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Mr. Walter M. Crowe - 2625 Carleton, passed away Sunday evening Dec. 5, 1971.  Mr. Crowe was born July 9, 1884, in Ripley County, Mo., the son of John and Sally Crowe and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 43 years.  He was employed at Checker Motors for 26 years until his retirement.  Mr. Crowe is survived by his wife, Minnie L.; 3 sons and one daughter, Cecil C. of Grand Rapids, Omer H. of Battle Creek, Miles E. of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Phelma Landreth of Denmark, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and one sister, William of Portersville, Calif.; Arthur of Doni-phan, Mo., Edward of St. Louis, Mo. and Mrs. Sallie Conyers of Doniphan, Mo.; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial ser-vices will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Albert Greer offi-ciating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues Dec 7, 1971

Mr. Marvin E. Crummel, Sr. - 1616 Olive St., passed away Tuesday evening March 28, 1972.  Mr. Crummel was born January 21, 1903, in Alma, Mich. the son of Arthur and Lucy Crummel and was a lifelong resident of this area.  Prior to his retirement in 1965, he was employed by Rheem Mfg. Co. for 24 years.  Mr. Crummel is survived by his wife, Martha; one son and 3 daughters, Marvin E. Jr. of Cooper, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Curtis of Texas Corners, Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Miller and Mrs. Carol Schippers of Kalamazoo; 2 step-sons and one step-daughter, George and Charles Yowler of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Paul (Levinia) Fitzpatrick of Portage; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister and 2 brothers, Harry Crummel of Vicksburg, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Hassan and Arthur Crummel, both of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert, of the Bethelehem Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 29 March 1972

Mrs. Neta Cubitt - 925 Princeton passed away Wednesay morning after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Cubitt was born Nov. 19, 1897, in Paw Paw, daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Knowd Bigelow.  She was formerly employed at Sutherland Paper Co.  She was married to Henry Cubbit, who passed away in 1965. Surviving are 2 sons, Henry Jr. and Richard of Kalamazoo; 4 daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Neta) Matthews of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Jimmie (Isabelle) McDonald of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Jimmie (Isabelle) McDonald of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Vernon (Mary) Sheek of Portage, Mrs. Ralph (Florence) Gates of Plainwell; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Burch of Parchment; several nieces and nephews.  A daughter, Mrs. Anna Smaltz passed away in 1971, and a son Fred, in 1944. Friends are being received at the Holdersma (sic should be Joldersma) & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Burial in Wildey Cemetery, Paw Paw.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 28 Sep 1972

Mr. Patrick James Cudahy - Pomona, Calif., Formerly of Kalamazoo passed away Sept. 1, 1976 in Pomona.  Mr. Cudahy was born June 25, 1904, in AugGres, Mich., son of Arthur and Mary Ellen Cudahy.  Surviving are his wife, Alma of Pomona; 2 brothers, William of Jacksonville, Fla. and John of Hastings; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Rose Cudahy and Sister Cephas SSJ of Nazareth. Friends may call at the Donovan Funeral Home, 447 W. South St., Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, where the rosary will be recited Monay at 7 p.m., and where services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m., Rev. Father Michael Hazard, of St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 5 Sept 1976

Mrs. Etta Bassett Cuddington - 1281 North 28th St. passed away Wednesday 6, 1972.  Mrs. Cuddington was born September 15, 1887 in Allegan County and had been a resident here since 1918.  She was a member of the North Presbyterian Church.  She was married to Alfred Bassett who passed away in 1945 and was later married to Fred Cuddington who passed away in 1966. Surviving are: one son and 2 daughters, John Bassett, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Curtis, Mrs. Everett (Elizabeth) Curtis; one stepson, Armon Cuddington all of Kalamazoo; 12 grandchildren;  29 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Glen (Ruby) Brewer of Delton; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Hassing and a grandson James Hassing and a sister, Belle Tracy.  Memorial services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Robert Rasmussen officiating.  Interment in Millgrove Cemetery, Allegan.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source: Thurs 7 Sep 1972 Kalamazoo Gazette

Mr. James Culpepper - 219 E. North St., Passed away Friday morning, January 14, 1977.  Mr. Culpepper was born September 14, 1911 in Widener, Arkansas, son of James and Edith Culpapper (sic), Sr.  He had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past five years.  He was employed at the Burroughs Div., Lear Sigler, Inc.  Surviving are: his wife, Henrietta, one daughter, Mrs. Lessie Terrell both of Kalamazoo;  two brothers, Joe W. and Ulysses Culpepper, both of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, 521 Douglas Ave., Rev. Mabry Gardner officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday at noon at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday evening.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 15 Jan 1977

Mrs. Fay V. Cummings - 1520 E. Cork St., passed away Friday afternoon, March 4, 1977.  Mrs. Cummings was born Dec. 31, 1910 in Duplain, Mich., the daughter of Charles A. and Caddie R. Lane and had been a resident of Kalamazoo since 1925.  She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and had retired from the Upjohn Co.  Surviving is her husband, Donald M.; 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Keith (Laura) Hickok of Alamo, Texas; Wilbur Lane of Delton, Charles W. Lane and Mrs. Halo G. Maurer both of Kalamazoo.  Several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Monday afternoon at 3:00 from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with Rev. Mr. Charles R. Hulbert officiating. Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel where memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 5 Mar 1977

Raymond Herbert Cummings - 4610 Lilac Lane, Kalamazoo, passed away December 24, 1975 in Ridgeview Manor. Mr. Cummings was born April 26, 1911 in South Haven, Michgian, son of Raymond and Clara May Barner Cummings.  Mr. Cummings served in the Navy during World War II and is a life member of the Buck Crosby No. 6 D.A.V.  Survived by one: one daughter, Mrs. Beverly Lewis; two sons, Richard H. Cummings and Duane Leroy Cummings, all of Portage; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph of St. Petersburg, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Mable) Riemer of South Haven.  Mr. Cummings will be at Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, where friends will be received after noon Friday.  Funeral time to be announced.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs Dec 25, 1975

Mrs. Maude L. Cundiff - formerly of 513 S. Rose St.and Three Rivers, Michigan, age 96, Mrs. Cundiff passed away December 7, 1975 at the River Forest Nursing Home in Three Rivers.  Mrs. Cundiff was born October 21, 1879 at Crab Orchard, Nebraska.  She was married October 5, 1898 to George H. Cundiff, who preceeded her in death March 30, 1937.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1918.  She is survived by one son; Irl Cundiff of Schoolcraft, two grandsons; Thomas of Princeton, New Jersey and Larry of Chicago, Three great-grandchildren Kathy, Steven and John.  Private graveside services were held 11 a.m., Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Zimmerman of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements by the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan.  Family suggest that memorials be made to the Library of the First United Methodist Church.   Kalamazoo Gazette Tues Dec 9, 1975

Mrs. Curley Dies in Battle Creek, Mrs. Spencer E. Williams Curley, 82, mother of Mrs. Spencer (Tony) Wooten of 718 Staples, died Tuesday night in Battle Creek at the Springhill Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Curley lived with her daughter here for a short time before moving to Battle Creek.  Surviving Mrs. Curley are three sons and two daughters, including Mrs. Wooten, and four grandchildren in Kalamazoo.  The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Second Baptist Church in Battle Creek.   Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 4 Aug 1972

Mr. Dale Cummins - Age 76, 8184 Greenfield Shores, Rt. 1, Scotts - passed away Sat. Feb. 14, 1976 at a local hospital.  He was born May 27, 1899 in Paw Paw.  Mr. Cummins was a veteran of WWI serving in the U.S. army.  He had been employed by the Independent Painting Co. retiring in 1963.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Painter's Union, No. 312.  Surviving are his wife, Bessie; 2 sons, Robert of Traverse City and Phillip of Battle Creek.  1 daughter Shirley Dodge of Dublin, Ohio.  The family will be receiving friends, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnege at Milham, Portage where services will be held 3 p.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Charles Hulbert of the Bethlehem Baptist Church officiating.  Interment Mt. Ever-Rest cemetery.  The family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.  Envelopes avail. at the funeral home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Monday 16 Feb 1976

Mr. Neill R. Currie - 3822 Grand Prairie Road and Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away August 19, 1972.  Mr. Currie was born July 9, 1902 in Chapel Hill, N.C., been a resident here for the past 41 years where he has been employed at the Upjohn Company, head of the tablet department until his retirement in 1965.  Graduated from Davidson North Carolina College, did graduate work at Cornell University, received his Masters Degree at Northwestern University.  Surviving are the wife, Ruth; one son and one daughter, Fergus G., Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Robert (Ann) Imerzel, Kalamazoo; one grandson, Brian Imerzel; one brother and two sisters, Laughlin M., Carmel, Calif., Mrs. Edwin Harman, Richmond, Ind., Mrs. Hal C. Richardson, DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  Arrangements by the Truesdale Funeral Homes to be announced.   Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 19 Aug 1972

Mrs. Ralph (Effie) Currier - Age 90, passed away Thursday evening.  Mrs. Currier is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Belle Montgomery of Kalamazoo, Mrs. May Frohiep of Bronson, Mich. and Mrs. Irene Amb of Constantine; 3 sons, Asa and Arthur Currier of Kalamazoo; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grand-children, 4 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday from the Spencer Funeral Home, Athens, Rev. Everett McCormick officiating.  Interment, Sherwood, Mich.   Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 3 Sept 1971

Mr. Eugene (Red) Curry - 133 N. Riverview Dr., Passed away at Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 15, 1976.  Mr. Curry was born in Kalamazoo, Oct. 25, 1925, and was a life resident here.  He was formerly employed at Consumers Power Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in World War II.  He is survived by a son, William J. Curry of Kalamazoo; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. William Seeley; a sister, Maletta Aylor, all of Parchment;  5 step-children, G. Martin, David T., Thomas A., Terry A. Rowley and Mary Hellen Curry.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home, where services will be held Tuesday morning at 11, under auspices of the United Veterans Council.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.   Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 18 Oct 1976

Mr. Dwight R. Curtenius - 6454 East ML Ave., passed away Tuesday afternoon May 2, 1972, at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Curtenius was born July 19, 1881, in Kalamazoo, son of Col. and Mrs. Frederick W. Curtenius and was a lifetime resident here.  Surviving are his wife, Maude; 2 nieces and one nephew, Mrs. Frederick Fischer of Kalamazoo, Mr. Robert McDougal of Chicago and Frederick B. Curtenius of Kalamazoo.  Friends may call at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, until noon thursday.  Religious services will be held in Mt. Ever-Rest Mausoleum 1 p.m. Thursday, Rev. David W. McShane officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.   Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 3 May 1972

Mrs. Bernice M. Curtis - 1004 Gayle Ave., passed away Tuesday evening at Birch Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. Curtis was born Feb. 19, 1894, in Bravo, Mich., the daughter of Melvin and Clara Chamberlain Hoadley.  She had been employed at the Kalamazoo State Hospital and she and her husband, Theodore, had operated the Silver Moon Tavern.  Mr. Curtis passed away in 1964. She was a member of the Bethel Reformed Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Voetberg and Mrs. Ruth Gram; 2 step-sons, David and Donald Curtis, all of Kalamazoo; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Helen DeCrocker of Bloomingdale; several nieces and nephews.  A son, Charles Barrett, passed away in April of 1975.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.  Services will be held at the Bethel Reformed Church, on Gayle Ave., Friday morning at 11 o'clock, with Rev. Harold Cupery officiating.  Interment Friday afternoon in Hamilton Cemetery.   Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 5 Jan 1977

Mr. Virgil I. Curtis - 3224 Springfield, passed away January 4, 1977.  Mr. Curtis was born May 7, 1904, in Gomer, Ohio and had been a life resident here.  He retired from the Brown Co. Surviving are his wife, Leona M.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Wanda) Cook of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Donald (Ellen) Rand of Vicksburg; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; on brother, Glen Curtis and one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Burris, both of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, Rev. Cecil Martens, officiating.  Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may make memorial contributions to the Nephrology Unit of Borgess Hospital. Friends may call at the chapel this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 4 Jan 1977

Mr. George W. Curtiss - Stony Lake, Shelby, Mich., Formerly of: Woodlawn Dr., Portage, passed away Monday evening after a lingering illness. Mr. Curtiss was born April 10, 1893 in Lansing, son of William and Jennie Meyers Curtiss.  He had been employed as an Army Construction Engineer with the Civil Service from 1941 until his retirement in 1961.  He was a member of Brady Lodge F. & A.M. of Vicksburg.  He was married to Laura Short, who survives. Also surviving: one son, Lowell Curtiss of Shelby; a daughter, Mrs. Clair (Lucille) Mannion of Kalamazoo; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clark Curtiss of Phoenix, Arizona, several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home where services will beheld Thursday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles Hulbert officiating.  Interment, Portage Central Cemetery.   Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 14 April 1976

Mr. Jerald L. Curtiss - 3707 Phillips St., Passed away Tuesday, July 25, 1972. Mr. Curtiss was born January 29, 1923, in Ionia County, the son of Vern and Dena Curtiss and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for 8 years, previously living in Galesburg for 12 years.  He graduated from Hastings High School and was a veteran of World War II.  Mr. Curtiss was employed by the Dunkley Co.  He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and VFW Red Arrow Post 1527 and was active with the Boy Scout Troop 30.  Surviving are his wife, Dortha; 2 sons, Jerald D. and James A. at home; his mother, Mrs. Dena Curtiss of Hastings; 3 sisters and 4 brothers, Earl, Clarence, Vern, all of Hastings, Alva of Spring Arbor, Mrs. Mary Logan, Mrs. Alice Rose, both of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Beatrice Deakins of Hastings; several niece and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert officiating. Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 28 July 1972

Mr. Earl E. Copley - 116 W. Sherwood, Decatur - AGe 83, passed away Thursday morning in Lakeview Hospital, Paw Paw, after a short illness.  Mr. Copley was born Dec. 1, 1886, on the family farm in Volenia Township, Cass County, youngest child and only son of Edwin and Esther McKain Copley.  He has been president of the First State Bank of Decatur since the death of his father in 1916, the same bank that was founded by his grandfather in 1870.  In May of 1912, he was married to Loretta Hughes, of Chicago, who passed away Nov. 7, 1925.  In Sept. of 1927, he was married to Margaret Conway, of Decatur, daughter of Willliam and Ella Conway.  Mr. Copley was a member of Decatur Lodge No. 99 F & AM.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret; one son, Allan of Dearborn, Mich.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Osmick of Decatur and Mrs. Mary Lou O'Connell of Jackson, Mich.; 11 grandchldren; 2 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lottie Copley of Ann Arbor.  Friends may call at the Newell Funeral Home, Decatur, after 7 p.m. this evening, where services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. LeRoy Cabbage, former minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Decatur, officiating. The rites will be conducted at the graveside by Decatur Lodge No. 99 F & AM.  Interment in Lakeside Cemetery.  source: Fri 2 June 1972 Kalamazoo Gazette


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