Obituaries

Paul Carroll Jr., 81

Paul E. Carroll Jr., 81, of Saline, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Saline Evangelical Home. He was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of Paul E. Sr. and Dorothy F. (Bowser) Carroll. On Dec. 26, 1950, he married Charlotte L. Fitzpatrick, and she survives. Paul retired from General Motors in 1991 with 38 years of …

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Alan Kinsey, 49

Alan Ward Kinsey, age 49, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday morning January 14, 2011 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born September 23, 1961 in Sturgis, Michigan a son of Walter and Della (Davidson) Kinsey. Alan had resided most of his life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class or …

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Lois Allen, 80

Lois Jean Allen, age 80 of Mendon, died Thursday Jan. 13, 2011 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo where she had been a patient for two days. She was born in Parkville on Feb. 22, 1930 the daughter of August and Hazel (Baker) Conrad and was a lifetime resident of the Mendon area. Lois graduated from Mendon High School with …

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Douglas Shaw, 57

Douglas Craig Shaw, 57, of Las Vegas, Nev. and formerly of Mendon and Three Rivers, passed away Jan. 4, 2011 at Nathan Adelson Hospice Center with his loving sister Leanne by his side. He was born Jan. 20, 1953 in Three Rivers to George Douglas and Janet Lee (Selby) Shaw. Doug enjoyed his bartending days in the Mendon and Three …

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Jackie Besser, 62

Jacqueline Roberta Besser, age 62, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1948, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Robert and Phyllis (Gates) Edmund. Jackie had resided in Sturgis for the past 44 years, coming from Ashland, Ky., where she graduated from Boyd County High School …

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Sarah Yoder, 89

Sarah W. Yoder, age 89, of Centreville, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. She was born in Centreville on May 27, 1921, the daughter of William D. and Lydia Ann (Yoder) Hochstetler. She was a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Sarah was a homemaker and her hobbies …

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Billie McDonald, 59

Billie E. McDonald, 59, of Shipshewana, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Elkhart General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 9, 1951, in Sturgis, a daughter of William Lewis and June Iris (Fickel) McKale. She was a Stone Lake resident for the past five years, prior to that she lived in the White Pigeon area. She worked …

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Michael Morris, 63

Michael Lee Morris, 63, of Three Rivers, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers where he had resided the past five years. He was born on March 26, 1947 the son of the late Joseph and Hazel (Kramb-Webb) Morris. Michael was a lifetime resident of Three Rivers and had worked in the lawn-care and …

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Richard King, 75

Richard M. King, 75, of Three Rivers, passed away Jan. 12, 2011. Richard was born Dec. 26, 1935, in Sturgis, a son of Elvyn and Frances (Mumby) King. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Richard retired from Armstrong International after 33 years in 1998. He attended Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene at Indian Lake. He loved his …

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Patricia Eastes, 70

Patricia A. (Keith) Eastes passed away January 11, 2011 at her home. She was born in Three Rivers, MI, December 15, 1940, a daughter of Franklin  and Mary (Cekander) Keith. Patricia graduated from Three Rivers Schools in 1959.  She married Delman Eastes on June 18, 1960 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Three Rivers.  Patricia is survived by her husband Del …

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