Robert "Bob" Padley Sr.
Robert "Bob" Padley, Sr., age 70, passed away Jan. 17, 2005 at Chelsea Community Hospital. Mr. Padley was born Dec. 16, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Harold and Wilhelmina (Henne) Padley. He married Carol Gensler on Sept. 1, 1956 in Toledo and she survives. Bob was active in both the American Legion in Manchester and the Irish Hills Eagles in Brooklyn.
Besides his wife, Carol, he is survived by his children; Bonnie Padley (Tim John) of Brooklyn, Robert Jr. (Beth) Padley of Brooklyn and Doug Padley (Jorge Ramos) of Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren, Carina, Annette, Heather, William, Matthew, Anthony; brother, Harold (Jean) Padley of Oregon, Ohio. Mr. Padley was preceded in death by his brothers, Chester, Donald and Kenneth.
Memorial contributions may be given to ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, where family received friends on Thursday, January 20 with an evening prayer service and Fraternal Order of Eagles Service at 7 p.m. A celebration of life was held on Friday at the funeral home with Deacon Eugene Hausmann officiating.
Archie H. Crawford
Archie H. Crawford, age 85 of Cement City, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 at his home. He was born on Aug. 23, 1919 in Cement City to William and Mattie (Parkus) Crawford. Archie lived all his life in the Cement City area. He was formerly employed at the Cement City Cement Plant until 1971. He was a member of the Cement City School board in the 1950's. He served as the Woodstock Township Clerk from 1975 until his death. He was the Cement City Clerk from 1952 until 2002, quartermaster of the Cement City V.F.W. for 50 years, the Cement City Justice of the Peace from 1952-1967, worked as the Cement City Police Commissioner, former member of the Cement City Fire Department for 48 years, member of the Democratic Party, he was a Notary Public for 55 years. Archie was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Army Air Corps, stationed in Alaska.
Surviving are many nephews including Ricky J. (Stacy) Ladd of Tecumseh, and Ricky's two boys Jacob and Joshua Ladd of Tecumseh who were the apples of his eye, many friends, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six sister, Helen Hodgekin, Ethel Olsen, Neva Crawford, Norma Crawford, Inez Crawford, and Georgia Ladd; three brothers, Harvey Crawford, Nelson Crawford and William Crawford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison with Pastor Drew Woods and Pastor Kyle Detmers officiating. Burial will take place in Woodstock-Sanford Cemetery, Woodstock Township, Lenawee County, Michigan. The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cement City V.F.W.
Harry A. McNally Sr.
Harry A. McNally Sr., age 91 of Vista Grande Villa in Jackson passed away Saturday, January 8, 2005.
He was born December 6, 1913 in Holland, Mich. the son of William and Dora (Larson) McNally. He married Illa Gawthrop on May 9, 1932 in Detroit, and she preceded him in death on March 8, 2004. Besides his wife, Harry was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, John and Thomas McNally; four brothers and one sister.
Harry is survived by his children, Harry (Gerry) McNally Jr. of Jackson, and William (Sadie) McNally of Liberty Township; daughter, Margo (Milo) Howlett of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Harry was a member of Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, a Tool & Die Maker for General Motors and retired from UAW #163 and a former member of Local #157.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, January 11, with the Reverend Robert Malsack officiating.
John W. Goll
John W. Goll, age 81, of Brooklyn passed away at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital on January 5, 2005.
Mr. Goll was born in Hastings, Mich. on March 1, 1923, the son of Andrew B. and Hazel (Clack) Goll. He married Dorothea "Dot" VanHorn on October 26, 1947 and she survives. John served our country in the Armed Forces and was discharged January 15, 1946.
Mr. Goll is survived by his wife and children: Robert and James Goll, both of Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cornerstone Community Church. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn. A celebration of Mr. Goll's life was held on Saturday, January 8, at Borek Jennings Funeral home with Pastor John Masters and Pastor Kenneth Creger officiating. Interment was at Roseland Memorial Gardens.
Mary Kathlyn Gilbert
Mary Kathlyn Gilbert, age 75 of Liberty Township, passed away Monday, March 7, 2005 at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 18, 1930 in Jackson the daughter of Gifford and Audrey (Dancer) Waite. She married Charles Gilbert on Oct. 5, 1949 in Cement City and he survives.
Mary is also survived by her children, Tom (Pamela) Gilbert of Liberty Twp., Betsy Swain of Liberty Twp., Timothy Gilbert, Bill (Jacqueline) Gilbert and Marty (Kim) Gilbert all of Liberty Twp.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a sister, Nancy (Art) Winter of Liberty Twp. Mary was preceded in death by three children, Mike, Anne and Amy; and brothers, Prentis Waite and Hugh Waite.
Cremation has taken place. A gathering to celebrate Mrs. Gilbert's life will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2005 from 1-3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Liberty. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Jackson & Oaklawn or Friends of Jackson County Library. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Brooklyn, Mich.
Mildred Mary Landon
Mildred Mary Landon, age 86 of Liberty Township, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Countryside Care Center in Jackson. She was born in Jackson on July 28, 1918 to John and Goldie (Gunyan) Turner. On June 17, 1938, she married Lacern Landon and they moved to her present home in Liberty, where she resided until October of 2004.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lacern on April 14, 1994; also by three brothers, Cecil, Russell and Johnny Turner. She is survived by her son, Lewis (Darlene) Landon of Houghton Lake; daughter, Mrs. Kaye (Judy) Phillips of Clarklake; sister, Helen Vandercook of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, March 10, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ned Bernstein officiating. Interment will follow the service at Roseland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home, Michigan Center, Mich.
Max E. Mackey
Max E. Mackey, age 82 years of Jerome, passed away Feb. 7, 2005 at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
He was born April 4, 1922 in Hillsdale, the son of Ray and Wilma (Wade) Mackey. Max was a World War II veteran. He was a life member of the Masons, American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge, Elks and Eagles. He retired from Tecumseh Products and enjoyed wintering in Ruskin, Fla.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice (Dennis) Halliwill of Jerome; companion, Marian Sisi of Ruskin; brother, Donald (Lucy) Mackey of Addison; sisters, Norma Gibson of Nashville, Mich., and Caroline Howe of Spring Lake; grandson, Steven (Carmen) Halliwill of Tecumseh; granddaughter, Susan Wallace of Jerome; four great grandchildren; and close family David (Diane) Jackson of Morenci and sons Mark and Jamie Jackson.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005 at the Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Rev. Mark Johnston, officiating. Interment of his ashes will follow at Burt-Evergreen Cemetery in Ransom Township, Hillsdale County, Mich. with full military honors conducted by Hannan Colvin Post 180 American Legion of Hudson. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Leslie B. Patton
Leslie B. Patton, age 81, of Addison, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale.
Dolores J. (Tiny) Kennedy
Dolores J. (Tiny) Kennedy, a native of Jackson, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at the age of 77 years, leaving a legacy of loving memories to family and friends.
Dolores, fondly nicknamed "Tiny" as a child, was born on December 11, 1927 to John and Bess Heinen. She grew up and attended Vandercook Lake, Jackson Community College, and was married on Sept. 11, 1948 and embarked on a journey of sacrificing, loving, nurturing, guiding, teaching and encouraging her 10 children and 36 grandchildren on a path towards a genuine meaning of family.
She was preceded in death by her adoring husband, F.A. Kennedy; her beloved son, Kevin G. Kennedy, her angelic granddaughter Rozlin, her parents John Heinen and Bess Kirchner and her sister Barbara Raymond. She is survived by her children: Kim (Val), Ford (JoAnn), Beth (Tim) Sullivan, Kip Kennedy (Ron Chmielewski), Jon Mike, Mark (Amy), Sean (Carla), Todd (Bonnie), Guy (Mary) and daughter-in-law Mary. Also survived by 36 grandchildren; Alison, Briana, Kelsey, Tessa and Bretta; Ford, Jr. (Molly), Chad (Mandy), Coley, Tara (Dan) Brady and Erin; Darcy (Bryan) Ziegler, Hunter, Kalaigh, MacKenzie, Conor, Madison, Delaney and Brogan Sullivan; Kendra, Chapin, Jayde and Jon Wes; Lauren and Charlie; Shane, Chase, Kyli and Corey; Tiffany, K.C., Keagan and MacCauley; Guy, Matthew, Taylor, Tanner and Paige Kennedy and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Beverly (Jim) Johnson and brother John (Sandy) Heinen as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Her life was her family. She was the essence of a wife, mother, sister and "Nonnie." Her life was an unselfish journey of loving, sacrificing, nurturing, guiding, teaching and encouraging her 10 children, 36 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren to be strong enough to withstand harsh words, smart enough to see beyond the words, and brave enough to always speak the truth. She was also known as a passionate spectator, attending a myriad of athletic events and cheering her favorite team on. She will also be remembered as a devoted, strong, eloquent and proud lady. She will continue to teach us all to live from our hearts and be open to the real meaning of life family.
Mrs. Kennedy's Mass of Christian Burial was held at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Make a Wish Foundation, Lumen Christi High School or the Wild Rose Fund at the Dahlem Center. Arrangements were entrusted to the Desnoyer Funeral Home, 204 North Blackstone, Jackson, Mich., family owned for 115 years.
Mary Lucille Knaak
Mary Lucille Knaak, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 21, 2005. She was born November 19, 1908 in Tracy, Minn. to John and Mattie Morgan.
She married Rev. Paul Knaak, Aug. 8, 1930 in Moody Church in Chicago, Ill. He preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1980. She proudly served the Lord at her husband's side at churches in Pontiac, Ill, Grand Rapids, Brooklyn, Ionia, Marshall and Albion, Mich. She especially enjoyed her time working with children, young people and women's ministry. She had a special heart for missionaries. She had a beautiful voice and sang solos, duets with her husband and in the choir. She worked at Oakland Hospital in Marshall, Mich. for 16 years, she enjoyed sewing and crafts. She wintered in Mesa, Ariz. for 17 years, enjoyed spending time with her brother and sister.
Preceded in death by her brothers, Rev. Gerald Morgan and Kenneth Morgan. Survived by her daughters, Mary (Charles) Dewey and Judith (Bill) Tedder; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Bruce (Pat) Dewey, Jackie Dewey and fiancé Jimmy Knight and Brian Dewey and Kaylyn (Mike) VanHam and Dustin VanHam, Cristen Vogt and fiancée Jeff Brown, Trip and Tyler Vogt, Bill (Lisa) Tedder Jr., Lana (Glen) Stanfield; one sister, Ethelyn Hall.
Funeral services were held at the Bethel Baptist Church on Thursday, February 24, with the Reverend Leo Cumings officiating. Private burial was at the Highland Cemetery, Brooklyn. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Charles J. Burden & Son Funeral Home, 1806 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, Mich.
The family is grateful for the staff at Countryside Care Center for their special interest in her.