|Kim Patterson||Genevieve I. Motz|
|Ronald M. Brown
Ronald M. Brown, 81 died Sunday, May 26, 2008 at Lake City. Ron was born October 19, 1926 in Rimersburg, PA the son of M. I. and Ruth (Pence) Brown. Ron was a member of the Moorsetown Senior Citizens. He had worked as an auto mechanic for 38 years working at Spence-Bartlett Studebaker, Packard dealership in Ovid, Egan Ford in St. Johns, and Jims Super Service in Ovid. Ron was also a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WWII. He married Phyllis Lohrer January 8, 1955 and she preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1993.
He is survived by a son, James (Joan) Brown of Ovid, grandchildren Eric and Julie Brown and Rachel (Dan) Ferris both of Ovid, great grandchildren, Nathan and Connor Brown. Sister Marilyn Brandal of Dodge City, MI. Ron was preceded in death by his parents and son Jerry, sister Pat Hagen and brothers, Charles, Harold and Melvin Brown.
Funeral services will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Kathy Leydorf officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ovid. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, 6-8 P.M. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 7985 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI. 49601
Glenn C. Parker
He is survived by two sons, Orand (Sandy) Parker and Lee (Dusty) Parker of Lansing, one stepson, Kenneth (Judi) Ridge of Indiana, two stepdaughters, Betty (Ted) Killinger and Carol (Ron) Dutcher of Midland, two grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, three step great grandchildren, and longtime friends, Lillian Denman of Midland and Kirk Hepinstall of Midland.
The family would like to thank Mid-Michigan Hospice and K&K Adult Foster Care for their wonderful care of Glenn. There will be no visitation or services as it was Glenn's wishes to be cremated. The family is served by the Osgood Funeral Home.
Raymond J. York Sr.- Our world was put to the test when our husband, father, grandpa and great friend was called home Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the age of 65. To be put lightly, there was so many goals and accomplishments to his lifetime with us. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at his residence in June, with the date and time announced later.
Ray was born December 12, 1942, in Hillsboro, Oregon, the
son of Clifford Raymond and Hazel Christina (Agnew) York. He married Cheryl Lee (Cutler)
Budd on August 23, 1986, in St. Johns. Ray was a member of the 101st airborne Division,
United States Army, stationed in Germany. He had been employed at Fisher Body-Lansing as a
material handler for 28 years, retiring in 1993. He also worked for St. Johns Memorial as
a material handler for 3 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to travel
and play golf, and found it very hard to pass a garage sale. He enjoyed going to the
casino, gardening and listening to old rock and roll music. He had a deep and abiding love
"Betty" Blakley, 88, died Thursday May 22, 2008 at her residence.
Elizabeth worked as a teacher's aide at Ovid-Elsie schools and E.E. Knight Elementary,
Edward "Bud" Moore died Friday, May 23, 2008 at the age of 72. He was born January 27, 1936 in Breckenridge, Michigan the son of Marvin and Mary (Vasco) Moore and lived most all his life in St. Johns. Bud was a 1954 graduate of Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns and was an Army veteran. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, U.A.W. Local #652 and was a retired General Motors employee. Bud was an avid M.S.U. football fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating and walking the beach at Orange Beach, Alabama. He also enjoyed landscaping around his home and loved attending any and all activities his grandchildren were involved in. On June 29, 1955 he married Patricia Snater and she survives him.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Kelly) Moore and Timothy (Abbey) Moore all of St. Johns; two daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Metzmaker of St. Johns and Jill (Jeff) Anger of Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren, Alan, Kira, Paige, Josh, Bo, Scott, and Jaye Moore, Samantha and Alexandra Anger, Danielle Schmidtman, Madalyn and Ellie Metzmaker , step grandsons, Korey, Cody and Jessy Metzmaker.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, May 28, 2008 atKeck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Pastor Lori Sykes officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery with military honors provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends 6-8 pm Monday and 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to International Myeloma Foundation 12650 Riverside Dr. Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421, the American Cancer Society, Capital Area Service Center 3100 West Rd. Bldg. B Suite 110 East Lansing, MI 48823 or charity of donors choice.
Mary Helene Hankey
Mary Helene Hankey, 97 of Dunedin, FL, formerly of St. Johns passed away Friday, May 23, 2008. She was born September 3, 1910 in Greenbush Twp. MI the daughter of Edwin Earl and Myrtie May (Metzger) Bryant. On Oct. 25, 1934, she married Robert G. Hankey in Eureka, MI. He preceded her in death in 1978. She assisted her husband in the management of the Clinton County Country Club for 30 years and enjoyed following golf as her sons excelled at the game. Helene was active in shuffleboard, bingo, needlework, and her Goldencrest Community social activities. She had loved country life, but her heart was in the warmth of Florida and the many friendships she made there.
She is survived by sons Douglas B. (Sandra Masarik) Hankey, of Lansing, MI and Dennis R. (Karen) Hankey of Fort Wayne, IN; grandsons, Joseph A. (Danielle) Hankey, San Diego, CA; Ronald Hankey, St. Petersburg, FL; and Jason (Sharon Toth) Thurston of Ada, MI; great-grandchildren: Rydell Khai Hankey, Tokyo, Japan; twins: Joelle Annette-Marie Hankey and Joseph Alan Hankey, Jr., San Diego, CA and Audrey Violet Thurston of Ada, MI; and a brother, Howard Bryant, Sr. of Ovid, MI. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard E. Bryant.
Funeral Services will be held atKeck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns, MI on Wednesday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Kathy Leydorf officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home preceding the service beginning at 1:00p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Helen C. Bast, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the age of 72. She was born June 5, 1935 in Bannister, Michigan the daughter of William and Helen (Korienek) Nemcik. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a former Federal Mogul employee and a retired school bus driver, with 27 years of service, for the St. Johns Public Schools. On December 29, 1956 she married Gerald Bast and he survives her.
Also surviving is one son, Douglas (Michelle) Bast; four daughters, Cathy (John) Kochensparger, Carolyn (Craig) Smith, Carlene (Todd) Deitrich, Connie (Bruce) DeLong and 11 grandchildren all of St. Johns; her brothers and sisters, Dorothy Denovich and Teresa (Jim) Ginther of Bannister, Elaine Rademacher and Jeanette (Al) Havens of St. Johns, Jim (Allison) Nemcik and Bill (Clara) Nemcik of Elsie, Darlene (Don) Pambin of Howell and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Tom Nemcik and twin grandsons Brandon and Brennen DeLong.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Monday, May 26, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Linden St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Eoin Murphy as celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Saturday and Sunday, with a Rosary prayed at 7:30 pm Sunday atKeck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Michigan Chapter 1050 Wilshire Dr. Suite 302, Troy, MI 48084-1564.
Mom and grandma, we will miss you at our Sunday night gatherings.
Willis J. "Junior" Hettler Jr., born August 26, 1932 in St. Johns, MI to Willis and Inez (McClow) (Bobbie) Hettler, passed away on May 13, 2008 at the age of 75. Junior was a veteran of the U.S. Marines from 1951-1954. After his discharge he returned home to help run the family business at Hettler Motor Sales and Towing Service. This gave him the opportunity to travel many roads, tell a story or two with that twinkle in his eye, and meet many friends along the way. He loved attending and watching stock car races, hunting, trips to Canada, and old car and truck shows. He was a past City of Saint Johns volunteer fireman. He was a member of the Clinton & Gratiot Voiture #868 of the 40 et 8, American Legion Post #153, Higgins Lake Amvetts, Grayling Moose Lodge and the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame 1949-1950. The family especially wants to thank Junior's special friend, JoAnn Cadreau, for her loving devotion through the good times and bad. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Junior was preceded in death by his parents, former wife Arlene, and stepson-in-law Mike Burgess.
He is survived by his 3 children, Wayne (Kathy) Hettler, Holly (Kent) Shinners, and Alex (Angela) Hettler; 2 stepdaughters, Debbie Burgess and her fiance Larry Secord, Kathy (Larry) Smith; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Joyce (Paul) Buehler.
A military graveside service, provided by the American
Legion Post #153, will be held June 9, 2008 -2:00 p.m. at Mt. Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns.
A gathering of friends and family will follow at the Saint Johns UAW Hall on Walker St. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation,
1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 or the Mercy Home Care, 324 Meadows Drive,
Grayling, MI 49738 in Memory of Junior Hettler.