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Mitchell W. Taylor

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Mitchell W. Taylor, age 24, died May 6, 2020. Mitchell was born September 15, 1995 in Marshall to Rusty and Louise (Philp) Taylor. Mitchell loved animals and sports. He spent a lot of time with his grandfather playing Texas Holdem. They went to a Detroit Lions game for Mitchell’s birthday and, on another occasion, sat in the front row of a Red Wings game.

Mitchell is survived by his parents, Louise and Rusty Taylor; his grandparents, Charles and Sharon Philp, Alfred and Nancy Taylor; two brothers, Benjamin Taylor and Zachary Taylor; his best friend, Isaiah Harris, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private memorial service to celebrate Mitchell’s life was held at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home and Cremation Care on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Memorial contributions can be given to the Substance Abuse Council of Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Robert E. Thompson

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Robert Egbert Thompson, age 83 — a loving, father, grandfather and friend — of Charlotte died Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at The Eaton Community Palliative Care. Robert was born July 3, 1936 in Charlotte, the son of Farley and Juanita (Shumaker) Thompson. He graduated from Charlotte High School and later served in the Army National Guard. Robert worked as a machinist at Diamond Reo and was also a dairy farmer. He then moved to southern Indiana in 1986, where he started working at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in the forestry department. Following his retirement from the DNR, Robert moved back to Michigan to be closer to his family. Roberts hobbies included hunting, his mules and collecting knives. He loved wearing his bib overalls and being a good ole country boy. In 1952, at the age of 16, he became the second recorded person in Eaton County to tag a white tail buck.

Robert is survived by his children, Rob Thompson, Jane (Larry) Johnston, Gina (Ross) Himebaugh; eight grandchildren, Brad Johnston, Larry Johnston, Sarah Schumacher, Aimee Fletcher, Leah Heinze, Maria Heinze, Siera Blain, and Martina Swanson; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Vonda Stanton; special friends, Dorene Bearndt and Tony Kidd, and the members of the Enon Baptist Church in Salem, Ind. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Eva; and nephew, Eric Stanton.

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

The Thompson family is going to be having a memorial service for Robert at a later date in Indiana at the Enon Baptist Church. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Robert on his tribute page at prayfuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte.

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Haylee J. Hosack

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Haylee Jo Hosack, age 31, of Eaton Rapids passed away May 1, 2020. Haylee was born in Charlotte on November 10, 1988, the daughter of James Hosack and Cynthia (Gosenca) Hosack. She was an amazing aunt, stubborn and silly little sister and the special super-sweet daughter. Haylee loved her cats, Winter Bug and Sunshine, dearly. She enjoyed taking pictures, drawing and writing poetry.

Haylee is survived by her mother, Cynthia (Jason Williams) Hosack of Eaton Rapids; brother, James Hosack of Charlotte; sister, Crystal Hosack of Olivet; uncle, Mike Gosenca of Charlotte; as well as several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, James.

Private family services will be held. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses (gofundme.com/f/Haylee-jos-heaven-going). Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. Online condolences and memories of Haylee Jo may be placed at millsfuneral.com.

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Gale and Loretta Bowerman

YEARS OF MARRIAGE: 60
ANNIVERSARY DATE: September 14, 2017

Celebration Dinner September 23, 2017 at Maxfield's Restaurant

Gale and Loretta live in Barryton, MI and were married September 14, 1957 at Bethany Baptist Church in Lansing, MI. They have two children, Colleen Horstmyer and Kirt Bowerman, two grandchildren, Joshua Horstmyer and Rebecca (Luke) Massie and four grand dogs, Iverson, Dexter, Koba and Riley. A celebration of 60 wonderful years of marriage, will be September 23, 2017 at Maxfield’s Restaurant with family and close friends. We love you!!

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Richard and Terralene Deer

YEARS OF MARRIAGE: 50
ANNIVERSARY DATE: September 2, 2017

Cards of congratulations may be sent to the 'Deer' couple at P.O. Box 190, Charlotte, MI 48813.

Richard and Terralene Deer were married September 2, 1967. Terry, daughter of Wayne and Ruth (Towns) Tank, retired from Charlotte Public Schools. Rich, son of Otto and Evabelle (Boyd) Deer, retired from Eaton County and the Michigan Army National Guard. They have four daughters, Barb (Paul) Templin, Kathy (Chris) Burt, Aimee (Nick) Anderson, and Laura (Jeff) Buda. Also nine grandkids, Nicole, Jessica & Andrew Templin, Layne & Lorelai Burt, Esa Robles & Oakley Anderson, and Penelope & Owen Buda.
They enjoy antiquing and traveling. ‘Papa’razzi documents their adventures. Her antiques chronicle their history. His photos illustrate their love story.

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Dave & Donna Colegrove

YEARS OF MARRIAGE: 50
ANNIVERSARY DATE: November 6, 2017

Anniversary

Dave and Donna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 6, 2017. They were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Plainwell, Michigan. They have 8 children; Sally (Tim) Steward-Charlotte, Missy Perry-St. Thomas, USVI, Rick (Jennifer) Colegrove-Charlotte, Faith Colegrove-Charlotte, Brandon (Jennifer Maier) Colegrove-Lansing, Mike Colegrove-Charlotte, Darien Colegrove-Lansing and Karissa Colegrove,-Charlote. They have 9 grandchildren.

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Lyle & Karen VanHouten

YEARS OF MARRIAGE: 50
ANNIVERSARY DATE: April 6, 1968

In celebration of Lyle & Karen VanHouten’s 50th wedding anniversary, their children would like to honor them with a card shower, Please join us in congratulating them by sending cards and notes of your well-wishes to PO Bo 144, Sunfield, MI 48890. Lyle & Karen were married on April 6, 1968 at Christ United Methodist Church in Lansing, MI. They have two children, Cheryl (Chris) Hall of Dewitt and Kimber Lynn, of Kalamazoo. They have one granddaughter, Elizabeth.

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David & Beverly Gardner

YEARS OF MARRIAGE: 50
ANNIVERSARY DATE: January 31, 2020

Dave and Bev were married on January 31, 1970 and reside in Charlotte. They are the parents of three sons: Mike (Jada) of Charlotte, Troy (Kelly) of Charlotte & Matt (Susan) of Mason. They have six grandchildren: Kira, Maci, Hayden, Holly, Ashley & Lucas.

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Richard and Kitty Stanley

YEARS OF MARRIAGE: 50
ANNIVERSARY DATE: June 17, 2017

Cards of congratulations may be sent to Richard and Kitty Stanley at 230 E. Kalamo Hwy Charlotte MI. 48813

Congratulations mom and dad on 50 years of Marriage! Richard and Kitty were married June 17th 1967 in Hastings MI. Kitty, daughter of Roger and Betty Rush, is a retired educator from Charlotte Public Schools. Richard, son of Floyd and Irene Stanley is also a retired educator from Charlotte Public Schools. Richard and Kitty have two children, Steve (Holly) Stanley and Jennifer (Tony) DiSpirito. They have three wonderful and very spoiled grandchildren. Steve and Holly have two sons Vinnie and Logan and Jennifer and Tony have one daughter, Madison. We are so proud and happy for our parents on this wonderful day of celebration. Thank you for being wonderful examples and for all you do for your family. We love you mom and dad!

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Max & Dorothy Wehr

YEARS OF MARRIAGE: 70
ANNIVERSARY DATE: August 15, 1947

Wehr – 70th Wedding Anniversary

Max and Dorothy Wehr celebrated their 70 years of marriage together on August 13th with dinner at the English Inn, Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Attending the party were the couple’s five children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, including six-week-old twins Max and Drew.

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