Obituaries

Clifford Hoover, 96

Clifford Clinton Hoover, age 96, formerly of Mendon, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Thurston Woods in Sturgis. He was born in Harrietta, MI on Sep. 21, 1912 the son of George and Edna (Engler) Hoover. The family moved to Mendon when he was very young, and he attended Mendon Schools. Cliff served in the U.S. Army in Europe during …

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James MacTavish, 36

James Alan MacTavish, age 36, of Three Rivers passed away Wednesday at his parents home. He was born February 28, 1973 in Three Rivers the child of James L. and Cora M. (Cook) MacTavish. James was an Eagle Scout and ran nature programs in scouting. He was a member of Order of Arrow Scouting, enjoyed fishing, golf, NASCAR (Tony Stewart …

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Anita Allen, 60

ANITA F. ALLEN, age 60, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning March 26, 2009 at her home following a long hard fought battle with cancer. She was born April 19, 1948 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a daughter to Gordon W. and Louise (Deveries) Castle. Anita had resided in the Sturgis and Kalamazoo area most of her life. On March …

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Mary Jean Herman, 80

Mary Jean Herman, age 80, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, March 23, 2009 at her home. She was born April 1, 1928 in Burr Oak, Michigan a daughter to the late Victor and Mary (Hanson) Boyer. Jean had resided in the Burr Oak and Sturgis area most of her life. On July 23, 1948 she married …

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Nancy Neal, 71

Nancy P. Neal, age 71 of Mendon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo where she had been a patient for 4 days.  She was born in Three Rivers on March 14, 1938 the daughter of the late Roland and Audrey (Whited) Pritchard and was a lifetime resident of this area.  Nancy graduated from Three Rivers …

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Margaret Green, 80

Margaret Louise Green, age 80, of Athens, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Florida Hospital of Zephyrhills following a long illness.   She was born in Albion, Mich., on Nov. 11, 1928, the daughter of Nelson F. and Eleanor Ludlow (Dean) Bornor.  Margaret graduated from Athens High School in 1946 where she was valedictorian of her class.  She later graduated …

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Lois Johnson, 84

Lois Marie Johnson, age 84, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2009 at the Sunshine House following a brief illness.  She was born in Coosa County, Alabama on Oct. 2, 1924 the daughter of James C. and Pricella (Daniel) Ezekiel.  Mrs. Johnson and her late husband, Bertrand were united in marriage on Sept. 4, 1944 and resided …

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Alice Sherman, 88

Alice Jane Sherman, 88, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at Sturgis Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the George White Funeral Home in Quincy.

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Shelle (Stutesman) Grant, 54

Michele “Shelle” Ann (Stutesman) Grant, age 54, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Three Rivers Health following a short courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Three Rivers, MI. on November 16, 1954 the daughter of Bill and Jeanette (Carreggio) Stutesman.  Shelly graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1972.  She …

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Valerie Springer, 50

Valerie R. Springer, 50, of 2018 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich., died March 16, 2009 in Kalamazoo following an extended illness. She was born March 10, 1959 in Sturgis, Mich., to LeRoy and Suzanne (Lutz) Springer. She had been a resident of Kalamazoo since 2003 and was a registered nurse employed in Chicago and Evanston, Ill., and in homecare and at …

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