Violet L. “Peg” Edwards, age 84, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Thurston Woods Village.
She was born April 26, 1929, at Leila Post Hospital in Battle Creek, a daughter of the late John and Loudema (Lake) Hughes. She was one of five siblings and resided mostly in the Athens or Burlington area.
On June 6, 1959, she married Harley Edwards in Sturgis, and together they raised 12 children. He preceded her in death March 3, 1988.
She was a homemaker and worked as a maid, waitress and at the Transogram Company in Sturgis.
Violet lived a full and happy life and always had an open door if there was anyone down and out who needed a place to live.
She is survived by a son, Douglas Miller of Sturgis; daughters Jennie Hagen, Susan Cowan and Cheryl Jourdan, all of Sturgis; other daughters Marjorie Crocker of Kalamazoo and Lois Wadsworth of Sherwood; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sons, Charles Miller, Larry Miller, Ronald Miller and Norris Carney; two daughters, Edith Hakes and Patricia McNabb; and a grandson, Eric Weber.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.
A graveside service and burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Pastor Robert Keim will officiate.
Memorial donations would be appreciated, to Hackman Family Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 9, Sturgis, MI 49091, to help with expenses.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.
Dolores J. Stock, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Constantine on November 29, 1930, a daughter of Laverne and Naomi “Pearl” (Powers) Johnson. Dolores graduated from Constantine High School in 1947. On August 3, 1957, Dolores married Harold T. Stock, Jr. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Constantine. He preceded her in death August 8, 1994. She was a lifetime member of Messiah Lutheran Church, and was a secretary at Frank Bush Attorney at Law during the 1950’s. Dolores was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family. She served as Scout Den Mother, and enjoyed following her sons through Little League. Dolores and Harold also enjoyed traveling together to warmer climates during the winter.
Surviving are her sons Harold “Tom” Stock III, Fayetteville, NC, William Stock, Three Rivers, sister Karen “Peach” Schrock, Three Rivers, grandchildren William Stock, Jr., Ben Stock and Emily Fink, great grandchildren Joe, Makenzie, Zoey and Clara, nephew Ray Schrock, nieces Jodie McCarty and Suzie Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons Ben and John Stock, and a sister Shirley Kramb.
Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m. at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Graveside Services will be at Constantine Township Cemetery Wednesday at 11 AM with Reverend Dennis Smith officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Constantine Food Pantry. Condolences may be left at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
Pearl Louise Taylor, age 84, of Centreville died Saturday May 4, 2013 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Battle Creek, MI on March 10, 1929 the daughter of Benoni C. and Ruth M. (Berger) Yeomans. She attended several area country schools and graduated from Colon High School. She was married to Raymond Taylor in 1946. Following his untimely death she was married to LaVern Taylor on Jan. 23, 1954 in Leonidas. Together they raised a family and operated farms in Colon and Leonidas Townships. Louise had also worked at Douglas Manufacturing, and Lakeshore Elevator before retiring from Magic Pop Popcorn Co. She was a former member of the Wakeman Chapel in Mendon. She was an avid reader, PBR Rodeo fan, Michigan State fan, and enjoyed watching family sporting events.
Louise is survived by six children, Philip (Carol) Taylor of Iron Mountain, Ronald (Faith) Taylor of Sturgis, Norman Taylor of Crystal Falls, C. Steven (Kim) Taylor of Three Rivers, Barbara (Jim) Weinberg of Colon, and Diane (Duane) Schwartz of Centreville; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ellen (Glen) Blood of Emory, TX; and a step-sister, Faye (Ron) Bohm of Centreville. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Raymond Taylor and LaVern Taylor; two sisters, Betty Cross and Maxine Hansett a half-brother, Clifford Dick; half-sister, Joan Stiteler; and a granddaughter, Jaime Weinberg.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 11, 2013 at the funeral home with David Farrell and Curtis Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Colon. It is suggested that memorials be directed to any local hospice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com
Arlene “Pinky” M. Webb, age 89, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room.
She was born March 31, 1924, in LaGrange County, Ind., a daughter of the late Sam and Joyce (Schworm) Weiss.
Arlene had been a resident of Sturgis since 1957, moving here from Three Rivers.
On May 24, 1958, in Sturgis, she married David R. Webb.
She had been employed by Kirsch Company in Sturgis for 30 years, retiring in 1983.
After retiring, she and David spent their summers in Mikana, Wis., and she enjoyed fishing, going out to eat with family and friends, and spending a little time at the casino.
Surviving are her husband, David; two daughters, Joyce Webb of Sturgis and Jane (Robert) Paulus of LaGrange, Ind.; a son, Jeff (Karen) Owen of Sturgis; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Sam and Maynard; two sisters, Sylvia Rose and Irma Gifford.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Arlene “Pinky” Webb will be held at a later date, to be announced.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Association for the Blind, 456 Cherry St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hackman Family Funeral Home — Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.
Shirley D. Buehrer, 76, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center, Bryan, Ohio, where she had been a resident. Shirley was born Dec. 29, 1936 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Leslie and Cora D. Spooner. She was then adopted by her grandparents, Charlie R. and Eva Young. She was a graduate of Three Rivers High School. She married John Buehrer on Dec. 22, 1959, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1993. Shirley worked at Hardee’s Restaurant. She had also worked in the mail room at the Bryan Times, and at Brownies Restaurant. Shirley also served as a crossing guard at Bryan High School. She was a member of Lick Creek Church of the Brethren as well as the Sweet Adelines.
Surviving is her daughter, Shianna Buehrer of Bryan, Ohio; her sister, Larita Penn of Independence, Ky.; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Buehrer of Edgerton, Ohio; one great-niece, Sandy Gigax of Archbold, Ohio as well as her friend, Roberta Dell of Bryan, Ohio.
Visitation for Shirley D. Buehrer will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home – Greenisen Chapel, 225 E. High Street, Bryan, Ohio. Funeral services for Shirley will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 in the funeral home with Pastors Nancy Berkheiser and Dorothy Ritchey-Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery, Bryan, Ohio.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Lick Creek Church of the Brethren, 1500 Center Street, Bryan, OH 43506.
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.
Barbara Mitzi Walton, age 82, of Nottawa, passed away, Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at Three Rivers Health Hospital. She was born on June 2, 1930 a daughter of Frank and Barbara (Priborsky) Walter , in Coldwater, MI. Barbara graduated from Coldwater High School in 1951 and attended Glen Oaks Community College receiving her LPN degree. On November 14, 1952 she married Charles D. Walton in Coldwater. Barbara began working as a nurse at Fairview Nursing Home in Centreville. She later worked at Borgess Hospital then Three Rivers Hospital retiring in 1995. Barbara enjoyed reading, watching TV and being involved in 4-H with her children.
Surviving are her Husband Charles D. Walton, Nottawa, Larry (Angie) Walton , Nottawa, Billy (Theresa Metz) Walton ,Sturgis, Jon (Sheila) Walton, Nottawa, daughter Nancy Walton of Nottawa, 8 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren ,a brother Francis Walter of Galesburg, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Relatives and friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville. Religious Services will be held Monday at 11 am at the Funeral Home with Pastor Clint Zehr officiating. Interment will follow at Nottawa Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue Fund or Three Rivers Hospice. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.