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MABIE, SYLVESTER

Greenville Independant April 9, 1891

Sylvester Mabie of Bushnell died at his home Sunday Evening at 9 o'clock of cancer of the stomach.
Submitted by Cindy Bryant

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McARTHUR, LEONA

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, December 27, 1999
Belding - Leona MC ARTHUR, 93, of Belding, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept 11, 1906, in Kalkaska, the daughter of Daniel and Mary DAVISON VIPOND. Leona taught in area country schools and later ran MC ARTHUR'S Park at Big Pine Island, retiring in 1970. She was a life member of the Order of The Eastern Star and a member of the Washington Club. On Sept. 24, 1931, she married Roy T. MC ARTHUR in South Bend, Ind. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, six sisters and three grandchildren. Leona is survived by her children and their spouses, Gwen and Dale STANTON of Belding, Charles and Kay MC ARTHUR of Gowen; six grandchildren, Todd, Wendy, Brenda, Kevin, Scott, Mischelle, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, Belding, with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Burial will be in Ashley Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alvah N. Belding Library.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McCAMBRIDGE, EARL T.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, January 16, 1999
Palm Desert, Calif. - Earl T. MC CAMBRIDGE, 70, Palm Desert, Calif., formerly of Coral, passed away Dec. 24, 1998, at Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, Calif. He was born to Stewart and Anna SNOW MC CAMBRIDGE, March 31, 1928, in Pine Township. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Palm Desert; a son, Vincent of San Francisco; and a daughter, Madeline of Seattle; two brothers, James and Mary of San Bernardino, Calif., Gerald and Loretta of Belmont; two sisters, Roger and Shirley TROUPE of Grand Haven, Rod and Pauline REYNOLDS of Greenville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bernard. Funeral services were held at Fitzhenry Funeral Home, Palm Desert Chapel, on Jan. 4, officiated by the Rev. Peter McCormick. Burial was in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McCARTHY, VERNICE G. HARDY

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Edmore - Vernice G. HARDY MC CARTHY, 86, of Edmore, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Schnepp Health Care Center in St. Louis. She has gone to be with her Lord and spirit of her beloved husband for 60 years. Vernice was born May 20, 1913, in Ionia County, the beloved adopted daughter of Claude and Blanche GRAY HARDY. She was a graduate of Edmore High School. On Feb. 29, 1936, she became the beautiful bride of John H. MC CARTHY. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in 1996. She was a member of the First Church of God and the Edmore Senior Citizens and retired from General Electric after more than 20 years of service. She is survived by her four children, John C. MC CARTHY of Marine City, Jan B. THIEL of DeWitt, Jean P. and his wife, Carolyn, MC CARTHY of Yakima, Wash., Ronald B. MC CARTHY of Edmore; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. MC CARTHY will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Stebbins-McCullough Funeral Chapel, Edmore. Interment will be in Decker Cemetery in Mecosta County. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McCLAIN, MAC

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Lakeview - Mac MC CLAIN, 51, of Coral, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital, Greenville, after extended illness with juvenile diabetes and was awaiting a kidney transplant. Mr. MC CLAIN was a high school graduate of Selma, Ind., and served as class president in 1966. He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Sparta. Surviving are his wife Connie JOHNSON MC CLAIN, whom he married April 13, 1996, in Muncie, Ind.; one son, Ben GORDON of Coral; his parents, John and Nancy MC CLAIN of Muncie, Ind.; one sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Larry Brown of Muncie, Ind.; two nephews, Jason and Aaron RIDGE, and one niece, Amy RIDGE, all of Muncie, Ind.; and two aunts, Gertrude JOHNSON of Arizona and Mildred Stephens of Muncie, Ind. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Youngman-McCullough Chapel, Lakeview, with Pastor Charles Fullmer officiating. Interment will be in Amble Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lions Service Foundation of Michigan.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McCONKEY, ROLLO V.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, April 14, 1999
Greenville - Rollo V. MC CONKEY, 87, Gowen, passed away Tuesday morning, April 13, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital, Greenville. He was born Aug. 14, 1911, at Butler, Ind., the son of Charles and Vera MILLER MC CONKEY. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Rollo fought in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired from Extruded Metals, Belding, and was a life member of Lester J. Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065, Sheridan. He is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Ella MC QUEEN of California, Helen MC CONKEY of Belding, Mary and Ernie MILLER Jr. of Gowen, Carol and Paul HUEY of Stanton; his former wife, Jenny MC CONKEY of Greenville; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lois; three grandsons, Gordon MC QUEEN Jr. in 1978, Robert REHKOPF in 1987 and Ernie MILLER III in 1988. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Grenville, with the Rev. Carl Gruno officiating. Burial will be East Montcalm Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by Lester J. Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065 Honor Guard. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McCONNELL, MARION J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, January 12, 1999
Belding - Marion J. MC CONNELL, 79, Belding, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Heartland Health Care Center, Ionia. She was born June 18, 1918, in Belding, to Robert B. and Martha A. BROWN MC CONNELL. Although Marion was mentally impaired, she was always smiling. She loved animals, babies and people in general. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers and sisters, Elwood, Arthur, Lillian, Beatrice, Esther and Robert. Funeral and committal services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, Belding, with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Interment will be in River Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alvah N. Belding Library.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McCORMICK, WILLIAM A.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, August 21, 1999
Belding - William A. MC CORMICK, 75, of Belding, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Metron of Belding. William was born on July 16, 1924, in Ward, W.Va., to Edward and Mabel COOPER MC CORMICK. He worked as an insurance salesman during his working years. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David MC CORMICK; and one grandson, David Michael MC CORMICK. William is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Jerry CONRAD of Taylor; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rose MC CORMICK of Rockwood; and one sister, Reba KLINGINSMITH of Brownstown. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. The family is being served by Johnson Funeral Home, Belding.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McCURDY, PATRICIA A.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, November 23, 1999
Greenville - Patricia A. MC CURDY, 61, of Greenville, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, 1999, at Spectrum Health East Campus, East Grand Rapids. The daughter of Arthur and Mamie LACEY KLINE, she was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Battle Creek. Pat was employed as an administrative assistant with the Dick Brandstatter Royal Alliance Stock Brokerage in Grand Rapids, and had worked at the Greenville Country Club. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Belding, was active in league bowling, and enjoyed water and snow skiing, shooting skeet and trap and fishing. She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Arthur J. KLINE; an infant son, Wesley Charles MC CURDY; and one daughter, Cynthia MC CURDY-SEIBERT, in August of 1998. Surviving are her mother, Mamie of Virginia; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael MC CURDY of Greenville, Jeffrey MC CURDY of Casnovia, Joseph and Dawn MC CURDY of Greenville; one sister, Norma Jean GILMER of Virginai; seven half brothers and sisters, Penny RYAN of Battle Creek, Alan KLINE of Tennessee, Barb GRAFF of Maryland, Mary MC COY of Florida, Richard E. LACEY of Ohio, William R. BUTLER, Arthur J. BUTLER, both of Virginia; her former husband, William B. MC CURDY of Greenville; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones, of First Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to the services.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McDONALD, JEAN ELIZABETH BAYLIS

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, April 28, 1999
Venice, Fla. - Jean Elizabeth BAYLIS MC DONALD, wife of William "Mac" Carlton MC DONALD, died Monday, April 26, 1999, in Venice, Fla. She was born June 30, 1914, in Ithaca, the daughter of F. Ray and Jessie BAYLIS. Jean worked at The Daily News and Chapter III in Greenville. Her husband retired from Federal-Mogul, Greenville. They had made their home in Florida for a number of years. Jean is dearly remembered by one sister, Nancy (Mrs. Curt) BRADLEY of Greenville; three brothers, Dick BAYLIS of North Hollywood, Calif., Ross BAYLIS of Traverse City, Joe BAYLIS of Menlo, Calif.; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Nels (Kay) SORENSEN, also of Greenville. No plans for services are known at this time.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McDONALD, MARY E.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, March 25, 1999
Charlevoix - Mary E. MC DONALD, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home, Charlevoix, on her 91st birthday. Mary was born March 23, 1908, on Beaver Island, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth GREEN GALLAGHER. She married John C. "Mac" MC DONALD on Oct. 26, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1986. Mary also was preceded in death by two sons, Andrew Norman, in 1935, and John C. MC DONALD, in 1998. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Charlevoix. Mary is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Sally MC DONALD; one grandson and his wife, Scott and Karen MC DONALD, their children, Nicole and Mitchell, all of Greenville; one daughter-in-law, Virginia MC DONALD, her three children and grandchildren; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John GALLAGHER of Charlevoix, Daniel and Shirley GALLAGHER of Florida; two sisters, Elizabeth WILMOT of California, Marguerite SMITH of Charlevoix; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at noon at St. Mary's Church, Charlevoix, with the Rev. Thomas Neis as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Charlevoix. Friends may call today from 3 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with rosary being recited at 8, at Winchester Funeral Home, 209 State St., Charlevoix. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Building Fund or Boulder Park Terrace Activities Fund.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McGRATH, ELIZABETH "BETTY" JANE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, July 31, 1999
Crystal - Elizabeth "Betty" Jane MC GRATH, 77, of Crystal, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the Wilcox Health Care Center, Alma. She was born March 19, 1922, in Detroit, to Roy and Blanche THOMPSON MILLER. She married Edward MC GRATH in Detroit on Oct. 3, 1942. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Carson City, a former member of St. Mary's Altar Society, and a member of the Lester J. Sitts V.F.W. Post 5065 Auxiliary, Sheridan. She loved her family, her friends and her bingo. She is survived by her husband, Edward MC GRATH of Crystal; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert and Betty MC GRATH of Minneapolis, Davis MC GRATH of Boulder, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and John RATLIFF of Flowermound, Texas; three grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Myrtie Mae MILLER of Crystal. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Blanche MILLER. Cremation has taken place, and a memorial mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Carson City, with Father William Reitz officiating. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Monday with the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal. Memorials may be made to Sheridan Lion's Club to be sent to "Welcome Home for the Blind". Arrangements were made by the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McKAY, McKINLEY M. "MAC"

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, March 8, 1999
Sheridan - McKinley M. "Mac" MC KAY, 88, 130 Fargo St., Sheridan, passed away Friday, March 5, 1999, at Sheridan Community Hospital, Sheridan. He was born April 18, 1920, in Hart, the son of Daniel and Christina MC KINNON MC KAY. He married Alta L. WRIGHT on June 20, 1936, in Hart. She preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1998. Mr. MC KAY was a longtime resident of the Sheridan area and a member of Sheridan Congregational Church. He is survived by one daughter, Sandra K. ALONSO of Louisville, Ky.; one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kathy MC KAY of Milwaukee, Wis.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Stebbins & Simpson Funeral Home, Sheridan, with the Rev. Bill Belko officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sheridan. Visitation will be today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial considerations to Sheridan Congregational Church.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McKINLEY, MARGARET "PEG" MARIE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, November 29, 1999
Carson City - Margaret "Peg" Marie MC KINLEY, 84, of Carson City, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at her home. She was born March 23, 1915, in Crookston, Minn., to Benjamin and Josephine TIEDMAN MILLER. She married L. F. MC KINLEY on June 14, 1941, at the United Methodist Church, Sturgis. She was a member of, and very active with, the United Methodist Church, Carson City. She was the chairman of the board of the Carson City Hospital, retiring in 1997. She was an American Red Cross volunteer for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Carson City, Carson City Garden Club and the Carson City Art Club. She was on the Carson City Library Board. She was a co-owner of McKinley Trucking until 1978 when she sold the business to her son, Phil. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Phil and Karen MC KINLEY, Paul and Layne MC KINLEY, all of Carson City; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Bob SMITH of Dexter; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Bernard BROWN of Ann Arbor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Josephine MILLER, and her husband, L.F. MC KINLEY. Funeral services were 11 a.m. today at United Methodist Church, Carson City, with the Rev. Jodie Flessner officiating. Memorials may be made to the Carson City Home Hospice. Arrangements were handled by Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McMILLAN, STEVEN DOUGLAS

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, June 15, 1999
Greenville - Steven Douglas MC MILLAN, 31, formerly of Greenville, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, June 13, 1999, in Elk Township, Lake County, from injuries in an automobile accident. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Dick HUMPHREY; his father and stepmother, William and Lillie MC MILLAN; one daughter, Brandi; one brother, William MC MILLAN II; one sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Donald ROSE; his grandparents, Charles and Rosemary MILLER, and Mildred MC MILLAN. Private family services will take place at a later date. Arrangements were handled by the Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McNAMARA, MARGARET H.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, January 13, 1999
St. Ignace - Margaret H. MC NAMARA, 80, St. Ignace and Petoskey, died Monday evening, Jan. 11, 1999, at Northern Michigan Hospital. She was born April 24, 1918, in Flint and granduated from high school there. She also was a graduate of Michigan State College (now University) with a bachelor of science in home management. She was a longtime member of United Methodist Church, St. Ignace, and formerly a member of the Presbyterian Church. She taught school for some time and also was a substitute teacher. Shw was a member of Mackinac County Board of Commissioners for several years and very active in Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity at Michigan State College and an active gardener. She was awarded the Mother's Eagle Scout Award when her son, Michael, became an Eagle Scout. She enjoyed Thursday evening outings at the now famous Pout-Haus in St. Ignace. She also helped with her husband's law practice in later years. She married Edward G. MC NAMARA Jr. on July 5, 1941, in Flint. They lived at Fort Knox while he served in the U.S. Army before going overseas. He survives along with one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kay ERLANGER-MC NAMARA of Greenville; one sistr, Emily KREGER of Flint. She was preceded in death by one brother, George HAMMOND; one sister, Ruth BROERSMA; and her parents, John MC CANN and Emily Louise WELLES HAMMOND. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, St. Ignace, with the Rev. John Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McNAUGHTON, LEWIS J. JR.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, November 22, 1999
Belding - Lewis J. MC NAUGHTON Jr., 85, of Orleans, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999 at Heartland Health Care Center, Ionia. He was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Lowell, the son of Lewis Sr. and Rose WOOD MC NAUGHTON. During his working years he became superintendent of mails in the Lansing Post Office and later became postmaster of Grand Rapids. Prior to his retirement in 1971, he oversaw 639 Michigan post offices and eight sectional centers. Upon retirement he was the Michigan district manager for the United States Postal Service. Lewis also was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Wacousta-DeWitt Lodge 359 F&AM. He was active in local governmental issues and served as president of the Valley Farms School Board in Clinton County. In later years, he resided in Orleans and Zephyrhills, Fla. He was married June 19, 1937, in Belding, to Madelene B. CURRIE. She survives with their children, LeAnn L. and Bruce SCHUCK of Chester Springs, Pa., Shanna M. and Arthur ENGLISH of Barnesville, Ga., John S. and Anna MC NAUGHTON of Independence, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Connie MC NAUGHTON of Stillwell, Kan.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lewis J. MC NAUGHTON III, in 1999; one brother, Willis; and one sister, Janet GREEN. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Belding. Interment will be in River Ridge Cemetery. Masonic services will be 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation will be Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the Shriners. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McNEIL, FRED R.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, November 8, 1999
Rockford - Fred R. MC NEIL, 74, of Kentwood, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 1999. Mr. MC NEIL is survived by his wife, Dorothy, whom he married Aug. 24, 1946; his children, Mary HOWELL and her special friend, Clayton MOULTER, Patricia and Rick ACKLEY, Joseph and Darlene MC NEIL, Linda and Larry LARSON, Kathy and Sam CILUFFO, Irene and Kenneth BRILES, Sharon and Raymond HAVEN, Michael MC NEIL, David MC NEIL and Rosemary MC NEIL; and 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Crystal Lynn CILUFFO. The Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, with the Rev. Louis L. Anderson as celebrant. Interment will be in Rockford Cemetery. Friends may celebrate Mr. McNeil's life with his family today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. The rosary will be prayed Tuesday evening at 8:30. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Crystal Lynn Ciluffo Scholarship Fund.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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McROBERTS, ALFRED L.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, November 27, 1999
Belding - Alfred L. MC ROBERTS, 85, Belding, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Metron of Belding. He was born April 15, 1914, in Midland, the son of David and Cassie MARSH MC ROBERTS. He was married May 2, 1952, in Reno, Nev., to Celia R. TRIM, who preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 1995. Alfred is survived by his children, Theresa and Martin HALIK III, Maurice THOMAS, Earl THOMAS of Belding, David MC ROBERTS of Crystal; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. Funeral services are Monday at 6 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Belding, with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Otisco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Metron of Belding - Resident Activities Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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MAIN, CHARLES E.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, November 22, 1999
Sturgis - Charles E. MAIN, 84, of S. Baldwin Street, Greenville, formerly of Sturgis, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 20, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Greenville. The son of George and Ethel NILES MAIN, he was born June 28, 1914, in Sturgis, where he lived most of his life until moving to Greenville two years ago. A 1933 graduate of Sturgis High School, he was a co-owner of Wood Products Co. in Burr Oak for more than 20 years, retiring in 1983. Prior to that, Charles had worked for the Huntley-VanBuren Furniture Co. in Sturgis. On July 17, 1937, in Sturgis, he married the former Lucile HOOVER. He had a true love of flying, being a private pilot, owning his own aircraft, built model airplanes, attended numerous air shows, and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Lucile MAIN; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John BROWN of Greenville; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Nelva Jean MAIN of Batavia, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Tracey BROWN, Troy and Beth BROWN, Eric BROWN, Timthy CLINCH, Corey CLINCH, Jason MAIN and Ryan MAIN; one great-grandchild, Elizabeth MAIN; and three cousins, Harold FROHRIEP of Sturgis, Mary HERL of Angola, Ind., and Nancy DONOVAN of Kalamazoo. Funeral services celebrating the life of Charles E. Main will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hackman-Foglesong Funeral Home, Sturgis. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis. Envelopes for memorial contributiions to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society or the Michigan Parkinson Foundation are available at the Hackman-Foglesong Funeral Home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Local arrangements were handled by Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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MAJINSKA, MAUDALINE J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, April 2, 1999
Lake Odessa - Maudaline J. MAJINSKA, 81, Standish, formerly of Lake Odessa, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 31, 1999. She was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Lake Odessa, the daughter of George and Susie TRUMPOWER RATHBUN. She married Joseph MAJINSKA on March 2, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1982. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Alter Rosary Society, Rural Mothers Study Club, and Farmers Union. She is survived by her sons, Richard and Elizabeth MAJINSKA of McMillan, Joe Jr. and Debra MAJINSKA of Eagle, George and Susan MAJINSKA of Lowell; daughters, Matha STURM of Lyons, Mary and Ron BERGERON of Standish, Jane and Kenneth GASPER of Belding; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Maxine MC LEOD; brothers, Maurice and Maxwell RATHBUN; a granddaughter and great-grandson. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Edward Catholic Church, Lake Odessa, with the Rev. Tom Boufford celebrating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Koops Funeral Home, Lake Odessa, and from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church. A vigil will be prayed at 7 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Edward's Building Fund or St. Edward's Youth Center.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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MANGUS, MAX ALBERT

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, September 17, 1999
Edmore - Max Albert MANGUS, 54, of Edmore, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Laurels of Mount Pleasant. He was born Nov. 11, 1944, in Carson City, the son of Charles and Elsie CURTIS MANGUS. He is survived by his stepfather, Basil ERVIN of Blanchard; three sisters, Dolly and husband, Phil MARCOTTE of Blanchard, Brenda MANGUS of Weidman, Pam and husband, Jay FRUTOS of Lansing; one brother, Basil and wife, Ronda ERVIN Jr. of Blanchard; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles MANGUS and his mother, Elsie CURTIS MANGUS. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Stebbins-McCullough Funeral Chapel, Edmore, with the Rev. Joseph LaParo officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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MAPES, GERALD E.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, December 7, 1999
St. Louis - Gerald E. MAPES, 56, of Ithaca, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Carson City Hospital. He was born May 3, 1943, in St. Louis, the son of Elmer Ellsworth and Jessie Emily PETRO MAPES. He graduated from St. Louis High School with the class of 1961 and resided in Gratiot County most of his life. He was in banking for 30 years, a cattle farmer, Realtor and currently the proprietor of the Dollar Plus Store in Ithaca. He was a member of St. Louis Church of Christ, Montcalm County 4-H, Gratiot County Sheriff Posse, Michigan Bank Association and the Michigan Simmental Association. He was married to Sally MAPES on June 8, 1963, in St. Louis. He is survived by his wife, Sally MOORE of Ithaca; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Philip and Corine MAPES of Six Lakes, Matthew MAPES of Ithaca and his fiancee Michele WEILAND of Butler, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gerald RUSSELL of Six Lakes; and four grandchildren, Amber Jo, Michael and Meggan MAPES and Zachary RUSSELL. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Alward-Carter Funeral Home, St. Louis, with the Rev. Keith J. Wise officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ithaca. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. with the family present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to charity of the donor's choice.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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MAREK, HENRY LEROY

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, May 8, 1999
Lakeview - Henry LeRoy MAREK, 48, Lakeview, passed away Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1950, in Rodney, to Henry and Opal FICK MAREK. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed by Sub-Surface Construction Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary MAREK; sister, Mary EDSEL, companion, Janet KELLER; and his parents. Mr. MAREK is survived by his daughter, Kristy MAREK-CHAPMAN of Cedar Springs; son, Marty LeRoy MAREK of Belding; two granddaughters, Lacey, Klesa; four brothers, Larry MAREK of Paris, Gene MAREK of Altona, James MAREK of Big Rapids, Faye MAREK of Grand Rapids; three sisters, Jannie DEXTER of Six Lakes, Sally HOFFMAN of Six Lakes, Peggy HOAGLIN of Lakeview. Funeral services for Mr. MAREK will be Monday at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church in Six Lakes. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Youngman-McCullough Funeral Chapel, Lakeview. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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MARKS, JANET K.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, July 26, 1999
Greenville - Janet K. MARKS, 61, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Metron of Big Rapids. She was born July 3, 1938, in Greenville, the daughter of Donald A. and Wanda L. TULLY SAGE. Janet was a cook for 27 years at United Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie; her brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Joyce SAGE of Greenville; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. There will be no visitations. Arrangements are by the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville.
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MARLIN, DAVID E.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, September 2, 1999
Greenville - David E. MARLIN, 61, of Greenville, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 1999. He was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Greenville, the son of Carl H. and Jeanette Margaret SMITH MARLIN. He was a minister and member at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and was currently employed at C-Tec Cable. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; his mother, Margaret MARLIN of Englewood, Fla.; his son and daughter-in-law, David Alan and Jessica MARLIN of South Haven; his daughters and sons-in-law, Terri HAYDEN, Tami and Terry BRUNING, Tonda and Gregory HERD, all of Greenville, Trena and Steve ZAK of Twin Lakes; six grandchildren, Jade and Elijah ZAK, Gabriel BRUNING, Rachel and William HERD, Eden MARLIN; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Sharon MARLIN of Greenville, Gary and Jane MARLIN of Englewood, Fla.; his sisters and brother-in-law, Jeanette KENT of Greenville, Judy and Alan STAHL of Englewood, Fla. Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with Larry Abel Sr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in David's name to the Kingdom Hall. Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville.
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MARTELL, FLOYD E.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, November 19, 1999
Greenville - Floyd E. MARTELL, 84, of Trufant, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Kelsey Memorial Hospital, Lakeview. He was born in Grand Rapids on Nov. 15, 1915, the son of Charles H. and Adelaide A. HANCOCK MARTELL. He was a graduate of Grand Rapids Central High School and received his music education in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., and Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. He taught music for many years in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Bay City and Grand Rapids. Floyd moved to Trufant in 1950, where he taught music in many schools in the Montcalm County area. He was a life member of the Trufant Lodge F. & A.M and was active in the music field entertaining people with talent shows, parties and receptions, playing with the Rhythm Stylists Trio. For many years he helped with the talent shows in the Greenville Danish Festival and also in the Firemans Ball in Trufant. On Aug. 12, 1947, in South Bend, Ind., he married Connie T. VAN SPRANGE of Grand Rapids and for the past 62 years they have played and taught much music together for many students. Together they owned and taught music at the Martell Music Store in Greenville with Floyd retiring in 1979. Surviving are his wife, Connie; their daughters and sons-in-law, Adele and Gordon MELLEMA of Trufant, Mila and Darwin JENSEN of Sheridan; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Nellie VAN SPRANGE, Leonard and Trudy VAN SPRANGE, Sally GROOT and Ann MARTIN PAAUWE, all of Grand Rapids, and Joann BROUWER of Hudsonville. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford, Vern and Carl MARTELL. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Kurt Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Trufant Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Trufant.
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MARTIN, BERTHA M.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, November 5, 1999
Greenville - Bertha M. MARTIN, 88, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, Oct 17, 1999, at Heather Hills Nursing Center, Grand Rapids. The daughter of Donald and Marion DEWEY STEVENS, she was born Jan 11, 1911, in Greenville. Mrs. MARTIN was a former member of the First United Methodist Church, Greenville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles W. MARTIN, on Dec. 8, 1997; one brother, Frank STEVENS; and one sister-in-law, Betty STEVENS. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn J. and Vern PHELPS of Grand Rapids; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Charles R. and Jacquelyne MARTIN of Montague, Dr. Bruce W. and Judy MARTIN of Saginaw, Thomas S. and Beth MARTIN of Denver, Colo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Wendy STEVENS of Lansing, Harold and Gertrude STEVENS of Omaha, Neb.; one sister and brother-in-law, Betsy and Bert PACKER of Dorr; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Harry R. Johnson of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids. The Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family.
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MARTIN, CHARLES H.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, July 12, 1999
Greenville - Charles H. MARTIN, 85, Greenville, passed away Sunday, July 11, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1913, in Greenville, the son of Allen and Gertrude WELLS MARTIN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, on July 23, 1990. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Alice M. BAKER, Kay and Pete HORTON, all of Greenville, Diana HILLIKER of Raeford, N.C., son, Raymond A. MARTIN of Grand Rapids; five grandchildren and spouses, Gary and Betty HORTON, William and Cathy HORTON, Charles and Laura BAKER, all of Greenville, Jerry and Miki HORTON of Grand Rapids, Sherri and Robert LEMON of Bangor, eight great-grandchildren; and his sister, Lenore ROGERS of Greenville. Private graveside services will take place at East Montcalm Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' name to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the Marshall Funeral Home, where arrangements are being handled.
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MARTIN, HOUGHTON J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, January 5, 1999
Greenville - Houghton James "Hoot" MARTIN, 88, Alma, passed away early Friday morning, Jan. 1, 1999, at Michigan Masonic Home, Alma. He was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Yale, the son of Robert Gray and Sarah Jane HOUGHTON MARTIN. Hoot worked as a fabric and color specialist, beginning in the mills at Yale, then with Kaiser Frazier in Ypsilanti, and retiring from the Ford Motor Co. in the 1970s. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, a member of the Shriners in Dearborn, and the High-Ten Club of Leesburg, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Helen BURNS. In 1936 he married Eva Lenore KING. She preceded him in death in 1961. He is survived by four sisters, Margaret Ruth CORRELL, Beatrice May BROGGE, Lois Louise DILL, Joyce Alma WILLIAMSON; his children, Dr. Annette MARTIN of Brighton, Richard James and Marilyn MARTIN of Corpus Christi, Texas; his grandchilddren, Christine Elizabeth POE and Danielle Rene MARTIN; his great-grandchildren, Sean MARTIN and Shana Elizabeth POE. In 1962 he married Marian Beatrice LOWE KOLLGAARD. She preceded him in death in 1988. He is also survived by her children, Pamela Rae and John ROGERS, Kristen LOWE and Darren STRAKA; her grandchildren, Sean Michael O'NEIL, Jessica LANE and Ericka Rae STRAKA. In 1988 he married Lorna HELFER. She survives along with her children, Leland and Delores HELFER of Alma, Nancy and Gene LA CROIX of Jenison. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Michigan Masonic Home chapel, Alma, with the Rev. Harold Prong officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti. Contributions in Hoot's memory may be directed to your local Shriners Burn Center. The Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family.
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MARTIN, MARIE A.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, January 13, 1999
Crystal - Marie A. MARTIN, 87, Vickeryville, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at her home in rural Vickeryville. She was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Vickeryville, to Vern H. and Nellie BLACKMER ARNTZ. She was a member of Vickeryville United Methodist Church, the Creative Art Guild of Alma and Carson City Art Club. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jenny MARTIN of Great Falls, Mont.; one daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Thomas TODD of Middleton; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elaine BRAGGER of Ormand Beach, Fla.; and one sister-in-law, Doris ARNTZ of Vickeryville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leo, in 1988; one granddaughter, two brothers and a twin sister. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal, with the Rev. Larry Nalett and Karl Ralph officiating. Interment will be in Bloomer Cemetery, Carson City. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Vickeryville United Methodist Church.
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MARTIN, PHILLIP A.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, July 21, 1998
Lakeview - Phillip A. MARTIN, 66, passed away Monday, July 20, 1998, with his family beside him. He was born Aug. 8, 1931, in Greenville, the son of Robert and Beryl PARKER MARTIN. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; one sister, Marjorie DANN; and one stepson, Kevin JOHN. Phil is survived by his wife, Marcia; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela A. and David MATHEWS of Harper Woods, Shelley L. and Matt YESTER of Cathedral City, Calif., Lori L. and Leonard KROFEWSKI of Roseville; one stepdaughter and her husband, Michelle and Thomas TOBEY of North Las Vegas, Nev.; his mother, Beryl MARTIN of Greenville; two sisters, Helen BURNS of Gowen, Sue HOYE of Greenville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Francis EDING, Gordon and Marilyn WASSINK, Harold and Evelyn WASSINK, Lauren and Leona WASSINK, Ernie and Janice DE JONGE, all from the Holland area; many friends and relatives. Phillip served in the United States Army in Korea. He joined the Michigan State Police in 1956, retiring in 1979 as sergeant. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, post commander of the Hough-Pontius Post 3701 for three years, and a member of the American Legion in Greenville. Phil was a baptized member of Resurrection Life Church, Grandville. Funeral services will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Youngman-McCullough Chapel, Lakeview. Friends may call Thursday prior to services from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Coalition of Michigan.
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MARTIN, PHYLLIS JEAN

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, December 6, 1999
Perry - Phyllis Jean MARTIN, 67, of Perry, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. She was born on July 22, 1932, in Greenville, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel SHURLOW WITTKOP. She graduated from Greenville High School and was a member of the Rebeccas. She worked as a beautician and was owner/operator of Phyllis's Beauty Shop. For most of her life she resided in the Perry area. On July 22, 1951, in Greenville, she married Elton Josiah "Joe" MARTIN. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1982. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Rochelle of Addison; two daughters, Brenda LAIRD of Brighton, Susan MARTIN and her fiance, Richard MOORE, of Howell; her fiance, Ronald CRAMER of Perry; four grandchildren, Dr. Heather CRAIG LAIRD-FICK, Todd WILSON and finacee Holly BROWN, Justin MARTIN and fiancee, Alexis MULLEN, Mia MARTIN; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Barbara of Greenville, Eldon and Lynda of Port Richey, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson-House Funeral Homes LaRowe Chapel, Perry. Burial will be in East Montcalm Cemetery, Grenville. Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
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MATHISEN, ROSALYN L.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, October 29, 1999
Greenville - Rosalyn L. MATHISEN, 88, of Park Ridge, Ill., passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Skokie, Ill. She was born July 12, 1911, in Chicago, Ill. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Craig CRISTOE of Chicago; her grandchildren, Marc and Amanda; her brother, Eugene; and also was an aunt to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1989; and her brothers, Torey, Andrew, Joseph, and Lawrence. Funeral Mass was held today at St. Eugene Church, Chicago. Committal services will be held in the church at North Sidney Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with Father Fred Brucker officiating, with interment to follow. Local arrangements are being handled by Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville.
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MAURICI, GRACE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Greenville - Grace MAURICI, 59, of Greenville, passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 13, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The daughter of Ernest Edward and Sadie Margaret KLUG GLASSFORD, she was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Capac. A teacher for more than 20 years, Mrs. Maurici earned her bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and her master of Arts degree from Michigan State University, and taught fourth and fifth grades at Baldwin Heights and Cedar Crest schools, Greenville, and also had taught in Millington before coming to the area. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, Greenville Education Association, Michigan Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Antonio M. MAURICI on Sept. 8, 1982; two sisters, Beatrice GROSS and Eleanor STRYKER; and one brother, Clayton GLASSFORD. Surviving are one daughter, Antonia MAURICI of Greenville; two stepdaughters, Marie MAURICI and Carol Rae MAURICI; four sisters, Phyllis HOOCK of Spring Hill, Fla., Janice KNAPPINS of New Port Richie, Fla., Margaret HURLEY of Marlette, Nancy WITHUN of Imlay City; three brothers, Earl GLASSFORD and Gerald GLASSFORD, both of Capac, Paul GLASSFORD of Marathon, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Rosemary DIONNE of Brighton; and one brother-in-law, Franklin MAURICI of Chicago. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, with Father John Kirkman officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to assist with her daughter's education. Envelopes will be available at the church. The Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family.
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MAYES, WENDELL D.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, January 30, 1999
Crystal - Wendell D. MAYES, 70, Carson City, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at the Laurels of Fulton in Perrinton. He was born on April 28, 1928, in Williamston, to Walter Vernon and Ruth E. DARBY MAYES. One June 26, 1948, he married Ruby A. CHAPIN at Halls Corners Church, near Mecosta. He was a member of the Mount Hope Unitd Brethren Church and the Gideon's International, Stanton -- Montcalm Camp. He also was a member of the Michigan Association of C.P.A.'s and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of Carson City; six sons and three daughters-in-law, David MAYES of Grand Rapids, Donald and Sharon MAYES of Lansing, Kenneth and Sandra MAYES, Keith MAYES, all of Carson City, Ronald and Laurie MAYES of Saginaw, James MAYES of Cairo, Egypt; one daughter and three sons-in-law, Carol Ann and Douglas SORRELL of Houghton Lake, Scott BARNES of Sumner, Ken GEE of Hubbardston; 33 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Ellen MAYES of Bellevue, Lloyd and Jean MAYES of Carson City, Martin and Ila MAYES of Middleton, Delbert and Fran MAYES of Whitmore Lake; two sisters, Marie MAYES, Jean MAYES, both of Lansing. He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Betty BARNES and Judy GEE and one grandson, Christopher GEE, all on Oct. 8, 1982. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal, with Reverends James Kendall and Larry Clark officiating. Interment will be in the Crystal Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gideon's or Mount Hope United Brethren Church.
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MEEKMA, RONALD R.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, December 28, 1999
Sheridan - Ronald R. MEEKMA, 68, Crystal, 80 N. Crystal Road, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Sheridan Community Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1931, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Jacob R. and Goldie NILES MEEKMA. Mr. MEEKMA was a longtime resident of the Crystal-Stanton area. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from GTE. He married Iva E. EARNS on Jan. 29, 1977, in Greenville. She survives. Also surviving are one son and special friend, Rick MEEKMA and Cindy HOWE of Belding; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lois and Neil CRANDALL of Crystal, LeAnn MEEKMA of Okeechobee, Fla.; five grandchildren; one sister Vera BLOOMFIELD of Tecumseh. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wedneday at the Stebbins & Simpson Funeral Home, Sheridan, with the Rev. Kendall Harger officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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MENDREA, BLANCHE C.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, August 4, 1999
Howell - Blanche C. MENDREA, 84, of Dearborn, formerly of Howell, Greenville and Garden City, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1999. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles; dearest mother of Jean and Bill BAUMGARTNER of Manistee, Charles and Karen MENDREA of Traverse City, Carol and Michael KUEHNL of Pickney, David and Jeanne MENDREA of Greenville; Loving grandmother of 12 and great-grandmohter of 13; dear sister of Bessie PITVIN of Garden City, Rhea BRESSER of Gaylord. Funeral mass will be 12 noon Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church Howell. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Ave, Howell (517) 546-2800. Memorial contributions may be made to Veritas, 1586 Orchard, Greenville, MI 48838.
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MERREN, GEORGE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, July 27, 1999
Albuquerque, N.M. - George MERREN, 68, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday. George was born June 22, 1931. He was a Korean War Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 69. He retired form Sandia Natiional Laboratories after 37 years of service. George is survived by his wife of 41 years, Alice, of Albuquerque; three sons, Richard of Bankok, Thailand, Tom and David both of Albuquerque; two granddaughters; one sister, Nila HARDING of Greenville. Evening services were held at the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary, with the American Legion Post 69 officiating. Graveside services were held this morning at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family's request is that donations be made to the American Legion Post 69.
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MERRIFIELD, ALGER WARD

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, December 18, 1999
Carson City - Alger Ward MERRIFIELD, 66, Stanton, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at his home. He was born April 23, 1933, to Paul Deward and Helen B. BROWN MERRIFIELD. He was a Korean War veteran. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and LeRoy PORTER, Sandra and Steven STOUT, all of Stanton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas and Lorna MERRIFIELD of Sidney, Brian MERRIFIELD of Grand Rapids; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; second father, Norman PITSCH of Alto; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Sylvia WINWRIGHT of White Cloud, Joyce and Floyd CURTIS of Sparta, Ardis FITZGERALD of Jennison; brother Albert PITSCH of Palm Springs, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Evergreen Cemetery. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sheridan. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.
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MERRITT, GENE S.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, April 26, 1999
Edmore - Gene S. MERRITT, 67, 8024 Derby Road, Six Lakes, passed away Saturday evening, April 24, 1999, at Spectrum Health Downtown, Grand Rapids. He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Bay City, the son of Raymond and Gladys STUTTING MERRITT. He was preceded in death by is parents, one son, Gene Raymond; one brother, Bud; and one sister, Alice. He is survived by his wife, Viola ROMANO MERRITT of Six Lakes; three daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy ROMANO, Karen SINCLAIR, both of St. Louis, Loree and Wendell MOODY of Blanchard; four stepchildren, Ron BLACK of McBride, C.W. Terry BLACK of Lakeview, Ann INGERSOLL of Greenville, Dee REINKE of Sheridan; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson, K.C. Earl BERRYHILL. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens, Mount Pleasant. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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METCALF, MARION MARIE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Edmore - Marion Marie METCALF, 74, of Six Lakes, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Mid Michigan Medical Center, Clare. She was born May 23, 1925, in Grand Rapids, to Gerald and Elizabeth HOLIDAY DAVENPORT. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene HURST and Virginia FORD, and one brother, Richard DAVENPORT. Mrs. Metcalf is survived by her husband, Dewey METCALF Sr., whom she married on Aug. 26, 1942, in Grant Center. Also surviving are her children, Gerald METCALF of Kentucky, Allen Ray and wife, Barbara, METCALF of Ohio, Bonnie EASTMAN of California, Dewey METCALF Jr. of Michigan; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Neva METCALF of Big Rapids, Sharon and Gene GREEN of Lake City, Dorothy and Mick CUILUS of Muskegon, Jackie and John WATKINS of Big Rapids; two brothers-in-law, Jim FORD of Mecosta and Grant HURST. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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MICKELSON, SANDER H.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, June 21, 1999
Edmore - Sander H. MICKELSON, 89, of Edmore, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999, at his home. He was born July 2, 1909, in Hanley Falls, Minn., the son of Martin and Carolyn SEVERSON MICKELSON. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Corellan and Maurice. Mr. MICKELSON was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy in the SeaBees. Mr. MICHELSON is survived by his wife, Opal M. HAND MICKELSON, who he married on Dec. 29, 1958. Other survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia M. and Dale VALENTINE of Gladwin; one son, Dean A. BURTON of Edmore; five grandchilddren, Dr. William WELKER, JoJean ROBERSON, Deborah, Amanda and Elyse BURTON; four great-grandchildren, Melissa, Dexter, Triston and Eddie. Funeral services for Mr. Mickelson will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Stebbins-McCullough Funeral Chapel, Edmore. Interment will be in Vinewood Cemetery, Edmore. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Charles W. Middleton

From Greenville Independent Daily News, Monday, February 22, 1926

CHARLES W. MIDDLETON PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME HERE AFTER ILLNESS OF 2 YEARS DURATION - Well-Known and Widely Traveled Local Man; Pioneer in Timber Business, Succumbs - Was First User of Telephone in Greenville.

Charles W. Middleton passed away at his home on North Lafayette street at 5 o'clock Sunday evening, following an illness of 2 years. Mr. Middleton was in his 71st year. He was born in Lockport, New York, March 18, 1854. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Middleton, came from England in 1850. When 2 years old he moved with his parents to Putnamville, Ontario, where they remained 2 years before coming to Greenville, making the trip with 1 horse and a covered wagon. His father purchased half the water power of Flat River and the Greenville Mill - at that time the only flour mill here - and lived on the north side of the river, with the Indians for his neighbors. In 1865 they moved to Flint, purchased the mill there, but soon sold it and returned to Greenville. He attended the public school and the Detroit Business college, after which he accepted a position in the First National Bank. He held this position for several years, after which he associated with his father in the flour and grist mills under the name of E. Middleton and Sons and continued the same until 1908, when the mills and power rights were disposed of to R.J. Tower, of this city. In 1893 they established the E. Middleton and Sons bank, which was successfully operated for a number of years. Altho retired from active business for several years he still held considerable interest in the West, purchased the first tract of timber in 1886. In 1898, they purchased the saw mill property and organized the Anderson-Middleton Lumber Company, of Aberdeen, WA, the Southern Humboldt Lumber Company, of California, and the Anderson-Middleton Timber Company, of WA. Although never seeking public office, he served on the school board for 12 years and gave liberally towards the building of the gymnasium and to other worthy causes. For a number of years he was director of the Grand Trunk railroad, taking his father's place and through whose efforts the railroad was made possible and the town of Middleton was named after him. They brought the first telephone to Greenville, purchased one in New York and installed it between their mill office and the depot.For many years he has been a member of the Congregational church and served on the board of trustees. For a long time he was librarian of the Sunday school. He was also a charter member of LeRoy Lodge #9, Knights of Pythias; Greenville Lodge #97, F and AM, Greenville Chapter #79, R.A.M., Ionia Comandry #11, Knights Templar, DeWitt Clinton consistory, A.A.S.R., Saladin Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Grand Rapids, the Washington Club, and Pioneer Society. In 1911 he went to Wright Brothers Plant in Dayton, OH, and was one of the first passengers in a aeroplane.

He traveled extensively, going to Europe, Alaska, Honolulu and visited every corner of the US and Canada, and always enjoyed telling of his trips. He was a man of high ideals and lovable nature, always jolly and loved most of all his home; always generous to give for the betterment of Greenville. On 16 Aug 1876, he was married to Martha Norton, also of Greenville, and to this union seven children were born, four of who survive. Besides his wife, Martha Middleton, he leaves to mourn his death, four daughters, Mrs. F.E. Winters, Mrs. H.L. Chittick, of this city, Mrs. R.W. Thompson of Bay City, and Mrs. C.J. Slater, of Flint, seven grandchildren, a brother, A.W. Middleton of Aberdeen, WA, and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services are to held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the home, Rev. Parsons officiating. Burial in Forest Home cemetery.

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MIDDLING, JANICE KAY

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, July 6, 1999
Greenville - Janice Kay MIDDLING, 50, Stanton, passed away Friday afternoon, July 2, 1999, at her home. The daughter of Kenneth Sr. and June BLOUNT MIDDLING, she was born April 12, 1949, in Belding. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles LeRoy MIDDLING, Dec. 18, 1993. Surviving are parents, Kenneth Sr. and June MIDDLING of Greenville; one son, Jim MIDDLING of Greenville; one granddaughter, Heaven Lee Ruth MIDDLING; one sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Glenn GOODMAN of Greenville; one brother, Kenneth MIDDLING Jr. of Gowen; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Dennis Johnson, pastor of Wesleyan Pilgrim Church, officiating. Burial will be in Eureka Township Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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MIILU, ALDRIDGE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, November 6, 1999
Howard City - Aldridge MIILU, 75, Howard City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1924, in Russeau, the son of Matt and Selma SELUESTI MIILU. During his working years he was a semi driver, before retiring in 1988. He was a member of Howard City VFW Post 3306. In 1991, he married Donya TENYCK, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ernest MIILU of Grand Rapids, Dale MIILU of Kentucky; three daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy and Bill STUBBLEFIELD of Wyoming, Julie MIILU of Grand Rapids, Shelley TOWERS of Morley; three stepchildren, Skip and Marty BLAISDELL of Rockford, Penny and Larry THERKILDSEN of Trufant, Ruth Ann BLAISDELL of Lowell; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren, several stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Sigrid MOROVICH of Mass City, Gertrude SOLLENBERGER of Grand Rapids; one sister-in-law, Beatrice MIILU of Mass City; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mildred, and brother Irving. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Sunday at the Heckman-Mohnke Funeral Home, Howard City, with Pastor Mark Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in West Montcalm Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Big Rapids Home Hospice may be left at the funeral home, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and prior to services on Sunday.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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Oliver Miles

(Sources unknown)

Oliver Miles was born in Otsego County, N.Y. April 1, 1830. He resided in the East until the early sixties when he came to Michigan and took up a homestead in Winfield township, upon which he resided until he enlisted in the Civil War, Company F, Twenty-first Infantry February 29, 1864. He served at Chattanooga, and was mustered out at Louisville, KY., July 18, 1865. Upon returning to this vicinity he was married to Mrs. Adriana Miller of Greenville, November 13, 1865. They came to Maple Valley and took up homestead the place now owned by F. Behnke. To this union six children were born, Mrs. William Hill, Mr. John Miles, Howard City; Mrs. J. B. Andrews, Mrs. W. L. Morris, Coral; Mrs. Clarence McDowell, Grand Ledge, Mich., Mrs. W. G. Hubbard (now deceased).

Mr. Miles united with the Congregational church in 1879 and was a consistent member to the end of his career.

Submitted by Betty MacDowell


PIONEER OLIVER MILES

Passed Away Friday Morning at Home of Daughter

Oliver Miles, aged 88, a pioneer farmer who settled in Maple Valley township in 1860 died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Hill, in Winfield last Friday morning. Funeral services were held at the Coral Congregational church Sunday morning, attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. He is survived by one son, John O. Miles; and three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Morris, Mrs. J. B. Andrews, and Mrs. Wm. Hill.

Submitted by Betty MacDowell

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MILLER, BESSIE


MILLER, BETTY JEAN

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, September 8, 1999
Belding - Betty Jean MILLER, 75, of Ionia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at The Laurels of Kent Nursing Home, Lowell. She was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Portland, the daughter of Richard and Lila WILSON MILLER. Betty was a licensed practical nurse and worked in area hospitals and nursing homes. She is survived by her children, Kim and Mark HOPPOUGH of Orleans, Lonnye and Anderson BULKLEY-MIDDLEBROOKS and Richard GRAY, all of Grand Rapids; her grandchildren, LaShawnda, Kacie and John WILLIFORD, Nials, Sara and Ryan; one great-grandson, Jordan Tyler SWEET; her mother, Lila MILLER of Portland; three sisters and brother-in-law, Peg SCHUSTER of Portland, Ruth and Dale PETRIE of Sunfield, Virginia LAKE of Dade City, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard J. and Pat MILLER of Missouri; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Penny and Bob FOUNTAIN. She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, George "Bud" MILLER; two sisters, Doris WHEELER and Rosiellee LANG; one daughter, Patricia Gail WOHLSCHEID. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home, Belding, with Pastor Ken Harger officiating. Visitation will be today from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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MILLER, H. BURR


MILLER, CHARLES O.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, December 30, 1999
Greenville - Charles Orvel MILLER, 89, Fenwick, passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 27, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Greenville. On Saturday, Charlie would have celebrated his 90th birthday, being born to John and Hattie PICKELL MILLER on Jan. 1, 1910, in Entrican. A longtime Greenville area resident, Mr. MILLER was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. Upon returning to Greenville, he had his own apple orchards. On July 24, 1954, he married the former Rosemary A. MARCH-WAGNER. For many years he and his wife owned and operated Miller's Coffee Shop in downtown Greenville. Since 1954, he was a member of Greenville Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Beulah YOUNG, Beatrice ALMAS, and Waunita BURNS; two brothers, Alden and Edsell MILLER; and a stepson, Arnold WAGNER. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary A. MILLER of Fenwick; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa L. and John CHENOWETH of Lakeview; two sons, Stanley C. MILLER of Grand Rapids, Eugene MILLER of South Carolina; three stepdaughters, Marilyn and Dick HUMPHREY of Greenville, Geraldine WAGNER of Orleans, Marjorie and David ANDERSON of Ludington; three stepsons, Warren and Tina WAGNER of Belding, Gordon and Terri WAGNER of Greenville, Kenneth and Deb WAGNER of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Genevieve ZEIGLER of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Hilda MILLER of Greenville; five grandchildren, 24 stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 14 stepgreat-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; many, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor John Barker of the Greenville Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Entrican. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Greenville Church of the Nazarene or the Long Term Care Unit at United Memorial Hospital are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
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MILLER, DORIS MAY

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, October 30, 1999
Greenville - Doris May MILLER, 92, of rural Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28, 1999, at her home in Oakfield Township. The daughter of William and Myrtle KERNEY JONES, she was born Nov. 22, 1906, in Greenville. Mrs. MILLER was a life member of the Cleveland-Wolverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Ladies Auxiliary in Greenville, in addition to being a Blue Star Mother, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ainsworth MILLER on Nov. 15, 1964; a daughter, Shirley MADOLE; three sons, Marvin MILLER, Robert MILLER, Herbert MILLER; a sister, Isabelle PETERSEN; and four brothers, Louis JONES, Harry JONES, Howard JONES and Alvin JONES. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia MEDLER of Trufant; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lyle MILLER, Ray and Shirley MILLER; a brother, Lester JONES; a son-in-law, Bob MADOLE, all of Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Adele MILLER of Howard City; two sisters-in-law, Lucile JONES of Greenville, Leta JONES of Muskegon; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Aaron I. Sorrels, pastor of Settlement Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow at East Montcalm Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary memorial service at 2:30 p.m.
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MILLER, ERNEST G. SR.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, October 7, 1999
Greenville - Ernest G. MILLER Sr., 81, of Gowen, passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, 1999, at his home. The son of Alfred and Cecile ELLSWORTH MILLER, he was born March 27, 1918, in Lakeview. On June 22, 1946, in Greenville, he married the former Nelda SWARTZ. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. MILLER was a member of the Cleveland-Wolverton Veterans of Foreight Wars Post in Greenville and American Legion Post 452 in Stanton. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edwin, Harry and Sheldon; one sister, Carrie; two children, Robert Lee MILLER and Barbara Jean MILLER; and one grandson, Ernest G. MILLER III. Surviving are his children, Ernest G. Jr. and Mary MILLER of Gowen, Linda BORSTLER and Ron KLUNDER of Gowen, Mike MILLER and Sharon JOHNSON of Cedar Springs, Marcia and Rick JEFFREY of Sheridan, Pam and Clarence STRECKER of Greenville, Sharon SCOFIELD and Rick STEELE of Gowen, Brenda and Bryan SOWLES of Greenville, Mary Lou MILLER and Geraldine MILLER; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Erma MILLER and Betty MILLER, both of Gowen; one brother-in-law, Don and June PRATT of Shingleton. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Dave Perry, pastor of First Church of God, officiating. Military graveside honors, rendered by the Cleveland-Wolverton VFW Post Honor Guard, will follow at East Montcalm Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Hospice are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends today from 6 to 9 p.m.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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Oscar A. Miller

Oscar A. Miller - was born at Carson City, Aug. 28, 1876 and passed away at his home Jan. 31, 1933, at the age of 56 years, 5 months, and 3 days.  At the age of twelve, he came to Edmore with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Miller.  When he was twentyone he was united in marriage to Mary Dalrymple.  To this union were born three daughters and one son: Mrs. Neva Zank, Detroit; Mrs. Louina Wahl, Flint; Mrs. Frances Adelson, Detroit, and Amos Miller, at home with his parents.  His father died Aug. 10, 1915 and his mother living at Edmore, survives.  He has two brothers and three sisters who are: George Miller, Jackson; Edward Miller, Owosso; Mrs. Rose Jensen, Edmore; Mrs. Daisy Graham, also of Edmore; and Mrs. Edna Seaburn,  of Owosso.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller have lived on this farm for the past fifteen years and Mrs. Miller, the widow, is left to mourn her loss.  He was a good, kind neighbor and the community knows that his place will never be filled.  Many friends in other localities will mourn him for time to come.

Submitted by Ila Miller 3/20/2001

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MILLER, RALPH G.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, February 19, 1999
Belding - Ralph G. MILLER, 80, of Belding, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit. He was born June 11, 1918, in Howard City, to Joseph and Alta BENNETT MILLER. He retired from the Ionia County Road Commission in 1980 after 15 years in the service department. He married Maysel NODDINS on May 9, 1938, in Belding. She survives him. He is also survived by their children, Jaclyn and Rance STOWELL of Belding, Jerry and Kathy MILLER of Greenville; grandchildren, Joe and David STOWELL of Lansing; one brother, Richard DULEK of Vickeryville; and one sister, Catherine CORKWELL of Roscommon. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Joseph MILLER, Loyd DULEK and Owen DULEK. Memorial services are 12 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Belding, with Pastor Kendall Harger officiating. Interment will be in Orleans Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Ionia County Humane Society or the Belding Museum.
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MILLER, RUTH M.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, November 16, 1999
Greenville - Ruth M. MILLER, 82, of Rockford, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 14, 1999, at Metron of Greenville. She was born Feb. 25, 1917, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Castle and Margaret SOLOMAN STEVENS. She is survived by her two daughters, Deb and William KANOUSE of Rockford, Kristine HUTSON and Ken ELLENWOOD of Grand Rapids; her two sons, Robin BARR and Ellie SIX of Grand Haven, John and Helen BARR of San Antonio, Texas; 13 grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas, in 1959, her three brothers and one sister. Private services and visitation were held with the family. Burial will be in Blythefield Memory Gardens, Rockford. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, Kutshill Drive, Rockford. Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville.
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MILLER, WILLIAM "BOB" R.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, April 16, 1999
Edmore - William "Bob" R. MILLER, 70, of Six Lakes, passed away Thursday morning, April 15, 1999, in Mount Pleasant. He was born Sept. 23, 1928 to Anson and Hildreth PEERS MILLER in Saginaw. Mr. Miller was a member of the UCT and General Motors Retirees. He was preceded in death by his father, Anson. Mr. MILLER is survived by his wife, Esther and their daughter, Jenny, both of Six Lakes; four daughters, Pam KUK of Freeland, Connie RICHNAK of Freeland, Jane MILLER of Saginaw, Sandra DARLAND of Saginaw; three sons, David MILLER, Robert MILLER and Randy MILLER, all of Freeland; four stepchildren, Doris FLECK of Six Lakes, Debbie SCHULTZ of Hemlock, David MC EWEN of Saginaw, Don MC EWEN of Midland; his mother, Hildreth MILLER of Mount Pleasant; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Doris MILLER of Remus, Jon and Helen MILLER of Ohio; and 24 grandchildren. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Six Lakes. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.
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MISNER, MARIAN G.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, January 30, 1999
Sheridan - Marian G. MISNER, 85, 229 Sherman St., Sheridan, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Metron of Greenville. She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Sheridan, the daughter of Frank and Mary FISH GRIGGS. She married Earl R. MISNER on Dec. 12, 1932. Mrs. MISNER has been a lifelong resident of Sheridan and was a member of the Sheridan Congregational Church. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ned and Pam MISNER of Stanton; her grandchildren, Rusty and Shelley MISNER, Jack and Deb BALDWIN, all of Sheridan, Brad MISNER of Kalamazoo, John MISNER of Melbourne, Fla., Marty and Mary BALDWIN of LaCrosse, Wis.; seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Jack MISNER in 1972; one grandson, Doug MISNER in 1974; her husband, Earl R. MISNER on March 3, 1990; one daughter, Delores BALDWIN in 1991; six brothers; two sisters. Visitation will be on Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stebbins & Simpson Funeral Home, Sheridan. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Belko of the Sheridan Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Cemetery.
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MONCREIFF, ALTHA JEWELL

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, January 26, 1999
Greenville - Altha Jewell MONCREIFF, 94, South Bracey Avenue, Greenville, formerly of Harrison, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 23, 1999, at John C. Lincoln Hospital while wintering in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born July 24, 1904, in Illinois, the daughter of william and Mathilda TIMMONS JEFFRIES. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Cullen Douglas MONCREIFF, on Dec. 20, 1994; and one grandson, Joseph Cullen "Bud" CLARKE on Nov. 18, 1988. Jewell was especially proud of her family and enjoyed flowers, gardening, birds and collecting china. Retiring from the Detroit area to Long Lake in Harrison in the 1950s, she joined the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 408 and served twice as worthy matron and several times as chaplain, in addition to being a member of the statewide Grand Family and a member of the Grand Chapter. In 1990 she was awarded lifetime membership. A skilled seamstress and an avid knitter, everyone in the family, and many firends as well, received clothing, sweaters, mittens, slippers and dishcloths that she hand-crafted with love. At age 87, she cut and sewed the dresses for the entire bridal party for her granddaughter's wedding. In Harrison, she and her late husband owned and operated Northland Cottages for many years and also were active members of the Congregational Church. Still active at age 94, she volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, attended St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville, with her family and loved to take her great-great-grandbabies for strolls. She is survived by her children, Connie DEY of Greenville, Jim and Carol MONCREIFF of Clinton Township; her grandchildren Julie and Dan HYDE of Gowen, Barbara and Jeff MC CARTY of Phoenix, Ariz.; Sherri CLARKE of Greenville, Dr. Cynthia MONCREIFF, Steve and Rebecca MONCREIFF, Pam and Bob SHAFFER, Scott MONCREIFF, Mike MONCREIFF, Dr. Kathy MONCREIFF, Ted MONCREIFF, and Bill ROMARY, Cheryl ZIELKE, Cindy and Jeff STARLING; her great-grandchildren, Robert CHRISTIANSEN, Kyle CLARK, Ryan WILSON, the Rev. Tim and Angie HYDE, Greg and Annette MERREN, all of Greenville, Chelsea MONCREIFF, Nicholas, Kimberly and Matthew SHAFFER, Brandon ZIELKE, Rachel and Kristi STARLING; her great-great-grandchildren, Jenna Marie CHRISTIANSEN, Austin KRAUSZ, Emily and Madeline HYDE, all of Greenville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Barbara KOWALSKI of Lansing. Services will be Monday afternoon in Phoenix, Ariz. A memorial service will be held at the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 408, Harrison. Funeral services in Greenville will be held in the spring and announced at a later date. Burial will be in Orleans Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Order of Eastern Star Chapter 408, Harrison, or Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids. The Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family.
Contributed by Linda Johnston

MONCREIFF, ALTHA JEWEL

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Greenville - Altha Jewell MONCREIFF, 94, South Bracy Avenue, Greenville, formerly of Long Lake, Harrison, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at John C. Lincoln Hospital while wintering in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born July 24, 1904, in Illinois, the daughter of William and Mathilda TIMMONS JEFFERIES. She married Cullen Douglas MONCREIFF on April 17, 1926, at Detroit. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1994. She also was prceded in death by one grandson, Joseph Cullen "Bud" CLARKE on Nov. 18, 1988. After her husband's retirement in the early 1950s, she and C.D. moved to Long Lake in Harrison, where they owned and operated Northland Cottages for many years. In 1990, Jewell was awarded life membership in the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 408, Harrison, where she served twice as worthy matron and several terms as chaplain. She also was a member of the statewide Grand Family, a life member of Michigan Grand Chapter and First Congregational United Church of Christ, Harrison. Still active at age 94, she volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, attended St. Charles Catholic Church with her family, and delighted in taking her great-grandbabies for strolls. She will be remembered by many for her love of family, flowers, birds and her hobbies of sewing and knitting. She is survived by her children, Connie DEY of Greenville, Jim and Carol MONCREIFF of Clinton Township; 11 grandchildren, including Julie and Dan HYDE of Gowen, Barbara and Jeff MC CARTY of Phoenix, Ariz., Sherri CLARKE of Greenville; 13 great-grandchildren, including Robert CHRISTIANSEN, John and Christina CHRISTIANSEN, Kyle CLARKE, Ryan WILSON, Annette and Greg MERREN, all of Greenville, the Rev. Tim and Angie HYDE of Holland; four great-great-grandchildren, Jenna Marie CHRISTIANSEN and Austin KRAUSZ, both of Greenville, Emily and Madeline HYDE, both of Holland; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Barbara KOWALSKI of Lansing. Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Robert Kauffman, of Harrison First Congregational United Church of Christ, offiiating. Burial will be in Orleans Township Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Order of Eastern Star Chapter 408 or Frederick Meijer Gardens are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to services.
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MONTAGUE, FLORENCE E.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, January 7, 1999
Arcadia, Calif. - Florence E. MONTAGUE passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in Banning, Calif. She is survived by her husband, Arthur of Banning; two children, Dave L. and Rosalinda MONTAGUE of Banning, Susan and Robert HUMBLE of Brea, Calif.; one brother, Walter ELDRIDGE of Crystal; three grandchildren, Christopher MONTAGUE of Banning, Thomas and Megan HUMBLE of Brea. Mrs. MONTAGUE was a retired elementary school teacher. She taught in the Arcadia Unified School District for 27 years and was a longtime member of Arcadia Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. at Arcadia Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Forest Lawn, Covina. The family was served by the Glasser-Miller-Lamb Mortuary, Arcadia, Calif.
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MOODY, CEYLON J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, August 5, 1999
Edmore - Ceylon J. MOODY, 80 of Blanchard, passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, in Blanchard. He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Blanchard, the son of Floyd and Clara FOSTER MOODY. He was a member of the Blanchard Pine River Unitd Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel NYE, and his parents. He is survived by his special friend, Opal AMON; two daughters and one son-in-law, Terry EISENMANN of Blanchard, Coleen and George SPURLOCK of Connecticut; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Stephanie MOODY of Williamston; six grandchildren, Eric and Ian EISENMANN, Cathy DRACHT, Michelle and Michael MOODY, Dana PARMELEE; and one sister, Josephine SANDERSON of Saline. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the house, 9720 Beckley Road, Blanchard. Burial will be Friday in the Pine River Cemetery, Blanchard. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were handled by Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore.
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MOONEY, JOSEPH L.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, June 9, 1999
Ionia - Joseph L. MOONEY, 76, Ionia, passed away Monday, June 7, 1999. He was born on Oct. 7, 1922, in Ionia, the son of John and Anna NOLAN MOONEY. He graduated from SS Peter and Paul Academy. He served in World War II and in Korea in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a tool and die operator at General Motors in Grand Rapids for 40 1/2 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Saranac American Legion. He married the former Floy "Biddy" BRADLEY on Jan 7, 1950, in Ionia. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1962. Surviving are one son, Steve MOONEY of Ionia; two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda HARLAN of Greenville, Kris and Tom WATSON of Charlotte; two stepdaughters, Shurl FINER, Wyn and Bill CHORLEY, all of Ionia; six grandchildren, Jennifer MORSE, Carrie HANLINE, Ryan MAPES, Janette MILESKI, Nettie and Joe MAPES; eight great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Eileen MOONEY of Torch Lake; seven sisters and five brothers-in-law, Josephine and Bill HEINTZELMAN, Ann MOONEY, all of Lowell, Betty and Darwin HOLZGEN of Middleville, Sister Bernadette MOONEY of Grand Rapids, Katie and Elwood RUHL of Jackson, MIss., Esther and Arnie JOHNSON of Grand Rapids, Martha and Mike BACZEWSKI of Sand Lake. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Lisa MILESKI, and two brothers, Ray and Francis MOONEY Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at Cook Funeral Home, Ionia, with Pastor Wayne Otto officiating. Interment will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rich St. Chapel of Cook Funeral Home, Ionia. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association, in care of Cook Funeral Home.
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MOORE, MARGARET E.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, December 30, 1999
Cadillac - Margaret E. MOORE, 87, of Cadillac, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Cadillac. She was born Jan. 6, 1912, in Bellevue, the daughter of Arthur and Myrtle BROWN. She was married to Robert Charles MOORE on Jan. 13, 1934, in Elkhart, Ind. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1988. She graduated from Belding High School, where she earned several letters playing basketball. She moved to Cadillac in 1946, at which time she and Robert opened the Moores Paint and Wallpaper Store in Cadillac, until retiring in 1972. Through many years of dealing with the public, Margaret learned to have a good listening ear for both the joys and sorrows of others and thus she was a very caring person. She served on the Salvation Army board for many years. She was on the board of the BPW and Selective Service board for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jon M. and Sandy MOORE of Petoskey; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Robert D. BLEVINS of Cadillac; grandchildren, Kathi Jo and Lonnie BURKETT of Cadillac, Kari and Wiliam MOORE of North Manchester, Inc., Kris BLEVINS and fiance James BROWN of Lake City, Michael J. and Deb MOORE of Hudsonville, Anne R. MOORE of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Kyle BURKETT, Kaleb BURKETT, Katelyn BURKETT, Kelsey BURKETT, all of Cadillac, Witney MOORE and Page MOORE, both of North Manchester, Ind., Amanda MOORE of Hudsonville; one sister, Katheryn BRAMBLETT of Knoxville, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac, with Pastor John O'Hara officiating. Burial will be in Selma Township Cemetery, Wexford County. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial tributes may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund or the Salvation Army. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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MORAIS, JOHN C.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, August 7, 1999
Greenville - John C. MORAIS, 56, of West Shore Dr., Lake Stanton, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at the Unviersity of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born in Centerline on Dec. 25, 1942, the son of Peter and Marie Anne RUSSELL MORAIS. He married Sally J. BLOSS in Townsend Park, Cannonsburg, on Oct. 12, 1991. He was an employee for the Federal-Mogul Corp., Greenville, for 20 years. He was active in the Ionia Community Theater serving on the Board of Directors, also directing and acting. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Montcalm Area Hospice and was a member of the Flat River Community Players. Surviving are his wife, Sally, of Stanton; his children, John MORAIS, Lainie MORAIS and her fiance, Matthew NIEMI of Carson City, Jane and Bill HELMS, Pete and Sharon MATHISEN, all of Stanton, Kerry MATHISEN of Sheridan; 2 grandchildren, Mark and Eric MATHISEN; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Peter and Sandra MORAIS of Shelby Township, Edmund MORAIS of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Mary Ann MORAIS of Madison Heights, his mother-in-law, Viva BLOSS of Crystal; two brothers-in-law, Mike and Linda BLOSS of Cape Coral, Fla., Doak BLOSS of Lansing; two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Pat and Ray CROUSE of Carson City, Fran and Gordie SNYDER of Northville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Lillian Downing officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Ionia Community Theater, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Lung Association or Secure Care Network.
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MORELLE, BETTY MAE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Edmore - Betty Mae MORELLE, 80, of Vestaburg, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Carson City. She was born Sept. 16, 1919, to William and Olive SMITH SHERMAN. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Gerald BRADLEY and Ray MORELLE, and one daughter-in-law, Diana BRADLEY. Mrs. MORELLE is survived by one son, Garry BRADLEY of Vestaburg; one grandson Timothy, and his wife Ginger BRADLEY of Vestaburg; two great-grandchildren, Lydia and Kaitlynn BRADLEY; one brother, William SHERMAN of Crystal; and one sister, Joan CHOATE of Plymouth. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore. Interment will be in Ferris Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
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MORRIS, FRANCES


MOSIER, CLYDE H.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, June 28, 1999
Sheridan - Clyde H. MOSIER, 93, of 7636 Centerline Road, Saranac, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Heartland Health Care Center, Ionia. He was born Sept. 24, 1905, in Stanton, the son of William T. and Orzantha COCHRUN MOSIER. Mr. MOSIER was a longtime resident of Stanton, where he worked as an accountant and tax preparer. He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Anita FURMAN of Ionia, Elsie and Albert FURMAN of Saranac; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; one sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Burton HILL of Belding; and one sister-in-law, Alice BABCOCK of Ionia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern MOSIER, in 1952, and one grandson, Steven FURMAN, in 1996. Funeral services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Stebbins & Simpson Funeral Home, Sheridan, with the Rev. William J. Renkema officiating. Interment wil be in Flake Cemetery, Mecosta County. Visitation is today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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MRAZ, EDWARD J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, February 10, 1999
Greenville - Edward J. MRAZ, 72, Greenville, has passed away at his home. He was born Sept. 18, 1926, in Liberty, Pa., the son of John and Kati MRAZ. He was retired from United Airlines. He was a member of VFW Post 3794, Greenville, and Greenville Moose 1939. Ed is survived by one daughter, Kati NELSON of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one son, Michal SIEBER-MRAZ of Kosice, Slovenko, Europa; one sister, Helen VIDNOVIK of Maryland; and one granddaughter, Bridget NELSON of Huntington Beach, Calif. Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, Grenville, with the Rev. Vincent R. Lavieri officiating. Military services and committal will be by the VFW posts of Greenville and Belding. A luncheon will follow the service at the Moose Lodge, Greenville. No visitation will be held. Memorial contributions may be made in Ed's name to Greenville Moose Lodge 1939.
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MULFORD, O.J.

Death Takes Former Local Newspaperman

O. J. Mulford, president of the Gray Marine Motor Co. and of the Michigan Street Car Advertising Co., died at Detroit Tuesday, August 3rd, 1943 after a long illness. He was 75 years old.  Brought up in the tradition that every boy should learn a trade, Mr. Mulford elected to be a printer and in 1881 he was employed on the Stanton Daily Clipper as circulation manager. In his early ’teens he had his own business. He was first to see the value of placing advertisements in street cars and set up an advertising agency which carried him into the automobile business as the first ad writer for Ford and Packard.  His hobby, sail and power boats, grew into a business, with the result that he became the proprietor of a firm, once housed in a tannery, now the country’s largest exclusive manufacturer of gasoline and diesel marine engines.  The Mulford firm in Detroit produced the first power boats to be used on the Yukon River during the Gold Rush of 1898-99.  Born in Monroe, O., Sept. 8, 1868, he was named Ora James. When he was 19 and the head of a printing company, he visited San Francisco and while riding a cable car, conceived the idea of advertising to its passengers. He organized a nationwide company to develop this type of advertising and when he sold out to New York interests he retained franchises in Michigan and northern Ohio still controlled by the Michigan Street Car Advertising Co.  Henry Ford asked him to work up the first ads for the Model T, and the first advertising for Packard was prepared in the Mulford agency, where he and the late Henry B. Joy made up the famous slogan, "Ask the man who owns one."  He is survived by a son, John Willetts Mulford of Grosse Point Farms, and three granddaughters.

Submitted by Vern J. Hansen

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MULLIGAN, JERRY "SHORTY"

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, November 22, 1999
Howard City - Jerry "Shorty" MULLIGAN, 50, of Howard City, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at his residence. He was born Oct. 2, 1949, in St. Johns, the son of Harold and Charlotte DEVERS MULLIGAN. During his working years he worked for Steelcase before retiring after 20 years of service. After his retirement he became a plant operator for an asphalt company for nine years. Surviving are six sons and five daughters-in-law, Albert and Sherri, Jerry and Heather, all of Illinois, Harry and Tonya, Rex and Teresa, Ricky, all of Howard City, Gary and Mandy of Fremont; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Monica and Lisa, both of Howard City, Marcia and Niel of Iron Mountain, Linda and Bill of Newaygo; 21 grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Mary Jane of Fruitport; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Stella and Sally, both of Howard City, Marilyn and Bill of Elsie, Mary and Ivan of Allegan; and several nieces and newphews. His parents, four sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heckman-Mohnke Funeral Home, Howard City, with Pastor Mark Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials to the Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home, where friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and prior to the service on Tuesday.
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MULNIX, EDNA C.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, June 2, 1999
Stanton - Edna C. MULNIX, 85, 50 S. Brown Road, Stanton, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Metron of Greenville. She was born Sept. 9, 1913, in Stanton, to Carl and Clara ANDERSEN CHRISTENSEN. She was a lifelong resident of the Sidney and Stanton areas. She was a member of the Danish Sisterhood of Greenville. She married Ralph J. MULNIX on May 5, 1934. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1990. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Muriel and John KALNINS of Stanton. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stebbins & Simpson Funeral Home, Stanton, with the Rev. Kenneth Harger of the Shiloh Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the South Sidney Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial considerations to the South Sidney Cemetery Association.
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MUNGER, ELENORE M.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, October 29, 1999
Belding - Elenore M. MUNGER, 70, of Fenwick, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Spectrum Health East Campus. She was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Greenville, to Richard P.J. and Reva RASMUSSEN MARTIN. She had been a nurse at Greenville and Belding hospitals for 7 1/2 years and then worked at Chrysler Corp. for 15 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of Shiloh Community Church. She was married Aug. 19, 1955, at Hope Lutheran Church, Turk Lake, to Glenn A. MUNGER. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1998. She also was preceded in death by her father; two infant children, Cheryl Ann and Gary Allen; and one son, Rodney A., in 1992. She is survived by her mother, Reva MARTIN of Stanton; one sister, Phyllis MARTIN of Stanton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Clara MARTIN of Gowen, Roger and Loris MARTIN of Stanton, Milton and Aleta MARTIN of Lakeview; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Community Church, with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Interment will be in Woodard Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Belding. Memorials may be made to Shiloh Community Church.
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MUNGER, REX L.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, November 27, 1999
Greenville - Rex L. MUNGER, 84, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 23, 1999, at his son's home in Blanchard. The son of Sylvester and Mable ROOSE MUNGER, he was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Edmore. A veteran of World War II, Rex served with the U.S. Navy and was a lifetime member of both the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 in Greenville and the Lester J. Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065 in Sheridan. He retired from Federal-Mogul Corp. in Greenville and enjoyed fishing, taking care of his yard and home, and recreational gambling at the casino. On June 23, 1956, in Cerbart, Ind., he married the former Vera A. YEASLEY, who preceded him in death on June 7, 1997. He also was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Bert COLE; two brothers, Ross MUNGER and Clair MUNGER; one sister-in-law, Katherine MUNGER; and one brother-in-law, Warren HANSEN. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Karma and Merton PETERSEN of Rockford; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Betty MUNGER of Blanchard, Michael and Ranae MUNGER of McBride, Dennis and Kim MUNGER of Saginaw; a sister, Rhea HANSEN of Montague; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one nephew, Dave MUNGER of McBride; and one stepdaughter, Sandra and Wayne PETRIE of Pasedena, Texas. Funeral services are 1 p.m. today at Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Rolla J. Timmons, pastor of Edmore First Church of God, officiating. Military honors, rendered by the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 honor guard, will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan or the American Legion are available at the funeral home.
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MURRAY, ELIZABETH G. WELLS

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, October 1, 1999
Bliss - Elizabeth Grace WELLS MURRAY, 90, of Bliss, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, from pneumonia at Emmet County Care Center, Harbor Springs. She was born in Greenville, Nov. 6, 1908, the only daughter of William BROWN and Grace DERBY WELLS. Her father founded Greenville's first daily paper in 1879 (then know as the Daily News) and served as its editor until 1924. It became the Daily Call in 1881. She subseqently moved to Detroit where she married James in 1934 and raised her family. She lived the better part of 60 years in Detroit, Ferndale, Southfield and Plymouth before relocating to Bliss in 1988. She served many years as an accountant for the Murray Equipment Co. in Highland Park. She retired from Fisher Theatre in Detroit after serving for 15 years as a bookkeeper with responsibilities for the Pine Knob payroll. She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. MURRAY Sr. She is survived by two sons, James J. MURRAY Jr. of Brighton, William W. MURRAY of Troy; two daughters, Ellen E. CHAMBERLAIN of Beaufort, S.C., Margaret M. WOLF of Bliss; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services for the family will be held on October 8. Memorials may be made in her name to the Michigan Humane Society.
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MURRELL, LOIS JANE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, November 8, 1999
Greenville - Lois Jane MURRELL, 76, of Greenville, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 5, 1999, at Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma. The daughter of George A. and Emma A. FORD BOENING, she was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Oakland, Calif. Mrs. MURRELL worked in food service for most of her life, and over the years owned and operated several restaurants and cafes. A life member of the Creston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3023 Ladies Auxiliary in Grand Rapids, she served as president, was a cook at Camp Trotter in Newaygo and helped with the Special Olympics. She was preceded in death by one son, James Lee BOENING Sr., on Oct. 28, 1999; and one husband, Arthur E. MURRELL Sr., on Easter Sunday in 1992. Surviving are her children, Gilbert G. Jr. and Maria BAILEY of Canton, Patricia SHAW of Yuma, Ariz., Tim SIMONS of Cedar Springs, Elaine SCOTT of Cedar Springs, Tom BOUMA of Wyoming; seven grandchildren, James Lee BOENING Jr., Becky Sue BOENING, Dale Stephen BOENING, Tom BAILEY, Chad Robert SIMONS, Eric John SIMONS, Wendee Sue SCOTT; one great-grandchild; and a lifelong friend, Barbara HUGMIRE-TERRY of Lakeview. Private family services have been held. Memorial contributions may be directed to a fund for her grandchildren's education in care of Citizens Choice Federal Credit Union, Greenville. The Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family.
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MUSSON, EVELYN MAY

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, November 3, 1999
Edmore - Evelyn May MUSSON, 85, of Edmore, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Kelsey Memorial Hospital, Lakeview. She was born March 22, 1914, in Kalamazoo, to Donald and Bernice MOWRER BENNETT. Employed at Kelsey Memorial Hospital, Mrs. MUSSON retired in 1974. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, Edmore. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and one sister. Mrs. MUSSON is survived by her daughter, Maxine and her husband, Mike PRESTON, of Edmore; her son, William and his wife, Patricia MUSSON of Attica; two sisters, Lila CAIN and Eileen DALLAS, both of Spring Lake; one brother, Fayne and his wife, Edna BENNETT, of Spring Lake; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church, Edmore, with Father Vincent Bryce officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore.
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MUSTON, LYELL J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, December 27, 1999
Greenville - Lyell J. MUSTON, 82, of Greenville, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Metron of Greenville. He was born on May 15, 1917, in Muskegon, the son of Jesse and Hazel RUMMEL MUSTON. He had been the chief accountant for Federal-Mogul Cor. in Greenville, retiring in 1980. He married Vivian A. PERKINS on Oct. 12, 1940. They were members of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville. Surviving Mr. MUSTON are his wife of 59 years and their two children and their spouses, Dennis and Phyllis MUSTON of Rockford, Marilyn and Donald LOSINGER of Greenville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Donalyn and Keith TUTTLE of Collins, Wis., Denise and Bryan O'NEAL of Indianapolis, Ind., Denae and Dave JOHNSON of Comstock Park, Phillip and Mayra MUSTON of Rockford; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, LaVon MILLARD of Riverside, Calif; and one sister-in-law, Eva MUSTON of Muskegon. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Mark Shaw officiating. Burial will be in McBride Cemetery, McBride. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Funeral arrangements are by the Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.
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MYERS, ALICE L.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, January 5, 1999
Sheridan - Alice L. MYERS, 74, 10047 N. Six Lakes Road, Six Lakes, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Kelsey Memorial Skilled Care Unit. She was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Six Lakes, the daughter of Frankie and Clara MASON HUNT. On. Nov. 17, 1941, she married Clarence A. MYERS. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1996. Mrs. MYERS was a longtime resident of the Six Lakes area. She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Janet and Forrest TAYLOR of Six Lakes, Marsha and Don WRIGHT of Sheridan, Mary MYERS of Edmore; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Clair and Bonnie MYERS of Morley, David and Joan MYERS of Stanton, Jimmy MYERS of Crystal; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vinas and George MYERS of Ludington, Lana and Harold HARTMAN of Riverdale; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Vivian HUNT of Riverdale, Bob and Holly HUNT of Sumner, Vernie and Shirley HUNT of Crystal, Ron and Shirley HUNT of Stanton; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rosemary MYERS, in 1963; and one great-grandson, Brandon R. WRIGHT, in 1995. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Stebbins & Simpson Funeral Home, Sheridan, with the Rev. Dan Skirvin officiating. Interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery, Fenwick. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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MYERS, MABEL M.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, May 3, 1999
Carson City - Mabel M. MYERS, 86, Carson City, passed away Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Metron of Greenville nursing home. She was born July 15, 1912, in Carson City, to John and Nellie WILLIAMS HENRY. Mabel married Donald N. MYERS in 1933 in Carson City. He preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Yvonne MYERS of Carson City; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Kenneth HENRY of Carson City, John and Ruth HENRY of St. Louis; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Anna GRIMWOOD of Nashville, Irene and Marvin HAINES of Smyrna. She also was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Aaron GETTS; four brothers, Stanley, Clarence, Daniel, Lawrence; two sisters, Florence and Mary. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City, with the Rev. James Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Carson City Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
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