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Bessie Fair, 93

Bessie Elizabeth Fair, age 93, of Centreville, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 19, 2018, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Charleston Township, a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Sly) Rugg. Mrs. Fair resided in Centreville for more than 50 years. On Feb. 26, 1942, she married Alvin E. Fair in Angola, Ind. He died …

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Mary Jane Ruth, 75

Mrs. Mary Jane (Miller) Ruth, age 75, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Thursday, October 18, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1943 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Calvin Bradley and Eleanor (Giebe) Bradley. Mary Jane worked most of her career retiring from Crocker Limited. While in retirement she …

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Maynard Gray, 84

Maynard Max Gray, age 84, of Sturgis, was surrounded by his family Thursday evening, Oct. 18, 2018, when he passed away at Sturgis Hospital. He was born July 17, 1934, in LaGrange, a son of the late Myrten and Beulah (Johnson) Gray. Maynard resided in the LaGrange County, and Sturgis area most of his life. Twenty years living in LaGrange …

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Lorie Yoder, 49

Lorie Ann (West) Yoder, age 49, of Colon, passed away Oct. 9, 2018, from injuries she received in an automobile accident in Three Rivers. Lorie was born Oct. 31, 1968 in Indianapolis, a daughter of Jack L. and Loretta R. (Howe) West. She had made her home in the Colon area all her life and had attended Colon schools. Lorie …

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Ruth Kore, 86

Ruth Kore, born in Valmiera, Latvia on April 12, 1932 died in Three Rivers, on Friday, October 19, 2018. She is survived by her sister Anna Iveiss (Uldis) and by her sons Michael (Vita) and Erik (Mara) and by daughter Anda Brenholt. A grandmother to 10, she is lovingly remembered by Silvija, Alvis, Mara, Lukas, Krista, Samuel, Katrina, Amanda, David, …

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Iverna Shelton

Iverna (Boyne) Shelton, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St, Three Rivers, MI 49093. A wake will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral services beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church, 17852 …

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Mary Ellen Enfield, 80

Mrs. Mary E. “Mary Ellen” Enfield, age 80, of White Pigeon, went home to be with the Lord at 1:32 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, following a sudden illness at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Winchester, Ky. to the late Arnold and Ethel (Puckett) Smyth and later married Richard L. “Dick” Enfield on Nov. 15, 1958, …

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Vivian Miller, 88

Vivian Ialeen Miller, age 88, of Sturgis, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 15, 2018, at the home of her daughter Cheryl in Portage. She was born July 29, 1930, in Howe, Ind., a daughter of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Kline) Wisler. Vivian had resided in Sturgis for the past 58 years. Her early life was spent in Howe, …

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Vonnie Sobie, 76

Lodema “Vonnie” Sobie, age 76, formerly of Constantine, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Fairview Nursing Home in Centreville. She was born in Tulsa, OK on July 29, 1942 a daughter of Norville and Ella Lodema (Bucklin) Rust. Lodema graduated from Hillsdale Adult Education in the 1970’s. In 1959, she married Donald Inmon; they were later divorced. On February …

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Michael Bordner, 72

Michael Eric Bordner, age 72, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Jan. 29, 1946, in St. Joseph County, a son of the late Earl B. and Amy (Anderson) Bordner. He is survived by his wife, Tonya (Davis) Bordner; his children, Amy Pace of Monroe, Phillip Bowen of Warren …

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