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John Cullin
BROOKLYN – John Cullin, 83, of Brooklyn. died Jan. 8, 2000. John was born March 24, 1916, in Elyria, Ohio, the son of Charles William and Clare Louise (Hasley) Cullin. He married Ann Loyd on July 4, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 2000. Mr. Cullin was a graduate of John Carroll University and held executive marketing positions with Luxaire Inc., Elyria, Ohio, Janitrol, Columbus, Ohio, and Addison Products in Addison, Mich., before he retired. He served with the 5th Armored Division in World War II, being awarded with a Purple Heart, a Presidential Unit Citation and the Silver Star. Mr. Cullin was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, Clark Lake, the American Legion, Wilber Bartlett Post #315, Brooklyn, and the Knights of Columbus Council 7945, Clark Lake. John is survived by five daughters, Kathleen (Philip) Ambs of Brooklyn, Mary Ann (Raymond) Failor of Seville, Ohio; Elizabeth (Dr. David) Byington of Grand Rapids, Mich., Clare (Randy) Brooks of Louisville, Ky., and Maggie Erne of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one son, Christopher (Kathleen) Cullin of Jackson; eight grandchildren and two sisters, Mary Ruth and Mary Eleanor Cullin of Elyria. A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Clark Lake, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lehr Barkenquest officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to M.G. Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn. 
 
Ellen Clymer
MORENCI — Ellen Clymer, age 70, of Morenci, died Thursday, December 10, 1998, at home. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home. 
  
Dale A. Couts, Sr.
ADRIAN — Dale A. Couts, Sr., 71, of Adrian, passed away Feb. 10, 1999. Funeral arrangements are pending at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Maria I. Cleveland
ADRIAN — Maria I. Cleveland, age 77, of Toledo, OH, formerly of Adrian, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at Medical College of Ohio. She was born Jan. 19, 1922, to Benino and Isitra (Moralis) Ybarra in Blanco City, TX. She had been a resident of Adrian since 1946. She was the owner and operator of South of the Border Cafe from 1971-1982. She was married to Herbert Cleveland on Oct. 13, 1983, in Adrian. He preceded her in death in December, 1988. She was a founder and member of the Lenawee County Hispanic Business and Professional Assn. Maria is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Felipe (Simona) Gomez of San Antonio, TX, Mrs. Matius (Cornelia) Sanchez of Eagle Pass, TX, and Mrs. Rudy (Elvira) Marroquin of Toledo, OH; three brothers, Marco Ybarra of Adrian, Jose Ybarra of Toledo, OH, and Manuel Ybarra of Adrian; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Helfrich as celebrant. Interment will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Guadalupe Society at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
Lillie Mae Cochran
 PETOSKEY — Lillie Mae Cochran, age 81, of Petoskey, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in Petoskey. She was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Hamilton, Ala., to Lelon and Mamie (Smith) Nichols. On Sept. 14, 1940, she married W.C. Cochran in Hamilton, Ala. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1993. Lillie is survived by three children, Del Cochran and his wife, Nancy, of Adrian, Patt Graybiel and her husband, Ron, of Harbor Springs and Cheryl Halfacer and her husband, Tom, also of Harbor Springs; seven grandchildren, J.R. Hayden, Lynn Cochran, Kristen Cochran, Nicholas Graybiel, Joshua Graybiel, Kyle Halfacer and Marisa Halfacer; one brother, Ferman Nichols of Birmingham, Ala.; and four sisters, Joyce Love of Adrian, Lois Taylor of Hamilton, Ala., Nancy Nichols of Hamilton, Ala., and Lenore Green of Birmingham, Ala. In addition to her husband, W.C., she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lucille Sanderson. Funeral services for Lillie will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with the Rev. John Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
Douglass Campbell
 TECUMSEH — Douglass Campbell of Tecumseh, Michigan, 63 years of age, passed away January 18, 2000, after a brief illness in his home with his immediate family present. He was an alumni of Interlochen International Music Camp and the University of Michigan, where he received his B.S. and M.A. in music; and a member of the National Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi. His 17 year teaching career began in Bay City and concluded in Bloomfield Hills. Doug earned the Teacher of the Year Award in both school districts. Throughout his career, he initiated many new programs that today still remain. He received several achievement awards as did his bands and orchestras. He directed the Westminster Presbyterian Church choir for 4 years as well as several other churches throughout his career. Doug was an inspiration to many students. He had a passion to create more interest in education and employed insightful teaching methods. He was a hockey coach, and was instrumental in building the now Detroit Skating Club. Doug enjoyed golf, and was a gifted musician and artist. In 1979, his career changed as he entered the construction industry as a Director of Management Training for Pulte Home Corporation, a national homebuilder. His advances in this field took him to Wyoming, Arizona, Florida, and California. In 1997, he founded The Campbell Group, which provided construction management training to home building companies across the United States and Canada. Doug was the Director of Construction Management for TrueNorth Development of Northville. Doug has written and published books, curriculum, professional articles, and lectures throughout his education and construction careers. A Memorial Service will be held January 29, 2000, at 11:00 AM, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bay City, Michigan. Arrangements are being taken care of by Penzien & Steele Funeral Home of Bay City. In lieu of flowers, the family has established the following memorials in his name: The Douglass C. Campbell Scholarship in Construction Management, The University of Michigan Alumni Band Scholarship, and Hermalin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Campbell and Grace Carney, along with two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sherry, two daughters, Cynthia Hoffman of Pittsford, MI; Genifer Wesseler of Lorraine, KS; and a son, Douglass Jr. of Henderson, NV; two grandchildren, Jessica Lynne and Justin Parks Rinehart of Lorraine, KS. 
 
Lois Ann Cheesbro
ROME TWP. — Lois Ann Cheesbro, age 68, of Rome Twp., died Friday, January 21, 2000, at Herrick Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born October 15, 1931, in Manitou Beach to Karl and Marguerite (Hodges) Steves. On July 15, 1950, she married Erwin (Bud) Cheesbro in Angola, Indiana. He preceded her in death on October 2, 1989. Lois was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She retired from Tecumseh Products in the spring of 1994, her first love was her dedication to her family. Lois enjoyed farming with her husband, gardening and canning. Lois is survived by her son, Melvin Cheesbro and his wife, Linda of Onsted; four daughters, Joan Nichelson of Adrian, Nancy Chittenden and her husband, Mike of Adrian, Karla Jones and her husband, Garry of Clayton and Sara DeVelbiss and her husband, Marc of Manitou Beach; one brother, Stanley Earldean Teves and his wife, Caryle of California; three sisters, Karleen Langmeyer of Deerfield, Florence Ridenour and her husband, Robert of Gladwin, MI, and Elva Jane Deline of Brooklyn; a sister-in-law, Catherine Parkhurst of Onsted; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Erwin (Bud) Cheesbro; two brothers, Max Steves and Larry Dick Steves; one sister, Kathleen Steves and one granddaughter, Alicia Jones. Funeral services for Lois will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with Reverend James Hemphill officiating. Burial will be in Woodstock Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and also on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Clayton Fire Department. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
James Carbary
James Carbary, 72, of Monroe died at 9:52 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Allore Funeral Home. 
 
Donna R. Cousino
April 8, 1942-Jan. 16, 2000  LaSALLE - Services have been set for Donna R. Cousino, 57, of LaSalle, who died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Gerald Hephner, pastor of Abundant Life Ministry, Temperance, will officiate. Burial will be in LaSalle Township Cemetery. 
 
Sister Marie Crepeau
Sister Marie Crepeau, IHMDec. 4, 1916-Jan. 24, 2000 Sister Marie Crepeau, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,83, died this morning at St. Mary Health Care Center. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary Motherhouse, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Motherhouse Chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse campus. Rupp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Vera R. Cooper
BRIGHTON — Vera R. Cooper, 89, of Brighton, formerly of Addison, died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Brighton. 
She was born on Dec. 28, 1909, in Ransom Township, Hillsdale County, Mich., to Arthur and Eva Hart. She married Artemas W. Cooper on June 20, 1935, in Milan, Mich. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1990. She lived her early life in the Kalkaska area, then in Addison since 1931, and in Brighton since 1994. She graduated from Kalkaska High School in 1927, then graduated from Kalkaska Normal School in 1928. She came to Addison in 1931 and taught school in the Addison School System, where she coach for the Girl’s Basketball Team. Vera and her husband owned and operated the Standard Oil Company in Addison for many years. She was a member of the Addison United Church. Surviving are one son, Douglas W. Cooper and his wife, Ouida of Brighton; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Ginter of Rochester, Mich., and Mrs. Aggo (Donna) Uitvlugt of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Gregory Cooper and Bradley Cooper, Michael and Cynthia Kalota. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, with Pastor Keith W. Porter, officiating. Burial will be made in Hillside Cemetery in Addison. The visitation will be from noon Sunday until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Addison United Church. 
 
Maria I. Cleveland
ADRIAN — Maria I. Cleveland, age 77, of Toledo, OH, formerly of Adrian, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at Medical College of Ohio. She was born Jan. 19, 1922, to Benino and Isitra (Moralis) Ybarra in Blanco City, TX. She had been a resident of Adrian since 1946. She was the owner and operator of South of the Border Cafe from 1971-1982. She was married to Herbert Cleveland on Oct. 13, 1983, in Adrian. He preceded her in death in December, 1988. She was a founder and member of the Lenawee County Hispanic Business and Professional Assn. Maria is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Felipe (Simona) Gomez of San Antonio, TX, Mrs. Matius (Cornelia) Sanchez of Eagle Pass, TX, and Mrs. Rudy (Elvira) Marroquin of Toledo, OH; three brothers, Marco Ybarra of Adrian, Jose Ybarra of Toledo, OH, and Manuel Ybarra of Adrian; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Helfrich as celebrant. Interment will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Guadalupe Society at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
Vincent “Vinnie” Comstock
BROOKLYN — Vincent “Vinnie” Comstock, age 81, of Brooklyn, passed away March 3, 2000, at Herrick Memorial Hospital, Tecumseh, surrounded by his loving family. Vinnie was born July 16, 1918, in Fairfield Township, the son of Charles and Hazel Comstock. He married Margaret Sanderson on June 6, 1963, and she survives. Vinnie was the owner of Vinnie’s Grill in Brooklyn from 1963 to 1965 and retired from the Singer Co. in 1976. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, and the Elks in South Carolina.Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Susan (Bruce) Winder of Brooklyn; Roberta Elliot of Brooklyn; 4 stepchildren: Barbara (Donald) Harris of Napoleon; Roberta (Donald) Snider of Brooklyn; Michael (Janis) Sanderson of Brighton; William (Brenda) Sanderson of Adrian; a sister, Ann Coke of Adrian; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, March 4, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the M.G. Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn, with Reverend Dr. Leslie Murray officiating. Burial Highland Cemetery, Brooklyn. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, Memorial Fund. 
 
Maxine Craft
ADRIAN — Maxine Craft, age 79, of Adrian, died peacefully, at her home March 3, 2000, surrounded by her loving family. 
She was born May 8, 1920, in Haleyville, AL to Nathan and Laura (Mitchell) Hulsey. On August 25, 1935, she married Buster L. Craft who preceded her in death on June 19, 1979. Maxine retired from Stubnitz and Greene in 1971 after 31 years of service. She was able to spend the last 24 years wintering in Florida where she enjoyed so many friends and neighbors, who will sadly miss her. She was a life long, faithful member of the Church of Christ. Her greatest enjoyment in life was her dedication to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and working in her garden and flowers. Maxine is survived by a son, Issac Craft and wife, Laura, of Onsted; daughter Barbara and husband Jack Bearden of Adrian; a sister Rachel Haley of Haleyville, AL; four grandchildren, LuAnn Smith, Bradly Bearden, Scott Craft, and Amy Richardson; eight great grandchildren, Amanda Craft, Holly Welsh, Ashley Hanna, Joshua Bearden, Alexx Craft, Nicole Bearden and Brandon and Elisabeth Richardson. In addition to her husband, Buster, she was preceded in death by four brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. James Casey officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. A mother is she who can take the place of all others-but whose place no one else can take-ours will be sadly missed 
 
Leeta L. Campbell
 ADRIAN — Leeta L. Campbell, 84, passed from this life on Saturday, March 11, 200, at her home with her family by her side. Leeta was born Dec. 10, 1915, in Williams County, Ohio, to Ralph and Fern (Hake) Bordner. On March 14, 1938, she married Donald Campbell. Tuesday would have marked 63 wonderful years of marriage. Funeral Services for Leeta will be Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A full obituary will be published in Monday’s paper. 
 
Vincent “Vinnie” Comstock
BROOKLYN — Vincent “Vinnie” Comstock, age 81, of Brooklyn, passed away March 3, 2000, at Herrick Memorial Hospital, Tecumseh, surrounded by his loving family. Vinnie was born July 16, 1918, in Fairfield Township, the son of Charles and Hazel Comstock. He married Margaret Sanderson on June 6, 1963, and she survives. Vinnie was the owner of Vinnie’s Grill in Brooklyn from 1963 to 1965 and retired from the Singer Co. in 1976. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, and the Elks in South Carolina.Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Susan (Bruce) Winder of Brooklyn; Roberta Elliot of Brooklyn; 4 stepchildren: Barbara (Donald) Harris of Napoleon; Roberta (Donald) Snider of Brooklyn; Michael (Janis) Sanderson of Brighton; William (Brenda) Sanderson of Adrian; a sister, Ann Coke of Adrian; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, March 4, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the M.G. Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn, with Reverend Dr. Leslie Murray officiating. Burial Highland Cemetery, Brooklyn. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, Memorial Fund. 
 
Adeline E. Craig
CLINTON — Adeline E. Craig 86, of Clinton, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at home. She was born May 1, 1913, to the late Leonard and Mary Graf in Ionia, Mich. She was united in marriage to Walter Craig on June 24, 1931. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1972. Mrs. Craig was employed by The Budd Company in Clinton for more than 20 years, retiring in the late 1970’s. She was an avid crocheter and enjoyed spending time up north. She is survived by two daughters, Jeannine (Robert) Dorr of Manchester and Patricia (Elbert) Mitcham of Ann Arbor; a sister-in-law, Hazel Graf of Saline; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene Craig; two brothers, one sister and a granddaughter. Friends may call at the Couture-Handler Funeral Home in Clinton on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at the funeral home, with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Macon Cemetery, Macon, Mich. 
 
Alta Mae Crist  
BLISSFIELD — Alta Mae Crist, 80, of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. Funeral services for Alta will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield with the Rev. Jody Harr officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. 
 
Jimmie “J.D.” Clark
ADRIAN — Jimmie “J.D.” Clark, 53, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born March 6, 1947, in Adrian, the son of Erwin “Shine” and Harrietta “Etta” (Duerr) Clark. He graduated from Adrian High School and attended Lansing Business College and Siena Heights University. J.D. served in the military during Vietnam. He was an accountant for Stauffer Chemical, then went to work for the Clinton Police Department, and for the last 21 years worked for the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department, Juvenile Division. J.D. was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a great sports fan, and in the past was a sports announcer for the Adrian Maples basketball team. J.D. loved the game of golf and played in both Wednesday and Friday leagues at Woodlawn Golf Course.   J.D. is survived by his mother, Mrs. Etta Clark of Adrian; his love and companion, Patty Spooner of Battle Creek; son, Todd Clark and his wife, Karman, of Adrian; daughter, Tina and her husband, Prim Nieto, of Adrian; and another son, Tim Clark of Adrian. Also surviving is a sister, Susan and her husband, Rod Stange, of Adrian; eight grandchildren and two nieces, Heather and Hollie. His father, Shine, preceded J.D. in death in 1993. Funeral services for J.D. took place Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1245 W. Maple Ave., Adrian, with the Rev. Maurice Sharai and the Rev. Dale Chryst officiating and with full military rites conducted by the Annis-Fint VFW Post #1584. Interment will be at a later date in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of J.D. Clark may be made to the J.D. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund for students wishing to pursue a law enforcement career. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Claudene Cox 
JONESVILLE — Claudene R. Cox, 86, of Jonesville, Mich., passed away Monday, May 8, 2000, at the home of her son in Adrian, Mich. She was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Jefferson Township, Ohio, to Charles and Nellie (Mattoon) Smith. Claudene was a graduate of Bowling Green University with a teaching certificate. She taught school in Ney and Edgerton, Ohio, and was a substitute teacher at Morenci Schools. Claudene had also been employed at the Library in Morenci. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jonesville and a member of the Jonesville Happy Seniors. She was married April 15, 1934, to Ross M. Cox. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1993. Surviving is one daughter, Sue Keller of Pioneer, Ohio; one son, Chad and Claris Cox of Adrian; nine grandchildren, Christiana, Chad W., Jeremy, Candice, Shane, Chad A., Kelli, Mellissa and Lisa, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jonesville with the Rev. Gary Oliver officiating. Interment will be in the Kunkle Cemetery in Kunkle, Ohio. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, Jonesville. 

Helena L. Cotterill
Dec. 26, 1915-July 2, 2000  Retired area teacher Helena L. Cotterill, 84, of Monroe died Sunday morning in her home. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and at 10 at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Anthony Sulkowski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. Surviving is a cousin, Shirley Esterline of Manitou Beach. 
 
Jimmie “J.D.” Clark
 ADRIAN — Jimmie “J.D.” Clark, 53, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born March 6, 1947, in Adrian, the son of Erwin “Shine” and Harrietta “Etta” (Duerr) Clark. He graduated from Adrian High School and attended Lansing Business College and Siena Heights University. J.D. served in the military during Vietnam. He was an accountant for Stauffer Chemical, then went to work for the Clinton Police Department, and for the last 21 years worked for the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department, Juvenile Division. J.D. was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a great sports fan, and in the past was a sports announcer for the Adrian Maples basketball team. J.D. loved the game of golf and played in both Wednesday and Friday leagues at Woodlawn Golf Course. J.D. is survived by his mother, Mrs. Etta Clark of Adrian; his love and companion, Patty Spooner of Battle Creek; son, Todd Clark and his wife, Karman, of Adrian; daughter, Tina and her husband, Prim Nieto, of Adrian; and another son, Tim Clark of Adrian. Also surviving is a sister, Susan and her husband, Rod Stange, of Adrian; eight grandchildren and two nieces, Heather and Hollie. His father, Shine, preceded J.D. in death in 1993. Funeral services for J.D. will be Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1245 W. Maple Ave., Adrian, with the Rev. Maurice Sharai and the Rev. Dale Chryst officiating and with full military rites conducted by the Annis-Fint VFW Post #1584. Interment will be at a later date in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of J.D. Clark may be made to the J.D. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund for students wishing to pursue a law enforcement career. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Cizerie M. Cote
 Cizerie M. Cote, age 97, of Adrian, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Provincial House. The Funeral Liturgy for Cizerie will be offered on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Thomas Helfrich as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
Leeta L. Campbell
ADRIAN — Leeta L. Campbell, 84, of Adrian, died at her home in Adrian, Saturday, March 11, 2000. Leeta was born Dec. 10, 1915, in Williams County, Ohio, to Ralph and Fern (Hake) Bordner. On March 14, 1937, she married Donnell E. Campbell, who survives. Long active in the Trenton Hills United Brethren in Christ Church, she had previously served with her husband in pastorates in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. In addition to her husband, survivors include her daughter, Nondace Campbell of Findlay, Ohio; her son and daughter-in-law, Thaine and Millie Campbell of Huntington, Ind.; her granddaughter, Trea (Campbell) Kiefer of Huntington, Ind., and her grandson, Noll Campbell, a student at Butler University. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Recil Bordner and Lester Bordner; a sister, Veda (Bordner) Kaiser, and an infant son, Burdette E. Campbell. The funeral is to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastors Willard McKinley and Bruce Strine officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Trenton Hills United Brethren Church or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Charles Clifton Carmack
Nov. 19, 1911-March 30, 2000 GARDEN CITY – Charles Clifton Carmack, 88, of Livonia, a former Monroe resident who founded Carmack Appliance in Garden City, died Thursday in Livonia. Friends may call from 3 to 9 tonight and from noon until 3 p.m. funeral services Sunday at the John N. Santeiu Funeral Home. Garden City. The Rev. David E. Lawrence of Wayne Wesleyan Church will officiate. Visitation also will be held from 6 until services at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harrogate Chapel, Harrogate, Tenn. Burial will be Wednesday morning at Riverview Cemetery, Tazewell, Tenn. 

Charles Collins
FLAT ROCK -- Charles Collins, 79, of Flat Rock died at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids. 
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ford Chapel of the Allore Martenson Funeral Home, Rockwood. 
 
Phyllis Ruth Cone
ADRIAN: Phyllis Ruth Cone, age 80, of Adrian, died on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Lynwood Manor. She was born May 23, 1920, in Adrian to George and Flossie (Kuney) Cone. She served in the U.S. Army as a WAC from 1942 to 1944. Phyllis had been employed by the Morenci Rubber Plant. She was past Commander and life member of the DAV Chapter 20 and she was also a member of American Legion Post #97. She was lovingly known to her family as Aunt LaLa. Her survivors include a sister, Natalie Tryon of Adrian; nine nieces and nephews, Beverly Russell, known as Auntie Beebe; Sharon Van Coppenolle, Phyllis K. Sebring, Frank Tracy, Tom Tracy, LaVon Tryon, Andrea Ouellette, Karin Conrad and Dennis Ropiak; 12 great-nephews and 12 great-nieces, including Kandiss Van Coppenolle, whom she raised. She was preceded in death by her parents, a niece, Auldene Lightfoot; a brother, George Cone Jr.; a sister, Auldene Tracy, and a sister in infancy. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Burdine officiating, to be followed by cremation. Burial of cremains will be in Oakwood Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. with Full Graveside Military Services conducted by the DAV Chapter 20 and the VFW Annis-Fint Post #1584. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 

Lloyd Junior Cooley
TECUMSEH: Lloyd Junior Cooley, 70, a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Herrick Manor, Tecumseh. 
He was born in Morenci on Jan. 11, 1930, to Lloyd DeWitt and Jennie Mae (Merillat) Cooley. On June 25, 1950, he married Judith Claxton. She survives. Lloyd graduated from Tecumseh High School and was employed at Tecumseh Products for 23 years. He was a life-long farmer and had varied interests such as selling real estate, Sheriff's Lake Patrol Deputy in Jackson County, and had a pilot's license to fly small planes. While growing up, he and his brothers ran a sawmill with their father on the family farm. Lloyd loved farming, traveling, fishing, talking politics, and enjoyed the challenge of new experiences and helping others. Above all, he loved being with his close circle of family and friends. In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Cooley of Bothell, Wash., and Brian Cooley of New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Karen Lesley-Lloyd of London, England, and Kathleen (Jim) Jensen of Redondo Beach, Calif.; one sister, Doris (Bill) Garland of Adrian, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Ethel (Roger) Cooley of Dundee, Mich., and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Roger and Leslie. At Lloyd's request cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Couture-Handler Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, from 5 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Les Muray officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 
 
Evelyn J. (Crawford) Clymer
LYONS, Ohio: Evelyn J. (Crawford) Clymer, 79, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away peacefully at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, following a brief illness. Evelyn was born April 17, 1921, to Henry Clay and Ethna Eileen (Landis) Crawford in Ashland, Ohio. She married Amol D. Clymer in Breathitt County, Ky., on Sept. 29,1939. Her husband, Amol, preceded her in death Feb. 28, 2000; they had 60 happy and content years together. Evelyn's youth was spent in the Ashland, Ohio, area and in the Rock Lick, Ky., area. The major portion of her married life was spent in Lyons, Ohio. She enjoyed taking care of her family, cooking, and just enjoying time with her husband and family. She was respected and admired by all who knew her. She was an instrument of love and conveyed that love to her family as well as friends and others. Evelyn worked hard; her career was being a loyal wife and raising her children to be respectable and have good work ethics. She was a full-time wife and mother. She is sadly missed by her children, Robert (Phyllis), Timothy (Sandy) and Judy (Clymer) Chase of Lyons, Ohio; Larry (Carol), Wauseon; Mary (Steve) Edwards, Mansfield, Ohio; and Kathy (Rick) Duncan, Collierville, Tenn. She has 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren who survive. Evelyn is also survived by one brother, Richard Crawford of Nova, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amol, daughter Charlotte in infancy, her parents, and brothers James V. Crawford and Robert Eugene "Bill" Crawford.  Friends and family will be received at the Biehl-Malone Funeral Home, Lyons, Ohio, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at 1 p.m. with burial in Lyons Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyons Rescue Squad or the Morenci Church of the Nazarene. 
 
Robert W. Cairl Sr.
Aug. 9, 1917-Oct. 13, 2000  TEMPERANCE – Robert W. Cairl Sr., 83, of Temperance died Friday at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. Private services will be held at Bedford Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Robert (Jane) Jr. of Ottawa Hills, Ohio and Michael of Toledo; a daughter, Nancy (Don) Craig of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Albert of Walbridge, Ohio, and five grandchildren. 
 
Rosemary V. Conaway
Aug. 4, 1926-Oct. 14, 2000  BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP – Rosemary V. Conaway, 74, of Brownstown Township died Saturday in her home. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Martenson Funeral Home, Trenton. She will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until services at 10 at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, Woodhaven. The Rev. Richard Macey, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Carleton. Surviving are her husband; two sons, David (Anna Marie) of Malone, N.Y., and Dennis of Brownstown Township; four daughters, Kathy (James) McAughey of Holland, Mary Jane (Douglas) Cousino of Onsted and Cindy (Joseph) Shaffer and Sue (David) Kresmer, both of Brownstown Township; a brother, Gerald; six sisters, Dorothy Morris of Monroe, Margie Kuderik of South Rockwood, Shirley Jaworski of Rogers, Texas, Dolores Beckinger of Brownstown Township, Mary Jane Fleszar of Lakewood, Ohio and Carol Swank of Copley, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. 
 
Glenn Alton Carter
April 2, 1918-Dec. 9, 2000 HURON TOWNSHIP – Glenn Alton Carter, 82, of Huron Township, died Saturday in his home. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock, where memorial services will be conducted at 7 tonight by Downriver Veterans Honor Guard. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Beth A. Librande, pastor of Willow United Methodist Church, Willow, will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, under the auspices of Downriver Honor Guard. Surviving are his wife; three sons, James (Elaine) of Romulus, John (Sharon) of Taylor and Thomas (Peg) of Flat Rock; three daughters, Joan (Gene) Miller of Rockwood, Darlene (Mark) Bolander of Flat Rock and Joy (Arnold) Oz of Dearborn Heights; a brother, Delbert of South Rockwood; three sisters, Catherine Eastman of Montrose, Carrie Alexander of Flat Rock and Ruth Wieging of Rockwood; 17 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. 
 
Charles Ray Cheek
June 28, 1943-Dec. 4, 2000 DEFIANCE, Ohio – Charles Ray Cheek, 57, of Defiance, formerly of Temperance, died Monday. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at Vorhis Funeral Home, Lockland, Ohio, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Bill Huddleston will officiate. Burial will be in Reading Cemetery, Reading, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Gloria Ann; two sons, Charles D. (Anna L.) and Chadwick L. (Dawn R.), both of Defiance; a daughter, Scottye R. (Eric J.) Bueter of Ohio; four brothers, Albert of Florida, Hobart of Hamilton, Ohio, Jim of Connecticut and Boyd of Ohio; five sisters, Alberta Coleman, Shirley Cheek, Mrs. Eugene (Virginia) Gill, Virgia Cheek and Francis Davidson of Brookville, Ind., and eight grandchildren. 
 
Glenn Alton Carter
April 2, 1918-Dec. 9, 2000  HURON TOWNSHIP – Glenn Alton Carter, 82, of Huron Township, died Saturday in his home. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock, where memorial services will be conducted at 7 tonight by Downriver Veterans Honor Guard. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Beth A. Librande, pastor of Willow United Methodist Church, Willow, will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, under the auspices of Downriver Honor Guard. Surviving are his wife; three sons, James (Elaine) of Romulus, John (Sharon) of Taylor and Thomas (Peg) of Flat Rock; three daughters, Joan (Gene) Miller of Rockwood, Darlene (Mark) Bolander of Flat Rock and Joy (Arnold) Oz of Dearborn Heights; a brother, Delbert of South Rockwood; three sisters, Catherine Eastman of Montrose, Carrie Alexander of Flat Rock and Ruth Wieging of Rockwood; 17 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. 
 
Donald W. Corbin
JACKSON: Donald W. Corbin, 79, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Jackson County. He was born April 15, 1921, in Findlay, Ohio, the son of Charles and Clara (Brown) Corbin. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Ekin); children, Sharon (Tom) Counts of Tecumseh, Richard Corbin of Jackson, Donald Corbin of Cement City, Audrey (Paul) Verhines of Addison, Deb Corbin and Susan Butters, both of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, one granddaughter, one brother, one sister and two stepbrothers. Mr. Corbin retired from the Ford Motor Company in 1986. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving during World War II. He was a member of the Rose City American Legion Post and a life member of the Tecumseh VFW. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service will take place at noon Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Arrangements are by the Kurtz-Towns Funeral Home, North Adams. Donations in memory of Mr. Corbin are suggested to Hospice of Jackson County. 
 
Marjorie Kay Cramer
WAPAKONETA, Ohio: Marjorie Kay Cramer, 59, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000. She was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Carl and Laura (Aker) Newland. Her mother, Laura Lykins, survives in Wapakoneta. She was preceded in death by husbands Donald Bays, Albert Cramer Sr. and Aaron Sparks. Survivors include five sons, Robbin (Valerie) Bays, Adrian, Victor (Brenda Cogar) Bays, Winfield, W.Va., Johnny (Hollie) Bays, Wapakoneta, Gary Bays and Albert (Stephanie) Cramer Jr., both of Toledo; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother, Carl Newland Jr. of Berne, Ind., and one sister, Barbara Jean Norman of Wapakoneta, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, her stepfather, Archie Lykins; twin sisters, Mary Lou and Marilyn Sue Newland; a grandson, Victor Bays Jr., and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Bays. Funeral services begin at noon Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Alice Kay Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Rita's Hospice or the family. 
 
Rev. William J. Carolin
TROY: The Rev. William J. Carolin, 80, died Jan. 1, 2001. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends today, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd., Troy, (between Maple and Big Beaver roads) with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. The Rite of Reception will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton, where he will lie in state until 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Angela Hospice. 
 
Louis A. Cipolla
2-13-1916 - 1-2-2001 Services have been set for Louis A. Cipolla, 84, of Monroe, who died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Annette M. Laker. He had been seriously ill for a month. Friends may call from 3 to 9 tonight at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. Friday until services at 11 at Stewart Road Church of God. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Byrd, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Surviving are two stepsons, Richard L. (Carol) Mushing and Peter J. (Beverly) Mushing Jr., both of Monroe; two daughters, Mrs. Laker and her husband Stephen, with whom Mr. Cipolla made his home, and Diane L. (Ronald) Smith, also of Monroe; a sister, Lena Chiriaco of Monrovia, Calif.; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. 

MERLE F. COX
MEDINA: MERLE F. COX, age 86, of Medina, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at his home. He was born October 13, 1913, in Paulding County, OH, to Irvin and Ethel (Spangler) Cox. Merle married Viola Rudolph in Wauseon, OH, and she survives. He was employed at O'Donald Chevrolet Garage in Morenci, as a mechanic and retired from Hoover Universal in Adrian. Since his retirement, Merle enjoyed traveling with his wife. 
Surviving Merle, in addition to his wife, Viola, is a son, Merle K. Cox, Jr. and his wife, Virgie, of Hudson, 3 daughters; Irene Spring of Wauseon, Barbara Brown and her husband, Daniel, of Hudson and Velda Reynolds of Lorain, OH, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceding Merle in death were his parents, 3 brothers, a daughter, Arleta Cox, and a son-in-law, Dale Spring. According to Merle's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian. 
 
Vivian Ida Cilley
CLAYTON: Vivian Ida Cilley, age 78, of Clayton, died Feb. 13, 2001, at Bixby Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 13, 1923 in Weston, Mich., the daughter of Arthur and Amy (Parker) Brock. She was a lifelong resident of Lenawee County and worked for different factories in the area, and for Liscomb Distribution for 25 years, retiring in 1997. Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. She was an avid wrestling fan. Vivian is survived by three sons, Wayne (Gretchen) Lauffer of Hudson, Frank (Angel) Lauffer of Adrian and Steve (Katie) Cilley of Clayton; two daughters, Judy Ringman and Diana (John) McClain both of Clayton; 25 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands John C. Lauffer and Everett H. Cilley; two sons, Harold and Arthur Lauffer, and one daughter, Joyce Hormer. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Jerry Lacey officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


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