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Dick Dale, 87

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Richard Lewis “Dick” Dale, age 87, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Grace Healthcare, after many years of pain. He was born June 4, 1929, in Michigan, a son of Cyril and Lauretta (Fisher) Dale. Dick graduated from Constantine High School, where he was a member of the football and baseball teams. He was employed …

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Ruth Cutler, 95

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Ruth Elizabeth Cutler passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Bickford Cottage in Portage. Ruth was born May 9, 1921, in Batavia Township, Branch County, a daughter of Alex and Kate (Nelson) McCrary. Ruth worked for many years as a receptionist in physicians’ offices and retired as a pharmacy clerk from Upjohn Company in 1990. On Sept. 1, 1951, …

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Becky Yoder, 60

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Rebecca “Becky” Yoder, 60, of Constantine, died at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at her home. She was born Nov. 24, 1956, in Sturgis, to Frank and Bev (Musser) Lutz. On Jan. 27, 1974, in White Pigeon, she married Rich Yoder. He survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are a son, Nick (Ashley) Yoder of Constantine; a grandson, Robert …

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Vickie Anable, 63

Vickie Lynn Anable, age 63, of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Sparta, WI on Sep. 17, 1953 the daughter of Spencer Odell and Patricia Louise (Shields) Trones. She moved from Wisconsin to Michigan in 1991. Vickie was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her …

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Priscilla Somers, 96

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Priscilla L. Somers, 96, of White Pigeon, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at New Friends of Kalamazoo, following a brief illness. She was born July 21, 1920, in Detroit, a daughter of Robert Earle and Mary M. (Plodzik) Handy. She was a resident of the White Pigeon area since 1989, coming from Paw Paw and Plainwell. She was religious educational …

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Rosie Betts, 83

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Rosie Lee Betts, age 83, of Three Rivers, formerly of Chicago, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on March 6, 1933 in Jefferson County, MS.; the daughter of the late Henry and Henretta (Carter) Martin. Rosie was born and raised in Jefferson Co., Miss.  …

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