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MARION D. COLVIN

Services for Marion Colvin, 76 of Canton Township will be held May 17 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Drex Morton officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Colvin was born Sept. 11, 1925 in Tiffin, Ohio and died May 14 in Canton Township. He was district manager for the Social Security Administration. He retired after 35 years with the administration. After retirement, he worked for General Filters in Novi. He came to the Plymouth community in the 1960s from Kalamazoo. He served in the armed services during World War II. He was a life-member of the V.F.W. in Northville. 

Survivors include wife, Bette Kozachenko-Colvin of Canton Township; daughters, Lori (Brian) Bucalo of White Lake, Nora Bauer of Lincoln Park, Lisa (Thomas) Lewandowski of Canton, and Kimberly Kozachenko of Westland; sons, Jeffrey (Suzanne) Colvin of White Lake and Frederic Bauer of Farmington; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Esther Colvin of Finlay, Ohio; and sister, Mary (James) Craven of Tuscon, Ariz.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

DIANN R. MICOL

Private services for Diann Micol, 57 of Plymouth were held at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth.

Mrs. Micol was born Sept. 18, 1944 in Highland Park and died May 13 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker. She moved to Plymouth in 1968 from Livonia. She loved gardening, cats, reading, and needlework. She and Eugene had been married for 35 years.

Survivors include husband, Eugene M. Micol of Plymouth; sons, Patrick H. (Barbara) Micol of Inkster and Eugene C. Micol of Plymouth; grandchild, Chisa Pinion of Plymouth; great-grandchild, Cattarina Pinion of Plymouth; sister, Linda Lee of Grand Rapids; two nieces; and two nephews. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

ANNA MAE MCMAHON

Services for Anna McMahon, 81, of Plymouth were held May 18 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. George Charnley officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. McMahon was born June 12, 1920 in Detroit and died May 13 in Ann Arbor. She was a former member of Patna Mission Guild, St. Mary of Redford Altar Society and Mothers Guild. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church for 24 years. 

She liked to sew and enjoyed listening to audio books and music. Dabbling in real estate and the stock market were her favorite pastimes. She was a registered nurse in a physician's office in Dearborn in the 1940s and later worked at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit and St. Mary Hospital in Livonia. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Cecilia High School in 1937 and from St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in 1940. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James L. McMahon; son, James W. McMahon; and brother, Hugh McGoldrick.

Survivors include daughter, Julie A. (James) O'Reilly of Beverly Hills; son, Dennis T. McMahon of Dearborn; daughter, Kathleen M. (George) Shea of Plymouth; daughter, M. Eileen (Jay Pease) McMahon; brother, Rev. William J. McGoldrick of Grosse Pointe; grandchildren, Kevin, Dennis, Brian, and Andrew O'Reilly, Michael and Kelly Shea, and Anne and Emily Pease.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, the American Cancer Society, 18505 W. 12 Mile, Southfield, MI 48076, or Mass offerings.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

MARY F. MOSES

Services for Mary Moses, 53, of Canton were held May 14 at Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church with the Rev. William C. Moore officiating. Burial was at Downing Cemetery in Deckerville, Mich.

Mary was born Jan. 7, 1949 in Detroit and died May 11 in Ann Arbor. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include father and mother, William (Bernice) Love of Comstock Park, Mich.; brother, Robert G. (Barbara) Love of Costa Mesa, Calif.; nephew, Andrew Love; nieces, Denise and Heather Love; dear friend, Judy Sexton; and dear friend, Donald Campbell. 

Memorial contributions may be made to U-of-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0752; Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; or Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

RUTH MARIE AUMANN SCHOCK

A memorial service for Ruth Marie Schock, 90, of Livonia, will be held June 1 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth. Mrs. Schock was born Jan. 15, 1912 in Detroit and died May 13 at The Lutheran Home-Livonia, where she became their first resident.

Mrs. Schock was one of eight children who were raised on the second floor of the parents' Aumann Bakery on Mack Avenue in Detroit. She graduated from Eastern High School. Subsequently, she earned a bachelor of arts with distinction from The City College of The City of Detroit (later known as Wayne State University), and a Life Certificate to teach in the Public Schools of Michigan.

Mrs. Schock was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Philip Bohn of Concordia Lutheran Church. Throughout several of her high school and college years she taught Sunday School at Concordia. She majored in music at The City College. As a portion of her degree requirements she frequently ushered for numerous concerts of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall. She taught in many Detroit elementary schools, vocal music classes for over 10 years, and after approximately 25 years of full-time vocal music teaching at McGregor Elementary School in Detroit, she finally retired from the Detroit Public School system. She enjoyed classical music, opera, and attending symphony orchestra concerts, particularly those DSO (Children's Symphony Concerts) which introduced her students to symphonic and classical music. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Herbert E. Schock.

Survivors include son, Dr. Charles C. Schock of Little Rock, Ark.; son, Dr. Norville H. (Shari) Schock of Plymouth; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister, Elinor Aumann Rau of Mt. Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lorenz Lutheran School, 140 Churchgrove, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Arrangements made by John Santeiu Funeral Home of Garden City and the Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth.

DEBORAH COLEMAN

A memorial service for Deborah Coleman, 45, of Canton, will be held in June. Mrs. Coleman was born Sept. 2, 1956 in Ann Arbor and died May 14 in Superior Township. 

She had attended both EMU and NMU. She worked for the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Michigan. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Plymouth and St. Paul's Cathedral Parish in Detroit and had been a former active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Marquette. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Foster Parent, VHL Family Alliance, and St. Paul's Cathedral Choir. She had a great love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family and her many friends.

Survivors include husband of 26 years, Steven Coleman; daughters, Wheatley Snow Coleman and Elizabeth Anne Coleman; son, Jesse Randall Coleman; sister, Marcia Randall Franz; and brothers, Jamie M. and Ted B. Randall.

Memorial contributions may be made to her children in her memory.

Arrangements made by Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home of Marquette.

ROLAND R. KELLY

Services for Roland Kenny, 81, of Plymouth were held May 10 at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Thomas P. Eggebeen officiating. Burial was at Acacia Park Cemetery in Beverly Hills.

Mr. Kenny was born April 18, 1921 in Sandusky, Mich. and died May 7 in Superior Township. He had resided in Plymouth for the past 30 years. He graduated from Henry Ford Trade School as a tool and die maker. He was selected out of 100 young men to attend a four year Executive Development Program at Wayne State in 1947. He completed a program at the University of Michigan in problem solving in 1957, representing the Ford Steel Division. He retired from the Steel Division at Ford Motor Company in 1964, followed by a successful career as a Manufacturers Representative. He has been a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church for 50 years. He was a member of the Masonic Order, Iron & Steel Engineers and Ford Trade School Alumni Association. He was fascinated by the internet, which enhanced his ability to track relatives world-wide and share his interest in geneology. He loved any challenge or project. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Weldon Kenny.

Survivors include wife of 62 years, Julia L. Kenny of Plymouth; son, Guy (Susan) Kenny of Plymouth; sister, Genevieve Gerstenberger of Sandusky; granddaughters, Ellen (David) Lukach of Marietta, Ga.,, Julie (Bernie) Johnsen of Denver, Colo., Emily Kenny of Plymouth, and Ellie Kenny of Plymouth; grandson, Guy Kenny of Charlevoix; great-granddaughters, Lenora Lukach, and Hannah Johnsen; great-grandson, Daniel Lukach; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o Moslem Temple Association, 434 Temple Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

JOHN F. MUSTONEN

Services for John Mustonen, 60, of Canton were held May 22 at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Canton Chapel. 

Mr. Mustonen was born Jan. 8, 1942 in Laurium, Mich. and died May 17 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He worked in parts districution for an automotive company.

He was preceded in death by Carl, William, Elizabeth Eversole and Ruth Kociba.

Survivors include wife, Nan C; sister, Carol Giacinto; brother, Bob (Dee); sister, Joyce Best; and sister, Helen (Richard) Wood.

Memorial contributions may be made to Garden City Moose, Plymouth Elk, or Motor City Hog.

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

LELAND A. FEASEL

Services for Leland Feasel, 93, of Canton, were held May 21 at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward C. Coley officiating. Burial was at Acacia Park Cemetery in Beverly Hills.

Mr. Feasel was born Aug. 27, 1908 in Newman, Ill. and died May 19 in Canton. He was the owner/operator of Lee's Frame Shop, formerly of Detroit and Redford, for over 50 years. He owned his shops until he was 84 years old. He came to the Canton community in 1990 from Detroit. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Knights Commandery. He enjoyed helping out with the Demoly and Rainbow Girls. He loved to read. He enjoyed working with cars and people. Everyone called him "Grandpa Lee." 

Survivors include children, Lee Ann Panagiotides of Canton; Charles Feasel of Florida; Julia Garris of Dearborn Heights; Al (Shelby) Fernandez of Dearborn; Carolyn (Elek) Tarkanyi of Dearborn Heights; sister, Louise Grant of Northville; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

HELEN B. SMIRNOW

Services for Helen Smirnow, 79, of Northville were held May 22 at the Casterline Funeral Home in Northville with the Rev. John Paton of Northridge Church officiating. Burial was at Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville.

Mrs. Smirnow was born Sept. 29, 1922 in Detroit and died May 17 in Livonia. She lived in Northville since 1968. She was a retired bank teller with NBD Bank. She was a member of Northridge Church. She was an amazing businesswoman. She loved her family very much, was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, George.

Survivors include husband, Nicholas Smirnow; daughters, Cheryl (Tony) Facione of Livonia, and Patti (Marvin) Lee of Walled Lake; sons, Randy (Fran) Smirnoff of Highland and Nicholas (Beverly) Smirnow, Jr. of Northville; grandchildren, Melissa, Anthony, Jason, Brian, Jessica, Heather, Andrea, Amy, and Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Ashley, Sarah, Alyssa, Grace, Joshua, Levi, Jeremy, Keith Jr., Kyra, Kate, and Kelel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association-Detroit Area Chapter, 17220 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076.

Arrangements made by Casterline Funeral Home, Inc.

THOMAS J. NAUMANN

Private services for Thomas Naumann, 57, of Canton were held. Mr. Naumann was born March 11, 1945 in Detroit and died May 20 at Oakwood Hospital. He was a salesman for a manufacturing company. 

Survivors include brother, William J. (Anne) Naumann; sister, Marjorie (John) Sherk; and several nieces and nephews.

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

THOMAS L. MATHEWS, SR.

Services for Thomas Mathews, 84, of Plymouth were held May 22 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. Doc Ortman officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Mathews was born Oct. 25, 1917 in Sugar Notch, Penn. and died May 19 in Plymouth. He had lived in Plymouth since 1940. He worked for Ford Motor Company at the Livonia Transmission Plant. He had a perfect attendance. He had been a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, Faithful Navigator and Faithful Admiral and he was a Captain of the Honor Guard. He enjoyed repairing watches and clocks.

Survivors include wife, Anna Mathews of Plymouth; daughters, Joan M. Mathews of Ann Arbor and Elaine A. (Terry) Hoffman of Dowington, Penn.; son, Thomas L. (June) Mathews of Livonia; sister, Mary C. Cavenar; grandchildren, Daniel Mathews, Michael Mathews, Samantha Mathews, Melissa Mathews, Beth Lopez, Darcy Hammonds, and Christopher Hoffman; and great-grandchildren, Breanna and Brandon Lopez.

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

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

FLORENCE H. GEDDES

Services for Florence H. Geddes, 85, of Canton were Saturday, May 25 from L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven B. Schafer of Mt. Hope Congregational Church officiating and burial at Parkview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Geddes was born Oct. 11, 1916 in Detroit and died Wednesday, May 22 at Westland Convalescent Center. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly E. (James) Hersman; son Gary A. two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband George Jr. and daughter Marilyn Laughlin.

Memorials may be sent to Odyssey Hospice, 26111 Evergeen, Ste. 303, Southfield, MI 48076.

DORIS GORDON BEERBOWER

Services for Doris Gordon Beerbower, 87, were privately held and arranged through the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home in Garden City.

Mrs. Beerbower died Friday, May 17, at Heartland Health Care Center in Dearborn Heights. She was retired from the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

Survivors include sons Gordon (Ana), Lynn (Carole) and Lee; sister Helen Emenhiser of Monroeville, Ind.; brother Wayne (Marceil) Gordon of Cecil, Ohio; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Cecil A. Beerbower in 1956.

Memorials may be made to Hospices of Henry Ford, 23000 Mack, Suite 500, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 or to a charity of choice.

SADIE LEONARD

Services for Sadie Hedwiga Leonard, 96, of Evart, formerly of Farmington were Saturday, May 25 from Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Thomas Slowinski officiating.

Mrs. Leonard was born Oct. 15, 1905 in St. Louis, Mo. and died Thursday, May 23 in Farmington. She was a sales associate in yard goods and cosmetics.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Jackson of Canton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Franklin and son, Edward.

Cremation rites were accorded.


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