|Roy L. Elwood II||Barbara P. (Bennett) Parsons|
Elwood II age 50 of Ovid, Michigan died Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at his home.
Richard M. Henning, 60 of Ovid, MI. died Wednesday, August 2, 2006. He was born Nov. 3, 1945 in Clinton County the son of Lawrence M. and Irene M. Ley Henning. On Jan 8, 1966 he married Karen L. Sutliff in St. Johns, MI. Dick worked at Federal Mogul and retired in 1986. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ovid.
He is survived by his wife Karen; daughter, Kimberly and Chris Mulligan of St. Johns; sons, Craig and Stephanie Henning of Kendallville, IN, Rex and Caren Henning of Noblesville, IN and Darcy Henning of Ovid; 6 grandchildren, Tristen, Hannah, Bryce, Bailey and Breana Henning and Joshua Mulligan; brother, Gale and Donna Henning of St. Johns; sisters, Bernice and Leonard Mitchell, Joyce and Kenneth Russell and Barbara Rewerts all of Ovid and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dale and Gerald and sisters, Beverly Henning and Madonna Lepard.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. with Fr. Ray Urbanek officiating. Burial will follow at Middlebury Cemetery. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 P.M. on Friday evening. The family will receive friends at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, 989-224-4422 on Thursday and Friday, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or the charity of the donors choice.
Barbara P. (Bennett) age 83, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother went to
be with the Lord on August 1, 2006. She was born on November 5, 1922 in Grand Rapids,
Michigan to Fredrick H. and Myrtle M. (Barnum) Bennett. Barbara graduated from the St.
Johns Highs School Class of 1942. She married Richard A. (Dick) Parsons on November 28,
1942 and resided in St. Johns. In 1957 moving to Fowler, where she and her husband owned
and operated Fowler Plumbing and Heating. In 1962 Barbara suffered a major stroke changing
her life forever. She will always be remembered for her incredible spirit, her remarkable
courage and ability to persevere in trying circumstances. She was an avid baseball fan of
the Atlanta Braves, member of the Ladies Auxiliary Unit #0153, enjoyed her TV, reading,
traveling with her husband, spending time with her family and the simple things in life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Fredrick A. (Tom) Bennett, husband
Richard A. (Dick) Parsons and grandson Jeffrey L. Parsons.
John Glowacki died July 31, 2006, at the age of 81. Born in
Clinton County on June 10, 1925, the son of Albert and Julia (Pietruszka) Glowacki. He was
a retired farmer who owned Mobile T.V. Service and Glowacki Airport. John married Sybil
Smith in St. Johns on October 1, 1955 and she survives him.
Charles L. Thomas, age 78, GM Fisher Body retiree, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2006 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 1, 1927 in Rodgersville, PA to Delbert and Mary E. (Hostuttler) Thomas, Chuck married Mary A. Banks August 17, 1946 in Oswayo, PA.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Mary A., his dog, Sassy, sister, Mary (Harold) Morris of PA, brother, Kenneth (Carol) Thomas of PA and sister, Elizabeth (Donald) King of Weidman; children Terry (Nancy) Thomas of Rixford, PA, Gregory Thomas of Crystal, Barbara (Gordon) Spitzley of Charlotte, Jeanette (Lonnie) Abbott of Carson City, Kay (Fred) Riley of Concord, Charles Michael (Karen) Thomas of St. Johns and Darrell (Melinda) Thomas of Maple Rapids; 21 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Chuck enjoyed being with his family, hunting, fishing and camping. He was a retired member of the Maple Rapids Volunteer Fire Department.
A service in celebration of our husband and father will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the Abbott Chapel of Osgood Funeral Homes, 509 E. Main Street, Maple Rapids with Pastor Steve Lang officiating. Interment will be in Sowle Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home Tuesday 2:00 4:00 and 6:00 8:00 P.M. Sympathy may be expressed in the form of memorial contributions to Hope Bible Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society in memory of Charles Thomas.
Sherry R. Meredith, 52, nurse, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Church of Ovid. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, Houghton Chapel, Ovid.
Dale Joe Simmons
died July 28, 2006, at the age of 54. Born in Edmore, Michigan on August 26, 1951 the son
of Joe and Viola (LeFever) Simmons. He was a former employee of the Clinton Co.
Marian C. (Hicks) Baker Maple Rapids, MI Marian died July 26, 2006 at the age of 90. Born in Essex Township, Michigan on April 28, 1916, the daughter of Robert and Anna (Roberts) Hicks. She was a homemaker and attended the Maple Rapids Congregational Christian Church. Marian married D. Dale Baker in Clinton County on January 21, 1935 and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1993.
Surviving are her daughters, Linda Taylor and Bonnie (Charles) Henry, all of Maple Rapids; sons, Alan D. (Barbara) Baker of Yorktown, IN, Guy (Emmajean) Baker of Gaylord, MI, Mitchel Baker of Goldsboro, NC, R.J. (Faye) Baker of Hohenwald, TN and Jeff (Mary Ann) Baker of Delta Township, MI; 30 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Stanley (Doris) Hicks of Bandera, TX; and sisters, Ella Griffin of St. Johns, Anna May Conklin of Owosso and Hazel Johnson of Maple Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, brothers and sisters-in-law, Elston (Alberta and Margaret) Hicks, F.D. (Delight) Hicks, brother-in-law, Ernest Conklin and grandson, Brett Bramer and nephew, Curtis Hicks.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2006 at the Abbott Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes, 509 E. Main St., Maple Rapids, with David Hudgens officiating, private commital service will be at a later date at Sowle Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed in the form of memorials to Sparrow Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Ronald D. Fowler Westphalia, MI Age 62. Ron, a loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away after a courageous battle against interstitial pulmonary fibrous on Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Ron was born February 21, 1944 the son of Donald and Ruth Fowler. He attended St. Louis High School, was a graduate of Ferris State University and a Vietnam veteran. Ron spent the majority of his working life as a manager and a Senior Buyer for General Motors. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking, golfing, camping, boating and traveling. He was member of St. Joseph Society, Knights of Columbus #2890, and a lifetime member of the Fowler, Pewamo, Westphalia V.F.W. Post #3733. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ron is survived by his wife of 41 years, Margaret and their children, Bryan (Patti) Fowler of Mt. Pleasant and Christine Fowler of Westphalia; brothers, Dan (Paula) Fowler of Kentwood, Gael Fowler of St. Louis, Darryl (Pam) Fowler of St. Louis; grandchildren, Rachel and Brittany Fowler with special adopted family, Constance, Katherine, and Chad Klein were also a great source of joy to him.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Cecilio Reyna at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2006 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westphalia. Rite of Committal will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Military Graveside Honors will be provided by the V.F.W. Post #3733. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m., Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday at the St. Mary's Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia St., Westphalia. The Rosaries will be prayed at 8 p.m., Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday. The Scriptural Wake Service will be prayed at 8 p.m.. Friday. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be to U of M Transplant Center-Adult Lung Transplant Center, Fr. Al Miller Trust Fund, St. Mary Educational Scholarship Fund or the Gift of Life in memory of Ron. Arrangements are being handled by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.
Hess age 86 of Elsie, Michigan died Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at The Courts of Holt Nursing
Home Holt, MI.