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Lenora Short

Lenora Short, 61, of Port Huron, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in
Mercy Hospital after a short illness.

She was born Dec. 14, 1939, in Myra, Ky., the daughter of the late
Hillard and Tina Hall.

She married Ernest N. Short on March 7, 1980, in Port Huron.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest N. Short of Port Huron; her
son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Laurie Beamer of Port Huron; her
step-daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Robbie Short of Virginia;
five grandchildren, Jolynn, Ashley, Travis, Samantha and Sarah; her
sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Art Miller of Port Huron; her
brothers and sisters-in-law, Ken and Eloise Hall of Virginia and Bobby
and Rita Hall of North Carolina' and several nieces, nephews and
cousins.

Memorial services will be 11 am Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in
Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., Port Huron. The Rev.
William Bixler, pastor of Cass City Church of the Nazarene, will
officiate.

Visiting hours are 10 to 11 am Wednesday. 

Memorials may be made to the Michigan Heart Association 

Mabel Isabel Irwin

Mrs. Mabel Isabel Irwin, 95, of Port Huron died Monday, March 12,
2001, in her home.

She was born Aug. 2,1905, in Oil Springs, Ontario, to the late
Frederick and Margaret Smith Pryor. She married Laurence H. Hale
Sr. on Oct. 4,1923, in Sarnia. He died July 2, 1956. She married Peter
King on May 28,1960, in Port Huron. He died Nov. 16, 1964. She
married William Irwin on July 19, 1977, in Port Huron. He died Nov.
8,1995.

Mrs. Irwin was formerly a cook at Chippewa Middle School.

She is survived. by three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron (Phyllis) Hale,
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence (Avis) Hale Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Harold
(Ann) Hale, all of Port Huron; 11 grandchildren, Cameron Hale of
Madison, Wis., Brian (Jill) Hale of Traverse City, Todd (Sona) Hale
of Port Huron, Cathy (David) Kota of St. Clair, Laurence (Janet)
Hale III of Reinholds, Pa., Garry (Sheree) Hale of Port Huron, Joan
(Douglas) Huston of Avoca, Robert (Carolyn) Hale of Fort Gratiot,
Linda Roberts of Burton, Sue (Norman) Waelchli of Escondido, Calif.,
and Carol Ann (Matt) Modaffare of Medford, Ore.; 19
great-grandchildren, Brandon and Nichole Hale, Jasonand Eric Hale,
Tom, Tara and Matt Kota, Travis, Nathan, and Jordan Hale, Timothy,
Davis, Marialana and Clay Huston, Robert (Kristi) Dingman, Alisha
Hale, Ryan and Kevin Roberts, Deanna (Juan) Cerda and Norma
Waelchli; two great-great-grandchildren, Parker Dingman and Joshua
Waelchli; a sister, Dorothy Weston of Sarnia; two sisters-in-law,
Joyce Pryor and Ruby Pryor of Sarnia; and several nieces and
nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Roger and William
Hale; three brothers, Gordon, Harry and Howard Pryor; and
brother-in-law, Mark Weston.

Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home,

Funeral services will be I p.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, in North Street
United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Thompson will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fort Gratiot Township.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Irwin's grandsons, Cameron, Brian, Todd,
Larry, Garry and Bob Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be her
grandsons-in-law, David Kota, Douglas Huston, Matt Modaffare and
Norman Waelchli. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
North Street United Methodist Church or Blue Water Hospice.

Wilma "Billie" C. Caulkett

Mrs. Wilma "Billie" C. Caulkett, 79, of Port Huron went home to be
with the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Marwood Nursing and
Rehab.

She was born July 25,1921, in Boonville, Ind. She married Glenn S.
Caulkett on July 22, 1950, in Port Huron.

Mrs. Caulkett was a waitress at ,the Black River Country Club and
Elks Club. She enjoyed reading, sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Gloria Smalldon; and a
granddaughter, Kimberly Smalldon, all of Port Huron.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Franklin Smalldon, and her
mother, Lillian Kilbourne.

Visitation will be .2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be I p. m., Friday, March 16, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Dr. Richard D. Lobb will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
Easter Seal Society. 

Janice Elizabeth Bliss

Longevity can be attributed to many things and, in the case of Janice
Elizabeth Bliss who passed away on Tuesday, March 13,2001, faith,
amiability, and a healthy lifestyle served her well.

When the end came this week, she was more than ready because of
the rich and full life with which she was blest and the joy that she
brought to so many family, friends and strangers.

The daughter of John and Elizabeth O'Rourke, Janice Bliss was born
on July 9,1903 and was a lifelong resident of Port Huron.

She graduated from St. Stephen High School in the Class of 1922 and
was the school's oldest living graduate.

Mrs. Bliss retired from Woman's Life Insurance Society (originally
Woman's Benefit Association) in 1968, where she was employed for
more than 32 years. She was also a member of this fraternal life
insurance organization for almost 80 years. In addition to other
responsibilities while employed at the WBA, she supervised junior
activities in the Military Street office and was social director and
camp counselor at the WBA summer camp in Lakeport, when it
opened for members and their families in 1923. Janice was selected
by the Woman's Life Insurance Society from a membership of more
than 70,000 as their 1999 Member of Distinction, an honor that
surprised her but for which she was very appreciative and proud. As
a result of this recognition, Mrs. Bliss was nominated by Woman's
Life to the Michigan Fraternal Congress and the National Fraternal
Congress of Americas for their awards.

Janice Bliss was known for many positive things but perhaps some of
the more notable were her friendliness and cheerful smile, her
delicious fudge and her almost daily journey on foot from her home
near the Blue Water Bridge to and from work at the Woman's Life
offices. Janice always derived great pleasure from these walks,
because they took her through Pine Grove Park and downtown Port
Huron, both of which she loved so much.

During her younger years Janice studied elocution and dramatics
under the late Mary Iris Strout and appeared a numerous programs
and home town productions.

Always proud of her Iris heritage, she rarely missed the Port Huron
St. Patrick's Day Parade and insisted in marching in it well into her
90's.

On June 10, 1939, she married Gordon Bliss of Cass City. He died on
Oct. 28,1979.

Mrs. Bliss was preceded death by her parents, sister Grace and
Margaret, and by her brothers Mansel, Jack and Ted. Janice was the
last immediate survivor of the John O'Rourke family.

A son, retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Michael S. Bliss of Port
Huron and a daughter, Mary Lynn (Capt. H.F. "Pete;' USN Ret.)
Tahaney of Fort Gratiot survive Mrs. Bliss. She is also survived by
grandchildren Kathleen (Michael) Glenn of Burtchville Township and
Patrick (Michelle) Tahaney of Waterford; and two
great-grandchildren Christopher Joseph ("CJ") and Isabelle Grace
Tahaney. Other survivors include a- sister-in-law, Constance
O'Rourke, and nephews John and Ted (Charlotte) O'Rourke, all of
Galveston Island, Texas; nieces Jacque (Barry) Negrotto of New
Orleans Kathy (Ed) Langen of Bay City, Mary Angela (Jim) Martin
of Charlotte, N.C, Julie Abraham of Boston, and Janet (Robert)
Robinson of West Olive; nephew Jim Dunn of Jamesville, Wis.; and
numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Mrs. Bliss was an active member of the Port Huron Review No. 1,
Woman's Life Insurance Society, where she recently served as
chaplain. She was also a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church
and member of its Christian Mother's Society, life member of the
League of Catholic Women, member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary,
the Golden, Agers Club and, the Friends of Pine Grove Park.

Other volunteer activities during her lifetime included the March of
Dimes (captain of the Mother's March for many years), the American
Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Easter Seals Society and the
Port Huron and Mercy Hospital Fiestas. Most recently, Janice was a
regular attendee at the Starpath Senior Daycare, an activity that she
enjoyed very much.

A Mass of Christian Burial is 10.a.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, in St.
Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Rene Demarais as celebrant.
Burial will be in the family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visiting hours are from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.Thursday, March 15,
2001, in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A rosary will be said for
Janice by the League of Catholic Women at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or St. Clair
County Council on Aging Starpath program.

Pallbearers will be Tom Mugan, a lifelong friend, son-in-law Pete
Tahaney, grandson Pat Tahaney, and Mike Glen, and Ted Sr. and
Dennis Kearns. 

Clara E. Belt

Clara E. Belt, 62, of Clyde Township died Saturday, March 17, 2001,
in Port Huron Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in the
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. Elder Gary G. Whiting will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001..

Memorials are requested to the wishes of the family. 

James M. Miller

James M. Miller, 66, of Port Huron died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in
his home.

He was born Aug. 1, 1934 in Port Huron and was a lifelong area
resident.

He married Mary Lou Burlow on March 25,1961, in Port Huron. She
died Sept. 20,1995.

Mr. Miller was a member of Laborer's Local 463. He served in the
US. Air Force and was a member of Charles Schoor VFW Post 796
and Blue Water Aerie 3702 Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by a son, Tim Porter, and fiancé Kathleen Baird; a
daughter, Susan A. Miller; a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Porter; two
brothers, Mr. and Mrs. William (Ann) Miller of Salt Lake City and
Robert Miller of Port Huron; a sister, Margaret Day of Port Huron;
and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy James Porter.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in
the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home The Rev. Phyllis I. Hormann of St. Martin Lutheran
Church will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Leader Dogs for the Blind or the
Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

Ethelyn G. "Lyn" Radigan

Ethelyn G "Lyn" Radigan, 90, of Port Huron died Saturday, March
17,2001, in her home.

She was born Nov. 13,1910, in Marysville, Ohio. She married Walter
Radigan on March 27, 1942, in Napoleon, Ohio.

Mrs. Radigan was a member of First United Methodist Church She
was very active with the Order of the Eastern Star, both locally and in
Michigan. She was a past matron and had several other offices in the
Mystic' Chapter 58, Order of Eastern Star. She was past president of
the St. Clair County Association of Order of Eastern Star, was Star of
the Year in 1991, was a grand representative to Manitoba from
Michigan, and was a special project chairwoman with the Grand
Committee of the Eastern Star of Michigan.

She also enjoyed expressing her creativity through china painting.

She is survived by her husband, Walter; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Rodger
(Marilyn) Radigan of Fort Gratiot; three grandchildren, Lorinda. (Jeff)
Parent of Fort Gratiot, Amy (Robert) Farrell of Marysville and Ryan
Radigan and fiance Rachel Eble of Fort Gratiot; four
great-grandchildren, Chad and Brett Parent and Rachael and Robert
Farrell Jr.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in
the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. An Order of Eastern Star service
will be at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will. be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph H. Pieper II will
officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Parent, Ryan Radigan, Robert Farrell, Charles
Streeter, Mike Werner and Al Kudzia.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church. 

Frieda J. Moses

Mrs. Frieda J. Moses, 71, of Port Huron, went home to be
with her Lord on Thursday, March 15, 2001 after a short illness.

She was born March 9, 1930 in Brown City to the late Glen
and Orena Belle (Foster) Krampien and later moved to the Port
Huron Area. She married Roy Moses, February 9, 1957 in Port
Huron.

Mrs. Moses was a member of First Baptist Church of
Marysville. She enjoyed crafts, family history, gardening and spending
time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Mr. & Mrs. Barry
(Tina) Moses of Croswell and Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Kristine) Moses
of Marysville; five grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer, Melissa,
Benjamin and Molly; one brother, Mr. & Mrs. Earl (Jan) Krampien of
Port Huron; four sisters, Mr. & Mrs. Donald (Clarine) Krohn of Imlay
City, Connie Young of Burton, Mr. & Mrs. William (Gloria) Johnston
and Mr. & Mrs. Fred (Sharron) Belger all of Port Huron; and several
nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step mother, Nettie
Krampien and brother-in-law, Marvin Young.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 17,
2001, and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March
19, 2001 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend Cedric
Whitcomb of First Baptist Church of Marysville will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. Pallbearers
will be Fred Belger, Fred Belger, Jr., Don Krohn, Kevin Krohn, Earl
Krampien, William Johnston, Robert Sovereen and Douglas
Ostrander.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church
of Marysville. 

Larry Greenlaw

Larry "Popeye" Greenlaw, 53, of Fort Gratiot Township passed away
Sunday, March 18, 2001, in Port Huron Hospital after illness.

He was born to Norman and Patricia Greenlaw on Feb. 20, 1948, in
Presque Isle, Maine. He married Judy M. Mosher on Sept. 26,1967, in
Brewster, N.Y.

He was employed by Schefenacker Vision Systems in Marysville.

He loved cooking, fishing, and had a great sense of humor. Larry was
a very compassionate man, and was dearly loved by his wife, his
family and by all who knew him. He always believed in the Louie
Armstrong song, It's a Wonderful World.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Judy M. Greenlaw; his five
children, Cindy L. Greenlaw of Port Huron, Nicole L. Greenlaw of
Fort Gratiot Township, Larry Greenlaw Jr. of Port Huron, Christiane
S. Greenlaw of Port Huron, and Becky L. Greenlaw, Fort Gratiot
Township eight grandchildren, Savanna R. Greenlaw-Salgado, Jeniel
M. Greenlaw, Megan Greenlaw-Salgado, Breanna M. Greenlaw,
Paige M. Wlodarczyk, Jacob L. LaRowe, Carter L. Greenlaw, and
Austin K. Bell; two brothers, Roger Greenlaw of New Mexico and
Lenny Greenlaw of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22,2001, in the
Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. The Rev. Keith
Sparks, pastor of First Church of the Nazerene, will officiate. Burial
will follow in Lakeport Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Thomas, Robert Bell, Jerry Stein, Charles
Kott, Reno Deland, and Christiane Greenlaw.

Memorial contributions May be made in Larry's memory to the
American Cancer Society. 

Genevieve C. Dowd

Genevieve C. Dowd, 88, of Port Huron died Monday, March 19,2001,
after a long illness. 

She was born Sept. 4,1912, in Blaine, the daughter, of the late John M.
and Mary Agnes Kennedy Dowd. She was the oldest of 10 children
and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of Central Michigan University and, began her
teaching career in 1933 in a one-room schoolhouse on North River
Rd. She taught pupils in Kindergarten to eighth grade. She later
taught at the Grant and Chippewa schools and retired in
1976 after a 41-year career. 

She was always active in church ministry. She and Virginia Cox
began religious education classes for public school students for St.
Stephen Parish. She worked with youth through the Legion of Mary.

After her retirement, she coordinated the Lay Hospital Visitation
Ministry at St. Mary Parish. She remained active and involved with
these programs through St. Mary's Parish until illness prevented it.

She is survived by three sisters, Sister John Baptist, O.P., of Adrian,
Ellen (George) Bates of Carmel Valley, Calif., and Sister Margaret
Dowd, I.H.M., of Port Huron; brothers, Dennis "Pat" (Dorothy)
Dowd of Port Huron, Charles (Ethel) Dowd of Port Huron and
Joseph (Erica) Dowd of Santa Monica, Calif.; two
sister-in-laws, Joyce Dowd of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Eileen
Dowd of Denver; 33 nieces and nephews; and many great- and
great-great nieces and nephews.

Genevieve is preceded in death by her brothers, William and John
Dowd; sister, Mary Railean; and her niece, Beverly Dowd. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, in St. Mary
Catholic Church. The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski will officiate.

Burial will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001, in
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, Port Huron, and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday in
the church. A wake service will be 8 p.m, Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Newman Center Scholarship
or St. Mary Catholic Church. 

Lloyd G. Hubble

Lloyd G. Hubble, 60, of Clyde Township passed away Monday,
March 19, 2001, in his residence.

He was born to Harvey and ,Jennie Hubble, on, May 11, 1940, and
married Geraldine Singles on June 11, 1967 in Port Huron.

Lloyd was a member of Local 463. He enjoyed woodworking,
taking care of his lawn and garden, and coin collecting and collecting
sports cards.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine N. Hubble of Clyde Township;
five children, Charles Hubble of Burtchville Township,
Robin (Phillip) Wetzel of Port Huron Township, Scott Hubble of Port
Huron, Jerry Singles of Clyde Township and George (Diana) Hubble
of Fort Gratiot Township; six grandchildren: Stacie Norton, Ricky
Hubble, Nina Hubble, Charlie Hubble, Ashley Stein, and Lisa Purdue;
two sisters, Irene McKenzie of North Street and Mary (Bob)
Vanderpool of Burtchville Township; his brother, Harvey "Bud"
(Beverly) Hubble of Florida; his brother-in-law, Doug Rich of Kimball
Township; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Singles; his parents;
three sisters, Betty Jewell, Pat Gustincic and Kathy Rich; two
brothers, George and Bill Hetzer; and a brother-in-law, Gene
McKenzie.

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001, in Smith
Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh St. The Rev. David
Caswell, pastor of Northgate Bible Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday, March 21, 2001,
in the funeral home. I

Pallbearers will be Phillip Wetzel, Mark and Richard Hubble, Leonard
Jewell, John Gustincic, Duayne Rich, Jeff Vanderpool, and Harvey
McKenzie.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lloyd's memory to the
American Cancer Society or Blue Water Hospice.


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