|Melvin M. Ankney
LIBERTY CENTER, Ohio — Melvin M. Ankney, 72, formerly of Liberty Center,
Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at theCommunity Nursing Home in Bowling
Green. He was born July 25, 1926. Among his survivors is a son, Chuck (Bobbie)
Ankney of Adrian. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3,
1998, at Wright Funeral Home, Liberty Center. Burial will be at Youngs
Cemetery, Liberty Center. Visitation is Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Liberty Center Volunteer Fire Department.
Leola E. Alderdyce
TECUMSEH — Leola E. Alderdyce, 90, of Tecumseh, died Feb. 9, 1999,
at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born Sept. 30, 1908, in Tecumseh,
the daughter of Oliver and Inice (Mattison) Avery. On July 19, 1930, she
married Cecil Alderdyce in Tecumseh. She was a lifelong resident of Tecumseh
and spent many winters in Punt Gorda, Fla. She was formerly active musically
at the First Baptist Church, Tecumseh. Leola is survived by a sister, Dola
(Frank) Bolak of Dewey Lake and two nieces, Marilyn Nobles of Tecumseh
and Dorothy (Robert) Flynn of Marshall. She was preceded in death by her
parents, her husband, Cecil, in 1990; a brother, Ned Lanning; a stepbrother,
Merle Lanning; and a stepsister, Leora Nobles. Funeral services will be
held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev.
Lawrence Cox officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Robert Eldon Allen
CLINTON — Robert Eldon Allen,88, of Clinton, died Tuesday, Oct. 27,
1998, at Herrick Memorial Hospital, Tecumseh.
He was born Dec. 7, 1909, to Earl and Alice (Tyson) Allen in Tipton,
Mich. On Aug. 18, 1929, he married Wilma Belle Wellnitz. She survives.
Mr. Allen was a member of the Adrian Seventh Day Adventist Church and enjoyed
private piloting for many years. He and his wife originated and owned Allen’s
Mobile Court in Clinton until retiring in the late 1970’s. In addition
to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Anita (Karl) Piekarek of Tecumseh
and Rsemond Belle (Clare) Woods of Boise, Idaho; one brother, George (Donna)
Allen of Henderson, Nev.; one sister, Virginia (Stanley) Gebarowski of
Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Cremation has taken place
and interment will be in the Tipton Cemetery, Tipton. There will be a Memorial
Service on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. at the Tecumseh Seventh Day Adventist
Church with Pastor David Stramel officiating. Arrangements were entrusted
to Couture-Handler Funeral Home.
Irma Mae Armstrong
TIPTON — Irma Mae Armstrong, age 86, of Tipton, died Saturday, Feb.
5, 2000, at Provincial House. She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Dover Township,
to Jesse and Irma (Lusk) Parlette. She married Charles Armstrong on June
20, 1931, in Tipton. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1986. Irma had
been employed by Tuttle Manufacturing for eight years. She was baptized
at Faith Baptist Church by Lloyd Jewett and then later attended Union Gospel
Church. She loved her grandchildren dearly. Irma was a great antiquer and
loved to attend auctions. Her survivors include three sons, Charles L.
Armstrong and his wife, June, of Waxahachie, Texas, John I. Armstrong and
his wife, Mary, of Tipton, and Dale D. Armstrong and his wife, Mea, of
Tecumseh; a daughter, Susie Lowe and her fiance, Gary Ervin, of Tipton;
two brothers, Nelson Parlette and his wife, Alice, of Thompsonville, Mich.,
and Dale Parlette and his wife, Mollie, of Dearborn, Mich.; a sister, Margaret
Parlette of Adrian; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. In addition
to her husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Ernest
Leroy; four brothers, Paul, Jim, Willard and Hugh; three sisters, her twin
sister, Jessie, Doris and Annabelle; and a son-in-law, Merle Lowe. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at 1 p.m. at The Anderson
Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will be in
Wolf Creek Cemetery. Visitation hours will be today from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday
from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at The Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Union Gospel Church. Envelopes are available at The
Anderson Funeral Home.
TECUMSEH — Alice Anton, 86, of Tecumseh, passed away on January
21, 2000, at Provincial House in Adrian. She was born November 24, 1913,
in Fulton County, Ohio, to Harvey and Mabel (Miller) Larned. She married
Steven Anton in 1939. He preceded her death in 1957. Alice worked at Lenawee
Medical Care Facility in the Department of Medical Records for over 25
years. She was a founding member of the Adrian Township Planning Commission,
and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler
and was past President of the Lenawee Women’s Bowling Association. Alice
is survived by her two children, Marcia Wagner of Toledo, Ohio, and George
(Kathy) Anton of Tecumseh; two sisters, Jean (Bud) Carpenter of Alvordton,
Ohio, and Pearl Kopfman of Hastings, Michigan; grandchildren Mark, Melissa
“Lisa”, Marlene, and Milton Wagner; Harry, Michael and Kristy Anton, and
four great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Alice was preceded
in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services
for Alice will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 24, 2000, at the Braun Everiss
Wagley Funeral Home with Rev. Maurice Sharai officiating. Burial will follow
at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Family and friends may call Sunday
from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday from 12-2 p.m. prior to the service at the
Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. Contributions in memory of Alice may
be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 332 Lauderdale, Memphis,
Tennessee 38126. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral
Robert E. Adis
ADRIAN — Robert E. Adis, age 78, of Adrian, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000,
at Provincial House. He was born July 18, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., to Thomas
and Anna E. (Sable) Adis. On Sept. 29, 1972, he married Frances M. Lane
in Clinton, Mich. Robert was a purchasing agent for Wyatt Pharmacy for
11 years. Robert served in the U.S. Army. He was a past president of the
Adrian Lions Club and a member of the Adrian Senior Center. In addition
to his wife, Robert is survived by one son, Richard E. Adis and his wife,
Sherrie, of Novi, Mich.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Benjamin and Matthew
Adis; one uncle, Edward Sable of Warren, Ohio; and several cousins. He
was preceded in death by his parents. At Robert’s request cremation has
taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements
were under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or to the family of Robert Adis.
Rudy B. Avila
TOLEDO — Rudy B. Avila, 41, formerly of Adrian, died Feb. 13,
2000, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He was born Feb. 4, 1959,
in Adrian, the son of Jesus Avila and Tomasa (Guadarrama) Avila. He had
been employed by J & A Metal & Polishing Shop for 20 years. Rudy
attended Madison High School, where he was a State Wrestling Champion for
two years. Rudy is survived by his parents, Jesus Avila of Toledo, Ohio,
and Tomasa G. Avila of Adrian; one brother, David (Angie) Avila of Bowling
Green, Fla.; seven sisters, Elena Solis (Bryon Grody) of Erie, Mich., Marie
Avila (Barry McAnally) of Adrian, Mich., Janie (Tyrone) Hudson of Monroe,
Mich., Delilah Avila of Adrian, Delores (Felix) Perez of San Antonio, Texas,
Brenda (Joe) Liscano of McAllen, Texas, Hope Avila (Jeff Brown) of Toledo,
Ohio, and many beloved uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Jesus Avila Jr.; a sister, Estella Avila;
two nieces; his grandparents, Pedro and Delores Avila and Cruz and Martha
Martinez; and a foster brother, Edward (Lalo) Garcia. Cremation has taken
place. A private family memorial service is planned.
Peggie Lynn Abbott
HUDSON — Peggie Lynn Abbott 73, of Hudson, passed away March 7, 2000,
at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Memphis,
Tenn., the daughter of Edward and Jo Lynn (Taylor) Kennedy. She lived in
Hudson since 1950, coming from Ocean Springs, Miss. She married Royce H.
Abbott on Aug. 24, 1942. He survives. Together they owned and operated
the City Dry Cleaners in Hudson for many years. Also surviving are three
daughters, Pamela Day and her husband, Ralph, of Alexandria, Ind., Deborah
Duka and her husband, Brian of Carlisle, Pa., and Vickie Monahan and her
husband, Dan, of Jerome, Mich.; six grandsons, one granddaughter; four
great-grandchildren; one sister, Anne Rene Redding of Orlando, Fla.; several
nieces and nephews and three cousins. She was preceded in death by her
father, her mother, Jo Lynn Kennedy Hall; a grandson, Scott Raymond Monahan;
and a great-granddaughter, Brianna Lynn Gilman.Cremation has taken place.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Maple
Grove Cemetery in Hudson with the Rev. Father Lehr Barkenquest officiating.
There will be no visitation. Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson is
in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials
to the American Lung Association.
Winford E. “Win” Allen
ADRIAN — Winford E. “Win” Allen, 89, of Adrian, formerly of Onsted,
passed away May 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
He was the loving husband of Mildred L. (Escott) Higgins Allen. Visitation
will be Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert
Funeral Home in Onsted. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Edna Mae Akers
ADRIAN — Edna Mae Akers, age 74, of Adrian, went to be with the Lord,
Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She
was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Gipson, Ky., to Charles and Alpha (Sargent)
Spivey. She attended school in Jellico, Tenn. She was married to Lenzy
“Johnny” Akers on Sept. 22, 1945, in Clayton, Mich. He preceded her in
death on July 31, 1992. She had been a resident of the Adrian area since
1945. Edna was a member of the Adrian Church of God and also attended Bethany
Assembly of God Church. She is survived by four daughters, Bonnie Peck
and her husband, Dennis, of Adrian, Betty Potes and her husband, Milo,
of Adrian, Kay King and her husband, Melvin Sr., of Adrian, and Wendy Arnold
and her husband, Randy, of Adrian; a brother, Clyde Spivey and his wife,
Diana Mae, of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Pearl Meade of Morehead, Ky.,
and Kathryn (Raines) Owens and her husband, Carl, of Lakeland, Fla.; 14
grandchildren, John Peck, Jeffrey Peck, Michelle Gray, Kathy (Dull) Gardner,
Mark Potes, Matthew Potes, Bradley Potes, Lori Gerstler, Leslie Burdine,
Lynn McCoy, Melvin King Jr., Jason Arnold, Josh Arnold and Elizabeth Arnold;
25 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Chester Clark of Adrian, and
a sister-in-law, Orpha Schultz of Adrian. She was preceded in death by
two sisters and four brothers. Funeral services for Edna will be held on
Saturday, April 22, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the
Rev. Richard Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial
Gardens in Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
and on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Christian Mission. Envelopes are available
at the Anderson Funeral Home. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and
lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he hall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Lewis G. Albro
TUCSON, Ariz. — Lewis G. Albro, 77, formerly of Adrian, passed
away April 14, 2000, after an extended illness. He was born May 23, 1922,
in Adrian, the son of Grover Albro and Edith Welch Albro. He graduated
from Adrian High School. He was employed at Brown Fence and later was manager
of The Yellow Cab Co. in Adrian. He moved to Tucson in 1958, where he worked
for A.J. Bayless Super Market and retired in 1988. Lewis was member of
the Loyal Order of Moose Adrian Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He
was also a member of the Tucson Elks, The Junior Chamber of Commerce, The
Tucson Vigilantes and also the Tucson Rodeo and Parade committees. A brother,
Jack (Margaret) Albro of Adrian survives him, along with seven nieces and
nephews. His parents and a sister preceded Louie in death. Funeral services
were held in Tucson, Ariz., on April 17 at the Evergreen Mortuary Chapel.
Interment was at the Evergreen Cemetery. The family asks that donations
may be made to Hospice of Lenawee.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Aubrey Anglin, 77, formerly of Adrian, passed away
April 19, 2000, in Cleveland, Ohio. Aubrey was born April 19, 1923, in
Hamilton, Ala., to Mark T. and Flora (Tice) Anglin. He married Lorene Jackson.
She preceded him in death. Aubrey worked for American Chain & Cable,
retiring after many years of service. In his earlier years, he loved to
hunt deer and fish, but his favorite pastime was playing the lottery. Survivors
include his daughter, Jean (Jeff) Filter of Wickliffe, Ohio; sisters Carolyn
(Edward) Matthews, Ruby Sales, Norma (Jesse) Dunn and Judy Norman; brother,
Elmer Anglin; grandchildren Rodney, Stacy and Tracie, and great-grandchildren
Brian, Rodney and Matthew. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by
his parents; son, Aubrey “Buddy” Anglin; sister, Birdi Perritt; and brothers
Wilmer and William Anglin.
Funeral services for Aubrey will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000,
at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Geoffrey Koglin
officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at
the funeral home on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., and on Friday, from 2-4 and
6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Aubrey’s name may be made to Hospice
of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Braun Wagley Funeral Home.
Pete A. Aranda
ADRIAN — Pete A. Aranda, age 76, of Adrian, died Wednesday, April
19, 2000, at his home in the loving care of his family and friends. He
was born July 9, 1923, in Brady, TX to Gregorio and Gumesinda (Alvarado)
Aranda. He was married on July 9, 1947, to Genevieve H. Hernandez in San
Antonio, TX. She preceded him in death on July 17, 1999. Pete had served
in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 under Gen. Patton’s Fourth Armored Division.
He was wounded twice, earning two Purple Hearts with Clusters. He had been
employed by the Lenawee County Road Commission, retiring in 1988. For a
period of that time he served as president of his local union. He was a
member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as an usher for over 20 years.
Pete was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Post
#97, the 40 et 8, and served as Past Commander of the DAV. Pete is survived
by five children, Anita Aranda Guerrero of Adrian, Angie (Luie) Escobedo
of Blissfield, Annette (John) Glaser of Adrian, Arlene (Larry Anderson)
Aranda of Adrian, and Pete Aranda Jr. of Adrian; 13 grandchildren. Michael
Schaeffer of Hudson, Diana Schaeffer Hornback of Harrietta, MI, John Lee,
Vanessa and Andrew Guerrero of Adrian, Amanda and Adela Escobedo of Blissfield,
Christopher, Ryan, Gregory and Emily Glaser of Adrian, Amber Aranda and
Ashli Tames of Adrian; four great-grandchildren, Elayna Lerma of Toledo
and Corey, Adam and Isaiah Hornback of Harrietta, MI; two brothers, Faustino
Aranda of Adrian and Gregorio Aranda Jr. of Tecumseh; and a sister, Mary
Ybarra of Adrian. In addition to his wife, Genevieve, he was preceded in
death by his eldest daughter Alice Aranda Schaeffer, his parents, and twelve
brothers and sisters. The Funeral Liturgy for Pete will be offered
Monday, April 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father
Thomas Helfrich officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens
in Tecumseh with full military rites conducted by a group of Hispanic Veterans.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from
4 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, where there will be a Vigil Prayer
Service held Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. led by Deacon Calistro Torres.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are
available at the Anderson Funeral Home.
Mary Louise Andrews
SPENCER, Va. — Mary Louise Andrews, 82, of Evergreen Drive, Spencer,
Va., passed away April 18, 2000, at her residence. Mary was born May 4,
1917, in Rockingham County, N.C., the daughter of Thomas and Ethel Mae
(Ore) Moore. She was a member of the Old Well Christian Church in Virginia.
She retired from the American Chain & Cable Co. in Adrian, Mich., after
30 years of service. Survivors include a son, LeRoy Andrews of Spencer,
Va.; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren;
five sisters, Virginia Marcum and Ruby Shelton of Ridgeway,Va., Margaret
Dillon and Hazel Mills of Martinsville, Va., Christine Reeves of Axton,
Va.; five brothers, Thomas of Moore, Okla., Curtis of Collinsville, Va.,
George of Fieldale, Va., and Charles and Forrest Moore of Martinsville,
Va. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; a daughter, Effie
Mae Andrews; a son, Guy Thomas Andrews; three brothers, Johnny, Early and
Junior Moore, and a sister, Catherine Frank. Graveside services will be
held at the Canandaigua Cemetery on Sunday, April 23, 2000, at 2 p.m.,
with the Rev. Samuel Wickard officiating. There will be a visitation Saturday
evening at the Eagle Funeral Home, Charles Fink Chapel, in Morenci, from
6 until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Well Christian
Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 163, Spencer, VA 24165.
George W. Allen
HENDERSON, Nev. — George W. Allen, 78, formerly of Tipton, passed away
March 9, 2000, in Henderson, Nev. Born Jan. 27, 1922, the son of Earl and
Alice (Tyson) Allen, he married Donzella (Donna) Dickerson, May 16, 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; one daughter, Diane Burnett of Nevada;
granddaughters, Charity Winkler of Washington, Allison Host of Texas; one
grandson, Jade of Nevada, and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Virginia
(Stanley) Gebarowski of Oregon survives, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Allen, and sisters
Elilene (Ivan) Hunt and Esther Erickson. Cremation has taken place with
memorial services and interment to be March 17, 2000, in Henderson, Nev.
MORENCI — Leroy Amos, 55, of Seneca Hwy., Morenci, Mich., passed away
Thursday, March 23, 2000 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.
He was born Nov. 1, 1944 in Ogden Twp., the son of Quincey and Nettie (Bentley)
Amos. He married Betty Ford on May 3, 1965 in Seneca, Mich., and she survives.
Leroy had been a Morenci-area resident most of his life. He was employed
at Harvey Aluminum for 12 years and then at the Adrian Foundry. Besides
his wife, Betty, he is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Jeffrey) Bell of
Morenci; a son, Ronald of Morenci; three grandchildren; four sisters, Grace
Schlicht of Morenci, Polly Johnson of Fairfield, Shirley Williams of Morenci,
and Patricia Henley of Adrian; one brother, Billy Amos of Fayette, Ohio.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margaret Amos
and Darlene Rowe; and one brother, Thomas. Funeral services will be held
Monday, March 27, 2000 at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in
Morenci at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Wonn officiating. Burial will follow
at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8
p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s
Blanche Louise Anderson
May 22, 1932-Dec. 6, 2000
LAMBERTVILLE – Blanche Louise Anderson, 68, of Lambertville, a teacher’s
aide for Bedford Public Schools for 23 years, died Wednesday in The Toledo
Hospital. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Bedford Funeral
Chapel, Temperance. She will be cremated and the remains interred at a
later date in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich. Born May 22,
1932 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Alvin and Mary (Lciviska) Brinley.
She married Herbert T. Anderson on Dec. 12, 1952 in Angola, Ind. They met
in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while she was attending Suomi College (now
Finlandia University). He died Dec. 2, 1990. She was as a teacher’s aide
at Smith Road Elementary School, working with the kindergarten and, in
the evening, with adult education classes. She retired in 1995. Knitting,
reading and listening to classical music were her favorite pastimes. Surviving
are two daughters, Susan Lynne Anderson of Toledo and Kathy Lee Anderson
of Westland; and a sister, Marjorie Brooks of Ypsilanti.
Marie E. Anderson
SAND CREEK: Marie E. Anderson, age 80, of Sand Creek, died Wednesday,
January 31, 2001, at her sons home in Rockwell, TX. She was born March
26, 1920, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Thomas and Lottie (Hott) Pryor. She married
W.J. Anderson on February 2, 1938, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He precedes her
in death. She attended the Weston United Methodist Church. She was a member
of the American Legion G. Chandler Bond Auxiliary Unit #275. Marie is survived
by five children, Carolyn Joanne Gardner of AZ, Willard John Anderson,
Jr. and his wife, Ovela of TX, Jim Lee Anderson and his wife, Fran of AZ,
Edith Marie Long and her husband, Doyle of AK, and Patricia Teater of MI;
three brothers, Martin Pryor of CA, Thomas Pryor of CA and Isaac Pryor
of OK; two sisters, Dora Guthrie and Fannie Mitchell both of OK; 11 grandchildren
and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one
brother, Marvin Pryor and two sisters, Florence Brattian and Nettie Homer.
Funeral services for Marie will be held on Monday, February 5, 2001, at
11:00 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Visitation will
be held on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are
available at the Anderson Funeral Home.