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Ruth Marchand, 88

Ruth Violet Marchand, 88, of Constantine, and former longtime Sturgis resident, passed away early Sunday morning, Dec. 25, 2011, at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville. She was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Baldwin, a daughter of the late Jesse and Della (Baldwin) Miller. Ruth had resided with her daughter in Constantine since 2007. Prior to that, she lived ... Read More »

Marilyn Deisler, 77

Marilyn J. Deisler, 77, of White Pigeon, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers, following a short illness. She was March 9, 1934, in Mottville, a daughter of Winford S. and Mary A. (Harris) Rentfrow. She was a 1952 graduate of White Pigeon High School, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from University of ... Read More »

Doris Edwards, 64

Doris Jean Edwards, age 64, of Constantine,  passed away  Sunday, December 25th, 2011 at Three Rivers Health. She was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on February 14, 1947,  a daughter of Jesse and Beatrice (Gast) Ball. Doris graduated from Stevensville Lakeshore High School in 1965.  On May 28, 1966 Doris married Billy G. Edwards in Berrien Springs, MI. He preceded her ... Read More »

Emily Gosnell, 66

Emily Jane Gosnell, age 66, of Centreville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 13, 1945, in Three Rivers, a daughter of Orville and Alice (Crossgrove) Shirk Sr. Mrs. Gosnell loved spending time with her family, playing Skip-Bo, reading, crocheting and working when she ... Read More »

Robert Reinel, 75

Robert Gordon Reinel went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, following a brief battle with cancer at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. Gordon was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Detroit, to John and J. Chrystal (Gordon) Reinel, who preceded him in death. As a young boy, he resided in Grosse Pointe Farms. His adolescence ... Read More »

Nan Houston, 83

Nancy “Nan” Morgan Houston, of Kalamazoo, a writer, editor, and public relations manager for colleges and universities in Michigan, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Kalamazoo, after a brief illness. She was 83. From 1971 to 1993, she worked in Michigan State University’s public information office, first handling the needs of the university’s Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine, ... Read More »