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Lee Taylor, 81

Lee Roy Taylor, age 81, of Three Rivers, died on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at his home. He was born in Stone, Kentucky on June 1, 1935 the son of the late Moscoe W. and Ethel (Blackburn) Taylor. He was raised in Deviance, Ohio and later moved to Hillsdale, Michigan where he met and married Cindy Kay Headley on May …

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Betty Evans, 89


Betty Evans, age 89, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center. Betty was employed at Harding’s Market, but spent the majority of her career working for Dr. Porter where she helped care for many local residents. She was a feisty woman and had a knack for making people smile. Friendships came easily. …

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Jim Hay, 70

Mr. James Lee Hay, age 70, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving memory. He was born on August 21, 1946 in Three Rivers, the son of the late Roland and Betty (Phillips) Hay. Following his schooling in the Three Rivers area Jim was employed by Armstrong International where worked …

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Robert Rider, 84

Robert Burdette Rider, age 84, of Three Rivers died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers on April 11, 1932 the son of the late Howard and Mary (Kline) Rider. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He worked at Fairbanks, Three Rivers Rubber Company, and then for himself as …

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Mary Gard, 84


Mary Elizabeth Gard, 84, of Elkhart, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. She was born July 18, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Ralph Karstetter and Elizabeth (McDonall) Karstetter. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Russell E. Gard, of Elkhart, Ind.; three sons, Bob (Jonie) Irwin and David (Tari) Gard, both of Elkhart, Ind., and James (Jolene) Irwin …

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Margaret Shears, 79

Margaret Ann Shears, 79, of Centreville, died on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre. She was born February 25, 1937 in Wheeler, MI, a daughter of KD and Ruth Ann (Vought) Young. She attended schools in Three Rivers and married Lewis Junior Shears on January 15, 1954 in Centreville. Margaret worked at Fairview Nursing Home, Dr. …

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