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Barbara Atherton, 68

Barbara A. Atherton, 68, of White Pigeon, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Goshen, Ind., a daughter of Ralph and JoAnn (Garmen) Borden. She lived her early life in Goshen, coming to White Pigeon in 1964. She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling with her husband and ... Read More »

Carol Fashbaugh, 71

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Carol K. Fashbaugh, 71, of Constantine, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Elkhart General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Elwood on Nov. 18, 1943, to the late John and Ilah (Hobbs) Craig. She married Joseph W. “Joe” Fashbaugh Jr. on Feb. 1, 1961, in Elkhart, Ind. He survives her at home after nearly ... Read More »

Rick Potts, 38

Richard David “Rick” Potts, age 38, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at his home. He was born June 5, 1976, in Sturgis, a son of David and Janice (Machan) Potts. Rick was a lifelong Sturgis area resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1995. He continued his education at Kalamazoo Valley Community ... Read More »

Kenneth Airgood, 78

Kenneth L. Airgood, 78, of White Pigeon, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 28, 1936, in White Pigeon, a son of Leland K. and Katherine J. (Rudloff ) Airgood. He lived all his life in White Pigeon, except for four years in the U.S. Navy, where he ... Read More »

Marilyn DePlanche, 83

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Marilyn Ruth DePlanche, age 83, of Mendon, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Mendon on Jan. 28, 1931 the daughter of Donald C. and Alma G. (Bartholomew) Happel. She graduated from Mendon High School where she later worked as a custodian. Marilyn was a homemaker who also worked at G-W Pizza ... Read More »

Bob McClish, 71

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Robert Lee “Bob” McClish, age 71, of Leonidas died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at his home. He was born in Battle Creek, MI on April 11, 1943 the son of Cecil and Audrey (Bastian) McClish and was a lifetime resident of the area. He graduated from Colon High School with the class of 1961. Bob worked as a millwright for ... Read More »