Our Obituaries

Joseph Warnsley

August 22, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Joseph Warnsley, age 88 of Albion passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2017. He was born to the late Frank Warnsley and Ocie Jones in Forest, MS on August 22, 1928. His parents passed away while he was still a child and he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Quilla and Climmie Jones before moving in with his father's brother, lovingly known as "Uncle Bob" Warnsley and his wife, Miss Abby...
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Charlene Marie Dismuke

January 23, 1955 - April 15, 2017

Charlene Marie Dismuke "Bitty", age 62 of Albion, Michigan passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She was born January 23, 1955 to J.T. and Doris Marie (Dismuke) Lawler in Albion, Michigan. Charlene had worked as a receptionist for the State of Michigan for a number of years. She loved life, family and enjoyedcooking big dinners...
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Mary K. Gaines

December 7, 1924 - April 13, 2017

Mary Kathleen Gaines7 December 1924-13April2017Mary Kathleen (Raymo) Gaines was called home to her heavenly Father's home at the age of 92. Born in Denver, CO, she was the first of the 4 children (Mary, Norma, William, & Leonard) born to Monta Cenith (Orner) and William Jennings Raymo. She married George B. Gaines (Nov 26, 1941). Her parents, siblings, and husband all preceded her in death....
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Trudy Lyn Grace

March 18, 1976 - April 11, 2017

Trudy Lyn Grace (Little) age 41 of Marshall passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. She was born in Marshall, MI on March 18, 1976 the daughter of Melvin and Mary (Winter) Little. Trudy was a very dedicated partner, mother, daughter, sister and friend who loved spending time with her family and friends. She also loved to laugh, had a great sense of humor and her own laugh was very infectious. She...
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Roberta Wilbur

August 24, 1947 - April 9, 2017

Roberta Wilbur, age 69 of Albion passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 24, 1947 to Opal and the Late Willard Woods. Roberta was employed by the Albion College as a Custodian and retired in 2016 after 45 years of dedicated service.Roberta leaves behind to cherish her loving memories, her...
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Norman Robert Ross

August 18, 1937 - April 8, 2017

Norman Robert Ross age 79 of Concord passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home. He was born August 18, 1937 in Allston, Michigan the son of Joseph and Marie (Sullivan) Ross. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was employed as Plant Manager with Advanced Packaging. After retirement, he and Betty owned and operated Norm's Restaurant in Homer. Norm enjoyed deer hunting, fishing,...
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Marguerite Lucille Beilfuss

August 29, 1915 - April 7, 2017

Marguerite Lucille Beilfuss, age 101 passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Lansing under the loving care of her family and Sparrow Hospice of Lansing. She was born Lucille Hicks on August 29, 1915 in Parma Twp. the daughter of Asa and Laura (Cuatt) Hicks. Lucille was a lifelong resident of Albion. She and her husband, Lester were married in Albion on July 3, 1936 and he preceded her in death on...
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Harold Eugene Anthony

October 20, 1924 - April 3, 2017

Harold E. Anthony age 92 of Albion passed away Monday April 3, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson. He was born October 20, 1924 in Albion the son of Leon and Elnora (Todd) Anthony. Harold served our country in the United States Army and worked as an electrician. He was employed with Sebastian Electric and Albion Electric, retiring from Albion Electric. On February 15, 1947, Harold...
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Anna G. Richardson

May 1, 1928 - April 3, 2017

Anna G. Richardson, age 88 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, April 3, 2017. She was born May 1, 1928 to Harry and Henrietta (Debert) Stancroff in Albion, Michigan. On October 4, 1958, she married Robert D. Richardson Sr. who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2014 also preceded by her brothers Charles, Harry, Robert and Henry Stancroff.Anna had worked for...
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Avenell Compton

September 17, 1955 - April 2, 2017

Avenell Compton, 61 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born September 17, 1955 to Fred and Rendy (Meade) Spears in Martin, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband James Compton (2015).She retired from Oaklawn Hospital after 30 years of service in housekeeping. She loved herfamily dearly.Avenell is survived by her children,...
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Sharon Joan Rice

August 7, 1938 - April 2, 2017

Sharon J. Rice age 78 of Albion passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born in Albion on August 7, 1938 the daughter of Elmer and Muriel (Burkwalt) Wallace. Sharon was a 1956 graduate of Albion High School and on January 26, 1957, she married her high school Sweetheart, Emerson Rice. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary...
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Trina Kay Warrix

April 1, 1970 - April 2, 2017

Trina Kay Warrix, age 47 of Albion passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Henry Ford AllegianceHealth in Jackson, Michigan. She was born April 1, 1970 to Carlos and Shirley (Hamilton) Whitehead in Albion, Michigan. Trina enjoyed crafts, animals, giving gifts for her grandchildren and she was very clean and organized. She was loved by many.Trina is survived by her children, Chelsea (Dejuan Brown)...
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Maria Winchell

May 2, 1927 - April 1, 2017

Maria Winchell age 89 of Spring Arbor, formerly of Albion passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Arbor Manor under the loving care of her family and Hospice. She was born May 2, 1927 in Zupanis, Poland the daughter of Andreas and Kalyna (Lapundiak) Szkodyn. She married Walter Winchell on August 27, 1955 and he survives. Maria was a very dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great...
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Elizabeth Simpson

February 14, 1935 - March 20, 2017

Elizabeth 'Jones' Simpson began her journey home on Monday, March 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Liz was born on February 14, 1935 in Dixon Mills, AL to the late John Calvin and Sue Willie 'Davis' Jones. Liz was educated in the Alabama school system and she also attended Spaulding College of Business. While helping her sister Johnnie care for her children in Albion, Liz met a...
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Josephine Ann Putnam

March 13, 1921 - March 20, 2017

Josephine Ann Putnam, age 96 of Albion passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 in Battle Creek. Josephine was born March 13, 1921 in Paris, Illinois the daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Cary) Tucker. She married Warren R. Putnam in July of 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2010.She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Richard Tucker and sister, Dorothy Ewing. Josephine is...
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Dorothy Lucille Wilbur

September 21, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Dorothy Lucille Wilbur, 87, of Parma, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Highland Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care in Jackson, Michigan.She was the twelfth and youngest child of William C. and Florence (Holtz) Knisley. She married Clare H. Wilbur on March 2, 1949 at South Bend, IN. He predeceased her on April 30, 1980. The couple had five sons, three of whom survive.At her request, Dorothy has...
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Dennis Dwayne Little

July 17, 1976 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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James Larkin Mason

February 24, 1954 - March 10, 2017

James Larkin Mason, Sr. age 63 of Bronson passed away suddenly on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Coldwater. He was born February 24, 1954 in Hudson, Michigan the son of William Boyd and Flora (Little) Mason. James served our country in the United States Air Force and was a tool & die maker. He enjoyed watching t.v. on mute, playing video games, bass fishing and supporting NASCAR and the Detroit...
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Donna J. Thurman

June 13, 1952 - March 10, 2017

Donna Joyce Thurman, age 64 of Coldwater passed away March 10, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.She was born June 13, 1952 to Ernest and Ramona (Nettleman) Morrison in Coldwater, Michigan. She married John Thurman and he survives.According to her wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time.Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811...
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Harry Joseph Hawes

April 26, 1923 - March 8, 2017

Harry Joseph "Joe" Hawes Jr., age 93 of Eaton Rapids passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Country Acres Adult Foster Care in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He was born April 26, 1923 to Harry J. and Lois B. (Hall) Hawes, Sr. in Lansing, Michigan.He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Joe was an inspector for 23 years at Corning Glass and later worked 10 years with Die Cast. He enjoyed...
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Brenda Louise Kimble

July 2, 1968 - March 4, 2017

Brenda Louise Kimble, age 48 of Battle Creek formerly of Albion passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born July 2, 1968 to William H. and Virginia L. (Chapman) Kimble. Brenda had worked as a Quality Tech in Battle Creek. She enjoyed football, camping, outings, and all Holiday's and being with her family.Brenda is survived by her sons,...
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Marjorie Eleanor Bommarito

July 22, 1932 - March 4, 2017

Marjorie Eleanor Bommarito, age 84 of Albion passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 with her lovingloving family by her side. She was born July 22, 1932 to Edward and Addie (Skidmore) Timmons inPleasant Lake, Indiana. In June of 1961 she married Clem Bommarito who survives.She was a loving wife, mother, her pastime was being with family. Marjorie is survived by:Husband, Clem Bommarito; daughter,...
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Walter Crum

November 24, 1937 - March 1, 2017

The Almighty God called the spirit of Walter Crum Jr. from the Arbor Manor Nursing Home to be with Him throughout eternity, Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017.Walt was born November 24, 1937 in Greenville, Alabama to the late Walter Crum Sr. and Emma Mae Young Crum. They moved to Michigan, September 1944 from Mobile, Alabama. Walt attended West Ward & Washington Gardner High School. He...
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Martha Elaine Hoadley

May 28, 1922 - February 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Mariana Johnson

May 23, 1942 - February 27, 2017

Mariana "Rosie" Johnson, age 74 of Albion passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. She was born May 23, 1942 to Tilton and Beulah (Salyers) Hall in Dry Creek, Kentucky.She had married Press Johnson on July 25, 1959 in Clintwood, VA and he preceded her in death in 1996.Mariana was a cashier for 38 years at Albion College.Mariana is survived by...
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Wendell Gene Knapp

August 22, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Roy Stanley Hoaglin

September 30, 1931 - February 26, 2017

Roy S. "Hoagie" Hoaglin, age 85 of Albion passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born September 30, 1931 to William John and Elizabeth (Chlystek) Hoaglin in Albion, Michigan. On May 5, 1951 he married Norma J. Anderson who preceded him in death on May 17, 2001, son Douglas Stanley Hoaglin, brother Thomas Hoaglin and sister Sharon Hoaglin.Roy was...
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Anna Berta Haschke

May 22, 1928 - February 25, 2017

Anna Berta Haschke age 88 of Albion passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Marshall under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born May 22, 1928 in Neumarkt Sankt Veit, Germany the daughter of Franc and Berta (Hilmer) Waldinger. She married Gerhard Haschke on December 24, 1946 and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1993 after 46 years of marriage. Anna was also...
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Christopher Wayne Cardwell

April 11, 1976 - February 24, 2017

Christopher Wayne Cardwell (4/11/1976 - 2/24/2017) peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by family. Chris was born in Jackson and graduated from Western High School before attending Murray State University in Kentucky. He worked as a bartender, was a skilled construction worker, and owned his own lawn care business before moving to Louisiana to help with re-building...
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Roberta Ratliff

March 20, 1951 - February 23, 2017

Roberta Ratliff age 65 went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home in Homer under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born in Marshall on March 20, 1951 the daughter of Millis and Cora (Harper) Perkins. Roberta attended Morgan Co. High School and after school, worked at Harold Stuart Funeral Home and later worked as a nurse's aide caring for...
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Franklin Hiday

July 23, 1936 - February 23, 2017

Franklin Hiday, 80, of Albion, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday morning, February 23, 2017 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. Frank was born in Alamosa, Colorado, on July 23, 1936, to Blanche (Lutz) and Benjamin Hiday. The family moved to Indiana in 1941. He graduated from Milton High School. He was an honor student and he played basketball and baseball. He...
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Doris Verline Jacobs

March 22, 1936 - February 21, 2017

Doris Verline Jacobs, age 80 of Albion passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Henry FordAllegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. She was born March 22, 1936 to Earl and Dorothy (Dennis) Walker in Mountain Grove, Missouri.Her past employment with Corning Glass of 20 years, Home Health Care and Bank Currier.She loved spending time with her family and friends, life long passion of making her yard...
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Phoebe Lewis

August 17, 1940 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Lee Arthur Langston

September 21, 1944 - February 14, 2017

Lee Arthur Langston, age 72 of Albion, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 under the loving care of his family and Hospice.Lee was born September 21, 1944 in Senatobia, Mississippi, the son of Ben and Robbie (Holt) Langston. His father preceded him in death. Lee attended Senatobia High School. Lee worked many years as a welder, working in Albion, Marshall, and the...
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William Melvin Wheaton

March 18, 1940 - February 8, 2017

William "Bill" Wheaton, age 76, passed away February 8, 2017 at his home in Albion after a lengthy illness. He was born in Marshall on March 18, 1940, but moved to Albion when he was four, and lived there the rest of his life. He had ties to both communities. Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lou; one daughter, LuAnn (Michael) Chernick of Goodyear, AZ; two sons, Marc Wheaton of Phoenix,...
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Richard Duane Berrington

February 25, 1930 - February 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Altie Edmiston

July 18, 1910 - February 6, 2017

Altie Edmiston age 106 of Albion went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 6, 2017 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice. She was born July 18, 1910 in Huntsville, Alabama the daughter of John and Mary Cathey. Altie enjoyed working on the family farm in her younger years, raising chickens, gardening, canning and cooking for her family. She also loved watching T.V.;...
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Ruth Ellen Seelye

October 25, 1945 - February 5, 2017

Ruth Ellen Seelye, age 71 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was bornOctober 26, 1945 to Claude and Margaret (Bird) Spoor in Traverse City, Michigan. She marriedDaniel R. Seelye who survives.Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albion, she enjoyed reading,...
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Nancy Jean Held

October 27, 1932 - February 4, 2017

Nancy Jean Held, 84 passed away at Providence Hospital, Novi MI on February 4, 2017. Nancy was born October 27, 1932 in Winnipeg, Canada.She spent her childhood years between Des Moines, Iowa and Bismarck, North Dakota. In 1950 Nancy graduated amongst the top of her class at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended her first year of college at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa ...
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Hal Lavern Shaffer

November 1, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Hal L. Shaffer, age 86 of Albion, Michigan passed away January 30, 2017 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Hal was born November 1, 1930 to Arthur and Louise Shaffer in Homer, Michigan.A lifelong resident of Albion, graduating in 1949. He was a fireman for the City of Albion, later employed by Airco Industrial Gases and Decker Manufacturing. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eldoris, Robert,...
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Verla Dean Nelson

November 7, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Verla Dean (Landenberger) Nelson, 89, made her transition on January 30, 2017 at Eaton Community Palliative Care in Charlotte, MI. Verla was born on November 7, 1927 to the union of Ogden and Cecile (Dowding) Landenberger in Albion, Michigan. She married Howard Robert Nelson who precedes her in death. Verla was a lifelong resident of Albion. She was a homemaker that enjoyed being around her...
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Betty Jean Reynolds

April 8, 1935 - January 29, 2017

Betty Reynolds, age 81, was born April 8, 1935 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine Robinson.Betty enjoyed Bingo, bowling, family, community and was fond of her Pastor. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and past member of the Eastern Star.She leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Tammy (Victor) Barksdale of Canton,Linda Reynolds of North...
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Carol Ann Sandusky

August 28, 1940 - January 29, 2017

Carol Ann Sandusky (Kellogg), born August 28, 1940 in Albion Michigan to Thomas and Dorothy(Robbins) Kellogg in Litchfield, Michigan, died January 29, 2017 at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor.Carol lived in Albion all of her life. She married Larry Sandusky on September 26, 1959 at the Assembly of God Church, 916 N. Superior Street, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Missionette girl's...
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Barbara Irene Evans

April 18, 1922 - January 29, 2017

Barbara Irene (Jewell) Evans, age 94 of Homer passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Marshall under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born April 10, 1922 in Bellevue, the daughter of Harry and Florence (Bennett) Jewell.Barbara was a 1940 graduate of Bellevue High School and a long time parishioner of St. John Catholic Church in Albion. She was united in marriage to...
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Bobby Gene Hall

April 18, 1943 - January 27, 2017

Bobby went to rest with the Lord Friday, January 27, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born on April 18, 1943 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Linda (Caudill) Hall. They were united in marriage on March 11, 1971 in Virginia.Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Josie (Johnson) Hall and two brothers Jackie and James Hall.Bobby was the most...
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Geraldine Elaine Blodgett

September 5, 1929 - January 21, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" E. (McKinney) Blodgett, age 87 of Albion passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 with her family by her side at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.She was born September 5, 1929 to Clarence and Maude May (Lambert) Keifer in Albion, Michigan. In 1950 she married David McKinney who preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1986.She later married Edwin Blodgett who survives...
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Dena Alzora Bunde

September 29, 1924 - January 20, 2017

Dena A. Bunde, age 92, of Albion went home to her Lord on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Dimondale. Dena was born on September 29, 1924 in Tekonsha to Raymond C. and Blanche I. (Moore) Reincke. She attended Tekonsha Schools during childhood and was a Marshall High School graduate. She married Gerald E. Bunde on June 24, 1944. Dena worked at Union Steel Products; she started in production and worked...
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Dorine May Hanks

August 23, 1928 - January 18, 2017

Dorine May Hanks, age 88 of Spring Arbor passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Jackson under the loving care of her family and Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice. She was born August 23, 1928 in Parma, the daughter of Francis and Mary (Taylor) Dack. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Floyd, daughter, Shirley Bureau and grandson, Tony Edging.Dorine was a very talented lady who...
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Edyth Patrick

December 22, 1930 - January 18, 2017

Edyth Patrick, age 86 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was born December 22, 1930 to Dola and Fannie Pace in Salyersville, Kentucky. On August 5, 1950 she married Elick Patrick who preceded her in death on November 30, 1993.She was so happy that she was one of the original founders of the Christ Apostolic Church in Albion, along with her husband and his mother. ...
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Shirley Virginia Simpkins

April 14, 1925 - January 15, 2017

Shirley Virginia Simpkins, age 91 of Spring Arbor passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living. She was born April 14, 1925 in Beebe, Arkansas the daughter of Jesse and Maud (Cable) Wheeless. She married Thomas Vaughn Simpkins on May 1, 1948 in Jackson and he preceded her in death on October 29, 1994. In addition to her loving husband of 46 years, Shirley is also preceded...
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Thelma Cleoria Boyd

October 19, 1924 - January 15, 2017

Thelma Cleoria Boyd, age 92 of Albion passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Marshall. She was born October 19, 1924 in Holyoke, Colorado the daughter of Clarence Emmett and Mary (Fansher) Cordrey. She married Bernard Boyd and he preceded her in death in 2010 after 65 years of marriage. Thelma was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Carol Boyd, 3 brothers, Willard, Russell, Donald...
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Ardith Kay Richards

March 19, 1949 - January 13, 2017

Ardith Kay Richards, age 67 of Albion passed away Friday, January13, 2017 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo under the loving care of her family. She was born in Kalamazoo on March 19, 1949 the daughter of Wayne and Verl (Mason) Sanderson. She married William Richards in Kalamazoo on July 5, 1969 and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lou Ann Dunham. Ardith...
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Stafford Newsome

July 10, 1954 - January 12, 2017

Stafford Newsome, age 62 of Albion passed away unexpectedly at home Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was born July 10, 1954 in Virgie, Kentucky to Christopher and Vesta (Tackett) Newsome.He was employed by Hayes Albion for 29 years & 9 months. He is survived by his beloved wife & high school sweetheart Jackie "Little Mama" (Bartley) Newsome of Albion; Children- Daniel "Rooster" (Jaclyn)...
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Fletcher Darnell Dean

March 22, 1963 - January 9, 2017

Mr. Fletcher Darnell Dean was born March 22, 1963 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Maedella (Charles) Miles and biological father Fletcher Dean II.Fletcher graduated from Flint Northwestern High School in 1982. He also attended Job Corps in Grand Rapids, MI where he received a certificate as a nurses-aide. He moved to Albion where he worked at several factories including Lear Corporation in...
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Ernestine Delores Saunders

April 13, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Ernestine Delores (Brown) Saunders, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, MI. Ernestine was born on April 13, 1931 to the union of Thomas W. Brown and Georgia (Union) Bates in Albion, Michigan.She married Cleveland Horace Saunders on March 17, 1961 in Albion, MI. He preceded her in death on February 13th in 1978.Ernestine...
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Penny Lynn Matson

June 2, 1966 - January 5, 2017

Penny Lynn Matson, age 50 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side onThursday, January 5, 2017. She was born was born June 2, 1966 to Gary and Kathleen (Smith)Matson in Jackson, Michigan.She is survived by her siblings, Donald Matson of Florida; Brian Matson of Michigan andAnne McMurtrie of Tennessee; several Aunts, Uncles, and other relatives and friends.A Memorial Service...
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Dean Parris Oliphant

December 20, 1938 - January 3, 2017

Dean P. Oliphant, age 78 of Homer passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2016 in Battle Creek. He was born December 20, 1938 in Manes, Missouri the son of Alan and Golda (Dodson) Oliphant. He married Marie Calhoun on July 16, 1956 and she survives. In addition to his loving wife of 60 years, Dean is also survived by daughters: Brenda (Michael) Hicks, Susan Norton, Debbie (Jeff) O'Dell and son, Jim ...
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Marian Irene Buinowski

December 28, 1918 - January 3, 2017

Marian I. Buinowski, age 98 of Albion passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 peacefully with her family by her side at her niece and caregiver, Debbie (Dennis) Torrey's home. She was born December 28, 1918 to Albert and Bertha (Schmidt) Nock in Detroit, Michigan. On August 6, 1938 she married Stephen F. Buinowski who preceded her in death October 12, 1998. She is also preceded in death by her...
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Doretha McCan

February 20, 1939 - December 28, 2016

Doretha McCanBorn February 20th, 1939 - Passed away December 28th, 2016 Mother McCan was one of eight children born to the late George White and Elnora Jenkins in Leesburg, GA. Mother McCan was joined in Holy Matrimony to Jimmie McCan Sr., July, 1958. After relocating to Jackson, MI in 1967, Mother McCan was employed with the Sheraton Inn Hotel, she was an in-home-care provider and she worked...
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Jerry Leon Van Schoick

April 6, 1940 - December 27, 2016

Jerry Leon Van Schoick, age 76 of Albion passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Battle Creek under the loving care of his family. He was born April 6, 1940 in Albion the son of Max G. and Ethel Dorothy (Konkle) Van Schoick. He married Mary Jones on September 15, 1962 in Chelsea and to that union was born 2 children: Rick Van Schoick of Florida and Lori Blake of Georgia. In addition to his wife...
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Lou Ann Hakes

May 21, 1959 - December 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Annette Winnick

July 17, 1957 - December 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Spencer Lee Dees

June 5, 1970 - December 12, 2016

Spencer Lee Dees, of Battle Creek, MI., departed this life December 12, 2016 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Spencer was born June 5, 1970 at Albion Community Hospital, to Earlie and Cindy Dees. Spencer graduated from Albion Senior High School in 1989. He was previously employed at Harvard Industry as a production worker. Spencer enjoyed music, playing...
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Ella Mae Hoyt-Toney

June 27, 1934 - December 8, 2016

Ella Mae Hoyt-Toney, 82 of Marshall, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016, surrounded by loving family. Ella Mae was born June 27, 1934 in Battle Creek to the late Russell Lake and Julia Collins-Lake. She was married to Don Hoyt Sr. on December 20, 1952 in Angola, IN. Don passed away August 15, 2002. They shared 49 wonderful years together. Ella Mae worked as a nurse most of her life. ...
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Bobby Eugean Caudill

August 20, 1969 - December 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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William Henderson Leffew

November 11, 1934 - December 3, 2016

William Henderson Leffew, Jr. "Bill" of Coldwater, formerly of Albion, age 82 passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 under the loving care of his family. Bill was born November 11, 1934 in Soddy-Daisy, TN the son of William and Janie (McDade) Leffew, Sr. and they precede him in death along with step-daughter, Vicky Dyer, sisters: Esther Womble, Naomie Howard and brother, David Leffew. Bill was...
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Katie Shelters

June 13, 1931 - December 3, 2016

Katie Shelters (Tymkew) of Albion, age 85 passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Battle Creek under the loving care of her family and Hospice. She was born June 13, 1931 in Albion the daughter of Pete and Cleo (Vafiadis) Bournelis.Katie was a graduate of Washington Gardner High School and was a very active member and treasurer of the Vivian Society with the Elks. She was employed over the...
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Vilma Gizella Carlson

February 14, 1930 - November 30, 2016

Vilma Gizella Butcher Carlson, age 86, of Tekonsha, Michigan passed away unexpectedly at home onNovember 30,2016. Vilma was born of Hungarian parents on February 14, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. Shewas preceded in death by her parents Vilma (Csonka) and John Butcher Jr. as well as her loving husbandof forty years, Roger A. Carlson. Vilma is survived by her sister Elizabeth A. Fox, of Kalamazoo, MI...
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Leatrice Thomas

May 18, 1946 - November 28, 2016

Leatrice "Lee" Thomas was born on May 18, 1946, the fourth son and sixth child of the late Mr. & Mrs. Hosie & Willie Ree (Walton) Thomas Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He entered eternal rest on November 27, 2016 at his home in Holt, Michigan.He attended elementary and three years of high school in Vicksburg, MS where he was a member of the Holy Hill Baptist Church. He continued to...
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Robert William Adams

November 7, 1929 - November 28, 2016

ROBERT W. ADAMS, SR. 87Robert (Bob) Adams, Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Monday, November 28, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. Bob was born November 7, 1929 to Victor and Martha (Roberts) Adams in Albion, Michigan. On July 19, 1952 he married Joanne Carr, the love of his life. In addition to his loving wife of 64 years,...
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Geraldine Burkwalt

April 10, 1940 - November 27, 2016

Geraldine Burkwalt, age 76 of Marshall passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her home. She was born April 10, 1940 to Kenner and Elizabeth (Prince) Craft in, Keith, West Virginia. She married Arthur Burkwalt on October 14, 1960 and he survives.Geraldine worked the Marshall/Albion area. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother...
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Anna Lorraine O'Connor

March 6, 1935 - November 26, 2016

Anna Lorraine O'Connor, age 81 of Jackson formerly of Albion passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. She was born March 6, 1935 to Ervin and Laura (Lake) Herrick in Emmett Township, Michigan. Anna was a clerk/cashier for Seelyes in Albion and Kelley Fuels in Albion.Anna is survived by:Children- Brian (Melinda) O'Connor of New Paris, INSheila...
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Ardith Bernice Hall

October 28, 1927 - November 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Eugene K. Boehlke

November 23, 1928 - November 25, 2016

Eugene "Curly" Kenneth Boehlke, Sr age 88 of Albion passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. He was born November 23, 1928 to August F. and Lina (Collmenter) Boehlke in Albion, Michigan. Eugene was a Postal Carrier for the U.S. Post Office, farmer/firefighter; a bus driver for the Albion Public Schools and Parma Township Supervisor. ...
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Mary Magdalene Pressley

February 24, 1920 - November 10, 2016

Mary M. Pressley passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the age of 96 years. Mary was born in Monroe County, Alabama where she attended Antioch and Mt. Rose Schools in Alabama. She married A.J. Pressley and a few years later the family moved to Albion.Mary has always been very active in her church, Grace Temple Church of God in Christ where she was a Sunday school...
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Agnes Irene Weimer

January 22, 1927 - November 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Geraldine Marie McCullough

October 7, 1924 - November 1, 2016

Geraldine McCullough age 92 of Lakeland, FL formerly of Albion passed away November 1, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, FL. She was born October 7, 1924 to Herbert and Estella (Wood) Prue in Pontiac, Michigan. On September 24, 1977 she married George McCullough who survives.Geraldine was a 1943 graduate of Washington Gardner School in Albion, worked as an Election Official,...
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Abby Elaine May

December 14, 1966 - November 1, 2016

Abby Elaine May, age 49 of Albion passed away suddenly Tuesday, November 1, 2016 surrounded by her family at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall. She was born December 14, 1966 in Albion the daughter of Malcome and Gloria (O'Neal) May and they precede her in death. Also preceding her in death, a brother, Malcome May and sister, Nioka Cundiff.Abby was a "goofball" who loved to have fun, especially with...
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Menas A. Wickey

July 28, 1938 - November 1, 2016

Menas A. Wickey, 78, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning, November 1, 2016. He was born July 28, 1938 to the late August D. and Emma H. (Schwartz) Wickey. On April 13, 1961 he married Susan N. Schwartz, she survives.In 1967 Menas was ordained Minister in The Old Order Amish Church near Berne, IN. He ministered the word of God for 49 years until his departure. ...
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Barbara Mae Cuatt

January 17, 1930 - October 29, 2016

Barbara Mae Cuatt, age 85 of Homer passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Medilodge ofMarshall, Michigan. She was born December 17, 1930 to Claude and Eva (French) Carpenter inMason, Michigan. She was married to Stuart Cuatt Sr. who preceded her in death in 2007.Barbara was a school bus driver for the Albion Public School systems. She was an avid hunter,4-H leader and she enjoyed bowling,...
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Geneva Odie Clark

October 16, 1923 - October 26, 2016

Geneva (Tabb) Clark, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2016, at Marshall Nursing and Rehabilitation in Marshall, Michigan at the age of 93. Geneva was born October 16, 1923 in Columbus, Mississippi to the late Lucy and Willie Warren. Her husband Odie Clark preceded her in death April 1, 2016, and children Mary Jean Johnson,...
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Daniel Horosko

October 5, 1940 - October 25, 2016

Daniel Horosko Jr., age 76 of Albion, Michigan passed away October 25, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in Albion, Michigan on October 5, 1940 to Daniel and Helen (Kellogg) Horosko. Daniel was a journeyman millwright and retired from Ford Motor Company. He was co-owner of Morgan Welding & Supply with his wife Rhoda. Preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Helen Horosko; siblings:...
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Teresea Marie Ratliff

May 19, 1966 - October 24, 2016

Teresea Marie Ratliff, age 50 of Homer passed away suddenly, Monday, October 24, 2016. She was born May 19, 1966 in Albion the daughter of James D. and Rita J. (Yates) Hamilton. She married Marty Ratliff, Sr. on August 20, 1983 in Albion and he survives.Teresea was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother; her kids and grandkids were her whole world. She was very selfless and giving...
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Robert Lee Davis

September 22, 1933 - October 21, 2016

Robert Lee Davis 83, passed away on October 21, 2016. He was born on September 22, 1933 to the late Elige Davis Sr. and Jeffie Davis in Cleveland Mississippi. Robert known by all as "Bob" loved the Lord. He was a Deacon at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Chicago, IL. He also taught Sunday School at Bethel Baptist Church and sang in the men's choir. Bob retired from Peerless of America with 42...
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Marcella Jean Christopher

March 21, 1927 - October 21, 2016

Marcella Jean Christopher, 89, passed away on October 21, 2016. Wife of the late John Christopher. Survived by son James ( Kathy) Christopher and daughter Kaye(Thomas) Dymond. Grandmother of Jennifer (Kevin) Mlutkowski, James (Lynne) Christopher, Kristina (Robert) Jacox and Nathan (Denise) Dymond. Great Grandmother of Amelia, Violet, Anna , Andrew, Lauren, Addison and TJ.Preceded in death by her...
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Betty Jean Evans

July 24, 1924 - October 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Sherman Gene Woods

February 6, 1963 - October 19, 2016

Sherman Gene Woods, age 53 of Parma passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born February 6, 1963 to Daniel and Mary (Smith) Woods in Hyden, Kentucky. He married Mary Lou Burns and she survives.Sherman enjoyed riding his Harley's and Quad's. He loved his family, especially spending time with his granddaughter Faith.Sherman is survived by:Wife- Mary ...
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Eric Charles Devolder

November 7, 1967 - October 14, 2016

Eric Charles Devolder, age 48 of Marshall passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. He was born November 7, 1967 to Thomas and Marlene (Evert) Devolder in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He married Sheila Marie Dunn who survives.He served under the Marines Reserve. Eric had his own business under Devolder Tree Servicing for 20 years serving Albion, Marshall and...
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Genevieve Barbara Beers

May 27, 1928 - October 12, 2016

Genevieve Barbara Beers, age 88 of Albion passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Medilodge of Marshall. She was born May 27, 1928 in Eaton Rapids, MI the daughter of George and Edna (Bair) Beers and they precede her in death. Genevieve is also preceded in death by her siblings: Laura Heath, Nora Edwards, Tim Beers and John Beers.Survivors include 3 nieces: Jean Beers, Lorraine Clifford,...
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Annie L. Welch

June 23, 1924 - October 12, 2016

Welch, Annie L. (Nebo), age 92 of Albion went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at her home under the loving care of her family and Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice. She was born June 23, 1924 in Anniston, Alabama the daughter of Al and Exer (Jackson) McCowan. She married Elijah Welch, Sr. on December 28, 1941 and they made their home in Albion. Elijah preceded her in death in 2004....
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Omar Rafael Williams

June 13, 1977 - October 8, 2016

Omar Rafael Williams, age 39 of Redford Township, Michigan formerly of Albion and Jackson passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He was born June 13, 1977 to Ronald S. Coleman and Connie L. Williams in Jackson Michigan.Omar struggled throughout his life as he was born with Cerebral Palsy. Omar's mother Connie cared for him until her death in...
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Agosta Victoria Garcia

September 5, 1932 - October 8, 2016

Garcia, Agosta Victoria age 84 of Ypsilanti formerly of Albion, MI passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Arbor Hospice under the loving care of her family. She was born September 5, 1932 in Brownsville, TX the daughter of Jose and Emilia (Doria) Flores. She married Alberto Garcia and he preceded her in death. Agosta was also preceded in death by a daughter Maria Leal and siblings: Simona,...
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Rabieb Cole

June 13, 1950 - October 4, 2016

Rabieb Cole was reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband, Erwin Cole, Sr. on October 4, 2016, while surrounded by her loved ones at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born June 13, 1950 in Thailand where she met and later married Erwin on May 22, 1972, while he was stationed there with the U.S. Army.She was a long time resident of Marshall, MI.Rabieb is survived by a son, Erwin, Jr. ...
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Gisela Malwina Benavidez

October 24, 1928 - September 27, 2016

Gisela Malwina Benavidez had a full life which began in Konigsberg, Germany where she was born to Max and Emma Frenzel and became a sister to Helga in 1928. Gisela developed her love of water while taking long walks with her father and mother on the Baltic Sea. In her early years her family moved to Bad Kreuznach, Germany where she flourished in music, sports and art. Despite being horribly...
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Duane David McCosh

October 10, 1936 - September 25, 2016

Duane D. Mc Cosh, age 79 of Marshall passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. He was born October 10, 1936 to David and Thora (Anderson) in Homer, Michigan.Duane worked for the State of Michigan as an Engineer for 30+ years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Duane is survived by: his wife, Irene Mc Cosh of Marshall; sons, Stephen Mc Cosh of Eagle;...
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Marilyn Anne Mohler

April 7, 1931 - September 19, 2016

Marilyn Anne Mohler, 85, a long time resident of Springport MI, entered into her Heavenly home on Monday, September 19, 2016 at MediLodge of Marshall. Marilyn was born on April 7, 1931 to Floyd and Josephine (Campbell) Konkle. Marilyn was employed by Union Steel, Data Processing, for several years. She especially enjoyed being a homemaker and was an avid gardener. Marilyn loved spending time...
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Frances J. Peckham

December 30, 1917 - September 18, 2016

Frances J. Peckham, age 98 of Concord passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 18, 2016 at Ann Arbor Nursing & Rehab of Spring Arbor, Michigan. She was born December 30, 1917 to George and Edna L. (Weaver) Jackson in Waterloo, Michigan. On May 27, 1939 she married Wayne O. Peckham who preceded her in death.Frances was a life resident of this area and was employed with...
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Taurus Lee Butler

May 1, 1972 - September 15, 2016

Taurus Lee Butler, age 44 of Albion formerly of Maryland passed away unexpectedly September 15, 2016.He was born May 1, 1972 to Benard and Irene (Rowe) Harvey in Washington, D.C.Taurus services will be held in Suitland, Maryland with arrangements by J. B. Jenkins Funeral Home, 7474 Landover Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785.Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion,...
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Gladys Mae Smith

June 3, 1956 - September 15, 2016

Gladys Mae (Armstrong) Smith, age 60 of Battle Creek formerly of Albion passed away suddenlyon September 15, 2016.According to her wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be aMemorial Service held Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00PM atthe J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224
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Leonard Wallace Anderson

December 21, 1936 - September 8, 2016

Leonard Wallace Anderson, 79, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, formerly of Albion, Michigan died on Thursday September 8, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.Born December 21,1936 in Albion, Michigan. He was the son of the late Wallace and Louise Day Anderson. He was the retired owner of Downtown Tire and Auto in Newbern, Tennessee. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in...
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