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The St. Johns Independent

Obituaries

Maynard H. Nobach, Laura V. DeMott, Dianna K. Pollitt, Jonathan N. Cortright, Stanley W. Grubaugh, Jr, Joan E. Smith

Maynard H. Nobach

Maynard H. Nobach, died August 15, 2011, at the age of 84. Born January 14, 1927, in Lansing, MI, the son of John and Vera (Wing) Nobach. Maynard married Dorothy on September 25, 1948, in Lansing, MI and she preceded him in death on May 4, 2007. Maynard enjoyed many things in life, such as fishing, croquet, playing Euchre, country music, reading American history and spending time with his grandchildren.

Maynard is survived by his sons, Michael (Ginny) Nobach of St. Johns, Thomas (Karen) Nobach of Fowler, Roger (Rose) Nobach of St. Johns, Russell (Brooke) Nobach of Fowler, Tim (Marla) Nobach of Gregory, 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, sisters, Letesha (Murl) Tanner of Holt, Nancy (Mort) McKillop of Bellvue, MI, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sisters, Arlene, Alice Jean, and brothers, Kenneth and Gordon.

The family will receive friends from 9 – 11 am Friday, August 19th at the Goerge Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes in Fowler. His burial will follow at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post #3733. The family was served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Laura V. DeMott

Laura V. DeMott died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the age of 86. She was born November 20, 1924 in Mecosta County, Michigan the daughter of Benjamin and Myrtle (Baynton) Blem. Laura was a graduate of Fulton High School, Class of 1942, an active member of St. Johns Church of the Nazarene, a former Sunday school teacher and recently served as church office secretary. She enjoyed reading, sewing and working on wood crafts. Laura was an accountant and worked for the Fulton Public Schools, Gratiot Intermediate School District and retired from Total Petroleum of Alma. On July 12, 1947 she married Verne DeMott and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was also predeceased by four sisters, Dora Munson, Irma Howell, Angeline Biddinger and Isabelle Sorrell.

Surviving is one sister, Margueritte Armentrout of Reed City, MI and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at St. Johns Church of the Nazarene 515 N. Lansing, St. Johns with Rev. Dr. Randall Rucker officiating. Interment will be 2:00 PM at Washington Township Cemetery in Gratiot County. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns and one hour prior the funeral service at St. Johns Church of the Nazarene. Memorials may be made to St. Johns Church of the Nazarene 515 N. Lansing, St. Johns, MI 48879 or Olivet Nazarene University Ministerial Scholarship Fund, One University Ave., Bourbonnais, IL 60914.


Dianna K. Pollitt

Dianna K. Pollitt, died August 10, 2011, at the age of 71. Born October 10, 1939, in Ovid, Michigan. The daughter of Lyle and Ellen (Cross) Thompson. Dianna married Jack Pollitt on December 11, 1987, in St. Johns and he survives her.

Dianna is also survived by her daughters, Heidi (Michael) Ginther, Bernadette (Donnie Flanner) Corl, sons, Charlie (Tina) Ackels, Rick (Kathy) Ackels, step-children, John (Michelle) Pollitt of Arizona, Shelly (Joe) Smith of Arizona, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister, Dorothy, and brothers, Robert Thompson and Donald (Barbara) Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Bill and Gary Thompson.

A private memorial service was held Saturday, August 13 in St. Johns, Michigan. The family was served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Jonathan N. Cortright

Jonathan N. Cortright, age 68, passed away Friday, August 5, 2011, after battling many illnesses. He graduated from and was a Salutatorian for the Rodney B. Wilson High School class of 1961. He taught mathematics at Warren Mott High School for 31 years.

Visitation Saturday, August 13, 1 p.m., with a 3 p.m. service at Wysocki Funeral Home, Warren MI. The family encourages memorial gifts to Oakland County Meals on Wheels and the Michigan Eye Bank.


Stanley W. Grubaugh, Jr

Stanley W. Grubaugh, Jr., age 40, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Born October 24, 1970, in Carson City, MI. The son of Stanley, Sr. and Julie (Kidder) Grubaugh. Stanley resided most of his life in the Clinton County area. He was a tree cutter and part owner of S&J Logging. He worked all of his life in the forest product industry. He enjoyed nature, hunting, fishing and always finding the largest morel on logging job sites.

Stanley, Jr. is survived by his son Lucas Grubaugh of Elsie, father Stanley, Sr. of St. Johns, brothers Chad (Beverly) Grubaugh and Jason (Andrea) Grubaugh both of St. Johns, grandparents Jack and Carol Kidder of Ashley, numerous beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Julie Grubaugh and grandparents Glenn and Geraldine Grubaugh.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2011, at The Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns, with Pastor Karen Messmer officiating. Burial will follow at Lowe Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. The family was served by The Osgood Funeral Homes.


Joan E. Smith

Joan E. Smith, age 92 died, August 10, 2011. Born June 21, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Geller) George. She worked as a secretary for the Department of Social Services in Ionia and Clinton County and was also a farmer. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Patricia Guild of the Altar Society. Joan married Stanley H. Smith, November 13, 1943 and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2000.

Joan is survived by three daughters, Kay (Gil) Sparks of Washington, Patricia Thelen of Mt. Pleasant, and Jeanne (Carl) Murray of Ashley, three grandsons, Russ Sparks of California, Chris Sparks of Idaho and Andy Murray of Ashley, two granddaughters, Jenn Thelen of Alaska and Becky Arbic of Pickford, four great grandchildren, Joanne Arbic, Evan Arbic, Elias Arbic and Elizabeth Murray. In addition to her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Joseph George, Roy Goerge and Leo George, sisters, Katherine Frechen, Alice Slowenski and Esther George.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am Tuesday, August 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Fred Thelen presiding. Burial will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday at The Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Clinton Hospital or the Clinton County Senior Center. The family was served by The Osgood Funeral Homes.


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