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Gloria Dunham, 76

Gloria J. Jordan Gilbo Dunham, age 76, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 19, 1942, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Carl Henry and Hazel (Randall) Jordan. Gloria was a lifelong Sturgis resident. She had been employed as a bartender and waitress at Neuman-Wenzel Post #1355 VFW …

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Kyle Poley, 21

Kyle Jeffery Poley, age 21, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at his home. He was born July 19, 1996, in Sturgis, a son of Roger and Martha (Andaverde) Poley Jr. Kyle resided in Sturgis for the past five years, coming from White Pigeon, where he lived most of his life. He was a graduate of White Pigeon …

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Louise Hassinger, 99

Louise Hassinger, age 99, of Constantine, died on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Bowman Place in Three Rivers. She was born July 17, 1918, in Henderson, Ky., a daughter of Joseph and Laura Catherine (Gabe) Dickens. Louise moved with her family to South Bend, and graduated June of 1937, from Central High School in South Bend. In 1939, Mary Louise, …

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Barbara Vanderaa, 72

Barbara Louise Vanderaa, age 72, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at the Heartland Health Care Center. She was born on Jan. 28, 1946 in Paw Paw, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Myrtle (Weston) Calloway. Barb has been a longtime resident of Three Rivers and a life member of First United Methodist Church where …

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Edith Duffield, 99

Edith C. Duffield, a former longtime Sturgis resident, teacher and librarian for Sturgis Public Schools at Congress Elementary and Wenzel Elementary schools, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Addington Place in Northville. Edith, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was a longtime school educator and librarian and active community member who truly embodied her beliefs in continual …

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Eddie Mae Webb, 89

Eddie Mae Webb, age 89, formerly of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born April 18, 1929, in Popular Grove, Ark., a daughter of the late Sam and Sara (Bryant) Pippens. On Dec. 23, 1948, she married Isaiah Webb in Arkansas. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1998, after 50 …

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Zelma Castle, 94

Mrs. Zelma Mae Castle, age 94, of Three Rivers, passed away early in the morning on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Three Rivers Health. She was born December 12, 1923 in Goshen, Indiana the daughter of the late Henry W. and Iva E. (Albin) Davidhizar. She graduated from Marcellus high school in 1941. In 1942 she married the love of …

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Hazel Markus, 89

Hazel Janell Markus, age 89, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully Friday, June 15, 2018, with cherished family members by her side. Hazel was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Grove Hill, Ala., although spent the majority of her younger years in the Mobile area. On Dec. 6, 1952, Hazel married Edward Louis Markus of Colon while Edward was stationed as a …

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Harold Moyer, 95

Harold LaVerne Moyer, age 95, passed away peacefully Friday, June 15, 2018. Harold was born Aug. 16, 1922, to Ezra and Myrtle (Noel) Moyer. He graduated from Constantine High School in 1940. He entered International Business College in Fort Wayne, where he later was employed by General Electric Company. In February 1943, he was drafted into the Army’s 62nd medical …

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Edward Arnold, 79

Mr. Edward Arnold, age 79, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home surrounded by loving family. He was born on July 6, 1939 in Manchester, Tennessee the son of the late William and Meda (Wilson) Arnold. Edward worked and retired from General Motors. He leaves to cherish his memory four children: Terisa Arnold, …

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