Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Esther M. Bailey, 93, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born Nov. 6, 1906 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of the late George and Emma (VanAlstine) Southwell.
Esther married Virgil Bailey, Nov. 24, 1926 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death in February 1982.
She retired as director of the Bureau of Social Services in Gladwin in 1972. Esther was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gladwin, United Methodist Women, Literary Club, Gladwin County Republican Party, Hospital Auxiliary, Hospice of Gladwin, Gladwin Historical Society, and the State Employees' Retirement Association.
Surviving are three daughters, Bonnie and husband Jim Shaw and Darlene and husband Charles Wolohan, all of Gladwin, and Emma Jean and husband Ellis Phillips of Ballwin, Mo.; one brother, Eldon Southwell of Flushing; one sister, Letha Barnhart of Frankenmuth; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Private services were held Saturday. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Sisson Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Frederick "Ted" G. Wall, 73, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born March 1, 1927, he was the son of Clifford and Jene (Fowler) Wall of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Gladwin County for 27 years and previously lived in Bay City.
Ted married Audrey (Brown) July 3, 1948 in Bay City. He was an operator for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, retiring in 1982 after 31 years.
He will be loved and remembered by his wife, Audrey; three daughters, Cathy and husband John McClellan of Richmond, Ky., Susan and husband David Mindykowski of Parker, Colo., and Teri and husband Jerry Gasche of Beaverton; two sons, Randy and wife Mandi of Neosho, Mo., and Wayne and wife Pam of Abilene, Texas; one sister, Donna Bollinger of Rockford, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Kurt Eichinger officiating. Burial was in Floral Gardens Cemetery in Bay City.
Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice.
Phylis K. Stoddard, 56, of Beaverton, died July 14, 2000 at home following a long illness.
Born March 4, 1944 in Beaverton, she was the daughter of John and Jessie (Knisley) Rose. She lived in Gladwin County 11 years and previously lived in Tuscola County.
She was a homemaker and a member of Billings Missionary Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth and husband Randy Stanley of Midlothian, Texas; one son, Matthew of Saginaw; one sister, Kathleen Rose of Midland; one brother, John and wife Ruth Rose of Freeland; stepmother, Wilma Rose of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Rose in 1979.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Steve Shangraw officiating. Burial was in Billings Township Cemetery in Beaverton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund, MidMichigan Hospice, The Gideons, or the Billings Missionary Church.
Thomas "Tom" N. Councell, 70, of Littleton Colo., and formerly of Gladwin, died June 13, 2000 after a lingering illness.
Born Aug. 13, 1929, he was the son of the late Keith and Beatrice Councell. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He worked for Martin Marietta Company in Denver, Colo. until his illness forced him into an early retirement.
Surviving are two sons, Randy and wife Trisha of Aurora, Colo., and Kerry and wife Susan of North Platte, Neb; two daughters, Bonnie of California and Kristine and husband Larry Johnson of Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eldon and wife Corinne of Niles, John and wife Pat of Clare, and Frank and wife Phyllis of Live Oak, Fla.; two sisters, Carmen and husband Fred Olin and Vera Parker of Gladwin; two half brothers, Robert and wife Claudia Councell of Grand Rapids and Bill and wife Sandy Councell of Flint; four stepsisters; three stepbrothers; stepmother, Alma Rau of Gladwin; and a very dear friend, Sandy Davis of Littleton, Colo. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one stepsister.
Services were held Saturday, June 17 at the Bethany Evangelical Free Church in Littleton, Colo. Interment was in the Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Timothy W. Wood, 52, of Gladwin and formerly of Pontiac, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000.
He graduated from Pontiac Northern High School and was a pattern maker for Pontiac Motor. He loved hunting and was a wonderful friend.
Timothy not only loved his family, but was proud of his three children.
He was the loving husband of Sandra whom he loved since the age of five and married in 1968; son of William and the late Mary (Hutson} Wood; dear father of Steven of Pontiac, Ginger Wood of Pontiac, and Carrie Anne Wood of Henning, Ill.; grandfather of William Wood; brother of Deborah Kuklaw of Houghton Lake; and uncle of Christine Elkins.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Burial was at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the U of M organ transplant. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Jack R. (Jack) Page, 65, of Beaverton and formerly of Saginaw, died Friday, July 21, 2000 at his home at Wixom Lake.
Born July 6, 1935 in Flint, he was the son of the late Phillips and Josephine (Beson) Page. Living there as a child, he then moved to Gladwin, where he graduated from Winegars High School.
Jack went to work for Rice Furniture just out of high school and has been in the furniture business all his life. He had owned and operated the Gladwin Home Furnishings for over 10 years, fulfilling his life's wish to own his own furniture store.
Jack married Beth Schleiger, Feb. 14, 1975. He was a member of Ames United Methodist Church in Saginaw, where he was head usher for several years and also held many various offices within the church.
He currently had been a member of Standish Community United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Kochville Lions Club and had been president of the Gladwin County Ice Carnival for several years.
When he opened his furniture store in Gladwin, Jack was president of the Chamber of Commerce and held other offices within Gladwin. He always wanted to keep Gladwin's downtown vibrant and available for its residents.
Besides his wife he is survived by six daughters, Sherri Joswiak of Saginaw, Tammy Muylle of Hale, Deborah Maczik, Pari Ann Peaslee, Jacque Stewart, Mikki Patterson all of Saginaw; six grandchildren, Katy Lynn Dubay of Hale, Abbey Jean Joswiak, Krista and Jamie Peaslee, Rayelle and Cory Stewart, all of Saginaw; one sister, Ellen Tabor of Flint. He also leaves a special circle of friends that was formed three years ago at the Coach House Restaurant - Wayne and Gail Hudson of Ohio, Steve, Sherry and Nicole Pederson of Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a very special friend, Flora (Jane) Smith.
A memorial service will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Standish Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Forest, Standish with Pastor Devin Chisholm officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the Standish Community United Methodist music fund or Great Beginnings Christian Child Care Center, 1815 Tittabawassee, Saginaw 48604.
Wakeman Funeral Home Inc. in Saginaw was in charge of the arrangements.