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Rory D. Harmon

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Rory Dean Harmon, age 62, of Charlotte passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Rory was born May 21, 1957 in Charlotte, the son of Robert and Marie Harmon. Rory went on to graduate from Charlotte High School in 1976. On September 15, 1979 he married the love of his life, Cynthia Lea Donaldson, in Charlotte. Rory was a tremendous husband, father and grandfather. He adored his grandchildren and loved being together with them. Rory enjoyed a hosting family get-togethers and could often be found grilling something delicious. He enjoyed all things outdoors and always kept an immaculate lawn and garden. Rory retired after 40 years of service from St. Regis Culvert in Charlotte.
Rory is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cindy; son, James (Mallory Campbell) Harmon of Charlotte; daughter, Jessica (Johnathan) Yeary of Charlotte; grandchildren: Abbey Harmon, Dakota Wallace, Colten Harmon, Aria Harmon, Reed Cullimore, Ashton Yeary, Benjamin Rory Yeary; siblings: Lonnie (Jane) ; Harmon, David Harmon, Dawn (Jas) Morse, Chris Harmon; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and lifelong friends: Chris Davis, Gary Jones and Jack Zakora.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Bobby Harmon, Jack Harmon, Charlie Harmon, Byron “Tracy” Harmon, Paula “Penny” Granger, Roxanne Harmon; and sister-in-law, Leisa Harmon.
In keeping with Rory’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Those desiring, may make contributions in Rory’s honor to the charity of their choice. To view Rory’s obituary online, or to leave a condolence, visit burkhead-greenfuneralhome.com.

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Rose M. Strong

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Rose Mary Strong of Lansing, MI and formerly of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age of 62. She was born on March 14, 1958 in Abilene, Kansas the daughter of Melvin and Nayola (Duran) Strong. She attended Eaton Rapids Public Schools before moving to Cadillac where she graduated from High School class of 1976. Rose worked for MESA in Medical Insurance and also for Dr. Wulff’s Office in Eaton Rapids and eventually for Ryder in Lansing.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Amy Fajnor; parents, Melvin and Nayola Strong; brothers, John (Dalene) Strong, Randy (Helen) Strong, Phillip Strong; sister, LuAnn (Charles) Borton and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother, Bill Strong.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. To share memories or leave condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHome.com

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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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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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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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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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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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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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