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Mildred Roof

root_mildredMildred Roof passed away at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital on July 24, 2015 at the age 88. She was born on May 31, 1927 in Greenbush Township, the daughter of Frederick and Edna (Bartlett) Schavey. She married William Roof on March 10, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1994.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Anna Roof of Elsie, MI, her sons, James (Lynda) of St. Johns, Thomas (Denise) and Roger Roof both of Elsie; eight grandchildren,17 great grandchildren; brother, Lewis Schavey; sister, Mabel Beck; sister-in-law, Coralee Roof and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mildred was preceded in death by sisters Vera Ward, Viola Overfield and Dorothy Whittaker; infant brother, Theodore and brother, Gaylord Schavey.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Monday, July 27, 2015 at Osgood Funeral Home, 104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI with Rev. Phil Beavers officiating. Burial will follow at the Eureka Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, July 26 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. Contributions will be made to a charity of the family’s choice.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Richard Jerome Cram

cram_richardRichard Jerome Cram, age 66, died on July 22, 2015. He was born in Traverse City, MI, on October 31, 1948, the son of Howard and Clare (Kingscott) Cram. He was a dedicated 38 year employee of General Motors and a loyal Spartan fan. Go Green!

He is survived by his wife, Carol Jean Catlow, children, Jennifer Lynn Cram of Breckenridge, CO, Stephanie Ann (John) Cieszkowski Jr., of Cleveland, OH, Clarissa Kay (Mitchell) Czubak of Lansing, MI, granddaughter, Dilana Jean Czubak, step-children, Lori Lynn Catlow of Colgate, WI, Eric Leslie (Suzana) Catlow of Rochester Twp., MI, Angela Lyn Garza of St. Johns, step-grandchildren, Sage Maxim Catlow, Amilija Menka Catlow, Anthony Enrique Garza, his siblings, Nicholas (Denyce) Cram, Bruce Cram, Kim (Dave) Tompkins, Patricia (Jeff) Jennings and many loved nieces and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Clare Cram.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., at Greenbush United Methodist Church (corner of Scott and Marshall Rd., St. Johns) with Pastor Mona Dye officiating. Visitation from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, as they will make a donation in Rick’s memory to the Heifer Project International.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


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