothers, Jack Pate and his wife, Frannie, of Adrian, and Ted Pate of Toledo; a granddaughter, Kirstin Pate; his mother-in-law, Jean Pearcy, and 25 nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, five brothers and four sisters. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A graveside service with burial of cremains will take place at Fairfield Cemetery on Friday, March 31, 2000, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
ADRIAN — James Arthur Patrick, 68, of Adrian, died March 28, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Willard, Ohio, the son of Jackie and Goldie (Barnett) Patrick. He lived in the Adrian area the past 50 years and was medically retired from Clark Equipment Manufacturing in Jackson. Arthur is survived by his companion and soulmate, Virginia Sanders, and her four children, Doug, Debbie, Jeff and Randy; also his two best friends, Princess and Joey, both of whom brought a lot of pleasure to his life; five sisters, Ona Maschino of Hillsdale, Kay (Jerry) Proffitt, Ann (Howard) Gehring, Shirley (Tom) Allen and Jackie Patrick, all of Adrian; five brothers, Luther (Shirley) Patrick of Clawson, Charles (Bonnie) Patrick of Reading, Robert (Julie) Patrick of Indiana, Roger (Pat) Patrick of Hillsdale and Marvin Patrick of Florida; two aunts, Cynthia Lenhart of Kenton, Ohio, and Ruby Jaycox of Greenwich, Ohio, and a great number of beloved nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Louis, Jack Jr., and Richard; and one sister, Lois. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Rollie Cole of Hillsdale officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. 
 
LAS VEGAS, Nev.: Karlene S. "Kay" Pratt, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Sunday, July 30, 2000, at the Nathan Aldeson Hospice in Las Vegas. She was born July 12, 1936, in Ann Arbor, the adopted daughter of Clifford and Audrey Underwood. She was married to Daniel Pratt for 38 years. He survives. Kay worked at Saline Universal and Tecumseh Products until 1994, then she and Danny retired to Las Vegas. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Timothy (Anita) Logan of Britton, Ronald (Kathy) Logan of Tecumseh, Lisa (Wilbur) Henes of Saline and Robert Pratt of Death Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Logan, and a sister, Betty Knauss. Memorial services are being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Nathan Aldeson Hospice in Las Vegas. 

YALE: Virginia Lee Porter, 98, of Yale, died Sept. 12, 2000. She was born Sept. 14, 1901, in West Plains, Mo., the daughter of Jesse and Mary Jane Biggs. On Aug. 9,1925, she married Harold E. Porter. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3,1976. 
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon M. Linehan; a grandson, Dr. Timothy (Julie) Linehan of Petoskey, and a granddaughter, Mary (Michael) Sinicropi of Auburn, N.Y. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., Port Huron, with Mary Ann Stackpoole, chaplain of Port Huron Hospital, officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Water Hospice of St. Clair County Humane Society. 
 
ANN ARBOR: Donald J. Payeur, 61, of Ann Arbor, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Ann Arbor, the son of Alphonse and Albertine (Bidard) Payeur. He had been an Ann Arbor resident all of his life. On March 8, 1974, in Hawaii, he married Karen Sweet. She survives. Don was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church of Saline and the Tri-County Sportsman League. He was also a member of the Ann Arbor Moose Lodge #1253. He was employed by the Ann Arbor News for more than 43 years until his retirement. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Karen, include two sons and one daughter, Gary (Shirley) Payeur of Tecumseh, Michael Payeur of Clinton and Julie Payeur, also of Clinton. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Todd and Courteney Payeur; three brothers and two sisters, Benoit (Joan) Payeur, Lawrence Payeur, Joseph (Wilma) Payeur, all of Ann Arbor, Irene (Clarence) Swanson of Saline, Loretta Walters of Canton, Mich., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Don will take place from the St. Andrew Catholic Church of Saline on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. William J. Stevenson as Celebrant. Visitation is Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, 301 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
 
April 20, 1954-Oct. 10, 2000  Services have been set for Diana Prater, 46, of Monroe, who died at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been ill since June, 1999. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home until services at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Jacobs, chaplain at Mercy Memorial Hospital, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Surviving are her husband; her father; a son, Jerry D. Prater Jr. of Monroe; three daughters, Renay Anger of Monroe, Mrs. Mark (Rhonda) Elliott of Columbus, Ohio, and Jennifer Prater of Monroe; a brother, Harold (Katy) Patton of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Ernie (Karla) Bukovitz of Monroe, and two grandchildren. 

April 28, 1907-Oct. 13, 2000  James Powers, 93, of Monroe, a former Monroe County Road Commission worker, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday at Beach Nursing Home. He had been ill for two years. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state from noon Tuesday until 1 p.m. Tuesday funeral services at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Baltrip, pastor of Liberty Missionary will co-officiate with Rev. Dr. W. David Sapp. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Born April 28, 1907 in Bell County, Ky., he was the son of George and Polly Ann (Sowder) Powers. He grew up in Laurel Fork, Whitley County, Ky. He married Mary F. Lane on March 19, 1932 in Bell County, Ky. She died Feb. 11, 1982. He then married Ethel (Hatfield) Sandiefer on Oct. 20, 1983 in Monroe. 
He worked for the Pruden Coal & Coke Co., Pruden, Tenn. for 22 years, until 1945. He moved to Michigan in 1952 and worked for the Monroe County Road Commission from 1952 until retiring in 1972. He was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and he was a past president of the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Rev. J. Wendell (Laquita) Powers of Beaumont, Texas and George R. (Val) Powers of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; a stepson, Kenneth Sandiefer of Monroe; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Bettye A.) Burchfield of Sandusky, Ohio, and Mrs. Rev. Dr. W. David (Linda J.) Sapp of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Phillip (Doris) Beaudry of Monroe; a sister, Mary Lee Davis of Royal Oak; 11 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five  step-great-grandchildren. Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Jane A. Powers and Janice M. Powers; seven brothers, Luster, Jesse, Caleb, George Robert, Johnie, Leslie, and Speed; and a sister Audie Sowders. 
 
Jan. 6, 1934-Oct. 13, 2000  IDA -- Funeral services have been set for Alice J. Poupard, 66, of Ida, who died Friday morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, where a Scripture service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida. Rev. John LaCasse will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ida. Born Jan. 6, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ruben and Rose (Dunn) Thompson. She married George J.E. Poupard on June 9, 1962 in Monroe. She worked for 15 years in housekeeping at Flower Memorial Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Bill Stover of Stoney Ridge, Ohio, and Ronald Poupard of Port Clinton, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Irene) Huffman of Georgia, Mrs. Dennis (Jamie) Rzeska of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Michael (Haylea) Turrill of Ida; two brothers, Robert of Flat Rock and Junior; a sister, Margaret Bryant of Grayling, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. 
 
Sept. 23, 1933-Dec. 3, 2000  WESTLAND – Services have been set for Joyce Pritchard, 67, of Westland, formerly of Rockwood, died late Sunday evening at Heritage Hospital, Taylor. She had been ill for a month. Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight and from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ford Chapel of Allore-Martensen Funeral Home, Rockwood, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Rick Locklear, pastor of Woodhaven Freewill Baptist Church, Woodhaven, will officiate. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Riverview. Surviving are seven sons, Paul of Phoenix, Ariz., Robert (Faye) of Petoskey, David of Westland, Leo (Marvlena) of Mount Pleasant, Tenn., James of Wayne, Mark (Rhonda) of Dearborn and John (Wendy) of South Lyon; three sisters, Jean Larkins of Northville, Pauline Belmore of Flat Rock and Eva Cole of Frenchtown Township, and 11 grandchildren. 

Tracie Lynn (Timm) Palmer   MANCHESTER: Tracie Lynn (Timm) Palmer, age 41, of Manchester, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at her home. 
She was born June 21, 1959, in Jackson, to Frank and Carol (VanRiper) Timm. Tracie was a graduate of Adrian High School. She was the owner of "The Cleaning Crew," a residential and commercial cleaning service. Surviving Tracie is her son, Patrick Russell Palmer of Manchester; her parents, Frank and Carol Timm of Brooklyn; one brother, Brian Timm and his wife, Vicki, of Adrian; two sisters, Kimberly Vetter and her husband, Richard, of Cape Cod, Mass., and Lori Timm of Adrian; her grandmother, Haroldean Timm of Clinton; her stepgrandfather, Norman Prather of Adrian; Patrick's father, Mike Palmer of South Lyon, and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services for Tracie will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian, Mich., with Pastor Kelly Smith of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Brooklyn officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation hours will be on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washtenaw.


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