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Susie Ransbottom Witty, 54

Susan Kay Ransbottom Witty

Susan Kay Ransbottom Witty, 54, humble servant of God, went to her heavenly Father’s arms on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 while in the presence of her loving husband, Paul Witty. Susie was born in Three Rivers. She was baptized and confirmed at First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers, and most recently, attended Webster and Cullowhee United Methodist Churches in …

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Bette Ashby, 97

Bette “Bette” Ashby, age 97, of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at Three Rivers Health. She was born in Detroit on Oct. 27, 1918 the daughter of George P. and Jean (Deeg) Steil. She was a graduate of St. Bernard Catholic School in Detroit. Marceline was married to John F. “Jack” Ashby in Detroit on July 25, 1942. …

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Roger Coleman, 60


Roger Lynn Coleman, age 60, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers, MI. on Oct. 1, 1955 the son of Claude and Evelyn (Meadows) Coleman. Mr. Coleman moved here from the Georgia area four years ago after retiring as a Butcher. He was preceded in death by his …

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Marion Bowers, 94

Marion L. Bowers, age 94, of Marcellus, MI passed away at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo, Friday, November 6, 2015. She was born February 3, 1921 the daughter of Earl and Helene Avery. After graduating from Three Rivers High School in 1938 she moved to Holland, MI and married Henry Datema on April 12, 1941. She worked at the Holland Sentinel …

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Mimi Rigdon, 73

Mildred E (Mimi) Rigdon, age 73, of Centreville, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Mimi was born in St. Joseph County, MI on September 23, 1942, a daughter of Milfred “Bud” and Esther (Danielson) Hyde. She graduated from Centreville High School and received a deree in Psychology and English from Western Michigan University. Mimi retired from the United …

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Marcella Swilley, 89

Marcella Ruth Swilley, 89, of Three Rivers, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 30, 2015 in Riverview Manor in Three Rivers. She was born Nov. 29, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana to Camiel and Mary Van de Walle. She married John Edward Swilley, Jr. Sept. 24, 1949 in South Bend, Ind. They moved to Three Rivers in 1968. He preceded her in …

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