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Gladys M. Murphy CLINTON — Gladys M. Murphy, 94, of Clinton, died Jan. 9, 2000, at Provincial House, Adrian. She was born on June 12, 1905, in Sugar Ridge, Ohio, the daughter of Otto and Lettie (Naugle) Morrison. On Aug. 2, 1924, she married Walter D. Murphy in Britton. He died on April 13, 1978. Gladys lived in the Clinton and Tecumseh areas since 1924.Gladys is survived by four children, Joyce Wallace of Clinton, Judi Murphy of Clinton Township, Mich., Eugene (Anna) Murphy and Forrest (Pat) Murphy, both of Clinton; three grandsons, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Warren Morrison, and one brother and sister in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Ian Brown officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 
 
 HOBE SOUND, Fla. — Mauretta L. McBean, 88, of Hobe Sound, Fla., formerly of Manitou Beach, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Martin Nursing Home in Stuart, Fla. She was born on Dec. 11, 1910, to Leo W. and Carrie S. (Rozelle) Day. She married Harold L. McBean on Dec. 27, 1929, in Addison, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1980. She was a lifelong resident of the Hudson and Manitou Beach area, before moving to Hobe Sound, Fla., in 1984. She graduated from Hudson High School in 1928. She was a member of the Rollin Methodist Church.Surviving are one son, L.D. McBean of Brooklyn; two daughters, Joanne Bolla of Hobe Sound, Fla., and Mrs. Russell (Ida Jeanne) Brown of Brooklyn; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother, Lyle Day. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will take place at Green’s Lakeside Cemetery in Manitou Beach at a later date. Arrangements in charge of the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. 
 
ADRIAN — Robert B. McAdam, 77, of Adrian, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Adrian to Bernard and Mary L. (Krick) McAdam. On Jan. 4, 1948, he married Mabel J. Richards in Adrian, and she survives. Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1945, in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and New Guinea. Bob was a self-employed salesman for many yers, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Legion and the VFW. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by a daughter-in-law, Cathy McAdam of Dearborn; and one sister, Frances Koehn of Iowa. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill McAdam, on Oct. 22, 1993, and one brother, Wilfred McAdam. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Thomas Helfrich as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call today, Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Anderson Funeral Home where a Vigil Prayer Service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill McAdam Scholarship Fund, 22226 Doxtator, Dearborn, MI 48128 or to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
ADRIAN — Bernice McClish, 94, passed away July 19, 1999, at Lynwood Manor. She had lived in the Adrian area since mid-December 1998, having moved here from Florida to be near her nephew, Donald Ball, his wife Bettye, and their family: Cynthia (Samuel) Reynolds, Michele (Jerry) Navarro, Janice (Dale) Gossman, Nancy (Stephen) Karpo and Samuel (Tamara) Ball. Bernice was born Oct. 23, 1904, in Kalkaska to John and Sarah (McCarl) Jenkins. She lived and worked in Detroit until her retirement in the late 1960s, whereupon she moved to Holiday and later Hudson, Fla. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew this grand lady! She is survived by her sister, Fern Bogue of Eustis, Fla., and eight nieces and nephews, Bonnie Hall, Sherry Hixson and John (Phyllis) Bogue of Florida, Bruce (Joann) Jenkins, Lynn (Sue) Jenkins and Arden (Margie) Jenkins of Kalkaska, Joanne (William) Rouis of Warren and Donald (Bettye) Ball of Adrian, and several grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Floyd and Fay Jenkins, sisters, Gertrude Jenkins and Beatrice Ball. Cremation will take place and the family will hold a private ceremony. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
SAND CREEK — Benjamin F. Moran, 78, of Sand Creek, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born July 1, 1920, in Adrian, the son of Benjamin F. and Alta (Hough) Moran. Benjamin married Mildred Daniels in Toledo, Ohio. Benjamin and Mildred were married 61 years and she survives. Benjamin worked as a Supervisor for Brazeway for 23 years. Upon his retirement from Brazeway he went to work for First Federal Bank of Lenawee, which later became Standard Federal Bank. Benjamin then went on to open the Ben Franklin Used Furniture Store in Ogden, which he sold earlier this year. He and his wife enjoyed going to numerous auctions in the Adrian and Bryan, Ohio, area. He not only collected antiques but had an extensive coin bank collection. Other than his wife, Mildred, Benjamin is survived by his children, Ruth and her husband Don Schadewald of Adrian, William “Bill” and his wife Pat Moran of Fairfield, Benjamin and his wife Stacey Moran of Jasper, Kenneth (Melba) Moran of Adrian and Chuck Moran and his fiance, Janet Risner of Adrian; one sister, Ardith Hoover of Hawaii. Also surviving are three daughters-in-law, Irene Moran of Morenci, Marjorie Moran of Texas and Linda Moran of Tecumseh; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, John Moran; two grandchildren, Gary Pate and Tammy Moran;two brothers, Jim and Fred; and two sisters, Helen McNeil and Marion Beavers. Funeral services for Benjamin took place at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 11, 1998, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. Pastor Bruce Jewett officiated at the service and burial was in Fairfield Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Benjamin’s name may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
 LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steven McDonald, born July 15, 1953, in Lenawee County, Mich., died Nov. 23, 1999, in Las Vegas, Nev. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1970 and attended Macomb Community College. During his life he owned McDonald Institutional Products and the Broadway Cafe in Mt. Clemens, Mich. He is survived by a son, Robert, and daughter, Christina (Michael) Ehinger, of Ypsilanti; his mother, Carolyn, and brother, Mark, of Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at the Palmyra Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in Palmyra Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. 
 
BROOKLYN — Nick Metelsky, 72, of Brooklyn, passed away Feb. 22, 1999. He is survived by three children, Nicky (Bob Tiede) Logan of Onsted, Mike (Connie) Metelsky of Onsted and Victor Metelsky of Brooklyn; five grandchildren, Billy, Michelle and Amanda Logan, Nick and Bonnie Metelsky; one sister, Olga (Arnold) Scobie of Lincoln Park. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Lee, and a daughter, Jackie. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 24, followed by the funeral services at 8 p.m. at the Charles J. Burden & Son Funeral Home, 1806 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson. The Rev. Michael Mason will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jackson. 
 
ADRIAN — Anthony “Tony” Thomas Edward Moore, 41, of Adrian, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, in Atlanta, Ga. He was born on Jan. 17, 1958, in Adrian, to Thomas E. Moore and Marilyn Stites. Anthony served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Merchant Marine. Anthony is survived by his father and stepmother, Thomas and Nancy Moore of Adrian; his mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Bobby Bennett of Ocala, Fla.; five half brothers, Thomas L. Moore of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mark A. Moore of Adrian, Tracy Bennett and his wife, Cathy, of Roswell, Ga., Troy Bennett and his wife, Rosita, of Murryville, Ga., and Torey Bennett of Murryville, Ga.; one half sister, Anne Osborne ad her husband, Randy, of Ocala, Fla. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Martin and Lucille Stites and Ewert and Gertrude Moore; and one brother, Gary Michael Thomas Moore. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Canandaigua Cemetery. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to family of Tony Moore. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
TECUMSEH — Pauline E. Mueller, 80, of Tecumseh, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. She was born Feb. 6, 1918, to the late Clarence and Frances (Nash-Medley) Easton. On Oct. 15, 1938, she married Walter M. Mueller. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1996. Mrs. Mueller was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh where she was also a member of the Altar Society. She was a member of the Hall-Slayter Post 4187 VFW Auxiliary of Tecumseh, the DAV Auxiliary of Adrian and was a faithful servant to her church, her family and the community. She is survived by four sons, Gary (Mary Anne) Mueller of Deerfield, Charles (Donna) Mueller of Springfield, Ohio, David (Carolyn) Mueller of St. Augustine, Fla., and Randy Mueller of Lewiston; five daughters, Karolyn (Robert) Haarala of Plymouth, Paula Mueller of Tecumseh, Mary Sue (Mark) Amas of Spokane,Wash., Jana (David) DeJonghe of Tecumseh and Elizabeth (Tom) Corey of Tecumseh; two brothers, Raymond Easton of Jerome and Ralph Easton of Florida; one sister, Helen Chastain of Tecumseh; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra, and two sisters. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at the Couture-Handler Funeral Home in Tecumseh and again on Friday, from 1-4 p.m. Visitation will then be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh Friday evening from 6-8 p.m., where there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. at the church with Fr. Daniel Wheeler as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tecumseh. 

 FEDSCREEK, Ky. — Paul Quenton Miller, 77, of Fedscreek, Ky., formerly of Adrian, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000. 

 Mr. Miller worked at Bohn Aluminum while living in Adrian. He also attended the Adrian Church of Christ. Surviving are four sons, Robert, Barry, Marvin and Tony Miller; four daughters, Cathy Abshire, Darlene Bohannon, Patricia Ann Spears and Paulette Wolford; one brother, Sidney Lee Miller of Jackson; six sisters, Ruth Rose, Alta Prater and Lily Fay Tate, all of Adrian, Josephine (Miller) Griffith of Fedscreek, Ky., Elsie Rachel Gritzmaker of Deerfield and Annetta June Miller of Strader, Ky.; and numerous grandchildren, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Lena Taylor; his father, Francis Marion Miller; his mother, Isabell Blair Miller Pugh; a sister, Madeline Abshire; a brother, Earmel Marion Miller; and an infant son, Stevie Miller. Burial took place at Boyd Cemetery, Fedscreek, Ky. 
 
SAND CREEK — Benjamin F. Moran, 78, of Sand Creek, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born July 1, 1920, in Adrian, the son of Benjamin F. and Alta (Hough) Moran. Benjamin married Mildred Daniels in Toledo, Ohio. Benjamin and Mildred were married 61 years and she survives. Benjamin worked as a Supervisor for Brazeway for 23 years. Upon his retirement from Brazeway he went to work for First Federal Bank of Lenawee, which later became Standard Federal Bank. Benjamin then went on to open the Ben Franklin Used Furniture Store in Ogden, which he sold earlier this year. He and his wife enjoyed going to numerous auctions in the Adrian and Bryan, Ohio, area. He not only collected antiques but had an extensive coin bank collection. Other than his wife, Mildred, Benjamin is survived by his children, Ruth and her husband Don Schadewald of Adrian, William “Bill” and his wife Pat Moran of Fairfield, Benjamin and his wife Stacey Moran of Jasper, Kenneth (Melba) Moore of Adrian and Chuck Moran and his fiance, Janet Risner of Adrian; one sister, Ardith Hoover of Hawaii. Also surviving are three daughters-in-law, Irene Moran of Morenci, Marjorie Moran of Texas and Linda Moran of Tecumseh; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, John Moran; two grandchildren, Gary Pate and Tammy Moran;two brothers, Jim and Fred; and two sisters, Helen McNeil and Marion Beavers. Funeral services for Benjamin will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Jewett officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Benjamin’s name may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 

BLISSFIELD — Helen Elizabeth Marks, 89, of Blissfield, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at Provincial House in Adrian. 
She was born on June 29, 1909, the daughter of Sam and Vera (Bailey) Clough. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1927, and Lenawee County Normal in 1928. Helen taught six years in Lenawee County Schools. She was married to Albert “Skib” Marks on Dec. 1, 1933. Helen was employed in several businesses in Blissfield and later was employed by JC Penney, transferring to St. Petersburg, FL, where she retired in 1974. Helen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blissfield. Surviving is her husband Albert Marks; daughter Patsy (Victor) Knierim of Jasper; two grandchildren, Mark (Donna) Farnsel and Michelle (Joe) Brown of Metamora, OH; five great-grandchildren, Edward, Curtis, and Laura Farnsel, Mackenzi Fischer, and Bailey Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jerry Marks; and a grand-daughter, Melanie Farnsel. Visitation for Helen will be from 12 noon to 2 pm Monday at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield. Following the visitation a private funeral service will be held with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 
 
ADRIAN — Robert B. McAdam, age 77, of Adrian, died Saturday, December 19, 1998, at his home. He was born January 31, 1921, in Adrian to Bernard and Mary L. (Krick) McAdam. On January 4, 1948, he married Mabel J. Richards in Adrian, and she survives. Bob served in the US Army during WWII from 1942-1945, in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and New Guinea. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Legion and the V.F.W. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by a daughter-in-law, Cathy McAdam of Dearborn; one sister, Frances Koehn of Iowa. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill McAdam on October 22, 1993, and one brother, Wilfred McAdam. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Tuesday, December 22, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Thomas Helfrich as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 6-8 pm and on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, with a Vigil Prayer Service on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill McAdam Scholarship Fund, 22226 Doxtator, Dearborn, MI 48128 or to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
FAIRFIELD — Lloyd A. Murry, age 83, of Fairfield Township, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at his home. He was born on Aug. 11, 1916, in Delta, Ohio, to Allen and Opal (Heckert) Murry. On April 10, 1943, he married Evelyn VanEtten in Adrian, and she survives. Lloyd served in the U.S. Army from 1941 until 1945. He was a machinist for Oliver Instruments until his retirement in 1982.  In addition to his wife, Evelyn, he is survived by one son, Wayne Murry and his wife, Roberta of Niles, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Donna Murry of Adrian; one brother, Foster Murry of Tecumseh; one sister, Florence Townsend of Adrian; two grandchildren, Angela Tiede and her husband, Richard of Palmyra and Lance Murry and his wife, Darcie of Tecumseh; seven great-grandchildren, Kaylin, Nicole, Erinn and Austin Tiede and Tori, Savanna and Jadden Murry. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Marie; and one brother, Wade.  Funeral serivces for Lloyd will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Cox officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery with full Graveside Military Rites conducted by the VFW Annis-Fint Post #1594. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
SAND CREEK — Benjamin F. Moran, 78, of Sand Creek, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born July 1, 1920, in Adrian, the son of Benjamin F. and Alta (Hough) Moran. Benjamin married Mildred Daniels in Toledo, Ohio. Benjamin and Mildred were married 61 years and she survives. Benjamin worked as a Supervisor for Brazeway for 23 years. Upon his retirement from Brazeway he went to work for First Federal Bank of Lenawee, which later became Standard Federal Bank. Benjamin then went on to open the Ben Franklin Used Furniture Store in Ogden, which he sold earlier this year. He and his wife enjoyed going to numerous auctions in the Adrian and Bryan, Ohio, area. He not only collected antiques but had an extensive coin bank collection. Other than his wife, Mildred, Benjamin is survived by his children, Ruth and her husband Don Schadewald of Adrian, William “Bill” and his wife Pat Moran of Fairfield, Benjamin and his wife Stacey Moran of Jasper, Kenneth (Melba) Moran of Adrian and Chuck Moran and his fiance, Janet Risner of Adrian; one sister, Ardith Hoover of Hawaii. Also surviving are three daughters-in-law, Irene Moran of Morenci, Marjorie Moran of Texas and Linda Moran of Tecumseh; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, John Moran; two grandchildren, Gary Pate and Tammy Moran;two brothers, Jim and Fred; and two sisters, Helen McNeil and Marion Beavers. Funeral services for Benjamin took place at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 11, 1998, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. Pastor Bruce Jewett officiated at the service and burial was in Fairfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Benjamin’s name may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
ADRIAN — Burton H. Miller, 79, passed away on March 5, 2000, at the Provincial House Nursing Home. Burton was born May 15, 1920, in Monroeville, Ohio, to Edward H. and Orabelle (Holly) Miller. He served his country during World War II in the Army. On Sept. 22, 1967, he married Violet Irene Pickford in Adrian, Mich. She survives. Burton retired from Krieghoff Construction after 26 years of service. He attended Bethany Assembly of God and North Rome Baptist Church. He was a member of the Southern Michigan Coon Hunters Association. Burton is survived by his wife, Violet; daughters, Ruth Ann (Jim) Hadden of Onsted, Katha Lynn Miller of Manitou Beach and Ann Leone (Robert) Rasmussen of Niles; sons, Lee David Smith of Addison, Edward Howard (Dolores) Miller of Adrian, Raymond Dean Corbin of Adrian, Rick Vernell (Debbie) Corbin of Grayling and Rex Alden (Debbie) Corbin of Weston; two sisters, Mildred Hannas of Norwalk, Ohio, Beatrice Lyner of Marietta, Okla.; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Funeral services for Burton will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will follow the service in North Dover Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Durkee-Seager Post #550, American Legion of Onsted. Friends may visit the family from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 7, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Burton’s name may be made to North Rome Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
BLISSFIELD — Herbert E. McMahon, 75, of Blissfield, passed away Monday, March 6, 2000, at the Sunbridge of West Toledo Nursing Home in Toledo, Ohio. He was born on June 6, 1924, in Blissfield, the son of Marshall and Ellsie (Ford) McMahon. He was a 1942 graduate of Blissfield High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at Blissfield Manufacturing, retiring in 1989. Surviving is his daughter, Stephanie Butler of Dexter, Mich.; three nephews, Frank and Jim and Novak of Blissfield, John Novak of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and his ex-wife, Lovenia McMahon of Ypsilanti, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Francis Novak. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield with military graveside services by Blissfield American Legion Post #325 and Blissfield VFW Post #10912. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. 
 
ADRIAN — Claire Kelsch Marsh, age 90, of Adrian, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center.She was born Sept. 2, 1909, in Dover, Ky., to Albert and Mary Brigid (Riley) Kelsch. On June 22, 1938, she married Harold Joseph Marsh, Sr. He preceded her in death. Claire was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Adrian and St. Mary’s Altar Rosary Society.Claire is survived by two sons, John Marsh of Laingsburg, Mich., and Harold Marsh and his wife, Lynn, of Irish Hills; three daughters, Margaret Dennis and her husband, David, of Adrian, Kathleen Hayes and her husband, Bart, of Onsted and Rosemary Marsh of Clio, Mich.; one sister, Marjorie Harris of Cincinnati, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, the Rev. Father James Kelsch; two sisters, Alberta Kelsch and Edna Kelsch; and one great-granddaughter, Maura Girdham.The Funeral Liturgy for Claire will be held on Friday, March 10, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills, with Father Carl Simon as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Kathleen Hayes, 7702 Groger Road, Onsted. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at Kathleen’s home, with Father Louis Komorowski officiating. Visitation will also be held on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at St. Joseph Catholic Shrine. Arrangements were under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
ADRIAN — Sister Miriam Therese Mulloy, formerly known as Lucille Rose Mulloy, died March 9, 2000, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 90 years of age and in the 70th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Miriam Therese was born in Detroit, Mich., to John and Margaret (Boland) Mulloy. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in English from Siena Heights College in Adrian. Sister spent 64 years ministering in elementary education in Chicago, Elmwood Park, Loves Park, Calumet City and Burbank, Ill.; Oakland and Oceanside, Calif.; Las Vegas and Henderson, Nev.; and Flagstaff, Ariz. She was Principal at St. Louis Bertrand in Oakland from 1952 to 1958. From 1987 to 1994 she ministered as tutor and volunteer at St. Albert the Great in Burbank, Ill. Sister Miriam Therese is survived by no immediate family members. Visitation for the family will be at the Dominican Life Center on Friday, March 10, 2000, 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 Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 10:30 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. 
 
ADRIAN — Mildred E. Murbach, 83, of Adrian, formerly of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. Mildred was born on April 17, 1916, in Carleton, Mich., the daughter of George C. and Elizabeth (Hosler) Murbach. She was a graduate of Pigeon High School in 1934 and received a five year limited teaching certificate in 1936 from Central Michigan University. She received her B.S. Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University in 1942 and a M.A. Degree in teaching from the University of Michigan in 1954. She also did some graduate work at Siena Heights College in Adrian. She taught school in St. Clair County from 1936-40 and at the Boyd School in Monroe from 1942-45. She then taught at the Lincoln School in Monroe from 1950-53 and at the Blissfield Elementary School from 1953 until retiring in 1975. She was a member of the United Teaching Professional Organization and the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Blissfield. Surviving is her brother, John Murbach of Largo, Fla., and many friends in Blissfield and Adrian. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Blissfield, with the Rev. Ken Miles officiating. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio. Friends may call at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Blissfield. 
 
SOMERSET — Curtis R. “Dick” Mellon, 57, of Somerset, formerly of Osseo, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Somerset Township. Dick was the co-owner of Curtlin Manufacturing in Osseo. He was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Fulton County, Ohio, to Howard and Evelyn (Wollter) Mellon, and they survive in Adrian. Dick was married Dec. 31, 1985, to Jean Andrews and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Donald Mellon of Osseo and Phillip and Rachele Mellon of Hillsdale; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Mellon of Pittsford; a brother, Marvin Mellon of Toledo; a stepdaughter, Tammy and Don Nadeau of Farmington Hills and a stepson, Andy and Lisa Andrews of Gillette, Wyo. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren. Dick was preceded in death by a son, Denny, and a sister, Shirley. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale, officiated by the Rev. Clyde Wonders. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Jefferson Township. Visitation will take place on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The National Kidney Foundation, Hospice of Hillsdale County or the charity of the donor’s choice. 
 
 Edwin N. Mattausch MESA, Ariz. — Edwin N. Mattausch, 71, of Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, June 23, 2000, at his Mesa residence.  Mr. Mattausch, an Adrian native and long-time resident, was a retired research and development employee of General Motors, first in Michigan and later in Arizona. After retirement he worked as a stock broker. Edwin is survived by his wife, Sandy, of Mesa; two daughters, Anne Devermann of Mesa and Sally Flanigan of Austin, Texas; a son, John Mattausch of Mesa; a brother, John Mattausch of Adrian; the mother of his children, Jan Lovitt Mattausch of Mesa, along with five grandchildren. A service of remembrance will take place Wednesday, June 28, at 9 a.m. at the Mariposa Gardens Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, under the direction of Mesa Funeral Care. Memorial contributions may be made in Edwin’s name to the Leukemia Foundation, 3404 S. McClintock Dr., #825, Tempe, AZ 85282. 
 
ADRIAN — Agnes K. McKlesky, age 82, of Adrian, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1918, in Cullman, AL, to Henry Clem and Rosa (New) Kelsoe. She was married to William B. McLesky Sr. on May 23, 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1981. Agnes had been employed by the Campbell Soup Co. in Napoleon, OH. She attended the Bethany Assembly of God Church in Adrian. Agnes is survived by three sons, William B. McLesky Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Adrian, Larry W. McLesky and his wife, Kay, of Adrian, and Michael L. McLesky, and his wife, Robin, of Adrian; four daughters, Shirley Suthern and her husband, John, of Johnson City, TN, Brenda L. Lacy and her husband, Larry, of Adrian, Sue French and Faye Landis, both of Inston, NC; a brother, Orvis Kelsoe and his wife, Faye, of Cullman, AL; a sister, Gracie Hutson and her husband, Leonard, of Cullman, AL; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, William, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Audrey Cole; a brother, Buddy Kelsoe; and two sisters, Wilene Lancaster and Gertha Hutson. A memorial service for Agnes will be held Monday, July 10, 2000, at 6 p.m. at Bethany Assembly of God Church with Pastor Rich Clay officiating. Graveside services will be held at the Old Line Cemetery in Hodges, AL, on Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
IDA — Roberta C. Mueller, 84, who has been under the care of Hospice of Monroe, died at her home in Ida on Tuesday, March 28, 2000. Mrs. Mueller was born March 10, 1916, in McComb, Ohio, to Dallas and Elta (Barger) Rader. She married Andrew Mueller, Nov. 18, 1936, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ida. A homemaker, she also worked as a beautician with Ester Mead of Dundee. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church where she active with the Fr. Salonus Guild and Christian Mothers. Surviving are her husband, Andrew, of Ida; three sons, Merritt of Temperance, Melvin of Blissfield and Marvin of Lima, Ohio; a brother, Richard Rader of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Marlyn) Wagenknecht of Clyde, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home in Ida on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., where a Scripture Service will be held at 8 p.m. Prayers will be at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield, at 10:30 a.m. Fr. John LaCasse of St. Joseph’s Church, Ida, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg.  Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida, or the Mercy-Memorial Hospice of Monroe. 
 
July 11, 1902-March 30, 2000 FRANKFORT, Ind. – Mary Magdalene Morse, 97, of Frankfort, Ind., who lived most of her life in Petersburg and Dundee, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley Manor Health Care Center, Frankfort, after a brief illness. Friends may call from 12:30 until services at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley Manor Chapel, Frankfort. The Rev. Don Weaver will officiate. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg. Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, is in charge of the arrangements. 
 
LEONI TOWNSHIP — Nellie Masarik, 86, formerly of Leoni Township, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Betty Whitaker, on Nov. 24, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; grandson Douglas Fracker and granddaughter Jenny Stetler. She is survived by four children, Bob (Rita) King of Indiana, Darlene (Eulin) Eastridge of Arizona, Joann Fracker of Tecumseh and Betty (Richard) Whitaker of Charlotte; 30 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Nellie loved to bake and was an active member Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 612 Ladies Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose. The funeral mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic with the Rev. Andrew J. Dunne as celebrant. Interment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home, Michigan Center, where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. 
 
TECUMSEH: Carl E. Martin, 58, of Tecumseh, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born July 10, 1942, to Claire and Beatrice (Day) Martin. On March 9, 1968, he married Jan Rasmussen. She survives. He retired from Dundee Products in 1998. Carl enjoyed camping, canoeing and most of all his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Jan, he is survived by his mother, Beatrice Martin of Clinton; a son, Steven Martin of Romulus; a daughter, Nanette Buswell of Tecumseh; one brother, Robert (Linda) Martin of Tecumseh; two sisters, Marjorie Martin of Clinton and Sharon Creger of Tecumseh; and two grandchildren, Trevor and Sage Buswell. He was preceded in death by his father and a son-in-law, Donald Buswell. Cremation has taken place. There will be a Memorial Gathering at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at the residence of Carl and Geri Braden (Braden's Beach), 2700 Summerfield Rd., Petersburg, MI 29270. Memorial contributions may be made in Carl's memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Couture-Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 
 
SULLIGENT, Ala.: Ervin Russell McGowan Sr., 76, of Sulligent, Ala., passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at his residence. Mr. McGowan was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Franklin County, Tenn., to the late Espy Ray and Melinda Elizabeth Brown McGowan. He attended the Church of God. Mr. McGowan was a member of the United Auto Workers AFL-CIO. He worked as a truck driver for American Chain and Cable in Adrian. Survivors include one son, Ervin R. McGowan Jr. of Sulligent, Ala.; one stepson, Thomas Goodwin of Adrian; three daughters, Viola Elaine Pugh of Hamilton, Ala., Patricia Bates of Sulligent, Ala., Deller Elizabeth Pitts of Shannon, Miss.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, one brother, Howard McGowan of Battle Creek and one sister, Louise Siler of Tullahoma, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Snider McGowan; one great-grandchild, Andre Thomas Pitts, and six brothers, Ray McGowan Jr., Eugene, John, Raymond, Edward and Grady McGowan. Funeral services took place Sept. 4 at the Otts Funeral Home in Alabama with Brother Billy Ray Adams officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. 
 
Aug. 21, 1931-Sept. 23, 2000  Patricia A. Stinnett McCoy, 67, of Monroe died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday in Mercy Memorial Hospital, where she had been since Sept. 5. She had been in poor health for three years and seriously ill for five months. Friends may call from 1 to 9 tonight in the Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. James Hosch and Rev. Kevin Hosch of Monroe Apostolic Church will officiate. She will be cremated. Born Aug. 21, 1931 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Willard and Grace (Knaggs) Sutton. She married Lawrence Stinnett on July 21, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio. He died in 1965. She then married Everett McCoy. He died in 1997. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1958 where she worked at Standard Packaging Corp. until retiring in 1985. She returned to Monroe in 1988. She was a graduate of Vista Maria High School, Detroit, attended St. Michael Catholic Church in Monroe, enjoyed playing bingo, and was known as the "Angel Lady." Surviving are a son, Alan L. Stinnett of Monroe; two daughters, Laura D. Stinnett and Cheryl L. Stinnett, both of Monroe; and nine grandchildren. 
 
March 10, 1917-Oct. 15, 2000  Mary Belle McBee, 83, of Monroe died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday in the home of her daughter, Linda C. Towalski of Monroe. She had been ill for 1 ½ years. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state from 10 until services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Von Loop, pastor of Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Surviving are three sons, James C. of South Branch and Carson R. and Jerry W., both of Monroe; two daughters, Ms. Towalski and Mrs. Raymond (Anna Mae) Stiner of LaSalle; a brother, James of Knox County, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. 
 
Jan. 31, 1949-Oct. 10, 2000  Services have been set for Gregory A. Merkle, 51, of Monroe, who died at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital emergency room. He had been ill for two years. Friends may call after 6:30 tonight at Stewart Road Church of God. Private services will be held, and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Rupp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kevin Foley of Monroe; a sister, Lauren Merkle of Monroe, and a granddaughter. 
 
Sept. 14, 1918-Oct. 7, 2000  TEMPERANCE – Sue Mae McEwen, 82, of Temperance died Saturday. Private services were held, under the direction of Bedford Funeral Chapel. Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Gary) McCaw of Cathedral City, Calif. and Jackie (Bily) Sellers; two brothers, Jim and Bud, both of Willard, Ohio; a sister, Wilma Meyer of Toledo; six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. 
 
ADRIAN - Dorothy M. Murty, age 82, of Adrian, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Provincial House. The Funeral Liturgy for Dorothy will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Michael Williams as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Anderson Funeral Home. 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 Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS of Michigan) or the St. Joseph Building Fund. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
TECUMSEH - Sevedus A. Maples, 84, of Tecumseh, died at home with his family on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000. He was born April 29, 1916, in Hudson, Mich., to the late Leo and Bessie (Godfrey) Maples. He was married to Janet E. Wilcox on Jan. 1, 1948, and she survives. Mr. Maples was employed at Tecumseh Products, retiring in 1979. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. In addition to his wife, Janet, Mr. Maples is survived by one son, Steve (Cathy) Maples of Adrian; one daughter, the Rt. Rev. Catherine (Larry) Waynick of Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Mary (Junior) Richardson of Hudson, Mich., and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Irene. At Mr. Maples request cremation has taken place. There will be no service. Arrangements were entrusted to Couture-Handler Funeral Home. 
 
BLISSFIELD - Catherine Margaret Mann, 77, was born to eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Adrian Health Care Center in Adrian. Catherine was born on Sept. 15, 1923, in Hudson, Mich., to Raymond and Margaret (Marvin) Fitzpatrick. On April 13, 1942, she married her loving husband, Ernest, who preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1995. After their marriage, they resided in Fayette, Ohio, before moving to Blissfield in 1958. Catherine was a devoted mother to her three children and was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blissfield. The family and friends will remember Catherine's love of flowers and her giving nature which will live on. She is survived by her three children, Peggy (Howard) Reynolds of Danvers, Ma., Gwen (Pete) Greenman of Jasper, Mich., and Charles (Janice) Mann of Lambertville, Mich.; nine grandchildren, Josh, Jeremy (Linda), Anne Marie, Julie, Charlie, Kathy, Jessie, Leandra and Anthony; two sisters, Mary Alverson of Clayton, Mich., and Madeline Duwve of Angola, Ind.; two brothers, Thomas Fitzpatrick of Eden, Ohio, and William Fitzpatrick of Hamilton, Ind., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Fitzpatrick. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blissfield with Fr. Vincent VanDoan officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday and after 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield. 
 
Feb. 19, 1905-Dec. 5, 2000  SYLVANIA, Ohio – Services have been set for Elsie Marie Martin, 95, a resident of Harborside Healthcare Facility, formerly of Temperance, who died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at Flower Hospital. She had been at the nursing home since August. Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Farnham Funeral Home, Temperance, where members of the Ladies Auxiliary to Sherman H. Osborn Post 192, American Legion, will conduct services at 7:30 Friday. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. services at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Temperance. The Rev. Rodney Haselhuhn, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lambertville Cemetery, Lambertville. Surviving are a son, Leonard (Sheryl) of Temperance; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. 
 
July 11, 1941-Dec. 2, 2000 FLAT ROCK – Ralph Kermit Muncey, 59, of Flat Rock died Saturday. Friends may call from 2 to 9 tonight and from noon to 9 Tuesday at Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, where members of Hiram Lodge 110, Free and Accepted Masons, will conduct services at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. John C. Mills, pastor of Faith Bible Presbyterian Church, Trenton, will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, Huron Township. Surviving are his wife, Sharon; four sons, Jeffrey of Wayne, William of Monroe, Gregory of Sterling Heights and Douglas of Lincoln Park; a daughter, Catherine Muncey of Flat Rock; a brother, Don of Oklahoma; four sisters, Shirley Alred of Wyandotte, Glenda Nallion of Woodhaven, Judy Bishop of Kentucky and Frances Brock of Texas, and a grandchild. 

ADRIAN: Larry A. Muck, 54, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. 
He was born Jan. 20, 1946, in Adrian, the son of Elwood "Bud" and Dorothy (Matthes) Muck. Larry graduated from Adrian High School. On June 20, 1970, he married Susan Thumm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Adrian. She survives. Larry was a hard-working man. Following in the family tradition of farming, Larry farmed with his son, Timothy, as well as his father and uncle. He also worked for Ace Drill Corp. for 36 years. As a Christian, Larry was an active lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, serving in several different areas. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau. Larry was a devoted husband and father and will be sadly missed by his wife, Susan; three sons, Jeffrey Alan Muck of Howell, Mich., Timothy Michael Muck of Adrian, Mich., and David Larry Muck of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two brothers: John (Beth) Muck and Alan Muck; a sister, Joanne (Jim) Sohl; his parents, Bud and Dorothy Muck, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond; his grandparents and his Uncle Bud. Funeral services for Larry will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Adrian on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joel Sarrault officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions in memory of Larry be made to St. John's Lutheran Church and School. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
HASTY, Ark.: Born Estelle L. McWilliams Aug. 17, 1910, in New Jersey to William J. and Laura A. McWilliams, she died peacefully, Nov. 8, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Hasty, Ark. Mrs. McClelland attended Cleary College in Ypsilanti, Mich., in the 1930s. She was married Dec. 2, 1934, to John L. McClelland and they spent much of their lives farming in Lenawee and Hillsdale counties. During the course of raising seven children, Mrs. McClelland was involved in many civic duties, including being active in the Farm Bureau and 4-H organizations in southeast Michigan. After retiring, John and Estelle moved to Arkansas and spent time traveling. Coming from a family of 11 siblings herself, Estelle leaves behind many grieving relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Mac" in June of 1987, and sisters, Helen, Anna, Myrtle, Jessie and Hazel. She is survived by her children, Laura Jean (John) Ackley and Lee H. (Barbara) McClelland of Arkansas, Ruth Craig of Hasty, Ark., Nancy (Frank) Schave of Alaska, David J. McClelland of USA, Nina (Russell) Edwards and William J. (Jayne) McClelland, both of Michigan. She will be missed by grandchildren and great-grandchildren too numerous to name. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Arthur R. (Eleanor) McWilliams, Vadah (Walter) Stutesman, Robert W. (LaRue) McWilliams, Benjamin E. (Pat) McWilliams, Alice L. (Vernon) Pratt and Marie L. (Lauren) Gall. She will be missed as well by nieces and nephews too numerous to name. Mrs. McClelland, in accordance with her own wishes, was cremated and interred at the gravesite of her husband of 52 years, John. Interment is at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale County. No services were held, again at Estelle's request. She would have wished any donations be made to a local charity, as she believed that charity, indeed, begins at home. 
 
NILES: Violet I. Miller, 63, previously of Onsted, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home on Dec. 3, 2000. She was born July 23, 1937, in Adrian, Mich., to Clarence and Caroline (Burquett) Pickford. She was a graduate of Onsted High School. On Sept. 22, 1967, she married Burton H. Miller in Adrian. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2000. Violet owned Addison Floral and Gift Shop. She attended Bethany Assembly of God and North Rome Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her family. Violet is survived by her daughter, Ann (Robert) Rasmussen of Niles, Mich.; sons, Raymond Dean Corbin of Adrian, Rick V. (Debbie) Corbin, of Grayling, Mich., Rex A. (Debbie) Corbin of Weston, Mich.; stepchildren, Ruth (Jim) Hadden of Onsted, Lee Smith of Addison, Katha Miller of Manitou Beach, Ed Miller of Adrian; a brother, James E. Pickford of Adrian; grandchildren, Bernie Corbin, Rodney Corbin, Betsy Pahl, Aaron Marquardt, Tucker Feekings, William Corbin, Megan Corbin, Beth Corbin, Rochelle Miller, Kari Miller and Rebecca Miller. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Doris Jean. Funeral services for Violet will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will follow the service at North Dover Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Violet's name may be given to the North Rome Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Fern (Worden) Mobley  
CLINTON - Fern (Worden) Mobley, 80, of Clinton,, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at home. She was born Dec. 25, 1920, to Fred and Caroline (Risch) Oesterle. She married James "Mitch" Mobley in 1984. He survives. Mrs. Mobley had been employed by Ratel Inc. in Grass Lake and then Ford Motor Company in Saline, from which she retired in 1984. She enjoyed her family, walking in the early morning hours, and gardening. She was a member of the M Club in Ann Arbor and a former member of the Bachelor and Bachelorettes Square Dance Club of Ann Arbor. In addition to her husband, Mitch, she is survived by her children, Gary Worden of Addison, Carolyn Sande of Chelsea, Marilyn Baker of Adrian, Fred Worden of Saline; one stepson, Carl James Mobley of Denver, Colo., and two stepdaughters, Jane (Robert) Jurasek of Clinton and Joan (John) Lisek of Ida; 12 grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Friends may call at the Clinton Chapel of the Couture-Handler Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home with the Rev. Seal Janeway officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. 
 
George E. Mercer 
HILLSDALE: George E. Mercer, 93, of Hillsdale, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Laurels of Coldwater nursing home in Coldwater. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Mark Johnston officiating. Interment will be made on Friday in the Aldrich Cemetery in Somerset Township. The visitation will be from 6 p.m. Thursday until the time of service. 
 
Edward McGee  
ADRIAN: Edward McGee, age 79, of Adrian, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Jackson, to Aden and Lyda (Thunder) McGee. Edward married Dorothy Dermyer and they were married for over 35 years. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor for Buckeye Products, retiring after 33 years of employment. Edward served in the United States Army during World War II and was a former member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. Surviving Edward, in addition to his wife, Dorothy, is a son, Michael McGee and his wife, Inara, of Statesville, N.C.; a daughter, Marion Behrman and her husband, David, of Albion, Mich.; a sister, Hattie Hulbert; three grandchildren, Lisa, Kyle and Brian, and two great-grandchildren, Billy and Joe. Preceding him in death were his parents, his stepfather, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services for Edward will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Interment will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian with full military rites conducted by American Legion G. Chandler Bond Post #275 of Adrian. Visitation hours will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home. 


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