Raymond Jabez Howland
Raymond Jabez Howland, always known as "Pete", passed away peacefully in Mesa, AZ after a six weeks illness. Pete was born September 14, 1914 in Brooklyn, MI, son of Ella and Hilliard Howland. He was a direct descendent of Calvin Swain, the founder of Swainsville, now Brooklyn. He was also a descendent of John Howland, who reached these shores aboard the Mayflower.
July 24, 1948 Pete married Mary Anne Lamping and they resided at 8100 Wolf Lake Rd. In 1972 the Howlands moved to Mesa, AZ.
Pete is survived by Mary Anne, his wife of 54 years, Frank Lamping and his wife Cathy of Dexter, MI and granddaughter Jennifer Lamping of Hermosa Beach, CA; two sisters, Berneice Sheets of Jackson, MI and Gertrude Chappell of Birmingham, MI; sister-in-law, Alice Howland, Jackson, MI; many beloved nieces and nephews.
Mr. Howland attended Michigan State University, was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Past Master and life member of the Brooklyn Masonic Lodge 169 and Mesa Elks Lodge 1781, Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, Napoleon chapter 325.
A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Church Anglican, Mesa, AZ.
Loretta E. Warner
Loretta E. Warner, 76, of Tipton, passed away Friday, March 14, 2003 at Herrick Manor in Tecumseh.
She was born on December 4, 1926 in Adrian, the daughter of Harold and Florence L. (Alexander) Bolyard. Loretta graduated from Adrian High School. On June 17, 1945 she married Dale H. Warner in Adrian. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1997. Loretta was a beautician, she owned and operated her own shop and she worked at Tuttles in Adrian and Tecumseh for many years. She was a member of the Union Gospel Church in Tipton and Lenawee County Farm Bereau. In her spare time Loretta loved to work in her garden, especially growing flowers.
Surviving Loretta are her children, John Warner and special friend, Virginia Butler of Tipton, and Carol Warner of Altamonte Springs, Florida, grandchildren, Dale (Julie) Warner of Onsted, Julie (Jon) Ries of Tipton and William (Denise) Warner of Tipton, ten great grandchildren, brothers, Robert Bolyard of Reading and Harvey (Annette) Bolyard of Onsted, sisters, Ida Mae (Rev. Charles) Bancroft of Ohio, Lillian McClain of Morenci and Leatha Davenport of Ohio and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister, Lois Tuckerman.
Funeral services for Loretta were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003 at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Philip A. Jones officiating. Interment followed at Franklin Township Cemetery in Tipton.
Memorials are suggested to the Union Gospel Church.
June Cichon, 70, a longtime resident of Cambridge Township passed away on March 14, 2003.
June was an owner of Three Lakes Supply on M-50 from 1975 to 1983. She retired to Bradenton, Florida in 1993. She leaves behind her husband Frank of Bradenton, Florida, daughter Linda Day of Huntington, Ind., son, Gary Bratcher of Manitou Beach, Mich., and son Frank Cichon Jr. of Booneville, Ind., as well as three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father and brother. There are no services scheduled. Arrangements were made by Cline-Griffin Funeral Home of Bradenton.
Helen M. DeLine
Helen M. DeLine, age 92 of Addison, died on Saturday, March 15, 2003 in Addison.
Patricia A. Miller
Patricia A. Miller, age 54 of Wantage, NJ, passed away March 4 of heart failure. Prior to moving back to New Jersey, she and her husband, Earl A. Miller, lived in Brooklyn, MI for nine years.
She was a float teller for Michigan National Bank, later to become Premier Bank. She also had worked for Jacobsons, ManPower and The Exponent.
Patricia was a former member of the USTA. She and her husband raised, bred, trained and owned Standardbred race horses.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis B. Cosh on May 8, 1996 and her husband, Earl A. Miller, on October 12, 1998.
She is survived by her mother, Nora B. Cosh; four sisters, Sharon (Jack) Haggerty; Paula (Dwayne) Russell; Karen Cosh and Janice Cosh; four nephews, Keith and Marc Russell, Jonathan Haggerty, all of Wantage, and Michael Haggerty of Oklahoma; plus relatives and friends in and around Brooklyn; Mrs. Lillie Miller of Brooklyn is her mother-in-law. Other Michigan relatives are Libby ( Jim) Wolfe and Herb Miller, from Brooklyn, Linda Bula from Big Rapids, Diane (Mike) Adams from Adrian and Connie (Scott) Jackson from Bellevue; plus several nieces and nephews and friends.
The viewing was Thursday, March 7 and the funeral held on Friday, March 8 at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex, NJ 07461. Per her request a bagpiper played Amazing Grace at the grave site. Interment was at Clove Cemetery, Wantage, NJ. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.
Wilbur J. Harris
Wilbur J. Harris, age 93 of Cement City, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2002. He was born Aug. 3, 1909 in Salem, Ohio, the son of Jesse and Elizabeth (Maurer) Harris.
He married Emma Van Landuyt on Oct. 10, 1933 in Deerfield, Ill., and she precedes him in death. Wilbur is also preceded in death by one daughter, Elaine Rutledge. Survivors included one grandson, Doug (Kathy) Rutledge of Hobe Sound, Fla.; two great grandchildren, Alex and Victoria Rutledge; and long-time friend, Cheryl McGrath of Cement City.
Wilbur was a dairy farmer for all of his life and worked on Godfredson Farms in Grass Lake. He was a member of the Lions Club of Clarklake, the Brown Swiss Association and the Dairymen's Association.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2003 at the funeral home at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Crandall officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Wilbur's name to the American Cancer Society.
Evelyn F. Snider
Evelyn F. Snider, age 82 of Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2003. Evelyn was born January 10, 1921 in Summit Township the daughter of Glen and Ruth (Aiken) VanWormer. She married Roy Snider March 15, 1939 and he precedes her in death.
Evelyn worked for Ford for 22-1/2 years and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Donald L. Snider and one sister, Rosella Cotrell. Evelyn is survived by two sons, Douglas R. (Faye) Snider of Manchester, and Duane K. (Wendy) of Clark Lake; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Merna) VanWormer of Lake Columbia.
Visitation was Friday at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel, with funeral services on Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Cook officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Spruce Gate Manor, 2339 Jefferson Rd., Liberty Township, Clarklake, MI 49234.
Curtis E. Ashley
Curtis E. Ashley, age 91 of Adrian, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2003, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1911 on a small farm in Fairfield Township, Lenawee County, Mich., the son of Ira W. and Myrtle (Bugbee) Ashley. He married Alice M. Nemire on March 20, 1933 in Tecumseh, and she survives.
Curtis lived his early life in Tecumseh, moving to Adrian in 1946. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1930, he lettered in several sports and teamed up with Ned Rosacrans to win the 1930 State Doubles Tennis Championship. He then attended Tri-State Business University in Toledo, Ohio for 18 months to learn bookkeeping. He was employed at the former Hayden Mills in Tecumseh, and then for several firms in Lenawee County as a bookkeeper. He also was employed at Bohn Aluminum in Adrian for ten years. Curtis and his wife, Alice, wintered in Bradenton, Fla. at Gulf Lakes Estates. Curtis enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, playing cards, and spectator sports. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Adrian.
Surviving besides his wife, Alice, are two children; John (Jill) Ashley of Manitou Beach and Jane (Harry) Keller of Tecumseh; eight grandchildren, Greg Ashley of Adrian, Sheila (Robert) Van Hemert of Addison, Angela (Matthew) Monahan of Hudson, Steven Ashley of Nashville, Tenn., Deborah Keller of Kenmore, N.Y., Mark Keller of Grand Island, N.Y., Michael (Sue) Keller of Dublin Ohio, Karen (Tim) Kirwan of Glencoe Ill.; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison with Pastor Keith W. Porter, officiating. Burial will be made in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee.
Elaine Rhea Orvos
Elaine Rhea Orvos, age 64, of Brooklyn passed away on February 19, 2003 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor. She was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Detroit, MI to Rodger and Helen (Beardslee) Manseau. She married Donald Orvos in Detroit on Oct. 17, 1964 and he survives.
Other survivors include her sister, Marie Gentry of Jackson. Visitation was on Saturday, February 22, beginning at noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel with Rev. Dan Pedro officiating.