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Andy Smith, 36

Andrew (Andy) Charles Smith, 36, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Andrew was born in Three Rivers on Jan. 4, 1973. He attended both Constantine and Niles schools, and was most recently employed at Vaupell in Constantine. Andrew is the son of Suzanne Smith and the grandson of Valeta Smith. He …

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Barbara Allen, 33

Barbara Jean Allen, age 33, of Mendon, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at her home following a long illness. She was born in Three Rivers on Dec. 12, 1975, and was the daughter of Roger and Nancy (Smith) Allen. Barbara attended the Pathfinder School in Centreville, where she was a cheerleader for the Special Olympics. She also worked at ARCH …

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Audrey Lung, 82

Audrey Mae Bailey Lung, 82, of Florence, S.C., and formerly of Sturgis, Mich., went to her Heavenly Home on Saturday, May 23, 2009, in a Florence health care facility after an illness. Ms. Lung was born in Florence, a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Juanita Garrett Bailey.  She retired in 1985 from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis.  She …

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Melvin Stauffer, 74

Melvin P. Stauffer, age 74, of Mendon, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Three Rivers Health emergency room. Melvin was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Lancaster, Pa., a son of the late Peter and Amanda (Stoltzfus) Stauffer. On Sept. 26, 1959, Melvin married Clara Yoder in Leonidas. He had worked in the RV manufacturing business, retiring …

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Bud Tout, 78

Leroy Wayne “Bud” Tout, age 78 of Three Rivers, Mich., died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, where he had been a patient for six days. He was born in Centerville, Ind., on Jan. 26, 1931, the son of Olin and Lola (Baker) Tout. Following graduation from Centerville High School he served in the U.S. Air …

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Marian Kimble, 80

Marian J. Kimble, age 80, of Three Rivers, passed away early Friday morning May 22, 2009 at Riverview Manor following a lengthy illness. She was born on August 14, 1928 in Three Rivers, MI. the daughter of Thomas and Herma Freese. Mrs. Kimble has been a life long resident of this area. She enjoyed doing crafts, needle-point, was an excellent …

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Patricia Carper, 68

Patricia Ann Carper, age 68, of Constantine passed away  Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marcellus, on April 1, 1941,  a daughter of  Samuel R. and Lucille (Landis) Hartzell. Pat moved to Constantine at 5 years of age,  and attended Constantine Schools.  On March 25, 1958 she married Samuel B. …

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June Buchanan, 83

June Marie Buchanan, age 83 of Centreville, died Friday, May 1, 2009 at Odyssey House Hospice in Palm Desert, CA.  She was born in Allegan, MI on June 26, 1925 the daughter of George and Lali (Wait) Yeager.  She was married to Wendell Buchanan on Nov. 29, 1952 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Three Rivers.  Following their marriage, they …

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Wilma Bordner, 91

*WILMA RUTH BORDNER* age 91 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday > afternoon May 20, 2009 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. > > She was born March 29, 1918 in St. Joseph County, Michigan a daughter to > the late Frederick George and Cora Velle (Foust) Cook. > > Wilma had resided in Sturgis for the past 21 years. …

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Randy Jackson “Ran” Bow, 57

Randy Jackson “Ran” Bow, age 57 of Mendon, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1952, in Hudson, a son of Charles and Rose (David) Bow. Ran was a 1970 graduate of Tecumseh High School, and resided in Tecumseh before moving to Mendon in 1991. He was divorced from Paulette Martin-Bethuram. Ran …

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