Births, Obituaries & Weddings

Bruce Fuhr

Son of Carole Keysor

April 7, 1959 – February 20, 2018

Bruce Fuhr, 58, of DeWitt passed away February 20, 2018. He was born April 7, 1959 in Lansing, MI. 
Bruce liked cars and enjoyed taking care of them. He loved being outdoors in the sunshine and enjoyed working in the yard. Bruce also liked to cook and spend time with his family. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Fuhr; brothers, Gary and Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Carole (John) Keysor; sons, Daniel Fuhr, Jacob Fuhr; grandchildren, Drew Fuhr, Ayva Fuhr; sisters, Debbie (Kevin) Russell, Sharon (Mike) Casey, Mindy (Jim) O’Conner; brother, Jeff (Kim) Fuhr; step-mom, Betty Fuhr; half siblings, Melanie, Julie, Brian; loving ex-wife, Diane Fuhr; best friend, Tracey Stuer; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will take place at noon Friday February 23, 2018 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt with visitation one hour prior to the service. Donations in honor of Bruce may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 3100-B West Road, Ste. 100, East Lansing, MI 48823.

Paul AndrewsPaul Andrews

May 9, 1933 – December 14, 2017


Age 84, passed away Thursday December 14, 2017. Paul was born on May 9th, 1933 in St. Johns to parents John and Olivia Andrews.
Paul retired from Fisher Body in Lansing, MI after 30 years of dedicated service. He was also a proud United States Army veteran and served in the Korean War. Paul enjoyed helping others whether it was mowing the lawn or snowplowing for neighbors driveways. When he had a day off from his work, Paul would love to spend his free time at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Paul was a very compassionate and loving person and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Norene (Farrier) Andrews, three children, Pauline (Darren) Rosebrock, Evelyn (Ken) Lynn, and David (Kathy) Andrews; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one on the way, and 3 great-great grandchildren with one on the way; his brother Richard Andrews, and many more loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John “Lawrence” Andrews and Clarence Andrews, and his six babies in heaven.
Visitation will be held at Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, Sunday December 17th from 2-4 pm. Visitation at Calvary Baptist Church will be Monday December 18th at 10:00am prior to the Funeral Service at 11:00am with Pastor Tad Jameson officiating. Interment will be at East lawn Memorial Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Compassus in memory of Paul.

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Betty Lou Keener

November 22, 1931 – November 18, 2017

Betty Lou Keener, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born November 22, 1931 to Robert and Gertrude (Lamb) Monroe and raised in Webberville, Betty and her husband Odell Keener moved to DeWitt to raise their family. A constant caregiver and homemaker, Betty enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, and reading when she had a few minutes to herself.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Keener, in 1986.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, William “Bill” Keener, Jim Keener, Ron (Norma) Keener, and Ken (Joy) Keener; her daughters, Nancy Soules, Linda (Mike) Lichte, Mary Keener, Tammy Uribe, and Lisa (Brian) Smith; her twenty-six grandchildren; her many grandchildren; her brother, Robert E. Monroe II; and her sister, Norma “Polly” Winter.

Interment will be in Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Okemos, Michigan.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Rd, Lansing, MI 48906

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at:

Patricia Gregory Obituary 

  Patricia J. Gregory

    January 20, 1940 – October 9, 2017


Patricia J. Gregory passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at her home. Pat was born in Lansing, Michigan on January 20, 1940 to Viola and Henry Rowland, and raised by her dad Frank Frisbie. She had multiple jobs throughout her life including, Yankees Department Store, State of Michigan, and General Motors. She ended her work career with the Haslett Public Schools as a bus driver and cook at Wilkshire Elementary. In her younger years, Pat was a competive roller skater. She told many stories of competing with her best friend Joannie and others. Pat was fortunate to find true love in her later years. She married Omar Gregory and they lived happily until his death in November of 2014. She is survived by her children Marvin, Laurie (Robert), Jerry, Aaron (Krista), Rod (Roberta), Michael, Chuck (Kim), Paul, Scott (Robin), Joe (Sandy) Tom, 32 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. Her brothers Hank (Darlene) and Ray (Fran) Rowland, sister, Jean Cohcran and sister-in-law Audrey Frisbie. Special friend, Brenda Underwood, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Omar, sons Chuck and Randy Humble, grandson Chris Knight and granddaughter Mary Gregory, and brother Jerry Frisbie. Pat was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a bus driver to many. She was loved and will be missed.Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Road, Lansing, MI 48906. The family will receive friends at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes East Chapel, 1730 East Grand River, East Lansing. Thursday, October 12, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at Crestview Cemetery at Houghton Lake, Michigan. Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.

Pat Gregory Obituary



Della S. Fouts

Sister of Sheila Valley 

May 1, 1954 – August 15, 2017


Della Sue Fouts, age 63 of Springfield, OH passed away August 15, 2017.

Della was born May 1, 1954, Lansing, MI the daughter of Arnold and Nina (Smith) Fouts.

Her love of family and friends was never ending. She found such joy with her Karaoke business, “The Croaking Bull Frogs.” The sound of her laughter will remain in our hearts forever.

Della was proceeded in death by her brothers, Carl Fouts, John Fouts; sisters, Theda Hanchett and Carol Corey; brother-in-law, Herman Hanchett, and her parents.

She is survived by four children, Angela Kapp (Paul Spencer) of Michigan, Jennifer Kapp of Michigan, Stacy Kapp (David Messer) of Ohio and Elizabeth (Robert) Prculovski of Ohio, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sister, Sheila (Michael) Valley, brother, Will (Kimberly) Fouts, sisters-in-law Rosemary Fouts and Joyce Fouts, numerous beloved nephews and nieces.

Memorial services to be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017, Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Road, Lansing, MI 48906. A celebration of her life to follow at Reed County Park, 3181 East Johnson Road, North Star, MI.

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June 13, 1939 – July 31, 2017

Barbara J. Jones, 78, passed away July 31, 2017. She was born June 13, 1939 to Frank and Helen Fish. Barbara loved to play the piano and to travel. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clayton Donald Jones; sister, Rosie; niece, Kelsey; and brother-in-law, Peter Dinklage. Surviving to cherish Barbara’s memory are son, Timothy (Karri) Chamberlin; grandsons, Austin and Aidan Chamberlin; daughter, Tammy (Cheryl) Chamberlin; sister, Linda Dinklage; brother, Gordon (Janelda) Fish; and many nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will take place Thursday August 10, 2017 at 11:00 am with visitation 2 hours prior at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt, MI. 

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Doris M. (Alfredson) Himebaugh

Marcia Andrews Mother

November 30, 1919-July 20, 2017


Doris M. Himebaugh, 97, passed away on July 20, 2017, at Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant.  Doris was born November 30, 1919, to Fannie and Leon Spitzer in Lansing, Michigan.

Doris retired from General Motors, Oldsmobile Division, with 30 years of service in the Administration Offices in Lansing.  She served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President and Advisor of the Oldsmobile Girls Club.  She was also a member of the Oldsmobile bowling league and a member of the Oldsmobile Girls Golf League.

In 1999 she married Evart Himebaugh and he preceded her in death in 2004. 

Doris was also preceded in death by her parents and her son, James T. Alfredson.  She is survived by her sister, Leona Oakes, of Okemos, MI; her niece, Marty Kadrofske, of Interlochen, MI; a devoted ex-daughter-in-law, Marcia Andrews, of Bath, MI; seven grandchildren, their spouses, her eleven great-grandchildren and a step-granddaughter, Natalie.

Doris was a long time member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Mecosta and served as one of their lay speakers.  She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed occasional international travel.  Doris will be dearly missed and remembered by all who knew her—family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and fellow golfers.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at CLARK FAMILY FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 114 South Bradley Street, Mt. Pleasant with Pastor Greg Buchner presiding.  Visitation will precede the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Memorial contributions for those wishing to honor Doris’ memory may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church in Mecosta or the Isabella County Commission on Aging.

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Samuel J. Barnett Jr.

Father of Samuel F. Barnett Sr.

June 23, 1919 – July 16, 2017

Samuel James Barnett Jr. 98 years of age, Child of God, Soul Winner, was born on June 23, 1919 in Taos, New Mexico to Naomi Belle Phipps and Samuel James Barnett Sr. He lived there for several years before his family moved to Lansing, Michigan. Sam would spend the majority of the remainder of his life in mid-Michigan residing in DeWitt. Sam married his sweetheart, the beautiful Ardis Alene Linebaugh on his twenty-first birthday. He was totally devoted to Ardis. They enjoyed a wonderful, strong marriage together and in 1943 they welcomed their son, Samuel F. Barnett Sr. In 1944, during WWII, he was inducted into the US Navy, serving in South America, Africa and the Pacific Theater. After the war, he came home and spent thirty-three years as a Heating and Cooling Engineer with Michigan Supply Company, until he retired in 1981. 

He faithfully served the Lord his entire life. He was an amazing witness, prayer warrior and servant to his Savior. He could be found serving as an Interim/Lay Pastor and taught adult Bible classes at both Walker Memorial Church and Grove Bible Church. He served as a Sunday School Superintendent and was a board member for many years at Walker. Sam was on the board at Bethel Manor, The Youth for Christ Advisory Board, and Camp Barakel. He also served as the Chairman of the Christians Business Men’s Association. He lived while eighteen Presidents mounted the White House steps and celebrated sixty-four married years with his sweetheart, Ardis. He lived to see, hold and love his children’s children’s, children’s, children. 

Today we stand in the great realization and faith that when Sam closed his eyes in slumber, he opened them in the Majestic Presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sam is survived by his only child, Samuel Floyd (Brenda) Barnett Sr.; grandchildren, Ann (Mike) Schafer, Brian (Stephanie) Barnett, Tim (Laura) Barnett; great grandchildren, Sam Barnett III, Marissa (Scott) Wiltse, Stephanie Barnett (fiance John Snater II), Rebecca Schafer, James Schafer, Bonnie Barnett, Isabelle Barnett (fiance Wyatt Rowley); great-great grandchildren, Claire Lee Custer and Lyle James Barnett. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, Samuel and Naomi; father and mother-in-law, Reverend Floyd and Pearl Linebaugh; his beloved wife Ardis (2004); baby granddaughter, Denise Barnett; and much-loved grandson, Samuel F. Barnett Jr., (2013).

We wish to extend many thanks to the devoted and loving folks at Hazel I. Findlay Manor, who made life for Sam interesting and comfortable. He loved so many of you. 

The Barnett Family would like to sincerely thank each of you for taking time to come and celebrate Dad/Grandpa/Great Grandpa/Great-great Grandpa’s life’s journey here on earth. 
During this bittersweet time, we rejoice- 

 II Corinthians 5:8

“We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord”   

Service Information: Visitation Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church of LansingFuneral Service Wednesday, July 19, 2017  at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing, MI. To share memories and condolences please visit:

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Kathryn Jo EatonKatheryn JoEaton

Daughter of Theresa Grundy

May 13, 1955 – May 21, 2017

     Passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at age 62. Born May 13, 1955 to Jack and Theresa (Lecato) Grundy in Lansing, Michigan. Kathy received a dual Masters in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Michigan State University. She had worked as a software engineer for many places and most recently worked at Walmart. Kathy enjoyed going to the movie theater, doing puzzles and taking her family on vacations. She was a proud MSU alumna and a fan of all MSU sports. Kathy had two Pomeranian dogs that she adored, Bruno and Lacy. Preceding her in death were her father, Jack Grundy and sister, Angela McDonald.
Surviving are her mother, Theresa Grundy; daughter, Julia (Brandon) Scott; sons, Danny (Rhonda) Eaton, Jonathan (Julie) Eaton, Michael Eaton; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Wesley Scott, Chris Miller, Steven (Natasha) Yorks, Holly Yorks, Starr (LeRoy) Moray, Keith Perkins III; sister, Kimberly Hetchler; brother, Jack (Michelle) Grundy as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Skinner Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel officiated by Rev. Don Gommesen. Family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service. To share memories and condolences please visit

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for the arrival of 

Wyatt James

Born to Joseph & Erica

March 20, 2017

Clare E. Boughton

Brother of Donna O’Dell 

June 3, 1942 – March 20, 2017

Clare E. BoughtonClare E. Boughton died suddenly at his winter home in Dunnellon, FL on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the age of 74. He was born June 3, 1942 in Lansing, MI the son of Clare O. and Thelma A. (Dassance) Boughton. Clare attended First Baptist Church in St. Johns, enjoyed traveling, camping and woodworking. He coached girls fast pitch softball for several years, was an avid sports fan and loved fishing. He was an agricultural products salesman for most of his working career. On January 26, 1961 he married Diane Smith and she survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Lori Fonger of Kalamazoo and Tammy Hite of DeWitt; six grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Rachael, Benjamin, Jason and Olivia; one great granddaughter, Kira; two sisters, Donna (Marvin) O’Dell of St. Johns and Dolores Boughton of Holt. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister LaVonne. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, March 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church 512 S. US 27 St. Johns with Pastor Tim Knaus officiating. Interment will take place 2:30 PM at Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive relatives and friends 4:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday, March 26 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns and one hour prior the funeral at the church. Memorials may be made to Capital Area Humane Society 7095 W. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI 48906.

Keck-Coleman: Clare Boughton 

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July 18, 1943 – March 14, 2017

     Robert Charles “Bob” Kellogg, 73, passed away, surrounded by friends and family on March 14, 2017, at home in Holt, MI. He was born on July 18, 1943, in Lansing, MI, to Rial and Ruth Kellogg. Bob was known as a hard-working, selfless and content family man.

     Bob grew up in Lansing, MI, and he graduated from Everett High School in Lansing, MI in 1961. After high school he attended Lansing Community College in Lansing, MI where he received a certification in Refrigeration and Pipefitting. He worked for Kellogg Refrigeration, a family owned business, for 5 years before becoming employed at General Motors as a lineman where he worked for 31 years and retired.

     Bob married Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Graham in 1966 in Lansing, MI. They were happily married for 50 years. Bob was a member of the Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years, where he served as a Sunday School Superintendent for over 20 of those years. He was a baseball enthusiast, bowled in a church league for 40 years, enjoyed Western movies and murder/mystery shows. He faithfully volunteered at the Greater Lansing McLaren Hospital for 24 years and was an Election Board volunteer for many years as well.

     Bob is survived by his spouse, Becky, of Holt, MI; his sons: Scott (Colynn) Kellogg of Eaton Rapids, MI, Lonnie Kellogg of Holt, MI (formerly of Riverside, California), and Shaun (Amanda) of Raleigh, North Carolina; his sister, Jo Ann (Saul) Martin of Riverside, California; and his many grandchildren, grand dogs, great-grandchildren, niece, nephew and other relatives.

     Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Rial and Ruth Kellogg.

     A funeral service will be held at South Church of the Nazarene, 401 W. Holmes Rd., Lansing, MI, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017. A visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The family will also be greeting friends and relatives at 10:00 a.m. March 20, 2017, before the service. Burial will follow the funeral in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

     The family requests memorial donations be made to Michigan District Church of the Nazarene, Sunday School or Children’s ministries, Kingpointe Business Park, 15180 S. Wright Rd., Grand Ledge, MI 48837 or an online gift can be given at Condolences may be left on Robert Charles Kellogg’s online guest book at

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Hunnicutt, LouiseLouise Dell Hunnicutt

Mother of Mark Hunnicutt

November 30, 1929 – March 10, 2017 

 Louise Dell Hunnicutt age 87 of DeWitt, MI, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Tad Jameson officiating.  Burial will take place at South Bingham Township Cemetery, St. Johns, MI.  Visitation will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M., and on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 12:00 P.M. until the time of service at the funeral home.

     Louise was born in Indiana on November 30, 1929 the daughter of Emmett and Laura (Fritz) Kruger.  Louise married Harry Hunnicutt on June 16, 1951. He passed away in 2006. She resided most of her life in DeWitt Township.  Spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was always very important to her.  Louise’s faith was always a big part of her life.  She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Dewitt, MI.

     Louise is survived by her daughter Katherine Hunnicutt of Grand Rapids, MI, daughter Harriet and Raymond McNeilly of Columbia, TN, son Fred and Dyan Hunnicutt of Laingsburg, MI, son Mark and Sally Hunnicutt of DeWitt, MI, son Roger and Valorie Hunnicutt of Bath, MI, son Paul and Kathy Hunnicutt of DeWitt, MI, 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.  Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 brothers and a sister.

     Memorial Contribution may be made to Camp Barakel 1798 Shear Lake Road Fairview, MI 48621.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

Osgood: Louise Hunnicutt

~ Announcing ~

The marriage of

Emily Anne to Daniel Steven


Saturday, March 4, 2017

12 o’clock in the Sanctuary of

Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing 

May God bless this union as they grow day by day supporting each other in their life ahead as one.

Lawrence Jones ObituaryLawrence G. “Larry” Jones

November 4, 1924 – November 10, 2016 

Larry went home to be with Jesus on November 10, 2016. John 14:1-2. Mr. Jones was born November 4, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Charles Stewart and Emma Joy Jones. 

Larry served his country in WWII, both as an able seaman on the Great Lakes in 1942 and as a sergeant in the army of the United States from 1942-1946. 

Larry graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943 (in service). After WWII, he studied at the DeForest-DeVry Institute. After conversion to Christ on April 17, 1947, Larry studied at Grand Rapids Baptist College and Seminary. He also took additional courses at MSU and Moody Bible Institute. He married Mary Elizabeth Schulert on August 27, 1949. God blessed this marriage with four children: Timothy, Stephen, Kathy and Phillip. 

Larry pastored six Baptist churches. He also worked in fire and casualty insurance for Mourer-Foster Insurance for 31 years. Larry was a member of South Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. He also served as a volunteer chaplain at Ingham Medical Hospital and the Oak Park YMCA. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Timothy (Jane) Jones, Stephen (Karen) Jones, Kathy (Terry) Stanaway and Phillip Larry Jones; 8 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; his mother, Emma Jones Westfall; his brother, Glenn Milo Jones; and his sister, Helen Schliewe. 

The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will received friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission. 

Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 11, 2016

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December 23, 1952 – August 28, 2016

Thomas E Keener, age 63 was born 12/23/1952 to Ernest and Laura Keener. He passed away peacefully at home on 8/28/2016. Thomas married Debra Braddock on 4/6/1974. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debra; children, Angela Keener, Amy (Chad) Richardson, Annie (Justin) Kobus, Thomas (Melissa) Keener Jr.; grandchildren, Kynan, Ethan, Hunter, Mikayla, Aidan and Lawton. He is also survived by his mother, Laura Alvera; brother, Curt (Sue)Keener; sister, Cynthia (David) Wade; sister-in-law, Darla Keener; brother-in-law, Sam (Carron) Braddock; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by daughter, Amberly; father, Ernest; brother, Ted and stepfather, Frank Alvera. He retired from Lansing Fisher Body. He was able to enjoy his retirement at the lake during the summer and in Gulf Shores during the winter months. One of his greatest achievements in life was being a loving husband, father and grandfather. He wanted to make sure to send a special thanks to brother and sister Tom and Melanie Ashley and an extra special thanks to big brother Del Sanborn. I’m sure that he would want you all to be reminded to GO GREEN!

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and ability to affect those around him positively.”

~ Bob Marley

A funeral service will be held September 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel with Pastor Errol Jameson officiating. Interment will follow at South Bingham Cemetery, St. Johns, Michigan. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.

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Born Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm

To Josh & Sarah P.

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It was a very rough surgery, but we praise the Lord for a wonderful outcome. 

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Clayton Donald Jones

October 5, 1937 – July 2, 2016

Passed away July 2, 2016 at the age of 78. Clayton was born October 5, 1937 in Ypsilanti, MI to Claude and Edith (Vellie) Jones. Don served our great country in the U.S. Army. He later retired from Lansing Federal Forge, and then drove school bus for Dean Transportation. He enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, traveling, riding his motorcycle, golfing, woodworking, spending time with his family and friends and serving our Lord in many capacities.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ebert and Terry, and son Daniel.

He is survived by the love of his life, wife Barb and his beloved spoiled dog, Brandy; children, Don, Jr, Debbie, Willie (Debbie), David; step-children Tim(Karri), Tammy (Cheryl), brother Fred (Jenny), sister Shirley; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many dear and much loved friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of St. Johns, 512 S. US 27, St. Johns, MI with Pastors Tim Knaus and Errol Jameson officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 8, 2016, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, MI and also one hour prior at the church on Saturday.Those desiring may make contributions to the church in memory of Don. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel.Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
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Hal CookUncle Hal Cook

Went to be with his Lord and Savior

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Thursday, July 14, 2016


Non-Military Ceremony  -10 amDmva-Facilities at the Grand Rapids home for Veterans

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

3000 Monroe Ave. N.E.; Grand Rapids 49505


Avenue of Flags at Fort Custer National Cemetery.Military Service  -2:30 pm

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 Dickman Rd; Augusta, MI 49012


Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Memorial LUNCHEON will be held @ 12 pm

at Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing



Danielle Riley

Riley’s Granddaughter

October 28, 1995 – June 28, 2016

Lakeview – Danielle Wesley Riley, age 20, of Six Lakes, MI, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Danielle was born October 28, 1995 in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of Michael Lee and Tracy Ann (VanderVeen) Riley. She was raised in Six Lakes and attended Montabella High School. Danielle loved being a part of the Montabella Cheer Team. She enjoyed reading, arts and crafts, and making jewelry. Danielle attended New Life United Methodist Church.

Danielle is survived in death by her loving parents Mike and Tracy Riley; grandparents Dan and Janice VanderVeen, and George and Evelyn Riley; aunts and uncles Lanny and Lynette VanderVeen, Troy VanderVeen, Tim and Tammy Slocum, Brian Riley and Gail Patterson; cousins Lanny and Alyson VanderVeen II, Ryan and Jill VanderVeen and Mason, Beth and Steve Spinner and Avery, Bekah Slocum; and special friends the Montabella Cheer Team.

Danielle was preceded in death by her grandmother Judy VanderVeen.

Funeral services for Danielle will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at New Life United Methodist Church with Reverends Sue Babb and Larry Brown officiating. Visitation for Danielle will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Six Lakes, MI. A luncheon at New Life United Methodist Church will follow the graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Six Lakes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Danielle or DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.


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Mildred Marvin

Mother of Inez Bradfield

96, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Cadillac, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her daughter, Rilla Leeper; and her brother, George Rand. Mildred actively served her Lord and her church at Northwest Gospel Hall for many years, giving in many ways with her time and talents. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Betty and Ed Powell, Shirley and Howard Long, Mabel and Walter Clarkson, Inez Bradfield, David and Grace Marvin, Devere and Gayle Marvin, Charles and Elaine Marvin; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Czajkowski; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Drive SW with her son, Pastor David Marvin officiating.  Interment Washington Park Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. prior to the service.



Barbra Adams

Passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mother of Kathy Schwendenmann



June Lorraine Badgley

December 29, 1920 – February 23 2016

June Badgley ObituaryJune Lorraine Badgley of DeWitt, 95 passed away February 23 2016. She was born December 29, 1920 in Lansing and was a resident of DeWitt most of her life. She married Kenneth Badgley July 6th, 1941 and together they raised 10 children. She loved to bake and sew and tend to the flower gardens and take care of the family. She always enjoyed visits from the grandchildren and great grandchildren all the way to the end, even if she couldn’t always remember their names. She was the rock that held the family together and one of her favorite songs to sing was “Que sera sera, whatever will be will be.” She would sing it when she played it on the organ.

Surviving are her 10 children: Kenneth R. and his wife Peggy Badgley of Lansing, MI, Randall and his wife Janice Badgley of Bath, MI, Tom and his wife Doris Badgley of Haslett, MI, David and his wife Charlotte of Loudon, TN, Terry and his wife Patricia of Trenton, MI, Bruce and his wife Patricia from Swartz Creek, MI, Dale and his wife Sandy from Bath, MI Steven and his friend Casey from DeWitt, MI, Susan and her husband Jerry Covert of Barryton, MI; and Mark and his wife Vanessa of DeWitt, MI. She is also survived by 37 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth C. Badgley.

Visitation at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel Friday, February 26, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm also 1 hour prior to Funeral service. Funeral at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to funeral service

Those desiring may make donations in honor of June to: 

Sparrow Home Hospice, PO Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909.

Obit found at Gorsline Runciman of DeWitt





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On the birth of 

Levi Alexander

Born December 13, 2015

Weighing 7lbs 1 oz

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Heather & Andrew

On the birth of 

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Born November 2, 2015

Weighing 10lbs



Leonard VanAlstine

March 21, 1944 – October 9, 2015

Leonard L. VanAlstine of Grand Ledge went to be with his Lord and Savior October 9, 2015 at the age of 71.  He is preceded in death by his first wife Vicki and survived by his wife Barb, 4 children, 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Family received friends at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home of Grand Ledge Monday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at




Terry Ronald Kissee

December 9, 1934 – September 16, 2015

Father of Jim Kissee

Funeral Services were held Monday, September 21, 2015  @  11 am here at Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing. Visitation was Sunday, September 20, 2015 from  2-5 pm Peters & Murray Funeral Home of Grand Ledge and Monday, September 21, 2015  at  10 am at Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing.



Peggy Lou Kosloski

June 16, 1641 – May 23, 2015

Sister of Bev Ovenhouse

Peggy Lou Kosloski, age 73 of Farwell, formerly Peggy Lou Kosloskiof the Lansing area, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at her home. She was born the daughter of Earl and Minnie (Sanders) Scott on June 16, 1941 in Lansing. Peggy married Raymond Kosloski on May 20, 1967 and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2007. She had retired as a tax processor with the Michigan Department of Treasury. She moved to Farwell in 1989 from Lansing. She loved playing Bingo, golfing, and gambling. Peggy was a member of the Clare Eagles Erie # 3977, The Clare Moose #1038 Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Am Vets National Ladies Auxiliary and the Michigan State Employees Retirees Chapter 19.
Survivors include her children, Vincent (Lori) Foess of Farwell, Kathy (Jon) Reinke of Eaton Rapids, Gay Bauer of Farwell, Tami Jackson of Farwell, and Kelli (Tom) Bailey also of Farwell, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, her sister, Beverley (Eugene) Ovenhouse of DeWitt, sisters-in-law, Bertha Gilmore of Farwell, Sandra Scott of Rockford, her brother in-law, Douglas (Darlene) Kosloski of Lansing, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Scott, brothers-in-law Leo Gilmore and Robert Kosloski, and sisters-in-law, Darlene Kosloski and Wanda Lee Kosloski.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home where friends may meet with her family on Thursday from 11 AM until 2 PM. Burial will be in the Surrey Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to A+D Hospice.

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 Cynthia Rose RouxCindy Roux15

February 18, 1651 – February 10, 2015 

Cindy passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the age of 63. Cindy was born on February 18, 1951 in Saginaw, MI to the late John and Margaret (Allen) Hudeck. She grew up in the Saginaw area where she graduated from St. Charles High School. She attended Cornerstone University and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Psychology. She was an intelligent woman who enjoyed painting.

She is preceded in death by her devoted and caring husband George Albert Roux (2013). She is survived by her brother and sister in law, Duane and Karen Roux; a step-mother Estelle; mother-in-law Beulah Roux; 2 brothers, John and Dan; a step-sister, Dawn; and her loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral service were held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Rd., Lansing with Rev. Errol Jameson officiating. Private interment took place in East Lawn Memory Gardens.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.Cindy Roux15

Contributions may be made to:

Calvary Baptist Church in memory of Cindy.

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Nancy Christine Haring NM Harring

May 7, 1952 – January 19, 2015

Pastor Josh Presley’s Mother

Nancy Christine Haring 62 of rural Harrison passed away Monday,  January 19, 2015 at her home. Nancy was born May 7, 1952 in Isabella County, Michigan, the daughter of Myron G. and Ruby Jean (Fry) Murray. Nancy had resided in Harrison since 2005 coming from Lansing, Michigan. Nancy was united in marriage to Mr. James M. Haring on December 9, 2005 in Harrison. Mrs. Haring had practiced as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Sparrow Hospital of Lansing, Florida Hospital of Orlando, Florida and was a past administrator with Tendercare Nursing Home of Lansing. Nancy’s greatest love was caring for and spoiling her grandchildren. She was an incredible cook and baker and took pride in her garden.

Surviving Nancy is her husband, James “Jim” Haring of Harrison, two daughters: Kristie Presley-Siores and husband Odelone Siores of Omaha, Nebraska and Kendra Haring of Manton, Michigan, three sons: Alex Presley and wife Missy of Mason, Michigan, Pastor Josh Presley and wife Sarah of Clare, Michigan and Jim Haring II of Midland, Michigan, step mother, Mae Murray of Harrison, six grandchildren: Brittney Presley, Alexander “AJ” Presley Jr., Orris Presley, Abigail Bienhoff, Haley Presley and Delmar Presley, four sisters: Kathy Thon and husband David of Saginaw, Karen Mordica and husband Bill of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Becky Loomis and husband Scott of Winn, Michigan, and Stephanie Wonsey and husband Darrell of Shepherd, Michigan, plus several nieces, nephews and two close friends: Eileen Wheeler and Lyle Ann Sprague and her dog, “Sadie”. Mrs. Haring was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Jean Carlyle, her father, Myron “Mike” G. Murray, one granddaughter, Ottilie Jane Presley, three brothers: Michael David Murray, Charles Britton Murray and Wesley Todd Murray, her son in law, Pete Bienhoff and one step brother, Randy Doud.

Funeral services for Mrs. Haring took place Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Pastor Jeremiah Ketchum officiating. Visitation for Nancy will be held Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare. Memorial gifts in memory of Nancy may be considered to: Capital Area Down Syndrome Association (CADSA) or to Colonville Bible Church, Clare. To share an online memory or condolence with Nancy’s family, please visit:

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Omar Gregory 14Omar Reynolds Gregory

March 27, 1930 – November 13, 2014


In the words of Omar,

He passed away right on schedule.


Omar Reynolds Gregory went to be with the Lord November 13, 2014 at the age of 84. Omar and his twin brother Ellis were born on March 27, 1930, to Henry Reynolds and Gertrude Lee Gregory, in Springfield, MO. Raised in the St. Johns area with his 3 brothers, Omar graduated from St. Johns High School class of ’49. After high school, Omar enlisted in the U.S. Army as a cook and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. After his service he returned to St. Johns working as a baker at Pierce Bakery, where he met his first wife, Mary Regina Gregory. They married in 1954 and raised their 6 boys in Lansing, and cared for his elderly mother until her death in 1990. He worked as a baker for over 40 years in the Lansing area including Schafer’s, QD, Roma, and Pierce Bakery. Mary succumbed to cancer in December 1988. In 1998 Omar was blessed with love again when he married Patricia Jean Gregory, a devoted and loving wife that cared for him to the end. Omar was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and devoted his life to serving the Lord. Preceded in Gregory, Omar 14death by his brothers, Omar leaves behind his soul mate Patricia, their combined family of 11 children, 30 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, dog Bogie and many friends.

Omar was a unique person who loved to talk scripture and was known for his goofy antics. As he himself predicted, Omar deteriorated on schedule.

Visitation Sunday, November 16, 2-4, 6-8 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Funeral at Calvary Baptist Church on Monday, November 17, 11 a.m. with a visitation one-hour prior to the service. He will be buried at St. Joe Catholic Cemetery on W. Willow St. in Lansing, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Omar’s memory. Friends may sign the online guest book at



Phillip R. Thomas

August 10, 1940 – October 14, 2014

Phillip Thomas, born August 10, 1940 to Milton and Evelyn (DeYoung) Thomas, passed away October 14, 2014. Phil was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1968. He was also a member of the Lions Club for over 50 years, holding numerous positions in the organization. Phil was a big fan of the Spartans, Lions and Tigers. The family extends special thanks to Southern Care Hospice as well as Dennis Bateman and Linda Dunlap for their wonderful care. Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 49 years, DeeAnne Thomas; daughter, Tracee Thomas; future son-in-law, Dennis Bateman; sisters, Nancy (Estile) Wooten; and Sharon (Mike) Whetstone; and brother, Tim (Penny) Thomas.

Visitation was at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes; 205 E. Washington in DeWitt on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m and Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 am. Funeral Service were held at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes; 205 E. Washington in DeWitt on Saturday, October 18, 2014  at 11:00 am. Officiated by Pastor Don Gommesen, Pastor Emeritus Errol Jameson and Pastor Mike Hixson.

Those desiring may make contributions to DeWitt Lions Breakfast Club or Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood St, Lansing, MI 48906, in memory of Phil Thomas. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel.

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Stonewall “S.J.,” “Joe” J. Cross

November 18, 1934 – October 11, 2014

Stonewall Jackson Cross, born November 18, 1934 to Blatsford Cavanaugh and Mary Belle (Haynes) Cross, passed away October 11, 2014. Mr. Cross was a Godly man who loved his family. His passion was music and from the age ofCross, Stonewall 14 16 he played with numerous bands. He served his country in the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion in Bath. He worked as a school teacher, retiring from Riley Elementary School in St. Johns. He had a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and served as a deacon at the Walker Baptist Bible Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister. Faytha Fogle. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Sue Cross; daughter, Brenda Miller; son, James “Jim” Cross; grandchildren, Caroline and Kimberly Miller; brother-in-law, John Patterson; and nephews and niece, Neal, John, Steve, Jeffrey and Penny Patterson. Funeral services for Mr. Cross will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 15, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, with Pastor David Garver of Walker Baptist Bible Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 14 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Walker Baptist Bible Church, 400 E. Frederick Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906, in memory of Stonewall Jackson Cross. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.

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Ernest A. Findley

November 14, 1928 – October 2, 2014

Age 85, of Holt, MI, passed away October 2, 2014. He was born on November 14, 1928, in Kalamazoo, MI, son of the late Ervin and Carrie Findley.

He is survived by his children, Shirlene, Linda and Kenneth; his grandchildren; and other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, E. Betty Findley, in 2012.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in East Lawn Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care.

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Congratulations to

Judy Wey who married Gordon McGarey

Saturday, September 20, 2014

May God be ever-present in your lives.



James LeClair

September 15, 1948 – May 31, 2014

James LeClair, born September 15, 1948 to Everett and Mary (Brinkley) LeClair, went into Jesus’ arms on May 31, 2014.  He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1967 and was drafted into the US Army April 10, 1968.  He served 10 years of active duty and 12 years with the National Guard in Grand Ledge, MI, retiring in 2000.  He loved his family and was the best husband.  He and Paula (Fuller) were married June 18, 1969 and Paula was proud and honored to be his wife for 44 years.  Jim was very active in the community and was a member of American Legion Post 460 for 5 years, of the Grand Ledge Masonic Lodge 179 for 11 years, and a past member of the East Lansing Masonic Lodge 480.   He volunteered and felt very close to the American Cancer Society for 3 years (Relay For Life of East Lansing); Area 8 Special Olympics for 12 years; and Special Olympics in El Paso, TX for 16 years.  He loved to participate in parades to honor vets; went yearly to the Veteran Home in Brighton, MI to brighten the lives of many veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Paula; daughter, Kimberley; son, Kenith; sister, Juel (Dennis) Schroeder; many brothers-and- sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and numerous friends, including his Masonic brothers.  He touched many lives and will be missed by all who loved him.

Funeral service: 11:00 am  –  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing. Visitation: The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington in DeWitt with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.  Those desiring may make contributions to Area 8 Special Olympics, 2901 Wabash Rd., Lansing, MI 48910; American Cancer Society, 1755 Abbey Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823; or to the family to help with funeral expenses in memory of James LeClair.  The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel.

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Robert Van Kirk Sr.

 November 18, 1923 – May 22, 2014

Robert Van Kirk, Sr., 90, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away May 22, 2014. Robert was born on November 18, 1923 in Perry, Michigan to the late Dewey and Geneva (Smith) Van Kirk. He enjoyed spending the winter months at his residence in Florida and his summers in Michigan. Robert also loved to work on crossword puzzles and to retrieve golf balls from water hazards. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Van Kirk; daughter, Sue Elkins; and brothers, Wayland and Frank Van Kirk. Surviving to cherish his memory are his daughter, Sally (Gary “Zeke”) Conroy; son, Robert Van Kirk, Jr.; grandchildren, Stacy, Sara, Dana (Eric), Samantha, Travis, Ashley, Brad, Zac, and Marlana; several great-grandchildren; and sister, Patty Lovelace. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood St., Lansing, MI 48906. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service at the church and on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.

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Ethel Rose Ellis

March 8, 1929 – May 5, 2014

Ethel Rose Ellis, born March 8, 1929 to Marshall Sherman and Daisy Mae (Retzloff) Pennell, passed away May 5, 2014.  She was a homemaker, devoted to her family.  Ethel liked to embroider and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Ellis; daughter, Linda Mae Williams; and sisters, Marcia and Florence.  Surviving to cherish her memory are  daughters, Diana (James) Johnson of St. Johns, Karen (Dave) Leisman of St. Johns, and Cherri MacMillian of Ionia; son, Clive (Melody) Ellis of DeWitt; grandchildren, Lynn, Cheryle, Michael, Amy, Corbin, Miranda, Clayton, Malorie, Jeni, Nathan, Cathleen, Guy and Anne; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and brother, Kenneth (Ann) Pennell of Florida.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel. Funeral Services officiated by Pastor Jameson of Calvary Baptist Church were 11:00 am, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington; DeWitt, 48820. Family received friends Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

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Edward Daley

 July 26, 1936 – March 4, 2014

Edward Daley, born July 26, 1936 to Jeremiah and Leora (Padget) Daley, passed away March 4, 2014.

Edward was a plumber for 45 years and a member of Plumbers Local. He was also a Navy veteran and member of the VFW and Eagles. He was a baseball player and an avid golfer, playing 36 holes a day. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Daley of 56 years; adoptive daughter, Antonina Slate; brothers, Richard (Beryl) Daley, Gordon (Betty) Daley and Michael (Helen) Daley; sister, Beverly Sterling; his nieces and nephews; and best friends, Bruce Dalman and Alfred Smith.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel.

Funeral Services officiated by Pastor Jameson of Calvary Baptist Church were11:00 am, Friday, March 7, 2014 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes 205 E. Washington; DeWitt, MI 48820. Family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Road, Lansing, MI 48906, in memory of Edward Daley.

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Betty Jo Canen

September 28, 1927 – March 1, 2014

Betty Jo Canen Lansing Age 86, died March 1, 2014; born  September 28, 1927 in Elkhart, Indiana to Ira and Dorothy Davis. Betty was active with Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing and loved flowers and flower gardening. The joy of her life was spending time with her family and traveling with her husband, Robert. She retired from Food Services at Michigan State University.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband of 56 years, Robert Canen (February 13, 2002); son, Terry Canen (1959); son, Bradley Canen (2009); and sister, Helen Pettitque. Surviving are her daughter, Brenda White; son, Steven (Joanne) Canen; daughter-in-law, Susan Canen; grandchildren, Brian (Windie) Canen, David (Marie Mireles) Canen, Lisa Canen, Corey (Tod) Parkhill, Jordan (John) Duarte; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie (Ralph) Snyder and Shirley (George) Landin.

Those desiring may make contributions to Calvary Baptist Church in Mrs. Canen’s memory. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Road, Lansing, MI with Pastor Tad Jameson, Emeritus officiating. The family received friends on Wednesday, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI and Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church. A graveside service was held Friday, March 7, 1:00 PM at Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Indiana.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 3, 2014

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Lily Grace Althea

born to Tim & Tiffany

10:42 am Saturday

February 15, 2014

7lb 3oz 20 inches



Mary E. Fromm

March 5, 1926 – December 15, 2013

Mary E. Fromm, age 87 of Adrian, passed away Sunday, (her favorite day) December 15, 2013 at South Lyon Senior Care.

December 17, 2013 10:16am

ADRIAN — She was born March 5, 1926, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of Howard and Leah (Brown) Plaskett. After graduating from high school, she attended Ohio University.  On June 11, 1949, she married James Fromm, and he preceded her in death in 2010.  Mary and Jim were owners of the Card Box in the Adrian Mall where she worked for 25 years. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church. For many years Mary volunteered and served on the auxiliary board at Bixby Medical Center. She was a member of the Fairfield Chapter of the Eastern Star and was awarded the Rose Medallion for her volunteer service. She is survived by her loving children, Janice (Steve) Hamann of Evanston, IL; Douglas (Lois) Fromm of DeWitt, MI; Helen (Tom) Miller of Adrian; and Marilyn (Kirk) Steudle of South Lyon, MI; seven grandchildren, Steven (Brittney) Hamann, Bridger Hamann, Naomi (Nathan) Batterbee, Mary (Adam) Levenburg, Jake (Kristie) Miller, Sarah and John Steudle; and five great grandchildren, Isabelle and Gabriel Batterbee, Keegan and Kaci Miller and Kai Hamann. In addition to Jim, her husband of over 60 years, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Carl Plaskett. Visitation for Mary will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home. Services and burial will be private. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the First United Methodist Church.

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Samuel F. Barnett Jr.

went to be with his Lord and Savior

Sunday, November 24, 2013




George Albert Roux

July 19, 1947 – November 12, 2013

George Albert Roux, born July 19, 1947 to Joseph and Beulah (Root) Roux, passed away November 12, 2013. He earned a degree in environmental science from Ferris State University and was employed by the County Health Department. He was a Civil War buff and an avid MSU fan. George was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Gleaners. Preceding him in death was his father. Surviving to cherish his memory are his mother; his wife, Cynthia Rose (Hudeck); brother Duane (Karen) Roux; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood Road in Lansing with Rev. Errol Jamison officiating. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington in DeWitt and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Calvary Baptist Church and/or the Lansing City Rescue Mission, 605 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912, in memory of George Albert Roux.

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* Richard Fenby

… is (again) a Great-Grandfather.

Liam Justice

born to Tasha & Steve

Wednesday, September 18, 2013



Our very Mary Fromm married 

the love of her life, Adam Levenburg,

Friday, September 20, 2013



Lindsey & Bennie Brewer waiting on the delivery of Amelia GraceAnne 2013

Amelia GraceAnne

born Tuesday,

August 27, 2013

to Lindsey & Bennie




Scott A. Fernand

61, Garden City, died August 14, 2013 at home. He is the brother of Steve Fernand. We request that you keep the Fernand family in your prayers.

(Found obit: Published in Idaho Statesman on August 22, 2013)<


Eloise Tenille

born to Heather & Andrew

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 

She weighed 8lb 8oz




Lillian May

born to Scott & Jessica

May 28, 2013



Willard A. Stoddard

November 20, 1925 – May 18, 2013

Grandfather to Hollie Lane

Willard A. Stoddard, born November 20, 1925 to Leland and Hazel (Marrison) Stoddard, passed away May 18, 2013.  Mr. Stoddard was a World War II veteran who served in the Army motor pool.  He was a resident of Bath since 1958.   Willard worked at Motor Wheel for 7 years and at Michigan State University as a locksmith for over thirty years.  He loved to cook, hunt and trap and enjoyed gardening, puzzles, bird watching and  feeding.  He was very devoted to his family.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Reva A. Stoddard; his sons, Mark (Margo) Stoddard, Neil Stoddard, and Brian (Debbie) Stoddard; daughter, Gail (Jeff) Geasler; ten granddaughters; two grandsons; five great-granddaughters; 2 great-grandsons; one brother and one aunt.  Funeral services for Mr. Stoddard will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, Michigan, with Pastor Joe Gerkin officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bath, Michigan. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, PO Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909, in memory of Willard Stoddard.



 Patricia Ann Dunn

February 23, 1930 –  May 13, 2013
Mother of Pam Clark

Born on February 23, 1930 in Eaton Rapids, the daughter of the late Robert and Lucile (Boody) Serrels, passed away May 13, 2013 at the age of 83.  Preceded in death by her parents; life partner, Daniel VanWormer; son, Robert; as well as several brothers and sisters.  Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Penny (John), Deborah, Pamela, Kelly, Stewart, Dennis (Marcella), Tom (Pat), Edsel, and Greg; two step sons Gary and Bill(Carol); numerous grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brother, Roland (Gwen); and sister, Phyllis.  Pat was a dedicated employee of St. Vincent Home for Children for 20 years.  During her free time she loved spending time with her family, grandkids and her dog, Biscuit.  Pat will be missed by all who knew and loved her. For those desiring, contributions may be made to St. Vincent Home for Children, 2800 W. Willow St., Lansing, MI 48917 in memory of Patricia.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Jackie Fenby

Jackie Fenby, wife of Richard Fenby passed away Friday morning December 28, 2012.

Dorothy Luise Bowen

Dorothy Luise Bowen, born October 14, 1927, passed away December 26, 2012 at the age of 85. Dorothy was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist church and will be missed.  She spent her last days at Ingham County Care Facility on Dobie Road.  Pray for her family as they will morn her passing, and pray that we can rejoice in her arrival to her Heavenly Father.

You may read her Obituary which was published in Lansing State Journal on December 27, 2012

Shawnee Collett

Shawnee Collette passed away this December of 2012.  She leaves behind her sons.

Randy Humble

Son of Pat Gregory, died Monday, October 22, 2012.

Vincenza Virginia Humble

Sister of Theresa Grundy, we ask that you keep her family in your prayers. Vincenza was 88, of Lansing, retired Sparrow Hospital dietician, died Friday October 12, 2012.

Published in Lansing State Journal on October 15, 2012

Alice Weeks

Please remember Alice Weeks’ family in your prayers as she passed away Wednesday evening the 26th, of 2012.

Vernon Wood

Vernon Wood went to be with his Lord and Savior, July 10, 2012 at the age of 80. Born on September 5, 1931 in St. Louis, MI. He was the son of James and Gladys (Curtice) Wood. Vernon married Faith (Coe) Wood on November 7, 1953 in Holt, MI and she survives him.

Vernon is also survived by three children, Deborah (Tom) West of Lansing, Verna (Brian) Batterbee of DeWitt, Dennis (Annette) Wood of St. Johns, seven grandchildren, Nathaniel (Naomi) Batterbee, Jordan Batterbee, Elizabeth West, Emily (Chad) VanDamme, Thomas West, Sarah Wood, Joshua Wood, seven great grandchildren, sister, Maxine Donick, sister-in-law, Mildred Wood as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Vernon Matthew Wood, four brothers, two sisters and one nephew, Ron Wood. Memorial donations for Vernon may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Lansing. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

George E. Weeks

May 22, 1927 –  June 17, 2012

Loving and attentive husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, George Eugene Weeks, at age 85, passed to be with his Lord on Father’s Day, June 17th, 2012. Born May 22, 1927 in Charlotte, MI, George was the son of the late Elmer & Mildred (Granger) Weeks. He resided and worked in the Lansing area all of his life; and, after 39 years of service, retired from a Departmental Supervisory position at the City of Lansing. He was cared for and surrounded by his wife, Alice Lydia Dunckel Weeks, and his family throughout his illness as throughout his life. He was bid farewell by all including his siblings, doctor, pastor, and friends. George loved his family and considered time spent with them his foremost hobby. Other hobbies included carpentry: a gift of his time, talent, and instruction from which all his family benefited. He also enjoyed gardening, especially flower gardening, as well as the tranquility of time spent tooling about on his lawnmower or tractor, grooming the yard & plants, and enjoying nature. He enjoyed decades of retirement winters in Zephyrhills, Florida partaking in wood carving, golfing, weekly dances, dessert socials, and as president of his Church group as well as posts on the resort Board and many committees. George was preceded in death by his grandson, Chad; siblings Robert & Eleanor; and his parents. Surviving to cherish his gifts and memory are his beloved wife of 68 years, Alice; daughters Nancy A. (Richard) Page of Mesa, AZ, & Linda D. (Michael) Dickson of Laingsburg, MI; sons Michael E. (Kathy) Weeks of LaCrosse, WI, & Donald C. (Amy) Weeks of DeWitt, MI; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters. The family will receive guests on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 5-8pm at Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, MI. A funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 14769 Wood St., Lansing, MI. Gifts of commemoration may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society , 3100 West Rd, Bldg. B, Ste. 110, East Lansing, MI 48823 by those desiring to do so. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at 




April 25, 1944 – September 24, 2009

ANDREA M. DUNDORE died Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the age of 65. She was born April 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of Rev. Wilbur and Edith (Fisher) McCullough.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a homemaker and Christian school teacher. On July 30, 1966 she married Pastor Glenn Dundore and he survives her. Also surviving is one daughter, Teri (Curt) Petrak of St. Johns, MI; one son, Dan (Susanna) Dundore of New Hampshire; seven grandchildren, Karis, Brandon, Brock and Cayden Petrak, Calvin, Abigail and Easton Dundore; one brother Bill McCullough of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held 4:30 pm Sunday, September 27, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church 14769 Wood Rd. Lansing, MI with Pastor Curt Petrak officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:30 pm until service time at the church. Interment will take place Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Birchardville Cemetery in Birchardville, PA. Michigan arrangements and service provided by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns, MI 989-224-4422.

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