Mary Ruth Boughton, age 68, of Sturgis, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family, following a long courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born July 16, 1944, in Muncie, Ind., a daughter of the late Rufus and Olive (Beck) Alley.
Mary retired from the Dometic Corporation in LaGrange, Ind., following 10 years of dedicated employment. Prior to joining Dometic, she worked for 30 years in the credit department at Kirsch Company in Sturgis. Following her retirement, she had been working for the past three years at GT Independence in Sturgis.
On March 22, 1969, she married Jack Boughton in Kokomo, Ind. Mary met Jack through his cousin Donal and wrote many letters to Jack while he was serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.
Mary was an active member of First Baptist Church in Sturgis, where she was currently the church organist and pianist. She also sang in the church choir and directed the children’s choir. She enjoyed sewing and was a member of a quilting group. Mary taught piano to many young students in St. Joseph County.
She leaves behind her loving and dedicated husband of 43 years, Jack; a son, Bryan (Krysti) Boughton of Sturgis; a daughter, Amy (Steve) Allan of Sturgis; her grandchildren, Paige (Shawn) Hayes, Peyton Boughton, Max Boughton, Jacquelynn Allan and Maddison Allan, all of Sturgis; a brother, G. Edward (Susan) Alley of Indianapolis; two sisters, Nancy (Tom) Heller of Carmel, Ind., and Wanda (Richard) Kreuzfeldt of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews; and also was survived by her church family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant sister, Janene Alley.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hackman Family Funeral Homes— Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Ruth Boughton will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Sturgis. The Rev. James Bender will officiate.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation will follow the service. Burial of the ashes will take place at a later date at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donation be directed to Fist Baptist Church, 28090 Fawn River Road, Sturgis, MI 49091; or Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091.
Her obituary is also available at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.
Carol Ann Myers, 78, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. She was born on May 9, 1934 in Newstraitsville, Ohio, the daughter of Cartilage and Wilma (Williamson) Webb.
Mrs. Myers was united in marriage to the love of her life George on Dec. 25, 1953 in Logan, Ohio. Together they raised their children on the family dairy farm in Three Rivers. Carol also was employed at Continental Can, Michigan Power, and later at D&W and Meijer’s in the bakery dept. She and George have been long time members of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where they were very active.
Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, Mark Myers.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, husband, George Myers of Three Rivers; one son, Timothy Myers of Three Rivers; two daughters, Sharon (Wayne) Bistodeau of Sand Point, Idaho and Joanna (Leonard) Knight of Tatlayokolake, B.C., Canada; daughter-in-law, Kathy Myers of Kalamazoo; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Alisha, Heather, Justin, Joshua, Jamie, Jesse and Ethan; three great-grandchildren, Jayden, Rylee and Makhira.
Carol’s family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. Ed LeClair officiating.
Interment will be held in White Pigeon Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at hohnerfh.com.
Marjorie L. Indergand, age 86, of Sturgis, passed away early Thursday morning, Aug. 9, 2012, at Sturgis Hospital.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
Hackman Family Funeral Homes — Hackman Chapel, Sturgis, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Fern O. Anway, 77, of Sturgis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, following a short illness.
She was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Ypsilanti, a daughter of Frank and Maude (McComber) Dingman. She had been a Sturgis resident for the past 50 years, coming from Three Rivers.
On June 26, 1965, she married Allen Anway in Sturgis. He preceded her in death July 29, 2012.
She had worked as a homemaker and a nurse’s aide.
Surviving are three daughters, Linda Gates of Centreville, Vickie Armstrong of Sturgis and Debra Gearhart of Nottawa; a son, James Bradford of Dowagiac; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters; a granddaughter; a grandson; and a great-grandson.
Family and friends may call 10-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Rodger Moyer officiating.
Interment will follow in White Pigeon Township Cemetery.
Donations may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
James Robert “Jim” Robinson, 76, of rural Three Rivers, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 5, 1935 the son of Ernest and Jessie (Hunter) Robinson. Jim was a graduate of Chicago Vocational School, and worked as a sheet metal worker in Chicago. After moving to Michigan he worked at Dayco Rubber before opening his own clothing business known as Mr. J’s Boutique in Three Rivers.
Jim was married to Celestine Matthews in Indiana on March 8, 1961. She survives along with three children, Victor Robinson of Kalamazoo, Ricky Robinson of Loveland, Colo. and Carolyn (Wayne) Archer of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Juanita Gregory of Mendon, Gloria Artley of Three Rivers and Theresa Parker of Elkhart, Ind.; two brothers, Carl (Zenobia) Robinson of Three Rivers and Bill Robinson of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Geraldine Ivy; and three brothers, Frank, Ernest, and William Robinson.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home followed by burial in Mendon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.
Dana Jeanne Gauntt, age 72, of Sturgis, MI passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Three Rivers. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services held at this time.