Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Mary Louise McCormick Persails, 91, of Gaines and formerly of Flint, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich.
Born Oct. 4, 1908 in Gladwin County, she was the daughter of Pete and Belle (Hunt) McCormick. She was raised in Gladwin, then resided in Trout Lake and later in Flint for many years.
Mary married William F. Persails, June 23, 1934. He preceded her in death in August 1975. She was a former member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a current member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gaines,
She was employed as a waitress at Thompson's Restaurant, Lyon's Restaurant, and Lloyd's Restaurant for 25 years, retiring in 1970.
Surviving are three sons, Norman McCormick Persails of Gladwin, William and wife Betty Persails of Florida, Leo and wife Jeannine Persails of Gaines; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Della Bibber of Lapeer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Belle; seven brothers, John, Bill, Myron, Tom, Frank, Lyle, and Vernon; and four sisters, Agnes, Violet, Issabelle and Olla.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gaines with Rev. Father Gerald Ploof officiating. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday at the funeral home.
Arleen V. Koprowski, 81, of Gladwin, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000 at her home. She was born June 30, 1918 in Detroit.
Arleen married Walter Koprowski, May 11, 1963 in Warren. They came to Gladwin County in 1972. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7303 Ladies Auxiliary and The American Legion Post 171 Ladies Auxiliary, and was past president of both.
Surviving is her husband, Walt. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Murdock.
Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) Services will be held at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) with Joseph White officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery.
Carol M. Waldrip, 61, of Odessa, Texas, formerly known as Carol Border of Clare, died suddenly, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 in Odessa, Texas.
Born Aug. 1, 1938 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of William and Eileen Buschlen.
Carol married Elwyn Guy Waldrip, Dec. 14, 1987 and has resided in Odessa, Texas since then.
Carol lived in the central Michigan area most of her life. She was a devoted homemaker and mother to her six children. She enjoyed baking, crafts, animals, and had a passion for gardening, children and nature and all its beauty.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Stanton and wife Debbie Roberson of Harrison, Terry and wife Debbie Border of Midland, and Gary and wife Marcie Border of Odessa, Texas; three daughters, Cindy Wilber and Kathy Tice, both of Clare and Penny and husband Dan Zeneberg of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Paul Buschlen of Allegan, and Donald and wife Chris Buschlen of Essexville; two sisters, Esther and husband James Crawford of Long Beach, Calif., and Ruth Ann and husband Bruce Carns of Allegan; and 18 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eileen Buschlen.
Services will be held Friday at Stephenson-Wyman Funeral home in Clare. Visitation will be held tomorrow (Thursday). Contact the funeral home for more information, (517) 386-7451.
Cecil "Roy" Green, 82, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland following a short illness.
Born March 29, 1917 in Midland County, he lived in Gladwin County since 1945 and previously lived in Midland.
Cecil married Bertha (Bishop), Dec. 23, 1939 in Byron. She preceded him in death Oct. 5, 1995. He was a laborer for Frank Bliss in Gladwin, retiring in 1982.
Surviving are two sons, John and wife Elaine of Revere, Ma., and Eugene of Gladwin; one daughter, Betty and husband David Boggess of Brighton; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Daniels Band in Beaverton.
Jessie I. Richardson, 86, of Coleman, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a short illness.
Born Sept. 19, 1913 in Rock Castle Co., Ky., she lived in Midland County the last 25 years and previously lived in Beaverton. She was a homemaker.
Jessie married Deloss Richardson, Nov. 24, 1949 in Beaverton. She was a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary 7303.
Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Juanita Simon of Beaverton; eight sons, John Whitehouse of Grand Rapids, Otis and wife Janet Whitehouse, William and wife Rosemarie Whitehouse, Edward and wife Pat Whitehouse, all of Beaverton, Robert Whitehouse of Midland, Larry and wife Denise Richardson, Jerry and wife Jo Richardson, and Jim and wife Vicki Richardson, all of Coleman; two sisters, Mona Mae Ubanks, and Edna Franklin, both of Campbellsville, Ky.; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rhoda Shivel.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Rev. Arthur Munger officiating. Burial was in Beaverton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post 7303.