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Tim Reilly, 55


Timothy Reilly, age 55 of Sturgis, passed away late Tuesday morning, July 12, 2016, at his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1960, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., a son of James and Sue (Blakeslee) Reilly Sr. Tim resided in Sturgis for the past 25 years, coming from Detroit. On March 28, 2009, he married his soulmate, Denell Holst, on the beach …

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Claribelle Jonker, 102


Claribelle Elizabeth Jonker, age 102, of Three Rivers, died on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Three Rivers Health where she had been a patient for 3 days. She was born in Centreville, Mi on April 13, 1914 the daughter of Issac Walter and Elizabeth Ann (Ash) Major. She worked as an au pair before graduating from Three Rivers High School. …

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Eileen Yancy, 68

Eileen K. Yancy, age 68, of Marcellus, passed away at home unexpectedly Monday, July 11, 2016. She enjoyed traveling everywhere- especially to Florida each winter with her friends, staying busy doing yard work, working on puzzles, spending time at the lake and spending time with her grandkids. She is survived by her one son Scott (Lisa) Bainbridge of Marcellus; one …

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JB Whitt, 55


Jimmy Berlin “JB” Whitt, age 55, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, surrounded by his loving family. JB was born Aug. 21, 1960, in Morehead, Ky., a son of the late Berlin and Thelma (Winkleman) Whitt. He moved to Sturgis as a child and was a lifelong resident. On Aug.13, 1990, …

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Lila Withers-Godber, 89

Lila Mae Withers, age 89, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Three Rivers Health. She was born February 27, 1927 to Jesse and Effie (Newman) Rumsey. She married Herman Withers on August 30, 1945. She was employed at J.P. Falvey’s for fifteen years. Herman Withers passed away in October of 1977. Lila married F. Merle …

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Don Bradley, 93


Dr. Donald E. Bradley, age 93, of Colon, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Birch Adult Foster Care Home in Leonidas. Don was born June 4, 1923, in Virden, Manitoba, Canada, a son to the late Dr. John W. and Marion Ellen (Barton) Bradley. Don received his early education in Virden and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air …

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