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Mrs. Anna (Barney) Carthcart - 8147 Newells Lane, Portage - Passed away Monday April 10, 1972.  Mrs. Cathcart was born April 26, 1881, in Winnemac, Ind. and had lived in this vicinity all of her life with the exception of 25 years in Laporte, Ind.  She was the widow of Charles Cathcart.  Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. Helen Norman, Mrs. Virginia Carlson, Mrs. Maxine Taylor, all of Portage, Earl Barney of Kalamazoo, Kenneth Barney of Grand Rapids;  several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  3 sisters and one brother, Charles Low, Mrs. Bertha Goss, both of Laporte, Ind., and Mrs. Ida Felton of North Judson, Ind., Mrs. Louise Ehnke of San Bernardino, Calif.;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert, of Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in Barney family plot, Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 11 April 1972

Marshall D. Catherman - Rte 2, Vicksburg - Age 82, passed away Sunday.  Surviving:  wife, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Rambatt, Sherwood; two sons, Fred Catherman, Vicksburg,  Max Catherman, Battle Creek;  13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services 2 o’clock Tuesday from the Spencer Funeral Home, Athens, Rev. Leo Wilson officiating.  Interment, North Fulton Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 12 April 1976

Mrs. Genevieve L. Catolica - 217 E. Alcott - Passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon, June 20, 1976. Mrs. Catolica was born in Hart, Mich., Sept. 15, 1913, daughter of Arthur and Cora Vallier.  Surviving are her husband, Victor;  6 children, Donald Welch, Robert Welch, both of Kalamazoo,  Joseph Catolica of Vicksburg,  Mrs. Marilyn Brown of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Geneieve Stratton of Louisville, Ky. and Mrs. Frances Alewine of Spring Hill, La.;  4 brothers, Fred Vallier, Arthur Vallier, Paul Vallier and Bernard Vallier;  a sister, Mrs. Harriet Crouch, all of Kalamazoo;  13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home, where services will be held Wednesday morning at 11, Father Charles Fisher, of St. Augustine Cathedral, officiating.   Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 21 June 1976

Mrs. Pauline Caton - 701 Hillboro Circle - Passed away suddenly May 28, 1977, from a heart attack, in Northport, Mich.  Mrs. Caton was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Lawton, and was a resident of Kalamazoo since 1956. She attended Nazareth College and was a graduate of Western Michigan University.  She was a teacher of the deaf at JFK Center, and the Upjohn School and Milwood Elementary School.  She was a member of St. Augustine Cathedral and Michigan Education Assoc.  Surviving are her husband, Thomas N.;  one son, Joseph Paul;  3 daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Mary Denise) Murphy of Jackson, Mich.,  Patricia Kathleen, attending school in St. Paul, Minn., and Rebecca Ruth, at home;  her parents, Paul and Mary Warner of Bradenton, Fla.  Friends may call at the Donovan Funeral Home, 447 W. South St., where the rosary will be recited this evening at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral.  Interment, Spruce Memorial Gardens.  Those who wish may contribute to the Michigan Heart Fund, the Alexander Graham Bell Assoc. for the Hearing Impaired or the St. Augustine Educational Fund. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 31 May 1977

Mrs. Violet A. Cavanaugh - 8335 Lovers Lane, Portage - Passed away Frdiay morning, April 15, 1977 at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Cavanaugh was born May 8, 1901, in Constantine, Mich. and was a longtime resident of the Portage area. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Vaughn of Durham, N.C. and Mrs. Mary Fendt of Durham, N.C.;  one son, Alfred Cavanaugh Jr. of Kalamazoo;  8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren;  2 brothers, Charles Rader of Kalamazoo and John Rader of Saline, Mich.;  several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred J.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at  the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, with Rev. Ottis Bryan, of the First Baptist Church of Portage, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at  the chapel after 7 p.m. Saturday evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 15 April 1977

Glen E. Cavanaugh - Rites Friday For G.E. Cavanaugh - Funeral services will be held Friday in Grayling for Glenn E. Cavanaugh, a former Kalamazoo resident, who died Wednesday (March 30, 1977).  Cavanaugh, 64, was born in Kalamazoo in 1912.  He lived here until 1936, when he moved to Detroit. He later moved to Grayling. Survivors include his wife, Florence of Grayling;  a son, Glenn III of West Bloomfield;  a daughter, Mrs. Carol Hart of Maryland;  a sister, Mrs. Catherine Frisbie of Kalamazoo;  three brothers, Mark of Ohio, Joseph of Arkansas and Gale of North Carolina; and four grandchildren.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 31 March 1977

Mrs. May M. Chaffee - 408 Oak St., Kalamazoo - Passed away March 22, 1976 at Ridgeview  Manor Nursing Home.  She was born April 27, 1889 in Texas Twp., Kalamazoo County.  She and her husband were former owners and operators of the Canary Restaurant in Kalamazoo.  She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist;  also a member of the Mother Church of Boston, Mass.  Had been active in all areas of church affairs and was former reader.  Surviving; one nephew, Mr. Thomas B. Bender of Wheaton, Illinois;  four grand-nieces, Mrs. Diane Litchard and Joy Bender of Wheaton, Illinois; one grand-nephew, Tom Bender, Jr. of Wheaton, Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Kalamazoo.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery with Reader Ralph Spille officiating. Friends may call at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan after 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 24 March 1976

Charles Cekola Funeral Held in California - The Rosary was recited Thursday in Immaculate  Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood, Calif., for Charles J. Cekola, a former Kalamazoo resident and football player.  Cekola died Wednesday in California at the age of 66. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cekola Sr., he was a graduate of Gibbons Hall, now known as Hackett High School.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo All City football team of 1924. He moved to California in 1929 and worked for Fibreboard Co. until buying a ranch and becoming an almond rancher in 1944.  He was active in civic affairs and was a member of an Elks Lodge, the Farm Bureau, a volunteer fire department, the Knights of Columbus and a county highway advisory board in California.  He is survived by his wife, Laura of Brentwood;  a son, Charles of Kingsbury, Calif.;  four brothers, Nick, George, Anthony and Joseph of Kalamazoo;  two sisters, Mrs. Tina Massarello and Mrs. Esther Fisher of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch, Calif.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette 3 July 1973

Mr. Charles D. Cavanagh Sr. - Martha’s Vineyard, Lawton, Formerly of 513 E. Dutton - Passed away Oct. 21, 1976 at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Cavanagh was born January 1, 1895, in McBain, Mich. and had been a resident of Kalamazoo since 1920.  He was a veteran of World War I and had been employed by the Sutherland Paper Co. for 26 years, retiring in 1960.  On Oct. 2, 1920, he was married to Eva Thrasher, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Ward of Portage and Mrs. Richard (Hazel) Markus of Paw Paw;  5 sons, William of Comstock, Charles Jr. of Lawton, George of Las Vegas, Nev., Ralph of Vicksburg and David of Portage;  21 grandchildren;   22 great-grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.  Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, Dr. Kenneth B. Seeley officiating.  Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 22 Oct 1976

Mr. Thomas A. Chambers - 5053 Solvel, Parchment - Passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 30, 1975.  Mr. Chambers was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Avant, Okla., son of Oscar and Anna Chambers and had been a resident here for 51 years.  He was a veteran of World War II and was employed by the Brown Co.  He was a member of Winchell Ave. Disciples of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Margaret;  one daughter and 3 sons, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Feltz of Parchment, Richard T. of Mattawan and Michael P. of Mt. Clemens, Thomas A. II of Kalamazoo;  12 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Anna Roberts of San Jose, Calif.;  one sister, Mrs. Edwin (Olevia) Thrasher of Portage; 4 half brothers, all of Hutchinson, Kansas;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with Dr. Ronald Franklin officiating.  Interment in East Cooper Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 30 Dec 1975

Mrs. Lula M. Chamless - Formerly 823 Lynn Ave. - Passed away April 11, 1972.  Mrs. Chamless was born August 2, 1906 in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of John Sr. and Lula Wilson and he had been a resident here since 1928. Surviving are 2 brothers, John H. Wilson Jr. of Moultrie, Ga. and George Wilson of Daytona Beach, Fla.  Mrs. Chamless was taken to the Ridout Valley religious services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday.  Interment, Elmwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 13 April 1972

Mr. Clarence G. Chandler - 2207 Aberdeen Drive - Passed away early Saturday morning, June 4, 1977.  Mr. Chandler was born August 18, 1889 in Plainwell, Michigan the son of Milo and Ida Chandler and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 70 years. Prior to his retirement in 1935, he served as secretary and assistant treasurer with the Upjohn Company.  Surviving are his wife, Fern;  2 sons, Robert E. of Kalamazoo and Dell M. of St. Petersburg, Florida;  7 grandchildren;  8 great grandchldren;  one sister, Mrs. Lorraine Honeysett of Auburn, Washington;  several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with the Rev. Mr. Jay Weener of the Second Reformed Church officiating.  Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the Second Reformed Church Memorial Fund.  Those wishing to see the family may call at the Chapel, Monday evening from 7-9.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 5 June 1977

Mrs. Hazel Chaney - 1701 South 11th St., Formerly of 2626 S. Westnege - Passed away Friday morning,  April 15, 1977.  Mrs. Chaney was born June 27, 1895, in Dowagiac, daughter of Clarence and Flora Emmons and was a resident of Kalamazoo most of her life.  She was the widow of Forest  R. Chaney, who passed away in 1946.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Archie (Barbara) Vella of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Paul (Eleanor) Peters of South Haven;  5 grandchildren, Mrs. Lawrence (Sharon) Hellner and Mrs. Robert (Marie) DeLoof, both of Kalamazoo, Michael and Susan Peters, both of South Haven. Michael Vella of Phoenix, Ariz.;  several great-grand-children;  one sister, Mrs. Eva Taggert of Dowagiac;  several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held  Monday at 2 o’clock in Riverside Cemetery, Rev. Mr. Charles R. Hulbert, of Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating.  Friends may meet the family at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick,  Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 15 April 1977

Mrs. Dorothy V. Channells - 1510 Ramona Avenue - Passed away Friday evening January 28, 1972.  Mrs. Channells was born June 25,1910 in Michigan and had been a resident of the Kalamazoo area most of her life.  She was a member of the New Apostolic Church. Her husband, Archie, passed away in 1967.  Surviving are:  one son and three daughters, Mrs. Nick (Helen) Brodie, Portage,  Mrs. Cecil (Barbara) Wilson, Jonesboro, Ark., Ronald Channells, Portage,  Mrs. Edward (June) Rafferty of Kalamazoo;  11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren;  her mother, Mrs. Mary Cox of Parchment;  two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Carrie Crawford of Parchment,  Mrs. Rena Smith of Kalamazoo,  Leonard Ballinger of New York and Lewis Ballinger;  several nieces and nephews.   Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 o’clock at the New Apostolic Church with Evangalist Kenneth Cook officiating.  Interment in Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave. until  Monday noon.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 29 Jan 1972

Mrs. Emily Chapman - San Jose, Calif. - Passed away Wednesday April 12, 1972 in San Jose, Calif.  Mrs. Chapman was born Feb. 3, 1886, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of John and Eliza Manning and had been a resident of San Jose for the past 5 years, previously living in Detroit and Kalamazoo.  Before her retirement, she was employed as a practical nurse. She was the widow of Lewis Chapman.   Mrs. Chapman is survived by one son, Lewis E.M. Chapman of San Jose;  one daughter, Mrs. Betty Melton of Sterling Heights, Mich;  3 grandchildren;  2 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Jessie Schulthorpe of Detroit,  Mrs. Mary Balls,  Mrs. Sarah Quimby, both of Kalamazoo.  Mrs. Margaret Holtum of Hastings;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Dean Parrott, of the Kalamazoo Free Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel after 7 o’clock this evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Friday 14 April 1972

Mrs. Gertrude Chapman - 2870 West D Ave. - Passed away Sunday morning April 16, 1972.   Mrs. Chapman was born July 24, 1889, in Leonidas and was a lifelong resident of this community. She was the widow of Harold Chapman.  Mrs. Chapman is survived by one son, Nathaniel Lee;  one grandson, Nathaniel Lee;  2 great-grandchildren, Kelly Anne and Nathaniel Gordon , all of Kalamazoo;  2 sisters, Mrs. Mable Walton of Hesperia and Mrs. Blanche Sabin of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Theo Phillips, of the First Baptist Church of Otsego, officiating.  Interment in West Cooper Cemetery. Relatives and  friends may meet the family at the chapel  Monday evening  from 7 to 9.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Monday 17 April 1972


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