View Announcements by Category:
Anniversaries  |  Birthdays  |  Births  |  Engagements  |  Obituaries  |  Weddings  


Sue E. Cleveland

-

Funeral Services:

Sue E. Cleveland, 81, of Bellevue, Michigan, passed away on May 8, 2023 at Medi Lodge in Marshall, Michigan.
She was born in Coldwater, Michigan to Stanley L. and Waunetta M. (Watson) Cleveland, but Sue spent most of her life in Bellevue, Michigan.
She spent most of her working life as a CNA, but her favorite work was on the farm.
Sue was a former member of the Battle Creek Eagles Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, especially slippers. Sue was an excellent cook and would always bring a dish to pass for everyone to share. She will be fondly remembered for her compassion and caring for homeless animals. Sue was loved by many friends and family, and she will be greatly missed.
Per her request, there will be no services and to have any remembrances be given to the Humane Society of your choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 205 N. Elizabeth St., Bellevue, Michigan 49021. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.

Read More

Sara Jane Jewell

-

Funeral Services:

Sara “Sally” Jane Jewell, a generous and kind woman, died peacefully on May 16, 2023 at the age of 82. Sally was born in Charlotte, MI on May 28, 1940 to Huey and Evelyn (Lawrence) Stall and lived her entire life in this community that she loved and devoted time to. In 1961 she married Floyd Jewell and together they raised two sons. As a dedicated wife and mother, Sally had a spirited personality with a quiet and calm presence, and many wonderful gifts she shared with her family, including the gift of music that she shared with her beloved granddaughters. She enjoyed golf, bowling, singing in the GFWC (General Federation Women’s Club) choir, and every opportunity she had to travel with her husband Floyd (finding casinos everywhere their adventures took them) until his passing in 2008. Dedicated to her community, Sally also spent much time volunteering for events at her church (Lawrence Avenue United Methodist), the HGB Gift Shop, and Mobile Meals helping with both scheduling and deliveries. After losing Floyd, she found enjoyment with a coffee group at Evelyn Bay coffee shop, and regular card game gatherings with her friends (which often included a good glass of wine).
Sally is survived by her sons, Timothy (Heather) Jewell, and Thomas (Nicole) Jewell; granddaughters, Lacy and Lauren; and several beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd exactly 15 years to the day before her death; infant son, Gary Allen; brother, Murray Stall; and sister, Marilyn Turner.
Friends are encouraged to support Sally’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation was Friday, May 19, 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Funeral services are Saturday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home with Laura Cooper officiating. A luncheon will follow the interment in the Pray Gardens behind Pray Funeral Home. 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 Sally’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 Mobile Meals. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

Read More

Gretchen Lee Converse

-

Funeral Services:

Gretchen Lee Converse, age 92, of Charlotte, MI passed away on December 23, 2022, in Summerfield, Florida. Gretchen was born on August 9, 1930, in Eaton Rapids, MI, the daughter of Arlington and Vera (VanWagner) Crawford. She was raised in Eaton Rapids where she graduated from high school class of 1948. Gretchen worked for Oldsmobile in Lansing for nine years, worked as a transport driver for Avis Rental Cars, as a real estate agent and volunteered at the Eaton Community Palliative Care Thrift Store for over 10 years. She was also a member of the New Hope Community Church in Charlotte for many years.
Gretchen is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Max Converse.
Surviving are her children, Mike Love, Craig (Tina) Love, Kristine Priesman; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at New Hope Community Church, 436 W. Harris St., Charlotte, MI. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care in memory of Gretchen. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.

Read More

Charles Roger Page

-

Funeral Services:

Charles Roger Page of Eaton Rapids went to be with the Lord, May 13, 2023. Charles (Charlie) was born in Eaton Rapids, MI on September 9, 1929, to Harry and Lydia (Jacox) Page. He met the love of his life, Cecelia Ann Riegel, while they both attended Eaton Rapids High School. They had 67 years of a loving marriage from their wedding in 1950 until Cecelia’s passing in 2017. Charlie started his construction career as a water boy in 1950 with the Christman Company and worked his way up through the ranks as timekeeper, foreman, superintendent, general superintendent, construction manager, and finally, treasurer of the board of directors. He managed construction of many buildings for Michigan State University, including dorms, school buildings, the power plant, and the Breslin Center where the Spartan basketball team plays. Charlie also managed construction of several landmark buildings in Lansing, including the State of Michigan Capital Complex, renovations of the Capital, and built the Board of Water and Light, Auto Owners main office, the Accident Fund, and much more. He retired from the Christman Company at age 62 in 1992. During his retirement years, he volunteered his construction expertise as construction manager for nonprofits, including the Red Cross and Capital Area Humane Society and as a paid oversite position (Clerk of the Works) for large multi-school building projects for Eaton Rapids and Charlotte schools.
Charlie and Cecelia opened their home to 28 people over the years, many who needed a safe haven. They were also active members of the First United Methodist Church of Eaton Rapids. Charlie was very supportive and giving to family, church, and others. He leaves a large hole in the family with his passing but has more than earned his peace.
He is survived by one brother, Lynn Page; daughter, Loann Snell; sons, Tom (Linda) Page, Gene (Kelli) Page, and Dan (Sue) Page; brother-in-law, Taylor and (Marcia Carr) Riegel; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife Cecelia, and two younger brothers, Ward, and Walter.
Memorial services will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church of Eaton Rapids, 600 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, or the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Rd., Lansing, MI 48906. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

Read More

Sandra Jean Eldred

-

Funeral Services:

Sandra Jean Eldred of Eaton Rapids, passed away on May 5, 2023, at the age of 82. She was born on June 15, 1940, in Lansing, Michigan, to the late Carl Sevenski and Helen (Gawala) Sevenski. Sandy is survived by her five children, Tami (Wayne) Baty, Karen (Leroy) Wienke, Kristine (Matt) Handy, Duane (Kim) Eldred, and Terry (Susan) Eldred, along with eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Sandy attended Lansing Sexton High School and later obtained her GED from Eaton Rapids in 1975. She worked for the Miller Dairy Farm as a bookkeeper for many years but her most important job was raising her children and caring for her home. Sandy was a devoted member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She was kind, loving and generous to everyone she met. She had a deep love for her family and always made sure to support her children and grandchildren in their interests, especially sports.
Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Eldred, and five siblings, Richard Sevenski, Carl Sevenski, Carlyne Montgomery, Joyce Cords and Michael Sevenski.
She will be buried at Munger Cemetery in rural Eaton Rapids and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Sandy will be deeply missed by her family and friends. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.

Read More

Tanya Ann Wright

-

Funeral Services:

Tanya Ann Wright of Eaton Rapids, passed away unexpectedly, April 28, 2023, at the age of 53. Tanya was born in Lansing, MI, October 30, 1969, the daughter of Jerry and Trudy (Gage) Todd. She was a 1987 graduate of Springport High School. Tanya earned her master’s degree in counseling at Sienna Heights University and was employed with the Ryder Co. as a forklift driver. She was a member at the Charlotte Assembly of God Church and enjoyed crocheting and watching Clint Eastwood movies.
Tanya is survived by her parents, Jerry (Su) Todd, Trudy (Dale) Webb; children, Adam (Raechelle Williams) Wright of Eaton Rapids, Kathrine (Christopher Olinger) Wright of Reno, NV; grandchildren, Kaydence, Hayven and Maycie; sisters, Tracy (Roy) Ayers, Tiffany (Chad Kirchmeier) Michalek; brothers, Matthew (Kami) Todd, Michael (Andi) Todd; father of her children, Aric Wright; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by in death by her sister, Tami Todd.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Assembly of God Church, 1100 E. Clinton Trail, Charlotte, MI 48813. To leave condolence for the family please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

Read More

Chester Arthur Miller

-

Funeral Services:

Chester Arthur Miller, age 89, from Charlotte passed away on May 5, 2023. He worked in Management/Die Cleaner at Drop Forge. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

Read More

Robert Lewis Gould

-

Funeral Services:

Robert Lewis Gould of Eaton Rapids, passed away May 5, 2023, at the age of 94. He was born in Lansing, MI, July 18, 1928, the son of Joseph and Lilah (Linebaugh) Gould. Robert was a member of the National Guard for six years during the Korean War, retired from General Motors in 1978 after 30 years of service and traveled the world. He never walked away from any task without tackling it on his own. Robert was an over achiever, earning his pilot’s license, building several homes, riding motorcycles and was a farmer. Robert was a loving husband and a super dad. He taught his children so many lessons in life and they will hold his memory forever in their hearts.
Robert is survived by his children: Julie (Steven P.) Sullivan of Eaton Rapids, Kathryn (Robert) Lau of Lakeview, Mischelle (Donald) Corbeil of Eaton Rapids, Robert M. (Michelle) Gould of Eaton Rapids, Randall (Julie) Gould of Eaton Rapids; 13 grandchildren: Jennifer, Jill, John, Elizabeth, Zachary, Michael, Matthew, Marcus, Robert T., Rochelle, Randon, Daniel and Amanda; 23 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Norris of Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Inez Gould; brother, Ken Gould.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Community Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family is being served by the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

Read More

Joseph Kosh

-

Funeral Services:

Joseph (Joe) Kosh, 92, of Leesburg, Florida passed away March 24, 2023. Joe was born in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Pricilla Kosh on February 22, 1931. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He married Jacqueline Hopingar on February 14, 1970. He worked as a material controller for Tecumseh Products. Joe and Jackie lived in Milan until they retired and moved to Florida in 1986.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He is survived by Michelle Tweedie, family friend Dee Geho, and many family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Read More

Gary William Hector

-

Funeral Services:

Gary William Hector of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023, at the age of 82. Gary was born on August 14, 1940, in Eaton Rapids, MI, the oldest child of Ronald and Carol (Corbin) Hector. He attended both Springport and Eaton Rapids Public Schools, graduating from Eaton Rapids class of 1959. Gary proudly served two tours in Vietnam in the United States Navy Seabees where he did military construction projects. He worked for Motor Wheel in Lansing, did cattle and agricultural farming and was the owner and operator of Gary Hector Salvage. Gary loved auctions, car shows, reading, traveling and spent the past 20 years wintering in Harlingen, Texas.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Kevin Mudgett, Jr.; brother, Steve Hector; stepsister, Linda Betts and stepbrother, Tom Riley.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ava (Creyts) Hector; daughters, Shell Hector, Julie (Gary) Hubbard; son, James Hector; grandchildren, Kelly (Emanuel) Resendis, William (Julie) Briggs, Meghan Briggs; great grandchildren, Evelynn and Ruby Briggs, Clarabell Briggs, Ivan, Barbara and Andy Graham, Almaraya and Jose Luis Reyes-Davila, Emanuel, Nico, Jesus and Diego Resendis; brothers, Dan (Wendy) Hector, Donald (Christine) Hector, Barry Hector; sisters, Carolyn “Sis” (Jim) Eaton, Jeannie Hector, Joyce (Herb) Signor; sister-in-law, JoAnn Clark and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 5, 2023, at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids chapel. A luncheon was held following the service at the First Congregational Church of Eaton Rapids. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America in memory of Gary. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.

Read More