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Romona Jordan, 62

Romona (Long) Jordan, age 62, of Porter Township, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Three Rivers Health. She was born in Auburn, IN on October 27, 1954. Romona enjoyed painting and coloring. Romona is survived by her husband of 20+ years Adolfo Chavez Contreras, siblings, and some extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and …

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Bill Schipper, 90


Willis (Bill) Schipper, age 90, of Colon, and formerly of Allendale, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater. Bill was born Nov. 6, 1926 in Allendale Township, a son of the late Minord M. and Anna M. (Van Single) Schipper. Early in life, he lived in Allendale, moving to Indiana in …

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Mary Yoder, 70

Mary L. (Miller) Yoder died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at her home in Colon, at the age of 70 years, three months and seven days. She was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Sturgis, to Leroy E.G. and Katie (Hershberger) Miller. On Oct. 19, 1965, she married Elias D. Yoder. To this marriage were born two sons and three daughters, Elias …

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Dick Hicks, 81


Harold Richard Hicks, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Dick was born in Constantine on April 3, 1935 to the late Harry and Hazel (Brenner) Hicks. Shortly after graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served honorably until his discharge in 1958. Dick was known for his sense of humor and ability to …

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Betty Stader, 98

Betty C. Stader, age 98, of Centreville, MI, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Heartland Nursing Home in Three Rivers. Betty was born in Indianapolis, July 31, 1918, a daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth (Doerband) Webb. She graduated from Indianapolis Tech in 1936 and received her Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Liberal Arts from the …

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Susan Baughman, 59

Susan A. Baughman, age 59, formerly of Three Rivers, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born in Three Rivers on September 14, 1957 the daughter of late Richard and Barbara (Curtis). She attended Three Rivers High School. She resided in Cassopolis for the past year, where she also was the manager at the K-B Village …

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