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Rebecca A. Hunt

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Our “Crazy Grandma” Rebecca Ann (Housler) Hunt began her life on April 08, 1953 in Charlotte, Michigan. She was the youngest of three girls born to Leon and Maxine Housler, after Sharon and Connie. Becky attended a one room schoolhouse where her mother was the teacher. She enjoyed helping on the family farm and tending to her horse, Lady. Later, Becky attended Western Michigan University. Becky began her world explorations while student teaching in Majorca, Spain. She graduated in 1975 with a degree in Education and later returned for her masters degree.
The same year Becky earned her bachelor’s degree, she married David Hunt. Through seven years of marriage and trying to conceive, they finally were blessed with a special baby girl, Chelsea. Becky and Chelsea traveled the globe together and Becky was a regular guest in Chelsea’s own classroom. Becky was a seasoned educator, principal, consultant, and writer. She led schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Malaysia. She had a passion for promoting literacy and mentoring young educators. The Crazy Grandma chapter of her life, inspired her children’s stories that were reflections of her joys as a grandmother. She also began a ‘Schools Around the World’ series showing others how children attended schools in different countries. Retirement allowed her to publish two educational books guided by her expertise in teacher training, staff development, and international studies. She continued to travel, and planned to spend the winters in Cozumel, living “the Bohemian life, enjoying culture, practicing my Spanish, and of course writing!” She was an inspiration to educators and grandmothers from Atlanta to Dubai.
On September 22, 2021, Our Heavenly Father decided it was time to bring Becky home. Rebecca was preceeded in death by her parents, Leon and Maxine Housler; her sister, Connie Francis; and her nephew, Jim Adams. She is survived by her daughter, Chelsea (Leslie) Adebayo, and their three sons, Mason, Carter and Sebastian. Also surviving are her sister, Sharon (Larry) Adams; her nieces, Jennifer Rottier, Stacy Poll, Kate Buchanan, and Sarah Adams-Powell, and their families; a host of cousins, loved ones, and friends around the world. She is deeply loved and already so terribly missed. Services were held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Woodstock City Church. A service will be held in the summer of 2022 as well, in her home town of Charlotte, Michigan.

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Larry “Doc” Weeks

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Larry Joe “Doc” Weeks, 75, of Shelby, formerly of Olivet, died Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus in Shelby. He was born January 29, 1946, in Charlotte, the son of Leo and Frances (Murphy) Weeks.
Doc grew up in Olivet where he attended Olivet Schools and later served as a reserve police officer for the Olivet Police Department. He worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 2008 from Hallack Contracting in Hart. In his spare time, Doc loved fishing, camping, watching Hallmark movies, woodworking and finding and polishing rocks. He also enjoyed spending his retirement years at the lake and spending winters in California with his daughter. Most of all, Doc loved his adventures with his grandchildren.
Doc is survived by his wife, Jean Ann Weeks; his children, Sherri (Robert Bone) Weeks, Larry (Sarah) Weeks II, Michele (Jeff) Smith, and Becky (Roger) Flewelling; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his brothers, Leo (Marilyn) Weeks, and Milton (Alice) Weeks; and several nieces and nephews.
Doc was preceded in death by his parents, and his dear friend, Dick Mott.
Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Lee Center United Methodist Church with Pastor Gysel officiating. A luncheon will be held after the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Doc’s honor.
Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is handling arrangements, harrisfhome.com.

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Evelyn L. Isaacs

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Evelyn Louise Isaacs, age 90, of Clarion, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
She was born in Fayetteville, Tenn. on August 19, 1931, to the late Francis and Reva Mae (Burton) Howell.
On September 18, 1965, she married Harold D. Isaacs, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 1, 2005.
Louise was a member of the Eastern Star and the First Baptist Church in Clarion.
Louise was a breast and thyroid cancer survivor. She enjoyed making communion bread and playing farkle with the rest of the girls at Laurelbrooke.
Louise is survived by her sons, James M. (Amy) Isaacs of Paxtonville, Pa., Jack (Donna) Simms of Elora, Tenn., and Jerry (Susan) Simms of Fayetteville, Tenn.; brother, Wayne (Irene) Howell of Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Leigh Isaacs of New Wilmington, Pa.; ten grandchildren, Tristan Isaacs, Newman Isaacs, Mia Isaacs, Aubrey Isaacs, Chloe Isaacs, Elyse Isaacs, Mark (Brandi) Simms, Mindy (Joe) Jennings, Jennifer (Brian) Mitchell, and Jason Simms; and seven great-grandchildren, Brady Jennings, Sam Jennings, Beau Simms, Farrah Simms, Brice Simms, Braylon Simms, and Oliver Isaacs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Harold D. Isaacs, Jr.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Bosworth Cemetery in Olivet.
Arrangements are under the care of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory in Clarion.
Friends and family may send online condolences, memorials, and obtain additional information by visiting goblefh.net.

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Loy L. Nash

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Loy L. Nash, age 78, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. He was born April 18, 1943, in Eaton Rapids, the son of Alfred and Doris (Hudson) Nash. Soon after high school, Loy enlisted in the United States Navy where he honorably served his country. On June 3, 1966, he married the love of his life, Veronica Anne Shumaker, at the Oneida Gospel Church. Family meant everything to Loy. He cherished his children and grandchildren. Loy enjoyed riding motorcycles, woodworking, fishing, and reading. He was a devoted member of South Church in Lansing, where he ran the sound board for many years.
Loy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Veronica; children, Wyatt (Rebecca) Nash of Reston, Virginia, Nadine (John) Isabell of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; son-in-law, Chris Boyd; grandchildren, Ashton Nash, Adrianna (Nick) Chipchase, Louis, Matthew, Noah, and Isaac Isabell, Sean Weaver; great-grandchildren, Jack and Olive Chipchase; brother, Lowel (Patricia) Nash; special family members, Angelica Barfield, Rosanna Freeman, and the Kevin Smith family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sally Anne Boyd; and Michelle Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 3 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. The family received friends on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at West Carmel Cemetery.
Those desiring may make contributions in Loy’s memory to the American Diabetes Association online at diabetes.org.
To view Loy’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Anthony T. Burgess

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Anthony Tyler Burgess, age 27, of Charlotte, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was born November 18, 1993, in Alma, Mich., the son of Todd and Karin (Goodwin) Burgess. Anthony cherished his family. He enjoyed spending time together with them every opportunity he had. He shared an extra special bond with his sisters, Brittiany and Ciara, who will miss him greatly. Anthony enjoyed riding dirt bikes and hanging out with his friends. As a talented artist, he loved to draw. Anthony loved working together and spending time with his Pop-Pop Bud throughout his life.
Anthony is survived by his children: Savannah Burgess, Jaxson Burgess; father, Todd (Tina) Burgess; mother, Karin (Goodwin) Burgess; siblings, Brittiany (Ethan) Smerdon, Ciara Lawens, Bailey Lawens; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home, 206 W Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, Mich.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Anthony’s memory to the family.
To view Anthony’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Shirley E. Rosborough

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Shirley E. (Goodwin) Rosborough, born in Wichita, Kan. September 17, 1929, to John and Martha Ellen (White) Goodwin, passed away September 29, 2021, with her daughter at her side.
A former resident of Potterville and at her retirement from OI (Charlotte) moving to their cottage at Lake Isabella.  She spent the last few years at Masonic Pathways in Alma.
Gone before her, her husband of 66 years, Bob; her siblings, two sisters, three brothers, three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law; and three nephews.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, and a son.  She was proud of being Grandma to two grandchildren, and Nana to the extended Mishler clan, five great-grandkids and four great-great-granddaughters.  She is survived also by one sister-in-law; and several nephews and nieces.
There are not enough words to thank everyone at Masonic Pathways and Heartland Hospice.  They gave her care, concern, and the dignity she deserved.  They made this journey easier for Mom, and without their dedicated care, this would have been more difficult for me.  It will never be forgotten.
Cremation has taken place.  A private celebration of her life will be held later.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Heartland Hospice (Mt. Pleasant) in her name.

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Merle W. Oliver

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Merle Wayne Oliver, of Charlotte, formerly of Eaton Rapids,  passed away September 29, 2021, at the age of 94. Merle was born in West Liberty, Ill., June 28, 1927, the son of Harold and Fannie (Buchanan) Oliver. At the age 17, he enlisted in the US Navy where he would proudly served during WWII for six years. After retiring from the Navy, he went on to enlist with the Army National Guard in Lansing as a Supply Sergeant where he worked for 21 years before retiring. Merle was also a school bus driver in Eaton Rapids, a hobby farmer, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids. He enjoyed playing golf, square dancing, watching horse races and was a huge Michigan fan.
Merle is survived by his wife of 73 years, Barbara Oliver; son, Gary (Yolanda) Oliver of DeWitt; daughters, Sue Oliver of Eaton Rapids and Sheryl Oliver of Eaton Rapids; grandchildren, Eric Cervantes, Stacy (Travis) Lemon, Jayme (Jesse) Lawton, Angela Oliver, Robert (Mary) Oliver, Meagan (Randy) McLouth, Sara (Jeremy) Latham, Joshua (Rebecca) Oliver; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Carol Oliver; brother-in-law, Jim Aldrich. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sunie Oliver; siblings, Ted Oliver, Marian Jessup, Betty Dunevant, Ellen “Cricket” Aldrich.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday October 9, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, Mich. A light reception will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit their website, millsfuneral.com.

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Patricia A. Payne

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Patricia Ann Payne, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at MidMichigan Medical Center in West Branch, Mich.  She was born on January 24, 1938, in Greenville, Mich. to LD and Mildred (Haner) Baldwin. Patricia lived in Rose City, Mich. for the last two years, formerly of Eaton Rapids, Mich.  On November 14, 1958, she married John Payne in Lansing, Mich.  Patricia was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bellevue, Mich. when she lived in Eaton Rapids.  She was attending Fresh Start Ministries Church in West Branch. Over the years she enjoyed making many kinds of crafts, including crocheting, cross stitching, tole painting and card making.  She loved Jesus and her family and showed it in many ways.  Patricia could make anyone feel comfortable and loved. Patricia is survived by her loving husband of almost 63 years, John Payne of Rose City; daughters, Barbara (Jeffrey) Morse of Rose City and Susan (Douglas) Sherman of Eaton Rapids; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and sister, Carol Gooder of Bellevue, Mich. She is preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of life for Patricia will be held later. Condolences can be mailed to The Payne Family, PO Box 83, Rose City, MI 48654 or shared online at steuernolmclaren.com Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in Rose City, Michigan.

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Arthur L. Clark

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Arthur Lee Clark, age 72, of Charlotte, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 26, 2021. He was born April 7, 1949, in Lansing, the son of Richard and Carla (Hodge) Clark. He graduated from Lansing Sexton High School in 1967. Art proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. His favorite pastime was hanging out with his family whenever he was able. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, grilling, and making people laugh. April Fool’s Day was his most favorite holiday. Art retired from Walmart after many faithful years of service in the floor maintenance department. Art had a heart of gold and would always see to it that everyone was taken care of even if it was to his own detriment.
Art is survived by his children: Travis Clark of Charlotte, Adam (Beth) Clark of Charlotte, Kelly Clark of Charlotte; step-children: Cheri (Brad) Cook, David Griffith, Travis (Kershana) Griffith; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Toni (Mike) Hurl of Lansing; brother, Tim Clark of Lansing; honorary daughter, Katrina Willoughby; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives: Barb Clark in 1986, Wanita Clark on June 6, 2021; brother, Bruce Clark; and step-son, Jim Griffith.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich. The family asks that all those planning to attend the graveside service to please arrive at least 15 minutes early. There will also be a memorial gathering held on Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Post 42 in Charlotte.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Art’s memory to the family or the charity of their choice.
To view Art’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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Jacob L. Lincoln

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Jacob Lee Lincoln, 36, a guy with a magnetic personality that always drew people to him, died September 25, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. Jacob was born in San Antonio on August 15, 1985, to James and Jodi (Hicks) Lincoln. They later moved to Charlotte, Mich. where Jacob grew up and graduated from High School. Friends and family remember Jacob as a fun-loving goofball, a character that loved friendly conversation and playing pranks on his friends and family. A very family-oriented guy, Jacob was very close with his older brother, Nicolas, and did lots of activities with his extended family like fishing, bike riding, and being quite a daredevil in many activities. There are stories of mountain biking near Eaton Rapids through a rough terrain, riding skateboards, and all sorts of outdoor activities because Jacob wasn’t afraid to try anything. Guns intrigued him, so he started collecting them.
Since Jacob wasn’t afraid to try anything, he learned how to be an exceptional HVAC technician. The business he worked for, Will Fix It HVAC, said he was beyond exceptional as a technician, and an extraordinary salesman. He was a customer favorite.
His family is very proud that Jacob gave his heart to God, and now he rests in his Heavenly Father’s arms. Jacob is survived by his parents, Jodi Lincoln of Charlotte, Mich. and James Lincoln of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Nicolas (Sara) Lincoln; niece, Emma Grace; grandparents, Peggy Lincoln and Hulen (Mary) Lincoln; aunt, Sherry Lincoln; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jim Hicks; grandmother, Jackie Hicks; and great-grandmother, Edna Roberts.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Jacob’s family by attending services or sharing memories on their tribute page at prayfuneral.com. Visitation and services will take place at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, Mich. in the near future. Information on the services will be shared as soon as it is available. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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