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Mr. Thomas P. H. Carrick - 124 Barrington Garden, Matawan, New Jersey - Passed away Thursday, August 24, 1972, in Clarion, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Carrick was born December 25, 1907 in Philadelphia, son of Robert and Sarah Carrick.  He was a veteran of World War II and was purchasing agent for the H. F. Butler Company of Union, New Jersey.  He is survived by: one daughter and one son, Mrs. Manuel (Sally) Matos of 11851 M-89, Richland, and Thomas Carrick of Sandusky, Ohio and one grandson, Jeffrey Matos.  Memorial services will be held at the graveside at Riverside Cemetery, Monday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Paul Deal of the Gull Lake Bible Church officiating.  Friends may meet the family at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Sunday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 26 Aug 1972

Levi Taylor died June 10, (1909), age 65 years, 2 months and 10 days.  He was a veteran of the Civil War.  He enlisted Dec 31, 1863, in the 6th Michigan Infantry, but was soon afterward transfered to the 6th Regular Heave Artillery, and served until the close of the war.  His regiment was stationed at Fort Gaines, Florida, in coast defence during nearly all its term of service.  His funeral was held last Monday afternoon, at the family residence, two miles south-west of this village.  It was largely attended.  Rev. C. L. Barnhart conducted the service.  The burial was in our village cemetery.  source:  Climax newspaper, Michigan Cereal  Thurs June 17, 1909

Mrs. Lucy Ann Taylor, aged 100 years, 6 months and 11 days, is dead at her home in Climax.  The death of Mrs. Taylor removes one of the few centenarians in southwestern Michhigan.  She was born July 8, 1812, at Amsterdam, New York, where she  attended public schools.  When 16 years of age, she joined the Methodist Episcopal church, attending regularly until deafness prevented her hearing the services. In 1832 she was married to Henry Taylor of Gloversville, N.Y., at which time they removed to Rochester, N.Y., where ten of their twelve children were born.  A change of residence to Schoolcraft was made in 1855 and shortly afterward to Climax.  The family returned to New York state in 1866, where Mr. Taylor died three years later.  Mrs. Taylor then returned with the children to Climax where she has lived since.  The surviving mebers of the family are four sons, David L. Taylor, Newhampton, NH;  John B. Taylor, Three Rivers;  Samuel Taylor, Kalamazoo;  Wellington H. Taylor, Batt!
le Creek;  one daughter, Mrs. Melissa Smith of Battle Creek;  27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  Among the number who left this city to attend the funeral services were:  Mrs. Charles Lent,  Mrs. C. E. Dale, Death came Sunday last and the funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p.m.  source:  Climax Crescent Friday Jan 24, 1913

Ex-Local Man Dies in Tampa, Florida - Word has been received here of the death of Mason L. Clark, 51, in Tampa, Fla.  A native of Dowagiac, Clark lived in Kalamazoo for several years.  He moved to Tampa six years ago.  Area survivors include sisters Mrs. Margaret L. Baldwin of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Marie Traxler of Coloma.  Funeral services and burial will be in Tampa Tuesday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 31 Oct 1976

Mr. Pursel F. Clark - 1720 Ramona Ave., formerly of Vicksburg Passed away Thursday morning in Franklin Community Hospital.  Mr. Clark was born Oct. 22, 1902 in Vicksburg, son of Charles J. and Jenny Notley Clark and had been a lifelong resident of this area.  He owned and operated the Clark Brothers Oil Co.  Surviving are 3 sons, Charles of Vicksburg, Meredith of Marcellus and Donald of Mattawan;  one step-son, Larry Clubb of Texas;  2 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Reish of Marcellus and Mary E. Clark of Vicksburg;  one stepdaughter, Mrs. Alvin (Marlene) Hambright of Portage; one brother, Meredith of Vicksburg;  2 sisters, Mrs. C.E. (Frances) Skidmore of Vicksburg and Mrs. Tom (Carita Dunbar) Fox of Kalamazoo;  11 grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews. One brother, Ronald, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home, Vicksburg, where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. C. Robert Carson of the Vicksburg United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment in Vicksburg Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Cancer Society, which may be left at the funeral home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 21 Jan 1977

Mr. Raymond E. Clark, Sr. - 1536 Princeton Ave. - Passed away Thursday morning at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Clark was born Sept. 5, 1914, in Port Huron, Mich. the son of Howard E. and Margaret Clark and had been a resident here for 20 years.  He was a clerk in the shipping department of Vecta Co. for 17 years.  Mr. Clark was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Lodge and Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church.  On Sept. 15, 1945, he was married to Winona Gardner who survives.  Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Raymond E. Clark, Jr. of Kalamazoo; Frederick T. Clark, Mrs. James (Ellen M.) Sweet and Miss Beverly Olds, all of Battle Creek; his mother, Mrs. Margaret M. Bell;  52 grandchildren; 7 step-children, Mrs. Stella Peake, Kenneth Underwood, Roberta Russell, McKinley Woodward, all of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Nala Williams of Battle Creek, Robert Underwood of Tennessee and Dennis Underwood Jr. of Mattawan;  2 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Watkins and Mrs. Betty Antoine, both of California;  several nieces and nephews. Friends are being received at the Wagar & Clark Chapel, where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Mabry Gardner officiating.  Interment in the family lot, Riverside Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 8 Oct 1971

Mr. Ronald S. "Tuffy" Clark - 1310 Egleston Ave. - Passed away Wednesday morning, June 16, 1976. Mr. Clark was born June 14, 1909 in Vicksburg, Mi., son of Charles J. and Jenny Notley Clark, and was a descendant of Joel Clark, Kalamazoo County pioneer.  He was a resident of Kal. since 1959, previously living in Vicksburg, where he was associated with is brother, Pursel, in the Clark Brothers Fuel Supply Co.  He attended MSU in 1933 and graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1937, where he was a member of the football squad and the MIAA Team.  Served with the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany and France. He succeeded his father as Brady Twp. assessor in 1953. He was a former member of the Kal. Board of Realtors.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Weathers Clark;  also surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Pursel, Meredith and Mrs. Clifford E. Skidmore all of Vicksburg and Mrs. Thomas A. Fox of Kal.;  several nieces and nephews, including Kalamazoo Vice-Mayor Robert Dunbar.  Memorial services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Langland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Father Michael Hazard of St. Joseph Catholic Church officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may meet the family at the Chapel Friday evening 7-9.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Franklin Memorial Hospital.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 17 Jun 1976

Mr. Marvin R. Clarke - 11574 PQ Avenue, Scotts - Age 59, passed away Wednesday evening at Bronson Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born January 17, 1917 in Grand Rapids, son of Albert and Jennie Rose Clark. Graduate of Central High School, Kalamazoo; also a graduate of Western Michigan University; did graduate work at the University of Michigan, and received his Air Force commission from Harvard University in 1942.  He was an accountant and in 1953, in association with his sister, Mrs. Bertha Clark, formed the Clark's Business Counseling. He served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946, serving in the CBI Theatre.  He was dicharged from the reserves in 1958 with the rank of Captain.  Was a member of Fidelity Lodge No. 513 F. & A.M., Kalamazoo and a member of Lakeland Reformed Church, Vicksburg. Taughter school in Climax-Scotts school system for one year and had been as resident of the Scotts area for the past five years.  Survived by: his wife, the former Doris MacPhee;  one daughter, Jennifer, at home;  three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Bess) Parkyn of Hudsonville, Michigan,  Miss Bertha Clark of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Carleton (Mona) Walker of White Cloud, Michigan. Friends may call at the Schmitts Funeral Home, Climax, where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m., Rev. Herman Gruis officiating.  Interment, Gilson Cemetery, Scotts.  The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, cards available at the funeral home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 12 Aug 1976

Mr. Harley E. Clear - 1413 Barclay Dr., Kalamazoo - Passed away Wednesday (17 May 1972) afternoon at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Clear was born July 19, 1902, in Nettle Creek, Ind. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Henrietta) Boerman of Otsego and Mrs. Louis (Helen) Pegg of Martin;  one son, Vernon of Kalamazoo;  7 grandchildren;  2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Guy (Ruth) Ball of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Robert (Reba) Cain of Plainwell;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Saturday at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Seth Clay officiating. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan. source: Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 18 May 1972

Mrs. Christine M. (Scott) Cleary - 1843 Stockbridge Ave. Passed away Sunday, August 8, 1976 in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Christine was born December 9, 1955 in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Roy A. and Blanche I. Scott and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 16 years and passed away in Colorado while vacationing.  She had attended the Coomstock Schools and the Bethel Baptist Church.  Surviving are her parents, Troy and Blanche Johnson of Kalamazoo; and her fiance, Kerry Keith of Plainwell.  Memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Mr. John Vick of the First Free Will Baptist Church officiating.  Interment, Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 12 Aug 1976

Mrs. R. J. (Ella G.) Cleland - 471 W. South St. - Passed away July 25, 1972 at Bronson Hospital.  Mrs. Cleland was born Dec. 1, 1877, in Paw Paw, and resided in Kalamazoo most of her life.  A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ladies Library Assoc., 20th Century Club and a life member of the OES and White Shrine.  Was preceded in death by her husband, Rea J. Cleland, in 1944.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Tony (Margaret) Bestervelt, Kalamazoo, Mrs. John (Vyvian) Main, Bloomfield Hills;  2 grandchildren, Mrs. Kay Burtis, Kalamazoo, Mrs. Maryilyn Robertson, Pontiac;  one grandson, John R. Main, Farmington;  11 great-grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conduced 11 a.m. Friday, Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, Dr. Lewis A. Briner officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund or charity of your choice. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 26 July 1972

Mr. Wilson Cleland - 6466 East MN Ave., Kalamazoo - Passed away January 30, 1977.  Mr. Cleland was born January 23, 1893, in Texas Twp.  He was a self-employed farmer in the Comstock area for over 70 years.  A member of the Milwood United Methodist Church, a member of the Farm Bureau for over 50 years and had served on the Comstock School Board No. 9 for 30 years.  Surviving are his wife, Charlotte of 58 years;  one son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Betty Cleland;  one daughter and son-in-law, Stephen and Ardith Gazdag, all of Kalamazoo;  5 grandchildren, Steven Gazdag, Sara Lemon, Chris Cleland, all of Kalamazoo, Robin Cleland of Green Bay, Wis., Susan Waters of Marquette, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly of Somona (sic), Calif.; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage with Rev. Thomas J. Evans, pastor of the Comstock United Methodist Church, officiating.  Private interment services later in Maple Grove Cemetery, Comstock.  Memorials may be made to the Milwood United Methodist Church, the Comstock Township Library or a charity of your choice.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 1 Feb 1977

Mr. Philip S. Clement - Palmento Mobile Park, Charlotte Harbor, Florida (Formerly of Kalamazoo and Pine Lake) Passed away at the Punta Gorda, Florida, Medical Center, May 17, 1972.  Mr. Clement was born January 26, 1901 in Colon, Michigan, son of Ralph G. and Grace Summers Clement and had spent the last three winters in Florida upon retirement of Supervisor Construction for Lewis J. Sarvis Associates of Battle Creek.  A veteran of World War I.  Member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo Lodge No. 50 B.P.O.E., Joseph B. Westnedge Post American Legion No. 36, 40 & 8 and World War I Barracks 511.  Surviving are the wife, Muriel, one son and one daugter (sic), Ralph Clement, Hastings, Mich., Mrs. Nancy Bishop, Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Florence Kremer, Long Boat Key, Florida; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandson.  Mr. Clement is at the Truesdale Downtwon (sic) Funeral Home where religious services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Rev. James C. Holt officiating.  Interment, Leonidas Cemetery.  source:  Sat. 20 May 1972

Mrs. Ruth Emma Clementz - 1552 Academy St. - Passed away August 29, 1976.  Mrs. Clementz was born June 9, 1899, in Portage, and was a life resident of this area.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, was a Circle Leader, taught Sunday School, was Past President of the former Local and District W.S.C.S., was Church Librarian and a member of the Nautilus Class.  She retired from the Kalamazoo School System and was a member of the Libcos Cllub, life member of the MEA and the NEA, a member of the Local, Michigan and National Retired Teachers Association, a member of the Friends of the Kalamazoo Public Library and was active in the local United Nations.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Monty (Florence) Manning of Owosso and Mrs. Arthur (Phyllis) Lindberg of El Cerrito, Calif.; 7 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Esther Nichols of Kalamazoo;  2 brothers, Harvey Curry of Albuquerque, N.M. and Donald Curry of Maryland and Florida;  several nieces and nephews.  Four brothers preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Dr. Hoover Rupert officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 31 Aug 1976

Mr. Charles E. Clinard - 207 E. Van Hoesen Passed away Tuesday evening, April 18, 1972.  Mr. Clinard was born March 1, 1910 in Paw Paw, the son of Charles and Viola Clinard and had been a resident of Portage for about 25 years.  He served in the Navy during WWII and was employed as a bookkeper at the Brundage Roofing Company. Surviving are:  his wife, Helen; one son, Charles H. Clinard of Portage; one sister, Mrs. Velva Cushman of Lawrence; one brother, Cecil Clinard of Detroit;  several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Rev. Gary W. Ausbun of the Westwood Church of God officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 19 April 1972

Mr. Frank R. Cline - Kalamazoo Passed away Tuesday morning, March 28, 1972.  Mr. Cline was born Dec. 13, 188 in Barberton, Ohio, the son of Henry and Nora Cline, and had been a resident of the Kalamazoo area for about 64 years.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mable Halstead of Battle Creek;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, where service arrangements will be announced later.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 28 Mar 1972

Miss Gladys H. Cloney - 501 Elm St. - Passed away Monday evening at Borgess Hospital.  Miss Cloney was born June 1, 1896, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Morgan and Elizabeth Cloney and was a lifelong resident of this community.  She was employed as a secretary for Shakespeare Co. for over 40 years until her retirement.  Miss Cloney was a member of St. Augustine Cathedral, Workers of mary and Catholic Daughters.  She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Leo Cloney of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Donovan Funeral Home after noontime Wednesday, where the rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 8:30.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Augustine Cathedral.  Burial in Catholic Riverside Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 9 Nov 1972

Mrs. Burnette Closs - Formerly of 908 S. Park St. - Passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 22, 1977.  Mrs. Closs was born Oct. 20, 1882, in Vincennes, Ind. and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 25 years, prior to that lived in Plainwell.  Before her retirement, she was employed at the J. R. Jones Dept. Store.  She was a member of the Maccabees and the Pythian Sisters.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Alma Downes and Mrs. Alice Wheeler, both of Kalamazoo; 6 grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grand-children; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, the Rev. Mr. Cecil Martens, of the Haven Reformed Church, officiating.  Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 23 Feb 1977

Miss Mildred L. Cloud - 1612 Lay Blvd - Passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 23, 1976.  Miss cloud was born August 31, 1907 in Kalamazoo, daughter of Jesse and Emma Cloud and had been a life long resident here.  She is survived by her brother Donald S. Cloud and her twin sister Miss Garnet M. Cloud and one nephew Dan Cloud all of Kalamazoo. Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with the Rev. Mr. Harold Taber of the Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Chapel being Saturday noon.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 24 Dec 1976

Mr. Cecil A. Cloney - 1702 Reed St. - Passed away suddenly Saturday (11 Dec 1876) afternoon at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Cloney was born Nov. 22, 1901, in Allegan, and had resided in Martin before coming to Kalamazoo in 1943.  He was formerly employed by Ingersoll and Gilmores from which he retired in 1963.  For the past 10 years, Mr. Cloney and his wife, Helen, owned and operated Cloney Mums from their residence.  Surviving are his wife, Helen M.; 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Colleen) Duncan, Mrs. Harold (Noreen) Roberts, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Ella) Probst; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-children.  Friends are being received at the Donovan Funeral Home, 447 W. South St., where the rosary will be recited this evening at 8 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday morning 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Those who wish may contribute to St. Joseph Educational Fund, envelopes available at the funeral home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 13 Dec 1976

Mrs. Eunice Cloney 501 Elm Street Passed away Sunday at the Ravine's Foundation Nursing Home, Berrien Springs. She was born March 4, 1889 in Wyoming and was married to Charles Cloney in Chicago on Janauary 25, 1922.  Mr. Cloney passed away in 1951.  She is survived by: two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Donovan Funeral Home where Christian Science services will be read by Thelma Reasoner, Tuesday at 2 o'clok.  Burial in Catholic Riverside Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 16 Aug 1971


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