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Janet Parker, 82

Janet Kathryn (Southworth) Parker, age 82, of Marcellus, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 16, 2019. Janet was born in Kalamazoo on January 12, 1937, the daughter of Maynard N. and Marie R. (Mitchell) Southworth. On June 26, 1955, Janet married Ralph W. Parker in Schoolcraft at the First Presbyterian Church. Together, they had nine children: Beth (Robert) Dyer of …

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Mahlon Tucker, 77

Mahlon Lee Tucker, age 77, of Centreville, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 after sustaining injuries in a traffic accident west of South Bend. Mahlon Lee Tucker was born on July 20, 1941 in Wichita, Kansas.  Mahlon was many things to everyone in his life – Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Uncle, a Grandpa to ten grandchildren, Great-Grandpapa to three …

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Mary Schwartz, 89

Mary E. Schwartz, age 89, of Colon, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 15, 2019. Mary was born Nov. 20, 1929, to the late Christian and Emily (Schwartz) Stauffer. On Dec. 11, 1947, she married Samuel S. Schwartz, who preceded her in death in 1987. Together, they had 11 children. A generous lady who lived life …

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Terina Vail, 48

Mrs. Terina Dawn Vail, age 48, of Jones, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Elkhart Hospice House, following a brief illness.  She was born on June 1, 1970 in Atlanta, GA.,the daughter of James Bruce and Patricia Ann (Whitehead) Johnson. Terina has been a resident of Jones since 1991.  She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service …

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Judy Palazzo, 77

Judy Carole Palazzo, age 77, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 11, 2019, at her home. She was born March 17, 1942, in Fawn River Township, a daughter of the late Lee and Pauline (Oliver) Kime. Judy’s early life was spent in Sturgis, where she was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1961. She had …

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Robbie Faile, 84

Robbie Marie Faile, age 84, of Three Rivers, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 2, 1935 in Trafford, Alabama to Elmer and Viola (Reed) McCay. She was a devoted member of The Calvary Baptist Church of Three Rivers. Robbie worked and retired from Owen Illinois …

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Walter Philo, 87

Walter G. Philo, age 87, of Colon, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Drews Place in Coldwater, after several years of failing health. Walter, better known as “Gib,” was born in Union City, a son of the late John Walter and Dorothy (Woldring) Philo. He graduated from Colon High School and, following military service, attended barber school. In …

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John Babcock Sr, 75

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, John D. Babcock Sr., loving husband and father of four children, passed away in the company of his family at the age of 75. John was born January 12, 1944, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Lee High School in Wyoming, Michigan, in 1962, where he was state champion in tennis and basketball star. …

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Dale Webster, 83

Dale M. Webster, age 83, of Sturgis, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 10, 2019, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born April 9, 1936, in Quincy, a daughter of the late Glen and Thelma (Mann) Woodman. Dale resided most of her life in the Burr Oak and Sturgis area and was a graduate of Burr Oak High …

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Dottie Gooding, 83

Dorothy Gooding, age 83, Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Grace Healthcare. She was born in Cook County, IL on March 13, 1936, daughter of Casmer and Adele (Bebenowicz) Swiatkowski, Sr. Dottie attended Three Rivers schools. She worked as an office assistant and on the custodial staff for Owens-Illinois for 30+ years, retiring in 2000. Dottie …

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