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Kelly Francis

Kelly Francis, 57, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Plymouth, died July 24, 2002 after a short battle with cancer.

Mr. Francis was born March 1, 1945 in Grosse Pointe Farms and died in Mt. Pleasant. He was retired from the Wayne County Road Commission in 1986 after 20 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus in Plymouth. 

Mr. Francis is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Shannon (Rick) Ferger of Rochester Hills; son, Mike Francis of Whitmore Lake; and grandson, Hunter Ferger.

Condolences may be sent to: P.O. Box 146, Remus, MI 49340.

Susan A. Esch

Services for Susan Esch, 79, of Houghton Lake (formerly of Plymouth), were held Aug. 5 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Esch was born June 3, 1923 in Ypsilanti and died July 31 in Lansing. She was a homemaker. She came to the Houghton Lake community in 1982 from Plymouth. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Englewood, Fla., where she spent her winters. She loved to sing in the church choir. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, sister, and sister-in-law.

Mrs. Esch was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Esch.

Survivors include son, James (Gloria) Esch of Port Huron; daughter, Sandra (Norman) Helfer of Holt; son, Thomas (Rita) Esch of Roscommon; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Guy Hubbard of Ann Arbor; and sister-in-law, Jenny Hubbard of Roscommon. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Mary Wheeler Wallace

Services for Mary Wallace, 89, of Plymouth will be held Aug. 23 at the First Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Wallace was born Sept. 25, 1912 in Detroit and died July 31 in Ann Arbor. She was a homemaker. She came to the Plymouth community in 1968 from Birmingham. She was a member of the Plymouth Garden Club. She loved gardening and was an avid reader. She spent her summers on Bois Blanc Island. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her husband, Donald James Wallace.

Survivors include daughter, Jane R. (Joseph) Weber of Agoura Hills, Calif.; son, Harvey B. Wallace II of Ann Arbor; grandchildren, Jill Rehfuss (Craig) Reidel of Green Lawn, N.Y., Andrew (Tracy) Rehfuss of Carrollton, Texas, Mark (Traci) Rehfuss of Silver Lake, Ohio, Scott (Loree) Weber of Hudson, Ohio, Jessica Pritschet Wallace of Ann Arbor, and Zachary Pritschet Wallace of Ann Arbor; 12 grandchildren; sister, Margaret Joerin of Northville; and brother, Walter (Jeanette) Wheeler of Lansing. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bois Blanc Island Community Foundation, P.O. Box 907, Pointe Aux Pins, MI 49775.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Clara Truesdell Bryn

Services for Clara Bryn, 98, of Plymouth were held Aug. 6 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery.

Mrs. Bryn was born Dec. 14, 1903 in Canton and died Aug. 2 in Plymouth. She was a retired school teacher. She was a life-long resident of Plymouth. She was a member of the Womens National Farm and Garden Club, Plymouth branch since 1941. she belonged to the Dearborn Country Club and the Womens Club of Plymouth. She loved to travel and she collected antique dolls. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her life. 

Mrs. Bryn was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Truesdell; husband, Ivor Bryn; granddaughter, Sara Evans; and great-granddaughter Megan Danish.

Survivors include son, Louis (Ellen) Truesdell of Plymouth; daughter, Sally (Robert) Evans of Plymouth; grandchildren, James (Denise) Truesdell, David (Mary Ann) Truesdell, Lynn Truesdell, Robert (Lori) Evans, Michael (Catherine) Evans, Susan Evans, Cameron (Susan) Evans, and John Danish; great-grandchildren, Kathryn, John, and Melaney Truesdell; Carlie and Kayla Evans; and Evan and Nathan Danish.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, Building On Faith Foundation, 701 Church St., Plymouth, MI 48170.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Bonita L. Bixler

Services for Bonita Bixler, 56, of Canton were held Aug. 5 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. 

Mrs. Bixler was born Feb. 9, 1946 and died Aug. 3. She was employed in health care. 

Survivors include husband, Michael; daughter, Stacey (James) Johnston; son, Christopher Bixler; granddaughter, Megan; sister, Peggy Frankarr; and brother, Ronald Biddle.

Arrangements made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home.

Ross E. Hulet

Services for Ron Hulet, 78, of Livonia were held Aug. 7 at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Forsyth officiating.

Mr. Hulet was born May 6, 1924 in Pontiac and died Aug. 2 in Livonia. He was employed as an engineer. He served in the U.S. Navy. 

Survivors include son, Jon (Jo) Hulet; son, Marc (Joan) Hulet; daughter, Dee (Doug) Morrison; and son-in-law, Kevin Brown.

Arrangements made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home.

Benjamin F. Collins

Services for Benjamin Collins, 91, of Plymouth Township, were held Aug. 6 at the Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Robert Schulz of St. Michael Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington. 

Mr. Collins was born July 8, 1911 in Houston, Miss. and died Aug. 2 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia. He was a secretary treasurer for labor unions. He was a member of the Shriners and a long time Lions and Red Wings fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lillian Collins.

Survivors include sons, Chuck (Karen) Collins of Farmington Hills and James (Peg) Collins of Hamburg; grandchildren, Christie, Carrie and Charles; great-grandchildren, Daniel, McKenzie, Steven, and Brandon; and brother, William "Uncle Pit" (Lenore) Pittman of St. Clair Shores.

Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington.

Thomas G. Webber

Services for Thomas Webber, 54, of Westland were held Aug. 8 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. John Paton officiating.

Mr. Webber was born July 15, 1948 in Detroit and died Aug. 5 in Royal Oak. He owned a management consulting firm, Aviat Scoring Center, since the 1990's. He and Jan had been married for five years. He came to the Westland community in 1999 from Plymouth. He attended the North Ridge Church. He worked with the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid NASCAR fan...watching them on T.V. and also attended many races at the Michigan International Speedway. He also loved motorcycles, hang-gliding, scuba diving and boating. He also was a connoisseur of fine wines. 

Survivors include wife, Jan Webber of Westland; brother, Robert Webber of Waterford; sister, Peggy (Joe) Bishop of Grand Rapids; parents, Robert (Elizabeth) Webber of Grand Rapids; in-laws, Lou (Ann) Willoughby of Garden City; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann O'Rourke

Services for Patricia O'Rourke, 46, of Canton Township, will be held Aug. 9 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. George Charnley officiating. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Patricia was born April 27, 1956 in Dearborn and died Aug. 4 in Canton. She worked at SBC Ameritech as a manager for over 25 years. She was born and raised in Dearborn Heights. She came to the Canton community in 1980 from Dearborn Heights. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1974 and graduated with highest honors from Madonna University. She enjoyed arts and crafts, swimming and vacations. She also loved to read. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Canton, where she served on the parish counsel and taught religious education.

Survivors include parents, Frank (Joanne) O'Rourke of Dearborn Heights; sisters and brothers, Colleen (Brian) McCormick of Canton, Frank (Penny) O'Rourke of Columbia, Ind., Michael John (LaWan) O'Rourke of Dearborn, Eileen O'Rourke of Westland, and Donna Miller of New Albany, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Monastary.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Matthew A. Bruscato

Private services for Matthew A. Bruscato, 22, of Canton were held Tuesday, Aug. 13 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Internment was at St. Hedwig Cemetery.

Matthew was born June 3, 1980 in St. Clair, Mich., and died Aug. 8, 2002 in Canton. He was a student.

Matthew was the beloved son of Anthony and Sharon; grandson of Angela and the late Anthony Bruscato, Lottie Depugh, and William and Kayti Depugh; brother of Sarah and Andrew; and uncle of Charlotte.

Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Canton Chapel.

Juana Oliva

Services for Juana Oliva, 88, of Canton were held Aug. 10 at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home Canton Chapel.

Mrs. Oliva was born Aug. 28, 1913 in Cuba and died Aug. 5 at Henry Ford Hospital. She worked as a garment seamstress.

Survivors include daughter, Sadis E. (Eloy) Kitchener; grandchild, Eloy A.; and great-grandchild, Payton E.

Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

Rodney C. Kallungi

Services for Rodney Kallungi, 54, of Plymouth, were held Aug. 9 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. David W. Martin officiating. Burial was at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mr. Kallungi was born March 14, 1948 in Detroit and died Aug. 6 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was a resident of Plymouth. He graduated from Ferris State College. He was a business owner for more than 20 years. He owned Kallungi Meats in the Gratiot Center Market at Eastern Market in Detroit. There was a fire in 1995 and the business was relocated to Canton. The busines is now called the Eastern Market of Canton. 

Survivors include wife, Diana K. Kallungi of Plymouth; step-mother, Josephine Kallungi; daughter, Tracey (William) Randall of Plymouth; son, Michael Harris of Plymouth; son, Matthew Harris of Plymouth; and son-in-law, Rudolph (Pauline) Richards.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rodney C. Kallungi Memorial Fund, c/o Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Marjorie P. Sike

Services for Marjorie Sike, 79, of Dearborn were held Aug. 10 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. John J. Sullivan officiating. Burial was at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.

Mrs. Sike was born May 10, 1923 in Detroit and died Aug. 6 at the Farmington Hills Hospice Home. She was a retired child care worker. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, Orville Kincaid.

Survivors include daughters, Carol (Roy) Siders of Pittsburgh, Arlene (Don) Ringel of South Lyon, Jo (Doug) Swerc of Plymouth, and Susan (Bob) Levesque of Sioux City, Iowa; sister, Geraldine Sykes of Alabama; and grandchildren, Renee (Dennis) Haviland of Pennsylvania, Nicole Levesque of Sioux City, R.J. Levesque of Sioux City, and Michael Levesque of Sioux City.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Dyer

Services for Mary Lou Dyer, 61, of Florida (formerly of Plymouth) were held Aug. 10 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy G. Forsyth officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Dyer was born July 12, 1941 in Plymouth and died Aug. 6 in Florida. She was a technician for Lucent Technology in Orlando, Fla. She came to the Florida community in 1985 from Plymouth. She liked to travel, go to the casino and crocheting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. 

Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by her husband, James Dyer.

Survivors include children, Roy (Stephanie) Dyer of Ypsilanti, Leah Haley of Westland, and Regina Dyer of Westland; grandchildren, Rachelle, James, Tyler, Paige, Jacob and Andy; brothers, Jack (Barbara) Wall of Florida and Edward (Linda) Wall of Plymouth; sisters, Shirley Clemmons of Plymouth, Doris (Bob) Stevenson of Gladstone and Joyce (Mike) Budnick of Canton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice of Livonia.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Patrick Joseph Neill

Services for Patrick Neill, 48, of Dearborn were held Aug. 15 at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. William B. Lupfer officiating. 

Mr. Neill was born Sept. 3, 1953 in Dearborn and died Aug. 10 in Detroit. He was a certified public accountant. He came to the Monroe, Tecumseh/Clinton community in 1978 from Dearborn and Gaylord. He was a member of the Friends of the V.F.W. Slater Post in Tecumseh. He was a volunteer for the Sand Lake Fire Department. He received a bachelor degree in business from Northern Michigan University. 

Patrick was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Adamson Neill.

Survivors include daughters, Katherine Olsaver Neill, Elizabeth Joan Neill and Sarah Maureen Neill, all of Tecumseh; brothers and sisters, Michael (Mary Ann) Neill of Gainesville, Fla., Thomas (Jennifer) Neill of Dearborn and Catherine (Joseph Krauss) Neill of Plymouth; and father, Joseph T. Neill of Dearborn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harper Hospital Cardiac Care Unit.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Merlin K. Gaut

Services for Merlin Gaut, 88, of Southfield, were held Aug. 14 at the Newburg United Methodist Church in Livonia.

Mr. Gaut was born Aug. 19, 1913 and died Aug. 10. He retired in 1976 from Ford Motor Co. as a Senior Design Checker in Body Engineering. Previously he worked his way through Chrysler and General Motors, where he received his technical training. He worked in many job shops in the automotive industry. As a young man, he owned a card room and Gaut Opera House in Payne, Ohio. He also worked the farms and had a bread route. 

He was born and raised in Ohio and came to Michigan in the late 1930s. He came to Detroit in 1941 and Southfield in the late 1940s. He was one of the "founding fathers" in the City of Southfield where he served on the Civil Service Commission. He was one of the organizers of the Upper-Teens, Inc. and the Southfield Fair. He was also a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Leader and served for many years as president of the PTA at John Grace School.

He met Marjorie (a school teacher) at the Grande Ballroom; they've been married for 62 years. They lived for a short while at Waltonwoods Senior Apartments in Canton. He received a public service award from Henry Ford II for his exemplary public service and commendation from the City of Southfield for his years in public service.

In his free time he enjoyed golf, archery (he made his own arrows), shooting, boating and gardening. He was an avid trader in the stock market. The Gauts spent their retirement winters in Daytona Beach and Ft. Pierce, Fla. Mack says of his dad, "He was a great man who wasn't afraid to try anything or volunteer for any job. He enjoyed working with people, loved his family, and always had a smile on his face." 

Mr. Gaut was preceded in death by his brother, Marcell Gaut, and grandson, Micah Leyshock.

Survivors include wife, L. Marjorie Gaut of Southfield; son, Mack M. (Marilyn) Gaut of Plymouth; daughter, Marianne J. DesJardins of Southfield; daughter, Martha C. (Dennis) Leyshock of Farmington Hills; grandchildren, Martin (Tracey) Gaut, Mark (Jen) Gaut, Monica (Jeff) Darling, Deloris DesJardins, Tricia Damron, Daniel Leyshock, and Peter Leyshock; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Maribeth Elick of E. Palestine, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newburg United Methodist Church in Livonia.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Randall "Randy" L. Rowley

Services for Randy Rowley, 37, were held Aug. 15 at Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon. 

Randy was born Jan. 12, 1965 in Flint and died Aug. 11. Formerly of Flint, he moved to the South Lyon/Novi area 12 years ago. He worked for Great Lakes Pump & Supply for the past eight years. 

Randy was preceded in death by his brother, Donald and sister, Cheryl.

Survivors include wife, Michelle Rowley of South Lyon; sons, Adam Beal of Colorado and Brandon Spence of Colorado; father, Robert Rowley, brothers, Dale and Robert Rowley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Family Services, 114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341.

Arrangements made by Phillips Funeral Home.

Cecelia X. Macklin

Private services for Cecelia Macklin, 86, of Plymouth will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Macklin was born Sept. 29, 1915 in Minneapolis, Minn. and died Aug. 11 in Superior Township. She was retired from Chrysler Corporation where she worked as an executive secretary following the death of her husband, Joseph, at a young age. An avid gardener, Mrs. Macklin was known for her beautiful flowers. 

Survivors include children, Elaine (Gordon) Didier of Plymouth and Robert (Erika) Macklin of Oakland, Calif.; granddaughter, Karen (Brian Scheuffler) Macklin of Big Sky, Mont.; and sister, Irene Homiak of Albuquerque, N.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Martha Cook Building Capital Fund where Mrs. Macklin enjoyed many mother/daughter events at this historic women's residence. Contributions may be sent to The Martha Cook Building, 906 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1195.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Rodney C. Kallungi

Services for Rodney Kallungi, 54, of Plymouth, were held Aug. 9 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. David W. Martin officiating. Burial was at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mr. Kallungi was born March 14, 1948 in Detroit and died Aug. 6 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was a resident of Plymouth. He graduated from Ferris State College. He was a business owner for more than 20 years. He owned Kallungi Meats in the Gratiot Center Market at Eastern Market in Detroit. There was a fire in 1995 and the business was relocated to Canton. The busines is now called the Eastern Market of Canton. 

Survivors include wife, Diana K. Kallungi of Plymouth; step-mother, Josephine Kallungi; daughter, Tracey (William) Randall of Plymouth; son, Michael Harris of Plymouth; son, Matthew Harris of Plymouth; and son-in-law, Rudolph (Pauline) Richards.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rodney C. Kallungi Memorial Fund, c/o Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Marjorie P. Sike

Services for Marjorie Sike, 79, of Dearborn were held Aug. 10 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. John J. Sullivan officiating. Burial was at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.

Mrs. Sike was born May 10, 1923 in Detroit and died Aug. 6 at the Farmington Hills Hospice Home. She was a retired child care worker. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, Orville Kincaid.

Survivors include daughters, Carol (Roy) Siders of Pittsburgh, Arlene (Don) Ringel of South Lyon, Jo (Doug) Swerc of Plymouth, and Susan (Bob) Levesque of Sioux City, Iowa; sister, Geraldine Sykes of Alabama; and grandchildren, Renee (Dennis) Haviland of Pennsylvania, Nicole Levesque of Sioux City, R.J. Levesque of Sioux City, and Michael Levesque of Sioux City.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Dyer

Services for Mary Lou Dyer, 61, of Florida (formerly of Plymouth) were held Aug. 10 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy G. Forsyth officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Dyer was born July 12, 1941 in Plymouth and died Aug. 6 in Florida. She was a technician for Lucent Technology in Orlando, Fla. She came to the Florida community in 1985 from Plymouth. She liked to travel, go to the casino and crocheting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. 

Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by her husband, James Dyer.

Survivors include children, Roy (Stephanie) Dyer of Ypsilanti, Leah Haley of Westland, and Regina Dyer of Westland; grandchildren, Rachelle, James, Tyler, Paige, Jacob and Andy; brothers, Jack (Barbara) Wall of Florida and Edward (Linda) Wall of Plymouth; sisters, Shirley Clemmons of Plymouth, Doris (Bob) Stevenson of Gladstone and Joyce (Mike) Budnick of Canton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice of Livonia.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Patrick Joseph Neill

Services for Patrick Neill, 48, of Dearborn were held Aug. 15 at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. William B. Lupfer officiating. 

Mr. Neill was born Sept. 3, 1953 in Dearborn and died Aug. 10 in Detroit. He was a certified public accountant. He came to the Monroe, Tecumseh/Clinton community in 1978 from Dearborn and Gaylord. He was a member of the Friends of the V.F.W. Slater Post in Tecumseh. He was a volunteer for the Sand Lake Fire Department. He received a bachelor degree in business from Northern Michigan University. 

Patrick was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Adamson Neill.

Survivors include daughters, Katherine Olsaver Neill, Elizabeth Joan Neill and Sarah Maureen Neill, all of Tecumseh; brothers and sisters, Michael (Mary Ann) Neill of Gainesville, Fla., Thomas (Jennifer) Neill of Dearborn and Catherine (Joseph Krauss) Neill of Plymouth; and father, Joseph T. Neill of Dearborn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harper Hospital Cardiac Care Unit.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Merlin K. Gaut

Services for Merlin Gaut, 88, of Southfield, were held Aug. 14 at the Newburg United Methodist Church in Livonia.

Mr. Gaut was born Aug. 19, 1913 and died Aug. 10. He retired in 1976 from Ford Motor Co. as a Senior Design Checker in Body Engineering. Previously he worked his way through Chrysler and General Motors, where he received his technical training. He worked in many job shops in the automotive industry. As a young man, he owned a card room and Gaut Opera House in Payne, Ohio. He also worked the farms and had a bread route. 

He was born and raised in Ohio and came to Michigan in the late 1930s. He came to Detroit in 1941 and Southfield in the late 1940s. He was one of the "founding fathers" in the City of Southfield where he served on the Civil Service Commission. He was one of the organizers of the Upper-Teens, Inc. and the Southfield Fair. He was also a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Leader and served for many years as president of the PTA at John Grace School.

He met Marjorie (a school teacher) at the Grande Ballroom; they've been married for 62 years. They lived for a short while at Waltonwoods Senior Apartments in Canton. He received a public service award from Henry Ford II for his exemplary public service and commendation from the City of Southfield for his years in public service.

In his free time he enjoyed golf, archery (he made his own arrows), shooting, boating and gardening. He was an avid trader in the stock market. The Gauts spent their retirement winters in Daytona Beach and Ft. Pierce, Fla. Mack says of his dad, "He was a great man who wasn't afraid to try anything or volunteer for any job. He enjoyed working with people, loved his family, and always had a smile on his face." 

Mr. Gaut was preceded in death by his brother, Marcell Gaut, and grandson, Micah Leyshock.

Survivors include wife, L. Marjorie Gaut of Southfield; son, Mack M. (Marilyn) Gaut of Plymouth; daughter, Marianne J. DesJardins of Southfield; daughter, Martha C. (Dennis) Leyshock of Farmington Hills; grandchildren, Martin (Tracey) Gaut, Mark (Jen) Gaut, Monica (Jeff) Darling, Deloris DesJardins, Tricia Damron, Daniel Leyshock, and Peter Leyshock; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Maribeth Elick of E. Palestine, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newburg United Methodist Church in Livonia.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Randall "Randy" L. Rowley

Services for Randy Rowley, 37, were held Aug. 15 at Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon. 

Randy was born Jan. 12, 1965 in Flint and died Aug. 11. Formerly of Flint, he moved to the South Lyon/Novi area 12 years ago. He worked for Great Lakes Pump & Supply for the past eight years. 

Randy was preceded in death by his brother, Donald and sister, Cheryl.

Survivors include wife, Michelle Rowley of South Lyon; sons, Adam Beal of Colorado and Brandon Spence of Colorado; father, Robert Rowley, brothers, Dale and Robert Rowley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Family Services, 114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341.

Arrangements made by Phillips Funeral Home.

Jeanette A. Lamia

Services for Jeanette A. Lamia, 72, of Plymouth were held Aug. 16 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Doc Ortman officiating. Burial was at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.

Mrs. Lamia was born March 5, 1930 in Detroit and died Aug. 12 in Livonia. She was a homemaker. She came to the Plymouth community in 1986 from Redford. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. She loved to read, was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank.

Survivors include children, Frank Lamia of Atlanta, Ga., Sam (Mary Ann) Lamia of Peachtree, Ga., and Vita (Joe) Ference of Redford; grandchildren, Kelly, Frank and Joseph Lamia; sister, Jean (Gene) Puglise of Fla., Theresa Mapes of Tenn., and Eleanor Rusu of Plymouth; brother, Ronald Burns of Kalkaska; and sister-in-law, Lottie Burns.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.


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