Richard L. Morse
Richard L. Morse, age 59 of Manitou Beach, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 1, 1947, the son of Lloyd and Betty (June) Morse in Tecumseh. Richard was a lifelong Lenawee County area resident. He married June M. Murphy on June 11, 1966 in Onsted and she survives. Richard worked for Adrian Fabricators and Tri-State for over 30 years. Richard enjoyed gardening, fishing and he loved to go mushroom hunting.
Surviving Richard besides his wife, June, are their three children, Richard L. Morse, Jr. of Adrian, Eric James Morse of Alabama, and Dee (Aaron) Lindeman of Addison; 11 grandchildren, Casey, Caleb, Tia, Benton, Cheyenne, Aaron JR., Richard III, Benjamin, Jade, Seth and Derrick; nine brothers and sisters, Timothy (Millie) Morse, Marilyn (Larry) Anderson, Ronald (Charlotte) Morse, Kathleen Kilpatrick, Ruth Diane Morse, Terry (A.J.) Morse, Milinda Forman, Kevin (Pam) Morse, Robin Morse; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Darlene Clough.
Memorial Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Brian Fath officiating and son Eric James Morse doing the eulogy. A private burial of his ashes will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Hickman Cancer Center or Hospice of Lenawee County. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Robert S. Reeves
Robert S. Reeves, age 75, of Brooklyn, passed away Sept. 3, 2006.
According to Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will take place on Oct. 15, 2006, beginning at noon at Tanglewood Golf Course 53503 W. 10 Mile, South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be directed to Michigan Heart. Arrangements were entrusted to Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn.
Jerome “Jerry” Urbanek
Jerome “Jerry” Urbanek, 63, of Brooklyn, passed away Sept. 14, 2006.
Born to John and Frances (Ruth) Urbanek on Nov. 6, 1942, he graduated from Ferndale High School in 1960. Jerry served in the United States Air Force, Naval Reserves and Air Force Reserves. In 2005, he retired from NSK of Ann Arbor. In 2004 he married Denise Stratton, and she survives.
In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by a sister, Maryanne (David) Mayhey of Ruskin, Fla.; son, Jason (Nikki) Urbanek of Vancouver, Wash.; daughter, Susan (Kevin) Villar of Irvine, Calif.; two step-daughters, Chris (Russ) Grandy of Adrian and Candi (Les) Carpenter of Brooklyn; step son, Alexander Stratton of Adrian; five grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Dakota, Britani, Courtney, Makayla, Morgan, Lindsi, Madison and Maisyn; and four special nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jerry will be sadly missed by his wife and all who loved him.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial luncheon will be served on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at 1 p.m. at his home on Fay Lake Rd. Arrangements were entrusted to Borek Jennings Funeral Home in Brooklyn.
Lois Ann Merrill
Lois Ann Merrill, age 54 of Manitou Beach, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at her home. She was born on Nov. 9, 1951 in Willard, Ohio, to Max E. and Ann T. (Van Poppel) Miller. She married Mark D. Merrill on Aug. 5, 1972 in Holgate, Ohio, and he survives.
Lois lived in Holgate and Van Wert, Ohio, she then lived in the Manitou Beach area since 1988. She graduated from Holgate High School in 1969, she then graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1973. Lois was a dedicated teacher at Addison Elementary School for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church Of The Lakes of Addison, and an avid tennis player.
Surviving besides her husband, Mark, are two daughters, Angela Merrill of San Diego, Calif., and Kristina (Nathan) Auclair of Boston, Mass.; her mother, Ann Miller of Maumee, Ohio; her father and mother-in-law, Ben (Marianne) Atherton of Delta, Ohio; two brothers, Max (Louann) Miller of Lansing and Roger (Debbie) Miller of Basking Ridge, N.J.; one brother-in-law, Gregg (Renee) Merrill of Napoleon, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Julie (John) Nowacki of Toledo, Ohio; many nephews, nieces and other loving family members.
Memorial Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at the Lutheran Church of the Lakes, Addison, Michigan, with Pastor David Gadbaw officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, at http://www.carcinoid.org/, the Lutheran Church of the Lakes, or the Addison Elementary School. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home, Addison.
Anna Guenther, age 77 passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Provincial House of Adrian. She was born Nov. 17, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. She married Paul E. Guenther and he preceded her in death in 1992.
Anna was also preceded in death by son, Rick Guenther; sisters, Monica and Elizabeth; and daughter-in-laws, Sharon and Marsha. Anna is survived by her sons, Paul Guenther of Brooklyn and Garry (Kay) Guenther of Brooklyn; seven grandchildren, Brian, Ryan, Garry Jr., Jerame Guenther, James and David Goode and Kimberly McFeters; 16 great grandchildren; and four brothers: Walter, Eric, Karl and Fritz all of Austria. Anna was a former member of the Emanuel United Church of Christ in Manchester.
A Celebration of her life took place on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Jenter Chapel in Manchester, with Rev. Milan Maybee officiating. Burial took place at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Jenter Chapel, 302 E. Main, Manchester.
Bonita L. Elliot
Bonita L. Elliot, age 84, co-founder of the Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006
Mrs. Elliott is survived by her son, Lyle (Jan) Granville, three grandchildren, Lyle (Kari) Geoffrey, April M., Joshua G., and three great-grandchildren, Lyle Griffin, Meegen A. and Garrison T.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 12, from noon to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, September 13, from noon to 9 p.m. and Thursday, September 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Road, Warren, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 14, at 11 a.m. at the Lyle Elliott Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to: Warren Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association, c/o the Lyle Elliott Funeral Home.
Laila “Lee” Elizabeth (Wood) Harbin-Payne
The family of Laila “Lee” Elizabeth (Wood) Harbin-Payne, age 93, announces her passing on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, in the Provincial House in Adrian, Michigan. Lee was born March 21, 1913, in Benzie County, Mich., to George and Ella (Munger) Wood, the youngest of five sisters. Lee traveled from Michigan, New York, Florida and Oregon as a waitress for 51 years, working at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, Grace Line Cruise Ship in Florida and the Prime Rib in Portland, Oregon. Lee married Michael Harbin in 1944. He preceded her in death in 1969.One stepdaughter survives.
In June 1982 Lee married Paul Payne and he preceded in death in December, 1982. Two stepdaughters survive. Lee’s father was superintendent of Schools at Onsted, Brooklyn, and Bear Lake, Mich. Her mother was a seamstress and homemaker. Lee so enjoyed her friends, family and bowling. She bowled twice a week in Oregon until her move to Michigan in April 2003. She moved into the Brooklyn Living Center and enjoyed bowling once a week with new friends and being near special nieces, Kathleen Keeney of Tecumseh and Jeanne Groeb of Onsted. She enjoyed her church friends in Klamath Falls Christian Church, special long time friends in Klamath Falls and the church services at the Brooklyn Living Center.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and sisters, Stella Hubbard, Ethel Schultz, Wilma James and Dorothy Smith; countless friends in Oregon, Virginia, California, Minnesota, Florida and Michigan; and approximately 132 nieces and nephews. Her wit and impish smile will be greatly missed by those who knew her well. Cremation has taken place with ashes being returned to her beloved Klamath Falls, Ore. Her burial site will be beside her long time friend Jackie near Crater Lake. There will be no service and arrangements were entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.
Robert S. Reeves, 75 of Brooklyn passed away September 3, 2006. He was born December 24, 1930 in Wylam, Alabama the son of Robert and Mary Ann (Grinstead) Reeves.
He married Juanita Faye Wallace on April 20, 1952 in Mississippi and she survives. Robert was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved to golf. Besides his loving wife of 54 years, Robert is also survived by his daughters: Janice (Duane Strong) Kuta of Rockwood, Donna Stubbs of Belleville, Linda (Kenneth) Fruend of South Lyon and son: Robert Gary Reeves of Blissfield, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and sister: Margaret Reeves of GA. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jimmy and Jerry.
According to Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will take place at Tanglewood Golf Course in South Lyon at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Michigan Heart. Arrangements are by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn.
M. Helen Lickfelt
M. Helen Lickfelt of Brooklyn, age 68, born April 9, 1938, in West Virginia, passed away peacefully Aug. 31, 2006, at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Sbardella; mother, Mary Sbardella; sister, Mary Kay; brothers, Joseph and Jack; and niece, Stacey Jo. She is survived by husband, Carl E.; daughters, Marjorie (Lee) Stage and Suzy (Scotty) Scott; brother, Steve (Carole) Sbardella; five grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Helen’s greatest loves were her family and home. She was an extraordinary cook, homemaker and had a wonderful sense of humor and compassion for all who needed it. Per her request, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her life will take place on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn, with Pastor Tom Burgett and The Rev. Milan Maybee officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or the Vandercook Missionary Church Missions fund.
Devon Emerson, age 64 of Brooklyn, passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was born January 17, 1942 in Jackson, the son of Arlo and Elizabeth (Route) Emerson.
Besides his parents, Devon was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Stone and brother-in-law, Tom McCourtie. He is survived by his children, Diane (Mike) Worthing, Darlene Emerson, Ross Emerson, and Lee Emerson all of Brooklyn, 5 grandchildren, Danielle, Brooke, Kevin, Cami and Eric, and one great grandchild, Zachary, sister, Vicky McCourtie of Clarklake and brother, Collin (Shawn) Emerson of Temperance.
Cremation has taken place and a Graveside service and burial of ashes will take place on September 6, 2006 at Highland Cemetery in Brooklyn beginning at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Lawrence R. Walters officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the family to be used for final expenses.
Arrangements are entrusted to Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn.