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Jaynne E. Simpson

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Jaynne Elouise Simpson, 74, of Charlotte, a woman always known to wear a loving smile and a tidy hairstyle, died peacefully on Friday, November 5, 2021, surrounded by family at home. Jaynne was born April 2, 1947, in Lansing, the daughter of Dutch immigrants, Peter and Wilma (Boersma) Jansen. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1965, and in 1968, married the love of her life, Albert Wayne Simpson. The two settled near the family farm to raise their daughters. Jaynne was known to neighborhood children as “Mama Jaynne” for her ever-open invitation into their home. Jaynne worked many years as Church Secretary at 1st Baptist Church of Charlotte, where she will long be remembered for her kindness and compassion. She was a longtime member of the Women’s Home Fellowship, sang in the choir, and played the piano every Sunday for many years. Her family and friends will always remember her jokes and good humor, her perfect hair and makeup, and her devotion to her family and her Faith.
Jaynne is survived by her husband of 53 years, Albert Simpson; daughters, Susan (Scott) Burton and Sarah (Derek) Fountaine; 3 granddaughters, Hannah Fountaine, Holly Fountaine, and Sophie Burton; sisters, Ruth O’Bryant and Anna Mae (Wayne) Karn; twin-sister, Jeanne (William) Bartlett; brother-in-law, Phil Conklin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, John Jansen and his wife, Lucille Jansen; sister, Charlotte Conklin; brother-in-law, John O’Bryant; and nephews, David O’Bryant and Don Karn.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Jaynne’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 1st Baptist Church of Charlotte with Pastor Bryce Feighner officiating. 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 Jaynne’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Visitation was from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Pray Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to 1st Baptist Church of Charlotte, Hospice of Lansing, or The Michigan Alzheimer’s Association. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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Dwayne K. Tinkey

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Dwayne Keith Tinkey “Tink,” 73 of Charlotte, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at home. Dwayne was born March 10, 1948, in Charlotte, the son of Eugene Henry and Lurabelle Mae (Smith) Tinkey. He graduated from Potterville High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He also later served in the Army National Guard. In the years following his retirement from General Motors, Tink found himself enjoying the outdoors, especially playing golf. He served as greens keeper at Broadway Acres Golf Course in Charlotte, where he found a whole new family around the course and at the Tiki Bar. He set up the Friday golf scrambles and was a fierce cribbage player, card player, and U of M Fan.
Dwayne is survived by his daughter, Laura (Juan) Castillo; son, Jeffery Tinkey; grandchildren, Elijah and Erica Castillo; great-grandchildren, Kyle Moats and Zane Castillo; brothers, Roger Tinkey and Jim (Jan) Tinkey; many nieces and nephews; his life-long friend, Chuck Colley; and his dog, Lizzy. He was predeceased by his parents.
The family wishes to make a special thank-you to Dwayne’s Broadway Acres Family. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Capital Area Humane Society. The family encouraged family and friends to share photos and stories of Tink by sending an e-mail to dad@tnkrtm.net. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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Starr L. Patterson

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Starr Lynn Patterson, 57 of Potterville, a warm and kind-hearted individual, died November 6, 2021. She was born in Lansing, MI on August 16, 1964, to Herbert and Gladys (Covell) Sedelmaier. Starr was always willing to help others, and often used her fun sense of humor to help those around her laugh. A sewing machine operator at Peckham Industries, she was very proud of being named Employee of The Month once. Purple was her favorite color, she enjoyed playing games on the computer, and she was frequently heard saying her favorite word, “Whatever.”
Starr is survived by her husband, Robert; three children; her friend and mother-in-law, Linda Winters, Aunt May Covell, Aunt Judy, and Uncle Len Wisniski; and cousins, Tim Bowman, Jerry Bowman, and Penny Bowman; and her beloved pet guinea pig, “Sweetie.” She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Ray Winters.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Starr’s family by sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. A memorial service is being planned for Spring of 2022 at the South Cochran Church of God. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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Barton L. Jones

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Barton Lewis Jones, a very hard worker and a proper gentleman, died November 9, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born April 15, 1931, in Sidney, MI to Lewis and Karen (Peterson) Jones. He enlisted in the Air Force and served his country with pride. While on furlough, he met his future wife, Joanne Wood, and they married in 1950. No stranger to hard work, Bart worked 2 jobs most of his adult life, both farming at home and at Oldsmobile on the midnight shift. As a perfectionist, Bart loved to keep his farm equipment very clean and up to date. He also took pride in his Indian motorcycle, and Harley Sportster. Travelling was something he loved too, making trips to many destinations in their motorhome including mushrooming in Northern Michigan.
Barton is survived by his wife of 71 years, Joanne; sons, Steve (Cheryl) Jones, Mike (Ann) Jones, and Larry (Cindy) Jones; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Collene; brother, Wayne; as well as his parents.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Bart’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is Friday, November 12, 6-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Funeral services are Saturday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. 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 Barton’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Memorial contributions are suggested to Eaton Community Palliative Care. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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James H. Attwell

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James ‘Jim’ Henry Attwell, 63 of Bellevue, a hardworking family man, passed from this life on November 3, 2021, with his wife Jeri at his side. Jim was born January 8, 1958, in West Branch, Mich. to Henry and Norene (Huber) Attwell. He attended Charlotte High School and graduated in 1976. Camping with family was one of his greatest pleasures, as well as riding his side by side on the northern trails, and relaxing around a big campfire with a cold beer. Working hard and playing hard, Jim was a flannel shirt and jeans kind of guy, enjoying life in a quiet and laid-back way. He liked playing horseshoes, bowling, and was a huge fan of U of M football and NASCAR (with Dale Earnhardt Jr. as his favorite driver for many years). James worked at Tenneco in Marshall for 33 years, retiring May 12, 2021. In December 1988, he married Jeri Lambka and they enjoyed many adventures together.
Jim is survived by his wife, Jeri; step-children, Dale (Jen) Collins and Heather Collins; grandchildren, Brandon and Jamie; siblings, Bruce (Phyllis) Attwell, Deb (Randy) Kelley, and Jane Love; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Goofy the cat. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Norene Attwell; brother, John; and nephew, Travis.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Jim’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. Memorial services were Tuesday, November 9, 3:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Visitation will was two hours prior to the service, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on November 9. Memorial contributions are suggested to Pawsabilities Rescue. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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Marvin R. Munn

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Marvin R. Munn, 59, of Battle Creek, passed away November 8, 2021, at Ascension Borgess Hospital. Marvin was born October 14, 1962, in Lakeview, MI to Phillip and Veronica (Johnson) Munn. He received his associate degree from Kellogg Community College and worked as a Facilities Maintenance Technician for CLM Midwest.
Marvin married the former Kathleen Clark, who survives. Marvin is also survived by his children, Zachary (Monica) Hadley, Candice Hadley, Erica Jones, Rebekah Chonko and Caleb Munn; 13 grandchildren, his mother, Vonnie Munn; and two sisters, Dawn Munn, and Marlene Munn. Marvin was preceded in death by his father, Phillip and a brother, David Munn.
Marvin and Kathy loved to attend Renaissance Festivals together and participate in the reenactments. He studied history and enjoyed visiting historical places. Marvin was a fixer of all things and loved to help people. He always had a “bad Dad joke” to share and a useless random bit of trivia to tell. His main passion in life was his family, especially his grandchildren.
Funeral services to celebrate Marvin’s life will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Calvary Chapel Church, 3142 Capital Ave., Battle Creek. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, starting at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Alternatives Pregnancy care center of Battle Creek. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Julie A. Parish

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Julie Ann Parish, 49 of Vermontville, died one day before her 50th birthday on November 8, 2021, due to an unfortunate accident. Born in Lansing, MI on November 9, 1971, to Jerry and Joyce (Wells) Bristol, she grew up and graduated from Olivet High School.
Julie had a way of winning people over very quickly, with her beautiful Christian attitude, she believed in the power of prayer and saving souls by bringing others to the Lord. Julie was very faithful to the church. She spent her time and money on what was most important to her: helping people and bringing them together and spreading joy to others. A big hug was in store for everyone Julie knew, even people she just met. A bit stubborn once she made up her mind, Julie used this to her advantage to get things done.
Family was everything to Julie. She was very proud of her grandkids and truly enjoyed time spent with them and the adventures they had, doing anything and everything for them. Her family was so excited to share that she arranged for an enormous 200-foot slip and slide on their last 4th of July together, just one example of her fun side and making things extra-special for her family. For the last 13 years Julie worked for Shyft. She had an exemplary work ethic, was proud of a job well done and a very valued member of their team. Julie is survived by her grandmother, Marianna Wells; husband, John Dale Parish; parents, Jerry and Joyce Bristol; children, Tosha Parish, Sarah Berryhilll, Nicole Parish and John Henry Parish; grandchildren, Lamont, Sydnee, Samyah, Louise and Henry; sister, Jenny Stewart (Kenneth Stewart Jr); niece, Keighly Alley (Danny Alley); nephews, Jimmie Stewart (Shaylee Stewart) and Jacob Stewart (Taylor Stewart); great-nephew, Stetson; father-in-law, Jack Quantrell; and best friends, Becky Bruce and Stasi Glasscock. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Kenneth Wells; and mother-in-law, Judy Quantrell.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Julie’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is Friday, November 19, 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Memorial Services will be Saturday, November 20, 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Assembly of God with Pastor Randy Royston officiating. 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 Julie’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Memorial contributions are suggested to New Hope Community, where Julie was very involved as an active member and a trustee. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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Kathleen N. Hosey

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Kathleen (Kay) was surrounded by family when she passed from this world to the next on October 30, 2021. Kay was born in Lansing on October 11, 1938, to Charles Garms Ballard and Ernestine Alice (Wagoner) Ballard. The family moved to a farm in the Vermontville area when she was a child, and later to Bellevue.
Kay married Roger Dale Hosey on March 25, 1957. They farmed and raised their family in the Vermontville/Nashville area. Kay was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. Her interests included cooking, reading, and her pets, whom she considered family. After Roger died in 1997, Kay worked at Little’s Country Store near Thornapple Lake, and then at the deli in Carl’s Supermarket in Nashville.
Kay is survived by her brother Alfred (Sharon) Ballard of Bellevue, her daughter Rae Alice (Jeff) Murphy of Vermontville, her son Roger Charles (Debra) Hosey of Nashville, granddaughters Kathryn Murphy and husband Dan Rasey, Cassady (Andy) Brege, Aubrey (Tyler) Vandemark, Kolten Hosey, Dalton Hosey and great-grandchildren Cormac Rasey, Padraig Brege, Ailish Brege, and Madelynn Vandemark. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A celebration of Kay’s life will be held at the Kalamo Township Hall on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

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Shane M. Bailey

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Shane Mark Bailey, age 55, of Springport, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. He was born May 29, 1966, in Long Beach, California, the son of James and Nancy (Newman) Bailey. Shane graduated from high school in 1986, in Deary, Idaho. He went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Navy and then the Army National Guard from which he retired after many years of service. Shane was an outdoorsman in the truest sense of the word. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He had a passion for guns and took part in many different shooting sports. Shane also enjoyed traveling and would always seek out the newest craft brewery along the road to visit. He had a bigger than life personality and was always the life of the party. Shane could always take a bad situation and turn it around for good. He was wise beyond his years and provided his family with much needed comfort and stability. Shane’s love for his family took precedence over all else. He had a deep love and devotion for his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Shane is survived by his wife, Cara; children: Amanda (Bradley Jennings) Love of Springport, Corey (Autumn) Freeman of Springport, Curtis (Erinn) Freeman of Eaton Rapids, Christine (John) Hackworth of Onondaga; 16 grandchildren; mother, Nancy (David) Stadtler of Mora, MN; siblings: Andy (Lora) McGibbon, Mark Ruffner, Robert Bailey, Trisa (TJ) Hanson, Tara Aho, Kari (Matt) Kobb; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Bailey.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 11 A.M. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. For those wishing to view the funeral virtually on their computer or mobile device the livestream link is https://listentochurch.com/listen/bgk The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Shane’s memory to the K-9’s for Warriors.
To view Shane’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com

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Bernard T. Steele

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Bernard Thomas Steele of Eaton Rapids, passed away November 7, 2021, at the age of 75. Bernard was born in Eaton Rapids, May 26, 1946, the son of Basel and Marvelmae (Parsons). He worked for Union Steel, and most recently, for Atmosphere Annealing as a production driver. Bernard was a member of the coffee club at McDonald’s. He enjoyed listening to country music and Elvis Presley, drag racing, bowling, hunting, fishing, playing euchre and solitaire. He was a true family man loving to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Bernard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gale Steele; children, Nonda (Isaac) Eagle of Eaton Rapids, Bernard (Bethany) Steele II of Charlotte, Steven (Jamie) Steele of Leslie; grandchildren, Zachary and Ian Eagle, Benjamin and Rachel Steele, Emilee Steele, Kristian and Nikkolas Wilson; brother, Daryl (Loretta) Steele of Eaton Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Alexander Steele; sister, Agatha (William) Turner.
Funeral services will be 11 am Friday November 12, 2021, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids, with interment following in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 6-8 pm and Friday, one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity. To leave online condolences for the family please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

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