Miscellaneous Jackson County, Michigan
Obituaries and Death Notices


First Name:
Last Name:
Robert W. Barron Sr., aged 64
died April 27, 1999

Cathryne M. Johnson
Died May 2, 1999

Elizabeth Woods Vedder, born Oct. 3, 1910
Oakland, Calif., formerly of Brooklyn 
passed away at the age of 88 on Jan. 19, 1999

Baby Donald Maurice (Bendele) Eubanks Jr.
died shortly after birth on Oct. 26, 1999

John Lucas, 79 
passed away Oct. 27, 1999

Joseph B. Kwasny, 74
died Oct. 26, 1999

Virginia (Wagner) Schaeffer, 85
died Oct. 30, 1999

Clifford Daryle McClure, 71
passed away Oct. 31, 1999

Leora Mohr
Leora B. Mohr, aged 90, of Tawas City, formerly of Brooklyn, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 in Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas.
Mrs. Mohr was a member and avid worker at the Tawas United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women and the Sewing Circle and Grace Circle, Irene Rebekah Lodge #137, the East Tawas Garden Club, the Golden Agers and the Senior Citizens.
She was a former school teacher at the Watkins School in the Brooklyn area.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence; two sons, Richard G. Mohr of Mt. Dora, Fla., and James C. (Judy) Mohr of Ann Arbor; two daughters, Janet (Richard) Ernst of Tawas City and Marilyn Richmond of Blanchard; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one sister, Ila Russell of Engadine.
Funeral services were held February 29 at Tawas United Methodist Church with the Rev. S. Joe Robertson officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, East Tawas.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tawas United Methodist Church.

Mowry Pierce Jr.
Mowry J. Pierce, Jr., 74, of Brooklyn, passed away Feb. 28, 2000 at Cedar Knoll Rest Home in Grass Lake.
He was born in Jackson on March 19, 1925, son of Mowry James Sr. and Irene (Bowser) Pierce Sr. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, owned the Brooklyn Feed Mill for 12 years, operated the Gulf and Arco gas stations in Brooklyn and Napoleon for many years, and was a retiree of Jackson Community College.
Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rose Mary (Henzie) to whom he was married April 2, 1945; daughters, Connie (Wayne) Frey, Karen Gamin, Rose Marie Pierce; son, Dennis (Beverly) Pierce; six grandchildren, Jamie (Greg) Pace, Kevin Frey, Chad Frey, Joedi (Brian) Forquer, Brandon (Danielle) Pierce and Mike Pierce; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caitlin, Andy and Alex Pace and Drake Pierce; sister, Barb (Jerry) Finch; brother, Fred (Nancy) Pierce. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Pierce, and a sister, Dottie Licking.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home in Michigan Center, with the Rev. David L. Augenstein officiating. Visitation will begin Thursday at 11 a.m. and continue until the time of the service. Military honors courtesy of the American Legion Ritual Team.

Wendy Waterman Hurst
Wendy Waterman Hurst, age 49, of Clarklake, passed away at the University of Michigan Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000.
She attended the Heart of the Lakes United Brethren in Christ Church and worked for many years at Gilbet's Restaurant in Jackson.
Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Cones; father T.O. (Donna) Waterman; brother, Craig (Cynthia) Waterman; niece, Heather; and dear friend, Alan Bell.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at Heart O' the Lakes United Brethren in Christ Church. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing.
Arrangements were entrusted to the M.G. Braun Funeral Home in Brooklyn.

Shirley Lent
Shirley J. Lent, age 80, of Brooklyn, passed away August 2, 2000.
She was born March 8, 1920, the daughter of Vern and Hazel (Millie) Kyser. On Nov. 26, 1938 she married Zenith N. Lent Sr. and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1991.
Survivors include one son, Zenith (Barbara) Lent Jr.; daughter, Sharan (Dale) Aungst; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Barbara) Kyser; and one sister Marjorie Grove, all of Brooklyn. Besides her husband, Mrs. Lent was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene.
Funeral services were held Monday at the M.G. Braun Funeral Home in Brooklyn with burial in Roseland Memorial Park, Napoleon Township.

Peter Pitock
Peter S. Pitock, age 88 years, of Onsted, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 3, 2000 at his home with his family by his side, after a short battle with cancer.
Born July 4, 1912 in Wyandotte, Mich., he was the son of Steve and Ethel (Gabor) Pitock. He had lived in the Onsted area since 1973, coming from Manchester and married the former Betty M. James on Feb. 13, 1943 in Rockwood, Mich. She preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1989. Mr. Pitock was a farmer and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills
He is survived by four sons, Peter (Dimple) Pitock Jr. of Adrian, Larry (Debbie) Pitock of Adrian, Donald (Mary) Pitock of Adrian and Tom (Debbie) Pitock of Brooklyn; one daughter, Suzanne (Jim) Collins of Pinckney; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Gratiot of Lewiston, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Michael Pitock, and by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Interment was in the Lenawee Hills Memorial Cemetery in Tecumseh.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Ruth Boyden
Ruth A. Boyden (Johns) of Jackson, formerly of Brooklyn and Napoleon, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000 at the Edmar Assisted Living Center under the loving care of Heartland Hospice and the Edmar staff.
She was born July 15, 1904 in Saginaw, Mich. to Thomas and Estell (Smith) Atkins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Atkins in 1908 and Estella Atkins Bross in 1956; her two husbands, Cyril Johns in 1962 and William Boyden in 1993. 
Surviving are one son, David (Carlene) Johns of Wolf Lake; two step-daughters, Barbara Reynolds and Margaret Krawczyk; three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Amy) Johns of Napoleon, Gary (Janet) Johns of Oxford, Mich, and Scott (Ronda) Johns of Wolf Lake; five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Thomas, Abby, Micheal and Anne; two sisters, Garnett Rhodes and Helen Fish.
She was a former Housemother at the University of Michigan and at Hillsdale College. She was a very generous person who had a great number of dear friends. She loved to cook and entertain.
As was her request, cremation has taken plance and there will be a service for the immediate family at a later date at Roseland Memoral Gardens. For those who wish, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to the Washtenaw Library for the Blind, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home in Michigan Center.

Vance Harris
Vance Thomas Harris, age 45 years, of rural Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at his home.
He was born Feb. 7, 1955 in Laredo, Texas, the son of James and June (Vaniman) Harris. He lived most of his life in the Brooklyn-Onsted area since 1969, except for some time in California and Oregon.
Mr. Harris was a graduate of Onsted High School, class of 1973. He was employed as a machine operator at Manchester Stamping and was formerly in tree reforestation in Oregon. He married the former Jackie Lynn Staley on Feb. 11, 1989 in Brooklyn and she survives.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills, a member of the National Rifle Association, a gun collector and a motorcycle enthusiast.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Kathryn Sue Harris and Jared Thomas Harris, both at home; his mother, June Vaniman of Brooklyn; his father, James Harris of Onsted; grandmother, Irene Vaniman of Brooklyn; two brothers, Mark (Cynthia) Harris of Brooklyn and Michael Harris and his friend, Ginger Turner of Adrian; and nephews and nieces, Chad, Tonya, Danielle and Jessica Harris. He was preceded in death by two brothers; James Thomas Harris and Stephen James Harris. 
Funeral services were held Saturday in the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills with the Rev. Carl Simon officiating. Interment was in St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Cemetery. Visitation was in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted where a vigil service was held Friday. A prayer service was also held at the funeral home on Saturday with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Lenawee.

Phyllis Lee Kennedy Guyer
Phyllis Lee Kennedy Guyer, age 71, of Somerset Center, died on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at her home.
Born on July 31, 1929 in Hutsonville, Illinois to Lorraine and Hazel (Swinford) Kennedy, she married Mitchell Franklin Guyer on April 13, 1952 in Hutsonville, Illinois. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2001.
After living her early life in Hutsonville, she graduated from Hutsonville High School in 1947. She studied Piano and Operatic Voice in college and enjoyed playing the piano, playing throughout her life for choirs in the churches she attended. In 1982 she moved to the Somerset Center area. For 15 years she was employed by Uhlmans as manager of the Plaza-U clothing store in Adrian, retiring in 1992. She worked on the 2000 Census, was a member of the Heart O' Lakes United Brethren Church in Brooklyn, her hobbies included golf and gardening and she enjoyed her grandsons. She is known affectionately as "Meckin" to her grandson Joey.
Surviving are one son, Steven Franklin Guyer of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Rhonda Lee Guyer Norton of Lake Somerset; three grandsons, Joey Norton, Gabriel Guyer and Justin Guyer; one twin brother, Phyllip D. Kennedy of Thayer, Illinois; two sisters, Charlotte Gould of Greencastle, Indiana and Trecy Kennedy of Arlington, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, and one sister.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Heart O' Lakes United Brethren Church in Brooklyn with Pastor Kevin Cherry officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson. Arrangements were made by the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.

Dale J. Stump
Dale J. Stump, age 72, of Brooklyn, passed away May 6, 2001 of complications following surgery. He was born June 26, 1928 in Cement City to Dale and Ruth Stump.
He resided in the Brooklyn area his entire life. Dale served in the U.S. Army as a Tank Commander during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion, Wilber-Bartlett Post in Brooklyn. He retired from Tecumseh Products in 1986 after almost 40 years of service. After his retirement, he opened Dale's Outboard Repair. He was employed at NAPA (Brooklyn Auto).
Mr. Stump was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Ruth Stump; first wife, Carole; one son, Jerry Lee; daughter, Debra Podhola; son-in-law, Kirk Podhola; sister, Edith Lightfoot; and brothers, Bill and Don Stump.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Barbara; son, Carl (Kim) Stump; daughter, Patricia (Gary) Salisbury; stepdaughters, Brenda Bowman and Sandy Dugan; granddaughters, Stephanie Stump, Ashley Salisbury, and Kylie Dugan; grandsons, Kyle Stump, and Jordan Bowles; sisters, Elsie Taylor, Marie (Gordon) Foster, Maxine Sparks, Leona (Bob) Marsh; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Stump; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
His family wishes to thank Dr. Kielhorn, Dr. John Collins, the staff at Foote and Doctors Hospitals and the many friends who were there for us in our time of need. At Dale's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his wife to help cover the vast medical expenses.

Fred S. Harsh
Fred S. Harsh, 81, passed away June 15, 2001, at the Bixby Medical Center.
Fred was born July 6, 1920 in Adrian Township, Lenawee County, to Frank Stephen and Florence Jane (Hood) Harsh. He graduated from Adrian High School and then went on to serve in the Army 82nd Airborne during World War II. Fred served as a gunner in a glider aircraft in four major battles, including Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received honors of the EAME Theater ribbon with four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct medal, Distinguished Unit badge, Bronze Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, Belgium Fourragere, and the Netherlands Orange Lanyard. On May 4, 1947, he married Hildegard F. Gursch in Adrian and she survives. Fred was a farmer all of his life. Along with his love for farming he was a licensed carpenter and worked at Bohn Aluminum. He was a member of the "Hitch Up & Go" club and he and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Florida as well as traveling all over the United States.
In addition to his loving wife Hildegard, Fred is survived by one stepdaughter, Ingrid Griffin of Connecticut; one brother, Dewey and his wife Martha Harsh of Adrian; two sisters, Beverly Potts of Adrian and Lilly Mae and her husband Richard Schook of Tecumseh; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elwyn, Leonard and Calvin Harsh.
Funeral services for Fred will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Sandy Benes officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with full military rites by the VFW #1584 Annis Fint Post. Friends may visit the family on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Fred's name may be given to the West Adrian United Church of Christ. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.

Ernest L. Lash
Ernest L. Lash, age 86 years, of Manitou Beach passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001 at his home.
He was born April 10, 1915 in Vassar, Michigan, the son of Lloyd and Blanche (Wilbur) Lash. Ernest married Hazle Fackler on Jan. 25, 1935 in Beaverton, Michigan and she passed away April 26, 2001. They had been married for over 65 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a medic. He moved to the Onsted area with his family over 50 years ago. Ernest was a farmer, a machinist for Tecumseh Products retiring in 1976, and a bus driver for Onsted Schools for over 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the Southern Michigan Coon Hunters Association.
He is survived by one daughter, Beverly (James) Pawson of Manitou Beach; three sons, Harry Lash and fiancé Darlene Day of Clark Lake, Ernest (Carol) Lash, Lloyd (Tami) Lash, all of Manitou Beach; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, several brothers and sisters and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, at the North Rome Baptist Church with Pastor Lloyd Jewett officiating. Interment of ashes was made in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home, Onsted.

Carolyn J. Mathiak
Carolyn J. Mathiak, age 65, of Brooklyn died Friday, June 15, 2001 at Foote Hospital in Jackson.
She was born on April 21, 1936 in Dearborn, MI, the daughter of Elbert L. and Stella (Swider) Fowler. Carolyn married Ronald Mathiak at Evergreen Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI, on January 30, 1954, and he survives.
Additional survivors include their children Glen Mathiak, Bob (Dorrie) Mathiak of Westland, Gregg (Marilyn) Mathiak of Plano, TX.; sisters Barbara Melke and Arlene LaPerriere, both of Westland; grandchildren Heather, Jeremy, Ryan, Sarah, Glen, Jenni, McKenna and Joshua; and great-grandchild, Michael.
Carolyn was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Brooklyn. A Celebration of Carolyn's Life was held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2001 at the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel with the Rev. Kelly D. Smith, Sr. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Arthritis Foundation or American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Joan J. McKnight
Joan J. McKnight, age 90, of Brooklyn died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
She was born May 23, 1911 the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Bronsberg) Taraszkiewicz in Jackson, MI. Joan married Leslie B. McKnight on Sept. 21, 1931 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1984.
Survivors include her son, Raymond (Patricia) McKnight and daughter, Gloria (Wayne) Buckner and sister, Rose Gron, all of Brooklyn; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her sisters Anna and Mary Jane.
Joan was a member of St. Joseph's Shrine Catholic Church (8743 US-12), Brooklyn, where a Mass of the Resurrection was held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) with the Rev. Fr. Carl Simon officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery. The Rosary Prayer was offered Sunday evening.
Arrangements were by the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel.

Lester L. Rhoads
Lester L. Rhoads, 75, of Somerset, passed away August 14, 2001.
Lester was born March 17, 1926 in North Dakota, the son of Charles and Lillian (Motschenbacker) Rhoads. He married Rosemary Baloga on June 23, 1945 in Detroit and she survives.
Lester retired in 1979 as a fireman from the Detroit Fire Department after 30 years of service. He loved fishing and the outdoors and was a past member of the Jackson Elks Lodge.
Besides his wife, Lester is survived by two sons: Larry (Brenda) of Burlington, KY, and Paul (Helene) of Cement City; two daughters, Leslie Perry of Horton, and Joann Bostwick of Jerome; grandson, Wesley (Christina) Rhoads and eight other grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three brothers, Lee, Robert, and Thomas. He was preceded indeath by one sister, Audrey.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church, Cambridge Township, with Fr. Carl Simon officiating.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to a special friend, Chief Clarence Perry, who gave so much help.
Arrangements entrusted to the Jenter and Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel.

Harry M. Earle
Harry M. Earle, 81, of Onsted, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2001 in Jackson.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, in the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills with the Rev. Father Carl Simon officiating. Interment will be made in the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Cemetery with military rtes by the Durkee-Seager Post #550, American Legion, of Onsted. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Lenawee or to the Onsted American Legion.
Arrangements are in the charge of the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.

Daniel Andrew McDaniels
Daniel Andrew McDaniels, age 72 years, of Somerset, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Foote Hospital in Jackson. Services were August 19 at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted, with cremation following.

Ward "Red" Southwell
Ward "Red" Southwell, age 88, of Napoleon passed away October 23, 2001. Red was born in Adrian, MI on February 4, 1913 to Franklin and Eliza (Stull) Southwell. He married Goldie Grubbs on May 14, 1932 in Adrian, MI and she preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1034, Irish Hills Eagles Aerie #3689, American Legion Rose City Post #0324 and Grotto Club in Jackson. Red worked for Braun-Weider and retired in 1975.
He is survived by seven children: Richard (Alberta) of Grass Lake; Chester (Dee) of Darby, MT; Franklin of North Port, FL; Larry of Gilletts Lake, MI; Patricia Todd of Gilletts Lake, MI; Dean (Myra) of Norvell, MI; David (Judy) of Norvell, MI: 27 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation was Friday at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel, and the funeral service was held there on Saturday, October 27, 2001 with the Rev. Rick Ferguson officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson.

Carrie McKnight
Carrie McKnight, age 30 of Jackson, passed away Oct. 28, 2001 at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital. Carrie was born on June 18, 1971 in Jackson to Raymond and Patricia (Bissell) McKnight. She was a member of the Westwinds Community Church in Jackson. She worked for six years at the Jackson County Sheriff prior to working for Lifeways in Jackson for the past year. Besides her parents, she is survived by her loving friend, Brad Reed; sister, Recina (Eric) Wichar of Jackson; aunts, Barbara (George) DuBois of Florida., Carole (Jack) Childs of Hanover, Gail (Ron) Childs of Concord and Gloria (Wayne) Buckner of Brooklyn. One sister, Angel McKnight preceded her in death. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westwinds Community Church or the American Cancer Society.

Helen McCullough
Helen McCullough, age 82, of Brooklyn, Michigan passed away Dec. 4, 2001. Mrs. McCullough was born on Aug. 14, 1919 in Howell, the daughter of George and Esther (Westphal) Morgan.
Helen is survived by one step-son, Gerald Eugene (Sue) Harmon of Brooklyn; one step-daughter, Joan (Alan) Timmerman of Williamston; three sons, Robert J. (Mary) Harmon of Walled Lake; Donald R. Harmon of Austin, TX; Thomas Harmon of Austin, TX; two daughters: Elaine Harmon of Dallas, TX and Carolyn Jackson of Jeffersonville, IN; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one brother, Max (Marie) Morgan of Dewitt. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Harmon, in 1971, her second husband, Quincy McCullough, in 1997; two brothers; and one granddaughter.
Visitation was Friday, December 7 at Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell.
Memorials may be made to the Brooklyn Community Chest.

Daniel Anthony Vettes
Daniel Anthony Vettes, 38 of Concord, formerly of Addison, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. Funeral arrangements are being made by Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.

Thelma I. Peters
Thelma Irene Peters, age 72 years, of Onsted, passed away Nov. 4, 2001 in Bixby Hospital, Adrian. She was born Sept. 14, 1929 in Jackson, the daughter of Dorrell I. and Mabel (Hammill) Murphy. She was a lifelong resident of Hudson, Rome Center and the Onsted area. She married Lee H. Peters on Oct. 14, 1957 at Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death June 19, 2000. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge in Onsted.
Surviving are two sons, Alfred Lee Peters of Onsted, Gordon Charles (Julia) Peters of Navarre Beach, Texas; three daughters, Brenda (Dan) Polhemus of Addison, Joyce (Joe) Bfad of Grand Rapids and Linda Kearbey of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Philip A. Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

Ruth Ann Pidgeon
Ruth Ann Pidgeon of Cement City, age 60, died Thursday, January 31, 2002 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Ruth Ann Pischel married Joseph Pidgeon on June 15, 1967 in Dearborn, Mich., and he survives.
Additional survivors include their daughters, Rosanna (Larry) McPherson and Alison Kalbarchick; five grandchildren; and brother, Paul Ketchum. Her parents preceded Ruth Ann in death.
A Celebration of Ruth Ann's life was held Monday at Heart O' The Lakes United Brethren Church with the Rev. Kevin Cherry officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Assn. with envelopes available at the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel.

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