|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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.