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Mrs. Sena E. Combs - Passed away Thursday evening, May 2, 2002. Mrs. Combs was born in White Cloud, MI, August 25, 1915, the daughter of Herm and Cloie Belle (Shurkamp) Hoppa. She was employed by Bryant Paper Mill for many years, and enjoyed flowers and the outdoors. On April 2, 1946, she married Louis E. Combs, who preceded her in death on September 1, 1967. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Frye; her son, Louis Combs Jr.; and a brother. Surviving are two daughters, Ellen Pelletier and Shanon Halsey; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Elsena Vanden Berg.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with Pastor Rodney Clark officiating (please meet in the cortege assembly area between 1:45 and 1:55 p.m.). Friends will be received at the funeral home beginning Monday morning where the family will be present from 10 until noon. Joldersma & Klein, 917 S. Burdick 343-2628  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 4, 2002 
Mr. Lloyd L. Chaddock Jr  - Passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Mr. Chaddock was born February 8, 1926 in Chicago. He was an electrician and a member of IBEW #131, a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII (where he was briefly a prisoner of war), and the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife Barbara; a son, Michael (Valarie) of Galesburg; 3 daughters, Susan (Bruce) Hogness of CO, Denise (Martin) Shafer of Kalamazoo, Joan Wood and her fiance Thomas Graham of FL; 5 grandchildren; a brother and 3 sisters, Harry Chaddock, Delores Lyons and Joan Hunt all of FL, Jackie Stoneburner of Schoolcraft. At Mr. Chaddock's request, he will be cremated. There will be no services or visitation. Arrangements by Truesdale-Ansell Funeral Home Westnedge at Milham ``Since 1895''  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 3, 2002 

Tomas T. Marcial - Of Kalamazoo, Died April 30, 2002 at Borgess Medical Center. Tom was born April 1, 1935 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the son of Feliciano and Restituta (Marcial) Torres. He was a chef in Chicago for over 30 years at various restaurants. In 1985, Tom and his family moved to Kalamazoo, where he worked at Schuler's, Hanna East and House of Ing. Tom liked traveling to warm places, and tinkering around the house. Even though he had a brown thumb, he still enjoyed gardening. Tom was preceded in death by his father. On June 24, 1972, in Kalamazoo, he was united in marriage to Diane (Hunt) Marcial, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Kevin Marcial of Kalamazoo, Christina (Wade) Roberts of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Steve Marcial of Kalamazoo; his mother, Restituta Marcial of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Generosa Gonzales, and Margarita (Frain) Torres, all of Puerto Rico; and several nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Friday from 6!
:00- 8:00 p.m. at the Betzler Funeral Homes Stadium Dr. West of 131 375-2900 where the Funeral Service will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m., Rev. Jill McAllister, of the People's Church, officiating. Interment Genessee Prairie Cemetery. Food and fellowship will be shared following the burial at the family's home. Memorial contributions may be made to West Michigan Cancer Center. Tom was first and foremost a loving father and husband. His legacy was the family he created and nourished. He led an inspiring and dignified life, based on his absolute love for his family. The force behind all of his actions was the happiness of those he loved and cared for. This kind, proud and giving man will be deeply missed and forever loved. Share a memory online at www.betzlerfuneralhome.com  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 2, 2002 

Virginia G. Rayman - Of Kalamazoo, Went to her heavenly home on Thursday May 2, 2002. Virginia's life began on May 17, 1927 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Harold L. and Gladys I. (Rutherford) Bourner. She was a member of the Northwest United Methodist Church, enjoyed her family and traveling. On September 29, 1948 Virginia was united in marriage to Jimmy M. Rayman, who preceded her in death on June 11, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and an infant daughter, Diane in 1950. Surviving are her daughter, Vicki Alexander of Kalamazoo; two grandchildren, James (Jessica) Alexander of Lansing, and Lori Alexander of Kalamazoo; three great-grandchildren, Toni, Austin and Marissa Alexander; brother, Harold (Jean) Bourner of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held 1:00 o'clock Tuesday at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with The Rev. John McNaughton officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Street Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday and Monday from 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Mich.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 4, 2002

Shawn Courtney - Of Portage, Passed away suddenly on Friday, April 26, 2002 in Wyoming, MI. Shawn was a 1996 Comstock High School graduate, and was a member at SoccerZone in Kalamazoo. Shawn is survived by his parents, Tracy Courtney and Diana (McConnell) Courtney of Portage; a brother, Kyle (Stephanie) Courtney of Portage; fiancee', Beth Vanencourt of Grand Rapids; an uncle, David McConnell of Paw Paw; and the Jones Family of Kalamazoo.  Friends will be received on Monday, May 6, 2002 from 1-2 p.m. at Redmond Funeral Home 4100 S. West-nedge where a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday May Redmond Funeral Home 4100 S. Westnedge where a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2002, Professor Thomas Lawson, of Western Michigan University, officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to UCP-Michigan (United Cerebral Palsy Assoc.).  source: Kalamazoo Gazette May 2, 2002

Boyd E. Graham - Of Kalamazoo, Boyd died April 30, 2002 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born April 3, 1913 in Forest, OH, the son of Ernest and Lula (Musgrave) Graham. On June 10, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, he married Virginia Cassell. He was a graduate of Ohio State University in 1935. While in college he taught his friend, Jesse Owens, how to swim. Boyd was also a N.C.A.A. diving champion. He was employed for 37 years at the Upjohn Company as a research phamacologist. While at Upjohn's he authored and co-authored several scientific papers. In 1964 he received the Upjohn Award. He was also listed in the Who's Who in Science. He was an avid golfer and fly fisherman, and also a master flytier. He was an original member of the Scientific Anglers Association. He enjoyed working outdoors in his rose garden and his yard. He had a special quality of putting others before himself. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; an infant son, Todd; and a brother, Robert Ernest Graham. Surviving are a daughter, Marylou Christian of San Pedro, CA; and a granddaughter, Michelle Nicole Christian. Funeral Services will be at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 Monday, May 6, 2002 at 3 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Rev. Philip P. Steele O.S.L., of Milwood United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kairos Dwelling or a charity of one's choice.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 4, 2002

Janet J. Heystek - Of Kalamazoo, Passed away Thursday, May 2, 2002 at Borgess Medical Center. Janet was born on October 27, 1922 in Decatur, MI, the daughter of John and Adrianna (DeCrocker) Degoode. She worked as a bartender for the Home Bar in Kalamazoo for many years, and was a member of the VFW Post in Delton. Her husband, Clayton, preceded her in death in 1983. Her 3 brothers and 2 sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are her brother, Leonard DeGoode and her sister-in-law, Gwen DeGoode of Kalamazoo; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be be received on Sunday, May 5, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. at the Redmond Funeral Home 4100 S. Westnedge where Funeral Services will be held on Monday May 6, 2002 at 11 a.m., Rev. Tony Rich officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton Cemetery, Decatur, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW - Delton Post.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 4, 2002

Joseph “Joe” Moorlag - Kalamazoo, Joe was a bubbly yet shy boy growing up. He learned to compensate for his shyness by having a tremendous sense of humor and the ability to play practical jokes on people.  People never knew what he was going to do next, but for sure, when Joe was around, he always made them laugh. Joe died Thursday, May 2, 2002 in Kalamazoo. He was born October 11, 1967 in Kalamazoo, and has spent all of his life in this area. While growing up he was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He attended Galesburg-Augusta Schools, was a member of the soccer team and graduated from high school there in 1986.  After graduating, Joe took a job at Harding's Market. Not only was he a good worker, but also was loved for his practical jokes and sense of humor. These characteristics especially caught the attention of one of his co-workers, Tammie Esman. They began dating and were married May 20, 1995. A short time later, they began their family with the arrival of their daughter, Cassandra, and two years later a son, Cameron. Joe's kids were the light of his life and he enjoyed being with them. Besides spending time with his family, Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, bike riding, and sports. He especially enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions and watching NASCAR Racing. During the summer months, he enjoyed spending time with his family at Schnable Lake near Martin. In addition to his wife Tammie and his kids, Cassandra and Cameron, other members of Joe's family include his mother, Beverly Moorlag of Galesburg, and her partner Dave; his father, David Moorlag and his wife, Donna of Georgia; brothers, Tim of Galesburg, and Mike of Kalamazoo; grandmother, Beulah Payne of Comstock; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may spend time with Joe's family Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren Funeral Home, Portage Chapel where a celebration of life service will be held Monday, 11 a.m. Joe will be buried in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to an education fund for his children. Please share a memory of Joe with his family at the chapel or visit his personal web page at www.rdmg.com where you can read his complete life story, share a memory or make a memorial donation online. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 4, 2002

James Newson - Kalamazoo, passed away on April 28, 2002. He was born on July 2, 1932, the son of Clara Regan and Jimmy D. Newson, in Hubert, Arkansas. He spent his early years in Elkhart, IN, as a foundry work and later moved to Kalamazoo, MI, and worked as a bricklayer. He was united in marriage to Millie F. Newson for 37 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Newson; and sister, Viola Calloway. He now rests with the Lord, his sister and brother, and is survived by a loving mother, Clara Rozie; devoted wife, Millie F. Newson; nine children, Donnell, Willie James, Deborah, Steve, Linda, Rita, Stephanie, Scotty and Michelle; five brothers and sisters, Ruby Jean Robinson, Willie Mae Jones, J.C. Newson, Otha Newson, and Walter Newson; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives who will cherish his memory and rejoice in his love. Services will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Christian Life Center, Pastor Ervin Armstrong officiating, with a Family Hour on Friday, May 3, 2002 at Harper Funeral Home 521 Douglas Avenue 342-1000 from 6-7 p.m. Interment will be held at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 2, 2002

Mrs. Carola E. Scott - Kalamazoo, Passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Scott was born August 21, 1936 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Paul and Emma Anna (Garmatz) Hasse. She was a survivor of WWII in Germany and lived in Kalamazoo since 1955 and became a proud citizen of the United States. She had been a member of the German-American Club and was employed by the Mead Products company for 42 years. She led a full life and will be remembered as a "tough loving", hard working, giving woman. Those who knew her best, know she deserves this rest. She will be missed terribly. Carola was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Arville Mack Scott on January 19, 1999. She is survived by twin daughter and son, Robin (Gary) Meyer of Kalamazoo, and Robert Scott of Portage, IN; four grandchildren, Christie and Katie Dewey, Melissa and Paul Scott; one great-grandson, Braxtyn Swagart; her mother, Mrs. Emma Anna Scheurel of Kalamazoo; several in- laws, nieces, nephews and friends and was an angel to many. Services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with the Rev. Richard Worthy officiating. Private family interment will take place on Tuesday at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Friends may meet the family at the chapel Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 3, 2002

Georgianna “Jean” Storey - of Galesburg, Died Wednesday May 1, 2002. Jean was born August 3, 1913 in Millersburg, MI the daughter of William and Georgina (Flewelling) Hart. On October 11, 1935 she was united in marriage to Joseph Storey in Sault Sainte Marie, where they lived for many years before coming to Kalamazoo. They later moved to Lapeer and Jean returned to Kalamazoo in 1988, following the death of her husband on April 18, 1988. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters. Surviving are her daughters: Suzanne (Thomas) Forsch of Kalamazoo and Priscilla (Terry) Swailes of Marquette; seven grandchildren: Randall, Robert and Valerie Forsch, Michael, Steven and Terry Swailes Jr. and Kristie Williamson and their spouses; nine great-grand-children: Margaux, Katelyn, Kiefer, Sara and Nickolas Forsch, Joseph, Kyle and Brianne Swailes, and Abbie Williamson; sister, Irene H. Fountain of Salem, OR; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with The Rev. Dr. David VanArsdale of the First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or American Heart Association.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette May 3, 2002

Mr. Alger DeForest - Kalamazoo, passed away March 24, (1977) in Bronson Hospital.  Mr. DeForest was born May 1, 1892.  He had worked several years as a foreman for Graph & Son and Pioneer Paper Stock Paper Companies.  He was a life member and past noble grand master of the Longfellow Lodge No. 530 of the I.O.O.S. of Comstock.  He is survived by his wife Elizabeth;  one granddaughter and her husband, Carrie Ellen and David C. Cowley;  2 great-granddaughters,  Marjorie Joe and Cherie Ellen Cowley;  2 sisters, Chloe Mattison of Shelbyville,  Ada Bagley of Kalamazoo;  one brother John DeForest of Martin;  several nieces and nephews.  One son preceded him in death in 1940,  Edward H. DeForest.  Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Monday from the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel,  445 W. Michigan. Officiating is Pastor Charles R. Hulbert.  Interment will take place West Oshtemo.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 26 Mar 1977

Mr. John DeLoof - 1701 S. 11th St., Formerly of 739 Montrose, passed away Tuesday evening, November 18, 1975.  Mr. DeLoof was born January 2, 1894 in Kalamazoo, son of Peter and Dena DeLooff and had been a lifelong resident here. Before his retirement he had been employed by the Railway Express Agency. Mr. DeLoof was a member of the Third Christian Reformed Church and the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks.  His wife, Anna, passed away in 1966.  Surviving are 1 son and 3 daughters, Gerald J. DeLoof of Grand Rapids,  Mrs. Adrian (Donna) Vandenberg of Claremont, Calif.,  Mrs. Dale (Wilma) King and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Davidson, both of Kalamazoo;  6 grandchildren;  2 great-grandchildren;  1 brother and 2 sisters, Peter and Miss Ada and Mrs. Glen (Cornelia) Rynbrand, all of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Garrett and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Hoyt.  Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with Rev. William D. Buursma officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed Nov 19, 1975

Mrs. Clara “Della” DeMaray - 818 Cobb Ave., passed away Saturday (1 April 1972) evening. Mrs. Demarary was born July 26, 1887, the daughter of William and Mary Chappell.  She was the widow of Ted Demaray.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.   Interment in Robinson Cemetery, Gobles.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 3 April l 1972

Abraham “Abe” C. deMink - 6083 Crestwood, passed away Saturday March 19, (1977) in Florida after a brief illness.  He was born May 12, 1903 in Kalamazoo the son of Cornelius and Nellie Burstra deMink.  He was a typesetter and owner of Intertype-setting Company until his retirement in 1966.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Elks Lodge No. 50.  He was married to Gertrude Fessenden who passed away in 1974.   Surviving are 3 sons, Larry and Brom of Kalamazoo, and Gerald of Hickory Corners;  and 2 daughters Mrs. Richard (Sarah) Milne of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Donald (Phyllis) Cunningham of Dowagiac;  and 14 grandchildren.  Also surviving are 3 brothers Leroy, Edward and Robert of Kalamazoo;  and 4 sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Harriet) Kemple of Kalamazoo,   Mrs. Edward (Frances) Burton of Hoopston, Ill., Mrs. Stanley (Jean) Fiedoreck of Charlevoix,  Mrs. Dason (Barbara) Slack of Kalamazoo;  and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, after 10 a.m. Tuesday, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 o’clock, with the Rev. James N. McCutcheon officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 20 March 1977

Mrs. Anna Demi - 611 Liberty St., passed away Wednesday morning, August 25, 1976.  Mrs. Demi was born June 25, 1898 in Austria and was a resident of Kalamazoo since 1948, previously living in Covert, Michigan.  She was a member of St. Monicas Church.  Surviving are her husband, Peter; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Juneman of Portage;  a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Grace Demi of Kalamazoo;   four grandchildren, Mrs. Douglas (Mary Ann) Borr of Portage, Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Engeibrecht of Troy, Michigan,  Miss Michele Demi and Craig Demi of Kalamazoo;  four great-grand-children;  one sister in Europe.   She was preceded in death by her son, Michael in 1971.  Funeral mass will be offered Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Monicas Church, Father Adolph Nadrach officiating.  Interment, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may meet the family at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, where a wake service will be held Friday evening at 7:30.  Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Monicas Church.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 26 Aug 1976

Mr. Henry M. DeMoore - 4610 Ravine Rd., passed away Monday morning January 17, 1972.  Mr. DeMoore was born Oct. 27, 1881 in the Netherlands and had been a resident here for 45 years.  He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church. Prior to his retirement, he was a custodian at Kalamazoo Christian High School on John St.  His wife, Nellie, preceded him in death July 27, 1963.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Floris (Adriana) Ykema of Grand Haven;  one son, Henry DeMoore of Kalamazoo;   7 grandchildren;  one great-grandson;  several nieces and nephews in the Netherlands.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel,  622 S. Burdick.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memo-rials to the First Christian Reformed Church Memorial Fund.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 17 Jan 1972

Mrs. Gertrude L. DeMoor - 1520 Lay Blvd.  passed away Thursday Dec 16, 1971.  Mrs. DeMoor was born Sept. 17, 1904, in Eaton County, Mich., the daughter of Leon and Jennie Carter and had been a resident here for 42 years.  Before her retirement in 1970, she was a school teacher in the Oakwood School.  Mrs. DeMoor was a member of the First  Reformed Church, Kalamazoo.  Her husband, Isaac passed away in 1960.  Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Johnson of Boston, Mass.,  Donald E. of Charlevoix and Petty Officer First class David J. (U.S. Navy), Lexington Park, Md.;  5 grandchildren;  4 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Doris Wheeler of Middleville,  Morris Carter of Lake Odessa,  Mrs. Lois Myers of Vassar, Mrs. Evelyn Schipper of Gun Lake,  Mrs. Laura Walkington of Lake Odessa;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Russell VandeBunte officiating.  Private interment Monday in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Public Library.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 17 Dec 1971 source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 17 Dec 1971

Mrs. Elizabeth Bergeon Denaway - 130 Ridgewood, passed away Monday evening, May 8, 1972.  Mrs. Denaway was born January 19, 1893 in Chicago, daughter of George and Kate Fitzgerald and had been a resident here most of her life.  She was a member of the Portage First United Methodist church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bergeon, in 1950;  she was later married to Neal Denaway, who passed away in 1967.  Surviving are:  one son and one daughter;  four grandchildren, John Bergeon, Scotts,  Mrs. Jacquelyn White,  Jerry Hancock, both of Kalamazoo and Jan Hancock of New Castle, Okla.;  three great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss Mary Fitzgerald, Coldwater;  several nieces and nephews.   Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Dr. Maurice McKeen officiating.  Interment in Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 9 May 1972

Mr. Herbert E. DeMink - 4104 S. Burdick, passed away Sunday morning, December 5, 1971.  Mr. DeMink was born December 29, 1917, in Kalamazoo, the son of Herbert and Gertrude DeMink and was a lifelong resident here.  He owned and operated DeMink Excavating Co. and was a member of  the Home Builders Association.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia;  his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. William Sheldon of Kala-mazoo;  2 sisters and one brother,  Mrs. Jack (Ann) Andrews of Dalton, Ga., Cornelius DeMink and Mrs. Roy (Gertrude) Pritchard, both of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.   Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Nelson L. Veltman, of the Third Christian Reformed Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 6 Dec 1971

Mathew Russell DeMoor - 3431 Miami, passed away March 9, 1972, at Bronson Hospital.   Matthew was born May 17, 1971, in Kalamazoo.  Surviving are the parents, Terry and DeEtta DeMoor;  grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Molyneaux of Detroit,  Mr. and Mrs. Jack DeMoor of Kalamazoo;  great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herb DeMoor of Bradenton, Fla.  Matthew will be at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Friday, to be taken to the First United Methodist Church Chapel, for services at 2 p.m., Dr. James W. Wright officiating.  Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bronson Hospital Pediatrics Ward.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 9 Mar 1972

Mr. Ford DeMond - 908 Chicago Ave., passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 22, 1976. Mr. DeMond was born Oct. 10, 1897, in Coats Grove, Barry County, Mich., son of Joel and Anna DeMond and was a resident of the Kalamazoo area for the past 50 years; also living in Tampa, Fla.  He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 207.  Before his retirement in 1960, he was employed by the Union Steam Pump Co. of Battle Creek.  Surviving are his wife, Viola;  one sons and one daughter, William of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Donna TerBurg of Com-stock;  2 grandchildren;  9 great-grandchildren;  3 brothers and one sister, David of Tampa, Fla., Roy of Hickory Corners, Roland of Wayland,  Mrs. Nora Bell of Cromwell, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah and his second wife, Ermah and his sister, Mrs. Ola Woolston.  Memorial services will be held Monday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 207 officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may meet the family at the chapel 7 to 9 Saturday and Sunday evenings.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 23 Oct 1976

Mr. Lee Roy Denham - 111 E. Prouty St., age 23, passed away Tuesday evening, March 7, 1972.  Lee Roy Denham was born January 29, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., the son of James and Fredell Denham.  Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Denham;  4 brothers, James K. Denham of Kalamazoo,  Norman Lacy of Chicago, Ill.,  Ronald Lacy of Los Angeles, Calif.;  Douglas Kelley of Detroit;  2 sisters,  Francine Brooks of Chicago and Anniece Kelley of Detroit;  one uncle, 8 aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Second Baptist Church.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home, 521 Douglas after 6 p.m. today.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 9 March 1972