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Lois Arlene Strickland

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Lois Arlene Strickland, a woman who cared about everyone and never said a foul words, died on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, in Magnolia, TX. Lois 89, formerly of Charlotte, was born on November 1, 1933, in Charlotte, MI. the daughter of Ted and Lavina (Stratton) Bugbee. In 1957 Lois married the love of her life Gene Strickland and together they created many last memoires until his passing in 1991. As a child Lois worked hard on the family farm in the barns with her father. At the age of 18 she began working for Wilcox-Gay, at the Alpine as a waiter, however most of her working life she worked as a Millwright at Aluminum Extrusions in Charlotte. Following the death of her husband Lois moved to Carrizozo, New Mexico, to live with her daughter, then Albuquerque, and most recently Magnolia, TX. Many will remember Lois for being the bingo queen, she would play up to 80 cards and traveled around the country to play. Also, the craftsmanship she put into to her crocheted afghans, tablecloths and other homemade items. Above all her biggest passion in life was her family and the joy that they brought to her life.

Lois is survived by her children, Anita (Lorenzo) Sambrano, and Dick Strickland; four grandchildren, Diane Sambrano, Elizabeth Beaulac, Cerelia Turner, and Antonio Sambrano; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Dorr Bugbee. She was predeceased by her husband, Gene; and her parents.

Friends are encouraged to support Lois’s family by sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Gresham Cemetery in Charlotte, with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to a favorite charity of your choice. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Ardith J. Gloden

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Ardith J. (Dowd) Gloden passed away on September 14, 2023, at Lake Isabella, MI following a brief illness. She was 75 years old.
She was born June 20, 1948, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to parents Harold Emerson Dowd and Margaret Mae (Rader) Dowd. Ardith was born just 33 minutes after her beloved twin sister (and dearest friend) Desta Ann Dowd.

Ardith is survived by Caryl Robert (Bob) Gloden, her wonderful, always home-focused husband of 34 years. They accomplished much together. Also surviving are her stepson, Robert Scott Gloden (Theresa Bush); and grandson, Connor Scott Boucher Gloden (Cassie Castillo). Her twin sister, Desta A. Kearney (Dan) also survives, and has been a tower of support, strength and comfort to all.

Per Ardith’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service of any kind. May you remember her fondly, as she remembers you.

If you wish to make a memorial gift, please consider: your local public broadcasting station, Humane Animal Treatment Society (HATS) at P.O. Box 732, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804, and Mecosta County. Commission on Aging Senior Center…12954 80th Avenue, Mecosta, MI 49332.

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Kenneth Lee Ridge

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Kenneth Lee Ridge, 83, of Lansing, a man of Faith, friendship, and family died peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2023. Ken was born September 5, 1940, in Lansing, the son of Roscoe Duncan and Elizabeth Mae (Butler) Ridge. He graduated from Dewitt High School in 1958 before enlisting in the U.S. Army. His service took him to Pirmasens, Germany, where he met Patricia Danek, a young lady also serving in the Army. The two fell in love, returned to the States, and married on July 29, 1961. Ken and Patty settled in Charlotte, where they raised their family and Ken worked 20 years at Oldsmobile in Tool and Die. He lived a life of deep-rooted Faith, which led him to serve as lay leader for many years at First Baptist Church of Charlotte. He eventually attended Moody’s Bible College, where he became an ordained minister, thus beginning his true life’s work as a Baptist minister. He pastored at Tower Hart Baptist Church in East Lansing on two different stints, as well as sharing his ministry throughout the area. He was an active member of Cowboys for Christ, and enjoyed Cowboy action shooting, hunting and fishing, and American History. Above all, Ken’s devotion was to God and to his love for family, especially his grandchildren.

Ken is survived by two sons, Wayne (Yvonne) Ridge of Charlotte and Daniel (Debra Olney-Ridge) of East Lansing; daughter, Diane (Shawn) Smith of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Duane “DJ” McGill, Jr., Eric (Morene) McGill, Shalyne (Sean) Harris, Hailee Ridge (fiancé Russ Werner), Michael Zamora, Karis (Josh) Mayer, Mason Ridge, Matthew Ridge, Samantha (Matt) Frizzle, Alexa Smith, and Zachary Smith; five great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Karen) Ridge; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Patty Ridge; granddaughter, Jenae Ridge; brother, Roscoe David (Clare) Ridge; and sister, Geraldine (Jack) Christie.

Friends are encouraged to support Ken’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. A Memorial Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Towar Hart Baptist Church in East Lansing with Pastor Dave Liesman officiating. The service 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 Ken’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 Abigail Hospice or the Towar Hart Baptist Church. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Arthur Scott Badgley

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Arthur Scott Badgley, age 57 from Charlotte passed away on September 8, 2023. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Inc.

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Kenneth Lee Briggs

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Kenneth Lee Briggs, age 84, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2023. He was born December 31, 1938, in Chester Township, the son of Elon and DonnaBelle (Blood) Briggs. Ken graduated from Charlotte High School with the Class of 1957. After high school, Ken was in the very first graduating class at Lansing Community College where he obtained his Associates Degree. On April 16, 1960, he married Anita Jean Brown at the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. Ken worked the majority of his life as a draftsman and later supervisor for the Michigan Department of Transportation, although his true passion and love was always farming. He was an extremely talented woodworker and made many clocks and family heirlooms throughout his life. If he wasn’t in the fields or working with wood, he was in the woods hunting or on the water fishing. Both he and Anita traveled throughout all of North America in their Airstream Travel Trailer for 37 years. They cherished the many friends they were able to make along the way. Family was of the utmost importance to Ken. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Ken is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anita; daughters, Deb White of Charlotte, Cyndi (Skip) Collins of Charlotte; grandchildren, Curtis (Veronica) White, Nick (fiancé Mackenzie Huffman) White, Casee Gill (Nick Kepp), Mike (Alex) Gill; great-grandchildren, Briggs Gill, Arlo Gill, Matilda Gill, Wavelyn Kepp; brothers, Carroll (Marilyn) Briggs, Glen (Pat) Briggs; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the Gresham Cemetery with Chad Rogers officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Gresham United Methodist Church.

Those desiring may make contributions in Ken’s memory to the Gresham United Methodist Church 5055 Mulliken Road, Charlotte, MI 48813.

To view Ken’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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Joyce Elaine Phillips

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Joyce Elaine Phillips, TV junkie and voracious book reader, rolled out during the credits of her favorite soap opera on September 17, 2023. Born Joyce Elaine Bouchard on June 19, 1943, in Hastings to Euclid “Frenchy” and Margaret (Lowell) Bouchard, Joyce grew up cherishing the importance of family. A very loving, caring person, Joyce became a Pediatric Nurse, working at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA until her retirement in 2004. Doing things for others and providing them with gifts of her embroidery gave Joyce great pleasure, and she also enjoyed listening to Hank Williams and playing BINGO on Thursdays with her American Legion BINGO family. The Young and the Restless was her favorite show, she watched every episode from the day it came on until her final breath. She would often watch TV and read books at the same time.

Joyce’s family will miss the best mom and grandma they could imagine. She is survived by her children, James Moccardine Jr. and Michelle (Michael) Corrie, Richard and Carol Phillips and family, Allen and Julie Phillips and family, Neal Phillips and family; grandchildren, Kimberly Snyder and family, Christina Balser and family, Chastity Balser and family, Alicia Phillips and family, and Allen Dale Phillips II and family; and many great-grandchildren from A to Z. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lloyd Phillips; grandson, Luke Jewell; and brother, Don Bouchard.

Friends are encouraged to support Joyce’s family by sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. A Life Celebration is being planned by the family for a later date. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Rose Marie Brundage

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Rose Marie Brundage, age 85, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2023. She was born July 28, 1938, in Charlotte, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Mitchell) White. On May 25, 1958, she married Bruce Brundage at the United Brethren Church in Charlotte. Rose was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She served as a piano player and youth leader for many years at the United Brethren Church. She also enjoyed crafting, shopping, and maintaining a beautiful lawn at her home. Rose was a tremendous homemaker and would help her husband in any way she could around the farm.

Rose is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bruce; sons, Wayne (Verna) Brundage of Charlotte, Eric (Melinda) Brundage of Delton, Neil (Leslie Ward) Brundage of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Betty (Jim) Scott, Gloria (Bob) Albu, and Robert White.

Funeral services were held on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Hull officiating. The family received friends on Sunday from at the funeral home. Burial has taken place at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions in Rose’s memory to Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813.

To view Rose’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Roger Charles Hosey

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Roger Charles Hosey passed away on September 2, 2023, after a sudden and unexpected illness. He was born on January 18, 1961, to Roger Dale and Kathleen (Ballard) Hosey.

Roger, also known as Chuck or Chuckie to friends and family, had a big heart and was quick to help friends and family in need. His advice and assistance will be missed by many.

Roger had a gregarious nature and a lot of family and friends with whom he enjoyed spending time. He loved to tell stories (some would say “tall tales”). He enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and trail riding on ATVs. He valued the peace and quiet of nature so much that he built himself a shack in the woods to “get away from it all.”

Roger was a man of many talents. His knowledge and skills in construction kept him busy with many home maintenance, renovation and building projects, including several trips out-of-state to rebuild after natural disasters such as hurricanes. He took great pride in the precision and craftsmanship of his work. Likewise, his skill as a mechanic kept many vehicles on the road when repairs elsewhere may have been too expensive.

Roger’s pride and joy, however, were his boys, Kolten Hosey and Dalton Hosey. He was beyond proud that they have grown into the respectful, responsible, helpful and hard-working young men that they are.

Roger is survived by his wife, Debora Goodner; his sons, Kolten and Dalton; his sister and brother-in-law, Rae and Jeff Murphy; nieces, Kathryn Murphy (and her husband Dan Rasey), Cassady Brege (Andrew Brege) and Aubrey Vandemark (Tyler Vandemark); step-children, Sara Clark, Tori Clark, and Michael Clark; seven step-grandchildren and four great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life memorial will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Kalamo Township Hall.

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Thomas William Kuehn

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Thomas “Tom” William Kuehn, a very gentle and kind man, died August 30, 2023. Tom was born September 24, 1942, in Lansing, Michigan the son of Marvin and Geraldine (Grafuis) Kuehn. After graduating from Charlotte High School in 1961, Tom went to work for General Motors, where he worked 43 years retiring in 2006 as a Journeyman Die Welder. At the age of 20, Tom met his future wife, Joyce and they were married 59 years and raised their two sons.

Always an active man, many referred to him as an army of people in one body, for no one could keep up with him. He had a large garage where he would work on welding cars for people and could fix or build anything. Tom also built their family home, there was not anything he could not do. He was passionate about gardening, especially proud of his pumpkin patch for his grandchildren.
Tom and Joyce enjoyed the cottage at Silver Lake and after retirement enjoyed spending winters in Florida. On his trips back to Michigan he always made a point to bring back pounds of Russell Stover’s Candy for his great-granddaughters.

Tom loved spending time with his granddaughters and great granddaughters, he would cook breakfast at the summer cottage and looked forward to the yearly school shopping trips with them.

Thomas William Kuehn is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce; sons, Brian Kuehn and Bradley (Debbie Jackson and Jackson family) Kuehn; granddaughters, Sierra (Clifford) Malloy, Haily (John Michael) Moore; great-granddaughters, Kylee, Ella, Haily, Aubree, Adalee, Layla and Harper; sisters, Judy (Steve) Gerry and Carol (Kim) Freer; sisters-in-law, Verna (Ron) Fleming and Jean (Bob) Kimball; nephew and nieces, Brett (Libby) Gunnison, Jason (Robin) Freer, Cheryl Kimball and Kim White; great-nephew, Annan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are encouraged to support Tom’s family by sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Funeral services were Thursday, September 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Sean Esterline officiating. 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). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Charlotte Future Farmers of America. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Doris Sadler

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Doris Sadler, a caring, feisty, and funny mother, grandmother,great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and sister, died on Friday, September 8, 2023. Doris 93, of Charlotte, was born on December 19, 1929, in Palmersville, TN, the daughter of James and Minnie (Pettit) Burton. On June 22, 1947, Doris married John Thomas Sadler and created many fond memories until his passing in 1979. She worked as a Nurse Aide for the Holliday Home, Hayes Green Beach Hospital, and Eaton Manor until her retirement in 1989 to help with her grandchildren. Doris was an avid NASCAR fan and college basketball fan, especially UofM. She also enjoyed playing bingo, trips to the casino, playing cards, and spoiling her cats, Thelma and Louise. Many will remember Doris and her love for sweets, trait that she has passed down to her family. Doris was a very independent woman and later in life she never wanted to be a burden for her family members as they helped care for her. Above all her biggest passion in life was her family and the great joy that they provided to her.

Doris is survived by her children, Ann (Ken) Firman, Gloria (James) Schaefer, Tom (Jenny) Sadler, and Cyndi Wine; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and ister Linda (Kenneth) Stanley. She was predeceased by her husband, John; seven sisters; one brother; her parents; and son-in-law, Jerry Wine.

Friends are encouraged to support Doris’s family by sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Pete Kroll officiating. 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 Doris’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 the Eaton County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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