Obituaries

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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Billy Kelley, 66

Billy Carroll Kelley, 66, of Centreville, died Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a long illness. He was born in Perryville, Ark. on Aug. 5, 1942 the son of Rudy W. and Lucy Thelma Mae (Dancer) Kelley. The family moved to Michigan when he was 14 years old. Billy was employed as a Welder at …

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Marjorie Barnes, 80

Marjorie L. Barnes, age 80, formerly of Colon, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the Sanctuary of the Shores Nursing Facility in Grand Haven. Marge was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Leonidas Township, a daughter of the late Elwin and Edna (Williams) Kuder. She had lived in the Leonidas and Colon area most of her life, graduating from Colon …

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David Dillon, 89

David Dillon, 89, passed away on May 16, 2009, after a short illness. A memorial service was held at his residence at Germantown Plantation, Germantown, Tenn. David was born on April 20, 1920, in Newton, N.J., the son of Edward and Lilly Dillon. He grew up in Sturgis, Mich., graduating from Sturgis High School in 1938, where he was a …

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Helen Carlson, 94

Helen P. Carlson, age 94, Berrien Springs, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Royalton Manor, St. Joseph, Mich. Cremation has been conducted. There will be no visitation. Private interment of the cremains will be in the White Pigeon Township Cemetery. Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon is in charge of the arrangements.

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Myrna Fry, 98

Myrna I. Fry, age 98, of Edwardsburg, Mich., and a former Sturgis and Bronson resident, passed away Sunday morning, May 17, 2009, at the Cass County Medical Care Facility in Cassopolis. She was born June 25, 1910, in Madison Township, Branch County, Mich., a daughter to the late Charles and Daisy (Sharp) Auten. Myrna had resided in Cassopolis for the …

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