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Martha Francis Kelly Spicer

  • September 19, 2018

Her legacy . . . Martha Francis Kelly Spicer, 80, passed away September 13, 2018. She was born on April 19, 1938, in Jackson, Mich., to Charles G. and Martha Erma (Sills) Kelly. Martha married the love of her life,…

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David Sawyer

  • September 19, 2018

David Sawyer, 74, of Traverse City, Mich. Beloved husband of Mary (Tremblay) Sawyer. Loving father of Scott (Kelly) Sawyer and Karen (Chris) Van de Water; dear grandfather of Kathryn Van de Water, Steven Sawyer, and Julia Sawyer. Family and friends…

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Darlene K. Kirk

  • September 19, 2018

Darlene K. Kirk, 67, of Spring Arbor passed away. Darlene lived in Spring Arbor but grew up in Napoleon and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1970. She is preceded in death by her parents, Orland and Marvel; siblings, Tom…

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Margaret Elizabeth Gabbard

  • September 19, 2018

Her legacy . . . Margaret Elizabeth Gabbard, 75, passed away September 12, 2018. She was born on February 15, 1943, in Dearborn, Mich. daughter of Hannibal and Margaret (Thomas) Orchard. Peggy married the love of her life, Thomas Gabbard,…

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Arthur Samuel Culbert

  • September 11, 2018

Arthur Samuel Culbert, 96, of Brooklyn, Mich., passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was born on March 26, 1922, in Romulus, Mich., to parents Samuel and Lenora Culbert. Arthur was a veteran, serving…

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Janet Marie Midena

  • September 11, 2018

Janet Marie Midena, of Jackson, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully at home on September 8, 2018, under the care of her two daughters. She was born January 20, 1936, in Detroit, Mich., to Willis and…

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Margaret L. Morlan

  • September 11, 2018

Her legacy . . . Margaret L. Morlan, 83, passed away, September 7, 2018, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian, Mich. Margaret was born in Brooklyn, Mich., on June 27, 1935, to Delbert and Ruth (Mohr) Morlan. Margaret retired from Ford…

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Phyllis M. Swihart

  • September 11, 2018

Phyllis May Swihart entered life eternal on Friday, September 7, 2018, after a brief stay at the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home, in Jackson, Mich. Born in Michigan Center, Mich., in 1927, to Lee Owen and Dorothy Ann (Miles) VanDusen.…

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Shirley Ann Richarson

  • September 11, 2018

Her legacy . . . Shirley Ann Richardson, 71, went to be with the Lord September 9, 2018. She was born on December 20, 1946, in Monroe, Mich., to Harold and Leona (Russeau) Heath. Shirley married the love of her…

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Anna Elizabeth Elliott

  • August 21, 2018

Anna Elizabeth Elliott, 97, of Chelsea, formerly of Brooklyn, Mich., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Anna was born on May 13, 1921, daughter of Guy and Frederica Beevers in Tecumseh. She married Gerald “Bud” Elliott on October 25, 1940, at Vineyard Lake in…

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