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Rose L. Beatty

Services for Rose Beatty, 85, of Plymouth, were held Sept. 14 at Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter M. Berg officiating. 

Mrs. Beatty was born Dec. 15, 1916 in Pointe Mills, Mich. and died Sept. 10 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Beatty.

Survivors include daughters, Joyce L. Leuchtenburg of Farmington Hills and Cathie B. (Martin) Maher of Canton; son, Brent A. (Judy) Beatty of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren, Fred Battista, Rosemary Letson, Kevin Beatty, Timothy Beatty, Katherine Maher, and Elizabeth Maher; great-grandchildren, Freddie Battista, Lorna Battista, Daniel Letson, Malia Beatty, Joseph Beatty, and Chad Beatty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Michigan Affiliate Inc., 30600 Telegraph Road, Suite 2255, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 or Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
 

Genevieve R. Kappler

Services for Genevieve Kappler, 77, of Plymouth, were held privately. Mrs. Kappler was born Nov. 5, 1924 in Detroit and died Sept. 13 in Detroit. She was a bookkeeper in the clerical business.

Survivors include daughters, Sharon L. Merecki, and Janice M. (David) Weitzer; grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Julia and William; and sister, Irene Pickwick.

Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at www.griffinfuneralhome.com.

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

Mary K. Bertelsen

Services for Mary Beteelsen of Plymouth were held Sept. 16 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. John Sullivan and the Rev. Alexander Dowey O.F.M. officiating.

Mrs. Bertelsen died Sept. 11 in Plymouth Township. She was a homemaker. She came to the Plymouth community in 1984 from Delaware. She was a very active member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.. 

Mrs. Bertelsen was preceded in death by husband, James A. Bertelsen.

Survivors include children, Margaret (Steven) Hampton of Chicago, James M. of Phoenix, and Joseph A. of Boston; grandchildren, James Steven Hampton; father, John P. Dowey of Chicago; sisters, Margaret M. Frank of Berea, Ohio and Alyce M. Dowey of Chicago; brother, Fr. Alexander Dowey, O.F.M. of Brazil; and sister-in-law, Margaret M. Kennedy of Buffalo.

The family has suggested that memorials may be given to the Franciscan Missionary Union, 3140 Meramec St., St. Louis, Mo. 63118.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home. 
 

Dorothy R. Mosley

Services for Dorothy Mosley, 79, of Plymouth, will be held in Tennessee. Mrs. Mosley was born Dec. 27, 1922 in Reliance, Tenn. and died Sept. 15 in Saline. She was a homemaker. 

Mrs. Mosley came to the Plymouth community in 1986 from Tennessee. She enjoyed collecting baseball cards and antiques, was an expert quilter, and enjoyed watching baseball games. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. 

Mrs. Mosley was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Mosley.

Survivors include children, Gary (Carol) Mosley of Plymouth and John (Edel) Mosley of Plymouth; grandchildren, Matthew (Rebecca) Mosley of West Branch, Ethan Mosley of Plymouth, John Mosley of Plymouth, and Michelle; great-grandchild, Makila Mosley; and several brothers and sisters.

Local arrangements made by the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth.
 

Lyle Edward Wilcox

Lyle Wilcox, 78, died on Sept. 14. He was a veteran of World War II, receiving the Silver Battle Star and Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include wife and companion of 52 years, Catherine; children, Ann Marie, Patrick, Michael and Ronald; granddaughter, Danielle; and sister, Doris Goodyeard.

Arrangements made by Cremation Society of Michigan. 
 

Astrid Gran Pentecost Stroud

A private service will be held at a later date in Michigan for Astrid Stroud, 87, formerly of Marion and Plymouth. 

Mrs. Stroud was born Feb. 21, 1915 in Forest Lake, Mich. and died Sept. 14 in Wilmington, N.C. Mrs. Stroud retired from the State of Michigan after working in Plymouth and Mt. Pleasant. She enjoyed doing many outdoor activities in Michigan. During her later years in North Carolina, she was fond of gardening and walking. She was a great teller of humerous stories of life experiences.

Mrs. Stroud was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Pentecost and husband, Eugene Stroud.

Survivors include children, Sandra Pentecost and Randall Pentecost, both of Wilmington, N.C. and William Pentecost of Ottawa Ontario, Canada; sisters, Ruth (Clifford) Moening of Trenton and Esther LaRock of Marquette, Mich. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Konen Foundation, P.O. Box 65039, Dallas, Texas 75265 for Breast Cancer Research or to the VFW, National Headquarters, 406 W. 34 Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64111.

Arrangements made by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation services Oleander Chapel.
 

Maxine Marie King

Services for Maxine King, 70, of Plymouth will be held Sept. 20 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Bryan officiating. Burial will be at Knollwood Cemetery in Canton.

Mrs. King was born Sept. 19, 1931 in Washington, Ohio and died Sept. 17 in Superior Township. She was a homemaker. She worked in insurance claims at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for 13 years. She and Thomas had been married for 51 years. She came to the Plymouth community in 1950 from Van Wert, Ohio. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plymouth. She enjoyed playing Bingo, crocheting, cooking and baking for her family, she especially enjoyed Thanksgiving when the whole family gathered together. She enjoyed traveling to Florida. 

Survivors include husband, Thomas of Plymouth Twp.; sons, Thomas L. (Lola) King of Westland and James King of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Richard Wiler of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Carl Wiler of Oklahoma city, Okla., and George Wiler of Olympia, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.
 

John P. Denski, Jr.

John Denski, 75, of Canton, died Sept. 16 in Canton. He was born Jan. 17 in Belleville. He was an entrepreneur.

Mr. Denski was preceded in death by Kenny, Penny and Timmy.

Survivors include wife, Phyllis A.; daughters, Jeanne C. (Rick) Norskov, Mary A. (Steve) Berger, and Jody E. (Tom) Fyrbacher; sons, John P. III (Laura), Michael D., Kevin B.; two sisters; five brothers; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Floyd E. Vickery

Services for Floyd Vickert, 89, of Plymouth were held on Sept. 18 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with Mr. Royce Dickenson officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Vickery was born June 30, 1913 in Hackleberg, Ala. and died Sept. 14 in Superior Township. He was a retired foreman from General Motors Detroit Diesel Plant. He came to the Plymouth community in 1988 from Westland. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Plymouth. He loved fishing, golf and gardening. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother.

Mr. Vickery was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie; and brothers, Deuel Vickery and Fred Vickery.

Survivors include wife, Ethel of Plymouth; children, Don (Sally) Vickery of Farmington Hills and Rebecca Gross of Brighton; step-son, Donald (Joyce) Duke of Plymouth; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Loraine (Scotty) Scott of Ga., Hildred Hubbard of Fla., Autie Bowers of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Travis H. Vickery of Texas, Crockett Vickery of Ala., and Waco Vickery of Newport. 

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.
 

Harold Edward Liebetreau

Services for Harold Liebetreu, 84, of Canton, were held Sept. 19 at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Forsyth officiating.

Mr. Liebetreu was born Feb. 16, 1918 in Montpeller, Ohio and died Sept. 16 in Garden City. He was a die setter for the auto industry.

Survivors include wife, Mae; son, Robert (Okris) Boyer; son, Tom (Lizz) Beyer; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home.
 

Stella D. Schodowski

Services for Stella Schodowski, 74, of Westland will be held Sept. 21 at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home Canton Chapel with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Schodowski was born June 29, 1928 in Hamtramck and died Sept. 16 at Heartland Nursing Home in Ann Arbor. She worked as a clerk in retail.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond P. Schodowski.

Survivors include daughter, Patricia M. (Joseph) Wrobel; sister, Helen Kaun; and grandson, Stephen.

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

George Wilson Hafer

Services for George Hafer, 93, of Westland, were held Sept. 17 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom C. Hansen officiating. Burial was at United Memorial Gardens in Superior Township.

Mr. Hafer was born Sept. 4, 1909 in Claunch, Ark., and died Sept. 13 in Westland. He was an automotive factory worker and was employed by McCord Corp. for 30 years. During World War II he worked on defense contracts. He loved sports, and had played semi-professional baseball. He also enjoyed gardening. 

Survivors include dear wife of 70 years, Hattie Mae; daughter, Betty (John) Cole of Plymouth; sister, Dorothy Carpenter of Ark.; granddaughters, Linda (Dean) Choma of Livonia and Lisa (Kevin) Hille of Plymouth; grandson, John (Ruth) Cole of Ypsilanti; great-granddaughter, Rachael Hille; great-grandson, Joseph Choma; one nephew and one niece.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburg Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Margaret R. Hanson

Services for Margaret Hanson, 91, of Canton were held Sept. 24 at Old Apostolic Lutheran Church with William Scheffler officiating. Burial was at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Canton.

Mrs. Hanson, was born Jan. 21, 1911 in Highland Park and died Sept. 21 in Canton. She was a teacher of home economics in the Plymouth community at West Middle School. She came to Plymouth from Ypsilanti (Cherry Hill) in 1951. She was a member of Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.A. and Master's Degree. She was a member of the Michigan and National Education Associations. She loved working with young people and shared her cooking and sewing expertise with them unselfishly. She was highly thought of by her fellow teachers and administrators and was a valued mentor to more than one new teacher. She was generous with her ideas, had many friends, and a genuine love for her family, grandchildren, co-workers, and everyone. 

Survivors include husband of 57 years, Fred O. Hanson of Canton; son, Leon (Sandy) Hanson of Plymouth; daughters, Liisaok (Erik) Salonen of Windsor, Ont., Madeline (Eerook) Salonen of Windsor, Ont., and Nancy Hanson of Royal Oak; grandchildren, Christie Banners, Karl and Tom Hanson, Erika McArthur, Stuart, Elizabeth, Ingalis, Stefan, and Francine Salonen; sisters, Elizabeth Demel of Plymouth, Madeline (Ronald) Patrick of Mancelona, and Eleanor Johnson of Milan; and brother, Paul Lobbestael of Gladwin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Apostolic Lutheran Church or to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.
 

Herta H. Ballmert

Services for Herta Ballmert, 83, of Plymouth will be held Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. 

Mrs. Ballmert was born Nov. 21, 1918 in Germany and died Aug. 31 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker. 

Mrs. Ballmert was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ballmert.

Survivors include daughter, Brigitte (Ron) Hassert of Slidell, La.; daughter, Ingrid (Neil) Sendelbach of Plymouth; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Michigan Affiliate Inc., 30600 Telegraph Road, Suite 2255, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 or Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburg Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
 

Richard E. Schott

Services for Richard Schott, 67, of Plymouth were held Sept. 21 at St. Edith Catholic Church with the Rev. Tim Murray officiating. Burial was at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia. 

Mt. Schott was born Dec. 10, 1934 in Detroit and died Sept. 17 in Angela Hospice. He was a resident of Plymouth for the past 14 years, previously living in Livonia and the Lansing area. He graduated from Kinde High School and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. He worked for many years at State Farm Insurance, rising to the position of Divisional Claims Superintendent. He retired in 1998. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Among his many hobbies, he practiced photography and over the years he has earned many awards for his technique, including awards for hand colored black and white prints. Recently he received a first place in the beginning class from the Livonia Camera Club. His print was also voted "Photo of the Year" for the 2001-2002 season.

Mr. Schott also enjoyed fly fishing, and was a member of the Michigan Fly Fishing Club. He served as an usher at St. Edith Catholic Church, and also enjoyed cooking and sailing in his earlier years. He belonged to several insurance organizations, and was highly respected by all who knew and worked with him. He was a devoted husband for 41 years to Cheri, and raised three very successful, educated and devoted children. He valued his family ties, and wrote family histories for both sides of his family. 

Survivors incude wife, Sharon L. Schott of Plymouth; daughter, Cynthia (Kevin) Thomason of Kalamazoo; son, Edward (Vicky) Schott of Holland; son, Matthew (Patty) Schott of Kalamazoo; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburg Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
 

James Dean Keeth

James "Jim" Dean Keeth, 68, of Garden City, died Sept. 23, 2002.

Survivors include his dear companion, Marilynn McHendrick of Garden City; mother, Verne Keeth of Clare; brothers, V. Keeth of Marietta, Ga., Donald A. (Robbie) Keeth of Plymouth, Michael J. (Diane) Keeth of Plymouth; sister, Leslyn A. (Donly "Bud" Jr.) Young of Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home, Westland.
 

James Tome

Services for James Tome, 48, of Livonia, will be held Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Ellen Acton officiating. Burial is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

Mr. Tome was born Oct. 14, 1953 in Detroit and died Sept. 24 in Pontiac. He was a resident of Livonia for 16 years, previously of Plymouth. He was employed in Transmission Design with Chrysler Corporation. He graduated from Pershing High School and attended Oakland University. He loved playing and watching hockey. He made and played guitars, was a wine collector and enjoyed making his own wine.

Survivors include wife, Cindy Murphy; father and mother-in-law, David (Joan) Murphy of Camden; brothers, Louis J. (Peggy) Tome of Waterford, Robert Tome of Rochester Hills, and Dennis (Patricia) Tome of Macomb; abundant aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and many family and friends in Farmington and Farmington Hills.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Instutite, Novi Region; 41935 W. 12 Mile, Novi, MI. 48377-9939 or the American Heart Association, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, Ill. 60678-3968.

Arrangements made by Thayter-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington.

Bowen F. Gover

Services for Bowen Gover, 78, of Plymouth were held Sept. 25 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Drex Morton officiating. Burial was at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Mr. Gover was born Dec. 14, 1923 in Detroit and died Sept. 23 at the Farmington Healthcare Center. He was an engineer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

Survivors include wife, Lorraine L. Gover of Plymouth; daughter, Renee E. Tipler of Dearborn Heights; son, Keith B. Gover of Plymouth; grandsons, John and Mark Tipler; and great-grandchild, Aaliyah Tipler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Integrated Health Service, 24445 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48075.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
 

Rose Marie Venney

Services for Rose Venney, 64, of Canton were held Sept. 26 at SS Simon & Jude Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard V. Bechard officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Livonia. 

Mrs. Venney was born May 18, 1936 in Detroit and died Sept. 22 in Garden city. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include husband, John James Venney of Canton; son, Patrick Venney of Dearborn; daughter, Denise Sutton of Houghton Lake; son, Daniel (Cindy) Venney of Garden City; daughter, Mary Sample of Canton; brother, Vincent Manderachia of Plymouth; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
 

Daniel Andrew Friend

Services for Daniel Friend, 48, of Redford were held Sept. 27 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Neil D. Cowling officiating. Burial was at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens in Novi.

Mr. Friend was born Nov. 11, 1953 in Detroit and died Sept. 24 in Garden City. He was a member of Kirk of Our Savior Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Friend was preceded in death by his father and mother, George (Gertrude) Friend. 

Survivors include brother, James Friend of Ferndale; sister, Janet (John) Grand of Canton; brother, David (Jennifer) Friend of Ferndale; and niece, Natalie Grand of Canton.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
 

Robert R. Fohey

Services for Robert Fohey, 79, of Livonia were held Sept. 27 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack H. Baker officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mr. Fohey was born Aug. 9, 1923 in Detroit and died Sept. 23 in Superior Township. He worked for the Wayne County Road Commission, retiring in 1976 from Detroit Metro Airport, Operations Department. He moved to East Tawas, Mich. where he resided for 20 years. Mr. Fohey was in the Coast Guard and served in the Pacific during World War II. 

Mr. Fohey was preceded in death by his wife, Irene fohey; brother, Frances Dewayne Fohey; and brother, Donald Fohey. 

Survivors include son, Donald (Janice) Fohey of Plymouth; daughter, Christine (Russell) Reum; son, William Fohey; grandchildren, Scott and Kelly Fohey, Jason and Jeremy Swanagan, and Matt and Becky Fohey; and great-grandchild, Jordon Swanagan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Michigan Affiliate, Inc., 30600 Telegraph Road, Suite 2255, Bingham Farms, MI. 48025.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
 

Mary Louise Locascio

Services for Mary Locascio, 70, of Farmington Hills will be held Sept 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 29200 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, with the Rev. Frederick J. Kiettner officiating. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. Locascio was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Detroit and died Sept. 26 in Southfield. She had been employed by Michigan Milk Producers as a Lab Technician. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. 

Survivors include husband, Salvatore "Sam" Locascio of Farmington Hills; son, James Locascio, D.D.S. of White Lake; daughter, Jeanette (Richard) Gohl of Canton; son, Thomas (Deborah) Locascio of Commerce Township; son, Donald (Linda) Locascio of Livonia; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Heaney-Sundquist Funeral Home.
 

Cecily A. Farragher

Services for Cecila Farragher, 50, of Grand Rapids (formerly of Canton and Westland) will be held Sept. 30 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church in Canton with the Rev. C. Richard Kelly, Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Ms. Farragher was born April 2, 1942 in Detroit and died Sept. 25 in Grand Rapids, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She leaves behind her legacy in the hundreds of elementary students she taught over the years in Livonia.

Ms. Farragher was preceded in death by parents, Paul (Cecily) Farragher; and sister Paula Lannan.

Survivors include brother-in-law, Michael Lannan of Grand Rapids; nieces ("the lights of her life") Michelle (Grant) Grable of Chicago, Beth (Michael) Bouma of Grand Rapids, Colleen (Gordon) Shields of Grand Rapids, Maureen (Dave) Partlo of Grand Rapids, and Katherine Lannan of Grand Rapids; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.
 

Frances Marie Travis

Mrs. Frances Travis, 88, of Traverse City (formerly of Plymouth) died September 14, 2002 in Traverse City. Mrs. Travis was born Feb. 11, 1914 in Selma Ohio.

Mrs. Travis was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Stanley Travis; and grandchild, Jane Richardson.

Survivors include daughters, Shirley Brinks of Pueblo, Colo., Ellen Tracey of Bellaire, Mich., and Mary Parker of Pasadena, Calif; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


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