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Karen Hines, 50

Karen K. Hines, 50, of Marcellus, passed away Friday afternoon, March 11, 2011 in Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, following several months illness. She was born Jan. 27, 1961 in Vicksburg the daughter of Edward L. and Phyllis M. (Hanes) Hines. She was formerly employed at Command Electronics Inc. near Schoolcraft. She enjoyed horses and ceramics. Surviving are her mother, Phyllis …

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Janice Johnson, 71

Janice Marie (Knaak) Johnson, age 71, of Mendon, died peacefully on Friday March 11, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 29, 1939, in Schoolcraft. In her younger years, Jan worked as a dental hygiene assistant and was the assistant supervisor in the accounting department at Alberto Culver in Chicago. In her later years she obtained her …

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Margaret White, 91

Margaret M. (Parker) White, 91, was born on Feb. 16, 1920 in St. Louis, Mo. to the union of the late Mr. Louis Parker and Harriet Beasley. They moved to Three Rivers in 1956. To this marriage three children were born: Henrietta Shannon of Mishawaka, Ind., Charlie Mae Copley of South Bend, Ind., and Margaret White of Three Rivers. Margaret …

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Catherine Young, 98

Catherine Agnes Young, of Kalamazoo, and formerly of Sturgis, died on March 7, 2011, at Upjohn Community Care Center. Catherine was born on Nov. 7, 1912, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Lena (Jelinek) Hosek. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold, in 1998, her brother, George Hosek and sister, Alice Wilson. Catherine is survived …

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Cleora Jeffress, 89

Cleora Wigton Jeffress, 89, of Sturgis, passed away Friday morning, March 11, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born March 27, 1921, in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Ora (Breast) Wigton. Cleora had resided in Sturgis since 1991. She retired following 13 years of dedicated employment as a church secretary in Pennsylvania, …

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Edith Studeman, 89

Edith Marie Studeman, 89, of Sturgis, passed away early Thursday afternoon, March 10, 2011 at the home of her son in Sturgis. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late George and Anna (Sweeder) Parker. Mrs. Studeman was a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1939. On Jan. …

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George Johnson

George Elmer Johnson of Three Rivers, until recently a lifelong resident of Munising, has gone to be with his Lord and Saviour on March 9, 2011. George was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; brothers, Arvo, Wilho, Carl, Harry, Paul and Emil; sisters, Delia (Hans) Pelto, Lillian (Roland) Gearing, Anne (George) Sanders, Elsie Johnson and Martha (Donald) …

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Roger Vaughn, 58

Roger Duane Vaughn, 58, of Sturgis, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday evening, March 8, 2011, at his home with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Angola, Ind., a son of the late Clifford and Veda Irene (Gangwer) Vaughn. Roger had resided in Sturgis since 1971, coming from Angola. On Sept. …

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Cynthia Ream, 69

Cynthia B. Ream, 69, of Burr Oak, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 2, 1941, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Henry and Agness Pendzich. Mrs. Ream had resided in Burr Oak since 1984, coming from Detroit. On Sept. 15, 1968, she married Kenneth Ream in Detroit. She had been employed in …

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Vermadell Thomas, 89

We say goodbye to our dear loved one, Vermadell (Allen) Thomas, age 89, of Leonidas. She left us peacefully and without pain on Saturday, March 5, 2011, to join her beloved husband, Leonard, forever. She leaves behind her family who love her, children Sheilah (E.D.) Mutschler, Rhonda (John) Smit and Shelley (Polyvios) Touloupas; grandchildren Lance (Nancy) Patnoude, Monica Patnoude, Brian …

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