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SHARON C. (LOCKER) BISH

BISH, SHARON C. (LOCKER) Age 62 formerly of Canton, MI died April 4, 2014, after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born July 6, 1951 in Detroit, MI to Alfred and Shirley Locker. She graduated from Allen Park High School in 1969. Sharon was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her parents, Alfred and Shirley Locker, of Allen Park, MI; two children, Christina Hayward (Dru) of Allentown, PA and Thomas Bish (Elizabeth) of Union, KY. She is also survived by her siblings Richard Locker (Janice) and Carol Metcalf (Jim) and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent in Sharon's memory to Lehigh Valley Hospice: Development Department Lehigh Valley Health Network, 2100 Mack Blvd 6th Floor, Allentown, PA 18105. Funeral services will be held at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Allen Park, MI, Saturday June 28th, at 10 a.m. (gather at 9:30), burial following at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Taylor, MI.

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CAROLYN "LYNN" RUNDELL CULOTTA

CULOTTA, CAROLYN "LYNN" RUNDELL Age 80, died at her home on Sunday, April 6th, 2014. Her devoted husband, John Culotta, and son, Kent Culotta, were at her side. Mrs. Culotta was born in Detroit, MI on January 1, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Harwood Faville Rundell and Margaret Stahl Rundell. She grew up and attended school in Jackson, Michigan. She went on to further her education, earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and later earning an MBA from the University of Michigan, Dearborn. Mrs. Culotta lived in Plymouth, Michigan for the last 48 years, and was an active member of the Plymouth-Canton branch of the American Association of University Women, including two years as President from 1974 to 1976. She worked for many years for the Plymouth-Canton Community School District as a Financial Administrator. Lynn loved to read and to play bridge with her many friends. She was a fan of classical music, attending live concerts regularly. She loved to travel, visiting her children and grandchildren often. Lynn and her husband John also travelled the world extensively after she retired, going on many trips and cruises. Lynn is survived by her devoted husband, John Culotta and was the beloved mother of Kent Culotta of Glendale, CA and the late Mark Culotta of West Townsend, MA. She leaves three granddaughters, Cailley, Emma, and Isabelle Culotta, her daughter-in-law, Carrin Culotta and son-in-law, Patrick Hediger. She was also close to her sister-in-law Jennie Jacobsen of Taylor, MI, and was the beloved sister of Philip Rundell of Walled Lake, MI. An announcement for the memorial service will be forthcoming.

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EHLERT, MARY JOYCE

2014-04-20

EHLERT, MARY JOYCE Passed away on April 16, 2014 at the age of 84. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she received a Master of Arts from University of Minnesota and taught art in Minnesota and Michigan for over 30 years. Former member of the Visual Arts Association of Livonia, Palette and Brush Club and Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association. A talented artist with water colors she was also a member of the Michigan Water Color Society. In 1968 she married the love of her life, Ted and together had their cherished son, Andrew. She was a dear sister to Janet DiMarco and Barbara Carpenter. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to Marywood, 36975 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. Arrangements entrusted to Harry J. Will Funeral Home of Livonia.

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GERALDINE A. HARRIS

HARRIS, GERALDINE A. Age 79. April 12, 2014, of Livonia. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Richard. Dear sister of Victor (Linda) Soltis and the late George Soltis. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Garden City. Please sign the on-line guest -book at: www.rggrharris.com

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KAISER, JOHN

2014-04-20
JOHN KAISER

KAISER, JOHN Age 86; of Woodhaven; April 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Lorraine for 66 years; loving father of Cheryl Kaiser, James Kaiser and Douglas (Aida) Kaiser; proud grandpa of John (Kiera), Jill (Shawn), Kristine (Jason), Jennifer (Ryan) and Lori (Jon); devoted great-grandpa of Alexis, Ava, Emma, C.J., Connor, Jalynn, Jack, James, Aubrey and Maria. Preceded in death by parents, Karl and Anna Kaiser; and siblings, Mike, Joe, Charles, Anna and Bill. Visitation Monday 3 to 9 p.m. at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd. Funeral Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Visit: www.martenson.com

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WILLIAM T., JR. PEACOCK

PEACOCK, WILLIAM T., JR. Passed away at age 83, of Oro Valley, Arizona, died April 4, 2014. Cause of death was a brain tumor. A funeral service was held April 12 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Oro Valley and the burial at Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson. He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Peacock; son, William (Susan) T. Peacock III; and grandson, Thomas T. Peacock of Tucson, AZ. And his black poodle. Mr. Peacock was born June 26, 1930 in Charlotte, North Carolina. When his father was assigned to cover the White House and Congress for the Associated Press, the family moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1936 where Mr. Peacock was raised. He graduated from Washington & Lee High School in Arlington, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1952, BA Journalism). At UNC, Mr. Peacock was sports editor of The Daily Tar Heel and a member of Chi Phi fraternity. He served in the Navy during 1952 – 1954 as a lieutenant JG on the USS McCord in Korea. In 1955, he married Ann Marie Peacock (nee McGowan), his wife for almost 60 years. Following service in the Navy, he was hired by Ford Motor Company. He was Director of Public Affairs of North America in Dearborn, Michigan when he retired after 35 years with Ford. He was a resident of Bloomfield Township, MI for over 20 years. He served on the board of the Birmingham Athletic Club and won several tennis and squash championships. In 1990, he moved to Chapel Hill, NC and would spend summers at Bald Head Island, NC. In 2005, he moved to Oro Valley, AZ and would spend summers in Show Low, AZ. Arrangements by Vistoso Funeral Home (520) 544-2285

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SAVAGE, CARL ROLAND

2014-04-20

SAVAGE, CARL ROLAND Age 88, of Livonia, died April 17, 2014. Beloved husband of 67 years to Margaret. Devoted father of Cheryl (Thaddeus) Szynal, Randall Savage, and Lance (Norio Teramato) Savage. Loving grandfather of Heather Kronemeyer, Jared (Amy) Hopkins, Megan Savage, Erinn (Alex) Kereluik, and Lynn (Jason) Newberry; great-grand-father of eight. Fond brother of Donald Savage and Carolyn (Larry) Morris; brother-in-law of Gwendolyn Boyce; and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly, Carl was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Melvin Savage. Funeral Service Wednesday, April 23, 1 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Tuesday, April 22, 2-8 p.m. Memorial tributes suggested to Gleaners Food Bank, gcfb.org. heeney-sundquist.com

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DR. TRUMAN A. STRONG

STRONG, DR. TRUMAN A. LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, UNCLE, NEIGHBOR, AND FRIEND Truman Strong was dedicated to his family, friends, and community. Surrounded by his family, Truman died peacefully at his home on April 16, 2014. Truman was born in Detroit on April 8, 1927. A proud Detroiter, he was raised on the city's west side along with his two sisters, Barbara (O'Brien) and Dorothy (Timmis). He was attending St. Mary's High School when his country called him into service in 1945. Until Truman began his service in the Navy, he had never traveled beyond the borders of his beloved hometown. While Truman's military service occurred after the war had ended, he was nonetheless involved in perilous missions in the South Pacific. Truman was assigned to a patrol boat with the task of extracting and disarming deadly mines planted by the Germans and Japanese. The mission was interrupted when the boat was stuck in a treacherous Typhoon that washed several of Truman's fellow sailors overboard. Truman returned home and enrolled at the University of Detroit, where he studied accounting. While he excelled with numbers, Truman decided that his skills were best applied as a dentist. He enrolled at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, and graduated in 1953. Truman remained involved with the school's affairs for the rest of his life, eventually becoming President of its Alumni Association in 1967. Truman also met many close friends and colleagues during dental school. Most importantly, Truman's sister Dorothy introduced him to his future wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Peters. The couple married at St. Mary of Redford on July 11, 1953 with a grand reception held at Western Golf & Country Club. Truman's wedding reception would not be his first visit to Western. He and Betsy built a house in the surrounding Redford neighborhood, and raised six children. Along with many of their close friends and neighbors, the Strong's became loyal parishioners at St. Valentine Church. Truman sent all six of his children through Catholic grade school and high school. Truman eventually joined Western, and recently became a Life Member. He could often be spotted walking to the golf course on his days off to play a round of golf with fellow members.

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Truman established his dental practice in the neighboring suburbs of Inkster and Livonia. At its peak, Truman oversaw one of the most thriving dental practices in the State of Michigan. Despite having many patients of his own, Truman never hesitated to offer free dental care to those less fortunate. He could also be found working at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and delivering food in conjunction with Meals on Wheels. Truman's charitable spirit was felt and appreciated by many. Most notably, Truman began providing dental care for a disabled Vietnam War Veteran. When the Veteran passed away, it was readily apparent that his untimely death was caused by his disabling injuries suffered during the war. Truman aggressively lobbied his leaders in Washington to place the Veteran's name on the newly constructed Vietnam War Memorial. After carving through the red tape, Truman succeeded in his request, and the veteran's name now rests on the wall. As his children grew up, Truman began taking his family on vacation to northern Michigan. The Strong family eventually landed on the shores of beautiful Glen Lake, located on the pristine Leelanau Peninsula. Truman could often be spotted casting a fishing line off the side of his boat during the summer, donning hunting gear in the fall, or hitting the slopes during the winter. The Strong's were eventually joined at the lake by their cousins, and also became remarkably close friends with other families vacationing in the same spot. Truman and his wife Betsy hosted a family reunion every Fourth of July, a tradition that lasts today. In 1983, while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta with a group of friends, Truman was returning to the hotel after a round of golf when he stumbled upon a new condo development on a dirt road several miles north of town. Unbeknownst to his loving wife, Truman decided to purchase a unit with two of his friends. The decision came as a bit of a surprise, but it started an unforgettable chapter in Truman's life. As he began winding down his dental practice, Truman was able to take extended trips to Puerto Vallarta, and was almost always accompanied by family and friends. So many friends often joined Truman in Mexico that he purchased an eleven passenger Ram cargo van to accommodate his good company. As his friends and family piled in the van, Truman would take the helm and navigate the pothole-ridden streets of Mexico in search of new and adventurous dining experiences. Although he was very humble, Truman was a true competitor. Whether it was a round of golf or a friendly card game, Truman always enjoyed a challenge. Even in his later years, his courage and tenacity remained inspirational. He will be truly missed. Beloved husband of 60 years to Elizabeth. Devoted father of Linda (Dan) Silvasi, Mary Beth (John) Balardo, Dorothy (Rich) Sagante, Millie (John) Dahmer, John Strong, and Susan (Kent) Lassen. Cherished grandfather of 15. Loving brother of Barbara O'Brien and the late Dorothy Timmis. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday 10:30 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 14841 Beech Daly Rd (south of Five Mile). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or St. Vincent DePaul. To sign the guest book and share memories, please visit: www.TurowskiLifeStory.com.

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BASSETT, CATHERINE

2014-04-17

BASSETT, CATHERINE February 13, 1941-April 4, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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BRIGGS, RUTH G.

2014-04-17

BRIGGS, RUTH G. Age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 10, 2014. She was born on January 17, 1927, in Detroit, daughter of the late Martin & Agnes Lutzenkirchen. Ruth will be remembered as a strong woman who loved the Lord, and felt it was her mission to share Him and His words with everyone she met. She spent her time caring for her husband, children, and home. At church she loved working in the nursery, and at home taking in foster children. Later she with her friend Mary, started the "God's Good Apple Club" a club for the neighborhood children. Ruth worked in many missionary church groups and the Child Study group of South Lyon in the sixty and seventies. Later she volunteered in many Women Aglow groups. In the nineties, on Tuesdays she started a prayer group in her own home. Ruth enjoyed collecting things and giving them where needed, Women's shelters, homeless, Samaritan's purse shoeboxes, grandchildren, Project Hope, as far away as Dorr, MI. She was the happiest when she was looking for things to give to someone else. You could call her anytime to pray for you. She will be missed. She is survived by her loving children: Janet (Claude) Cobb, David Briggs, Belinda (Steve) Hillis, Jackie (Lori) Briggs, Peter (Tracie) Briggs, and Paul (Valerie) Briggs; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Ruth is also survived by her brothers: Martin (Pat) Lutzenkirchen and Frederick Kindy and her sister-in-law, Patricia Roberts . She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Briggs on December 6, 2011. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. The family received friends on Monday, April 14, from 3:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. at the funeral home. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com

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CSIZMADIA, BENEDETTA April 2, 1914-April 7, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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CAROLYN "LYNN" RUNDELL CULOTTA

CULOTTA, CAROLYN "LYNN" RUNDELL Age 80, died at her home on Sunday, April 6th, 2014. Her devoted husband, John Culotta, and son, Kent Culotta, were at her side. Mrs. Culotta was born in Detroit, MI on January 1, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Harwood Faville Rundell and Margaret Stahl Rundell. She grew up and attended school in Jackson, Michigan. She went on to further her education, earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and later earning an MBA from the University of Michigan, Dearborn. Mrs. Culotta lived in Plymouth, Michigan for the last 48 years, and was an active member of the Plymouth-Canton branch of the American Association of University Women, including two years as President from 1974 to 1976. She worked for many years for the Plymouth-Canton Community School District as a Financial Administrator. Lynn loved to read and to play bridge with her many friends. She was a fan of classical music, attending live concerts regularly. She loved to travel, visiting her children and grandchildren often. Lynn and her husband John also travelled the world extensively after she retired, going on many trips and cruises. Lynn is survived by her devoted husband, John Culotta and was the beloved mother of Kent Culotta of Glendale, CA and the late Mark Culotta of West Townsend, MA. She leaves three granddaughters, Cailley, Emma, and Isabelle Culotta, her daughter-in-law, Carrin Culotta and son-in-law, Patrick Hediger. She was also close to her sister-in-law Jennie Jacobsen of Taylor, MI, and was the beloved sister of Philip Rundell of Walled Lake, MI. An announcement for the memorial service will be forthcoming.

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ELKO, ELEANOR

2014-04-17

ELKO, ELEANOR R. Age 75, passed away April 10, 2014. She was born on September 19, 1938 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Grace Eckardt. Eleanor had a strong and abiding faith and was an active member of Our Savior Apostolic Lutheran Church in Northville. She will always be remembered as being a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving children: James Elko and Ruth (Steven) Miazga, her grandchildren: Stacey and Julia and her brother Jack (Millie) Eckardt. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sr. in 2005 and her brothers: Paul and Robert. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Apostolic Lutheran Church, 54899 Eight Mile Rd., Northville, MI 48167. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com

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FRENCH, DONALD

2014-04-17

FRENCH, DONALD R. Age 82, of South Lyon, passed away April 13, 2014. Full obit and online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com

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MATTHEWS, THOMAS

2014-04-17

MATTHEWS, THOMAS Age 60, passed away April 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home.

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O'CONNOR, JOYCE L.

2014-04-17

O'CONNOR JOYCE L. Age 58, passed away April 10, 2014. She was born on September 27, 1955, in Vero Beach, Florida, daughter of Richard & Margaret Weisenberger. Mrs. O'Connor worked at the University of Michigan School of Nursing as the Laboratory Coordinator from 1989 to 2014. During her tenure she earned recognition for her dedicated service to the School. In 1999 she received the Michael J. Koteles Staff Appreciation Award. In 2000, she was recognized by the students and received the Staff of the Year, Students' Choice award. In 2001, she was recognized as a "Super Employee" by the UM Health System. Joyce was also nominated to chair the Staff Council in 2003 and served on the committee for two years. She also provided assistance on numerous School projects including a renovation of their Nursing Skills lab area and the classrooms, and several Audio Visual upgrades in the School. Joyce cherished her time with her family. There was nothing better than watching Billy and Lauren as they participated in sports and extracurricular activities. She loved to travel; the Atlantic Ocean was her favorite vacation destination. She spent much time camping with her family and brothers and sisters. Her hobbies included Pistons/Tigers, games, reading, photography and video editing. She was a #1 Detroit Tigers fan. Beloved wife of Bill. Loving mother to Bill and Lauren. Loving twin to Jan (Mark) Kreucher. Sister of Dori (Geof) Wegehaupt, Maggi (Doug) Pope, Susan Weisenberger, Richard (Charlene) Weisenberger, Joan (Alan) Diekman. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 13 from 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com.

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PALMER, PAUL

2014-04-17

PALMER, PAUL 87, died Apr 10. Friday 4-8 and Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

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RILEY, HERSCHEL I.

2014-04-17

RILEY, HERSCHEL I. Of Granger, IN, age 91, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was born in Greenfield, Ohio and came from a family of thirteen siblings. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Ann Riley, his daughters Diane (Tom) Lindzy of Hazelwood, MO; Patricia (Steve Snyder) O'Connor of Syracuse, IN; Rebecca (Todd) Zaseck of Granger, IN; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his brother Hayward (Roberta) Riley of Greenfield, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maude Katherine (Staats) and Jacob Shively Riley and eleven of his siblings. Hersh found enjoyment in all his life's works; teacher, coach, root beer stand owner, 35 years in management with The Traveler's Insurance Company and finally in "retirement" as the owner and manager of The Farmington Tennis Club in Farmington, Michigan. He served his country during World War II by enlisting in the Army Air Corps where he was a crew member on a B17 Flying Fortress. After the war, he enrolled in Ohio University where he obtained his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Administration Hersh was successful in life because he truly loved people. He especially enjoyed cooking for his family and friends at his home, club and his beloved Notre Dame football games. Services were held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to The Christ Child Society, REAL Services (Meals on Wheels) or a charity of choice.

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TATUM, JUDITH

2014-04-17

TATUM, JUDITH March 5, 1940 - April 7, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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TYLER, ROGER

2014-04-17

TYLER, ROGER October 2, 1936 - April 2, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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WILKINSON DONALD F. JR. Of Walled Lake, passed away April 4, 2014 at the age of 67. Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors of Walled Lake, MI, 248-624-2251

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WISNIEWSKI, DAVID A. Age 53. April 9, 2014. Visitation April 10 at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. Funeral April 11 at St. Joseph Church, South Lyon.

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McCLUNG, Madeline M. April 6, 2014, age 90, of Plymouth. Loving wife of the late Donald. Beloved mother of Marsha (Carley) Easterwood, and Babe (Terry) Whittaker. Proud grandmother of Paula, Kimberly, Kathy, Annette, Lori and Shannon, and great-grandmother of 16. Visitation and Funeral Service was held Wednesday at Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth Salvation Army. To share a memory, please visit : vermeulenfuneralhome.com

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McCLUNG, Madeline M. April 6, 2014, age 90, of Plymouth. Loving wife of the late Donald. Beloved mother of Marsha (Carley) Easterwood, and Babe (Terry) Whittaker. Proud grandmother of Paula, Kimberly, Kathy, Annette, Lori and Shannon, and great-grandmother of 16. Visitation and Funeral Service was held Wednesday at Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth Salvation Army. To share a memory, please visit : vermeulenfuneralhome.com

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McCLUNG, Madeline M. April 6, 2014, age 90, of Plymouth. Loving wife of the late Donald. Beloved mother of Marsha (Carley) Easterwood, and Babe (Terry) Whittaker. Proud grandmother of Paula, Kimberly, Kathy, Annette, Lori and Shannon, and great-grandmother of 16. Visitation and Funeral Service was held Wednesday at Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth Salvation Army. To share a memory, please visit : vermeulenfuneralhome.com

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