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Linda Garrison-Kehres

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Linda Garrison-Kehres, age 75, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 17, 2021. She was born August 16, 1945, in Eaton County the daughter of Carson and Evah (Rawson) Parr.
Linda is survived by her husband of 24 years, Michael Kehres; children, Tonya Keith of N.C., Christopher (Lynn) Garrison of Eaton Rapids; step-daughters, Kelly Kehres of Berkley, Mich., Kristy (Wes) Taylor of New Hudson, Mich.; father-in-law, Richard Kehres of Mason, Mich.; grandchildren, Cody Garrison, Brooke Garrison, Carson Keith, Dorsey Keith, Zavier Taylor, Presley Taylor, Dahlia Taylor; sisters, Venice Martin of Hastings, Nona Osborne of Charlotte; sister-in-law, Sharon Parr of Charlotte; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wayne Parr, Dick Parr; sisters, Jean Davis, Shirley Bryan, and Sharon Bayes.
The family would like to thank Sparrow Hospice and especially nurses Lexi, Melinda, Nicole, and Jennifer for the outstanding compassion and care for Linda during her illness.
The family received friends on Friday, May 21, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. A private interment took place at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Linda’s memory to Sparrow Hospice 1322 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 204, Lansing, MI 48912.
To view Linda’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Jack W. Holbrook

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Jack Wallace Holbrook, of Eaton Rapids, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the age of 82. Born July 9, 1938 to Gerald W. and Myrtle (Slayton) Holbrook in Eaton Rapids, Mich. Jack honorably served in the US Army during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he became a pilot, owned his own airplane and did aerial photography for ASCS. Jack also purchased land, built his own house from the ground up with his loving wife, Gerry, and raised both animals and agriculture on his farm. He specialized in dairy farming for many years and later focused more on produce. His farm had all kinds of animals including Bison, where he had up to 21 at one time. Jack taught stain glass classes for adult education in Eaton Rapids for two years, and he was a 4-H Leader. He was the owner/ operator of Jack & Sons Garden Produce that started on the corner of Spicerville Highway and Royston Road, and more recently on the corner of M-99 and Columbia Road. This produce stand allowed him to showcase his produce, cheeses and his specialty homemade ice cream. Jack was a jack-of-all-trades and the guy that many would go to for help because he was very knowledgeable and wouldn’t turn anyone away. Most of all, Jack loved his family and the time he was able to spend with them all. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and passing along his knowledge to all of them. Jack was a beloved man who will be dearly missed by all who remember him. Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Judy Dowding; grandchildren, Gerald Holbrook II, Nicole Holbrook; great-grandchildren, Hunter Abbott, Hunter Holbrook and Cyrus Lea.
Surviving are his wife, Gerry Holbrook; their children, Connie Holbrook, Gerald Holbrook, Bart (Brenda) Holbrook, Stacy Holbrook; 13 grandchildren, Roberta (Scott) Bean, Nichelle Andrews, Autumn (Chris) Holbrook, Kendra (Chris) Holbrook, Matthew (Ashley) Kreis, Jack Holbrook, Dustin (Michelle) Holbrook, Mika Holbrook, William (Julie) Briggs, Leora (Chris) Lea, Megan Briggs, Donald (Naomi) Abbott, Johnathan Briggs; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia McCarrick, JoAnne Holbrook, June (Buddy) Riley; brother-in-law Don Dowding; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many extended family and friends.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on May 28, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamlin Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the family to help defer costs, in care of Stacy Holbrook. To share memories and condolences, please visit SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.

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Eugene F. Sundermann

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Eugene Frederick Sundermann, of Eaton Rapids, passed away May 18, 2021 at the age of 83. Eugene was born in Eaton Rapids on April 23, 1938, the son of George and Edith (Martin) Sundermann. He graduated from Springport High School in 1956. Eugene proudly served with the US Army in Germany. He worked with the railroad as a radiator repairman for 15 years and later worked at General Motors for 20 years before retiring in 1998. Eugene was a marksman, enjoyed hunting, golfing, and playing on his computer. He lived a life that reached out like a spider web, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Eugene is survived by his children, Wendy Pledger Godwin of Cal., Brenda Saines of Lansing, son, Bill Saines of Fla.; grandchildren, William (Kim) Saines, Jessica (James) Kelley, Carrie (Shane) Russell, Derek (Meghan) Thocker and Greg (Chelsea) Thocker; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Betty Lou) Sundermann, James Sundermann, William Sundermann, Grant (Bonnie) Sundermann, Jack Sunderman. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; daughter, Cyrena Sundermann; siblings, George Sundermann, Betty Powers, Johanna Novanty, Katherine Zillgitt, Darlene Lease and Marilyn Speckin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Mark Lease, 9688 Griffith Road, Eaton Rapids on Saturday May 29, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to McLaren Hospice, 2815 S Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 4, Lansing, MI 48910. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. Please visit our website to place online condolences at millsfuneral.com.

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Loren D. Higginbotham

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Loren Dale Higginbotham, of Eaton Rapids, Mich. passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2021 at the age of 70. Dale was born July 28, 1950 in Paris, Ill., the son of Clyde Donald and Helen (Tyler) Higginbotham. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Vivian Keener Whitman.
Dale was known as a “junkman” and would often fix up items and sell them at Turkeyville, where he was well known and made many friends. He also did odd jobs for people from working on vehicles to doing work around the house.
He is survived by his sisters, Linda (Jim) Grouthouse, Cynthia Piper; brother, Gary Higginbotham; beloved dog, Tippy and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Perry Cemetery in Brookfield Township on Saturday, June 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. To share memories or leave condolences please visit SkinnerFuneralHomes.com

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Jack E. Johnson

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Jack Edward Johnson, of Charlotte, a barber by trade but known by many for his creative paintings, died May 10, 2021 at the age of 96. Born in Potterville to Edward and Ina (Watts) Johnson on April 25, 1925, Jack lived to see many innovations in his lifetime, but always loved the simple things most. Jack served his country in the Navy during World War II, learning to cut hair while on the ship to make extra money. At the age of 21 he started his own business and then spent 63 years as a barber on main street in Charlotte. In August of 1945 Jack started the adventure of marriage with Betty Hull, and they raised two children together, Jack Jr. and Lynda.
Jack was as strong, honest man with a very kind heart, helping others whenever he could. He believed in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, which is why he was always working. With a great sense of humor too, Jack could easily make others laugh. In his spare time, he enjoyed painting, gardening, and was an expert tinkerer.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Lynda Nettleman; grandchildren, Shane, Jason, and Kimberley; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and his brother, Dick Johnson. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty; son, Jack Johnson Jr., grandson, Darren Ives; and sister, Iris Allen.
Friends are encouraged to support Jack’s family. Funeral services are Monday, May 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m. in Pray Funeral Home Gardens in Charlotte with Pastor John Bailey officiating. Visitation is Sunday, May 23, 2-5:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to a local veteran charity of your choice. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Jack on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Jodi K. Rodebaugh

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Jodi Kay Rodebaugh, a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and sister, of Lansing, died Friday, May 7, 2021. Jodi, 62, was born November 23, 1958, the daughter of Elzie and Virginia (Redfield) Hayes. She graduated from Olivet High School. In 1977 Jodi married the love of her life, Douglas Rodebaugh. She worked as a customer service representative for different businesses, however her pride and joy was being a grandmother. Jodi loved being with her grandchildren and attending their different events. She also liked making different arts and craft projects, collecting cow figurines and spending time with her Bloodhound Dee.
Jodi is survived by her children, Heather (Cheryl) Rodebaugh-Richards, Anthony (Trish) Rodebaugh, Doug (Amanda) Rodebaugh, Jr., and James (Shelby) Rodebaugh; and 10 grandchildren, Ashley Lord, Allison Reese, Emily Coddington, Katie Rodebaugh, Corinne Rodebaugh, Hayleigh Rodebaugh, Rachael Rodebaugh, Gavin Rodebaugh, Sadie Rodebaugh, and Myles Rodebaugh; siblings, Fred (Deb) Hayes, Denny (Roxy) Hayes, Randi Hayes. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas; brother, Jerry Hayes; and her parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Jodi’s family. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Pray Funeral Home Gardens in Charlotte with Pastor Charles Jenson 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 Jodi’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the family to help assist with funeral expenses, checks may be payable to Pray Funeral Home. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Jodi on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Donna J. Halliwill

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Donna Jean Halliwill, a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother, of Charlotte, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Donna, 70, was born November 6, 1950, the daughter of Donald and Patricia (Weber) Woodhams Sr. She graduated from Waverly High School. In 1973 she married Edwin Halliwill. A favorite memory is when they started their family. She was very proud of her son and grandchildren. She was a caring, thoughtful person who was always trying to make others feel good. She was a member at First Baptist Church. She liked cooking, working out at AL!VE, improving things, buying and selling stuff, working in her flower gardens, spending time with her grandchildren, and shopping.
Donna is survived by her husband, Edwin Halliwill; son, Anthony (Nicole) Halliwill; grandchildren, Jack, Katie, and Grace, niece and nephew Tammy and Clarence Colter; and siblings, Donald (Pledas) Woodhams and Marjorie Ann Patterson. She was predeceased by her parents.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Donna on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. A graveside service is being planned for a later date. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Phyllis J. McLeod

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Phyllis Jane McLeod, age 94, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Fairview Adult Foster Care in Grand Ledge, MI. Phyllis was born October 11, 1926 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Beulah (Kempter) Dever.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Elwood.
Phyllis is survived by her children: Scott (Kathy), Martha (Richard) Neilsen, Brian (Jean), and Kevin (Norma); grandchildren: Lindsay (Bill) Blair, Jennifer Wolff, Marci (Matt) McLeod Hicks, Matt (Karla) Neilsen, Jessica McLeod and Jerrilyn McLeod, and great-grandchildren: Brady Blair, Jordan Blair, Darin Blair, Adriyana Neilsen and Antonio Neilsen.
Phyllis met the love of her life while working as a switchboard operator at the VA hospital in Clinton, Iowa where her husband was sent to recover from his wounds suffered during WWII. After marrying they moved to Woodland, MI to start their life together. Phyllis started her work life once the children were old enough to start school. Phyllis first went to work at the Eaton County Medical Care Facility as the Diversional Activities Director. Later in her work life Phyllis was employed by the Michigan State Employees Association as an Administrative Assistant. Phyllis and her husband were avid golfers. Between the two of them Phyllis held the record for most hole-in-ones with five. In retirement, Phyllis and her husband enjoyed travelling to different parts of the USA and spending time in Florida during the winter months.
To honor Phyllis’ request there will be no funeral services. Interment will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.
If desired, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Phyllis McLeod.
To view Phyllis’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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David H. Hughes

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It is with great sadness the family of David Humbert Hughes, 74 of Charlotte, Michigan, announce his passing. He was called home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
David was a highly respected leader in the road construction industry, an avid golfer, a mentor to many, a friend to all, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Commitment to his beliefs and the work of the Lord at Our Savior Lutheran Church are things David will be remembered for, as well as his keen business sense, mastery with numbers, unmatched ability to make tough decisions, exceptional negotiation skills, analytical brilliance, quick wit, passion and generosity for helping feed and clothe those in need, hard work-ethic, and his golf score.
Winters in Florida were enjoyed by David and Cheryl. Watching their grandchildren excel in their passions of sports, music and dance brought them great joy. He also enjoyed cheering on the Michigan State Spartans, spending time with family, playing golf and basketball, reminiscing about the ‘old days’ in construction, cruising the highways looking at jobs, and staying in touch with friends, family and business associates.
David is survived by the love of his life and wife of 56 years, Cheryl (VanVolkenburg) Hughes; their sons, David S. (Kimberly) Hughes, Daniel W. (Laurie) Hughes, and Timothy S. (Maria) Hughes; grandchildren, David W. (Ashley) Hughes, Makaylin (Ryan) Rumsey, Crimmson, Dani, Daisey, Shelbi, and Andrew Hughes; great-grandchildren, Abigail Elizabeth, Jonah Boone and one more on the way; siblings, Joan Mountenay of Clearwater, FL and Charles Hughes of Ludington, MI; two uncles in Italy; and several nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, David William and Licia Olga Hughes; and brother, John Hughes.
Friends are encouraged to support David’s family at visitation on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 12-2:00 p.m. and 4-6:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joseph Highway, Lansing, MI 48917. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. A celebration of David’s Life will be livestreamed starting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, and will be available to watch through Our Savior Lutherans website at https://www.oursaviorlansing.org/. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Our Savior Lutheran Food Bank. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of David on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Bonnie K. Turley

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Bonnie Kay Turley, 71, of Charlotte, a woman of faith in Jesus Christ, went peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Bonnie was born August 2, 1949, in Charlotte, the daughter of Charles Allison and Mary Josephine (Roberts) Bracy. She graduated from Olivet High School in 1967 before completing her college education at the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music in 1970. In her early life, Bonnie worked several jobs, including banking, pharmacy, grocery, and key punch operator. Her true calling in life came when she met and married David Lee Turley, who worked at Owens Illinois in Charlotte. The two fell in love and married on October 19, 1974, and they faithfully attended Ainger Bible Church until 1985. David and Bonnie served several churches throughout Michigan side-by-side as Pastor and Pastor’s wife. Following David’s retirement in 2014, they moved back to Charlotte. Bonnie adored and cherished her children and grandchildren, devoting her life to the love and care of her family, and faith in her Lord Jesus Christ.
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 46 years, David Turley; their children, Jesse (Stephanie) Turley, Rachel (Josh) Bell, and Charles (Courtney) Turley; grandchildren, Brycen and Jackson Turley, Noah, Sophia and Isaac Bell, Nayson Lasher, Leiland Wallace, and Wyatt and Alexander Turley; her sisters, Charlene (Richard) Kenney and Ruth (Clayton) Whipple; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Bonnie’s family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Ainger Bible Church with Pastor Dan Smith officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Pray Funeral Home Gardens, Charlotte. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. 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 Bonnie’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 Gideons International or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Bonnie on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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