Latest Obituaries

Dale Walter Knight

December 4, 1932 – October 15, 2017

Arrangements will be announced by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home.


Doris E. Byrnes

Doris E. Byrnes, 87 of Ovid passed away at Hazel Findlay Country Manor on Friday, October 13, 2017. Doris was born on March 10, 1930 in Victor Township the daughter of Floyd and Irene (Austin) Upton. She graduated from Ovid High School in the class of 1947 and on June 19, 1948 she married Hugh Byrnes in Laingsburg. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1985. Doris was a homemaker and also worked for the Ovid Post Office for 23 years before her retirement. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Acme Club, enjoyed a good book, musical theatre and lunches out with family and friends.

Survivors are her children, Bruce Byrnes of Ewen, Randy (Verna Lyon) Byrnes of Ovid MI, Denise Byrnes of Lansing, MI and daughter-in-law Karen Byrnes of Chassell, MI. She was preceded in death by son, Gary Byrnes in November of 2013. Also surviving are grandchildren, Matt (Kristi) Byrnes of Ovid, Hillary (Nick) Fabus of Elsie, Erica DePond of Laingsburg and Molly (Duane) DePond of Ovid. Six great grandchildren-Ethan, Calen, and Braylon Byrnes, Chase and Cade Fabus and Connor Call, also sister-in-law Waneta Byrnes of Ovid and many nieces and nephews and friends. She was predeceased by sisters, Virginia Dunkel and Barbara Vaniman and her parents.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:00 am with Rev Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Ovid Public Library or to the Ovid Lions Club.

We would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff at Hazel I. Findlay County Manor, Ovid Healthcare Center and Compassus Hospice.


Camille Louise Stiffler

Camille Louise Stiffler, age 58, of St. Johns, MI passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Honoring Cam’s wishes there will be no services.

Cam was born on October 5, 1959 in St. Johns, MI. She graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1978. At the age of sixteen she started dispatching weekends and holidays at the St. Johns Police Department under Police Chief Lyle French, whom she always admired. Upon graduation she moved into a full time midnight position with the Police Department until the 911 Central Dispatch was established. She then took a position as the city account clerk/casher until her retirement in August 2013. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered in the gift shop. She cherished the “Three Z’s” and the fine young men they have become. She loved her cat Lilly, lunch dates and traveling with friends.

Cam is survived by father Jim Stiffler and his special friend Barb Powers, sister Chris (Mark) Grennell, nephews; Zachary, Zane, and Zarren, aunt and uncle Bette (Ben) Munger, and cousins; Heidi (Andrew) Sung, Chad (Tracy) Munger. She is preceded in death by mother Barb, grandparents; Richard and Helen Johnson, and Louis and Nettie Stiffler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Clinton Hospital Auxiliary. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.