Ross Hunter, 60, of Bellevue, Mich. went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 10, 2021 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan.
Ross was born on November 17, 1960 in Charlotte, Mich. to Earl and Doris Gail (Addair) Hunter. He married Loralie Cronk on November 7, 1999.
He was a 1979 graduate of Olivet High School.
He has been an over the road truck driver for 30 years and then recently he worked for Meijer Logistic as a truck driver for ten years.
Ross loved his Harley-Davidsons and riding them all over the area. He was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed being outdoors. Ross enjoyed cutting wood and especially hanging out with his many friends.
He attended Bellevue First Baptist Church.
Ross is survived by his wife, Loralie Hunter; his children, Troy Bass (Cindy) of Vermontville, Mich., Daniel Bass of Battle Creek, Mich., and Michelle (John) Bush of Grand Ledge, Mich.; his grandchildren, Clayton (Kayla) Beers, Kenny Bass, Sara (Jake) Esselink, Rachelle Beers, Josh Bass, Hailey French and Brynlee Bass; his five great-grandchildren; his siblings, Mark (Cheri) Hunter of Grayling, Mich. and Matthew (Jennifer) Hunter of Marshall, Mich. Ross is also survived by four nephews and families. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will take place on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at First Baptist Church of Bellevue with funeral services following at 12 noon, with Pastor Don Francis officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Bellevue.
Memorial contributions are requested to American Heart Association.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 205 N. Elizabeth St., Bellevue, Michigan 49021. Please visit kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guestbook or to leave the family condolences.
Roger Allen McCartney, 69 of Charlotte, Mich., a guy who was humble and didn’t want to talk about himself but loved to share his opinions, died April 13, 2021. One of five boys born to George and Betty (Pruden) McCartney, Roger was born February 24, 1952 in Charlotte, Michigan, and learned from a young age that with a family full of boys he needed to make his voice heard and always found a way to do so. Roger never liked to ask for help, he always wanted to do it himself and he liked to be busy. He was a vocal grandparent in the grandstands at his grandkids’ sporting events, perhaps even a little infamous with the referees and coaches. Roger enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and was a fan of Old Milwaukee. He enjoyed demolition derby at the county fair before getting into stock car dirt track racing. With a huge love for cars, Roger was very proud of the ’82 Firebird that he restored. Over the years, Roger worked at General Motors Oldsmobile Plant, H & G Steel, Dagget Waste Management, was a janitor at Sebring High School, and was an Airborne Express Delivery Driver. Roger also held the secret to the best charcoal grilled foods, due to his method of how to start the charcoal grill.
Roger is survived by his children, Sabrina Halstead, Roger (Linda) McCartney Jr., Stacey Weeks, and Sarah (Mathew) Hebenstreit; step-children, Rob (Kim) Jones, Angela Jones, Melisa (Richard) Keck, Michaelle (Mike) Smalley, and Bobby (Laura) Reed; 16 grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Chuck Farr; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Kellie McCartney; brothers, Walt Farr, Leo Farr, and Rick McCartney; step-son, Matthew DeWaters; and his parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Roger’s family. Funeral services are Monday, April 19, 4 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home Gardens in Charlotte with Pastor Lloyd Lack officiating. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 19 prior to the service. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to PrayFuneral.com, click on Roger’s tribute, then click on photos and videos from your computer, or media from your smart phone. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Roger on his tribute page at PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Marie A. Glassnor
Marie Annette Glassnor, a lady who lived her life by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you,” died peacefully at the age of 81 on April 9, 2021. Born in Buckley, Mich. on June 20, 1939 to Virgil and Pearl (Sadler) Kaufman, Marie graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral High, and then in 1958 married Charles Glassnor Jr. A very family-oriented person, Marie loved sharing memories of her childhood, going camping with her mom and dad, and of her time living in and around Traverse City. She also had many fond memories of having her children and raising them, and was proud of the fact that she had the stamina to raise teenagers without having a nervous breakdown. Marie could often be heard singing her favorite songs at the karaoke bar with her group of friends, Jean, Ken, Barb, Joan, Jo and Sheila. Marie enjoyed, and was talented with drawing and painting.
“I cared, I loved, I hurt, I held on,” was a sentiment that Marie wanted to share with others about herself. She was extremely proud of her children, and adored her grandchildren and time spent with them. A compassionate person, Marie truly had a giving heart. She served on the Special Education Committee in Eaton County as it was started, she received the Minute Man Award from Eaton County, was a truly active member the of Rough Riders Mower Racing Club where she devoted her time and effort for six years. Over the years she worked in many different capacities, nurse’s aide in Barry County, housekeeping supervisor at Red Roof Inn, circulation manager for the Flashes and Grand Ledge Shopper Guide, newspaper oral history at the Sunfield Sentinel, newspaper delivery for the Lansing State Journal, and bus driver for Grand Ledge Schools for 15 years.
Marie is survived by her children, Faye (Ken) Mustunis, David (Shannon McKinney) Glassnor, Gary (Kelly) Glassnor, and Angela (Todd Jackson) Cooper; grandchildren, David Glassnor Jr., Beth Glassnor, Kristin Kennedy, Joshua Glassnor, Randy Glassnor, Andrew Mustunis, Tyler Glassnor, and Chelsea Glassnor; eight great-grandchildren; special friends, Jean Morris and Ken Parker. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Glassnor Jr.: son, Frank Glassnor; special friend, Montie Morris.
Friends are encouraged to support Marie’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com. Visitation is April 17, 2021 from 12 to 2 p.m. Funeral services are on April 17 at 2 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Rev. Paul Temple officiating, with Interment to follow at Danby Cemetery. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to prayfuneral.com, click on Marie’s tribute, then click on photos and videos from your computer (or media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of your choice in her memory. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Patrick W. Caveney
Patrick Wayne Caveney, 39, of Charlotte, a big-hearted father, son, brother, and grandson, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 9, 2021. Patrick was born September 5, 1981 in Muskegon, the son of Wayne Lawrence and Deborah Sue (Jensen) Caveney. In first grade, his family moved to Charlotte, where he graduated in 2000 before earning his degree from Ferris State University. Soon after his education, he went right to work as a career IT specialist with the State of Michigan, recently earning his IT-15 distinction. Patrick was a passionate University of Michigan fan, and enjoyed listening to the oldies. He loved animals, especially his dog Choco and his two cats, Cara and Musky. Above all, he cherished his family and friends, and adored his 12-year-old daughter, Caydence.
Patrick is survived by his daughter, Caydence; parents, Wayne and Deb Caveney; sister, Emily Caveney; brother, Rick Caveney; nieces, Taylor Conley, Sophia Caveney and Sara Caveney; nephew, Benjamin Caveney; grandmother, Eva Jean Jensen; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his pets, Choco, Cara and Musky. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Edward and Irene (Campbell) Caveney and Elgie Jensen.
Friends are encouraged to support Patrick’s family by sharing memories on his tribute page at PrayFuneral.com. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the Pray Funeral Home Gardens with Celebrant Laura Cooper officiating. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to PrayFuneral.com, click on Patrick’s tribute, then click on photos and videos from your computer (or media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Eaton County Humane Society. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Mrs. Lydia Harris, age 80, of Nashville, Mich., passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.
Lydia was born in Woodland, Mich., on September 22, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Ira and Lydia (Peabody) Stairs. She was raised in the Woodland area and graduated with her high school diploma. Lydia continued her education by attending college.
On April 20, 1982, she married Mr. Gary Harris in Hastings, Mich. The couple made their home together in the Nashville, Mich. area. They enjoyed spending time visiting local restaurants, socializing with their many friends. They loved the company of their family and pet dogs and cats.
Lydia was a dedicated mother, spouse, sister, aunt, grandma, friend, and worker. She spent over 32 years employed at Owens International in Charlotte, Mich., before retiring in 2003 to dedicate more time to her family and friends.
Lydia’s family was always her priority. She loved spending time in the kitchen preparing her specialties that everyone craved. Whether it was goulash, beef and noodles, or taco night, having her family together, laughing and enjoying a home-cooked meal, was something she always held dear. She adored her Pomeranian dogs, who were always by her side and were her fiercest companions. She loved gardening and growing the most beautiful flowers. She enjoyed sewing, shopping, and surrounding herself with family and friends, all of which honored her unconditional love, wisdom, warmth, generosity, sense of humor, and prized desserts, specifically peanut butter sheet cake and sugar cookies.
Lydia is survived by her husband, Gary Harris; her son, Robert Thompson; her daughter, Tina Marie Moccardine; two sisters, Iris Simpson and Shirley Hicks; several grandchildren, Robert and Rebecca Thompson, Stephanie Moreno, Leslie Moreno, and Rusty and Jessica Moccardine; two great-grandchildren, Kaylie Thompson and Brenden Thompson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lydia Belle Moccardine.
Funeral services will be held at The Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, Mich., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
The family will receive visitors before the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at The Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville, Mich.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Barry County Humane Society.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit their website at danielsfuneralhome.net.
Robert Dale Squires
Robert Dale Squires had a personality that was larger than life, so Jesus decided it was time for him to come Home on Monday, January 25, 2021, at the age of 55.
Robert, also affectionately known as Robert Dale, Bob, Bobby, Roberto, and Robert Dale-y, was born on July 21, 1965, in Charlotte, Mich. He could make friends with anyone and happily did so in all the cities he lived in, which included Eaton Rapids, Mich.; Brevard, North Carolina; Minden, Louisiana; Dubberly, Louisiana; Cowpens, South Carolina; Crossville, Tennessee; and finally Cullman, Alabama.
He was well known for his smile and ability to bring joy to others, just as much as he was for his regular bouts of happy tears. He worked tirelessly to coax a laugh out of even the most unwilling participant, usually through corny jokes, funny sweaters, or random bursts of song and dance. He also had an uncanny ability to dress up as any number of inanimate objects, usually in support of local businesses, such as hot dogs, cell phones, shampoo bottles, and occasionally the Statue of Liberty. All of these he performed while listening to pop music on his Walkman.
Robert’s patience knew no bounds, and he always saw the best in situations. He didn’t let you forget when his birthday or Christmas was coming up, but he never complained and he was always genuinely willing to help others. In his free time, he liked to solve word search puzzles and ride his bicycle around town, constantly stressing out many of the people in his life who love and care about him. One of his favorite hobbies was calling his friends and family to chat or show them his latest find on FaceTime. He had a knack for calling at the most inopportune moments, though his poorly timed calls and long voicemail messages will be missed dearly.
He was met at Heaven’s gates by his mom, Waneta Laughter; step-dad, Fred Laughter; dad, Douglas Squires; step-mom, Doris Squires; niece, Holli Tyler; and nephew, Troy Nealey. He leaves behind his sisters, Sally (Johnny) Whaley, Annette Squires (Tony) Gee, and Maurica Brown; brothers, Rocky (Leigh) Tyler and Ralph Squires; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Eaton Rapids First Baptist Church, 9220 Kinneville Road, Eaton Rapids, Michigan. A private graveside service will follow at Gresham Cemetery in Charlotte, Michigan.
Delford L. Hasty
Delford Leroy Hasty, age 86, of Fowlerville, Mich. passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born in South Haven, Mich. on August 29, 1934 to Delford Wesley and Phyllis (Herrick) Hasty. He graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1952 and later joined the US Army where he was stationed in Puerto Rico during the Cold War years. After his honorable discharge in 1963 he continued his life long career with General Motors as a test driver at the GM Proving Grounds in Milford, Mich., retiring after 41 years with the company.
He will forever be remembered by his family and friends as the WORLD’S GREATEST father, brother, uncle and grandfather! He was honorable in all acts, a genuinely kind, caring and humble man.
Delford is now forever reunited with his beloved wife, Yvonne Belle Bennett Hasty, who preceded him in death in 2014. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jan Travis Hasty; his sister, Layne Renee Hartenburg; his brothers-in-law, William Axley Whitaker and Jerry Hartenburg; and his nephews, William Dennis Whitaker and Eugene John Dutzy Jr.
Delford is survived by his children, Lane (Kim) Hasty of Whitmore Lake; Leslie Hasty of Fowlerville; and Gina (Duke) Dominguez of Galveston, Tex.; grandchildren, Celeste, Juliana and Alex Hasty of Whitmore Lake, Morgan Hasty of Galveston, Tex., Chelsea McBride of Granbury, Tex., Sebastian McBride of Galveston, Tex., and Jayla Dominguez of New Caney, Tex.; sisters, Claudia Whitaker of Eaton Rapids, Paige (Gary) Richardson of Eaton Rapids, and Susan Perrone of Ludington; brother-in-law Geoffrey Bennett of London, England, UK.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston in honor of his granddaughter Morgan who is currently receiving treatment through their Brain and Spine Center at gifts.mdanderson.org or to LACASA Center of Livingston County which helps families in need at lacasacenter.org, LACASA Development Department, 2895 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843.
RD Crim, age 92, of Olivet, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born September 13, 1928, in River Junction, Fla. the son of Vance and Ella Jane (Caldwell) Crim. RD and his family moved to Tenn. when he was just a boy. He attended country school in Tenn. On December 20, 1947, RD married the love of his life, Lucille Naomi Lance. Soon after they were married, they moved to Mich. Together they raised two boys at their home in Olivet. RD worked for Air-Way Manufacturing in Olivet for many years. He loved fishing and traveling together with Lucille and their many friends. RD also enjoyed spending time outdoors working in his yard. He was a friend to everyone and loved being with people.
RD is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lucille; sons, Robert D. Crim of Olivet, Paul E. (Penny) Crim of Bellevue; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and three brothers.
A private burial and graveside service will be held at the Olivet Cemetery.
Those desiring, may make contributions in RD’s memory to the charity of their choice.
To leave a condolence for the family or to view the obituary online please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.
Gloria Southward, age 88, with daughter, Nanette at her side, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Gloria was born in Albion, Mich. the daughter of Orville and Minnie (Sharp) Eishen. She graduated from Olivet High School with the Class of 1950. On August 1, 1950, soon after graduating from high school, she married Dale Southward. Together they farmed and raised their family on Mahan Highway between Charlotte and Olivet.
Gloria is survived by her children, Nanette (Mike) Visger of Vermontville, Tony (Karen) Southward of Charlotte, Pam (Gordon) Harder of Eaton Rapids; she was the unforgettable grandmother of ten grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and the dear sister of Leonard (Rosalie) Eishen of Sturgis.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dale; and brother, Duane (Genevieve) Eishen.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Perry Cemetery with Reverend Irene Vittoz officiating.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Gloria’s honor to the American Diabetes Association.
To view Gloria’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.
Gerald George Wine
Gerald (also known as Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Great-Grandpa, Gerry, and Uncle Gerry) went home to be with his Lord and Savior, February 21, 2021. He was born February 7, 1932 to Charles and Cora (Taylor) Wine and grew up on the family farm in Bellevue with brothers, Otto (Oren) and Lawrence; and sisters, Vivetta and Ada May (all deceased). Upon graduating from Bellevue High School, he entered the U.S. Airforce. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Shirley L. (Stahl) Wine, and sons Gerald C. (Jerry) Wine and William M. (Billy) Wine. Surviving are daughters, Cyndie (Gary) Brininstool, Pam (Rick) Dakesian, Christine Wine and sons Jeff Bailey and Brian (Wanda) Wine. He is also survived by brother-in-law and sisters-in-laws, Jim and Penny Clark and LaWanda Wine, 32 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Gerald died of COVID and other related complications. He made his home during the winter months in Texas with his son, Brian. He passed away surrounded by family with his son, Brian, reading him scripture. Before his passing, he was able to FaceTime with all his children and grandchildren in Michigan, Tennessee, and South Carolina to say good-bye.
Gerald was a member of Kalamo Methodist Church. He had many jobs. He was an electrician by trade, a police officer, bus driver, and farmer among other various jobs, but he would tell you his favorite job was being a dad and a grandpa. He enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s events over the years and was their biggest fan. He will be greatly missed.
A private, graveside service will be held. Memorials may be sent to his church: Kalamo Methodist Church, 1475 S. Ionia Rd., Vermontville, Michigan 49096.