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Keith Hayes

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Keith Alvin Hayes, 64, of Springfield, passed away on May 9, 2022, at the Springfield, MI.
He was born on November 8, 1957, to Charles and Virginia (LaForge) Hayes in Dearborn, MI. Keith attended school at Bellevue High School. Keith worked as a Machine Operator for Gallagher Uniform for many years. He raised a lot of muck enjoying the fruits of life and relationships in his younger years, having his fair share of muscle cars. He loved to sit and relax while listening to classic country music. Keith was a kind and generous man, always doing thing for other people. He was very skilled when it came to repairing small engines. He would fix a lot of lawn mowers and other equipment for people, rarely making a profit doing so, he just enjoyed helping. Keith was the best neighbor that anyone could ask for. His generosity did not stop at people, he was also known to feed and take care of the neighborhood cats that would roam the streets in his neighborhood. He suffered many abrasions in doing so. Keith made the absolute best spaghetti, and sloppy joes. He will be greatly missed for his generosity, loyalty, and integrity.
Keith is survived by two Daughters, Andrea Crosslan, Candice Kohler of Battle Creek, MI; Four Brothers, Philip (Catherine) Hayes of Battle Creek, MI, Rex (Sunday) Hayes of Battle Creek, MI, Gerald (Sue) Hayes of Bellevue, MI, Raymond (Cindy) Hayes of Independence, KY; Two Sons, Christopher Kholer of Battle Creek, MI, Charles Kholer of Battle Creek, MI; Friend, Colleen Hayes of Battle Creek, MI.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Charles Edward Hayes, Mother, Virginia Hayes, Brothers, Charles Hayes, Frank Hayes, David Hayes, and Robert Hayes, and his sister, Nancy Orr
A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Elks Lodge, 1200 Harmonia Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49037.
Interment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery, Bellevue, MI
Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Online condolences can be given at http://www.kempffuneralhome.com.

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Jackleen Hill

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Jackleen Ann Hill of Colorado Springs, Colo. passed away peacefully on April 7, 2022, with her loving children by her side. She was born in Hastings, MI on April 17, 1945, to Howard and Serena Goodenough.
Jackie graduated from Vermontville High School in 1963 and entered Central Michigan University in the fall majoring in physical education.
In 1966 she married Ray Hill. The Hills loved coaching their three children at their softball games and never missed a game. Jackie owned Mountain Shadows Restaurant from 1984-1994. She then moved to Michigan for five years to help her sister with her Adult Foster Care Home in Bellevue.
In 1999 she moved back to Colorado and purchased a home with her daughter Tara. Jackie worked at Long’s Drug Store (photo Dept) from 1999 – 2006. She then worked a short time at Walgreens and then onto Costco where she worked from Feb 2008 – Oct 2014 when she retired.
Jackie loved Football and never missed a game. Especially her Denver Broncos.
She enjoyed visiting nursing homes and singing with a church group for a short time. She loved collecting angels and had thousands of them.
Jackie was a fun-loving mom, grandma, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Louis and Larry Goodenough, sister and brother-in-law Gwenith and John Lewis, and nephew Jeff Rick.
Surviving are her children Wade and Mitzi Hill, daughter Tara Hill and Fiancee Michael, and Chad and Magen Hill, Grandchildren Sierra, Summer, Tyler, Tanner, Naya, Kayahni, and step grandchildren. Her sister and brother-in-law Helen and Bill Swiger, Sister-in-law Betty Goodenough and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.
She will be laid to rest in her beautiful angel flower garden designed by Tara and Michael. She will be forever missed by her loving family.

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Mary Remington

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Mary Louise Remington, 101, of Charlotte, died peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Charlotte. Mary was born November 9, 1920, in West Hickory, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Fortunato and Bertha (Gertsch) Caligiuri. She graduated from Hickory Township High School in Endeavor, PA, in 1938 before completing cosmetology school at Wil-Mar School of Cosmetology. She lived in West Hickory, PA, just across the Hickory Bridge, along the beautiful Allegheny River. She owned and operated Mary’s Beauty Shop for 50 years while also dedicating many hours to the Caligiuri family “Silver Star” restaurant. Mary was proud to be the first woman to serve as Township Supervisor in Harmony Township, also serving as Treasurer during her 35 years before retirement in 2008. Mary was a charter member of the Forest County Historical Society in Tionesta, PA; active in the American Legion Auxiliary Bowser Post 720 in Knox, PA; and served as the Democratic Party Representative for Forest County, PA. She attended the West Hickory United Methodist Church, and later the Brookfield United Methodist Church when she moved to Michigan in 2008.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Flora (Ronald) Hannold of Charlotte and Paula Pifer of Charlotte; sons, Thomas (Beverly) Remington of Maggie Valley, NC, and Forton (Dee) Remington of Pittsburgh, PA; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her infant daughter; sisters, Pauline Norton, Evelyn Murphy, Viola Bowser; and brother, Fred Caligiuri.
Friends are encouraged to support Mary’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Pray Funeral Home with her great-grandson, Pastor Jacob Forquer officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022, and one hour prior to the service on Sunday, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Knox Union Cemetery in Knox, PA. 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 Mary’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 Healing and Healthcare Foundation (the foundation of Eaton County Health and Rehabilitation Services). The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Dorene Stanton

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Dorene Adeline Stanton, age 87, of Charlotte, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 14, 1935, in Potterville, the daughter of Omer and Doris (Mulhollan) Carey. Dorene proudly served as the second female Mayor of Charlotte High School in 1952-1953. Here she also served as the Student Council President. On June 26, 1954, she married Harry F. Stanton at the First Congregational Church of Charlotte. Dorene was an avid golfer and member of the Charlotte Country Club for over 40 years. She had 3 hole-in-ones over the years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Family was of the utmost importance to her. Both she and Harry always came home from Florida at Christmas time to be sure they were all together as a family. Dorene drove school bus for Charlotte Public Schools for nearly 37 years. She had the privilege of driving multiple generations of families here in town.
Dorene is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harry; daughter, Diane (Steven) Sowle of Charlotte; son, Chris (Cindy) Stanton of Charlotte; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, plus one more on the way; twin brother, Dean Carey; brother, Duane (Carolyn) Carey; and sister, Adeline Bridges; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Sue, Patricia, and Fonda.
In keeping with Dorene’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorene’s memory to the charity of your choosing.
To view Dorene’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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Calvin Richards

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The family of Calvin Richards will be holding a memorial service at 11:00 on May 20, 2022, to celebrate his life. This graveside service will take place at Perry Cemetery, 2202 Stevens Highway, Charlotte, MI. Cal passed away on January 19, 2022, at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mildred, who will also be interred at this time.
Cal is survived by his son, Bill (Marilyn) Richards of DeWitt; daughters, Kathy (Tim Miank) Richards, and Barb Alexander of Lansing; stepson, Jim (Jan) Squires of Florida; step-daughters, Joan Hyatt of Charlotte, and Jackie Williams Kasten of Eaton Rapids; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Roberta Mead; brother, Ralph Richards.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center in Eaton Rapids where he spent many happy hours. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. To read the full obituary, please visit www.millsfuneral.com.

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Robert Wayne Clough

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Robert Wayne Clough of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 90. Bob was born on September 6, 1931 in Eaton Rapids, the son of Arthur and Gertrude (Cazier) Clough. Bob was raised in Eaton Rapids where he graduated class of 1949. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict where he reached the rank of Sargent. Bob received special training as a Horologist and worked as a watch maker running Clough Jewelers in Eaton Rapids, and later working at Fox Jewelers. He later worked for Eaton Stamping in Eaton Rapids as a buyer and retired in 1994. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids, a member of the Jaycees and the Free Masons. Bob was an avid golfer and played in a league at Bonnie View for many years. He was best known for his easy-going attitude, positive outlook, quick wit, and generosity towards others.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Charlotte Clough; second wife, Shari Clough; daughter, Nancy Fleck and stepchildren, Elaine Mock and Edwin Gemalsky.
Surviving are his children, David (Jodi) Clough; Sue (Jeff) Grunewald; sons-in-law, Jim Mock, Terry Fleck; daughter-in-law, Becky (Mark) Johnson; grandchildren, Jonathan (Amber) Mock, Meghann (Jeremy) Barnett, Kasey (Sean Sprouse) Gemalsky, Nicholas Grunewald, Jacob Grunewald; great grandchildren, Riley, Emmet and Reese Barnett, Anya, Aria and Mila Mock and Sean Sprouse, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids Chapel, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Saved by Zade, The Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Cancer Society in memory of Bob. To share memories or leave condolences, please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.

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Justin Charles Munro

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Justin Charles Munro, age 42, of Charlotte died on Monday, May 9, 2022. Justin was born on March 14, 1980, in Lansing, the son of Kenneth and Irene Munro. He leaves behind his wife, Jennifer and children, Austin, Chloe, Donovan and Braylon; along with sisters, Angela (Jeff) Potter and Abigail (Jonah) Whaley; nieces and nephews, Emirald, Isabelle, Brody and Aubri. He was preceeded in death by his mother, Irene Marie Munro and father Kenneth Charles Munro (K.C.). A celebration of life is planned at Custom Home Interiors Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For those desiring, donations are welcome to go to the family’s Go Fund Me page: gofund.me/7653f042

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Shirley J. Brown

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Shirley J. Brown, age 83, of Battle Creek died on Thursday, May 6, 2022, at Hope Landing-The Haven in Charlotte, MI. Shirley was born on June 13, 1938, in Bellevue, the daughter of James and Mary Elizabeth (Shaver) Whitfield. She had been a lifelong resident of the area graduating from Battle Creek central High school. She also attended Cosmetology School and Argubright Business College. On November 5, 1960, she was united in marriage to David H. Brown who preceded her in death in 2006. Shirley would fill in as secretary at Pennfield Schools when needed and later was employed as a secretary at the Kellogg Company. She loved archeology, music, gardening and shopping. Surviving is a son, David S. (Karen) Brown and a grandson, Justin J. Brown.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana L. Brown in 2020. A private graveside service was held. Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home and Cremation Services. www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Joseph Charles Tokar

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Joseph Charles Tokar, born January 7, 1960, died May 2, 2022. A celebration of life will be on May 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at the VFW Hall Post #3233, 124 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237. If anyone would like to share any photos of Joe, please email them to dorothygonzalez@yahoo.com.

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Joseph Wilfrid Barrette II

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Joseph Wilfrid Barrette II, 42 of Lexington, NC, loving father of Cameron and Sara, died after a car accident on July 14, 2019, and was recently found April 3, 2022. Joe was born June 10, 1977, in Lansing, MI to Michael and Charlotte (Wallace) Barrette, and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1995. He worked for Owens Brockway in Charlotte and transferred with the company when it moved to North Carolina. An outgoing and friendly guy, Joe easily made friends. Joe had a knack for tinkering with high-tech gadgets to figure them out and fix them, including a life size robot for his son. Vacations often meant going on a cruise, with Carnival Cruises as his favorite. Joe enjoyed construction and put his talents to work when he remodeled his parent’s and brother’s homes.
Joe is survived by children, Cameron and Saralynne Barrette; father, Michael Barrette (Joan Rumsey); siblings, Ken Barrette, Dan (Stephanie) Barrette, and Tammy (Keith) Justice and nieces, Olivia, Lauren and Addison; and former wife, Faith Barrette. He was predeceased by his mom, Charlotte Barrette; and his grandparents.
Friends are encouraged to support Joe’s family by sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Michigan. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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