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Mrs. Thelma P. Clarage - 1728 Timberlane Dr. - Passed away March 19, (1971) at Borgess Hospital.   Mrs. Clarage was born Sept. 30, 1908, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Lelan and Frances Campbell Pierce.  She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Gladstone, Mich. and attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Kalamazoo.  Mrs. Clarage was a member of Wickwire Chapter No. 57 O.E.S., Daughter of the Nile and White Shrine of Jerusalem of Kalamazoo.  Surviving are her husband, Harry L.; on son Thomas Alan.  Religious services will be conducted by Rev. James C. Holt, 1 p.m. Monday, Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Retarded Association or Shriner’s Hospital Fund.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 19 March 1971

Mrs. Eula V. Clark - 1324 Jonathan, Portage - Passed away Monday morning, May 17, 1971.  Mrs. Clark was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Bangor, Mich. and had resided in Kalamazoo and Portage for 30 years, previously lived in Bangor and South Haven.  She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and had been active as a volunteer worker for the Red Cross.  Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, Harry G.;  one son, Lloyd S. of Vicksburg;  one daughter, Mrs. Diane Barker of Otsego;   her mother,  Mrs. Minnie Butler of South Haven;  one brother, Robert Harrington of Battle Creek;  one sister, Mrs. Hazel Scott of Delton;  4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre, Rev. Frederick G. Overdier officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at  the Portage Chapel.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 17 May 1971

Mrs. Olive I. Clarage - 2400 Portage St., - Passed away August 7, 1976 at Borgess Hospital.  She was born September 12, 1889 in Mendon, Michigan. She was a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  She was the widow of Harry R. Clarage of the Clarage Fan Company.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo and a member of the Local Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Surviving are:  two daughters, Mrs. Col. John (Ruth) Medusky of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Jack R. (Naomi) Bergert of Cincinnati, Ohio;  three grandchildren,  Carol Biddle,  Capt. Jan Medusky and Randy Desch and two great-grandchildren.   Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan Ave., with Dr. James N. McCutcheon officiating.  Private graveside services will be held prior to services.  Friends may call at the chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 9 August 1976

Mr. Hillard E. Clapp - 208 Edgemore, Kalamazoo - Passed away June 2, 1972 at Bronson Hospital following a lingering illness.  Mr. Clapp was born October 22, 1905 in Oshtemo Twp.., and had been a resident of the area all of his life.  A retired industrial electrician with the Rowan-Blair Company;  a member of the First United Methodist Church;  the Oshtemo Amateur Radio Club;  a captain in the Civil Air Patrol;  Michigan Fire Chief’s Assoc.;  Local 131 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; and the Kalamazoo Ileostomy Association.  Mr. Clapp was founder and first chief of the Oshtemo Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.  Surviving are: wife, Esther, Kalamazoo;  three sons, William A., Haddonfield, N.J., David J., Hazelcrest, Ill. and Donald R., Taylor, Mich.;  one daughter, Mary Ferreri, Waukegan, Illlinois;  six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted 2 o’clock Monday from the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, Dr. James W. Wright of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  Intement, Genesee Prairie Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 3 June 1972

Mr. Alfred Clark - 1726 Henson Ave., Kalamazoo, Formerly of Allegan - Passed away suddenly Wednesday (Oct 20, 1971) evening at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Clark was born January 10, 1895, in Grayland (sic), Mich., the son of Jack and Lucinda Clark.  He is survived by his wife, Bertha.  Friends may call at the Allegan Chapel of the Gorden Funeral Residence, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Charles A. Martin officiating.  Interment in Oakwood Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 21 Oct 1971

Mrs. Gladys Clark - 123 E. Dutton St. - Passed away Friday morning March 11, 1977.  Mrs. Clark was born June 20, 1908 in Detroit, daughter of Erwin and Lillian Hazen and had been a resident here for about  two years.  Surviving are:  one daughter  and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Hotrum;  one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nelda Burroughs, all of Kalamazoo;  seven grandchildren, five great-grandchidren;  one brother, Clayton Hazen of Detroit and one nephew.  Memorial services will be held Sunday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with the Rev. Mr. Charles R. Hulbert of the Bethlehem Baptist Church officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 12 March 1977

Mrs. Grace B. Clark - 7010 Willow Rd., West Bloomfield, Formerly of Kalamazoo - Passed away at her home Feb. 29, (1972) at the age of 88.  Mrs. Clark was born in Richfield.  Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Weld (Margie) Maybee of West Bloomfield, Adeline Dickie and Mrs. Fred (Verna) Sinclair of Dearborn;  4 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday 11 a.m. from Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., Union Lake.  Interment Grandlawn Cemetery, Detroit.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 1 March 1972

Mrs. Josephine H. Clark - 817 S. Park St. - Passed away Monday morning, Jan 5, 1976.  Mrs. Clark was born Feb. 22, 1891, in Zeeland, Mich.  the daughter of John and Margaret Cook and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 38 years.  She was a member of the Second Reformed Church and Ladies Aid.  She graduated from Bronson Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1911 and was a member of the Bronson Hospital Alumnae.  She had worked at Bronson Hospital as a night supervisor and had been in charge of the polio section of Borgess Hospital for several years and prior to her retirement was employed at Western Michigan University Health Service as a registered nurse.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Marnie) Burns of Battle Creek and Mrs. Roy (Duffy) Chenery of Kalamazoo;  4 grandsons, David and Mark Chenery of Kalamazoo;  Bruce Chenery of Jackson and Paul Burns of Waukegan, Ill.; 2 great-grandchildren, James David and Sarah Elizabeth Chenery;  2 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Anna Rycenga of Grand Haven, Mrs. Marguerite Scheffer of Grand Rapids, and Paul Cook of Grand Haven;  one niece and one nephew.  A private prayer service will be held Wednesday morning at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with Rev. Jay R. Weener officiating.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, with Rev. Kenneth Vander Broek officating.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 5 Jan 1976

Mr. Lavern W. Clark - 1729 Colgrove - Passed away Sunday afternoon June 18, 1972.  Mr. Clark was born Feb. 21, 1903, in Marshall, Mich., the son of Frank and Cora Clark and had been a resident here for the past 36 years.  He retired March 1, 1968 , from Burroughs Corp. where he had been employed for 43 years.  Mr. Clark is survivied by his wife, Ethlyn H.;  one brother, Rex Clark of Marshall;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. John L. Cottrell of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 19 Jun 1972

Mr. Jack H. Clark - Rte 3, Vicksburg - Age 63, passed away at Franklin Community Hospital Monday (June 14, 1971).  Mr. Clark was born in Brady Twp., August 4, 1907, the son of Herbert and Mary Clark and had resided in this area all of his life, where he had been engaged in general farming.   Mr. Clark was a member of the Brady Farm Bureau.  On June 12, 1940, he was married to Ann Bishop, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 sons, David and Alan at home;  one sister, Mrs. Clifford (Janet) Jones of Traverse City;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.  Graveside services will be held in the Vicksburg Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Thursday,  Rev. Myron Williams officiating.  The family suggests that those who wish, may make contributions to the Memorial Fund of the Franklin Community Hospital, which may be left at the funeral home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 15 June 1971

Mrs. Joy A. Clark - 1202 Orchard Dr., Portage - Passed away Dec. 27, 1976, at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Clark was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Jacksonville, Fla., daughter of Lance and Beatrice (Kizer) Horne.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Portage and the Red Cross Auxiliary and the Homemakers of the Upjohn Co.  Surviving are her husband, Carl J.;  4 sons, Carl J. Clark Jr., serving at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.,  Lance Clark, Gay Clark and Glen Clark, all of Portage;  one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Furney of Portage;  her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Horne of DeLand, Fla.;  one brother, Jene Horne of Jacksonville, Fla.;  2 sisters, Mrs. Embree Floyd of Deland, Fla.,  Mrs. Fred Morton of Patuxent River, Md.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Mrs. Clark is being returned to the Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in Deland, Fla., where funeral services are pending.  Arrangements by the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 28 Dec 1976

Mrs. Harry G. Clark - Rte 1, Fountain, Mich.  Formerly of Vicksburg - Passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1976, at the Mason County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 30, 1911, in Kalamazoo and had been employed by the Graff Trucking Co. from 1946 to his retirement in 1971.  Mr. Clark was married Dec 16, 1971, to Kathryn Proctor, Portage.  He was a veteran of World War II and member of Custer VFW Post 5096.  Surviving in addition to his wife, are one son, Lloyd of Vicksburg;  one daughter, Mrs. Diane James of Otsego;  2 sisters, Mrs. Howard (Verna) Johnson of Vicksburg and Mrs. Evelyn Meyers of Kalamazoo;  4 grandchildren.  Services will be held 7 p.m. Friday from the Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville, Mich.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, with Rev. Dow Chamberlain of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, officiating.  Local arrangements by Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 20 Feb 1976


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