Clemens, Frances J.
Bay City, Michigan
Mrs. Clemens passed away Thursday afternoon, February 24, 2000 at Covenant Healthcare - Harrison. Age 84 years. She was born October 23, 1915 in Bay City and has resided here all of her life. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mrs. Clemens is survived by her husband Lawrence H. Clemens whom she married May 18, 1934 in St. James Catholic Church. Five children: Carol (Jay) Doan of Las Vegas, Larry (Shirley) Clemens, Robert Clemens, William Clemens and Karen (Bert) Green all of Bay City; seven grandchildren: Amy, Lisa and Beth Green, Terry, Brian and Kristen Clemens and Lee Doan and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mary (Sullivan) Bosley, one grandson, Larry Doan, one brother, Elden Bosley and two sisters, Kathryn Peters and Marian McPhee. Funeral Services will take place Monday, February 28, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Officiating will be Sr. Joanne Toohey with the Rite of Committal following in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial cards for Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Brian's House will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Neumeyer, Bernice L.
Bay City, Michigan
Mrs. Neumeyer died late Thursday afternoon, February 24, 2000 at Bay Medical Center. Age 69 years. The daughter of the late Leonard and Martha (Kramer) Hachtel, Bernice was born in Bay City on April 10, 1930. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Bernice is survived by her husband, Walter E. Neumeyer whom she married on September 8, 1951; two daughters: Barbara (Joe) Insley and Beverly (Tom) Dagneau, both of Bay City; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; two sisters: Florence Sowden and Arlene Hachtel, both of Bay City; five sisters and brothers-in-law, and many other relatives. Besides her parents, Bernice was also predeceased by six sisters: Anna Lutz, Selma Kobetic, Mabel Post, Edna Hachtel, Esther Stein and Martha Betcher. Funeral Services will take place 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 28, 2000 at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. William H. Allwardt will officiate and interment will follow at Fremont Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. and on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Mrs. Neumeyer will lie in state at the church on Monday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Air Conditioning Fund or the American Cancer Society. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Sargent, Alfred A.
Midland, Michigan formerly of Bay City
Mr. Sargent died Thursday, February 17, 2000 at Brittany Manor Nursing Home of Midland, age 88 years. He was born January 21, 1912 in Bay City where he has lived most of his life. Surviving are one son and one daughter: Robert (Norma) Sargent and Barbara (Alfred) Paul; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Shirley Woods, Elaine Sargent and Marie Beaver. He was predeceased by one son, William Sargent. Funeral and Committal Service will take place Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 3 P.M. from the Squires Funeral Home. Rev. Fr. Charles L. Ganley will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-3 P.M. Squires Funeral Home 211 N. Henry St.
Thomas, Alberta B.
Mrs. Alberta B. (Michael) Thomas, age 80, of Sterling, Michigan died Thursday, February 24, 2000 at Standish Community Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1919 in Hammond, Indiana. The former Alberta B. Olson was married to Michael Thomas Sr. on September 6, 1942 in Napoleon, Ohio. Mrs. Thomas worked as a secretary for the Children's Welfare Home in Flint, MI and A.C. Spark Plug in Flint. She was a member of all Veterans Auxiliaries in the Standish area. She was also a counselor for church youth groups and the Boy Scouts. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas moved from Flint, MI to Sterling in 1974. Surviving are husband, Michael Sr. She was preceded in death by three sons, Charles, Michael Jr. and Dennis and one grandson. Services will be Monday, February 28, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. at the R. O. Savage Funeral Chapel, Standish with Rev. Devin Chisholm officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 P.M. Monday at Flint Memorial Park Cemetery, Flint, MI. Visitation will be Sunday, February 27, 2000 from 1 P.M. until 9 P.M. at R. O. Savage Funeral Chapel, Standish, MI. R. O. Savage Funeral Chapel Standish, Michigan
Young, Mary E.
Southfield, Michigan formerly of Bay City, Michigan
Mary E. Young died February 24, 2000 at home in Southfield, MI, age 82 years. She was born March 5, 1917 in Bay City, MI. Formerly of Detroit, she was a resident of Southfield since 1978. She was owner/manager of Absopure Water Co. for 43 years - she worked part time until her death as a successful business person - who knew how to listen and motivate people to do their best. She was also a homemaker, an avid bowler, and loved fishing and boating. She supported many local community activities including scouting, P.I.M.E. (Catholic Missionaries), Michigan Cancer Foundation, and other cancer related activities. Her family was her priority. Survivors: Wife of William P.; Mother of William C. Young (Vivienne) of Ypsilanti; Grandmother of: William Young, Amy Morgan (Edward), Tracey Deal (Mark) and Brittany Young; Great Grandmother of: Alexander and Trevor Morgan and Miranda Deal. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 32515 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak Saturday 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Sunday 3:00-8:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service Sunday, 7:00 P.M. Visitation at St. Clare of Assisi Church, 29200 W. Ten Mile Rd., Farmington Hills Monday 9:30 A.M. until Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Entombment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorials: University of Detroit, Mercy - Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Fund or Kamanos Cancer Institute.
Barnard, Helen A.
Bay City, Michigan
Helen A. Barnard, age 88 years passed away Saturday morning, February 26, 2000, at the Bay Medical care Facility. She was born in Pinconning on August 26, 1911. Mrs. Barnard lived most of her lifetime in the Bay City area. She was employed for many years with the Wolverine Knitting Mills, Eddy Shipbuilding, Auto-Lite Corporation, J.C. Penney and Curtiss Publications. Mrs. Barnard was a member of St. Hedwig Church. She had been a member of the Altar Society, League of Catholic Women and Men, Daughters of Isabella, Bishop Gallahger Circle No. 605, Felician Sisters, Ground Observor Corps and the Neighborly Garden Club. Mrs. Barnard was an avid bowler, flower gardener and loved playing cards and sewing. The former Helen Brancheau was married to Clarence Barnard on June 3, 1941. He died on November 6, 1998. Surviving are a son Leon (Margie) Giffel of Bay City; a daughter, Bonnie Master of Elkhart, Indiana; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Zielinski and Mrs. Louis (Deloris) Adair, both of Bay City and a brother, Millard (Martha) Brancheau of Sunset, Florida. Preceding Mrs. Barnard in death are a daughter and son in law, Patricia and Herbert Nordstrom; a grandson, Brook Nordstrom; a sister, Marie Ballor and a son-in-law, Jack Master. The funeral liturgy is tentatively arranged for Tuesday morning in St. Hedwig Church. Rev. Fr. Richard M. Filary will preside. The rite of committal will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at Stapish West on Monday between the hours of 3 and 9 o'clock. Memorials are available at the funeral home for Bay Medical Care Facility and Michigan Parkinson Foundation. Stapish West 805 E. South Union, Bay City
Sylvester, Mrs. Donna Mae
Passed away Friday, February 25, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital following a brief illness. Age 67 years. Donna Mae Partlow was born September 8, 1932 in Saginaw, to the late Almond and Helen (Braun) Partlow. She was married to Emery Sylvester, Jr. on July 14, 1951 in Linwood, MI. He predeceased her on November 14, 1989 in Grayling, MI. She was a member of Saint John Vianny and very active within her church. She was a Booster of the Dwight D. Eisenhower H.S. Athletic Association. Very active in the Saginaw Township North Little League, Saginaw J.C.'s The Timbertown Festival. Donna and her husband, Emery co-published the Valley Shopper. She was one of the states largest Depression Glass dealers. And in her younger days, she was a competitive rollerskater. Donna was a world traveler. Surviving are her children, Mark E. and his wife, Linda D. Sylvester, Thomas Twp. Karen A. and her husband, Robert Knizacky, Saginaw. Christopher A. Sylvester, Saginaw. Paul J. and his wife, Colleen Sylvester, Saginaw. Eighteen Grandchildren, Four Great-Granddaughters. One brother, John (Jack) and his wife, Sandra Partlow, Farwell, MI. Also her In-Laws, Richard L. and Vi Sylvester, Robert V. and Marita Sylvester, Iva Sylvester, Shirley Charbonneau, Raymond and Kay Linda, Gerald T. and Betty Sylvester, Thomas and Nancy Hoerauf, all of Bay City, MI. Also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Randall Lee Sylvester and her brothers-in-law, Donald Sylvester and James Charbonneau. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2000 at St. John Vianny, 6400 McCarty Rd. Fr. Bob Konopa, O.F.M. will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc. 1218 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw on Sunday from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. where there will be a Prayer Service at 8:00 p.m., then visitation will continue at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Saginaw Children's Zoo. Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc. 1218 N. Michigan, Saginaw