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Donna J. Halliwill

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Donna Jean Halliwill, a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother, of Charlotte, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Donna, 70, was born November 6, 1950, the daughter of Donald and Patricia (Weber) Woodhams Sr. She graduated from Waverly High School. In 1973 she married Edwin Halliwill. A favorite memory is when they started their family. She was very proud of her son and grandchildren. She was a caring, thoughtful person who was always trying to make others feel good. She was a member at First Baptist Church. She liked cooking, working out at AL!VE, improving things, buying and selling stuff, working in her flower gardens, spending time with her grandchildren, and shopping.
Donna is survived by her husband, Edwin Halliwill; son, Anthony (Nicole) Halliwill; grandchildren, Jack, Katie, and Grace, niece and nephew Tammy and Clarence Colter; and siblings, Donald (Pledas) Woodhams and Marjorie Ann Patterson. She was predeceased by her parents.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Donna on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. A graveside service is being planned for a later date. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Phyllis J. McLeod

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Phyllis Jane McLeod, age 94, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Fairview Adult Foster Care in Grand Ledge, MI. Phyllis was born October 11, 1926 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Beulah (Kempter) Dever.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Elwood.
Phyllis is survived by her children: Scott (Kathy), Martha (Richard) Neilsen, Brian (Jean), and Kevin (Norma); grandchildren: Lindsay (Bill) Blair, Jennifer Wolff, Marci (Matt) McLeod Hicks, Matt (Karla) Neilsen, Jessica McLeod and Jerrilyn McLeod, and great-grandchildren: Brady Blair, Jordan Blair, Darin Blair, Adriyana Neilsen and Antonio Neilsen.
Phyllis met the love of her life while working as a switchboard operator at the VA hospital in Clinton, Iowa where her husband was sent to recover from his wounds suffered during WWII. After marrying they moved to Woodland, MI to start their life together. Phyllis started her work life once the children were old enough to start school. Phyllis first went to work at the Eaton County Medical Care Facility as the Diversional Activities Director. Later in her work life Phyllis was employed by the Michigan State Employees Association as an Administrative Assistant. Phyllis and her husband were avid golfers. Between the two of them Phyllis held the record for most hole-in-ones with five. In retirement, Phyllis and her husband enjoyed travelling to different parts of the USA and spending time in Florida during the winter months.
To honor Phyllis’ request there will be no funeral services. Interment will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.
If desired, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Phyllis McLeod.
To view Phyllis’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.

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David H. Hughes

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It is with great sadness the family of David Humbert Hughes, 74 of Charlotte, Michigan, announce his passing. He was called home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
David was a highly respected leader in the road construction industry, an avid golfer, a mentor to many, a friend to all, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Commitment to his beliefs and the work of the Lord at Our Savior Lutheran Church are things David will be remembered for, as well as his keen business sense, mastery with numbers, unmatched ability to make tough decisions, exceptional negotiation skills, analytical brilliance, quick wit, passion and generosity for helping feed and clothe those in need, hard work-ethic, and his golf score.
Winters in Florida were enjoyed by David and Cheryl. Watching their grandchildren excel in their passions of sports, music and dance brought them great joy. He also enjoyed cheering on the Michigan State Spartans, spending time with family, playing golf and basketball, reminiscing about the ‘old days’ in construction, cruising the highways looking at jobs, and staying in touch with friends, family and business associates.
David is survived by the love of his life and wife of 56 years, Cheryl (VanVolkenburg) Hughes; their sons, David S. (Kimberly) Hughes, Daniel W. (Laurie) Hughes, and Timothy S. (Maria) Hughes; grandchildren, David W. (Ashley) Hughes, Makaylin (Ryan) Rumsey, Crimmson, Dani, Daisey, Shelbi, and Andrew Hughes; great-grandchildren, Abigail Elizabeth, Jonah Boone and one more on the way; siblings, Joan Mountenay of Clearwater, FL and Charles Hughes of Ludington, MI; two uncles in Italy; and several nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, David William and Licia Olga Hughes; and brother, John Hughes.
Friends are encouraged to support David’s family at visitation on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 12-2:00 p.m. and 4-6:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joseph Highway, Lansing, MI 48917. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. A celebration of David’s Life will be livestreamed starting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, and will be available to watch through Our Savior Lutherans website at https://www.oursaviorlansing.org/. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Our Savior Lutheran Food Bank. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of David on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Bonnie K. Turley

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Bonnie Kay Turley, 71, of Charlotte, a woman of faith in Jesus Christ, went peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Bonnie was born August 2, 1949, in Charlotte, the daughter of Charles Allison and Mary Josephine (Roberts) Bracy. She graduated from Olivet High School in 1967 before completing her college education at the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music in 1970. In her early life, Bonnie worked several jobs, including banking, pharmacy, grocery, and key punch operator. Her true calling in life came when she met and married David Lee Turley, who worked at Owens Illinois in Charlotte. The two fell in love and married on October 19, 1974, and they faithfully attended Ainger Bible Church until 1985. David and Bonnie served several churches throughout Michigan side-by-side as Pastor and Pastor’s wife. Following David’s retirement in 2014, they moved back to Charlotte. Bonnie adored and cherished her children and grandchildren, devoting her life to the love and care of her family, and faith in her Lord Jesus Christ.
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 46 years, David Turley; their children, Jesse (Stephanie) Turley, Rachel (Josh) Bell, and Charles (Courtney) Turley; grandchildren, Brycen and Jackson Turley, Noah, Sophia and Isaac Bell, Nayson Lasher, Leiland Wallace, and Wyatt and Alexander Turley; her sisters, Charlene (Richard) Kenney and Ruth (Clayton) Whipple; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Bonnie’s family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Ainger Bible Church with Pastor Dan Smith officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Pray Funeral Home Gardens, Charlotte. 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 www.prayfuneral.com, click on Bonnie’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 Gideons International or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Bonnie on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Gary W. Crews Sr.

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Gary Wayne Crews Sr. 79, of Charlotte, died Saturday, May 8, 2021. Gary was born April 26, 1942, the son of Robert and Allison Crews. He graduated from Charlotte High School and later went to honorable serve his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Following his return from the war, Gary began working at General Motors where he retired after 41 years. Gary was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, The VFW, The American Legion, and The Loyal Order of Moose, he proudly volunteered at the clubs for different events.
Gary is survived by his daughters, Tammy Partridge of Cedar Springs, Tracy (James) Bishop of Charlotte; daughter-in-law, Colleen Crews of Baltimore, MD; siblings, Liz (Paul) Forsberg of Lansing, Alan (Judy) Crews of Holt; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Sue A. Crews; son, Gary W. Crews Jr.; his parents; and sister, Sandy Miller.
If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to local Veteran Charities or to Sparrow Hospice House. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Gary on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Amie L. Chapman

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Amie Lynne Chapman, 53, of Olivet, MI passed away on May 12, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. Amie was born on October 6, 1967 in Battle Creek, Mich. to parents David L. Ludwick and Doris M. Schultz. Amie graduated from Pennfield High School in 1985. She worked as a cashier for Meijer and truly considered everyone there a friend. Favorite past-times included crocheting, making many different things for her grandchildren, as well as crafts of all kinds. Above all else, was Amie’s love and unconditional devotion to her family with unspeakable joy for her grandchildren.
Amie is survived by her husband, Ted Chapman; sons, John Chapman and Jacob Chapman; daughter, Korey Chapman; mother, Doris Schultz; five grandchildren, Kennsington, Zayden, Gunner, Natlie and T.J.; brothers, David Ludwick and Michael McCrimmon; and sister, Linda O’Connell. She was preceded in death by her father, David Ludwick.
Friends may visit with Amie’s family from 12:00 p.m. to the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. A graveside service will take place at Hicks Cemetery in Pennfield Township, Mich. Memorial contributions may be offered by supporting her GoFundMe at https://gofund.me/ed73574f . Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book or leave a personal message for the family.

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Stuart L. Anderson

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Stuart Lewis Anderson, 78, of Battle Creek passed away at home on May 6, 2021. He was born to Lewis and Agnes “Maxine” (McCallum) Anderson on June 23, 1942 in Charlotte, MI being one of six children in a very close-knit family. Stuart attended school in Olivet where many friendships were formed that lasted his entire life. He married the one, true love of his life, Dianna Franks, in Charlotte in 1975. He was a true father to her three children and her two grandchildren until the very end. He especially loved and spoiled his grandsons and spent every day teaching them about life.
Stuart was known for being a true friend to many, many people. He did not know a stranger; he was just that kind of a guy. He worked at various jobs throughout his life and always gave 100% of his attention to the task at hand, endearing himself to whoever he was working for with his tremendous work ethic. Stuart spent several years working for Borgman Sand and Gravel in Olivet as a heavy equipment operator. While working in the gravel pit, he was fascinated by the various kinds of rocks he found. He became an avid rock collector, collecting and polishing “one-of-a-kind” rocks. Stuart embodied the term, “a handyman,” as he could repair anything. He was known for his passion for gardening, and he could raise the biggest, most beautiful flowers you have ever seen! His vegetable garden was second to none.
Stuart will be forever loved and missed by his three brothers; Chuck (Judy) Anderson of St. Johns, Larry Anderson of Charlotte, and Eddie Anderson of Charlotte; step-children, Victoria (Lyle) Stokes of Battle Creek, Penny (Tim) Palmer of Battle Creek, Marty Whitman of Battle Creek; step-grandsons, Chad Palmer and Justin Palmer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Yvonne Moore, and one brother Lonnie Anderson.
In lieu of donations or memorial contributions, the family requests that you plant some flowers in Stuart’s memory to help make the world a more beautiful place.
In keeping with Stuart’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 2 PM at Bosworth Cemetery, Olivet, MI with Pastor Chuck Jensen officiating.
To view Stuart’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.

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Lance B. Brumm

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Lance Bryan Brumm, 51, of Vermontville, a man known for his wit, skills with his hands, and his love for his family, died Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Charlotte. Lance was born September 28, 1969, in Charlotte, the son of Chris LeRoy and Penny Jean (Barlond) Brumm. He graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1988, and was a member of the wrestling team. After school, he went to work at Ray Grant’s Woodshop before moving to Sturgis, MI, where he worked at the Kirsch Company, and enjoyed the birth of his son, Lucas. Lance moved back to Vermontville shortly after and started his career with Spartan Motors as an Electrical Technician, where he worked over 30 years. On the job and at home, Lance could be counted on for his expertise to fix and repair anything and everything. Throughout his life, he enjoyed trips up North to Barbeau, MI, where many family memories were made alongside the St. Mary’s River. He also loved riding Harley motorcycles and dirt bikes, especially with his son. Lance was also known for his quick wit, and complete devotion to his family and many close friends. Even while enduring great pain in his last year of life, Lance continued to provide strength and support for others. Lance treated everyone with equality and compassion, and will be forever remembered for strength of character, and for being the best dad a child could ask for.
Lance is survived by his wife, Tina Brumm; sons, Lucas (Kyahsondra) Brumm and Braydon White; grandsons, Jayce and Gunner Brumm; parents, Chris and Penny Brumm; brother, Lane (Laurie) Brumm; sisters, Lacey (Chad) Johnson and Lanette (Jim Skelton) Conger; nieces and nephews; and his best friend, “Homie.” He was predeceased by his grandparents, Richard and Shirley Brumm, and Ray and Barbara Barlond; and his cousin, Michael Dennis.
An upcoming private family gathering will take place. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Lance on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to the family in the care of Tina Brumm. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Thomas B. Boggs

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Thomas Brent Boggs, 66 of Charlotte, MI, died May 5, 2021 at the age of 66. Thomas was adopted by William and Martha (Phillips) Boggs in Jackson on February 17, 1955. Tom owned and operated Tom’s Tax Service for over 40 years, and after 30 years retired from GM in 2008. He also volunteered at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital. A very loving father, Tom had two sons that he very much enjoyed spending time with. Tom was very passionate about MSU sports, he was a football season ticket holder for 35 years, and also enjoyed watching MSU basketball games with his spartan buddies at Abie’s bar in Eaton Rapids. He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Duck Lake Country Club in Olivet, MI.
Tom is survived by his sons, Matt Boggs and Chris Boggs; he leaves behind many friends, colleagues and clients. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Bill Boggs.
Friends are encouraged to support Tom’s family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Tom’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 Tom on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Susan L. Courtnage

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Dr. Susan Louise Courtnage, age 71, of Eaton Rapids passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2021 after a brief illness. Born November 26, 1949 in Binghamton, NY to Dr. William H. and Marjorie L. (Hunter) Courtnage . Sue attended Carmi High School in Carmi, IL., After high school she attended the University of Illinois where she received her undergraduate, and then fulfilled her medical doctorate degree from the University of Illinois Champaign and Chicago. She became board certified in Internal Medicine in 1977. Dr. Courtnage opened her medical practice in Eaton Rapids, providing compassionate care for her patients and advocacy services for those with disabilities. She served Eaton Rapids and the surrounding community for her entire professional career until her retirement in 2019.
At a young age, Susan had a curious mind and developed a love for learning. During her school years she channeled this into music playing piano and the trumpet and art (painting). She loved the out of doors and achieved the First-Class Girl Scout award at a young age. She continued her scouting involvement with her sons in the Boy Scouts of America organization as a leader and a supportive volunteer.
Susan was an enthusiastic traveler, exploring all aspects of the food and culture of each destination whether in the U.S. or internationally. She was a tourist in her own state educating herself on Michigan native flowers and the beautiful state parks. Every roadside attraction or museum captured her interest and was a learning opportunity for her. Susan was also an avid card player, always armed with a deck of cards and prepared for a friendly, but competitive game.
She was interested in investing and became a founding member of the Golden Girls LLC Investment Club which she was the longest standing member and currently was serving as President and the Education Chairperson. Beyond retirement Susan continued learning by taking educational courses in the medical field, law, architecture, art, botany and many other areas. She was an active member of the Eaton Rapids Art Guild. Her many friends knew her as caring, independent, and always having a smile.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents and infant son Scott. Left to grieve her passing are her two sons, Brian Stipanuk of Holt, MI and Christopher (Jesica) Stipanuk of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Ethan, Ezra and Elias McNamara. Sisters, Margaret (Jeff) Burrell of Kansas City, MO; Christine Courtnage of Austin, TX; Gale Sipe of Irving, TX and Patricia (Todd) Sampsel of Wimberely, TX; nieces, nephews and many friends.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Rapids Women’s Shelter, ASPCA or Heifer International.
For online condolences please go to www.skinnerfuneralhome.com.

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