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John Lapham, 86

           John R. Lapham, age 86, of Marcellus, MI (Wakelee), passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 14, 2014 at home.           He was born December 24, 1927 in Cassopolis, MI, the youngest child of John W. and Alma B. (Johnson) Lapham.  On August 26, 1951 in Cassopolis he married the love of his life, Joan Ayers who preceded him in death ... Read More »

Myrtle Barnes, 94

Myrtle Lucy Barnes, age 94, of Three Rivers, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Three Rivers. She was born in Mendon on May 9, 1920 the youngest daughter of Thomas and Clyo (Kline) Engle, and attended school in Mendon. She was married to LoWayne Elmer Barnes on Sep. 4, 1937 in Centreville. They lived briefly in ... Read More »

Phil Gregrich, Sr., 59

Philip Raymond Gregrich, Sr., 59, of White Pigeon, passed away Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Three Rivers.  Phil was born in Benton Harbor, MI on November 26, 1954 to William Knapp and Doris Barton. On June 17, 1995, he married Valerie Harvey. Phil was employed in retail sales at Bontrager’s Supply in White Pigeon.  He also worked ... Read More »

Lenora O’Grady, 70

Lenora A. Rocha O’Grady, age 70, of Cassopolis, MI. She was born October 5, 1943 to Jack and Inez (Addelman) Kennedy. She loved fishing and gathering with friends for social activities. Surviving are two daughters, Tammy (Mark) Adcock of California and Joanna (Todd) Hawkins of Marcellus; three sons, Danny (Gloria) Rocha of Oregon, Kenny (Cindy) Rocha of Arizona and Steve (Sherry) ... Read More »

Leslie Ware, 62

Leslie Ware, 62,  Burr Oak, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at her home. She was born in Three Rivers on May 29, 1952, a daughter of Forrest and Maxine (Breece) Schmidtendorff. Leslie graduated from Constantine High School in 1969. On September 14, 1969 she married David Ware at Porter Baptist Church. Leslie enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, crochet and especially ... Read More »

Raymond Sloan, Jr., 79


Raymond H. Sloan, Jr., 79, of Portage, was born in Detroit on June 18, 1935. The first born to Raymond H. Sloan, Sr. and Hazel Lucile Evans died Aug. 10, 2014. The family moved back to Three Rivers in 1943 where he graduated in 1954. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, married Sandra L. Miller August 1958, retired ... Read More »