Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mrs. Ada D. (Canute) Cooley - 3260 East B. Ave., Passed away Saturday afternoon, April 9, 1977. Mrs. Cooley was born Oct. 23, 1894, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Dingeman and Jennie DeSmit and lived most of her life in Kalamazoo.  She was a member of the Orangeville Baptist Church.  Prior to her retirement, she served as Assistant Matron of the Kalamazoo County Infirmary.  Surviving are one son, Robert H. Canute of Battle Creek; 4 step-sons, George and James Cooley of Middleville, Sharren Cooley of Cypress, Calif. and Ervin Cooley of Kalamazoo;  3 grandchildren, Miss Sandra Canute of Saginaw, Thomas Canute of Battle Creek and Miss Sharilynn Canute of Big Rapids; several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 1'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with Pastor Andrew K. Buhrow officiating.  Interment in Hope Cemetery, Texas Corners. Friends may call at the chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Diabetes Assoc.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 11 April 1977

Mrs. Anna T. Cooper - 457 Egleston Ave. age 87, passed away in her home Monday (11 Sep 1972) morning. Mrs. Cooper was born September 25, 1883 in Montigue (sic), Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timmer.  Moving to Kalamazoo in 1909.  July 24, 1909 she was married to Frederick H. Cooper St.  Mr. Cooper passed away August 7, 1936.  She was a member of the Stockbridge Avenue United Methodist Church, a life member of WSCS and the Corca Circle, member of the Southside Literary Club, past president of the New Idea Club and Southside Literary Club. She is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters, Frederick H. Cooper Jr. of Kalamazoo, James F. Cooper of Manchester, Connecticut, Mrs. Virgil (June) Steffey, Mrs. Ruth Schmidt, Mrs. Russell (Evelyn) Mack; all of Kalamazoo.  A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Helen Cooper of Grand Rapids, 6 grandsons, 3 great grandsons; 1 brother, John M. Timmer of Moline, Michigan.  Several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Wagar & Clark Chapel where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Lloyd Schloop officiating.  Interment in the family lot at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials be made to the church or the charity of your choice.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 11 Sep 1972

Mr. Fred Henry Cooper - 546 Phelps, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 1976 at his residence.  Mr. Cooper was born August 4, 1880, in Silver Creek, Mich., the son of David and Estelle Henry Cooper.  In 1920, he started as manager and chef of the Park Club; he also worked at the Burdick Hotel, Harris Hotel and the Park-American Hotel, retiring in 1965.  He was a life member of Richland Masonic Lodge No. 217 F. & A.M. Surviving are his wife, Jennie; one nephew, Paul Cooper of Gobles; 2 cousins, Alberta Bittenbender and Dorothy Waugh, both of Kalamazoo; 3 stepsons, Paul, Willison and Fred.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, with Elder Chester Emmons, of Kingdom Hall, Jehovah Witnesses, officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 5 Jan 1976

Mr. Jasper Freeman Cooper - 608 Fenimore, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 20, 1971.  Mr. Cooper was born Dec. 1, 1903, in Gillette, Ark., and had been a resident here since 1934.  He was retired from G.R. and I. Railroad and at time of his passing was president of the G.R. & I. Railroad Association.  Attended Chicago Ave. United Brethren Church. Surviving arre the wife, Doris E., 3 sons, Darrow F., Oscoda, Mich.; Stanley D., Scotts; Bernard L., Kalamazoo; 10 grandchildren among them Julie, Danny, Jimmy and Jerry, at the home address; 2 brothers and one sister, William of Pensacola, Fla.; Dewey and Mrs. Verda May Kinsey, both of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.  Service arrangements will be announced by the Langeland Chapels.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 20 Sep 1971

Mrs. Marie S. Cooper - 1200 Banbury Rd. Apt. 12, passed away Saturday morning, November 13, 1976.  Mrs. Cooper was born December 4, 1895 in Monroe, Mich. daughter of Fred and Mary Rummel and was a resident of Kalamazoo since 1966, previously living in Bloomfield Hills, Mi.  Before her retirement she was employed by the State of Michigan.  She was the widow of A.C. Cooper who passed away in May of 1966.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Miss Jean Cooper of Kal., Mrs. Willard (Marian) Robinson of MauMee, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Litsinger of Chicago, Mrs. Elsie Soloff of Honolulu, Ha., several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Cooper donated her body to medical research.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Unity Church, 202 Fairfax St., Rev. Mr. William A. Kozy officiating.  Friends may meet the family at the residence.  Arrangements by the Langeland Chapels.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sat. 13 Nov 1976

Mrs. Romona M. Cope - 1405 Alamo Ave., Kalamazoo - Mrs. Cope passed away December 11, 1975.  She was born July 1, 1910 at Soperton, Wisconsin, daughter of Raymond Goodchild and Evelyn Larsen.  Surviving are her husband, Thomas S. Cope; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Coe of Grand Rapids; one son Alan Cope of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren,; one sister, Mrs. Edna Brusewitz and one brother, Paul Goodchild both of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan at 3 p.m., Monday December 15, 1975. The Rev. Kenneth VanderBroek of Hope Reformed Church, officiating.  Friends may call at the Chapel after 7 p.m. this evening.  Family suggests that memorials be made to the Kalamazoo Foundation of the Blind.  Interment in Spruce Gardens. source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sat. Dec 13, 1975

Mrs. Violet O. Copeland - 406 Sullivan St., Comstock passed away Tuesday morning, August 17, 1976.  Mrs. Copeland was born May 19, 1915, in Otsego, Mich., daughter of Chris and Georgina Crosby and had been a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area.  She was a member of the New Apostolic Church and prior to her retirement, worked in the laundry room of Borgess Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Milburn S.; and children, Daniel David James of Oregon; Courtland James of California; Milburn C. Copeland of Portage, Gordon H. Copeland Sr. of Kalamazoo, Jack Copeland of Vicksburg; 18 grandchildren; 4 brothers, E. J. Crosby of Portage, Seth Crosby of Three Rivers, Ralph Crosby of Kalamazoo; L. D. Crosby of Mattawan; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the New Apostolic Church, Evangelist Kenneth Cook officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.

Mrs. Mildred Corey - Kalamazoo, Formerly of Schoolcraft passed away Tuesday (13 July 1976) evening at Bronson Hospital.  Mrs. Corey was born in Marcellus, Dec. 15, 1896, the daughter of Frank and Bertha Wessel and had lived in the Schoolcraft and Mattawan area for many years. She was married to Clare Corey, who preceded her in death in 1966. Surviving are 2 sons, Roger Ambs of Rte 1, Mattawan, Richard Ambs of Kalamazoo; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Warren Wessel and Walter Wessel of Schoolcraft, Vaughn of Marcellus; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edith Hartman of Schoolcraft and Mrs. Elsie Horton of Delton; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Robertson Funeral Home, Schoolcraft, after 2 p.m. Thursday, where the family will meet with friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, and where services will be held Friday 2 p.m. Burial in Hope Cemetery, Texas Township.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Wed. 14 July 1976

Mr. Robert A. Copps - 1510 Knollwood Ave. passed away Fri. Feb. 13, 1976.  Mr. Copps was born May 10, 1952 in Kalamazoo and had been a lifelong resident here.  He was graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and had attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  Surviving are his parents, John and Ruth Copps and a brother Jim all of Kalamazoo.  2 grandmothers, Mrs. Lyman A. Copps of Marshfield, Wisconsin and Mrs. H. W. Harriman of Madison, Wisconsin.  Cremation has taken place and private memorial services will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Friends Meeting.  Arrangements by Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.

Mrs. Ruth A. Corbin - 6836 Rothbury, Portage, passed away Monday afternoon January 17, 1972.  Mrs. Corbin was born January 5, 1907, in Allegan, the daughter of Burton and Elizabeth Cook and was a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo and Portage area. She was employed by the New York Central Railroad as a ticket agent for 21 years and was a member of the Free Methodist Church.  Her husband, Peter P. Corbin, preceded her in death Feb 20, 1971.  Surviving are 2 sons, Robert B. and Donald P., both of Portage; a half sister, Mrs. Art (Lillian) Groll of Chicago; 6 grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre, Rev. D. A. Parrott officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 18 Jan 1972

Mrs. Joyce Core - 2608 Vanderbilt Rd., Portage, passed away May 5, (1971). Mrs. Core was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Muskegon, Mich.  She was employed by the W-L Molding Co. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Juillerat; an uncle, Mr. Rene Juillerat, all of Albion; 3 aunts, Mrs. Noah Smith of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Melvin Dill of Grandville and Mrs. Chester Llewelyn of Florida; a sister and brother in Canada.  Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Memory Gardens Cemetery Chapel, Albion, Mich., Rev. David Nelson officiating. Friends may call at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, until Sunday evening.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 7 May 1971

Philip Cormiea, 47, dies in Cleveland, Word has been received of the death of Philip E. Cormiea, 47, formerly of Kalamazoo, who died Friday in Cleveland, Ohio. Cormiea, a Spring Lake resident, used to work for New York Air Brake and Allen Electric Co. here. He was also a member of the Elks Club and Purchasing Agents Association.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 12 May 1976

Deloris M. Cornell - 1006 Pomeroy, infant daughter of William D. and Carol L. Cornell, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 12, 1972.  Surviving besides the parents are 2 half brothers and 3 half sisters, William D. Jr., home address, Mark of Galesburg, Melodie and Michelle, both of Plainwell and Connie of Parchment; grandparents, Mrs.Marguerite Cornell of Gobles, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kocher of Kalamazoo; 2 great-grand-mothers, Mrs. Mable Smith of Gobles and Mrs. Violet Miller of Kalamazoo; several aunts and uncles.  Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock in Babyland, Riverside Cemetery, Rev. William A. Diehl officiating.  Arrangements by the Langeland Chapels.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 15 Feb 1972

Mrs. Ellen H. Cornhill - 612 Jefferson St., Kalamazoo, Formerly of Plainwell, Mrs. Cornhill passed away Thursday evening at Borgess Hospital.  She was born August 31,1915 in Zeeland, Mich., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Callaghan.  She played in the Trinity Lutheran orchestra.  Survived by: her husband, Sidney; one sister, Mrs. Mary J. Wojcik of Lansing; two brothers, James D. and John D. Callaghan both of South Haven; step-mother Mrs. Florence Callaghan of South Haven; one niece, Mrs. Ann Ridley of South Haven and two nephews, Robert Callaghan of South Haven and John Wojcik of Lansing; one step-son, Harold Cornhill of Cheboygan and one step-daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Utley of Bedford, Mass.  Friends may call at the Marshall & Gren Chapel, Plainwell, where services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. William Diehl officiating.  Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.  Those who desire may make contributions to the Cancer Society.  The family will meet friends at the chapel Sunday evening from 7 to 8.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 9 Sept 1972

James Brian Cornish - 1761 Chevy Chase, passed away at Bronson Hospital Friday (July 30, 1976) morning. Mr. Cornish was born November 28, 1950 in Bay City, Mich., the son of John and Wilma Cornish. He resided in Kalamazoo for eleven years.  He was a graduate of Hackett High School in 1968, Western Michigan University in 1974 with a BA degree in Electrical Technology and Engineering.  For the past 1-1/2 years, he was a graduate student at Michigan State University in Electrical Engineering and served on a research committee in designing wind generation at Hart and Beaver Islands.  While at Western Michigan University, he served as President of the Kalamazoo Chess Club and was the founder and President of the WMU Chess Club.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Irma Cornish of Standish, Mich., and Gus and Mable Lashbrook of Twining, Mich.  Surviving besides his parents are four brothers and two sisters, George of San Francisco; Paul, Patrick and Thomas at home; Nancy of East Lansing; and Carole at home.  Private services were held at St. Monica's Catholic Church.  Those who wish may contribute to the Cancer Control Society; envelopes availaable at the Donovan Funeral Home.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Fri July 30, 1976

Mrs. Lina D. Corson - 2424 Stevens Ave., Formerly of Middleville, age 86, passed away Thursday night at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Corson is survived by 2 daughters, Frances Corson of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Louise Pierce of Kalamazoo, with whom she made her home; 2 sons, Harry Corson of Kalamazoo and Mac Corson of Middleville, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Corson of Middleville. Funeral arrangements by the Beeler Funeral Home, Middleville, to be announced later.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 2 April 1971

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