1..  Adams, Bob                                                                                                          Misc. (p 23)

Return From Lake Cruise

     The Bob Adams family returned Friday evening  from a five-day cruise on the Great Lakes.  They were the guests of his sister, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Manley of Flint.  Leaving from Detroit on the S.S. South American.  Stopovers were made at Mackinac Island, Munising, Houghton and Hancock, and Duluth, passing through the Soo locks going and coming.  More than five hundred passengers made the trip a lively one, planned entertainment on board even included a small storm and sea sickness.

 

2.  Adams, Rebecca Sue                                                                 ______           Misc (p 23)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Adams of Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Sue to Leslie Houck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hauck of Brown City, Michigan.

     No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Rebecca)

           

3.  Adams, Rebecca Sue                                                                             _____Marriage (p 24)

St. Johns Student Parish in East Lansing was the setting for the double ring ceremony uniting Rebecca Sue Adams and Leslie David Houck in marriage Saturday, July 10.  The 12:00 o’clock Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert Kavanagh before 150 guests.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams of Shepherd, the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Houck of Brown City. 

     The bride who approached the altar with her father was wearing a full length gown made by herself of satin brocade with a chapel train and floor length mantilla of silk organza edged in lace.  She wore a single strand of pearls, a gift of the groom and carried a cascading bouquet of White roses and ivy.

     Attending her as maid of honor was Marie Hilbert, former roommate of the bride from Grosse Pte., Shores.  She wore an afternoon dress of yellow linen with an A-line skirt and bodice of linen and organza.  She carried a cascade of yellow and white roses with ivy.

     Colleen Houck sister of the groom, was flower girl wearing a dress of yellow nylon and carrying a basket of yellow rose petals.

     Larry Houck of St. Johns and cousin of the groom was best man.

     Guests were seated by Mark and Jack Adams, brothers of the bride and by Dan Salisbury, cousin of the bride.

     The grooms brother, Danny Houck served as altar boy.

     Mrs. Adams chose a pink flowered silk dress and white accessories for her daughters wedding and wore a corsage of pink sweetheart roses.  Mrs. Houck wore a dress of beige lace with beige and pink accessories and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses

     A reception was held in the Church parlors immediately following the ceremony.  The four tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow roses was served by Janet Crawford, former roommate of the bride.  Also serving were Marlene Houck, Arlene Holt and Debbie Lehman, cousins of the groom.  Friends of the bride, Mrs. Vicki Ross and Mrs. Jenney Holton, assisted at the gift table and Miss Connie Maybee attended the guest book.

     After receiving their guests the couple left for a honeymoon on Lake Michigan.

     Pre-nuptial showers were given by Mrs. Hazel Holt and Beverly Lanie, Mrs. Leatrice Warmbrunn and Mrs. Lois Oren and Mrs. Vicki Ross and Mrs. Jenny Holton.

     The grooms parents were hosts at the wedding party dinner at Howard Johnsons preceding the rehearsal.

     Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Houck are making their home at 1417 I Spartan Village on the M.S.U. Campus where Rebecca will continue studying Leslie graduated from M.S.U. in June and is working for Fine-Built Homes in Lansing.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

4.  Aldrich, William                                                                                         _____Obituary (p.8)

William Aldrich Passes At Home

     William Edgar Aldrich, 306 N Fourth Street, Shepherd, passed away at his home Saturday, April 11, 1964.

     Mr Aldrich was born August 28, 1882 in Clinton county.  He was a retired blacksmith and a member of Coe Lodge I.O.O.F.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 14, 1964 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Mr Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     He is survived by his wife, Clara and a step-daughter, Mrs Howard Munson of Traverse City.

 

5.  Allen, Albert                                                                                                          Obituary (p.14)

Funeral Services Held Monday For Albert Allen

     Albert Allen a lifetime resident of Shepherd and vicinity passed away Friday evening at the Broomfield Hospital north of Shepherd, where he had recently been taken for observation and treatment.

     He was born in Chippewa Township on October 1, 1877 and was a farmer in the vicinity until moving to Shepherd several years ago.

     Funeral services were held Monday at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev W. H. Bell officiating, at 2 p.m.  Interment was made in the salt River Cemetery.

     Left to morn their loss are his wife Mary, three daughters, Mrs. Donna Bunker of Empire, Mrs. Tretha Gallant of Anaheim, California and Mrs. Kate Wright, of Shepherd, two stepsons Verne Utley of Orlavista, Florida and Ted Utley of Shepherd, two sisters Rose Wonsey of Shepherd and Nelia Burtraw of Lansing.

 

6.  Allen, Howard Wing                                                                                 _____Obituary (p.3)

Rites Today For Howard W. Allen

     Funeral services will be held today, October 10, at 2 p.m. from the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca for Howard Wing Allen Who died Tuesday at his home in North Star Two.  He was born December 12, 1895 in Isabella Co.

     Surviving is his widow, Blanche Yarnell Allen; five sons, Dewayne of Sumner Twp, Denzil of Arcada Twp, Cecile and Romaine of North Star Twp, and Maynard of Riverdale; a step-mother, Mrs. Lura Allen of Pleasant Valley; a sister, Mrs. Lurane McClinton, two brothers, Norman of Pleasant Valley and Donald of Detroit; fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

     Rev Delmar Dravenstapp will officiate and burial will be in Salt River Cemetery.

 

7.  Allen, Mary E                                                                                ______           Obituary (p.13)

Mary Allen Dies At Pleasant Manor

     Mrs. Mary E. Allen, 84, of Shepherd, died Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Pleasant Manor nursing Home.

     She was born August 22, 1887 at Winn and was a member of Westlawn Church of Christ.

     She is survived by two sons, H.J. (Vern) Utley of Warren, and W.T. (Ted) Utley of Shepherd; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Donna) Bunker, and Mrs. Ferris (Katie) Wright, both of Shepherd, and Mrs. Harold (Tertha) Gallant of Anaheim, California; 20 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were Friday, November 12, at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, Bro Ben Baumgardner officiating.  Burial was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

8.  Allen, Roy                                                                                     ______           Obituary (p.2)

Roy Allen, Route 3, St Louis, who had been a prominent farmer in Pleasant Valley for many hears died Sunday, September 13 at the Carson City Hospital.  He was born in Midland County on December 4, 1888.  He was a member of the orchard Avenue Church of Christ in Shepherd and a member of Coe Lodge 239, the Rebekahs # 199 and the Gleaners.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 15, at 1:30 from the Garber Funeral Home with Mr Richard Wolfcale officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Mr Allen is survived by his wife, Florence, two sons, Arthur of Royal Oak, Michigan, Robert of Belleville, Illinois, step-children Awilda Stevens of Jackson, Ronald Fenby of Lewiston, Raymond Fenby of St Louis, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one sister Janie Pound of Saginaw, 1 stepsister Daisy Hadd of Linwood, two half-brothers Ray Allen of Turner and Sanford Allen of Barryton.

 

9.  Allen, Sharon Kay                                                                                                Misc. (p.38)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Allen of 212 N. Union Street, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Kay to Robert L. Bellinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bellinger of Route 1, Blanchard.  (includes picture of Sharon)

 

10.  Ardner, Ida M                                                                                                    Obituary (p.18)

Ida Ardner Expires At CMC Hospital

     Ida M. Ardner, 82 died Monday, June 5, 1967 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  She was born September 24, 1884 in Ohio.

     Ida was a retired school teacher of Grand Rapids Schools, a member of the Methodist Church and the O.F.S. #98.

     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, Rev. Lester Preist officiating, interment will be in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving is a brother, Henry Ardner, sister Alma Young both of Shepherd and several nieces and nephews.

 

11.  Ardner, Lela (Dean)                                                                                         Obituary (p.18)

Lela Ardner, 79, Expires Friday

     Lela (Dean) Ardner, 79, of Rural Shepherd died Friday, November 22 at the Gratiot Community Hospital.  She was born October 20, 1889 in Midland County.  Mrs. Ardner was a member of the Gleaners. 

     Funeral services were held Sunday, November 24 at the Garber Funeral Home at 2 p.m.  Rev. Ben Baumgardner officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are two sons, William Ardner, of Vertaburg, and Russell Ardner, of Alma; one sister, Alma Burlingame of St. Louis; one brother Roy Dean of Flint, and 4 grandchildren.

 

12.  Ardner, Lewis (Henry)                                                                                       Obituary (p.20)

Henry Ardner Expires

     Lewis (Henry) Ardner, 73 of Shepherd died at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility last Friday, January 9.  He was born February 26, 1896 in Ohio.

      Henry as he was known, was Coe Township Clerk for 27 years, retiring in April of 1965.  Mr. Ardner was also an associated director of the Shepherd State Bank, from 1943 to 1968.  He was a member of the Shepherd United Methodist Church and the Salt River Lodge 288 F & AM. also a past master of that fraternity.  For many years he served as a substitute mail carrier and operated a gas station in Shepherd.

     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Jane) Hackett, one son Jack Bailey and a grandson, David Hackett all of Shepherd.

     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, January 12 at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Priest officiating with interment in the Salt River Cemetery.

(includes picture of Henry Ardner)

 

13.  Michael LeRoy Baird                                                                                         Misc (p. 38)

Announce Engagement

     Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nestle of Alma, announce the engagement of their daughter, Deloris Coomer to Michael L. Baird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Biarrd of Alma.

     Deloris is the daughter of the late Hubert Coomer and granddaughter of the late Harry Coomer of Shepherd.

     A February wedding is being planned by the couple.

 

14.  Michael LeRoy Baird                                                                                         Marriage (p. 38)

Candlelight Service for Baird-Coomer Wedding

     In the presence of their immediate families, Dolores Jane Coomer and Michael LeRoy Baird were united in marriage at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, January 15 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening.  The candle light service was performed by Dr. John Tracy Luke.  Attending the bride was Sandra Streeter and Michael Streeter was best man.  Traditional wedding music was played by Mrs. Winifred Hart.

     Dolores is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nestle of Alma.  The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lyon Baird, also of Alma.

     The bride was attired in a two piece street length, white brocade sheath.  Her shoulder length veil was secured at the crown by an arrangement of leaf petals and pearls.  Dolores carried a bouquet of tiger orchids, red sweetheart roses, white carnations and green ivy.

     Sandra wore a street length, two piece sheath of pink with matching headpiece.  Her flowers were an arrangement of white and pink carnations.

     Mrs. Nestle selected an olive green knit, worn with matching accessories.  Mrs. Baird, the groom’s mother, chose a dress of turquoise with white accessories.  Each wore a corsage of wine colored orchids.

     Honored guest was Mrs. Gladys Adams, grandmother of the groom.

     A reception for 15 guests was held at the V.F.W. Hall following the ceremony.  Guests were from Detroit, Lansing, Shepherd, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis, Ithaca, E___ Hall, Wheeler, Saginaw and Alma.

     At the bride’s table, a four-tiered cloverleaf cake, decorated with white bells, yellow roses and topped by a tiny bride and groom, was cut and served by Mrs. Michael Streeter.  The cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. Ralph Cater.

     Miss Chris Hankins, Mt. Pleasant were in charge of the gifts.  Miss Priscilla Nestle, sister of the bride, presided at the punch bowl, with Miss Linda Potter taking care of the guest book.

     Dolores is a graduate of Alma High School and Delta Beauty College.  She is presently employed at Nola’s Beauty Shop.  LeRoy, also an Alma High Graduate, is at Lansing Oldsmobile.  The couple are at home at 326 E. Downie Street, Alma.

(includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

15.  Jim Ballard                                                                                                          Obituary (p. 6)

Jim Ballard Dies In Grand Rapids

     Mr Jim Ballard, 77, of Stanton formerly of Shepherd vicinity and step-father of Mr Basil Barnes of Shepherd passed away at the Sunshine Hospital and Convalescent Home at Grand Rapids Saturday morning.  The funeral was held Tuesday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Connolyn Funeral Home at Stanton and burial at the Vestaburg Cemetery.

 

16.  Donna Mae Barnes                                                                                           Misc (p. 26)

Mr. and Mrs. Basil Barnes of Shepherd wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Mae, to Larry William Gross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross of Weidman.

     No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Donna)

 

17.  Donna Mae Barnes                                                                                           Marriage (p. 26)

The St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Shepherd was the scene of the wedding of Donna MaeBarnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Barnes of Shepherd, to Larry Gross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross of Weidman.

     The ceremony was performed before 200 guests by Father Roczen in a setting of bouquets of springs flowers.

    Miss Margaret Simons was the organist and Mrs. Robert  ___can sang the Mass.  The bride chose a gown of peau de sole with bell-shaped ___length skirt ending in a ___ and small bows, the only decoration, on the back of the gown.  The gown had a fitted bodice and a boat-shaped neckline with three-quartered length sleeves.  Her veil was elbow length and gathered into a small pill-box.  The bride carried a cascade of iris, yellow roses and _____.

    The bride’s attendants were _____ Doepker, Marce Davis, ____ and Sandy Gross, sister of the bridegroom.  Sally Curtiss friend of the bride, was maid of honor.  They all wore identical gowns of light blue peau de sole with matching veils and shoes and carried bouquets of white daisies trimmed in ____.

     The flower girl, Pattie Losey, wore a blue peau de sole gown edged with white roses and she carried a basket of pink rose petals.

    The bridegroom’s attendants were Bob Gross, best man, brother of the bridegroom.  The groomsmen were Al Gross, brother of the bridegroom, George Yost, Tim Grisdale, cousin of the bridegroom and Duane Tripp, Micky Cochran, nephew of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer.

     The wedding breakfast was held at the Shepherd V.F.W. catered by the Ladies Auxilary.  Serving were Susan and ____ Guild, cousins of the ____.  Carolyn Carter and Kay ____.

     The reception was held at the CSA Hall in Alma, Nancy Guild was in charge of the guest book.

     The bride’s mother received her guests in an aqua blue sheath with white accessories and the bridegroom’s mother wore a beige sheath with green accessories.  Both mothers wore corsages of roses and carnations.

     The bride chose a brown suit with brown accessories and wore a gardenia corsage for her wedding trip in the south.

     The newly weds are now at home at 208 Hall Street in Shepherd.

     The bride was graduated from Shepherd High School and is employed at Gould Drug Company in Shepherd.    

     The bridegroom is a graduate of Weidman High School and is employed at Allied Cement in Mt. Pleasant.

     Guests attended the wedding from Lansing, Jackson, Breckenridge, Weidman, Beal City, Shepherd, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Wayne and Augusta.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

18.  Florence (Platt) Barnes                                                                         Obituary (p. 2)

Former Postmaster Florence Barnes Dies Suddenly (1965)

     Retired Postmaster, Florence Barnes, 76, died suddenly Monday, October 18 of a heat (heart?) attack.  The community was shocked at the news as Mrs. Barnes had been very energetic and had appeared on the street only a couple of days before her death.

     She had a long record here in the Postal Service having been employed as a postal clerk for 31 years before being appointed as Postmaster in 1945.  She retired in 1954. 

     During the time she served the patrons of the local Post Office Mrs. Barnes made a host of friends and admirers and her death will be a loss felt by all of them.

     She was the widow of the late Louis Barnes and a long time resident of Shepherd.  She was a member of the Joe Ulsh Post 8215 Auxiliary, the Christian Church and Christian Aid Society.

     M. Florence Barnes was born August 26, 1889 at Hubbardston, Michigan, and died October 18 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant.

     Funeral Services will be held at the Garber Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment will be in the Salt River Cemetery.

     She is survived by two sons, Jack of Centreville and Robert of Shepherd, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a brother Wm Platt of rural Shepherd.

 

19.  Forest Marshall Barnes                                                                                    Obituary (p. 11)

Forrest Barnes Dies At Saginaw

     Forrest Marshall Barnes, 49, of R-3 St Louis, died at the Saginaw Veterans Hospital Wednesday, July 27, 1966.

     He was born March 25, 1917 in Midland County.

     Mr Barnes was employed at Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant and a Veteran of WW II.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30, 1966 at 4 p.m. at Garber Funeral Home, Rev Lester Priest officiating.  Interment was in the Jasper Township Cemetery.

     Surviving are his wife, Bessie, daughters, Nancy Wilson of Shepherd; Patty Fellows of Shepherd; Caroline Komperda of St Louis; sons: Charles of Shepherd; and Randall at home, also 5 grandchildren.

 

20.  Leo Barnes                                                                                                        Obituary (p. 6)

Leo Barnes Passes At CMC Hospital (1963)

     Leo Barnes, 81, died Sunday November 24 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.

     He was born May 15, 1882 in Isabella County and was a farmer in the Strickland area.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Fred O Kinkle officiating.  Interment was in Green Cemetery.

     He is survived by two sons, Robert of Lansing and Basil of Shepherd, 2 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, one sister, Laura Broughton, of Jackson.

 

21.  Sharon Lea Barnes                                                                                           Misc (p. 33)

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnes, of Centreville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Lea, to Robert Duane Rumsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rumsey of R. R. 1, Centreville.  Both are 1958 graduates of Centreville High School.  Miss Barnes is employed bythe St. Joseph County Abstract Office in Centreville.  Mr. Rumsey is an employee of Continental Can Company in Three Rivers.  An April wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Sharon Lea)

 

22.  Sharon Lea Barnes                                                                                           Marriage (p. 33)

Former Resident Speaks Marriage Vows

     The Centerville Methodist Church was the scene of the wedding of Sharon Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnes, 430 E. Market Street, Centreville, and Roger D. Rumsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rusdey, Rt. 1, Centreville, at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 16th.

     The Rev. Charles Lewis, pastor, performed the double ring ceremony in the presence of nearly 100 relatives and friends.

     The organist, Mrs. Dan Kile, Jr., of Three Rivers played the traditional wedding music and “O Perfect Love.”

     The altar vases held white chrysanthemums.  The altar candles were lighted and seven branch candelabra flanked the altar.  White satin bows marked the family pews.

     The bride entered on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage.

     She chose a ballerina-length dress of embroidered white silk organze aver taffeta, fashioned with a scalloped neckline, short sleeves, a princess bodice and a bouffant skirt.  Her elbow length veil fell from a Swedish crown adorned with iridescent sequins and seed pearls.  Her only jewelry was her pearl earrings.

     She carried a white orchid with a lavender center on a white Bible, a gift from the bridegroom.

     Mrs. John Ruden, matron of honor, wore a street-length dress of lavender nylon.

     Carl Holmes, of Three Rivers, was best man.

     The bride’s mother chose a beige brocaded sheath dress with a matching jacket.  Her accessories were beige and green.

     The bridegroom’s mother wore a lavender afternoon dress.

Both mothers wore corsages of white carnations and pink roses.  The grandmothers and organist had white carnation corsages.

     A reception was held in the church parlor following the ceremony.

     After a short trip in northern Michigan the newly weds will return to Centreville where they have bought a home at 204 E Market Street.

     Both Mr. and Mrs. Rumsey are graduates of the Centreville High School.  She also is a graduate of Gale Institute in Minneapolis, Minn.  She is now employed as typist in St. Joseph County Abstract Office.

     The bridegroom is employed as a machine adjuster by the Continental Can Company in Three Rivers.

     Guests were present for the wedding from Shepherd, Mottville, Three Rivers, Bangor, Sturgis, Belding, Jones, Alma and Centreville.

     Attending from this area were:  Mrs. Florence Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnes and children, Louis, Nancy, Carol, Connie and Rhonda, Mrs. Pearle Platt, Mrs. Beulah Platt, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weese and son,  Douglas all of Shepherd, and Mr. and Mrs. Chalres Platt of Alma.

     The bridesgroom’s parents, served refreshments in the home of the newly weds, preceding the wedding rehearsal Friday evening.  The wedding party was given a tour of the new home.

(includes a picture of the bride)

 

23.  Wallace S Barr                                                                                                   Obituary (p. 8)

Wallace Barr, 57 Dies At Alma

     Wallace S. Barr, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Adrian C Barr Long-time residents of Shepherd passed away suddenly with a heart attack at his home 307 Lincoln Street, Alma; Michigan Wednesday evening, March 10, 1965 being 57 years old.

     He was born December 30, 1907 at Mesick, Michigan.  On July 2, 1932 he was united in marriage to Laurice M Stebelton.  To this union one son, Wallace Jr was born.

     Mr and Mrs Barr have resided in Alma for the past twenty five years.  He was employed by Montgomery Wards Store, until compelled to resign his position because of the loss of his eyesight.  He has been in failing health for some time.

     He is survived by his wife, son, four grandchildren, and two brothers, Elliot of Rochester, New York, and A. Lynn of Mt Pleasant.

     Funeral Services were held March 13 at the Dewey Funeral Home in Alma with Rev Fred Rucckert officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery, Shepherd.

 

24.  Nancy Ann Barrett                                                                                             Misc (p. 39)

Mr. and Mrs. Preston Barrett of R#2 Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Ann, to A/3 Jack L. Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ross, R#3 Shepherd.

     Miss Barrett is employed by Capital Plastics Co. in Lansing and A/3 Ross is stationed at Kincheloe Air Force Base.

     A December 16 wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Nancy)

 

25.  Martha Lea Bates                                                                                              Misc (p. 25)

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Bates announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha Lea, to Robert J. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Olson of rural Shepherd.  A summer wedding is being planned.

 

26.  Martha Lea Bates                                                                                              Marriage (p. 25)  

     Miss Martha Lea Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Bates, 214 W. Wright Ave, Shepherd and Robert Joseph Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Olson of rural Shepherd were united in marriage on June 23, 1962 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sacred Hear t Rectory in Mt. Pleasant.

     The double-ring ceremony was performed before the immediate family by Father King.

     The bride, given in marriage by her father, choose a street length white silk blend dress with portrait neckline and side swept effect skirt with a short blush veil.  Her only jewelry was a string of pearls.  She carried a Colonial bouquet of fluted carnations and pink sweetheart roses.

     Mrs. Thomas Olson of Mt. Pleasant, sister-in-law, of the groom, was matron of honor.  She wore a pink sheath dress of lace with matching accessories and carried a cascade of pink roses.  Mr. John Olson of rural Mt. Pleasant served his brother as best man.

     The reception dinner for about one hundred people was served at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Shepherd following the wedding.  Mrs. Wanda Garber, Mrs. Louise Travis, Anita Fairchild, and Barbara Zingery assisted.  Mrs.Iva Maylan, aunt of the bride, served the wedding cake, Mrs. Betty Fetzer, aunt of the bride presided at the punch bowl.

     Mrs. Benn made potatoe salad and sliced ham.

     The brides mother received her guests in a black chiffon sheath dress with light green accessories and wore a white mum corsage.  The bridegrooms mother wore a white dress embroidered in blue with white accessories and wore a white mum corsage.

     The bride chose a white two piece ensemble and matching accessories and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses for her wedding trip up North.

     Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olson will make their home in Lansing where Bob is employed by Firestone.

    Guests came to attend the wedding from Mt. Pleasant, Flint, Grand Rapids, Owosso, Allen Park, Sault Ste. Marie and Shepherd.

     Pre-nuptial showers were given by Mrs. Meda Edmonds, Miss Judy Hartman and Mrs. Wanda Garber.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

27.  Frank Bayes                                                                                                       Misc (p. 34)

Old As You Feel by Ruth Lau

     Mr. Frank Byes, despite his age (89 years) and two light strokes, is still able to walk the streets of Pasadena, California, using a cane for “moral” support.  He would appreciate hearing from friends.  His address:  Frank Bayes, 312 Henrietta Street, Pasadena, California.  Don’t disappoint him!

     Things I can see, now that the snow is gone from the back yard:  With the garbage-can only a step from the back porch, why were those grapefruit skins tossed out into the yard?  Where on earth did all those bones come from?  The place looks like a dug-up cemetery.  Why weren’t those leaves picked up from that pile and burned, instead of allowing them to lie there all winter and decompose?  What a mess!  Oh, my aching back.

 

28.  Kimberly Bayes                                                                                      Misc (p. 43)

KIMBERLY BAYES - School picks local DAR good citizen

     BRECKENRIDGE - Kimberly Bayes has been chosen by the seniors and faculty of Breckenridge High School to receive the D.A.R. Good Citizen Award for the Class of 1978.  She was chosen for her outstanding qualities of good citizenship:  1) Dependability, which includes cooperation, truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality; 2) Service, including courtesy and consideration of others; 3) Leadership, meaning personality, self-control, and the ability to assume responsibility; and 4) Patriotism, which stresses unselfish loyalty to American ideals.

     Kim is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bayes of Breckenridge and has one older brother, Tom.  She has been active in many organizations at Breckenridge High School and in the community during her high school years: junior class secretary, senior class vice president, National Honor Society, very active in band, church Youth Group president and substitute organist.  Her hobbies include playing the piano and flute, biking, swimming, and helping to take care of Alice, the family dog.

     Kim’s post-graduation plans are to attend Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids to become a registered nurse.

(includes a picture of Kimberly)

 

29.  Leroy Beebe                                                                                                      Obituary (p. 8)

LeRoy Beebe Passes At Mt Pleasant

     Leroy Beebe, 74, died at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home Sunday, March 14th.  He was born in Isabella County on February 5, 1891.  Mr. Beebe was a lifetime resident of Isabella and Midland Counties, also a retired Dow worker.

     Mr Beebe is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anthony (June) Hoffman of Route 1, Elwell, one son, Elwin Beebe of Haslett, 7 grandchildren, 1 brother, Ralph of Riverdale, one sister Mrs. George MacDonald of Houghton Heights, Michigan.

     Funeral services will be held today Wednesday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home, with Rev Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Mt Pleasant.

 

In Memoriam

In loving memory of our father, and grandfather, Leroy Beebe who passed away March 14, 1965.

June and Anthony Hoffman and children

 

30.  Peter J Behrend                                                                                                Obituary (p. 17)

Peter J. Behrend, 87, Passes December 27

     Mr. Peter J. Behrend, 87, passed away Thursday, December 27 a the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  He was born in Germany on February 19, 1875.  For the past fifty some years Mr. Behrend had made his home around Shepherd.

     Rosary Services were held at the Garber Funeral Home Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m.  Funeral Services were held Monday at the St Vincent de Paul Church with Father Roczen officiating and interment in the St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

     He is survived by his wife, Sarah, two sons; William of Shepherd, and Harry of Blanchard.  One daughter Elsie Flanery of Perry.  Nine grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

 

BEHREND - We wish to express our thanks to the staff of C.M.C. Hospital, Dr. Chamberlain, Father Roczen, Garbers, the Bethel Aid and all our friends and neighbors for their acts of kindness shown us during the illness and death of our husband and father Peter Behrend.

Sarah Behrend

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Behrend and family

Mr. and Mrs. John Flannery and family

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Behrend and family

 

31.  Clarence Bell                                                                                                      Obituary (p. 5)

Clarence Bell Dies At Medical Care Facility (1970)

     Clarence Bell, 81, of 308 N Second Street, died last Friday, April 10 at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility in Mt Pleasant.  He was born April 28, 1889 in Van Wert County, Ohio.

     He is survived by his wife, Bessie and nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held Monday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev John Crabb officiating, interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

32.  Kenneth Bell                                                                                                       Obituary (p. 5)

Son Dies in Arizona

     Kenneth Bell died Saturday, November 28 at the Veterans Hospital in Whipple, Arizona.  He was born in St Joseph County, Michigan July 24, 1912.  Mr Bell was a veteran of World War II.

     Surviving him is his father, Clarence Bell of Shepherd.

     Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Mr. Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment will be in the Salt River Cemetery with Military services provided by the Joe Ulsh Post 8215.

 

33.  Louis Bell                                                                                                            Obituary (p. 5)

Louis Bell Dies At CMC Hospital

     Louis Bell of 183 E Wright died at the Central Michigan Community Hospital Tuesday, November 29.  He was born on March 24, 1883 in Wren, Ohio.   Mr. Bell lived in this community for 55 years.

     Funeral services were held Friday, December 2, at the Garber Funeral Home, with Mr Lester Priest officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leila Miller of Ann Arbor, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one brother, R. R. Bell.

 

34.  Rebecca J Bell                                                                                       Obituary (p. 5)

Funeral Services Held In Alma Monday For Mrs. Rebecca Bell

Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon at the Moody Funeral Home in Alma for Mrs. Rebecca J Bell, 81, who passed away at her home in Shepherd Saturday Night, March 31st, after a long illness.

     Rev Charles Ross officiated at the rites and burial was made in the Salt River cemetery by the side of her first husband, George Bell, who preceded her in death many years ago.

     She was born November 4th, 1864, in Ohio but had spent the larger part of her life in this vicinity with the exception of a few years in the west with a son.

     She made her home with her son, Louis Bell, over a long time preceding and during her illness.

 

Card of Thanks

I wish to thank my neighbors for the flowers they sent for my mothers funeral.  I sure miss her.

Lewis Bell

 

35.  Roger L Bellinger                                                                                               Misc (p. 38)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Allen of 212 N. Union Street, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Sahron Kay to Rober L. Bellinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bellinger of Route 1, Blanchard.

(includes picture of Sharon)

 

36.  Bradley James Bendele                                                                                   Obituary (p. 16)

Bradley James Bendele of 604 W. Lapeer Lansing, Born on Nevember 17, 1967 at Lansing General Hospital, died on November 19, 1967 at Lansing General Hospital.

     Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, November 21, 1967 at 9:30 a.m. at St Vincent de Paul Church with Fr. Joseph Pohl officiating.  Interment was in the St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

     Survivors are:  Parents; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bendlee; Mat. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Purtill of Shepherd; Pat. Grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Roy Bendele, Shepherd; Mat. Great Grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tripp Shepherd; Mat. Great Grandmother, Mrs. Olive Purtill of Elwell.

 

37.  Frank Edward Benn                                                                              Marriage (p. 28)

Exchange Vows Saturday

     Miss Diane Ruth Pratt, 1019 Elizabeth Street, Mt. Pleasant, who is attending Central Michigan University became the bride of Frank Edward Benn, at the St. Johns Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pratt of 1019 Elizabeth Street, Mt. Pleasant.  The bridegroom a student at Central Michigan University, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Benn 302 West Cottage, Shepherd, who resides at 115 East Illinois, Mt. Pleasant.

     Father J. Goodrow officiated at the double ring ceremony.

     The bride chose a white mohair wood suit, a white feather pillbox hat and carried a white carnation bouquet.

     Maid of honor, Miss Linda L Halsig, Grosse Point Woods, wore a gold mohair wool suit with black accessories and carried a corsage of white carnations.  Best man, Hal Richardson, Ushers were Lee Pratt, brother of the bride, and Ralph Young.

     Mother of the bride, Mrs. Ruth Pratt, wore a raspberry wool mohair dress and coat, red hat and wore a corsage of yellow roses.

     Mother of the groom Mrs. Benn wore a dark blue suit with black accessories and wore a corsage of pink roses.

     The reception followed immediately in the Chruch Parish House.  Before Dianne and Frank cut their wedding cake her sorority sisters joined hands in a large circle with Dianne and Frank and sang a beautiful Love song, About _00 attended the wedding and reception.

     After a honeymoon trip in Northern Michigan, Mr and Mrs. Benn will reside at 115 East Illinois, Mt. Pleasant.

 

38.  Lt. Frank Benn                                                                                                   Misc (p. 1)

Lt. and Mrs. Frank Benn of Army Depot Texarkana, Texas are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pratt of Mt Pleasant and Mr and Mrs Wilbur Benn and other relatives and their friends until August 15 and then Lt. Benn will be stationed in Viet Nam and Mrs. Frank Benn will teach at the Weidman Elementary School.  (Picture of Lt. Frank Benn)

 

39.  Effie G Betts                                                                                                       Obituary (p. 20)

Mrs. Effie Betts

     Services were held May 10 from Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home in Alma for Mrs. Effie G. Betts, 84, of 247 Rockingham, Alama.

     She died May 7 at Gratiot Community Hospital.

     She was a practical nurse and was married to Thomas S. Betts, who preceded her in death May 23, 1947.

     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Velma Nielson of Muskegon Heights and Mrs. Carol Cowdrey of Alma; two sons, Bryant of Alma and Zane of St. Louis; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

     Rev. Henry McAdams officiated with burial at Carp Lake Cemetery.

 

40.  Orval L Betts                                                                                                      Obituary (p. 10)

Orval Betts Dies At St Louis

     Orval L Betts, 80 of R-1 Shepherd died last Tuesday, May 9, 1967 at the Golden Acres Rest Home in St Louis.

     Mr. Betts was born July 1, 1886 in Paulding County, Ohio.  He was a retired farmer.

     Funeral services were held Friday, May 12, at the Garber Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Rev W Jeff Webb officiating.  Interment was in the Greendale Cemetery.

     Surviving is one daughter, Mrs John Dubey, of Midland; son, Dale Betts of Shepherd; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; also brother Joseph J Betts of Lansing, and a sister Laura Buckles of Holt.

 

41.  Martin E Betz                                                                                                      Misc (p. 30)

Mrs. and Mrs. Harold Struble announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie, to Martin E Betz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Betz, Sr., of Tyngsboro, Mass.  A June wedding is planned.

(includes a picture of Bonnie)

 

42.  Martin E Betz, Jr.                                                                                               Marriage (p. 30)

Struble - Betz Vows Exchanged

     A  lovely wedding took place June 7, at 7 p.m. in the Oakhaven Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn. when Bonnie Lynn Struble of Memphis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Struble of Shepherd became the bride of Martin E. Betz Jr, AE2 of Memphis Tennessee son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Betz Sr, of Tyngsboro, Mass.  Officiating was Lindsey Herndon.

     Traditional wedding march was played by Mrs. James Haverly of Memphis.  Soloist Miss Chris Burnette of Memphis sang “Because,” “I Love You Truly” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

     The bride’s dress was of rosepoint lace and tulle over traditional bridal slipper satin.  The basque bodice featured a petaled neckline and long tapered sleeves.  The waltz length skirt was high-lighted by handkerchief points of rose point lace under the overskirt of tulle.  Her short veil was secured by a head piece of pearls.  She carried white orchid on a bib le.

     Maid of Honor, Miss Mary Lou Hill of Memphis wore blue short organza dress scoopneck cap sleeves.  The best man was Jimmy A. Hutchinson AE2 of McKenzise, Tennessee.  The ushers were Alfred J. LeBlan AE2 and Richard Hammerschmidt AE2.  All were in Navy Uniforms.

     A reception was held in the church parlors immediately following the ceremony.

     Miss Gwen Guth and Mrs. Neal McClintic both of Memphis served the cake while Miss Bertha Turner of Louisianna served the punch.

     The bride’s mother, Mrs. Struble wore a green dress with white accessories.

     The Bridesgroom’s mother, Mrs. Betz chose a blue flowered dress with white accessories.

     They will be at the parents home July 15 and then to to Jacksonville, Florida where the groom will attend school with the Navy.  The bride just completed secretarial course from Miller - Hawkins Secretarial school of Memphis.

     Out of town guests were from Tynsboro, Mass, Shepherd, Michigan, Tampa, Florida and Linden, Tenn.

 

43.  Martin Betz, Jr.                                                                                                   Marriage (p. 27)

A wedding reception for Mr. and Mrs. Martin Betz Jr., (formerly Bonnie Struble), was held Saturday, July 20 at the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ.  They had been married in Memphis, Tennessee, June 7.

     The cake was served by Mrs. Marsha Schell, punch by Mrs. Dorothy Clevenger.  The cakes were decorated with pink and white roses.

     Assisting with the opening of gifts were Mrs. Joe Kelso and Mrs. Maynard Bohannon.

     Mr. and Mrs. Betz left on July 30 for Mass. to visit Mr. Betz parents and then will go to Jacksonville, Florida, where Mr. Betz will go to school with the Navy.

     Prior to the reception Mr. and Mrs. Harold Struble entertained at a buffet supper.  Present to welcome the bride and groom were:  Mr. and Mrs. James Nichols and Annette, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nichols, Mrs. Edna Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nichols and fmaily, Mrs. George Stebbins and children and Mrs. Nina Struble.

(includes picture of the couple on wedding day)

                       

43.  Sheila Jane Bigelow                                                                                          Misc (p. 41)

TO BE WED --

     Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bigelow of rural Alma wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheila Jane, to Douglas G. Yarnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Yarnell of Alma.  Sheila will be a 1966 graduate at Alma High School.  Doug is now in San Diego, California serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  No date has been set for the wedding.         (includes picture of Sheila)

 

44.  Curtis A Bigham                                                                                     Obituary (p. 8)

Former Resident Curtis Bigham, Passes At Bay City

     Curtis A Bigham of 3830 Boy Scout Road, Bay City died Saturday, May 13 at the Mercy Hospital in Bay City.  He was born July 6, 1905 in Hocking County, Ohio.

     Mr Bigham lived in Shepherd several years before leaving here about five years ago.  He was a member of the Chippewa Street church of Christ.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, 1967 at 1 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Rev Lewis Moncrief officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are his wife, Hazel son, Clyde Bigham of Shepherd; daughters; Mrs Ruth Fisher, and Mrs Betty LaLone both of Shepherd; and Mrs Janet Worstell of Holland; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  Also a brother Abe Bigham and a sister Dory Wilson both of Rockbridge, Ohio.

 

45.  Lester A Bigham                                                                                                Obituary (p. 18)

Former Resident Passes Suddenly

     Lester A. Bigham, 41 of Grand Blanc, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, October 23.  He was born september 13, 1925 in Ohio.  Mr.s Bigham attended Schpherd Public Schools, and was employed at Fisher Body at Flint.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 26, at 1 p.m. at the Clarence W. Hill Funeral Home in Grand Blanc, Michigan, with Mr. Hoyt Ledbetter officiating.  Interment was in the Crestwood Cemetery.

     Surviving are his wife, Donna Mae (Rhode) Bigham, daughters, Linda and Cheryl, sons Rickey and Curtiss, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss Bigham of Bay City, sisters, Ruth Fisher and Betty LaLone both of Shepherd; and Janet Worstell of Holland, and one brother Clyde Bigham of Shepherd, also several nieces and nephews.

 

BIGHAM  - We would like to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness, cards, flowers, and other acts of kindness during our recent bereavement.

The Lester Bigham family

 

46.  Lon Bohanon                                                                                                     Misc (p. 30)

Lon Bohannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Bohannon of 480 West Wright, Shepherd, is the Valedictorian of Class of ‘71 of Shepherd High School.  Lon has been extensively involved in the school’s activities both academically and athletically.  During his Sophomore year in Band he was presented the award for the most outstanding individual performer, an award which can be earned only once.  He has held first chair cornet player throughout his senior year.  He has also been a member of the Latin Club and was chosen to be vice-president of National Honor Society during this past year.  Serving as a student council member throughout all his four high school years, he acted as treasurer of this organization in his junior year.

     He is a member of the Varsity Club having earned letters throughout his four years of football, basketball and track.

     Lon’s future plans include furthering his education by entering Western Michigan University in the fall.  Presently he is planning to enroll in a pre-medical course.

 

47.  Judith Kathryn Boilman                                                                         Misc (p. 27)

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boilman of Blue Lake, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Judith Kathryn, to Norman R. Browning of Midland.  Both are attending Central Michigan University where the bride elect is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and her fiance is a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.  No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Judith)

           

48.  Laura Bollman                                                                                                   Misc (p. 6)

Two charges against Laura Bollman, 41, of Shepherd, brought a combined total of 25 days in jail from municipal Judge Earl R Cross of Alma.  Fine and costs of $58 plus 10 days in jail or a total of 20 if this is not paid, came on a charge of driving with a suspended operator’s license and on a drunk driving charge there was 15 days in jail plus fine and costs of $104.30 or the alternate of a 30-day jail term.

 

49.  William C Brantley                                                                                             Marriage (p. 38)

Phelps - Brantley Vows Exchanged

     The Riverdale Methodist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Saturday evening, February 24th, when Sandra K. Phelps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Phelps and William C. Brantley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Brantley were united in marriage by the Rev. Bernard Fetty in the presence of a very large crowd of relatives and friends.

     The Wedding March was played by Mrs. Kathryn Davis and Sharon Phelps sang I Love You Truly, accompanied by Mrs. Davis.

     The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of white lawn and a finger tip veil.  She carried red roses on a white Bible.

     Miss Linda Phelps sister of the bride was maid of honor and Pat Salsar and Connie Loomis were brides maids.  They carried baskets of pink roses.

     LeRoy Wonsey was ring bearer and Nagene Loomis was flower girl.  They are cousins of the bride.

     The groom chose his brother, Garry Brantley as best man and Jimmy Dale Phelps and Gorden Davis were attendants.

     Larry Holmes and Odie Brantley were ushers.

     The mother of the bride chose a navy blue gown with pink accessories, while the grooms mother wore grey and black.

     A reception was held at the C.S.A. Hall near St. Louis following the ceremony, at which time the beautiful wedding cake made by Mrs. Paul Fisk was cut and served.

     It was a  tiered cake trimmed with wedding bells and topped by a minature bride and groom in an arch of pink roses and lily of the valley.

     Guests were from Lansing, Alma, Mt. Pleasant, DeWitt, St. Johns, Vertaburg, Edmore, Riverdale, Elwell, McBride, Winn and Shepherd.

     The bride will finish high school at Vestaburg with the class of ‘62 and the groom is employed at the Olds in Lansing.

     They are at present at home in a trailer house at the home of the brides parents.

 

50.  Mrs. Harry Brattin                                                                                               Misc (p. 31)

This weeks teacher of the week is Mrs. Harry Brattin.  In recognition of Children’s Week held November 17-23, Mrs. Brattin, head librarian, urged everyone to visit their schools elementary library for the Shepherd Elementary School.

     Mrs. Brattin and her husband Harry live at 206 South Second Street in Shepherd.  She has lived in Shepherd for twenty-nine years.  She has raised three children, Mrs. Ken (Barbara) Siler who presently lives in Detroit where she is a social worker; Maria Kay  Rose who lives with her career officer husband at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and Corbet F Brattin who is with the United States Air Force in the Phillipines.  Corbett is presently working with the armed forces radio and television.

     Mrs. Brattin graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1932, received her Bachelor of Science Detree from Central Michigan University in 1937 and has taught seven years which include six at Meridian and one a Shepherd.  Her majors include Music and Minors include English and Library Science.

     Professiona organizations that Mrs. Brattin is a member of include Shepherd Education Association, Michigan Education Association, National Education Association and the Michigan Association of School Librarians.  When leisure time arises Mrs. Brattin likes to read, go to ballets and musicals, travel and bowl.

(includes a picture of Mrs. Brattin)

 

 

51/  Rachel Braymiller                                                                                              Marriage (p. 40)

Exchange Vows In Vestaburg

     Mrs. Rachel Braymiller and George Shattuck exchanged wedding vows at the First Baptist Church in Vestaburg Nov. 11.  Their only attendants were the bride’s brother, Richard Guthrie and his wife.

     Rev. Robert White performed the ceremony as Mrs. Don Crosby sang “O Promise Me” and “I Love You Truly.”

     The reception was held in the VFW Hall immediately following the ceremony.  Wedding cake and groom’s cake, fruit punch, coffee, ice cream and mints were served to approximately 270 friends and relatives in attendance.

     Mr. and Mrs. Shattuck than left for her winter home in Florida where they will spend the winter.

 

53.  Norman R Browning                                                                                          Misc (p. 27)

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boilman of Blue Lake, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Judith Kathryn, to Norman R. Browning of Midland.  Both are attending Central Michigan University where the bride elect is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and her fiance is a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.  No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Judith)

 

54.  Junior Buchanan                                                                                               Misc (p. 28)

Mr. and Mrs. Hurshel Childs of Shepherd wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Linda Lou to Junior Buchanan, son of Mr.  and Mrs. Clarence C. Buchanan of Marne, Michigan.  A September 14, wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Linda)

 

55.  Joyce Ann Bunker                                                                                             Misc (p. 35)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bunker of 307 West Cottage, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Ann to Donald Kanine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Canine of Route 1, Riverdale.  A July wedding is being planned.  (includes a picture of Joyce Ann)

 

56.  Walter Bunker                                                                                                    Marriage (p. 40)

Cochran - Bunker Vows Spoken

     Baskets of yellow gladiola and white mums decorated the altar at the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ, October 10, for the wedding of Miss Margaret Cochran and Walter Bunker.  The two o’clock ceremony was performed by Reverend Richard Wolfcale.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cochran of Route 1, Shepherd and Mr. Bunker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bunker, Sr. of 307 W. Cottage, Shepherd.

     As the bride entered the church on the arm of her father, she was wearing a gown of rochelle lace with a scalloped sabrine neckline and seed pearls and pearlized staineres with long pointed sleeves; fitted bodice and scalloped teers of lace making up the full skirt.  The bride carried a white Bible with four yellow roses.

     Miss Joyce Bunker, sister of the groom, was the Matron of Honor.  She wore a blue ballerina length dress. 

     Daniel Elsenhumer, brother-in-law of the groom, was best man. 

     Mrs. Cochran chose a black dress with red accessories for her daughter’s wedding.

     Mrs. Bunker was attired in a brown cotton dress with black accessories.

     A reception was held at six o’clock at the Community Hall in Mt. Pleasant, then the couple left for a trip up north.

(includes a picture of bride and groom)

 

57.  Henry G Burggraf                                                                                              Obituary (p. 20)

Henry Burggraf Expires Monday

     Henry G. Burggraf 78, of 310 S. Second Street, Shepherd died Monday, August 18.  He was born in Marrow County, Ohio February 10, 1891, came to Michigan in 1900.  Mr. Burggraf was a veteran of WW-1, a carpenter and farmer.

     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris Sipe of Alma, Mrs. Florence Shattuck of Mt. Pleasant, Henry Burggraf and eight grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lester Priest officiating, interment will be in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

We wish to thank the Garber Funeral Home, the pall bearers, the ladies who served the lunch, Rev. Lester Priest, and the all the kind words and prayers at the time of the loss of our father and grandfather.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burggraff Jr and family

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Shattuck and family

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sipe and family

 

58.  Jeffry Eugene Burk                                                                                           Obituary (p. 8)

Five Day Infant Dies

     Jeffry Eugene Burk, baby, was born November 20, 1968 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital died November 25, 1968.

     Services were held Tuesday, November 26, 1968 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home with Lester Priest officiating.  Interment was held at Salt River Cemetery.

     Survivors are his parents, Mr and Mrs Lee Burk of Shepherd and sister, Theresa, brothers Lee Jr., Richard, and Patrick.  Maternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs Paul Wilber and Paternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs William Burk of St Louis and a Great-grandmother Mary Rowse.

 

59.  Jack Keith Bush                                                                                     Obituary (p. 10)

Infant Son Dies

     Jack Keith Bush, infant son of Mr and Mrs Jack Bush of 875 East Michigan St, Marshal, Michigan, born on July 3, 1962 at Oaklawn Hospital passed away after living only a few hours.

     Graveside Services were held at Green Cemetery with Rev Terry Alverson officiating.

     Maternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs Floyd Miller of Albion.  Paternal grandmother is Mrs Elaine Bush of Shepherd.

 

 

 

 

60.  Leo J Caldwell                                                                                       Misc (p. 17)

CARD OF THANKS

CALDWELL - We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the acts of kindness, messages of sympathy and beautiful floral offerings received from our many friends, neighbors and relatives in Mt Pleasant and other cities, in our sad bereavement of our beloved son and father, Leo J Caldwell.  A special thanks goes to the Telephone operators, the Rebekah Lodge, Union, Township Grange, Dr. Frank Johnson, C.M.C. hospital staff, to Joynt Automotive of Alma, Camerson Dodge of St Louis, to Rev. Terry Alverson and the Pallbearers.  And to the many who brought in food.  Bless you all.

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Caldwell, Sandra Lynn, Leo J. Jr, and Ruth Ann

 

61.  Denise Marlene Campbell                                                                                Obituary (p. 13)

Infant Passes

     Denise Marlene Campbell, infant daughter, of Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Campbell of Route 2, Shepherd, passed away shortly after birth on July 9, 1964.

     Services were held on Saturday, July 11, 1964 at 10:00 a.m. from the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. M.L. Ricff officiating, interment was in the Highland Cemetery at Gladwin, Michigan.

     Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Deanna Marie at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Campbell of Gladwin, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denniston, of Ashley.

 

62.  Francis Scott Carey                                                                                           Obituary (p. 5)

Infant Dies From Accident Injuries

     Francis Scott Carey, 15 months old son of Mr and Mrs Donald Carey of Route 2 Shepherd, died en route to the hospital on May 23, 1962 of injuries received in an accident at the home of his parents.  He was born on February 14, 1961, at the Carson City Hospital.

     The services were held on Friday, May 25, 1962 at the St Vincent de Paul Church at 2 p.m. with Father Roczen officiating and interment in the St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

     Survivors are mother and father, Mr and Mrs Donald Carey; one sister, Michelle, three brothers, Kirby, Dennis and Steven; the maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Donald Hill of Cooks, Michigan and the paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Ivo Carey of Shepherd.

 

63.  Margaret Ellen Carey                                                                                        Misc (p. 22)

Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Carey of Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ellen, to Mr. Terry Foote, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Foote, of Vestaburg.  No definite date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Margaret)

 

64.  Jacquelyn Veronica Carey and Margaret Ellen Carey                                 Marriage (p. 22)

St. Vincent de Paul Church in Shepherd was the scene of a lovely double wedding on Friday morning, April 7 in which Margaret Ellen Carey exchanged marriage vows with Terry Lynn Foote of Elwell and Jacquelyn Veronica Carey became the bride of Robert D. Cline of Shepherd.  The girls are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Carey of Shepherd.  Mr. Foote is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Foote of Edmore.  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cline of 219 Dearing Drive, Shepherd, are the parents of Robert Cline.

     The altar of the Church was decorated with Easter lilies for the ten o’clock Nuptial High Mass celebrated by the pastor, Rev. Edward Roczen.

     Miss Margaret Simon, Church organist, accompanied Miss Caroline Whalen as she sang the responses of the Mass and two solos.

     Margaret Ellen was lovely in a chantilly-like lace over taffeta and elbow length sleeves.  The back of the skirt was gathered vertically, with a straight panel in front, and a sweeping train.  The gown was designed and created by Mrs. Donald Carey, sister-in-law of the bride.  The shoulder length veil was secured to a crown-type headpiece.  She carried a bouquet of red Sweetheart roses with lilies of the valley and ivy, cascade style.

     Margaret’s attendants included her sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Duffy as bridesmaid and another sister, Mrs. Karen Kanine as Matron of Honor.  The former chose a beige sheer dacron batiste gown with a lace over-jacket.  Her accompanying accessories were dark beige.  Mrs. Kanine’s dress was similar in a becoming mint green, with beige accessories.  Both bridal attendants carried red Sweetheart roses and carnations on a fan.

     Mr. Foote chose Philip Kyser as his Best Man and Douglas Pratt as Groomsman.

     The new Mrs. Cline’s dark beauty was enhanced by a white strapless silk organza ballerina length gown with a fitted lace jacket.  A shoulder length veil was fitted to a small floral hat.

     Mrs. Joan Green, sister of the groom, was a lovely bridesmaid in a lavender silk organza street length dress with matching jacket.  Mrs. Alice Beltinck, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and chose a pale blue silk organza street length dress with matching jacket.  Both attendants carried white carnations on a fan, with accessories to match their costumes.

     Gerald Cline assisted his brother as Best Man and Eugene Beltinck, brother-in-law of the bride, was Groomsman.

     A breakfast for members of the immediate families and the wedding party was held at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Carey following the double-ring ceremony.  The reception was held at the C.S.A. Hall in St. Louis in the evening.  Assisting were Mrs. Alice Schwind, an aunt of the brides, Mrs. Barney Travis, Mrs. Dean Bissell and Miss Mary Travis.

     Mrs. Foote’s bride’s cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Paul Fish, an aunt of the Groom.  The centerpiece had special significance in that it had been used by the groom’s parents at their wedding reception.  The Groom’s cake was made and decorated by his mother.

     Mrs. Carey, mother of the brides, chose a dark blue dress and wore a pink carnation corsage.  Mrs. Foote wore a lavender print costume with a white carnation corsage.  Mrs. Cline’s powder blue outfit was accented by her red carnation corsage.

     Mrs. Foote, a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant as a Laboratory Technician.

     Mr. Foote, who was graduated from Vestaburg High School, is employed at Central Michigan University.  After a northern honeymoon, they are making their home in Shepherd.

     Mrs. Cline attended Shepherd High School.  Mr. Cline, a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at the IGA Store in Shepherd.  After a northern wedding trip they are making their home on North Third St. in Shepherd.

     Out of town guests were present from Vestaburg, Elwell, Merrill, Midland, Mt Pleasant, Lansing, Carson City, Flint and _ale.

(Includes pictures of both couples)

 

65.  Dorothy M Casner                                                                                             Obituary (p. 8)

Funeral Services Held Tues. for Mother of Mrs Mary Jane Barnes

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 20, for Mrs Dorothy M Casner at the J. J. Rush Funeral Home in Mt Pleasant.

     Mrs. Casner was the mother of Mrs Mary Jane Barnes, of Shepherd and also a sister of Mrs Robert Gilmore of Shepherd.

 

66.  Harry Cassidy                                                                                                    Marriage (p. 28)

Wed At St. Leo’s At Winn Dec. 29

     Miss Carol Wonsey and Harry Cassidy were united in marriage at a double ring ceremony on Saturday, December 29 at St. Leo’s Church in Winn.

     Rev. Father Hugh King officiated at 10:00 a.m. Mass before an altar adorned with poinsettias.

     The bride is the daughter of George Wonsey Sr. or Route 2, Shepherd and the bridegroom’s parents, are Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cassidy of Big Rapids.

     The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of taffeta and lace, featuring long sleeves and a scooped neckline.  She carried a white orchid on a prayer book.

     Matron of honor was Mrs. Betty Ley, a cousin of the bride, and Miss Sue Behrend was bridesmaid.  Miss Debbie Behrend served as flower girl.  Both are nieces of the bride.

     Robert Kailing served as the bridegroom’s best man and Lowell Wonsey brother of the bride was groomsman.  Albert Cassidy and Ronnie Loomis were ushers, and ring bearer was Darrell Wonsey, nephew of the bride.

     A  reception was held in the evening at Crawford Hall for 200 guests.  The wedding cake baked by Mrs. Bessie Behrend, was served by Mrs. Lucille Behrend, sister of the bride.

    Miss Lorraine Wonsey, niece of the bride, registered the guests.  Others assisting were Mrs. Betty Wonsey, Mrs. Fay Wonsey, Mrs. Merilyn Wonsey and Mrs. Jean Wonsey, all sister-in-laws of the bride.

     A dinner was served to the bridal party and immediate families at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Wonsey following the ceremony.

     The couple are making their home with the bride’s father, on route 2, Shepherd.

     Out of town guests attended the wedding from Shepherd, Mt. Pleasant, Big Rapids, Winn, Alma, Ovid and Blanchard.

 

67.  Paul Caszatt                                                                                                       Obituary (p. 1)

Many relatives and friends of the Shepherd area attended the funeral of Mr. Paul Caszatt, formerly of Shepherd, son of Mrs. Ethel Caszatt and the late Oliver Caszatt at the Zelley Funeral Home in Flint Saturday, December 11, with burial at the New Calvary Cemetery in Flint.  Mr. Caszatt was hospitalized for four weeks and passed away Wednesday, December 8th at the Flint Osteopathic Hospital in Flint.

 

68.  F J Cauchon                                                                                                      Misc (p. 45)

Enjoys People To People Trip

     Mrs. F. J. Cauchon of Shepherd was one of the (Lucky Thirteen) to visit Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, with a group of 12 from Mt. Pleasant who visited their Sister City on the People to People Trip.

     They left Mt. Pleasant January 31 for Detroit, the group continued by air to Miami making a short visit at Panama then on to Lima, Peru on February 1, visiting the Presidents Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palace of Inquisition, Congress Building, and the Museum of the Viceroyalty, also the ancient great city of Pachacamac to have a look at the ruins of temples, walls, and streets still identifiable.

     They also visited places of interest in Santiago, Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Argentina, Bariloche, Buena Aires, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro.

     While in Chili Mrs. Cauchon spent the week end with Jorge Carranza who was a foreign exchange student at Shepherd in 1966, for 8 months and while here made his home with Mr.s Cauchon and the late Mr. Cauchon.  

     The group returned home February 17 and report a very interesting and enjoyable trip.

(1968)

 

69.  Mrs. Orval A. Chaney                                                                            Obituary (p. 10)

Mrs Orval A Chaney Dies In St Louis

     Mrs. Orval A Chaney, 91, W Cottage St, Shepherd, died August 1, 1971 at Snepp’s Nursing Home in St Louis.

     She was born September 4, 1880 in Washington County, Indiana, and lived most of her life in the Shepherd area.  She was a member of the Jerseyville Free Methodist Church.

     Surviving her is one son, Victor Chaney of Route #2, St Louis, 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; one sister, Vesta Gaunt of Crystal, Mich, and many nieces and nephews.

     Services were held Tuesday, August 3 at 2:00 p.m. from the Garber Funeral Home, with Rev Cobb officiating.  Burial was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

70.  Mrs. L T (Zoe) Chapin                                                                           Obituary (p. 1)

Former Resident Dies At Ithaca

     Funeral services were held for Mrs. L. T. (Zoe) Chapin Monday, July 22, at the Beebe Funeral Home at Ithaca.  Mr. and Mrs. Chapin were residents of Shepherd and operated a clothing store here for several years before moving to Ithaca about 19 years ago. 

     She is survived by her husband and one son, James.

 

71.  Charles B Chase                                                                                               Obituary (p. 8)

Chas. Chase Dies In Vets Hospital

  Charles B Chase, 62, of Shepherd dies at the Saginaw Veteran’s Hospital Tuesday, March 25.  He was a veteran of World War I.

  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Guy R Hunt Funeral Home at Baldwin, Michigan with Rev Carl Hathaway officiating.  Interment was in the Lilley Cemetery.

   Mr Chase is survived by two sisters, Mrs Douglas (Betty) Ham of Lilley and Mrs Harry (Edith) Watchmaker of Northville.

 

72.  Duane Chesney                                                                                                Misc (p. 36)

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Klumpp of Route 2 Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Wahneita L. Klumpp to Duane Chesney, son of Mrs., Arlene Ferrior, of 122 Grove St., Alma, Michigan.

     Mr. Chesney is a graduate of Alma High School is employed at Lobdell Emery in Alma.  A June 8 wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Wahneita)

 

73.  Linda Lou Childs                                                                                               Misc (p. 28)

Mr. and Mrs. Hurshel Childs of Shepherd wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Linda Lou to Junior Buchanan, son of Mr.  and Mrs. Clarence C. Buchanan of Marne, Michigan.  A September 14, wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Linda)

 

74.  Jeffery Lee Clark                                                                                               Misc (p. 26)

Mr. and mrs. Ray Doepker, of Owosso, former residents of Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter Sue, to Jeffery Lee Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Clark of Marysvile.

     The couple is planning a July 3 wedding.

(includes a picture of Sue)

 

75.  Cherylle Kaye Claybaugh                                                                                Misc (p. 40)

Mrs. Donald Claybaugh of Shepherd announces the engagement of her daughter Cherylle Kaye to Mr. Michael Harvey son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Claybaugh of Shepherd.  A February 11 wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Cherylle)

 

76.  J Henry Claybaugh                                                                                           Obituary (p. 10)

J. Henry Claybaugh Expires April 17

     J. Henry Claybaugh Henry Claybaugh was born May 13, 1875 in Wood County, Ohio, died on April 17 1963 at Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant Michigan.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 20, 1963 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment in Salt River Cemetery.

     Survivors are one son, Lloyd Claybaugh, R-3 Mt Pleasant, one daughter, Mrs. Milton Dexter of Lansing, 5 grandchildren, a great grandchild and one brother Ira Claybaugh of Lansing.

 

77.  Jean Ann Clevenger                                                                                         Marriage (p. 31)

On October 18, at 8:00 p.m. the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ was the scene of a wedding uniting Jean Ann Clevenger and Wendel Duane Lee in holy matrimony.  Rev. Newton Huffine officiated at the ceremony.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clevenger of Shepherd and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee of rural Mt. Pleasant.

     Presented for marriage by her father, the bride approached the altar wearing a gown fashioned of white brocaded satin.  The gown, which was made by the bride, featured a scalloped neckline, long fitted sleeves which formed points at the wrist, and a bouffant skirt which ended in a chapel train.  The back of the dress was adorned with two cabbage rose made of matching brocaded satin.  The bride carried two cymbidium orchids on a white covered Bible.

     The altar was graced by two bouquets of lavender pom pom and standard mums, accented by maroon leaves and candelabra.  The one dozen long-stemmed red roses which were placed at the organ had been presented to the bride with “Best Wishes” from the Central Michigan University Drill Team.

     Attending the bride as maid of honor was Gail Ann Davis of Mt. Pleasant.  Acting as bridesmaid was Kathleen Clevenger, sister of the bride.  The girls were gowned in identical dresses of lavender taffeta, featuring scalloped necklines, short scalloped sleeves and controlled skirts.  Their headpieces consisted of a circle veil secured by a cluster of roses which were made to match their dresses and trimmed in contrasting lavender.   Their elbow length gloves were also trimmed with contrasting lavendar.  They wore silver shoes which were accented with two silver leaves and their only jewelry was a silver leaf neckline.  They carried colonial bouquets of lavendar pom pom mums which were accented with diamond dust.

     Earl Lee assisted his brother as Best Man.  The groomsman was Robert Wood.

     Traditional wedding music was provided by Mrs. Mary Lou Kniffen at the organ.  Janet Bush sang “The Wedding Prayer” before the ceremony.  Later she sang “The Lord’s Prayer” as the bride and groom were kneeling at the candle-lit altar.

     Assisting as ushers were Kenneth Lee brother of the groom, and Gary Himebaugh, brother-in-law of the groom.  Mrs. Bonnie Kelso, friend of the bride, registered the guests.

     Mr. John Wicks of Alma, maternal grandfather of the bride-groom, was an honored guest at the ceremony.

     A reception following the ceremony was held at the Shepherd V.F.W. Hall.   The wedding cake, which was decorated with lavendar roses, swan pillar divider, and topped with a miniture bride and groom, was made by Mrs. Mullet and Mrs. Freeze both of Shepherd.

     Guests attended the ceremony from Farwell, Weidman, Beal City, Detroit, Royal Oak, Middleton, Alma, Athens and Shepherd.

     The bride is a graduate of Shepherd High School and has attended Central Michigan University.  The bridegroom is a graduate of Barryton High School and is presently employed at A and G Floors, Inc.

     After a northern honeymoon, the newly weds are making their home at 1427 E. Pickard in Mt. Pleasant.

(includes a picture of bride and groom)

 

78.  Robert D Cline                                                                                                   Marriage (p. 22)

St. Vincent de Paul Church in Shepherd was the scene of a lovely double wedding on Friday morning, April 7 in which Margaret Ellen Carey exchanged marriage vows with Terry Lynn Foote of Elwell and Jacquelyn Veronica Carey became the bride of Robert D. Cline of Shepherd.  The girls are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Carey of Shepherd.  Mr. Foote is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Foote of Edmore.  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cline of 219 Dearing Drive, Shepherd, are the parents of Robert Cline.

     The altar of the Church was decorated with Easter lilies for the ten o’clock Nuptial High Mass celebrated by the pastor, Rev. Edward Roczen.

     Miss Margaret Simon, Church organist, accompanied Miss Caroline Whalen as she sang the responses of the Mass and two solos.

     Margaret Ellen was lovely in a chantily-like lace over taffeta and elboy length sleeves.  The back of the skirt was gathered vertically, with a straight panel in front, and a sweeping train.  The gown was designed and created by Mrs. Donald Carey, sister-in-law of the bride.  The shoulder length veil was secured to a crown-type headpiece.  She carried a boquet of red Sweetheart roses with lilies of the valley and ivy, cascade style.

     Margaret’s attendants included her sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Duffy as bridesmaid and another sister, Mrs. Karen Kanine as Matron of Honor.  The former chose a beige sheer dacron batiste gown with a lace over-jacket.  Her accompanying accessories were dark beige.  Mrs. Kanine’s dress was similar in a becoming mint green, with beige accessories.  Both bridal attendants carried red Sweetheart roses and carnations on a fan.

     Mr. Foote chose Philip Kyser as his Best Man dna Douglas Pratt as Groomsman.

     The new Mrs. Cline’s dark beauty was enhanced by a white strapless silk organza ballerina length gown with a fitted lace jacket.  A shoulder length veil was fitted to a small floral hat.

     Mrs. Joan Green, sister of the groom, was a lovely bridesmaid in a lavender silk organza street length dress with matching jacket.  Mrs. Alice Beltinck, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and chose a pale blue silk organza street length dress with matching jacket.  Both attendants carried white carnations on a fan, with accessories to match their costumes.

     Gerald Cline assisted his brother as Best Man and Eugene Beltinck, brother-in-law of the bride, was Groomsman.

     A breakfast for members of the immediate families and the wedding party was held at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Carey following the double-ring ceremony.  The reception was held at the C.S.A. Hall in St. Louis in the evening.  Assisting were Mrs. Alice Schwind, an aunt of the brides, Mrs. Barney Travis, Mrs. Dean Bissell and Miss Mary Travis.

     Mrs. Foote’s bride’s cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Paul Fish, an aunt of the Groom.  The centerpiece had special significance in that it had been used by the groom’s parents at their widding reception.  The Groom’s cake was made and decorated by his mother.

     Mrs. Carey, mother of the brides, chose a dark blue dress and wore a pink carnation corsage.  Mrs. Foote wore a lavendar print costume with a white carnation corsage.  Mrs. Cline’s powder blue outfit was accented by her red carnation corsage.

     Mrs. Foote, a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant as a Laboratory Technician.

     Mr. Foote, who was graduated from Vestaburg High School, is employed at Central Michigan University.  After a northern honeymoon, they are making their home in Shepherd.

     Mrs. Cline attended Shepherd High School.  Mr. Cline, a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at the IGA Store in Shepherd.  After a northern wedding trip they are making their home on North Third St. in Shepherd.

     Out of town guests were present from Vestaburg, Elwell, Merrill, Midland, Mt Pleasant, Lansing, Carson City, Flint and _ale.

 (Includes pictures of both couples)

 

79.  Joseph M Coats                                                                                                Obituary (p. 18)

Joseph M. Coats Former Oil City Businessman Dies

     Joseph M. Coats, 78, a retired Oil City businessman, passed away at the Central Michigan Community Hospital Wednesday, September 26.  He was born October 12, 1883, at Union City, Indiana.

     Funeral Services were held Friday, September 28 at the J. J. Rush Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Honeycutt officiating and interment in Kelly Cemetery in Greendale.

     Surviving are his wife, Bertha, one step daughter, Mrs. Gladys _____s, of Ludington; two step sons, Earl and Henry Kneiner, of Mt. Pleasant, three grandsons and several great grandchildren.

 

80.  Margaret Cochran                                                                                             Marriage (p. 40)

Cochran - Bunker Vows Spoken

     Baskets of yellow gladiola and white mums decorated the altar at the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ, October 10, for the wedding of Miss Margaret Cochran and Walter Bunker.  The two o’clock ceremony was performed by Reverend Richard Wolfcale.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cochran of Route 1, Shepherd and Mr. Bunker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bunker, Sr. of 307 W. Cottage, Shepherd.

     As the bride entered the church on the arm of her father, whe was wearing a gown of rochelle lace with a scalloped sabrine neckline and seed pearls and pearlized staineres with long pointed sleeves; fitted bodice and scalloped teers of lace making up the full skirt.  The bride carried a white Bible with four yellow roses.

     Miss Joyce Bunker, sister of the groom, was the Matron of Honor.  She wore a blue ballerina length dress. 

     Daniel Elsenhumer, brother-in-law of the groom, was best man. 

     Mrs. Cochran chose a black dress with red accessories for her daughter’s wedding.

     Mrs. Bunker was attired in a brown cotton dress with black accessories.

     A reception was held at six o’clock at the Community Hall in Mt. Pleasant, then the couple left for a trip up north.

(includes a picture of bride and groom)

 

81.  Elmer M Cole                                                                                         Obituary (p. 10)

Elmer M Cole Dies At Gratiot Medical Care Facility

     Elmer M Cole, 85, of Elwell, Michigan died Monday, May 13, 1968 at the Gratiot County Medical Care Facility in Alma.  He was born April 22, 1883 in Lincoln Township, Isabella County.

     Funeral services will be held today Wednesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home, Rev Boling officiating.  Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

     Surviving are his wife, Blanche, daughters, Mrs. John (Jennie) Ewert of Watsonville, California, and Mrs. Albert (Dorothy) Wieferich of R-3 Alma; sons, Warren of Shepherd, Glen of Detroit, and Wayne of Mt Pleasant, also 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

 

82.  Harry W Combs                                                                                     Obituary (p. 18)

Harry W. Combs, 86 Father Of Local Resident Passes

     Harry W. Combs, 86, of Roseville, Ohio, died at 6 p.m. March 12 at Springfield, Ohio where he had been staying recently.

     A retired farmer and teamster, Mr. Combs was born on August 28, 1878 in Perry, County, the son of Wilson and Susan Guy Combs.  He was the last of 13 children.

     Surviving are a son, Charles K. Combs of Shepherd, Michigan; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Soldner of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

     Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 15 at the Roseville Chapel of Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home with Rev. Thurlowe Scudder officiating.  Burial was in Roseville Cemetery.

 

83.  Bessie B Conklin                                                                                               Obituary (p. 7)

Harry W. Combs, 86 Father Of Local Resident Passes

     Harry W. Combs, 86, of Roseville, Ohio, died at 6 p.m. March 12 at Springfield, Ohio where he had been staying recently.

     A retired farmer and teamster, Mr. Combs was born on August 28, 1878 in Perry, County, the son of Wilson and Susan Guy Combs.  He was the last of 13 children.

     Surviving are a son, Charles K. Combs of Shepherd, Michigan; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Soldner of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

     Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 15 at the Roseville Chapel of Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home with Rev. Thurlowe Scudder officiating.  Burial was in Roseville Cemetery.

 

84.  Clark Conklin                                                                                                      Obituary (p. 7)

Clark Conklin Expires At CMC Hospital

     Clark Conklin, 80, of 211 Hall St., Shepherd died Monday, February 14 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant.  He was born May 10, 1880 in Shepherd.  Mr Conklin was a retired farmer.  His wife, Bessie preceded him in death in 1965.

     Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 16, 1966 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, Rev Lester Priest officiating, interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are a daughter, Miss Gladys Conklin of Lansing, and nieces and nephews.

 

85.  Wilber H Conklin                                                                                                Obituary (p. 7)

Wilbur H Conklin Expires At Carson City Hospital (1963)

     Wilbur H Conklin, of Shepherd died Wednesday, December 11 in the Carson City Hospital.  He was born on October 14, 1882 in Isabella County and lived all of his 81 years in this area.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 14 at the Garber Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Rev Newton Huffine officiation.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Mr Conklin is survived by his brother, Clark Conklin of Route two, Shepherd and 13 nieces and nephews.

 

CARD OF THANKS

CONKLIN - The family of the late Wilbur Conklin wish to thank Rev Huffine, Dr Goblirsch, the Carson City Hospital staff, Garbers Funeral Home, the Ladies Aid for the wonderful lunch, also the neighbors for the beautiful plant.  It was greatly appreciated.

Mr and Mrs Clark Conklin

 

86.  Anna Mary Conroy                                                                                            Obituary (p. 12)

Anna Conroy Expires At CMC Hospital

     Anna Mary Conroy, 77, of 207 W Maple Shepherd died Thursday, November 14 at Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant.

     Funeral services were held Monday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. in St Vincent de Paul Church.  Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery in Mt Pleasant.

     Mrs Conroy is survived by two daughters, Marie Huber of Mt Pleasant and Agnes Clevenger of Shepherd with whom she resided; 18 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one sister, Catherine Wilkie of Mt Pleasant.  Her husband, Edward Conroy preceded her in death in 1956.

 

87.  George E Conroy                                                                                              Obituary (p. 11)

George Conroy Passes Feb 10

     George E Conroy of 208 W Hall St, passed away Monday, February 10, at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant.  He was born on Feb 14, 1881 at Montrose, Michigan.

     Mr Conroy was a retired farmer and lived in this community for 50 years.

     Rosary will be said February 12, 1964 at 8:30 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home.

     Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 13, 1964 at 10:30 a.m. at the St Vincent de Paul Church with Father Roczen officiating.  Interment will be in St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

     He is survived by his wife Bertha Conroy, a son, Robert Conroy of Warren, Michigan, 6 grandchildren, one brother, Fred Conroy of Shepherd, three sisters, Mrs Eugene Brown of Mt Pleasant, Michigan, Mrs James Murray of Shepherd, and Mrs Phil Servoss of Bellaire, Mich.

 

88.  Thomas L Conway                                                                                            Obituary (p. 20)

Thomas L. Conway

     Thomas L. Conway, 50, of 7230 E. Townline Lake Road, Harrison, passed away May 16, 1971, at his home.  Mr. Conway was a lifetime resident of the Harrison area.  He was born October 31, 1920 in Saginaw, the son of Sherman and Ella (Bailey) Conway.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corps for four years.

     Surviving are his wife, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Bigelow of Alma; three sons, Jack of Harrison, Wallace of Lansing, and Thomas of Dewitt; one sister, Mrs. Betty Lou Marston of Alma; two brothers, Robert of Harrison and Kenneth of Flint, and 10 grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19, 1971 at 1:00 p.m. from Coker’s Harrison Chapel with Elder Dal Beavers officiating.  Interment was in Maple Grove cemetery, Harrison.

 

89.  Alice Coomer                                                                                                     Obituary (p. 42)

Former Residents Mark 25th Anniv.

     Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hetherington marked their 25th Wedding Anniversary Saturday afternoon at their home in Midland.  Their daughters and husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Emmer Jr, of Lansing and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reynolds of rural Grand Ledge hosted the open house held from two to five o’clock.

     Among the honored guests for the occasion were the parents of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hetherington and Mrs. Claude Coomer all of Shepherd, Mr. Coomer was unable to attend because of illness, Alex Coomer, brother of Mrs. Hetherington of Lima Peru South America was also present, as were other brothers and sisters of the couple living in nearby areas.

     A large number of lovely gifts were received during the afternoon.  Refreshments of anniversary cake, punch and coffee were served by the hostesses, Miss Janice Hetherington cut the beautifully decorated cake.

     Alice Coomer and Harold Hetherington were married November 25, 1942 at a quiet ceremony held at the home of the bride in Shepherd with Rev. L. J. Hoover performing the ceremony.  Following Mr. Hetheringtons return from, three years in the Army during World War II the couple made their home in Shepherd for some time before moving to Midland where Mr. Hetherington is employed at the Dow Chemical Company.

 

90.  Deloris Coomer                                                                                      Misc (p. 38)

Announce Engagement

     Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nestle of Alma, announce the engagement of their daughter, Deloris Coomer to Michael L. Baird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Biarrd of Alma.

     Deloris is the daughter of the late Hubert Coomer and granddaughter of the late Harry Coomer of Shepherd.

     A February wedding is being planned by the couple.

 

91.  Dolores Jane Coomer                                                                                      Marriage (p. 38)

Candlelight Service for Baird-Coomer Wedding

     In the presence of their immediate families, Dolores Jane Coomer and Michael LeRoy Baird were united in marriage at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, January 15 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening.  The candle light service was performed by Dr. John Tracy Luke.  Attending the bride was Sandra Streeter and Michael Streeter was best man.  Traditional wedding music was played by Mrs. Winifred Hart.

     Dolores is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nestle of Alma.  The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lyon Baird, also of Alma.

     The bride was attired in a two piece street length, white brocade sheath.  Her shoulder length veil was secured at the crown by an arrangement of leaf petals and pearls.  Dolores carried a bouquet of tiger orchids, red sweetheart roses, white carnations and green ivy.

     Sandra wore a street length, two piece sheath of pink with matching headpiece.  Her flowers were an arrangement of white and pink carnations.

     Mrs. Nestle selected an olive green knit, worn with matching accessories.  Mrs. Baird, the groom’s mother, chose a dress of turquoise with white accessories.  Each wore a corsage of wine colored orchids.

     Honored guest was Mrs. Gladys Adams, grandmother of the groom.

     A reception for 15 guests was held at the V.F.W. Hall following the ceremony.  Guests were from Detroit, Lansing, Shepherd, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis, Ithaca, E___ Hall, Wheeler, Saginaw and Alma.

          At the bride’s table, a four-tiered cloverleaf cake, decorated with white bells, yellow roses and topped by a tiny bride and groom, was cut and served by Mrs. Michael Streeter.  The cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. Ralph Cater.

     Miss Chris Hankins, Mt. Pleasant were in charge of the gifts.  Miss Priscilla Nestle, sister of the bride, presided at the punch bowl, with Miss Linda Potter taking care of the guest book.

     Dolores is a graduate of Alma High School and Delta Beauty College.  She is presently employed at Nola’s Beauty Shop.  LeRoy, also an Alma High Graduate, is at Lansing Oldsmobile.  The couple are at home at 326 E. Downie Street, Alma.

(includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

92.  Harry Coomer                                                                                                    Mariage (p. 33)

Wed In Florida

     Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Leila) Coomer are making their home at the Rainbow Trailer Park, Palmetto, Florida.  They were married Wednesday, February 1 at the Methodist parsonage at seven o’clock in the evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Willis Sandbrook were their attendants.

     A shower including an electric fry pan and a money tree was given by friends, and refreshments of ice cream and cake were served.

     Mrs. Coomer is formerly of Lakeview, Indiana, near South Bend.

     The couple plan to come north sometime in May.

 

93.  Leila Coomer                                                                                                     Marriage (p. 33)

Wed In Florida

     Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Leila) Coomer are making their home at the Rainbow Trailer Park, Palmetto, Florida.  They were married Wednesday, February 1 at the Methodist parsonage at seven o’clock in the evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Willis Sandbrook were their attendants.

     A shower including an electric fry pan and a money tree was given by friends, and refreshments of ice cream and cake were served.

     Mrs. Coomer is formerly of Lakeview, Indiana, near South Bend.

     The couple plan to come north sometime in May.

 

94.  Robert E Coomer                                                                                              Misc (p. 40)

Bob Coomer Promoted To Master Sgt.

     Andrews AFB, Washington, D.C. Technical Sergeant Robert E. Coomer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Coomer, Shepherd, has been selected for promotion to the grade of Master Sergeant.  Sergeant Coomer, a 1951 Shepherd High School graduate, is Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Quality Control Section, Deputy Chief of Staff/Personnel, Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command.  Sergeant Coomer has also been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his outstanding duty performance while assigned to the Air Force Western Test Range, Vandenberg AFB, California from 15 May 1964 thru 31 July 1966.

 

95.  Marie L (Tyler) Cooney                                                                         Obituary (p. 13)

Mrs. Marie L. Cooney         

     ST. LOUIS - Mrs. Marie L. Cooney, 71, of rural St. Louis, passed away Saturday evening Feb. 24, at the Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma where she had been for two days.  She had been in poor health the last six months.

     Mrs. Cooney was born in Paulding County, Ohio, on April 8, 1896, the daughter of Mary and Enoch Tyler.  In Detroit, on Sept. 18, 1940, she was united in marriage to William Cooney, and in 1942, they moved to St. Louis, where she had since lived.  Mr. Cooney preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1966.

     Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Totten of St. Louis and one brother, James Tyler of rural St. Louis.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 27, at 1:30 p.m. from the Carter Funeral Home in St. Louis.  The Rev. Kenneth Corbet of St. Louis, officiated and interment was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis.

 

96.  Charles Coughlin                                                                                               Obituary (p. 7)

Charles Coughlin, 78 Dies AT St. Louis

     Mr Charles Coughlin, 78, father of Martin Coughlin of rural Shepherd, passed away Saturday, September 15, at the Golden Acres Convalescent Home at St Louis.  The funeral was held at the Sacred Heart Church at Mt Pleasant Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.  Interment in St Patrick cemetery at Irishtown.

     Here to attend the funeral from away were:  Mr and Mrs Purl Overfield and son Jack.  Mr and Mrs Edward Coughlin, Mr and Mrs Charles Coughlin, Mr Robert Coughlin and Miss Margaret Coughlin, all of Davison; Mr and Mrs Edward Ostrom and daughter, Mary Ellen of Flint; Mr and Mrs Robert Parks and daughters, Nancy and Roberta, of Dexter; Mr and Mrs Martin Conroy and son, Bill; Mr and Mrs Robert Conroy and Mr and Mrs Everett Boilinger, all of Flint.

 

97.  Martin Coughlin                                                                                     Misc (p. 45)

Veteran Visits Son At Old Training Site

     Martin Coughlin spent the Labor Day week end visiting his son, Dan who is training with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fourt Bragg, South Carolina.  Mr. Coughlin spent two years, when the camp was first built during World War II,  At this place before going overseas.

     Accompanying Mr. Coughlin were his wife Evelyn, daughter Yvonne and Kathy, Mrs. Ethel Caszatt and Sandy Wilson.

     The group visited the drop area where Dan has landed during his night parachute drops.  They were housed at the guest house on the base.

     After noting the many changes, Mr. Coughlin found that the only building which was much the same was the old Head Quarters which was one of the first buildings erected.

     On Sunday they all enjoyed a trip to Southport, North Carollina where the girls enjoyed their first look at the Atlantic ocean.

     The group headed for home on Monday by way of the Skyline route through the Blue Ridge mountains, arriving home early Tuesday morning.

 

98.  Amy A Courter                                                                                                   Obituary (p. 15)

Amy A Courter

     Mrs. Amy A. Courter, 82, Route 2, Alma, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, at Midland General Hospital.

     She was born Sept. 2, 1889 in Thomasboro, Ill., and was preceeded in death by her husband, William, who died in 1949.

     She is survived by three sons, Glen and Arthur of Alma, and Thomas of Midland.  Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Mary Pung of Beal City; 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

     In addition Mrs. Courter is survived by three brothers and five sisters.  They are John, Fred and Homer Towersey, all of Alma, Mrs. Jeanette Frisbee, Mrs. Bessie Frisbee, and Mrs. Mary Watson, all of Alma, Mrs. Louise Best of Shelby and Mrs. Emma Mattern of Saginaw.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1 at the Forest Hill Church of Christ for Mrs. Amy A. Courter with the Rev. Roy Barken officiating.  Burial was in the Wright Cemetery, with the Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

99.  Douglas M Cowles                                                                                            Obituary (p. 31)

Douglas M. Cowles

     Douglas M. Cowles, 15, 201 W. Hall Street, Shepherd, drowned Wednesday in the Little Salt River.

     Funeral Services are Friday at 11 a.m. at the Garber-Berry Funeral Home, Shepherd, Rev. Joseph Dudley officiating.  Interment is at the Salt River Cemetery.

     Born July 31, 1962, in Grayling, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cowles.  He was a student at Shepherd High School.

     He is survived by his parents, two brothers; Phillip and Dennis, both living at home and a sister, Jennifer, also living at home.

     Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilber of Shepherd and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Verda Cowles of Houghton Lake.

 

100.  Gorton Edward Curtiss                                                                                   Misc (p. 27)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hohlbein of Route 3, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Barbara to Gordon Edward Curtiss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Curtiss of 153 E. Cottage, Shepherd.

(includes a picture of Mary Barbara)

 

101.  Gordon E Curtiss                                                                                             Misc (p. 45)

Seaman and Mrs. Gordon E. Curtiss are the proud parents of a nine poinds and one ounce daughter born February 12 in the U.S. Navy Hospital at Portsmouth, Virginia.  The little Miss has been named Dondi Lynn.  The proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Curtiss and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hohlbein all of Shepherd.

(Feb 2, 1968)

 

102.  Grant O Curtiss                                                                                                Obituary (p. 8)

Grant Curtiss Passes Suddenly Tues., Feb. 23

     Grand O Curtiss, died very suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, February 23, 1965.  He was born November 29, 1889 in Eaton County, Michigan to Edward and Grace Curtiss.   Mr Curtiss was a Life Member of the Winn Masonic Lodge, and had lived in Winn and around Winn most of his life being in various business there.  He was with Dow Chemical company during World War II, but later retired to Shepherd, where he had resided the last several years.

     He is survived by his wife, Luella, two sons, Edward R of Shepherd and William R of Mt Pleasant, two grandsons and one granddaughter.

     Funeral services were held at the Garber Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, with Mr Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

CARD OF THANKS

CURTISS - We are sincerely grateful to our friends, neighbors and relatives for their many expressions of sympathy in the bereavement of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather.  We especially want to thank Mr Huffine, the Garber Funeral Home, Ceder Valley #383, O.E.S. #377, Agatha Swenson and the Women’s Missionary Council.

Mrs Grant O Curtiss and family

 

103.  Edward C Dale                                                                                                Misc (p. 45)

Former Resident In New Clinic Job

     Dr. Edward C. Dale, a former resident of Shepherd has been named Clinical Director of the Newberry State Hospital in the Upper Peninsula.

     For eight years he was director of the Michigan State University Mental Health Clinic and before that was director of the Vererans Administration regional mental health clinic in Detroit.

     He is a graduate of Albion College and Wayne State University, and had practiced medicine in Shepherd before serving in Africa during World War II with the Army Medical Corps.

     After his discharge from service, Dr. Dale received psychiatric training at the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kan.

     He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in psychiatry, and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Dale holds memberships in the American Medical Association, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Michigan Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.

(Feb 1968)

 

104.  Bonnie Kay Dangler                                                                                        Misc (p 36)

John Dangler and Ila Dangler, both of Mt. Pleasant, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie Kay, to Richard Martin Yates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Yates of Shepherd.  The bride elect is employed at the Isabella County State Bank and is attending Central Michigan University, where she will be a junior this year.  Her fiance is associated with the Mid-State Fertilizer Company in Shepherd.  An August 17th wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Bonnie Kay)

 

105.  Jeaneen May Davidson                                                                                 Marriage (p 24)

Jeaneen May Davidson and James David Doepker were united in marriage in a November 7 ceremony at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Shepherd.  Rev. Edward Boucher officiated at the Nuptial Mass at an altar graced with white mums and red carnations.

     Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Willard Davidson of 96 South Meridian Road, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Doepker of Shepherd.

     John Gorman cousin of the groom was soloist.  He was accompanied by Mrs. Cecil Swenson at the organ.

     The bride, given in marriage by her father, approached the altar wearing a gown of ivory poie de soie fashioned with beaded alonson lace enhancing the ruffled high rise neckline, Elizabethian sleeves, and the empire waistline.  From her waistline fell softly an aline floor length skirt which extended into a cathedral train.  Her matching bonnet headpiece was held secure by English illusion veiling and she carried an arrangement of red forever roses, baby carnations and baby breath.  During the ceremony the bride placed a bouquet of red roses at the altar of the Blessed Virgin.

     The brides sister, Mrs. Stephen Lentz, was the matron of honor.  The bridesmaids were Karen Doepker and Kay Doepker sisters of the groom.  The attendants wore identical gowns with ruffled corded lace collars jabots and bishop sleeves. accented with ruby red covered buttons.  From their empire waistline sashed with circular buckles fell ruby velvet skirts.  Dior bows flattered their Bandeaux headpieces and they carried nosegays of dusty rose carnations and red roses.

     The groomsmen were Ti__ Davidson, brother of the bride and Philip Curtiss, friend of the groom from Owosso.  Seating the guests were James Kunik and Jack Whitmore, Billy Davidson was ring bearer.

     The dinner and reception was held immediately following the wedding at the Elk’s Club.  Doris LaVier cousin of the bride was in charge of the guest book.  Mrs. Onstott aunt of the groom and Mrs. Jean Kornexl served the wedding cake.

     The brides mother greeted the guests wearing a two piece eggshell knit suit with brown accessories.  The bridegroom’s mother wore a two piece beige brocaded dress with gold accessories.  The mothers wore corsages of white phalaenopsis orchids.

     When the couple left for their honeymoon in Florida the bride wore a red and black plaid suit with ack paten accessories.  The newly weds are now at 425 West Wright Ave., Shepherd, Michigan.

     Honored guests were the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert LaVier of Midland.

     The bride was a graduate from Bullock Creek High School and her husband is a Shepherd High School and Ferris State College graduate.  The groom is an employee of McKay Press in Midland.

(includes picture of couple)

 

106.  Clara Belle Davis                                                                                             Obituary (p 21)

OBITUARY

Clara Belle Davis

     Clara Belle Davis, 93, passed away March 2, 1972 at the Ardis rest home in Farwell.  Mrs. Davis was a life-long resident of the Harrison area.  She was born in Standish, Sept. 25, 1878 and was married to William Davis in 1894 at Trout Creek, Mich.  He preceded her in death in 1948.  Also preceding her in death were tow sons Rush and Archie.

     Mrs. Davis was a member of the Gold Star Mothers and the Harrison order of Eastern Star.

     Surviving are four sons Judson of Harrison, Howard of California, Alvin, Serving in the merchant marine, and Royce of Illinois; five daughters Juanita Krogel of Harrison, Elvie Chaffee of Harrison, Maude Darling of Harrison, Mable Lamb of Gladwin and Alma Haenke of Washington; 25 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren and two sisters Mrs. Elvie Clausin of California, and Mrs. Lottie Cline of Sterling.

     Funeral services were held Sunday, Mar. 5 at 1:30 p.m. from Coker’s Harrison chapel with Elder Dale Beavers officiating.  Interment was in the Maple Grove cemetery, Harrison.

 

107.  Louis Lynn Davis                                                                                            Misc (p 11)

Seven Die In Two-Car Crash

     Seven persons, including four children from one family met sudden death in a two-car crash five miles north-east of Shepherd late Thursday afternoon, September 17, with no survivors nor eye witnesses to give an accurate account of exactly what caused the accident.

     The Michigan State Police and Midland Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident and reported that a possible tire blowout may have caused the car driven by David Allen Mallay, 18, of Route 1, Shepherd, to swerve across the road into the path of the car driven by James Leonard, who was nearing his residence on his way home from his job in St Louis.  Leonard was driving alone and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

     In the Mallay auto were Therie Lee Schaeffer, 17; Linda Faye Schaeffer, 15, Terry Lynn Schaeffer, 2; James Schaeffer, 16; and Louis Davis, 16.  The Schaeffer children were all members of the family of Mrs Mildred Schaeffer, former residents of Shepherd and recently moved to the St Louis area.  Louis Davis is the son of Mr and Mrs Donald Davis of Shepherd.

     All victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Midland County Medical Examiner, Dr G Fred Moench except James Schaeffer and David Mallay.  They were taken to Central Michigan Community Hospital where they both died shortly after admittance.

     Both cars were total losses. (pictures in scrapbook)

     Funeral services for the victims were held Sunday and Monday and efforts are being made to give financial aid to the Schaeffer family.  Anyone wishing to make a contribution to this fund may do so by mailing their check to Roger Stowell at the Shepherd State Bank or by leaving their contribution with him.  Stowell is the president of the Shepherd Jaycees and teller at the bank.

 

108.  Louis Lynn Davis                                                                                            Obituary (p 11)

Louis Lynn Davis

     Louis Lynn Davis, was born new Winn, February 12, 1948.  Died on September 10, 1964 following an automobile accident on Coleman Road near Shepherd Rd.  He was a student at Shepherd High School.

     Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 13, 1964 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Fr Edward Roczen officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     He is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Donald Davis, three sisters, Mrs Nancy Hutchinson of Shepherd, Patricia and Jackie at home, three brothers, Keith, Larry and Jerry at home, a grandmother, Mrs Eva Davis of Shepherd, ten step-brothers and 5 step-sisters.

 

CARD OF THANKS

DAVIS-  We would like to thank all our friends for the food and flowers, Garber Funeral Home, Fr Roczen for his comforting words in the loss of our son and brother, Louis Davis.

Mr and Mrs Donald Davis and family

 

109.  Mrs. Floyd Davis                                                                                              Obituary (p 46)

another paper...

     Ben Wonsey father of Charles Wonsey died suddenly Saturday evening.  Funeral services were held Tuesday with interment in the Lincoln Center Cemetery.

     Wm. Hungerford a life time resident of this community passed away Sunday.  Sympathy is extended to the family.

     Mrs Floyd Davis passed away Thursday evening after a long illness.  The bereaved family have our sympathy.

 

110.  Robert Lee Davis                                                                                            Misc (p 39)

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rhode wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margie, to Robert Lee Davis, grandson of Mrs. Eva Davis.

     A June wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Margie)

 

111.  Robert Lee Davis                                                                                            Marriage (p 39)

Lovely Wedding At Church Of Christ

     Miss Margie Mary Rhode became the bride of Robert Lee Davis in a ceremony performed by Rev. Newton L. Huffine in the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ, Shepherd, on Saturday, June 24 at 3:00.

    Two hundred fifty guests attended the wedding which united a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Rhode of Shepherd and a grandson of Mrs. Eva Davis, also of Shepherd.

     Miss Susan Guild accompanied Mrs. Richard Babcock who sang “I Love You Truly” and “The Lord’s Prayer”.

      The Bride, who was escorted up the aisle by her father, wore a abilerina length acetate and nylon lace gown with scalloped sides peated with net inserts and lined with taffeta.  The underskirt was of nylon net.  She carried a white bible decorated with pink roses.

     Misses Irene and Donna Rhode attended their sister as bridesmaids.  Mrs. Sharon Rhode, sister-in-law of the bride, was Matron of honor.  Miss Carol Rhode, a cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.  All of the bridal attendants were identically gowned in peacock blue sheer nylon over whispering acetate taffeta.  Their picture hats were decorated with petite bows with a big bow on the back of the hat.  They carried pink roses.

     Mr. Robert Rhode the bride’s brother was best man.  Jerry Haley and Richard Davis, cousins of the groom were groomsmen.  Ushers were Deral Davis, a brother of the groom and Bud Clause, a cousin.

     Members of the wedding party and the immediate families attended a dinner at the home of the bride’s parents after the ceremony.

     The evening reception was held at Deerfield Center at 8:30.  Miss pat Mitchel, a cousin of the bride, was in charge of the guest book.

     The bride’s mother wore a romance blue sheath dress and her corsage was red roses.  Mrs. Davis wore an aqua dress. 

     After a one week’s wedding trip the young couple will be at home in DeWitt, Michigan.

     Out of town guests were present from Lansing, Beal City, Flint, Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, Mason, Holt, Six Lakes, Charlotte, Leaton, Wisconsin and Texas.   (includes picture of bride and groom)

 

112.  Ernest LeRoy (Roy) Dayringer                                                                      Obituary (p 19)

Ernest Dayringer

     Funeral services were June 4 at the Edgewood Church of God for Ernest LeRoy (Roy) Dayringer, 72, 940 S. Ransom Rd., rural Ithaca, who died June 1 at Gratiot Community Hospital.  Rev. Hubert Johnston and Rev. George Bush officiated with burial in the North Star Cemetery.  Barden Funeral Home, Ithaca, was in charge of arrangements.

     Mr. Dayringer was born in Henry County, Ohio, March 17, 1899.  He resided in Sickles for 45 years.  On June 16, 1920, he married Irma Shaw, who survives.

     Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Aumaugher, Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. Kathryn Wight, Alma, and Mrs. Carron Odokara, Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Shaw, Ithaca and Mrs. Lillian Bare, Ashley, and three brothers, Bryan, Ithaca, Howard, Flint, and Frank, St. Louis.

 

113.  Florence Anna (McCarthy) Dean                                                                  Obituary (p 8)

Walt Dean’s Mother Dies At Big Rapids

     Florence Anna Dean, died at Bloomfield Convalescent Home April 24, 1967.  She was born August 24, 1884 in Big Rapids.

     Mrs Dean taught school in Big Rapids and was a nurse.

     Services were held on Wednesday, April 26, 1967 at 10:30 a.m. at the St Vincent de Paul Church.  Fr Edward Roczen officiating.  Interment was in St Mary’s Cemetery in Big Rapids, Michigan.

      Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Deckard of Mt Pleasant; sons Walter Dean of Shepherd, Joseph Dean of San Mates, California; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; brothers: John McCarthy of Big Rapids; Joe and Bill McCarthy of Detroit; sisters; Marie McCarthy and Stella Tucker of Toledo.

 

 

114.  Charles DeBois                                                                                               Obituary (p 18)

Charles DeBois of Route 3, Shepherd died December 6.  He was born November 25, 1907 in Clare.

     Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the J. J. Rush Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, with Rev. Crabbe officiating.  Burial will be in Calvery Cemetery.

     He is survived by his wife, Vergal, two daughters, Agatha Packer of Shepherd, Jo Kistler of Arlington Heights Ill; one son Kenneth of Cadillac; two brothers,  Gerald of Lansing, and Kenneth of Pontiac, two sisters Belle Smith of Holley, Garnette Beach of Pontiac and 13 grandchildren.

 

115.  Elvia Denton                                                                                                    Obituary (p 17)

Rural Shepherd Woman Dies At Saginaw

     Elvia Denton 63, of R-1 Shepherd passed away Sunday, February 24 in the Saginaw General Hospital.

     She was born in Saginaw on February 20, 1900.

     Rev. Herbert Maguire officiated at the funeral services held Tuesday, February 26 from the Stinson Funeral Home with interment in Kelly Cemetery in Greendale Township.

     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Robinson of Shepherd; one son, William Griffin of Saginaw; three step daughters, Mrs. Marie Jewel and Mrs. Isabella Roberts of Shepherd, Mrs. Mary Diehl of Clearwater, Florida; two stepsons Jack and Roy Denton of Mt Pleasant also twelve grandchildren.

 

116.  Teresa Ann DeRushia                                                                                    Obituary (p 13)

Granddaughter of Mrs. Ellen Lynch Passes Saturday

     Mass of the Angels in Memory of Teresa Ann DeRushia, daughter of Tom and Patricia DeRushia, born May 5, 1963.

     Date of death was July 4, 1964 at Alma, Michigan.

     Services were held at St Mary’s Church July 6, 1964 at 11:00 a.m.  Father Richard Rabideau officiated.  Interment was at the Riverside Cemetery at Alma.

 

God’s Garden

God’s Garden has need of a little glower.

It has grown for a time her below.

But in tender love He took it above.

In more favorable cline to grow.

Suffer little Children to come unto Me.

For of such is the Kingdom of God.

 

117.  Carl Dickinson                                                                                     Obituary (p 20)

Carl Dickinson Dies At Alma

     Carl Dickinson, 73, of 9200 South Green Road, Shepherd died last Thrusday, August 19 at the Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma where he had been a patient for about three weeks.  He was born in Gratiot County on May 10, 1898 and was a salesman for Economy Mills.

     Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 22 at the Stinson Funeral Home in Mt Pleasant, with Rev. Malcolm Brown officiating, interment was in the Riverside Cemetery.

     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Norene) Wardrop of Ft. Lawton, Washington; five grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Lee (Iva) Loomis of Shepherd.  His wife preceded him in death in July of 1970.

 

DICKINSON - We wish to thank our relatives, friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness during the illness of Carl

     Dickinson.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the nurses at Gratiot Community Hospital for this professional and personal attention during his

     illness.

We express our appreciation for the service conducted by Rev. Brown, the professional services provided by Stinson Funeral

     Home and the pall bearers.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wardrop

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Loomis

 

118.  James David Doepker                                                                                    Marriage (p 24)

Jeaneen May Davidson and James David Doepker were united in marriage in a November 7 ceremony at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Shepherd.  Rev. Edward Boucher officiated at the Nuptial Mass at an altar graced with white mums and red carnations.

     Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Willard Davidson of 96 South Meridian Road, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Doepker of Shepherd.

     John Gorman cousin of the groom was soloist.  He was accompanied by Mrs. Cecil Swenson at the organ.

     The bride, given in marriage by her father, approached the altar wearing a gown of ivory poie de soie fashioned with beaded alonson lace enhancing the ruffled high rise neckline, Elizabethian sleeves, and the empire waistline.  From her waistline fell softly an aline floor length skirt which extended into a cathedral train.  Her matching bonnet headpiece was held secure by English illusion veiling and she carried an arrangement of red forever roses, baby carnations and baby breath.  During the ceremony the bride placed a bouquet of red roses at the altar of the Blessed Virgin.

     The brides sister, Mrs. Stephen Lentz, was the matron of honor.  The bridesmaids were Karen Doepker and Kay Doepker sisters of the groom.  The attendants wore identical gowns with ruffled corded lace collars jabots and bishop sleeves. accented with ruby red covered buttons.  From their empire waistline sashed with circular buckles fell ruby velvet skirts.  Dior bows flattered their Bandeaux headpieces and they carried nosegays of dusty rose carnations and red roses.

     The groomsmen were Ti__ Davidson, brother of the bride and Philip Curtiss, friend of the groom from Owosso.  Seating the guests were James Kunik and Jack Whitmore, Billy Davidson was ring bearer.

     The dinner and reception was held immediately following the wedding at the Elk’s Club.  Doris LaVier cousin of the bride was in charge of the guest book.  Mrs. Onstott aunt of the groom and Mrs. Jean Kornexl served the wedding cake.

     The brides mother greeted the guests wearing a two piece eggshell knit suit with brown accessories.  The bridegroom’s mother wore a two piece beige brocaded dress with gold accessories.  The mothers wore corsages of white phalaenopsis orchids.

     When the couple left for their honeymoon in Florida the bride wore a red and black plaid suit with ack paten accessories.  The newly weds are now at 425 West Wright Ave., Shepherd, Michigan.

     Honored guests were the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert LaVier of Midland.

     The bride was a graduate from Bullock Creek High School and her husband is a Shepherd High School and Ferris State College graduate.  The groom is an employee of McKay Press in Midland.

(includes picture of couple)

 

119.  Sue Doepker                                                                                                   Misc (p 26)

Mr. and mrs. Ray Doepker, of Owosso, former residents of Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter Sue, to Jeffery Lee Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Clark of Marysvile.

     The couple is planning a July 3 wedding.

(includes a picture of Sue)

 

120.  Vicki Sue Doepker                                                                                          Marriage (p 35)

Doepker - Ross, Speak Vows

     Vicki Sue Deopker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Doepker of 207 Cottage Street, Shepherd became the bride of James Carl Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ross of rural Shepherd at the St. Vincent de Paul Church Sturday September 28, 1963 at 11:30  A.M. with Father Edward Roczen officiating.

     The bride given away by her father gowned in a floor length gown of silk organza over taffeta.  The fitted bodice was accented by re-embroidered aleion love medalions and seed pearls that cascaded down the front of the dress, long tapered sleeves & a scoop neckline were featured.  The chapel train was bustled for the reception.  Her boufant veil was imported silk illusion, held in place by a crown of tiny orange blossoms and pearlized leaves.  Her only jewelry was a tiny gold cross a gift of the bridegroom.

     The brides flowers were a cascade of pink sweetheart roses entwined with ivy.

      Maid of Honor Carolyn Siefker cousin of the bride, of Saline Michigan, Bridesmaids Sharon Ross, sister of the groom, Shepherd and Becky Adams, friend of the bride of Shepherd.

     The bridesmaids wore powder blue peau de sole floor length dresses, scooped necklines with Italian length sleeves.  The controlled belled skirt with soft unpressed pleats in the back was accented by large flat bow streaming to hemline, matching rose petals with boufant veils were their headpieces.  Bridesmaids flowers were colonial bouquets of pink carnations surrounded by white carnations.

     The Maid of honors dress was the same as bridesmaids only in Cattillion Blue.  Her flowers were a colonial bouquet of white carnations surrounded by pink carnations.

     Flower Girl Dee Ann Doepker sister of the bride wore a powder blue peau de sole floor length dress with scoop meckline and Italian length sleeves and semi-full skirt with large flat bow in the back.  She dropped red rose petals.  Ring bearer was Douglas Schultheiss, cousin of the groom.

     Best Man was Mike Miller, of Midland, friend of the groom.  Groomsmen were Bill Ross, brother of the groom, of St. Louis and Boyd Curtiss of Winn.  Ushers were Jack Ross, brother of the groom, and John Doepker, brother of the bride.

     The brides mother chose a sheath dress of autumn beige brocade with brown accessories.  The Bridegrooms mother wore a sheath dress of pale blue brocade and matching shoes with white gloves and purse.

     The wedding breakfast was served at the Kitchenette Restaurant in Shepherd.

     A reception was held at the C.S.A. Hall St Louis at 8 p.m. in the evening for three-hundred guests.  The grooms aunt, Mrs. Alverta Sauder of Midland made the wedding cake.  Marsha Schultheiss cousin of the groom attended the guest book.  Mrs. Lois Moeggenberg of St. Johns aunt of the bride and Mrs. Edma Siefker of Saline, aunt of the bride served the cake.

     The couple left on a wedding trip in Northern Michigan and are now at home on route three Shepherd.

     The bride is a graduate of the Shepherd High School class of 1962, and the Groom is also a graduate of shepherd High School with the class of 1963 and is a farmer.

     Out of town guests were from New York, Midland, St. Louis, Alma, Mt Pleasant, Weidman, Saginaw, Coleman, St. Johns, Strugis, Clare, Brighton, Pontaic, Flint, Ohio and Bay City.

     Special guests were the brides grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roethlisberger and Mr. Edward Doepker.

(includes picture of bride and groom)

 

121.  McKinley (Mack) Earegood                                                                           Obituary (p 18)

McKinley Earegood Dies At Home

     McKinley (Mack) Earegood, __, of Route 3, Shepherd died at his home Monday, April 12, 1965.  He was born in LaGrange County, Indiana, September 22, 1996.

     Mr. Earegood was a Veteran of World War I and a life resident of the Shepherd area.

     Funeral services will be held this afternoon Wednesday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Priest officiating.  Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Breckenridge.

     Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Commings, of Route 3, Shepherd, a son, LaVern Earegood of Lansing, Michigan; 5 grandchildren, one brother, James Earegood of St. Louis, Michigan; and two sisters, Rhea Condon of Alma, and Ruby Bott of Gaines, Michigan.

 

122.  Alice Marie Easton                                                                                          Obituary (p 16)

Alice Easton Dies in Grand Rapids

     Mrs. Alice Marie Easton of 405 W. Main Street, Edmore, Mich., who was born in Belvidere Township, Montcam County August 10, 1010 passed away September 8, 1970 at the Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michgian.

     The services were held at the Stebbins Funeral Home at Edmore, Michigan September 11, 1970 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Arlo Vandlen officiating and intement in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes, Michigan.

     She is survived by her husband, John A. Easton, one brother, Clyde Johnson of Edmore; six sisters, Mrs. Edith Whitney of Kalamazoo; Mrs. Sylvia Lee of Big Rapids; Mrs. Thelma Christofferson of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Eunice Joley of Wheeler and Mrs. Helen Sample of Six Lakes.

 

123.  Sharon Louise Edgar                                                                         Misc (p 41)

Bride-Elect --

     Mr. and Mrs. James Edgar of Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Louise, to Petty Officer 3/c, James Eugene Hynes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hynes also of Shepherd.  The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Mrs. Joyce Edgar.  She is presently employed at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland.  Her fiance is stationed at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes.  No definite date has been set for the wedding.

(includes picture of Sharon)

 

124.  Janet Mary Ehler                                                                                             Marriage (p 33)

Janet Mary Ehler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ehler of Route 1, Shepherd, exchanged wedding vows with Mr. Thomas Oberliesen of Center Line, Michigan in a noon ceremony at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Saturday, June 24.  Rev. Father Roczen, the pastor, was the celebrant of the Nuptual Mass.

     The bride was lovely in a white silk organza over satin gown with lace appliques studded with sequins on the bodice and front of skirt.  Organza roses held the pleating which flowed __m the side front to the back of the gown, where the skirt fell into a chapel train.  She wore a sequin crown draped with a finger tip veil, and she carried a cascade of white roses with ivy.

     Judy Ehler, the bride’s sister was maid of honor and a sister of the groom, Susanna Oberliesen of Center Line, was the bridesmaid.  Junior bridesmaids were Kathy Ehler, another sister of the bride, and Gerry Smith, a niece of the groom, also from Center Line.

     Richard Oberliesen served his brother as best man and Don Beck, also of Center Line, was groomsman.

     The bridal attendants were similarly attired in ice blue chiffon over taffeta with belled skirts, scooped necklines and three-quarter length sleeves, dramatically set off with two chiffon roses at the back.  They wore rose hats and blue satin shoes.  Their pearl necklaces were a gift from the bride.  Their flowers were cascades of variegated pink carnations with ivy. 

     Miss Margaret Simon was the organist.  Miss Frances Promate of Detroit was the guest soloist.

     The main altar of the church was decorated with bouquets of white peonies, while the side altars had bouquets of pink peonies.  There were approximately one hungred seventy five guests in attendance.

     A reception-diinner was held at the Engers in Mt. Pleasant immediately following the church ceremony.  Miss Mary Murphy of Mt. Pleasant was in charge of the Guest Book.

   Mrs. Ehler, the mother of the bride, received the guests in a blue lace dress with white accessories.  She wore a white rose corsage.

     Following a wedding trip the couple will make their home in Detroit where the groom, a son of Frank Oberliesen of Center Line, is employed.

     Out of town guests were present from Iowa, Minnesota, Farmington, Detroit, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Center Line, Warren, Mt. Clemens, Sandusky, Dearborn, Flint, Ferndale and Madison Heights.

(includes a picture of the bride)

 

125.  Walter S Emmer Jr                                                                                          Misc (p 42)

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hetherington of 312 Eastlawn Drive, Midland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jo Ann to Walter S. Emmer jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Emmer Sr., of Haslett.

     Jo Ann is a graduate of the Midland High School and employed at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland and her fiancee is employed at the Oldsmobile in Lansing.

     A June wedding is being planned.

     Jo Ann is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hetherington and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Coomer of Shepherd.

(includes a picture of Jo Ann)

 

126.  Joseph Fanning                                                                                              Obituary (p 3)

Joseph Fanning, 42, Killed In Early Morning Auto Accident

     Mr. Joseph Fanning was killed instantly early Tuesday A.M. when his truck hit a tree on the County Line Road between Midland and Isabella Counties.

     Joseph Fanning was born August 23, 1922 in Boyne Falls, and died Tuesday, October 6.

     He was a veteran of World War II.  Mr. Fanning is survived by his wife, Evelyn, three daughters: Mary Jane, JoAnne and Suzanne, one son, Richard all at home.  Three step-daughters, Miss Shirley Horbath of Lansing, Mrs. Rose Mary Cronin of Lansing, Miss Linda Horbath of Alma, three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mildred Clark of Tucson, Arizona, one brother, Mr. Bernard Fanning who was killed in World War II.  Also leaves a host of relatives and friends.

     Rosary Service will be held at the Garber Funeral Home on Thursday evening, October 8 at 88:00 p.m. 

     Military Funeral Services will be held Friday morning, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. from the Garber Funeral Home with Father Edward Roczen officiating.

     Burial will be in St Vincent de Paul Cemetery

 

FANNING - We wish to extend our sincere thanks to relatives friends and neighbors for their expressions of sympathy and their help by bringing food and harvesting the beans at the passing of our husband and father.  Our special thanks to Father Roczen for his reassuring words and encouragement, Garbers for funeral arrangements, Margaret Simon for music, V.F.W. Auxiliary, and St Vincent de Paul Ladies Altar Society for the lovely dinner, V.F.W. for military honors and Dr Goblirsch for his thoughtfulness, God Bless each of you.  The Joe Fanning Family

 

127.  Pamela Kay Farnan                                                                                        Misc (p 24)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Farnan are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Kay to Rick Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson of Shepherd.

     Pam and Rick are both graduates of the Shepherd High School with the class of 1972.  She is employed at the Gould Drug Store, and he is employed at Brown’s Standard Service in Shepherd.  Not date has been set for the wedding.

(includes picture of Pamela)

 

128.  Sandra Joe Farnan                                                                                         Misc (p 24)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Farnan are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Joe, to Gary Koester, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. (Dick) Koester of rural Shepherd.  Sandy and Gary are 1969 graduates of Shepherd High School and are both seniors at Michigan State University.  Gary will be a veterinarian when he graduates.  No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Sandra)

 

129.  Arnold F Feltman                                                                                             Obituary (p 7)

Arnold Feltman Passes Saturday

     Arnold F Feltman, 125 Chippewa Street, passed away at his residence on Saturday, October 17.  He was born September 13, 1889 in Putman County, Ohio.  Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, October 21, at St Vincent de Paul Church with Rev Father Harold Feltman as celebrant.  Burial was in St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

     Mr Feltman moved to Shepherd in 1919 and was a field man for the former Isabella Sugar Company for many years.  He was married on February 22, 1922 to Josephine Kleman at St John’s Church in Glandorf, Ohio and they celebrated their Golden Anniversary on February 22, 1961.

     Survived by his wife, Josephine, 3 sons, George and Elmer of Shepherd, Rev Father Harold of Frankford, 4 daughters, Mrs. Lucile Dill and Mrs. Donelda Kalmar both of Shepherd, Mrs. Lucinda Smolek of St Louis, and Mrs Mary Ann Warnimont of Miller City, Ohio and one brother Harry of St Louis, 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

     Rosary services were held on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the J.J. Rush Funeral Home in Mt Pleasant.

 

130.  Coleen Feltman                                                                                               Misc (p 45)

Birthday Celebrations

     Thirty four relatives and friends met at 7:00 at the I.O.O.F. Hall Tuesday evening April 4 for a surprise birthday party on Miss Kathleen Williams and Mrs. Alice Minser, both of Riverdale.

     Three cakes were beautifully decorated for the event by Mrs. Minser who planned the party for Kathleen, Mrs. Helen Yarnell for both girls and Mrs. Donna DeLong for Mrs. Minser.

     Playing pepper and dancing were the entertainment for the evening after which the cake and ice cream were served.  The two ladies then opened their many lovely gifts.

     Coleen Feltman, 10 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Feltman was the guest of honor at a surprise birthday party held at her home last Thursday afternoon at 4:30.  Her ten guests were school chums.  They enjoyed refreshments of cake and ice cream, played games and records.  Coleen received many lovely and useful gifts.

(picture)

 

131.  Gabriel A Feltman                                                                                           Obituary (p 7)

Gabriel A Feltman Dies Friday Evening

     Gabriel A Feltman, 52 of Route 2, Shepherd died last Friday evening, August 22.  He was born September 22, 1917 in Ottawa, Ohio.

     Mr Feltman has been associated with the Brattin Lumber Company for a number of years.  He came to Shepherd in 1918, was a member of the V.F.W. St Vincent de Paul Church and the Knights of Columbus he also served in the Air Force in World War II.

     Funeral services were held Monday, August 25 at 11 a.m. at the St Vincent de Paul Church, Father Edward Boucher officiated, with burial in the church cemetery.  Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     Surviving are his wife, Helen; one daughter, Teresa, and one son, Christopher, both at home; six sisters: Mrs Sally Heil of Carson City, Mrs Emma Russell of Muskegon, Mrs Edna Dean and Mrs Rita Gail both of Shepherd, Mrs Margaret Remesoski of Taylor, Mrs Mildred Miller of Mt Pleasant, Mrs Ruth Courter and Mrs Catherine Courter both of Alma; four brothers: Wilbert, Leo, and John all of Shepherd and Vern of Dearborn Heights, also several nieces and nephews.

 

FELTMAN - Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks for the many acts of kindness shown to us at the time of the loss of our husband and father Gabriel”Gabe” Feltman.

     We would like to give a special thanks to Dr Dearing and the Central Michigan Community Hospital ambulance drivers; to Monsignor Dunphy and Father Boucher; to Garber Funeral Home; to the Knights of Columbus Council #29667, Alma, for coming as a group for their Rosary; to the members of the Joe Ulsh Post #1215, to the Altar Society of St Vincent de Paul Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Joe Ulsh Post #8215 V.F.W. for the dinner; and to all the people who send cards, flowers and food.  May God bless all of you.

Helen Feltman

Teresa and Christopher Feltman

 

132.  Josephine (Klemen) Feltman                                                                        Obituary (p 7)

Josephine Feltman Dies Saturday

     Mrs. Josephine Feltman, 78 of Shepherd died at the Medical care Facility Saturday, August 2.  She was born April 28, 1891 in Glandorf, Ohio.  She came to Michigan in 1919 and has lived in the Shepherd area since that time.

     She is survived by three sons, George and Elmer of Shepherd, Fr Harold Feltman of Frankfort; four daughters, Mrs Lucille Dill and Mrs Donelda Kalmar of Shepherd, Mrs Lucinda Smolek of St Louis and Mrs Mary Ann Warnimont of Miller City, Ohio; a sister, Mrs Ann Reanon of Lima, Ohio, two brothers, Elmer Klemen of Ottawa, Ohio and Herman Klemen of Springfield, Ohio, 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 5 at 11 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Church Father Harold Feltman will be celebrant at the Mass assisted by Fr Raymond Moeggenborg of Lake Odessa and Fr Vern Surminski of Marine City.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

FELTMAN - We wish to thank the Shepherd Clinic, the Davis Clinic, Pleasant Manor, Isabella Medical Facility, Central Michigan Community Hospital for the care extended to our beloved mother who passed away recently.  The Garber Funeral Home also friends who extended a helping hand also for the Floral and Spiritual Bouquets.  And to Father Moeggenberg, Father Sierminski, and Father Boucher for their consoling words.

     The Altar Society for the splendid meal and gifts of food and the V.F.W. for the use of the hall.  May we thank you and God Bless you all.

The family of Mrs. Arnold Feltman

 

133.  Michael Jay Feltman                                                                                       Misc (p 41)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Monroe of Coleman announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Ann Monroe, to Michael Jay Feltman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Feltman of Shepherd.

     Flans are being made for a June wedding of next year.

(includes a picture of Shirley)

 

134.  Michael Jay Feltman                                                                                       Marriage (p 41)

Monroe - Feltman Vows Exchanged

     Shirley Monroe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Monroe of Coleman, and Michael Feltman son of Mr. and Mrs. George Feltman of Shepherd were united in marriage at the St. Phillip Neri Church in Coleman Saturday, June 1.

     Father Shine officiated at the double ring wervice.  The altar was decorated with white gladiolots and mums.

     The bride wore a ballerina length gown of white “I Do” taffeta with long pointed sleeves, appliqued neckline of embroidered lily and leaves in a side effect.  Her fingertip veil was held by a tiara of seed pearls.  She carried an orchid and ivy on a white satin cross.

     Matron of honor was Marlene Feltman sister-in-law of the groom.  Her dress was shite velacray over petal pink nylon organdy.  Headpiece was same material as dress.  She carried pink and white carnation with ivy.

     Lorraine Lattimer cousin of the bride was bridesmaid, her dress and head piece was blue velaeray and her headpiece matched her dress.  She carried blue and white carnations with ivy.

     Bernard Feltman, brother of the groom was best man, and Richard Feltman cousin of the groom was groomsman.  Robert and Jim Monroe, brothers of the bride were ushers.  Alecia Asadorian of Midland was soloist.

     The brides mother wore a white sheath dress with green print jacket, with white accessories.  The grooms mother wore a dress of blue and white chiffon, with white accessories, they both wore prink rose corsages.

     A reception was held at the American Legion Hall in Mt. Pleasant.

     The bride is a 1962 graduate of Coleman High School.

     The couple will live at Route 1, Shepherd.

 

135.  Ferens, Goit, Robinson                                                                                  Misc (p 20)

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank our friends, relatives and club members for the many acts of kindness shown to us during our recent bereavement.

Mr. and Mrs. John Ferens

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Goit

Mr. and Mrs. David Robinson

 

136.  Omer Edward Fisher                                                                           Obituary (p 15)

Omer Fisher Dies At CMC Hospital

     Omer Edward Fisher, 62 of Route 3, Shepherd died at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant Monday, January 10, 1966.  He was born November 10, 1903 in Ohio.  Mr. Fisher was a life resident of this community and a farmer by trade.

     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 13, 1965 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home, Rev Lester Priest officiating, with interment in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

FISHER - We wish to thank all of our friends, relatives and neighbors for the flowers, cards, food and sympathy during the illness and death of my husband and our father, Omer Fisher.  A special thanks to Rev. Priest for his comforting words and the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post 8215 for the lovely meal, Garbers Funeral Home, Drs. of the Shepherd Clinic and nurses of the C.M.C. Hospital.  All were greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Omer Fisher and family

 

137.  Rober J Fitzgerald                                                                                           Obituary (p 17)

Rober J. Fitzgerald Life Long Resident Of County Passes

     Rober J. Fitzgerald, of Route 3 Shepherd, a life-long resident of Isabella County, died late Tuesday night, November 18, at the Central Michigan Community Hospital.

     Born on November 24, 1893, Mr. Fitzgerald was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.

     Rev. Lloyd Hansen officiated at the funeral services held at the Garber Funeral Home on Friday, November 20, interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     He is survived by two brothers William and Floyd both of Shepherd and several nieces and nephews.

 

138.  Vena Childs Fitzgerald                                                                                   Obituary (p 13)

Vena Childs Fitzgerald Dies At Battle Creek

     Vena Childs Fitzgerald, born January 25, 1890 to Herbert and Minnie J. Childs, passed away at a hospital in Battle Creek on January 26, at the age of 72, after a long illness.

     Vena was baptized into the Church of Christ of Shepherd as a young girl.  She was married to Grover Fitzgerald who preceded her in death in 1947.  She had made her home in Battle Creek for many years.

     Surviving are two brothers.  Warren Childs of Diamondale, and Clarence Childs of Shepherd, and one sister, Mrs. Helen Acker of Battle Creek, also several nieces and nephews.

     Services were held January 28 at the Farley Funeral Home in Battle Creek and graveside services at the Salt River Cemetery.

 

139.  William J Fitzpatrick                                                                                         Obituary (p 14)

Wm. Fitzpatric Dies At Golden Acres In St. Louis

     William J Fitzpatrick of Route 2, Shepherd died Thursday, November 25 at Golden Acres in St. Louis.  He was born on September 24, 1885.

     Funeral services were held on Monday, November 29th at 10 a.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Winn with Father Hugh King officiating.  Burial was in the St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Hubbardston.

     Surviving are his wife, Edna, his sons, Robert of Lansing; Leeland of Perrington; Melvin of Ithaca and Stanley of Crosswell; one daughter, Mrs. Leeland (Mildred) Jennings, of Lansing; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  J.J. Rush Funeral Home of Mt Pleasant was in charge of arrangements.

 

140.  Jerome C Flood                                                                                               Obituary (p    )

Jerome C. Flood

     Jerome C. Flood II, 21, resident of Clare, R 3, Vernon township, Isabella county, died in a motorcycle-truck accident July 29 near Clare.  He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:30 p.m.

     He was the son of Jerome and Gladys Flood, born June 27, 1950 at Mt Pleasant.  He was a life resident of the Vernon community, graduated from Clare high school with the class of 1968, and was a member of St Cecilia Catholic Church.  He was a projectionist for a theater and attended Mid Michigan Community College.

     Surviving are his parents Jerome and Gladys Flood, three brothers, Thomas Van Hoose of Clare, James and Joseph Flood at home; four sisters, Mrs Donald Cobb of Midland, Mrs Gilbert Watson of Coleman, Mrs Richard DeMoines of Clare and Mrs Floyd Graham, Biloxi, Miss, also nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

     Funeral rites were held Monday morning at 10:30 at St Cecilia Church, Fr John Hoogterp officiating.  Interment in the church cemetery.

     Prayer services were held Sunday evening at 8:00 at the Stephenson-Doherty Funeral Home.

 

141.  Cecelia Florian                                                                                     Obituary (p 6)

Obituary (1956)

Cecelia Florian, 88, was born December 30, 1867 in Delphos Ohio to Aloysius and Benedictine Jettinghoff Florian and passed away at the Little Sisters Home in Grand Rapids, March 29, 1956.

     Rosary services were held at the Garber Funeral Home and the funeral services were held at the St Patrick's Church at Irishtown Monday morning at ten o’clock with Fr Hart, Fr Moeggenburg and Fr VanGesels officiating.

     Interment was made in the Irishtown cemetery.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

 

142.  Mary Bernice (Courter) Florian                                                                      Obituary (p 6)

Bernice Florian Services To Be Held Friday, Nov. 22

     The body of Mary Bernice Florian of rural Shepherd was recovered in a drainage ditch northwest of her home on Jerseyville Road, one-half mile east of Mission Road at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday morning after law enforcement agencies and over 100 volunteers searched for her throughout Monday night.

     Mrs. Florian was found in several feet of water, and although investigation is being conducted it is assumed that she may have drowned in the drainage ditch.

     Dr. Howard Dearing pronounced her dead at the scene.

     Red Cross workers from Mt Pleasant were on the scene Monday night and Tuesday morning providing coffee and donuts for more than 100 searchers.

     Mrs. Florian was born October 2, 1901, is survived by two sisters, Marcella Adams of Lansing and Sister Maria Gabriel of Detroit; five brothers, Leonard and Frank Courter of Lansing; Wallace and John Courter of Detroit and Robert Courter of Tuscon, Arizona. 

     She was a member of the Altar Society of the St Patrick’s Irishtown Church.

     Rosary services will be held Thursday evening, November 21, 8:30 at the Garber Funeral Home.

     Funeral services will be held Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. at the St Patrick’s Irishtown Church, with interment in the St Patrick’s Cemetery.

 

143.  Theresa Marie Florian                                                                                    Obituary (p 6)

Funeral Services Held Saturday, Aug. 24 For Theresa Maria Florian

     Funeral services for Theresa Marie Florian, a resident of Flushing for the past 20 years, were held Saturday, August 24 from the St Robert’s Catholic Church in Flushing with interment in St Patrick’s Cemetery at Irishtown.

     Miss Florian died Wednesday, August 21 in Hurley Hospital at Flint.

     She was born August 27, 1903 in Shepherd and had taught in the Flushing school system for twenty years.  She was a member of St Robert’s Catholic Church in Flint and an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary.

     Surviving are two brothers; Francis and William of Shepherd; one sister Mrs Christina Moss of Blanchard; three nieces and six nephews.

 

144.  Bessie A Foland                                                                                              Obituary (p 13)

Mrs. Foland Taken by Death

     Mrs. Bessie A Foland, 81, of Traverse City and formerly of Mt Pleasant, died Tuesday night at Munson Hospital in Traverse City after an extended illness.

      Mrs. Foland was born April 24, 1881 in southern Michigan and on June 24, 1903 was married to Dr George A Foland, who died on March 4, 1949.  The Folands lived in Mt Pleasant until coming to Traverse City in 1944.

     Mrs. Foland was a member of Mt Pleasant ME Church, for which she was organist and soloist for many years.  She belonged to the Mt Pleasant order of Eastern Star, was deputy city clerk of Mt Pleasant road commission for many years, and also had been secretary to Dean Barns of Central Michigan University.

     She is survived by:  a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth W Tinker of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Pincumbe of Flint, Mrs. Kaye Knoll of Traverse City, and Kimball Tinker, also of Traverse City; four great grandchildren; and several cousins.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Stinson funeral home in Mt Pleasant, Rev Warren Brown of Traverse City Central Methodist Church officiating, with burial in the family lot in Mt Pleasant Riverside cemetery.

     The body repose at Martinson funeral home in traverse City until being taken to Mt Pleasant today.

 

 

 

 

145.  Terry Lynn Foote                                                                                             Misc (p 22)

Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Carey of Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ellen, to Mr. Terry Foote, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Foote, of Vestaburg.  No definite date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Margaret)

 

146.  Terry Lynn Foote                                                                                             Marriage (p 22)

St. Vincent de Paul Church in Shepherd was the scene of a lovely double wedding on Friday morning, April 7 in which Margaret Ellen Carey exchanged marriage vows with Terry Lynn Foote of Elwell and Jacquelyn Veronica Carey became the bride of Robert D. Cline of Shepherd.  The girls are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Carey of Shepherd.  Mr. Foote is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Foote of Edmore.  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cline of 219 Dearing Drive, Shepherd, are the parents of Robert Cline.

     The altar of the Church was decorated with Easter lilies for the ten o’clock Nuptial High Mass celebrated by the pastor, Rev. Edward Roczen.

     Miss Margaret Simon, Church organist, accompanied Miss Caroline Whalen as she sang the responses of the Mass and two solos.

     Margaret Ellen was lovely in a chantily-like lace over taffeta and elbow length sleeves.  The back of the skirt was gathered vertically, with a straight panel in front, and a sweeping train.  The gown was designed and created by Mrs. Donald Carey, sister-in-law of the bride.  The shoulder length veil was secured to a crown-type headpiece.  She carried a bouquet of red Sweetheart roses with lilies of the valley and ivy, cascade style.

     Margaret’s attendants included her sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Duffy as bridesmaid and another sister, Mrs. Karen Kanine as Matron of Honor.  The former chose a beige sheer dacron batiste gown with a lace over-jacket.  Her accompanying accessories were dark beige.  Mrs. Kanine’s dress was similar in a becoming mint green, with beige accessories.  Both bridal attendants carried red Sweetheart roses and carnations on a fan.

     Mr. Foote chose Philip Kyser as his Best Man and Douglas Pratt as Groomsman.

     The new Mrs. Cline’s dark beauty was enhanced by a white strapless silk organza ballerina length gown with a fitted lace jacket.  A shoulder length veil was fitted to a small floral hat.

    Mrs. Joan Green, sister of the groom, was a lovely bridesmaid in a lavender silk organza street length dress with matching jacket.  Mrs. Alice Beltinck, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and chose a pale blue silk organza street length dress with matching jacket.  Both attendants carried white carnations on a fan, with accessories to match their costumes.

     Gerald Cline assisted his brother as Best Man and Eugene Beltinck, brother-in-law of the bride, was Groomsman.

     A breakfast for members of the immediate families and the wedding party was held at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Carey following the double-ring ceremony.  The reception was held at the C.S.A. Hall in St. Louis in the evening.  Assisting were Mrs. Alice Schwind, an aunt of the brides, Mrs. Barney Travis, Mrs. Dean Bissell and Miss Mary Travis.

     Mrs. Foote’s bride’s cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Paul Fish, an aunt of the Groom.  The centerpiece had special significance in that it had been used by the groom’s parents at their wedding reception.  The Groom’s cake was made and decorated by his mother.

     Mrs. Carey, mother of the brides, chose a dark blue dress and wore a pink carnation corsage.  Mrs. Foote wore a lavendar print costume with a white carnation corsage.  Mrs. Cline’s powder blue outfit was accented by her red carnation corsage.

     Mrs. Foote, a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant as a Laboratory Technician.

     Mr. Foote, who was graduated from Vestaburg High School, is employed at Central Michigan University.  After a northern honeymoon, they are making their home in Shepherd.

     Mrs. Cline attended Shepherd High School.  Mr. Cline, a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at the IGA Store in Shepherd.  After a northern wedding trip they are making their home on North Third St. in Shepherd.

     Out of town guests were present from Vestaburg, Elwell, Merrill, Midland, Mt Pleasant, Lansing, Carson City, Flint and _ale.

 (Includes pictures of both couples)

 

147.  Gary Lee Foster                                                                                              Misc (p 13)

Accident Claims Life of Riverdale Child

     An eight-year old rural Riverdale boy, Gary Lee Foster, was fatally injured late yesterday when he fell from a trailer that was being hauled by his father on a farm in Gratiot County.

     Investigating state police troopers of the Ithaca Post said today that Gary and three brothers were riding on the back of the trailer en route to a pickle field on the farm of Charles Inman in Gratiot County.  The father, Bryan Foster, looked back seconds before the accident, and Gary and his three brothers were all sitting on the back of the railer.

     Seconds later one of the boys shouted for their father to stop as Gary had fallen off.  The youth suffered a skull fracture when the left rear wheel struck his head.

     He was taken to Gratiot Community Hospital where Coroner C J Whiting pronounced him dead.  The accident happened at approximately 5 p.m.

     Gary Lee Foster was born May 27, 1954 in Alma.  He is survived by his parents, Bryan and Thelma Foster, three brothers, Ronald, Marion and Harry, two sisters, Martha and Betty and a maternal grandfather, Mr Carl Knorr.

     The Fosters live at Route 1, Riverdale.

      Funeral services will be conducted from the Daggett Funeral Home in Barryton at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 16 with the Reverend Richard Searles officiating.  Interment will be in the Chippewa Township cemetery in Chippewa Township.

 

148.  Eugene Fox                                                                                                     Obituary (p 5)

Eugene Fox Expires At CMC Hospital (1966)

     Eugene Fox, of R-2 Shepherd died at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant Friday, February 4, 1966.  He was born January 10, 1896 in Isabella County.

     Mr Fox was a retired farmer, a life time resident of this area, Veteran of World War I, and was employed at Ferro Stamping in Mt Pleasant for 15 years.

     Funeral Services were held Monday, February 7, 1966 at 10 a.m. at St Patrick Catholic Church with Fr Bauer officiating.  Interment was in St Patrick Cemetery.  Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     Surviving are his wife, Mary, sons; Harold and Gerald of Shepherd; brothers Herman of Shepherd; Patrick of Flint; Alphonse of Mt Pleasant; Sister; Rosaleen O’Brien of Saginaw.

 

149.  Harold J Fox                                                                                                    Obituary (p 14)

Harold Fox, 33 Expires At Home

     Harold J. Fox of rural Shepherd died at his home on Monday, November 6th, following a long illness.  He was born November 16, 1934 at Mt Pleasant, Michigan.  He was the son of the late Eugene and Mary Fox.

     Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 8, at 10 a.m. at St Patricks Irishtown Church.  Father James Ecarius officiated.  Interment was in the Church Cemetery.

     Surviving are daughters, Betty and Karen of Flint, a twin brother Gerald of R-2 Shepherd.

 

150.  Leo F Fox                                                                                                         Obituary (p 5)

Leo Fox Expires At Residence (1965)

     Leo F Fox, 65, died at his home Wednesday, September 29, 1965.  He was born on December 18, 1899 in Isabella County.  Mr. Fox was a life-long resident of this community.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Mt. Pleasant.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 2, 1965 at 11:00 a.m. at the Irishtown St Patrick Church with Father Bauer officiating.  Interment was in St Patrick Cemetery.  Garber Funeral Home of Shepherd was in charge of arrangements.

     Survivors are his wife, Marie daughters, Mrs. Yvonne Trecy, Shepherd; Mrs. Sharon Shaw, Shepherd; sons Patrick Fox, armed forces, Viet-Nam; Thomas Fox, Shepherd; brothers, Patrick of Flint; Eugene of Shepherd; Alphonsus, of Mt Pleasant; Herman of Mt Pleasant; Sister, Rosaleen O’Brien, of Saginaw; and six grandchildren.

 

151.  Robert Fox                                                                                                       Misc (p 37)

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Haring of Route 4, Clare, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Glenna Mae to Robert Fox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fox of rural Shepherd.  Robert Fox is a graduate of Shepherd High School class of 1966 and is presently employed at Central Michigan University.   A June wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Glenna Mae)

 

152.  Adonna Jean Freeman                                                                                  Misc (p 21)

Mrs. Edna M. Freeman of 812 South Fancher announces the engagement of her daughter, Adonna Jean, to Richard L. Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Monty Kennedy, 612 North Mission.  A September 5 wedding is planned.

(photo of Adonna Jean by Del’s Studio)

 

153.  Teresa Gall                                                                                                      Misc (p 41)

Honored on 73rd . Birthday

     On Sunday, August 13, Mrs. Teresa Gall was honored with a birthday dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Feltman.  The meal, featuring many Slovik dishes, was prepared by her granddaughter, Miss Teresa Feltman.  Those attending were:  Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Feltman and Chris.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gall and family of shepherd and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sherry and family of Taylor, Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Mead and son, Mr. Richard Mead and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gall and family, all of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  the evening was spent in visiting and all left wishing Mrs. Gall many more birthdays.

 

154.  Paul Galletta                                                                                                    Misc (p 26)

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Utley of Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann to Paul Galletta of Los Angeles, Call.  Both are employed at North American Aricraft Corporation in Los Angeles.  Mr. Galletta’s parents are residents of Buffalo, New York.  A late June wedding is planned.

(includes picture of Patricia)

 

 

155.  Dan Gerome                                                                                                    Misc (p 1)

April 1, 1970

Maple Syrup Production

Dan Gerome and Claud Stump look over some of the “Souvenir” packages of Syrup that will be offered visitors. (Picture of Dan Gerome and Claud Stump)

 

156.  Beulah B (Walters) Gerow                                                                             Obituary (p 10)

Mrs. Beulah B. Gerow

     Following five months of ill health Mrs Beulah B Gerow, 75, passed away Monday, Aug 2 at the Clare Osteopathic hospital.  She had been a resident of Sheridan township for 64 years.

     Born in Angola, Ind, Aug 25, 1895, daughter of Frank and Henrietta Walters, she came with her parents to this area when she was 11 years old and attended the rural school.

     She was married to Wm Gerow Feb 22, 1964 and was active in Colonville Church of God and the WSCS when her health permitted.

     Surviving are her husband Wm Gerow, daughter Mrs. Ernest Town of Clare; a grandson and two great grandchildren, and many friends.

     Stephenson-Doherty Funeral Home conducted funeral rites, with Rev Charles Hilliard as clergyman.  Interment was in Cherry Grove cemetery Wednesday, Aug 4.

 

157.  Addie E Gibbs                                                                                      Obituary (p 3)

Addie E Gibbs, 88, Passes Wednesday

     Addie E Gibbs, (88), passed away on Wednesday, April 4th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Kissick of Route #1, Shepherd.

     She lived in this vicinity since 1886 in Greendale Township.  She was a retired teacher, and taught until she was 60 years old.  She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Midland and a member of the Gleaners Lodge.

     Services were held on Saturday, April 7, 1962 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Jack Honeycutt officiating.  Interment was made in the Greendale Cemetery.

     Her survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Robert Kissick of Route #1; two sons, Leslie Gibbs of Route #1 Shepherd and Clark Gibbs of Midland, Mich; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bertha White of Orlando, Florida.

 

158.  Albert M Gilmore                                                                                              Obituary (p 12)

Albert Gilmore Passes Thursday

     Albert M Gilmore died Thursday evening at the Central Michigan Community Hospital at the age of 92.

     Mr Gilmore was a retired farmer and a member of the Chippewa Township Farm Bureau.  He served the township as treasurer for nearly 10 years, and was a charter member of the Chippewa Evangelical United Brethren Church.

     He was born in Wilmont, Ohio on March 20, 1872 and came to the Mt Pleasant area while a teenager, and spent the remainder of his life here.  He is the father of the present Isabella County Clerk, Maynard Gilmore.

     Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 10 at the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd with the Rev Lloyd Hansen officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are a son, Maynard of Mt Pleasant, three grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.  His wife preceded him in death in April of 1964, one brother Weller Gilmore, of Shepherd, and a half-brother, Ferris Flory of Mt Pleasant.

 

159.  Joyce Ann Gilmore                                                                                         Misc (p 37)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilmore of rural Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Ann, to Tim Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Martin of rural Mt. Pleasant.  The prospective bride groom is employed at Fisher Body in Lansing.

     A June wedding is planned.

(includes a picture of Joyce)

 

160.  Oliver Weller Gilmore                                                                          Obituary (p 12)

Oliver Gilmore Dies At CMC Hospital June 30th

     Oliver Weller Gilmore, 88, died June 30, 1965 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  He was born January 2, 1877.

     Mr Gilmore was a farmer, real estate dealer, Member of the Methodist Church, life member of Salt River Lodge 288 F.&A.M.  He retired to Shepherd 15 years ago.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Lester Priest officiating.   Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are his wife Hulda, daughters Hazel Glee Fortney of Shepherd; Pauline Owen of Chaplean, Ont. Five Grandchildren and one step-brother Pharis Flory of Mt Pleasant.

 

161.  Rachel Margaret (Kennedy) Gilmore                                                            Obituary (p 12)

Rachel Gilmore Passes April 17 At CMC Hospital

     Rachel Margaret Gilmore of R-4 Mt Pleasant, Michigan was born on December 16, 1871 in Isabella County, Union Township and died on April 17, 1963 at Central Michigan Community Hospital.

     She was a life resident of Isabella County.

     Funeral services were held April 19 at 2 p.m. at E U B Church with Rev Sweard Walton officiating.  Interment was made in Salt River Cemetery.  Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     Survivors are husband, Albert M Gilmore, one son Maynard Gilmore, 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one brother, George Kennedy of Mt Pleasant.

 

162.  Gary Lee Gimmey                                                                                           Misc (p 23)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Sandra, to Gary Lee Gimmey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gimmey.  No date has been selected for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Sandra)

 

 

163.  Alma R Girven                                                                                     Obituary (p 20)

Alma R. Girven Expires Jan. 11

     Mrs. Alma R. Girven, 68, of fural St. Louis, passed away at her home Wednesday, January 11.  She had been in poor health for the past four years.

     Mrs. Girven was born in Monticello, Ohio on August 20, 1898, a child of John and Lulu Nichelson.  She lived most of her life in the St. Louis area.

     Surviving her are her husband, Carl; a son, Thomas Bowers of St. Louis; two daughters; Mrs. Ena Mae Thrush of Carson City; Mrs. Lulu Little of Alma; six stepchildren; Mrs. Dorothy Wickerhem of Lansing; Mrs. Norma Barker of Chelsea, Michigan; Mrs. Ruth Wale of Rural St. Louis; Mrs. Marcia Lueth of Alma; and Carl Girven Jr. of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Azie Nichelson of Florida; one sister, Mrs. Esther Swisher of Riverdale; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held at the Carter Funeral Home in St. Louis Monday, January 16.  Rev. Hugh Alley officiating and interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery at St. Louis

GIRVEN - Our deep and sincere appreciation to all our friends, relatives, and neighbors for their floral tributes and many acts of kindness shwon us during the passing of our dear wife and mother, Alma Girven.  A special thank you to Rev. Alley, the Alma First Baptist Church Service Union, Carter Funeral Home, Ms. Erma Brickner and to Doc Guvin for his kind assistance.

Carl A Girven, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Little, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thrush, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Switzer, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wale, Mr.and Mrs. Merritt Wickerman, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lueth, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Girven Jr.

 

164.  Carl Girven                                                                                                       Marriage (p 40)

Exchange Vows

     Wednesday November 1, 1967 a very quiet wedding took place in the Church of God at 2 p.m. in Ithaca.  When Lucile Tracy became the wife of Carl Girven a former resident of this vicinity.  the couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lorenzen also of Alma, the single ring service was read by the Rev. Earl Van Sipe.  The bride was gowned in Pink Brocade with Corsage of Pink rose bride and her attendant was gowned in Gold Brocade and yellow rose bud corsage.  The groom in conventional dark suit with buttoneer, best man wore buttoneer.   The couple left for a short trip north near Sioux Ste Matie on their return home they called on Mr. and Mrs. Sherlie Childers of 157 E. Wright Ave. in Shepherd, Mich.  The happy couple plans to spend the winter in Florida.  Their many friends ectend best wishes to them.

 

165.  Howard Gifford Girven                                                                                    Obituary (p 20)

Rites Held For Howard Girven

     Services were held Monday, September 16 at 11 a.m. at Gorseline-Runciman Funeral Home for Howard Gifford Girven, 66, of 5700 Washington Ave., Lansing.

     A resident of Lansing for 40 years, he was employed at Oldsmobile for 38 years, retiring 2 years ago.  He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, Christ United Methodist Church, Dimondale F.&A.M. Lodge No. 449 and Dimondale O.E.S. No. 363.

     Surviving are his wife Olive G.; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wake and Mrs. Mary Jo Bailey, both of Lansing and Mrs. Roberta Lemon of Mason; a son, Howard G. of New York City;  nine grandchildren, a great-grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Zora Stahlman, Mrs. Edith Travis and Mrs. Vivian Freeman all of Shepherd, Mrs. Anna Hooker and Mrs. Freda Nelson both of Lansing; two brothers Foster and Karl both of Shepherd.

     Pall bearers were his nephews Deo Freeman, Robert Travis, Norbert Travis, Kenneth Travis, Frank Girven, and Foster Girven, Jr.  Honorary bearers were his grandsons.

     Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing.

 

166.  Melinda B Goffnett                                                                                          Obituary (p 15)

Melinda Goffnett Expires At Pleasant Manor Saturday

     Melinda B. Goffnett of R-1 Shepherd died Saturday, June 4, 1966 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Mt Pleasant.  She was born June 28, 1874 in South Bend, Indiana and had lived in this area for 80 years.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7, 1966 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. Chester W. Egert officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are 4 daughters, Lola Grange of Waterford, Lillian Bowman of Perrinton, Flossie Kirkconnell of Shepherd and Hazel DeHart of Grand Ledge; 2 sons Lance of Mt. Pleasant and Al of Alma; 17 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

 

167.  Ronald Earl Goit                                                                                              Obituary (p 19)

Ronald Earl Goit Dies In Lapeer

     Ronald Earl Goit, 27, died at the Lapeer Home and Training School Saturday, September 21, 1968.  He was born December 11, 1940 in Detroit.

     Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 24 at 2 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home.  Officiating was Rev. Ben Baumgardner.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Goit of Shepherd; sisters: Patricia Wrath of Alma, Loretta Aldred of Aberdeen, Ohio; Barbara Bunker of Traverse City; and Judy at home, also a grandfather, Walter Chaffin of Shepherd.

 

168.  Josie M Gould                                                                                     Obituary (p 18)

Former Shepherd Resident Passes

     Mrs. Josie M. Gould, 77, of 109 West Grand River Avenue, Lansing died Tuesday at Hastings.  She was born in Shepherd July 1, 1885, and was a resident of Lansing for 46 years.

     Mrs. Gould was a member of the North Presbyterian Church Circle 5 of the Church and the Gleaners.  She was a widow of Roy M. Gould.

     Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Fred “Eva” Algate of Utica, Michigan; and Mrs. Bruce “Edna” Crothers, of Vermontville, Michigan; 6 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. from the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home.  Rev. N. T. Keizer of North Presbyterian Church officiating.  Graveside services was held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Salt River Cemetery, Shepherd.  Pallbearers were Eston Everett, Paul Eisehauer, George Friend and Ole Hargrove.

 

GOULD - The family of Josie Gould would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation for the thoughtfullness and kindness of those who called and sent cards and letters during the long illness of our mother.  We acknowledge with thankful hearts all the kind expressions of sympathy at the time of her death with special gratitude to the ladies of Joe Ulsh Post Auxiliary 8215 and members of the Christian Church Aid who so kindly served the lunch.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Algate and family

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Crothers and family

 

169.  Frank Grant                                                                                                      Obituary (p 22)

OBITUARIES

Frank Grant

     Frank Grant, 58, passed away suddenly upon entrance to the Clare Osteopathic hospital Sunday morning, Feb. 27 as a heart patient.

     He was born in Bay county Aug. 11, 1914 and had been a resident of Clare and Farwell areas for over 40 years.

     He was married to Amita M. Nixon in Mt. Pleasant in 1937 and served as a carpenter in the areas where they resided.

     Surviving are three brothers Chester, Clio, Bernard of Flint and Robert of Farwell; sisters Mrs. Alice Reemann and Mrs. Ellen Witkosi, Sanford, Mrs. Gurneth Allis, Farwell, and Mrs. Mabel Hayes, Clio; three sons, Chester of Clio, Bernard of Flint and Robert of Farwell, and other relatives, also a wide acquaintance.

     Funeral services were conducted at the Farwell Coker chapel.  Rev. Erickson officiated and interment was in the Cherry Grove cemetery at Clare.

 

170.  A. C. Grim                                                                                                         Misc (p 32)

Grim Appointed Township Supervisor

     At a meeting of the Coe Township Board Monday A.M., December 9, the Board appointed A. C. Grim, retired Shepherd Argus editor, to fill the remainder of the term of Elton Salisbury who was elected to the office of County Supervisor from Coe Township.  Salisbury was sworn in for his new post last Thursday at the Holiday Inn where newly elected county officials were attending a briefing session in regard to the change-over which goes into effect January 1.  All of the County District Supervisors as well at the County Officers were sworn in at the ceremony.

     Grim will take the oath of officer before January 1st, when he will officially become the Supervisor for Coe Township.

(includes a picture of Grim)

 

171.  Larry Gross                                                                                                      Marriage (p 26)

The St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Shepherd was the scene of the wedding of Donna Mae Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Barnes of Shepherd, to Larry Gross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross of Weidman.

     The ceremony was performed before 200 guests by Father Roczen in a setting of bouquets of springs flowers.

    Miss Margaret Simons was the organist and Mrs. Robert  ___can sang the Mass.  The bride chose a gown of peau de sole with bell-shaped ___length skirt ending in a ___ and small bows, the only decoration, on the back of the gown.  The gown had a fitted bodice and a boat-shaped neckline with three-quartered length sleeves.  Her veil was elbow length and gathered into a small pill-box.  The bride carried a cascale of iris, yellow roses and _____.

    The bride’s attendants were _____ Doepker, Marce Davis, ____ and Sandy Gross, sister of the bridegroom.  Sally Curtiss friend of the bride, was maid of honor.  They all wore ___tical gowns of light blue peau de sole with matching veils and shoes and carried bouquets of white daisies trimmed in ____.

     The flower girl, Pattie Losey, wore a blue peau de sole gown edged with white roses and she carried a basket of pink rose petals.

    The bridegroom’s attendants were Bob Gross, best man, brother of the bridegroom.  The groomsmen were Al Gross, brother of the bridegroom, George Yost, Tim Grisdale, cousin of the bridegroom and Duane Tripp, Micky Cochran, nephew of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer.

     The wedding breakfast was held at the Shepherd V.F.W. catered by the Ladies Auxiliary.  Serving were Susan and ____ Guild, cousins of the ____.  Carolyn Carter and Kay ____.

     The reception was held at the CSA Hall in Alma, Nancy Guild was in charge of the guest book.

     The bride’s mother received her guests in an aqua blue sheath with white accessories and the bridegroom’s mother wore a beige sheath with green accessories.  Both mothers wore corsages of roses and carnations.

     The bride chose a brown suit with brown accessories and wore a gardenia corsage for her wedding trip in the south.

     The newly weds are now at home at 208 Hall Street in Shepherd.

     The bride was graduated from Shepherd High School and is employed at Gould Drug Company in Shepherd.    

     The bridegroom is a graduate of Weidman High School and is employed at Allied Cement in Mt. Pleasant.

     Guests attended the wedding from Lansing, Jackson, Breckenridge, Weidman, Beal City, Shepherd, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Wayne and Augusta.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

172.  Larry William Gross                                                                                         Misc (p 26)

Mr. and Mrs. Basil Barnes of Shepherd wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Mae, to Larry William Gross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross of Weidman.

     No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Donna)

 

173.  Susan Marie Guild                                                                                          Misc (p 35)

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Guild of Shepherd, announces the engagement of their daughter, Susan Marie to Vernon Krick Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Krick Sr., of Shepherd.  The Bride-elect, a graduate of Shepherd High School is presently attending Elkhart University, Elkhart, Indiana.  Her fiance, also a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at Alma Products.  A September 19th wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Susan)

 

174.  Landis L Haas                                                                                     Misc (p 4)

MEMORY

     In loving memory of our husband and father, Landis L Haas, who passed away four years ago on June 24th.

Deep in our hearts lies a picture,

More precious than silver and gold,

It’s a picture of our dear one

Who’s memory will never grow old.

They say time heals all sorrow,

And helps us to forget.

But time so far has only proved

How much we miss him yet.

His wife and children

 

175.  Ethel (Rearick) Hafer                                                                          Obituary (p 18)

Former Shepherd Resident Passes

     Mrs. Elvin “Ethel” Hafer of Troy, Illinois, formerly Ethel Rearick of Shepherd passed away on May 20 at the Troy, Illinois Hospital.

     Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Hafer were in the grocery and restaurant business at Forest Hill and later moved to St. Louis where they continued their business and then moved to Dayton, Ohio and then on to Troy, Illinois where they again continued their business.

     Mr. Elvin Hafer preceded his wife in death 1947 and the eldest daughter Mrs. Jene Hodap preceded her mother in death in 1949.

     She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Jim Barterella and two sons, Elvin Hafer Jr. and Mr(s?). William Hafer all of Dayton, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Okla Baughman of Shepherd.

 

176.  Henry Haney                                                                                       Obituary (p 5)

Funeral Services Held For Henry Haney, 97 (1964)

     Henry Haney, 97, died at the Carson City Hospital Friday, September 17.  He was born in Martinsburg, Va, on November 22, 1867.  Mr Haney had lived in this area for 90 years and was a retired farmer.

     Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, at 2 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home, with Mr Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment was in the Brady Cemetery.

     Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jay Hawk of R-3 Shepherd; one step-son Irl Meyer; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.

 

177.  Muzetta Hann                                                                                      Obituary (p 16)

Muzetta Hann Dies In New York

     Mrs. Muzetta Hann, Bath N.Y. died Saturday, June 25 in Bath N.Y.  She was born July 23, 1872 in Lincoln Towhnship.  She had been a resident of New York for 19 years.

     She was a member of the Shepherd Grange, 50 year member of the O.E.S. and Past Matron.  She was the wife of the late Charles J. Hann.

     Graveside services were held at Lincoln Township Cemetery on Tuesday, June 28 at 4 p.m.  Rev. Lester Priest officiating.

     Survivors are sons, Jacob and Alfred of Bath, N.Y., and Loyd of Avoca, N.Y.; brother, Elmer Cole of Elwell, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.

 

178.  Glenna Mae Haring                                                                                        Misc (p 37)

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Haring of Route 4, Clare, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Glenna Mae to Robert Fox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fox of rural Shepherd.  Robert Fox is a graduate of Shepherd High School class of 1966 and is presently employed at Central Michigan University.   A June wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Glenna Mae)

 

179.  Walter W Harper                                                                                             Obituary (p 19)

Dr. Walter W. Harper Passes March 28

     Dr. Walter W. Harper, (54), died on Wednesday, March 28, 1962 at Bay Osteopathic Hospital in Bay City after a years illness.  He was born on October 2, 1907 in O’fallon, Illinois.  He moved with his parents to Detroit where he completed High School and pre-mecidal training.

     He married the former Margaret Mitchel of Detroit on May 28, 1929.

     Dr. Harper spent five years in Kansas City, Missouri where he graduated from Kansas City College of Osteopathic.  He practiced in Shepherd for 14 years, moving to AuGres in 1953 where he was Chief of Staff of the Marlyn Memorial Osteopathic Hospital.

     He was a member of the Salt River No. 288 Masonic Lodge in Shepherd, Bay City Conservatory AASR, Elf-Khurafeh of Saginaw, Grace Chapter 41 of Eastern Stars of Omer, Mt Pleasant Chapter 1164 of the Elks, American Osteopathic Association and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

     Surviving are his widow, Margaret; one son, William, his mother, Mrs. Nellie Harper and three sisters, Mrs. Marie Cermak, Mrs. Dorothy Thompson and Mrs. Donna Lee Ackerman, all of Detroit.

     Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Forshee Funeral Home in Twining, with Rev. Stephen Meeks officiating.  Burial was made in Simms-Whitney Cemetery in AuGres.

 

Card Of Thanks

HARPER - We wish to thank our friends for the flowers, memorial gift fund, cards and other kindnesses to numerous to mention.  Also, the Salt River No. 288 Masonic Lodge of Shepherd for their services at the time of death of Dr. Harper.    

Mrs. Margaret Harper and Bill

 

180.  Robert Harrier                                                                                                  Misc (p 17)

Farm Accident Fatal To Boy

     Robert Harrier, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Harrier of R-2 St Louis died Saturday morning, October 29 of injuries suffered in a farm accident late Friday afternoon.

     Bob was riding in the back part of the manure spreader and it accidentally went into gear on the family farm at Coe.  He was rushed to the Wilcox Hospital in Alma where he died at 10:00 a.m. the next morning.

     He is survived by his parents and six brothers.

     Services were held at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at St Joseph Catholic Church in St Louis

 

181.  Margaret (Doepker) Harrison                                                                        Obituary (p 6)

Margaret Harrison (Doepker), 52 Passes At Lansing

     Mrs. Margaret Harrison, 52 years old of Lansing formerly Miss Margaret Doepker, daughter of Matt Doepker of Shepherd.  Mrs. Harrison passed away Saturday, October 3, at her residence.

     Mrs. Harrison leaves her husband, Howard, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Schenk of Lansing, Miss Jean Harrison and one son, Joe Harrison at home.  Five sisters Mrs. Hilda Gorman and Mrs Clara Schepetof of Lansing., Mrs. Valita Archer of Tallahassee, Florida, Mrs. Dorothy Quinn of Alma, Mrs. Kathryn Hogan of Carson City.  Three brothers, Norbert Doepker of Carson City, Raymond Doepker of Owosso, and Ralph Doepker of Shepherd, and a host of relatives and friends.

     Rosary service was held Monday October 5 at the Palmer-Bush Funeral Home in Lansing.

     Funeral services were held at the Holy Cross Church in Lansing on Tuesday, October 6 at 11:30 a.m.  Burial at the St Joseph Cemetery at Lansing.

 

182.  Mary Jane (Wright) Harry                                                                               Obituary (p 15)

Mary Jane Harry, 70, Passes At Carson Hospital

     Mary Jane Harry, 316 North Third Street, Shepherd died Friday, December 7, in Carson City Hospital, after a long illness.

      She was born February 14, 1892 in Clare County.  Mrs. Harry lived in Shepherd for many years.

     Funeral Services were held Monday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. from the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd.  Rev Newton Huffine officiated and interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Survivors include her husband, Frank; six children; Ira of Prescott, Eldred of Shepherd, Garland, Eugene, LeRoy and Mrs. Frances Gilpin, all of Mt Pleasant, twenty-two grandchildren; three brothers, Earl and Lee Wright of Muskegon and Nelson Wright of Mt Pleasant, three sisters, Mrs. Anna Ryan of Muskegon, Mrs. Estina Henry of Harrison and Mrs. Lisa Bergey of Clare.

 

CARD OF THANKS

HARRY - We wish to thank the neighbors, friends, relatives, Church of Christ, for the lunch they provided.  Rev Huffine, Garbers, Dr. Dearing and Dr Goblirsch also Drs and staff at Carson City Hospital for their wonderful care at the time of our wife and mothers illness and death.  Everyone was so helpful.

Frank Harry and family

 

183.  Judy Ann Hartman                                                                                          Misc (p 36)

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hartman, 311 West Orchard Avenue, Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Judy Ann, to Pvt. Raymond C. Sloan, son of Mrs. Dortha Sloan 1407 Burch St., Mt. Pleasant and Frank Sloan of Tuscon, Arizona.

     Judy is a graduate of Shepherd High School and attended Northwood.  She is now employed at Dow Chemical International S.A.

     Faymond attended Mt. Pleasant High School and presently is in the Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

(includes a picture of Judy)

 

184.  Michael Harvey                                                                                               Misc (p 40)

Mrs. Donald Claybaugh of Shepherd announces the engagement of her daughter Cherylle Kaye to Mr. Michael Harvey son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Claybaugh of Shepherd.  A February 11 wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Cherylle)

 

185.  Roger Hatt                                                                                                        Misc (p 26)

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Chapman and Mr. and Mrs. James Willoughby, Route 2, Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Willoughby to Roger Hatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lavier Hatt ,1204 Elm Street, Mt. Pleasant.

     Karen is a 1972 graduate of Shepherd High School and Roger is a 1967 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and is now employed at the State Home and Training School.  An October 14 wedding is planned.

(includes a picture of Karen)

 

186.  Mary Ellen Hauck                                                                                            Misc (p 38)

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Hauck of 4385 E. Walton Road, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ellen to John Kenneth Hubbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. (Bud) Hubbell of 901 East Pickard, Mt. Pleasant.  A February wedding is planned.

(includes picture of Mary Ellen)

 

187.  John Hauck (Hauch)                                                                                      Obituary (p 8)

John Hauck, 95 Dies Friday At Daughter’s Home

John Hauch, of 105 S Third St, passed away June 26, 1964.  He was born on June 8, 1869 in Yugoslavia.  He was a retired farmer, and had lived in the U.S. for 51 years.

     He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Mt Pleasant.  His wife preceded him in death in 1951.

     Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 28, 1964 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Ed Krauss officiating, with interment in the Delwin Cemetery.

     He is survived by three daughters, Eva Knowles, Grosse Pte Woods, Michigan, Margaret Erickson, Warren, Michigan, and Frances Ross of Shepherd, one son Jacob Hauck of Broomfield Convalescent Hospital, five grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, one sister Frances of Germany, and one brother, Samuel Hauch.

 

188.  Elmer John Hayden                                                                            Obituary (p 10)

Former Resident Buried Today

     Elmer John Hayden, Route 5, Mt Pleasant, passed away Monday, September 24, at Central Michigan Community Hospital.  Mr Hayden was born July 22, 1886 in Michigan.

     He was a former resident of Shepherd having lived here for many years.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from St Henry’s Church near Rosebush with Rev Fr John McGee officiating.  Interment was made in the church cemetery.

     Surviving are his wife, Julis; three daughters, Mrs Eleanor Moeggenberg of Mt Pleasant, Mrs Betty Lou Perry, of Livonia and Mrs Patricia Henderson of Livonia; one son, James, of South Bend, Indiana and 16 grandchildren.

 

189.  Walter Martin Hein                                                                                          Obituary (p 10)

Walter Martin Hein

     A resident of 8688 S Clare Ave, Grant township, Walter Martin Hein, 71, died at his home Feb 8 following a brief period of ill health.  He was born the son of Michael and Amelia Hein Oct 28, 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio.

     He accompanied his parents to this rural location when a boy and remained for many years.  He was never married.

     Surviving are his sister Mrs Bertha Fish of Lansing and other relatives.

     Funeral rites were held at the Brokering Funeral Home.  Mrs. Leah Gachow officiated and interment was in Cherry Grove cemetery.

 

190.  James Earl Herron                                                                                          Obituary (p 15)

James Earl Herron

     Wednesday, Aug 4, James Earl Herron passed away suddenly at the home of his son Frank I. Herron in North Manchester, Ind.  He had been a resident of Paw Paw, Mich.

     Funeral rites were arranged by his son Frank at the Stephenson-Dopherty Funeral Home for Sunday, Aug. 8 at 2:00.  Rev. Jerry Ulrich of Midland officiated and interment was in the Vernon township cemetery.

     Earl Herron, as he was known in his early years as a resident of Clare and locality, was the son of Mary and John Herron, born Jan. 9, 1900 in Mercer county, Ohio.  He came to Michigan in 1929 from Ohio.  He spent some years as a carpenter.

     A son Frank I., of North Manchester, Ind., a daughter Mrs. Mary Hefner, Big Rapids and 10 grandchildren survive.  A son preceded him in 1953, killed in Korea.

 

191.  Harold Hetherington                                                                                       Misc (p 42)

Former Residents Mark 25th Anniv.

     Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hetherington marked their 25th Wedding Anniversary Saturday afternoon at their home in Midland.  Their daughters and husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Emmer Jr, of Lansing and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reynolds of rural Grand Ledge hosted the open house held from two to five o’clock.

     Among the honored guests for the occasion were the parents of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hetherington and Mrs. Claude Coomer all of Shepherd, Mr. Coomer was unable to attend because of illness, Alex Coomer, brother of Mrs. Hetherington of Lima Peru South America was also present, as were other brothers and sisters of the couple living in nearby areas.

     A large number of lovely gifts were received during the afternoon.  Refreshments of anniversary cake, punch and coffee were served by the hostesses, Miss Janice Hetherington cut the beautifully decorated cake.

     Alice Coomer and Harold Hetherington were married November 25, 1942 at a quiet ceremony held at the home of the bride in Shepherd with Rev. L. J. Hoover performing the ceremony.  Following Mr. Hetheringtons return from, three years in the Army during World War II the couple made their home in Shepherd for some time before moving to Midland where Mr. Hetherington is employed at the Dow Chemical Company.

 

192.  Jo Ann Hetherington                                                                                       Misc (p 42)

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hetherington of 312 Eastlawn Drive, Midland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jo Ann to Walter S. Emmer jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Emmer Sr., of Haslett.

     Jo Ann is a graduate of the Midland High School and employed at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland and her fiance is employed at the Oldsmobile in Lansing.

     A June wedding is being planned.

     Jo Ann is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hetherington and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Coomer of Shepherd.

(includes a picture of Jo Ann)

 

193.  Sherrie Hetherington                                                                          Marriage (p 36)

Sherrie Hetherington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hetherington of rural Shepherd and Wallace Northon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Northon of rural Clare were united in marriage at 2:00 p.m. at the Orchard Ave. Church of Christ.  Mr. Newton Huggine conducted the double ring ceremony.  The altar was decorated with poinsettas.

     Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a lace sheath gown.  Attending the bride as maid of honor was Joanne Grace, friend of the bride.  She wore a turquoise wool dress.

     Acting as bridesmaids were Jan Heterington, sister of the bride and Emily Northon, sister of the groom.  They wore gold wool dresses with circle veils secured to taffeta headbands to match their gowns, with shoes to match their headband, white gloves and white French carnation corsages.

     The best man was Rober Hicks of Clare, The groomsmen were Bruck Dole and Jim Mester of Clare.

     Traditional wedding music was played by Miss Sue Hawk at the Organ.

     Assisting as ushers were David and Richard Hetherington, brothers of the bride.

     Honored guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Omer Fisher and Mrs. Vern Hetherington, grandparents , of the bride.

     The brides mother wore a royal blue knit suit with gold accessories and a pink french carnation corsage.

     The bridegrooms mother wore a medium blue lace sheath with white accessories and also a pink french carnation corsage.

     A reception following the ceremony was held at the Shepherd V.F.W. Hall.

     The wedding cake, decorated with pink roses and topped with a miniature bride and groom, was served by an aunt of the bride, Mrs. Glenn Brown of Mt. Pleasant.  The groom’s cake was made by Mrs. Joe Grace.  

     Miss Joanne and Peggy Hetherington of Midland, Miss Sue Murphy of Holt, Mrs. Don Miller and Mrs. Virgil Wiltse of Sehpherd helped serve.  Mrs. Elaine Raby of Riverdale registered the guests.

     Guests attended the ceremony from Mt. Pleasant, Holt, Lansing, Vassar, Ithaca, Flint, Clare, Winn, Vestigurg, Mason, Midland, Riverdale, Shepherd, and Sherwood, Ohio.

     The bride is a senior at Shepherd High School.  The groom is employed at the Buick Plant in Flint.

     After a honeymoon spent in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennassee the newlyweds will make their home in Shepherd.      (includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

194.  Eva Hoffman                                                                                                    Misc (p 46)

Unusual Egg Found Last Week

Eva Hoffman of South Wise Road, Shepherd was gathering eggs last week when she found this unusual shaped egg.  The Hoffman’s are in the process of building a chicken coupe which will house around 1500 chickens.

(picture of a U-shaped egg)

 

195.  Teresa Marie Hoffman                                                                                    Marriage (p 42)

Hoffman - Wiltse Vows Read

     Miss Teresa Marie Hoffman, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hoffman of Shepherd and W. Garth Wiltse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilvur Wiltse of Mt. Pleasant, were wed in the presence of 150 guests on Saturday, July 22, in St. Vincent de Paul Church in Shepherd.  Reverend Father Edward Roczen heard the couple recite their marriage vows before an altar graced with pink and white snapdragons.

     Miss Virginia Buschbacher, organist, played the traditional wedding music for the occasion.

     The bride’s blond beauty was enhanced by her gown of lace and tulle over taffeta, styled with a fitted lace bodice, Sabrina neckline and long tapered sleeves which formed points over the wrists.  The bouffant floor-length skirt had a front panel of tulle adorned with lace medallions and tier upon tier of lace in the back.  Cabbage roses adorned the center of the back panel.  Her fingertip veil of French imported silk illusion was secured by a tiara crown of pearls and crystal.  Her only jewelry, a single strand of pearls, was a gift from the groom.  The bridal bouquet was a cascade of red roses with lily of the valley.

     Mrs. Jane Bortkewicz, sister of the bride, was matron of honor.  Mrs. Clarabel Hoffman, sister-in-law of the bride and Miss Janet Wiltse, cousin of the groom, were bridesmaids.  The bridal attendants were dressed identically in blue street-length gowns of chiffon over taffeta with lace jackets.  They wore tiara-type hats of blue satin with veils, white accessories and carried white carnations on fans.

     Serving the groom as best man was Edward Hoffman, brother of the bride.  The groomsmen were Leon Wiltse, brother of the groom and Larry McBride, friend of the groom.  Seating the guests were Tom Hoffman, brother of the bride and Robert Switzer, cousin of the groom.

     A dinner for members of the immediate families and the wedding party was held at the home of the bride’s parents.  Assisting were Miss Delores Kasper, Mrs. Garold Simison, Mrs. Donna Johnson, Mrs. Grace Hoffman and Mrs. Jewel Hughes.

     The evening reception was held at the Deerfield Center Hall with 300 guests present.  Blue and white streamers and wedding bells decorated the hall.  Cake, sandwiches and punch were served.  The four-tired wedding cake was baked and served by Mrs. Robert Switzer, cousin of the groom.

     For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Hoffman was attired in a grey and orchid two-piece dress with white accessories.  The bridegroom’s mother wore a two piece beige and brown dress with brown accessories.  Both mothers wore pink carnations.

     The bride and groom left on a trip through Northern Michigan.  They are making their home at 4868 E. Pickard in Mt. Pleasant.

     The groom, a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1956, is employed at Giant Super Market in Mt. Pleasant.

(includes picture of bride and groom)

 

196.  Charles Roe Hoffman (Huffman)                                                                   Obituary (p   )

Charles Hoffman Expires At Alma

     Charles Roe Huffman, 87, of R 1 Shepherd died at the Wilcox Nursing Home in Alma on Wednesday, July 27, 1966.  He was born August 24, 1878 in Berrien County, Michigan.

     He was a member of the Chippewa Evangelical United Brethren Church, and was Justice of Peace for 24 years.  Also was in the Insurance business, and a farmer.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30, 1966 at 11 a.m. in the Garber Funeral Home, Rev Lloyd Hansen officiating.  Interment in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Clare.

     Surviving are his wife, Mary, daughter, Mrs Pauline Nixon of Mt Pleasant, son George of Midland, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.

 

197.  Leander Hohlbein                                                                                           Misc (p 43)

Leander Hohlbein

     SAN ANTONIO -- Airman LEANDER J. HOHLBEIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hohlbein of Shepherd, has been assigned to Chanute AFB, Ill. after completing Air Force basic training.

     During the six weeks at Lakcland AFB, Tex., the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special instruction in human relations.  Completion of this training earned the individual credits towards an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Airman Hohlbein will now receive specialized training in the aircraft equipment maintenance field.

     The airman is a 1975 graduate of Shepherd High School.  His wife, Patricia, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Keene of Shepherd.

(includes a picture of Leander)

 

 

 

 

198.  Mary Barbara Hohlbein                                                                                  Misc (p 27)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hohlbein of Route 3, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Barbara to Gordon Edward Curtiss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Curtiss of 153 E. Cottage, Shepherd.

(includes a picture of Mary Barbara)

 

199.  Albert F Hokemeyer                                                                                        Obituary (p 6)

Albert Hokemeyer Dies At CMC Hospital

     Albert F Hokemeyer, 77, 139 S Chippewa St, Shepherd was born October 20, 1893 in Lake Zurich, Illinois and died July 12, 1971 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  He was a life resident of this area and a veteran of World War II.

     Services will be held Thursday, July 15, 1971 at 2:00 p.m. from the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Lee G Long officiating.  Interment at the Salt River Cemetery.

     He is survived by his daughter Mrs. Marion (Jean) Curtiss of Shepherd and three grandchildren, two sisters; Mrs. Albert (Maymee) Prehm of Lake Zurich, Ill and Mrs. Right (Frances) Foutch of Gladwin, Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

HOKEMEYER - The family of Alberta F Hokemeyer, wishes to express our sincere appreciation to our relatives, neighbors and friends for all the kindness shown to us at the time of the passing of our father, and grandfather.

     We wish to thank, also the Rev Lee Long for his calls and the lovely service, the Garber Funeral home for their kindness and helpfulness and the pallbearers for their kindness. 

     It has all been very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Mr and Mrs Marion Curtiss

Mr and Mrs Phillip Curtiss

Miss Christi Curtiss

John Curtiss

 

200.  Gladys L Hodemeyer                                                                         Obituary (p 6)

Gladys Hokemeyer Passed Away May 9 (1962)

     Gladys L Hokemeyer, 67, passed away on May 9, 1962 in the Carson City Hospital.  She was born on March 25, 1895 in Isabella County and lived in Shepherd many years.

     Her funeral was held on Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Lloyd VanLente officiating.  Interment was made in the Salt River Cemetery.

     She is survived by her husband, Albert, one daughter, Mrs. Marion Curtiss and three grandchildren.

 

HOKEMEYER -  We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Drs Goblirsch and Dearing and the Carson City Hospital and their fine nursing staff for their kindness and wonderful attention to our loved one, to Rev VanLente for his hospital visits and comforting words and prayers, the Garber Funeral Home and our wonderful neighbors, friends and relatives for their many kind acts at the time of our sorrow.  These things will always remain in our memory.

Albert Hokemeyer

Mr and Mrs. Marion Curtiss and children

 

201.  Judy Hollenbeck                                                                                             Misc (p 30)

Judy Hollenbeck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hollenbeck of 208 West Cottage, Shepherd, has been named Salutatorian of the Class of ‘71 of Shepherd High School.

      While maintaining high standings, academic on a college preparatory course, Judy has availed herself of the opportunity of participation in many of the extra activities of the school program.

     In a service and leadership capacity, Judy has served as a class representative on the Student Council for three years, on the Pep Club four years, as a Majorette and member of the Band three years and a choir member 2 years.

     Judy was honored by appointment to the National Honor Society in her Junior year and currently serves as president of the Society.

     She has been most active in the Speech and Dramatic Arts Activities.  Judy is a member of the Drama Club and through her participation in plays presented by the club has been named a Thespian.  She performed most recently as the Dowager Empress in “Anastasia.”   She has competed in Forensics three of her four years.

     Judy received awards in Art, Latin and Band in her Junior year.  She has been a member of Latin Club four years.  She also holds membership in the Future Teachers of America.  Judy will be entering Alma College this fall where she will persue studies in Art and Speech.

(includes a picture of Judy)

 

202.  Olive (Goffnett) Holley                                                                         Obituary (p 13)

Former Shepherd Woman Dies At Midland Hospital

     Mrs. Olive Goffnett Holley of 906 S Washington, Mt Pleasant, Michigan passed away July 20, 1968 at the Midland Hospital.  She was born November 10, 1900 in Isabella County and has resided in this area all her life.

     Funeral Services were held July 23, 1968 at the Prospect Church of God with Rev Chester Egert and Rev Ronald Behnke officiating.  Interment was held at Memorial Gardens in Mt Pleasant.

     Mrs. Holley has a member of the Prospect Park Church of God and had served as Superintendent of the Sunday School.   She was a member of the Gray Ladies at the Central Michigan Community Hospital, W.C.T.U. and Red cross at Mt Pleasant.  Most of her life was spent in service to others and was known as a child’s friend.

     Mrs. Holley is survived by her husband Ora, Ivan Goffnett of Alma; Mrs. Freda Conner of Byron Center, Michigan; Mrs. Jean Fish of St Louis, Michigan; Mrs. Margie Tabor of San Jose, California; Mrs. Marie Price, Boyd Goffnett, and Jake Goffnett all of Shepherd.  28 Grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Maude Perry of Lansing.

 

203.  Shirley Ann Horvath                                                                                        Mariage (p 36)

The University Chapel of CMU was the scene of a lovely wedding Saturday, February 27, 1965 at 2:00 p.m. of Shirley Ann Horvath of Lansing, daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Fanning, of Route 1, Shepherd, Michigan and Donald W. Rinn, of Lansing, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rinn, of Midland, Michigan.  Mr. Newton Huggine preformed the ceremony before and altar decorated with three stick candelabra, with white glad floral arrangements on each side.

     The bride was given in marriage by her great uncle, Leon T. Harris of Alma, she wore a white crepe sheath gown with scooped neckline, seed pearls on bodice and full length train, lace mantia, she carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations and red and pink sweetheart roses.

     Bridesmaid Miss Linda Horvath, and Matron of Honor, Mrs. Rosemary Cronin, both sisters of the bride wore identical aqua full length crepe sheath gowns, aqua shoes, and headpiece, long white gloves.  Their flowers were cascade bouquets of white and pink carnations.

     Organist was Mrs. Mary Lou Robinson.

     Bestman was Mr. Floyd “Bud” Wainwright.  Usher was Mr. Robert Rinn, brother of the groom.

     A reception in University Center Ballroom directly after ceremony, catered by CMU food center.  Attending at the guest book was Mary Jane Fanning, in charge of gifts JoAnn and Suzanne Fanning. 

     The mother of the bride chose a light blue lace dress with black accessories.  The grooms mother wore a dark blue dress with light blue accessories.

     The couple left on a Northern Michigan honeymoon, and will be at home March 2, at 327 S. Walnut, Lansing, Michigan.

     The bride is a graduate of the Shepherd High School Class of 1959 and CMU 1964, she is employed at Anderson Plumbing and Heating, in Lansing.  The groom is a graduate of the Midland High School and is employed at Fisher Body in Lansing. 

     Out of town guests were from Midland, Ithaca, St. Louis, Alma, Breckenridge and Lansing.

(includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

204.  Leslie Houck                                                                                                    Misc (p 23)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Adams of Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Sue to Leslie Houck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hauck of Brown City, Michigan.

     No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Rebecca)

 

205.  Leslie David Houck                                                                                         Marriage (p 24)

St. Johns Student Parish in East Lansing was the setting for the double ring ceremony uniting Rebecca Sue Adams and Leslie David Houck in marriage Saturday, July 10.  The 12:00 o’clock Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert Kavanagh before 150 guests.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams of Shepherd, the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Houck of Brown City. 

     The bride who approached the altar with her father was wearing a full length gown made by herself of satin brocade with a chapel train and floor length mantilla fo silk organza edged in lace.  She wore a single strand of pearls, a gift of the groom and carried a cascadeing bouquet of White roses and ivy.

     Attending her as maid of honor was Marie Hilbert, former roommate of the bride from Grosse Pte., Shores.  She wore an afternoon dress of yellow linen with an A-line skirt and bodice of linen and organze.  She carried a cascade of yellow and white roses with ivy.

     Colleen Houck sister of the groom, was flower girl wearing a dress of yellow nylon and carrying a basket of yellow rose petals.

     Larry Houck of St. Johns and cousin of the groom was best man.

     Guests were seated by Mark and Jack Adams, brothers of the bride and by Dan Salisbury, cousin of the bride.

     The grooms brother, Danny Houck served as altar boy.

     Mrs. Adams chose a pink flowered silk dress and white accessories for her daughters wedding and wore a corsage of pink sweetheart roses.  Mrs. Houck wore a dress of beige lace with beige and pink accessories and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses.

     A reception was held in the Church parlors immediately following the ceremony.  The four tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow roses was served by Janet Crawford, former roommate of the bride.  Also serving were Marlene Houck, Arlene Holt and Debbie Lehman, cousins of the groom.  Friends of the bride, Mrs. Vicki Ross and Mrs. Jenney Holton, assisted at the gift table and Miss Connie Maybee attended the guest book.

     After receiving their guests the couple left for a honeymoon on Lake Michigan.

     Pre-nuptial showers were given by Mrs. Hazel Holt and Beverly Lanie, Mrs. Leatrice Warmbrunn and Mrs. Lois Oren and Mrs. Vicki Ross and Mrs. Jenny Holton.

     The grooms parents were hosts at the wedding party dinner at Howard Johnsons preceding the rehearsal.

     Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Houck are making their home at 1417 I Spartan Village on the M.S.U. Campus where Rebecca will continue studying Leslie graduated from M.S.U. in June and is working for Fine-Built Homes in Lansing.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

206.  John Kenneth Hubbell                                                                                    Misc (p 38)

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Hauck of 4385 E. Walton Road, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ellen to John Kenneth Hubbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. (Bud) Hubbell of 901 East Pickard, Mt. Pleasant.  A February wedding is planned.

(includes picture of Mary Ellen)

 

207.  Dee Huber                                                                                                       Marriage (p 25)

Dee Huber and Rose Robinson of Houghton Lake, Michigan were united in marriage by Rev. Wm. DesAutels, at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Huber of St. Louis, Michigan on Friday, February 17.

     Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. John J. Curtiss.  The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hackworth of Prestonburg, Kentucky.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

208.  Alan G Hughes                                                                                                Misc (p 25)

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Weaver, 490 S. Castor Road, Shepherd, wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mary Ellen to Alan G. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hughes of Route 3, Shepherd.

     The bride-elect, a 1969 graduate of Bullock Creek High School, is a senior at Central Michigan University and an employee of Mt. Pleasant Graphic Enterprises.  Her fiance is a 1969 graduate of Shepherd High School and is employed by Pepsi Cola of Shepherd.

     An October 14 wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Mary Ellen)

 

209.  Deanna Mary Hughes                                                                                    Misc (p 29)

Bridal Shower for Deanna Hughes

     Miss Deanna Hughes was guest of honor at a bridal shower given by Mrs. Wm. Brickner and her daughter, Bonnie on June 7th, at the home of Mrs. Brickner.

     Thirty seven neighbors and close friends of the bride to be were highly entertained by a mock wedding and several games, after which the guest of honor opened her many lovely gifts.

     Five doll cakes, decorated to represent the bride and her attendants formed an attractive center piece for the table, and a delicious buffet luncheon was served by the hostess.

 

210.  Deanna Mary Hughes                                                                                    Marriage (p 29)

Deanna Mary Hughes and Garold Lee Simison exchanged their wedding vows in the Shepherd Methodist Church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, July 1st.  Rev. Lloyd Van Lente officiated at the marriage of the daugher of Mr. And Mrs. Lloyd Hughes of rural Shepherd and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Packer of Coe.  Low arrangements of white snapdragons, carnations and taper candles graced the chancel rail at the front of the church.

     Mrs. Agatha Swenson played a prelude of traditional organ music while the guests were being seated.  Mrs. Lenora Leonard sang “At Dawning,”  “The Wedding Prayer” and “Because.”  Mrs. Swenson, who accompanied Mrs. Leonard, also played the wedding march for the recessional.

     Deanna, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a gown of chantilly lace and tulle over taffeta, fashioned with a neckline of scalloped lace.  Long fitted sleeves ended in deep points at the wrists.  The extremely full floor length skirt was of several layers of tulle, the top layer finished at the bottom with a wide gathered flounce.  Over this a long tunic of the scalloped lace was held up in front with cabbage roses of the lace.  The back was fashioned of wide overlapping tiers of the scalloped lace which swept into a wide chapel train.  A crown of sequins and pearls secured her bouffant veil of imported French illusion.  Her jewelry was a single strand of pearls and pearl earrings.

     She carried a cascade bouquet of red sweetheart roses, ivy and lily of the valley.

     Mrs. Eugene Overmeyer (nee Donna Finkel) of Grandville, friend of the bride, was matron of honor.  She wore a gown of mint green nylon over taffeta fashioned with a full skirt, short sleeves and scoop neckline.  The bridesmaids were Mrs. Bonnie Palmer of Chicago, Miss Joyce Travis of Shepherd, both friends of the bride, and Miss Jeannie Proudfoot of Davison, cousin of the bride.  They wore lavendar gowns identical in style to that of the matron of honor.  They all carried yellow sweetheart roses on white fans.

     Murt Hughes, brother of the bride, was best man.  Ushers were Dale Hughes, brother of the bride, and Phillip Leonard, Dan Palmer and David Dander Veen, friends of the bride and groom.

     Vonalee Hughes was flower girl for her sister and Alan Hughes was the ring bearer.  The flower girl’s dress was fashioned similar to the bridesmaids’ and was of lavendar nylon over taffeta.  All of the bridal attendants wore veiled crowns in the same color as their dress and each wore a string of pearls.

     Mrs. Hughes chose a beige jersey dress with which she wore a rose colored hat, beads and earrings and white shoes and gloves.

     Mrs. Don Packer, mother of the broom wore a lavendar print dress with matching hat and shoes.

     Both mothers wore corsages of pink sweetheart roses.

     Mrs. Nora Hughes, the bride’s grandmother and Mrs. Alfred Lacey, great aunt of the bride, wore corsages of pink carnations.

     A reception following the ceremony was held in the church parlors.  Wedding candles, simlax and pink gladiola decorated the table.  The beautiful 5-colored wedding cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Mabel Brickner who also made and decorated the groom’s cakes.

     Mrs. Merita Van Vranken and Miss Teresa Hoffman served the wedding cake.  Mrs. Ford Finkel poured the coffee and Misses Barbara Brattin and Wanda Young served the punch.  Miss Joyce Proudfoot, cousin of the bride, was in charge of the guest book.  Others who assisted were Miss Barbara Train of St. Louis, Miss Janet Hughes of Cass City, Mrs. Harriett Ross and Mrs. Donna Johnson of rural Shepherd and Mrs. Leona Harrell of Riverdale.  Assisting with gifts were Dawn and Richard Thrush, niece and nephew of the groom, and Fran Simmons, cousin of the bride.

     Just before the opening of the gifts, Mrs. Swenson accompanied Mrs. Jeannette Brattin as she sang “O Perfect Love,” and Vonalee and Alan Hughes who sang “Take Their Hands, Precious Lord.”  Mr. Ford Finkel, master of ceremonies, also sang a novelty number, “Do You Take This Woman?”

     The newly weds left on a wedding trip to Niagra Falls following the reception.  The Bride’s going Away costume consisted of a white sheath dress with lavendar accessories.

     Upon their return they will live in a mobile home on Pleasant Valley Road, Route 3, Shepherd.

     The new Mrs. Simison is a graduate of Shepherd High School and Northwood Business Institute and is employed as secretary and accountant by B & L Industries in Alma.

     Mr. Simison graduated from Carson City High School and is employed at Detroiter Mobile Homes in St. Louis.

     Guests were present from Akron, Caro, Gagetown, Owendale, Cass City, Davison, Bay City, Carson City, Lansing, Ashley, Riverdale, Alma, St. Louis, Grandville, Ludington, Mt. Pleasant and Chicago.

(includes a picture of the bride)

 

211.  Murdoch A Hughes                                                                                         Misc (p 30)

The engagement of Barbara Jean Train to A-3c Murt A. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hughes of Shepherd, has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Train of St. Louis.  Barbara is attending Northwood Institute in Alma.  Murt is presently stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.

     A September 14th wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Barbara)

 

212.  Murdock A Hughes                                                                                         Marriage (p 29)

Train - Hughes Vows Recited

Barbara Jean Train, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Train of 106 N. Clinton Street, St. Louis, exchanged vows with Murdock A. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hughes of Route 3, Shepherd, Saturday afternoon, September 7 at 2:30 in the St. Louis Methodist Church.  Reverend William Des Autels conducted the double ring ceremony.  Arrangements of shrimp and white gladiola and tapered candles decorated the church.

     Miss Nancy Purdy of Midland was maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Janet Bush, Jan Stahl of St. Louis and Barbara Dilbert of Hemlock.

     The best man was Max Mitchell of Alma.  Ushers were Bill Mathews of Mt. Pleasant, Tim Johnson of Shepherd, and Vince Tedhams, who is stationed at Rome, New York with the United States Air Force.

     Mrs. Train chose a teal blue dress and Mrs. Hughes chose a navy sheath.

     A reception was held in the church parlors following the ceremony, with Marian Miller serving the brides cake., Juanite Dilbert serving the grooms cake.  Mary Ellen Davis served the punch and Doris Upedoeff served the coffee.

     The new Ms. Hughes graduated from St. Louis High School and attended Northwood Institute and was previously employed at Fortino, Plaxton and Deatrick law offices in Alma.

     Mr. Hughes also graduated from St. Louis High School and is stationed at Malmstrom Air Base, Montana with the United States Air Force.

     Guests were present from Alma, Breckenridge, Bay City, Caro, Cass City, Davidson, Detroit, Edmore, Gagetown, Gemlock, Ithaca, Lansing,  Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Niles, Port Austin, Riverdale, Roscommon, Saginaw, Shepherd, Sheridan, St. Johns and St. Louis.

     The newly weds are settled in their apartment at 627 Fourth Avenue North, Great Falls, Montana.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

213.  Murdock A Hughes                                                                                         Misc (p 45)

Lackland AFB Tex. -- Airman Basic Murdock A. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd C. Hughes of Rt. 3, Shepherd, has been selected to attend the United States Air Force technical training course for air policeman here.

     Airman Hughes, who completed the first phase of his military training here, was selected for the specialized course on the basis of his interests and aptitudes.

     The airman is a 1962 graduate of St. Louis High School.

(includes a picture of Murdock)

 

214.  Kenneth Hummel                                                                                            Misc (p 41)

Celebrate 35th Anniversary

     On Sunday November 12, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hummel were honored by their children at an Open House to celebrate their 35th Wedding Anniversary.  A lovely three tiered cake was center attraction bordered by two autumn flower arrangements, gifts from guests.

     Mrs. Robert Garber Sr, and Mrs. Theo Lyon assisted at the table were Mrs. John Fisher presided by cutting the cake.  Thirty-five years previous, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher assisted the Hummels by serving as maid of honor and best man.

     During the Open House Mr. and Mrs. Hummel received a phone call from their son and his wife, Major and Mrs. Ted Hummel of Alexandria, Va.  Their other children are:  Mrs. Richard Moore of Sanford, Michigan, Mrs. Hugh Riles of Shepherd, and Miss Cathy Hummel, a senior at Shepherd High School.

     Out of town guests were from Jackson, Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant, St. Charles, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Lansing.

 

215.  Wm. Hungerford                                                                                              Obituary (p 4)

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     Ben Wonsey father of Charles Wonsey died suddenly Saturday evening.  Funeral services were held Tuesday with interment in the Lincoln Center Cemetery.

     Wm. Hungerford a life time resident of this community passed away Sunday.  Sympathy is extended to the family.

     Mrs Floyd Davis passed away Thursday evening after a long illness.  The bereaved family have our sympathy.

 

216.  Sam Hunter                                                                                                      Misc (p 39)

Mr. Donald Rhode announces the engagement of his daughter, Donna Jean, to Sam Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hunter of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Route 4.

     The wedding date has been set for August 25, 1962.

(includes a picture of Donna)

 

217.  Leon Hurbert                                                                                                   Obituary (p 5)

Leon Hurlburt Passes Thursday

     Leon Hurlburt died last Thursday, March 14 at the Ingham County Medical Facility in Lansing.  He was born March 14, 1892 in Isabella County.  Mr. Hurlburt was a retired Buick Motor Company employee and a member of the Shepherd I.O.O.F.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16 at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Ben Baumgardner officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are a sister Miss Edith Hurlburt and a niece Mrs. Helen Crowell both of Shepherd.

 

218.  Carol Lee Hutchinson                                                                         Misc (p 32)

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hutchinson of rural Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Lee to Jerry L. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Jones of Carson City.  A fall wedding is being planned.  Carol Lee is graduated of the Shepherd High School and a graduate of the Northwood Institute at Alma.  At the present Miss Hutchisnon is employed as a secretary at the Shepherd Feed and Bean Co.

(includes a picture of Carol Lee)

 

219.  Carol Lee Hutchinson                                                                         Marriage (p 32)

Carol Lee Hutchinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hutchinson recently became the bride of Jerry Lee Jones of Flint, Michigan, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Jones of Carson City, Michigan.

     The ceremony was performed by Rev. Lester Priest at the Methodist Church in Shepherd on Saturday, October 24, at 8:00 p.m.

     Organist Mrs. Agatha Swenson, and soloist was Mrs. Jack Bailey who sang of Perfect Love and the Wedding Prayer.

     Maid of honor Miss Phyllis Cameron, friend of the bride of Midland, Michigan, and bridesmaids were Miss Penny Buerge cousin of the bride  of Lansing, Michigan, and Miss Suzanne Ulsh a friend of the bride, of Shepherd.

     Best man was Bill Jones brother of the bridegroom of Big Rapids, Groomsmen were Mick Jones, brother of the bridegroom, and Jerry Blount friend of the bridegroom of Carson City, Michigan.

     Ushers were Bob Egan and Tom Bohen friends of the bridegroom of Carson City.

     The bride wore a portriat gown of nylon rochelle lace over taffeta, the fitted bodice featured a scalloped sabrina neckline embroidered with iridescent sequins, long tapering sleeves ending in points over the wrist, the bouffant skirt had an apron effect over deep back ruffles and a scalloped hemline.  Elbow length veil of imported silk illusion was secured by a cluster of lace petals highlighted by seed pearls.  Her only jewelry a string of pearls a gift of the bridegroom.

     Her going away costume was a medium blue dress with navy blue accessories.

     She carried a Cascade of pink sweetheart roses and lilly of the valley interlaced with ivy.

     The bridesmaids gowns and accessories were peacock blue floor length gowns of taffeta with matching jackets, elbow length sleeves the sheath skirts featured floating back panels, slippers died to match, peacock blue silk illusion veils were secured by pearl crowns and a cluster of flowers.  The carried bouquets of pink carnations. 

     The altar was adorned with candelabra and two arrangements of white glads and pink mums.

     The reception was held following the ceremony at the American Legion Hall in St. Louis.

     Assisting wityh the serving Mrs. Virgil Wiltse, Mrs. Harold Bott, Mrs. Wallie Buerge, Mrs. Joe Flynn, Mrs. Bill Jones and in charge of the guest book, Mrs. Kenneth Keiffer and Mrs. Ronald Littell served the wedding cake, Miss Mary and Betty Salisbury and Miss Ann Stalter attended the gift table.

     The brides mother chose a beige wool lace dress with matching accessories.  the grooms mother wore a beige brocade sheath, brown accessories.  Both mothers wore corsages of yellow sweetheart roses.

     The bride is a graduate of Shepherd High School, Northwood Institute, was employed as secretary at Shepherd Feed and Bean Co.

     The bridegroom is a graduate of Carson City High School, Ferris State College, is presently employed at Kraft Vass Associates, Flint, Michigan.

     After their wedding trip to northern Michigan, the newly weds will make their home at 1044 Davenport Drive, Flint, Mich.

     Out of town guests attending the wedding were from Greenville, Jackson, Dundee, Pinconning, Flint, Ithaca, Clare, Carson City, Rosebush, Mt. Pleasant, Lakeview, Ohio.

     Honored guests were the grandparents, Mrs. Florence Myers, Mrs. Bessie Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Troub, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Jones.  (includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

220.  Milton Coe Hutchinson                                                                                   Obituary (p 2)

Coe Hutchinson, Former Township Supervisor Expires

     Milton Coe Hutchinson, Route 1, Shepherd, died Wednesday, January 30 at the Schnepp Convalescent home in St Louis.

     Mr Hutchinson was born on August 30, 1888 in Coe Township and had been a life-long resident.  He was a farmer and served as Township Supervisor and Road Commissioner at one time.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. #239 Lodge.

     Surviving him are his wife Nellie Hutchinson; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Roberts of Saginaw and Mrs. Verda Ropp of Alma; ten grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held at the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

221.  Nellie (Hill) Hutchinson                                                                                    Obituary (p 2)

Nellie Hutchinson Passes Away (1971)

     Nellie Rebecca Hutchinson,, 81, of Route 1, Shepherd passed away on Saturday, January 29.  She was born September 10, 1890 in St Johns.

     She was a member of the Westlawn Church of Christ and of the Rebekah Lodge.

     Funeral services were held  on Tuesday, February 1, at 2 p.m. from the Westlawn Church of Christ, with Bro Ben Baumgardner officiating, interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.  Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     Surviving are daughters Mrs. Patrick (Helen) Robert of Saginaw, and Verda Ropp of Alma, 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Allen of Toledo, Ohio and Mrs. Lenore Hearl of Lansing, two brothers Robert Hill of Lansing, and Archey Hill of St Johns.

 

222.  Sharon Kay Hutchinson                                                                                 Marriage (p 32)

Sharon Kay Hutchinson and Donald L. Pierce exchanged vows Saturday, July 6, in the Forest Hill Church.

     Garth Riggs performed the double ring ceremony for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hutchinson of rural Alma and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Pierce of rural Blanchard.  Bouquets of roses and lighted candelabra formed a background for the seven o’clock ceremony.

     Mrs. Dorothy Divilbiss played traditional wedding music and accompanied Miss Pat Woodcick of Saint Louis as she sang “Oh Promise Me” and “I Love You Truly”.

     The bride wore a waltz length gown of Chantilly lace over satin.  A  tiera of pearls held her shoulder length veil in place.  She carried a white lace-covered Bible topped with a deep red rose corsage surrounded by white carnations.

     Mrs. Dianne Miller of Beebe was her sister’s attendant.  Her sky blue chiffon dress was complemented with matching head piece and shoes.  Her flowers were light pink carnations.

     Robert Williams of Middleton served as best man.  Guests were seated by Bill Hutchinson, brother of the bride, and Arnold Vaugh.

     The couple greeted friends and relatives at a reception following the ceremony at the SCA Hall.  The Tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. Marie Decess of Mt. Pleasant, a sister of the bride.  Miss Julie Bruskotter served the groom’s cake.  Also assisting with serving were Mrs. Theo Doll, Mrs. Claude Hitchcock and Mrs. Doris Fetters.

     Attending the guest book were Mrs. Juanita Williams, a sister of the groom and Mrs. Margie Davidson, sister of the bride.  Miss Phyllis Cameron was in charge of the gifts.

     The bride was graduated from Saint Louis High School and from Central Michigan University at Mt. Pleasant.  She will teach at the Republic School in Alma this fall.  the groom was graduated from Remus High and attended Michigan State University.  They are residing at 310 1/2 East End Street in Alma.

     Guests attended from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Stanton, Ithaca, Middleton, Blanchard, Shepherd, Saint Louis, Alma, and from Ohio and Illinois.

 (includes a picture of bride and groom cutting the cake)

 

223.  James Eugene Hynes                                                                                    Misc (p 41)

Bride-Elect --

     Mr. and Mrs. James Edgar of Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Louise, to Petty Officer 3/c, James Eugene Hynes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hynes also of Shepherd.  The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Mrs. Joyce Edgar.  She is presently employed at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland.  Her fiance is stationed at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes.  No definite date has been set for the wedding.

(includes picture of Sharon)

 

224.  Alphonse Jodway                                                                                           Obituary (p 14)

Passes At Gratiot Com. Hospital

     Alphonse Jodway, 48, local fire station attendant died Friday, December 11 at the Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma.  He was born November 19, 1916 in Cheboygan, Michigan.

     Father Edward Roczen officiated at the Requiem Mass, Monday, December 14, at 10 a.m. in St Vincent De Paul Church with interment in the Church cemetery.  Rosary services were held Sunday, evening, December 13 at 8 at the Garber Funeral Home.

     Mr Jodway is survived by his wife, Helen, and his step-mother Mrs. Alberta Jodway of South Bend, Indiana, six brothers, Joseph of Lansing, Roy of Napponee, Nebraska, Virgil of Mishawaka, Indiana, Lawrence of Lansing, Leo of Westville, Indiana and Raymond of Perry; four sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Briget of Blanchard and Mrs. Bernice Campbell of Mt Pleasant, Mrs. Ella Wood of Muir, and Mrs. Delores Davis, of Waterloo, Iowa.

CARDS OF THANKS

JODWAY - We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all our friends, neighbors, relatives for their flowers, cards, food, Mass Cards, spiritual bouquets, money, at the time of the sudden death of our husband and brother, also a special thanks to Father Roczen for his comforting words.  Garbers Funeral Home, Margaret Simon, the Altar Society for the lovely dinner they served at the V.F.S. Hall, Pallbearers, Dr. Burt, Dr. Graham, the Gratiot Community Hospital and staff, for the many acts of kindness, messages of sympathy.  May God bless you all.

The Al Jodway family

 

225.  Jerry Lee Jones                                                                                              Misc (p 32)

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hutchinson of rural Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Lee to Jerry L. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Jones of Carson City.  A fall wedding is being planned.  Carol Lee is graduated of the Shepherd High School and a graduate of the Northwood Institute at Alma.  At the present Miss Hutchisnon is employed as a secretary at the Shepherd Feed and Bean Co.

(includes a picture of Carol Lee)

 

226.  Jerry Lee Jones                                                                                              Marriage (p 32)

     Carol Lee Hutchinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hutchinson recently became the bride of Jerry Lee Jones of Flint, Michigan, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Jones of Carson City, Michigan.

     The ceremony was performed by Rev. Lester Priest at the Methodist Church in Shepherd on Saturday, October 24, at 8:00 p.m.

     Organist Mrs. Agatha Swenson, and soloist was Mrs. Jack Bailey who sang of Perfect Love and the Wedding Prayer.

     Maid of honor Miss Phyllis Cameron, friend of the bride of Midland, Michigan, and bridesmaids were Miss Penny Buerge cousin of the bride  of Lansing, Michigan, and Miss Suzanne Ulsh a friend of the bride, of Shepherd.

     Best man was Bill Jones brother of the bridegroom of Big Rapids, Groomsmen were Mick Jones, brother of the bridegroom, and Jerry Blount friend of the bridegroom of Carson City, Michigan.

     Ushers were Bob Egan and Tom Bohen friends of the bridegroom of Carson City.

     The bride wore a portriat gown of nylon rochelle lace over taffeta, the fitted bodice featured a scalloped sabrina neckline embroidered with iridescent sequins, long tapering sleeves ending in points over the wrist, the bouffant skirt had an apron effect over deep back ruffles and a scalloped hemline.  Elbow length veil of imported silk illusion was secured by a cluster of lace petals highlighted by seed pearls.  Her only jewelry a string of pearls a gift of the bridegroom.

     Her going away costume was a medium blue dress with navy blue accessories.

     She carried a Cascade of pink sweetheart roses and lilly of the valley interlaced with ivy.

     The bridesmaids gowns and accessories were peacock blue floor length gowns of taffeta with matching jackets, elbow length sleeves the sheath skirts featured floating back panels, slippers died to match, peacock blue silk illusion veils were secured by pearl crowns and a cluster of flowers.  The carried bouquets of pink carnations. 

     The altar was adorned with candelabra and two arrangements of white glads and pink mums.

     The reception was held following the ceremony at the American Legion Hall in St. Louis.

     Assisting wityh the serving Mrs. Virgil Wiltse, Mrs. Harold Bott, Mrs. Wallie Buerge, Mrs. Joe Flynn, Mrs. Bill Jones and in charge of the guest book, Mrs. Kenneth Keiffer and Mrs. Ronald Littell served the wedding cake, Miss Mary and Betty Salisbury and Miss Ann Stalter attended the gift table.

     The brides mother chose a beige wool lace dress with amtching accessories.  the grooms mother wore a beige brocade sheath, brown accessories.  Both mothers wore corsages of yellow sweetheart roses.

     The bride is a graduate of Shepherd High School, Northwood Institute, was employed as secretary at Shepherd Feed and Bean Co.

     The bridegroom is a graduate of Carson City High School, Ferris State College, is presently employed at Kraft Vass Associates, Flint, Michigan.

     After their wedding trip to northern Michigan, the newly weds will make their home at 1044 Davenport Drive, Flint, Mich.

     Out of town guests attending the wedding were from Greenville, Jackson, Dundee, Pinconning, Flint, Ithaca, Clare, Carson City, Rosebush, Mt. Pleasant, Lakeview, Ohio.

     Honored guests were the grandparents, Mrs. Florence Myers, Mrs. Bessie Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Troub, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Jones.  (includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

227.  Katie L (Barnhart) Jones                                                                                Obituary (p 5)

Katie L. Jones, 84, Expires December 1

     Katie L Jones, 84, of 202 S Second Street, Shepherd, Michigan died December 1, 1968 in the home of Mrs. Vera Sprague.  She was born December 21, 1883 at Kalida, Ohio.  Her husband the late Frank Jones preceded her in death December 10, 1930.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene at St Louis, Michigan.

     Services were held Tuesday, December 3, 1968 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene St Louis, Michigan with Rev James A Adams officiating the services.  Interment was held in Coe Cemetery.

     Survivors are her sisters Vera Sprague, Shepherd, Michigan and Edna Collar, Columbus Grove, Ohio; a brother John R Barnhart, Columbus Grove, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

 

228.  Donald Kanine                                                                                     Misc (p 35)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bunker of 307 West Cottage, Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Ann to Donald Kanine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Canine of Route 1, Riverdale.  A July wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Joyce Ann)

 

229.  Fred A Kappler                                                                                                Obituary (p 8)

Fred Kappler Passes At Home

     Fred A Kappler 65, a retired Isabella County Road Commission truck driver died at his hoe May 2, in Chippewa Township.  He and been in ill health for over a year.

     Mr Kappler was born May 9, 1901 in Chicago.  He had resided in Isabella County for 60 years.

     Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, at 2 p.m. from the Stinson Funeral Home with burial in the Chippewa Township Cemetery.

     Surviving are his widow, Marguerite; son, Harold and Melvin of Mt Pleasant; Leon of Shepherd; Russell of Lansing and Tom of Rosebush; daughters: Mrs Keith (Lois) Voss of Shepherd; Mrs Delbert (Joyce) Heistand and Mrs Spencer (Wanda) Jones both of Lansing; 31 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Flossie) Davis of Mt Pleasant also survives.

 

 

 

 

230.  Patricia Keene                                                                                     Misc (p 43)

SAN ANTONIO -- Airman LEANDER J. HOHLBEIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hohlbein of Shepherd, has been assigned to Chanute AFB, Ill. after completing Air Force basic training.

     During the six weeks at Lakcland AFB, Tex., the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special instruction in human relations.  Completion of this training earned the individual credits towards an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Airman Hohlbein will now receive specialized training in the aircraft equipment maintenance field.

     The airman is a 1975 graduate of Shepherd High School.  His wife, Patricia, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Keene of Shepherd.

(includes a picture of Leander)

 

231.  William Kelley                                                                                                   Marriage (p 26)

     Rose Wandel of Ann Arbor and William Kelley of Shepherd, exchanged vows in a double ring ceremony at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheren Church in Ann Arbor on Saturday, September 4 at 3:30 p.m.

     Mrs. Dan Lyons, the brides sister of Ann Arbor was matron of honor and Mr. Earl Richey of Winn, Michigan friend of the groom was best man.  The bride’s sister Mrs. Warren Graybiel of Indianapolis and Miss Nancy Kelley the grooms sister, were bridal attendants.  The guests were seated by Mr. David Kelley, the groom’s brother and Mr. Dan Lyons.

     The bride wore a floor length gown of angel skin peau with appliques of chantilly lace, chapel train and elbow length veil.  She carried a cascade bouquet of roses.  The bridal attendants wore street length dresses of pale blue raw silk to match the ushers’ jackets, and carried coral-colored cascade bouquets.

     Mrs. Wandel wore a dress of mint green brocade with beige accessories.  Mrs. Kelley wore light blue brocade.  Both wore corsages of pink sweetheart roses.

     Mr. and Mrs. George Wandel of Earhart Road, Ann Arbor are the parents of the bride., Mr and Mrs. Russell Kelly of Shepherd are the groom’s parents.

     A dinner reception was held at the Grotto Club in Ann Arbor following the ceremony.

     After a wedding trip to Milwaukee and Chicago the couple are now residing in the married student housing apartments at Central Michigan University.  The bride is a senior at Central and the groom, a 1960 graduate of Shepherd High School, is a graduate assistant in Chemistry and Physics at the University while completing work on his Master’s Degree.

(includes picture of the bride)

 

232.  Richard L Kennedy                                                                                         Misc (p 21)

Mrs. Edna M. Freeman of 812 South Fancher announces the engagement of her daughter, Adonna Jean, to Richard L. Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Monty Kennedy, 612 North Mission.  A September 5 wedding is planned.

(photo of Adonna Jean by Del’s Studio)

 

 

233.  Ronald Edward Kennedy                                                                               Obituary (p 13)

Ronald Kennedy Dies Unexpectedly Sat.

     Ronald Edward Kennedy 38, died at work at Dow Chemical Company, Midland last Saturday, July 20, 1968.  He was born February 15, 1930 in Mt Pleasant, Michigan.  He was a Korean War Veteran and a graduate of Shepherd High 1948.

     Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 23 at the Garber Funeral Home, Rev. Lester Priest officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving is his wife, Marilyn Wilson Kennedy, Daughters, Janice, Pamela and Barbara, all at home, his mother, Helen Kennedy, a  sister Mrs. Jean Williams of Alma; grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Stalter of Shepherd.

 

234.  Helena Davis Kent                                                                                          Obituary (p 11)

Former Resid’t Passes At Wis.

     Helena Davis Kent, born January 29, 1926 in Isabella County to Cora and Donald Davis, died suddenly at her home in Laons, Wisconsin April 16, 1964.

     Funeral services were held Monday, April 20 at the Jessen Funeral home in Lansing.  Burial was in the Chapel Hill Cemetery at Lansing.

     Survivors include her husband, Leslie Kent, and one daughter, Joanne Dyer, three grandchildren, Kimberly, Karla and Kevin Dyer of Lansing, her parents, five sisters Eva Benda of Lansing, Mary Latoski, of Merrill, Donna DeLong of Shepherd, Judy Latoski of Mt Pleasant and Kaye Roper who is stationed in Germany, two brothers Deral and Robert both of Lansing and great grandmother Mrs Davis of Shepherd.

 

235.  Franklin Kindig                                                                                     Misc (p 46)

It’s a boy for Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Kindig weighing six pounds and fourteen ounces and will be called Franklin Richard.  Mrs. Kindig is the former Edith Stover.

 

236.  G Melvon Kindig                                                                                              Obituary (p 16)

Melvon Kindig Passes Suddenly

     G. Melvon Kindig, 57, passed away August 12, 1964, in Coe Township.  He was born April 4, 1907 in Benson, Illinois.

     He was a poultry farmer and a DeKalb Seed Corn Dealer.  He was an elder at the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ and a member of the Salt River Lodge 288 F&AM O.E.S. 98, White Shrine of Jerusalem, 32nd degree mason consistory, and was an officer of the Farm Bureau of Isabella County.

     Services were held Saturday, August 15, 1964 at the Garber Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery - Auspices Salt River Lodge 288 F&AM.

     Surviving him are his wife, Violet, his mother, Mrs. Cecil Kindig of Shepherd; a son, Franklin of Shepherd; 3 grandchildren; a brother, Arlie of Shepherd and a sister Mrs. Russel Slater of Sanford.

 

KINDIG - We wish to express our thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their thoughtfulness.  To the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ and the O.E.S. for putting on the dinner and the many friends who brought food to the house. 

Mrs. Violet Kindig

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Kindig and family

 

CARD OF THANKS

I wish to thank all those who have been so kind and helpful to us during my hospital stay, and the loss of my dear brother-in-law.  Expecially Mr. and Mrs. Huffine for their constant spiritual and physical help.  Many thanks to all my friends, neighbors, relatives and the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ.  Anna May Kindig

 

237.  Nina Myrtle Kindig                                                                                           Obituary (p 16)

Nina Myrtle Kindig Expires At St. Louis Convalescent Home

     Nina Myrtle Kindig, died at the Schnepp Convalescent Home in St. Louis on Friday, October 14.  She was born in Benson Woodford County, Ill., July 1, 1882.  She was the wife of the late Cecil Kindig.  Mrs. Kindig was a member of the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ.

     Funeral services were held Monday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Mr. Ben Baumgardner officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Sylvia) Slater of Sanford; son Arlie Kindig of Shepherd; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; sisters Loura Bryant of Shepherd; Nora Marsh of Kingsford Heights, Indiana; Goldie Gillian of Shepherd; one brother William O. Bryant of Shepherd.

 

KINDIG - We wish to sincerely thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy.  Many thanks to Mr. Baumgardner, Womens Council, Ladies Aid, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Garbers, Dr. Wolfe, Schnepps Nursing Home and all our firends, neighbors, relatives, who helped in so many ways during the long illness and passing of our Dear Mother. 

The family of Myrtle Kindig...Mrs. Melvon Kindig and family

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Slater and family

Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Kindig and family

 

238.  Violet E Kindig                                                                                      Obituary (p 16)

Violet Kindig Passes May 3

     Violet E Kindig, 68, of East Blanchard Road, Shepherd, died Wednesday at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility.

     Funeral services were held Saturday at the Garber-Berry Funeral Home, Shepherd.  Wendell Parman of the Westlawn Church of Christ officiated, with burial at the Salt River Cemetery, Shepherd.

     An Eastern Star service was held Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be sent to the Westlawn Chruch of Christ.

     Mrs. Kindig was born August 7, 1909 in Shepherd, the daughter of Joseph and Edith Southard.  She was a member of the Westlawn Church of Christ, the Shepherd chapter of Eastern Stars and the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Alma.

     Surviving are one son, Franklin of Weidman; one sister, Agnes McElveen of Concord, Ga; two grandsons, Franklin Richard and Joseph, both of Weidman; one granddaughter, Mrs. Duane (Valerie) Beltinck of Mount Pleasant.

 

 

239.  Robert Lester Kissick                                                                          Obituary (p 3)

Robert Kissick, 60, Dies Suddenly Monday

     Robert Lester Kissick of Route #1 Shepherd, died very suddenly Monday morning as he was preparing to go to work.  He has lived in this area 33 years and was employed by the Pure Oil Company.

     Funeral services will be held at the Garber Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday and Interment will be made in the Greendale Cemetery.

     The Obituary of Mr. Kissick will appear in detail next week.

 

240.  Matthew Klumpp                                                                                             Obituary (p 17)

Dies At Ann Arbor

     Matthew Klumpp, 74 of Dexter, Michigan died last week at the University Hospital at Ann Arbor following a long illness.

     He was born August 25, 1890 in Saginaw County.

     He had been a resident of Dexter for 57 years.

     He is survived by his wife, Matilda, two sons, one daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fraser of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Kathryn Merrill of Mt. Pleasant, three brothers Ernest and Walter Klumpp of Mt. Pleasant, and Otto Klumpp of Shepherd, seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 

241.  Otto Klumpp                                                                                                     Misc (p 40)

To Celebrate 54th Anniversary

     Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klumpp will celebrate their 54th anniversary on Christmas day.  The Klumpps are the parents of 13 children 11 which are still living.  They came to Shepherd in 1944, and have lived in Isabella County for 52 years.

 

242.  Randall R Klumpp                                                                                           Obituary (p 17)

Former Resident Killed in Crash (1966)

     Randall R. Klumpp, 40 of Mt Pleasant was dead upon arrival at the Central Michigan Community Hospital as a result of an auto accident Saturday, October 22.  He was born on June 26, 1926 in Isabella County.  Mr. Klumpp attended the Shepherd Schools.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, and was employed at the State Home and Training School as a motor vehicle operator in Mt. Pleasant.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 25 at the Stinson Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. with Mr. Chester Walther officiating, interment was in the Memorial Gardens.

     Surviving are his wife, Betty, children, Linda, Juanita, JoLene, Diane, and Rodney at home; sisters; Marjorie Schafer, of Coldwater Lake, Sophia Stowell, Helen Scott, Viola Schafer all of Shepherd; Catherine Griffeth of Owosso; Bonnie Zingery and Alice Faber of Mt Pleasant; brothers; Alfred, Russell, and George of Mt. Pleasant and Robert of Beal City.  He is also survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Otto Klumpp of Shephers.

 

KLUMPP - We wish to express our sincere thanks to all the many friends and relatives who were so thoughtful during the loss of husband and father.

The family of Randell Klumpp

KLUMPP - We wish to thank our relatives and friends for their expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness at the time of the tragic death of our son Randall.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klumpp

 

243.  Wahneita L Klump                                                                                          Misc (p 36)

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Klumpp of Route 2 Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Wahneita L. Klumpp to Duane Chesney, son of Mrs., Arlene Ferrior, of 122 Grove St., Alma, Michigan.

     Mr. Chesney is a graduate of Alma High School is employed at Lobdell Emery in Alma.  A June 8 wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Wahneita)

 

244.  Bertha (Wilson) Grim Knauss                                                                        Obituary (p 3)

Bertha (Grim) Knauss Dies in Bay City

     Bertha, daughter of Zack and Mary Peterham Wilson was born May 20, 1885 in Grand Traverse County and expired Friday Evening, February 18 at the Samaritan Hospital at Bay City, at the age of 86 years after a lingering illness. 

     Bertha spent her early life in the Cadillac area where her father worked in the lumber woods, and on October 25, 1906 she was united in marriage to Reverend Charles F Grim.  The family lived in several areas in Central Michigan finally settling in the Blanchard area, where she lived until 5 years ago when she went to make her home with her daughter in Bay City.

     Reverend Grim died April 15, 1943 and in 1952 she was united in marriage to Ed Knauss in Florida.  Mr. Knauss preceded her in 1957.  One son Harold and one daughter, Annabell also preceded her.

     Surviving are 3 sons, Joseph Grim of Farwell, Arthur Grim of Shepherd, and Paul Grim of St Charles; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Lois) Reynolds, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Ronald (Doris) Graham of St Louis, 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren, one brother William Wilson of Allegan and 3 step children.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Knauss a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church were held Monday, February 21 at 1 p.m. from the Pine River Methodist Church with burial in the Pine River Cemetery near Blanchard.  Rev Stuart Venlet of Farwell officiation.

     Coker Funeral Home of Farwell, in charge of arrangements.

 

245.  Effie Knight                                                                                                       Obituary (p 6)
Effie Knight Dies In Detroit June 8

     Mrs. Effie Knight Caszatt, formerly of the Rust and Hay District, and wife of the late Henry Clinton Caszatt, Supt. of the Blanchard High School in the early 20’s and Isabella County School Commissioners in the late 20’s died Friday night, June 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Cunningham of Detroit, with who she had been making her home.

     Funeral was held at the Stinson Funeral Home at Mt Pleasant Monday afternoon, June 11 at 3:30 p.m.  She was laid to rest at the Riverside Cemetery beside her husband.

     She leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Tracy Bisener of Tawas City and Mrs. Nellie Cunningham of Detroit, and one son, Ceylon Caszatt of Evart and a number of grandchildren and one sister in California and a host of relatives and friends.

 

 

256.  Dick Koester                                                                                                    Misc (p 46)

(Picture of him beside a car)

 

257.  Gary Koester                                                                                                   Misc (p 24)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Farnan are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Joe, to Gary Koester, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. (Dick) Koester of rural Shepherd.  Sandy and Gary are 1969 graduates of Shepherd High School and are both seniors at Michigan State University.  Gary will be a veterinarian when he graduates.  No date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Sandra)

 

258.  Lewis Kornex.                                                                                                  Obituary (p 5)

Lewis Kornexl Dies Tuesday

     Lewis Kornexl, 88 of Route 1, Shepherd died last Tuesday April 7 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home.  He was born in Germany on May 28, 1880.  He was a retired farmer and stone mason.

     He is survived by two sons, Joseph of Shepherd and Walter of Saginaw, three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. at St Vincent de Paul Church with Rev Father Edward Boucher officiating and burial was in St Joseph the Worker Cemetery in Beal City.  Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

KORNEXL - The family of Lewis Kornexl wishes to thank their many relatives, friends, and neighbors for the kindness shown at the time of his death, for the cards and flowers and the ladies of the altar society and Auxiliary 8215 for the dinner.  Also Father Boucher for his kindness at this time.

     Mr and Mrs Joe Kornexl and son

     Mr and Mrs Walter Kornexl and family

 

259.  Vernon Krick, Jr.                                                                                              Misc (p 35)

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Guild of Shepherd, announces the engagement of their daughter, Susan Marie to Vernon Krick Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Krick Sr., of Shepherd.  The Bride-elect, a graduate of Shepherd High School is presently attending Elkhart University, Elkhart, Indiana.  Her fiance, also a graduate of Shepherd High School, is employed at Alma Products.  A September 19th wedding is being planned.     (includes a picture of Susan)

 

260.  Joseph George Kunik                                                                                    Obituary (p 11)

Joseph Kunik, 93 Expires Oct 22

     Joseph George Kunik, 93, a retired farmer passed away at the Wilcox Hospital in Alma Thursday, October 22.  He had lived here for 32 years.  Mr Kunik was born December 17, 1871 in Czechoslovakia.  His wife, Catherine died in 1950.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 24, at the St Vincent de Paul Church with Father Roczen officiating.  Rosary was held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home.  Interment was in the St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

     Mr Kunik is survived by three sons; Joseph of Detroit, Michael of Shepherd, John of Alma; two daughters: Mrs John Ankrom of Elwell, Mrs James Willis of Hobbs, New Mexico; 22 grandchildren, one great great grandchild, 16 great grandchildren, two sisters in Czechoslovakia, a sister-in-law, Mrs Pauline Kunik of Elwell, and a son-in-law, John Tomosovich.

 

261.  Anne Kay Kyser                                                                                              Obituary (p 13)

Miss Anne Kay Kyser

     SHEPHERD - Anne Kay Kyser, 19, of Rt. 2, Shepherd died Feb 17 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.  Her death was the result of injuries sustained in a car accident Feb. 11.

      Miss Kyser was born Nov. 14, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant and lived in the Central Michigan area all her life.

     Miss Kyser was a student at Central Michigan University, a member of CMU’s Wesley Foundation and a member of Kappa Phi Sorority.  She was also a member of the International Students Organization, and Past District Treasurer of Methodist Youth Fellowship.  Miss Kyser was a member of Shepherd Methodist Church.

     She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Kyser and by one brother, E.T.N. Second Class Nikolas, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Fulton at New London, Conn.  She is also survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Forest (Jennie) Kyser, Rt. 2, Shepherd.

     In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to CMU Wesley Foundation or to the Shepherd Methodist Church memorial fund.

     Funeral services for Miss Kyser were held Feb 20 at 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Methodist Church.  Rev Lester Priest officiated.  Interment was in the Lincoln Township Cemetery.  Arrangements were made through the Garber Funeral Home of shepherd.

 

262.  Jennie M Kyser                                                                                               Obituary (p 17)

Jennie Kyser Dies At CMC Hospital

     Jennie M. Kyser, 90, of Rural Route 2, Shepherd died Thursday, December 19, 1968 at the Central Michgian Community Hospital.  She was born December 11, 1878 in Jackson County Michgian and was the wife of the late Forest Kyser.  Mrs. Kyser was a member of the O.E.S. 98 in Shepherd and also of the Shepherd United Methodist Church.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 24, 1968 at 2 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Priest officiating.  Interment was held at Lincoln Cemetery.

     Surviving Mrs. Kyser is a son DeWayne Kyser of Shepherd and a grandson Nick Yser in the U.S. Navy.

 

263.  Homer D Laidley                                                                                             Obituary (p 20)

Homer Laidley Dies At CMC Hospital

     Homer D. Laidley 78, of R-1 Shepherd died Monday, February 28, 1966 at Central Michigan Community Hospital.  He was born March 20, 1887 in Pleasant County W. Virginia.

     Mr. Laidley was a retired Leonard Refiney, Michigan-Ohio, he was a member of the Shepherd Methodist Church, Salt River Lodge 288 F. & A. M., O.E.S. and the President of the Isabella County Sherrif’s Possee.

     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 3, 1966 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home.  Rev. Lester Priest officiating.  Interment will be in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving is his wife, Alda, daughters; Mrs. Blanche Haught, Mooresville, Ind., Mrs. Opal Brammer, Medina, Ohio, Mrs. Beulah Luster, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Helen Fleming, Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Virginia Matthews, Martinsville, Ind.,  sons; Gerlad of Wooster, Ohio, Creel of Mt. Pleasant, Robert of Mt. Pleasant, Sister, Mrs. Blanche Martin of Lemon Grove, California, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

264.  Cloyd LeRoy Lambert                                                                                    Obituary (p 9)

Cloyd Lambert Dies Suddenly

     Cloyd LeRoy Lambert, 63, of 3018 S Federal Road died Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 1966.  He was born in Ansonia, Ohio on May 9, 1903.

     Mr Lambert was in the restaurant business in Shepherd for 20 years.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30, 1966 at 2 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Charles Poole and Weyman Meadows officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Survivors are his wife, Alice, daughters; Geraldine Cazier of Coldwater, Michigan, Phyllis McAvoy, of Shepherd; sons Hubert of Sylmar, California; and Keith, Vietnam in the army, 16 grandchildren, one sister Hazel Alexander of Saginaw.

 

265.  Keith Lambert                                                                                                  Misc (p 40)

Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Stayer of 1295 North Lake Mitchell Drive, Cadillac, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Karen to Lt. Keith Lambert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Lambert of Shepherd.  Miss Stayer is a junior at Central Michigan University and is preparing for an elementary education degree with a major in art.  She is affiliated with Alpha Sigma Alpha and is a graduate of Cadillac Senior High.  Lt. Lambert is a graduate of Shepherd High and is a ‘59 graduate of CMU.  He was affiliated with Sigma Tau Gamma.  At present he is assigned to the intelligence branch of the army and is stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.  No immediate wedding plans have been made.

(includes a picture of Mary Karen - Fleming Photo)

 

266.  Keith Lambert                                                                                                  Marriage (p 40)

Lt. Keith Lambert Claims Cadillac Bride

     Lt. Keith Lambert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Lambert of Shepherd claimed the former Mary Caren Stayer as his bride in a double ring ceremony performed by Msgr James Callahan at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Cadillac Saturday morning.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mr.s Louis M. Stayer of Cadillac.

     Mr. and Mrs. Lambert will make their home in Baltimore, Maryland this summer following a wedding trip to the New England states.  They will leave for Germany in October where the groom will be stationed in the Army for three years.

     The bride chose a floor length gown of chantilly lace with a chapel train and a sweetheart neckline.  She carried a white orchid bouquet with white roses.

     Mrs. Ed Williams of Lansing was matron of honor.  Miss Elaine Livingston, Mrs. Katy Bryant, Miss Pat McKernan and Mrs. Wanda Onstott were the bridesmaids.  Miss Cheryl Lipars was the junior bridesmaid.

     The best man was Robert Copeland of Midland.  Ushers and groomsmen were Ed Williams of Lansing, Hand Yates of Shepherd, Ron Wandt of St. Louis and Al Bryant.  David Cazier was the junior groomsman.

     At a luncheon reception held in St. Ann’s school gymnasium, Mr. and Mrs. John Lipar of Pontiac were the master and mistress of ceremonies.

     The bride, a graduate of Cadillac High School and Central Michigan University, is an elementary school teacher.

     The groom is a graduate of Shepherd High School.  Central Michigan University and the Army Language School in Monterey, California.

 

267.  Sonja Jane Langin                                                                                          Marriage (p 27)

Sonja Jangin Became Bride In Riverdale Ceremony

     Wearing a gown of dulcer satin and re-embroidered Alencon lace, Miss Sonja Jane Langin of Riverdale became the bride of James Edward Rumminger of Gladwin Sunday, June 10, at 3:30 p.m. at the Riverdale Methodist Church.

     The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Welch of Riverdale, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ruminger of Gladwin are the bridegroom’s parents.

     Rev. Bernard Fetty performed the double ring candlelight ceremony before 175  guests.  Miss Linda Macha sang “O Promise Me” and “The Wedding Prayer”, accompanied by Miss Jean Steinkrous, cousin of the groom at the organ.

     The bride was escorted down the white carpeted aisle and was given in marriage by her brother, Godfrey Langin of Clare.  Her gown was styled with a fitted bodice, had a wide vee portrait neckline, and the long fitted sleeves were finished with deep points on the wrists.  The skirt had a sheath effect in front.  The back was extremely full and flared across the back into a wide chapel train above which was a graceful cascading drapery.

     A fitted insert, accented with patterned lace appliques, gave the front of the skirt an Empire effect.  A scalloped Swedish crown of pearls secured her fingertip length veil of imported French illusion.  The bride carried a bouquet of white roses and white stephanotis on a white bible and wore a pearl necklace and earrings which was a gift of the groom.

     The matron of honor was Mrs. Sharlene Ebnit, sister of the bride.  She wore a street length gown of embossed white organza over aqua taffeta, with a fitted bodice, square neckline, and short sleeves.  The skirt was styled with scalloped organza over the taffeta in a tunic effect.  She wore a head piece of matching awua taffeta fashioned in a bow with a matching veil.  She carried a  cascade bouquet of aqua and white carnations.

     The two bridesmaids were Miss Marjorie Ayers of Riverdale, friend of the bride, and Mrs. Joanne Rolston of Big Rapids, sister of the groom.  both of the bridesmaids wore dresses the same as the matron of honor, only in apricot and white.  Both girls carried a cascade bouquet of appricot and white carnations.

     Miss Terri Ebnit, niece of the bride, as flower girl and wore a white dacron dress with lavender trim.  She carried a basket of white petals.

     the best man was Henry Thomas Rumminger, of Youngstown, Ohio, brother of the groom.  The ushers were Larry L. Lennon, of Jacksonville, Florida, friend of the groom, and Paul R. Ryden of Bay City.  Marty Langin, nephew of the bride ,was ringbearer.

     The mother of the bride chose a beige sheath with a multi-colored jacket with beige accessories.  The groom’s mother selected a green sheath with a matching jacket and beige accessories.  Both wore orchid corsages.

     The reception, hosted by Forest Holcomb of Riverdale, was held in the church parlor following the ceremony with the ladies of the church assisting.  Mrs. Forrest Holcomb served the wedding cake, and Mrs. Donald Morey served coffee.  The groom’s cake was served by Mrs. Raymond Langin, sister-in-law of the bride.  Mrs. Charles Langin, another sister-in-law, served punch.

     Miss Janet Ayers and Miss Beverly Anderson were at the gift table.  Miss Jane Conklin attended the guest book.  Richard Willison, cousin of the bride and Larry Baker, nephew of the bride were gift bearers.

     The bride’s going away outfit was a light brown and beige stripped suit with with accessories.  She wore a corsage from her bridal bouquet.  After a honeymoon in northern Michigan, the couple will reside at 708 George Street, Midland, where the couple is employed.  The groom attended Michigan College of Mining and Technology, and was affiliated with Mu Sigma Pi.

     A special guest at the wedding was Mrs. Mary Macuk of Detroit, grandmother of the groom.

     Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rumminger were hosts for the rehearsal dinner on June 9.  Twenty-one guests were entertained at a roast beef dinner at the  Heather Room.

(includes picture of “Mr. and Mrs. James E. Rumminger”)

 

268.  Patricia Ann Lau                                                                                              Misc (p 38)

Former Resident In Defense Job

     Patricia Ann Lau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lau of 126 N. Chippewa Street., is now employed by the Defense Fuel Supply Center, Washington, D.C. an activity of the Defense Supply Agency.

     A graduate of Shepherd High School where she won the Journalist Award, Miss Lau joined government service last December accepting a position with the Army Security Agency, Arlington, Va.  She previously worked for an insurance agency in Saginaw.

     The Defense Fuel Supply Center, commanded by Rear Admiral T. L. Becknell, Jr., Supply corps, USN, is the oil industry’s biggest customer procuring more than $1 billion worth of fuel and chemical materials annually for the world-wide requirements of the Armed Forces.

(includes picture of Patricia Ann)

 

269.  James Kenneth Leasher                                                                               Misc (p 38)
Mr. Byron Travis of rural Shepherd wishes to announce the engagement of his daughter, Gloriann Cecilia to James Kenneth, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Leasher of rural Blanchard.  No date has been set for the wedding.

     Gloriann is the daughter of Mr. Byron Travis and the late Cecilia Travis.

(includes picture of Gloriann)

 

 

 

 

270.  Wendel Duane Lee                                                                                        Marriage (p 31)

     On October 18, at 8:00 p.m. the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ was the scene of a wedding uniting Jean Ann Clevenger and Wendel Duane Lee in holy matrimony.  Rev. Newton Huffine officiated at the ceremony.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clevenger of Shepherd and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee of rural Mt. Pleasant.

     Presented for marriage by her father, the bride approached the altar wearing a gown fashioned of white brocaded satin.  The gown, which was made by the bride, featured a scalloped neckline, long fitted sleeves which formed points at the wrist, and a bouffant skirt which ended in a chapel train.  The back of the dress was adorned with two cabbage rose made of matching brocaded satin.  The bride carried two cymbidium orchids on a white covered Bible.

     The altar was graced by two bouquets of lavender pom pom and standard mums, accented by maroon leaves and candelabra.  The one dozen long-stemmed red roses which were placed at the organ had been presented to the bride with “Best Wishes” from the Central Michigan University Drill Team.

     Attending the bride as maid of honor was Gail Ann Davis of Mt. Pleasant.  Acting as bridesmaid was Kathleen Clevenger, sister of the bride.  The girls were gowned in identical dresses of lavender taffeta, featuring scalloped necklines, short scalloped sleeves and controlled skirts.  Their headpieces consisted of a circle veil secured by a cluster of roses which were made to match their dresses and trimmed in contrasting lavender.   Their elbow length gloves were also trimmed with contrasting lavendar.  They wore silver shoes which were accented with two silver leaves and their only jewelry was a silver leaf neckline.  They carried colonial bouquets of lavendar pom pom mums which were accented with diamond dust.

     Earl Lee assisted his brother as Best Man.  The groomsman was Robert Wood.

     Traditional wedding music was provided by Mrs. Mary Lou Kniffen at the organ.  Janet Bush sang “The Wedding Prayer” before the ceremony.  Later she sang “The Lord’s Prayer” as the bride and groom were kneeling at the candle-lit altar.

     Assisting as ushers were Kenneth Lee brother of the groom, and Gary Himebaugh, brother-in-law of the groom.  Mrs. Bonnie Kelso, friend of the bride, registered the guests.

     Mr. John Wicks of Alma, maternal grandfather of the bride-groom, was an honored guest at the ceremony.

     A reception following the ceremony was held at the Shepherd V.F.W. Hall.   The wedding cake, which was decorated with lavendar roses, swan pillar divider, and topped with a miniture bride and groom, was made by Mrs. Mullet and Mrs. Freeze both of Shepherd.

     Guests attended the ceremony from Farwell, Weidman, Beal City, Detroit, Royal Oak, Middleton, Alma, Athens and Shepherd.

     The bride is a graduate of Shepherd High School and has attended Central Michigan University.  The bridegroom is a graduate of Barryton High School and is presently employed at A and G Floors, Inc.

     After a northern honeymoon, the newly weds are making their home at 1427 E. Pickard in Mt. Pleasant.

(includes a picture of bride and groom)

 

271.  Willard F Leiferman                                                                                         Misc (p 23)

Mr. and Mrs. Pearl E. Nestle of Route One Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Janet Elaine, to Willard F. Leiferman, son of Mrs. Lucille Leiferman of Route Three Mt. Pleasant and the late Gerald Leiferman.  A November 28th wedding is being planned.

(included a picture of Janet)

 

272.  Willard Frank Leiferman                                                                                 Marriage (p 23)

Exchange Vows - 1964

     The Coe Church of Christ was the scene Saturday, November 28 at 4:00 p.m. for the wedding of Janet Elaine Nestle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Nestle, of Route 1, Sehpherd, and Willard Frank Leiferman, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Gerlad Leiferman of Route 3, Mt. Pleasant, with Mrs. Charles Johnson officiating.  The church was decorated with pink and white mums, about 100 attended the ceremony.  O Promise me and I Love You Truly were sang by Mrs. Lenora Leonard accompanied by Mrs. Fred Lenine of Alma. 

     The bride was attired in a floor length gown of alencon lace with Rose design and scalloped hemline.  A scalloped sabrina neckline darned with seed pearls and sequins and bodice interspread with pleated tulle matched the scalloped lace tulle ruching of the tiered back.  A silk illusion veil of fingertip length was held in place by a crown of seed pearls and sequins.  A bouquet of five baby pink roses interlaced with ivy and lilly of the valley on a white lace Bible.  She wore a gold cross a gift of the groom.

     Matron of honor Mrs. Jean eagly friend of the bride wore a plae green taffeta brocade, bell shaped matching headpiece.  Bridesmaids Miss Sharon Leiferman sister of the groom, wore a pale pink bell shaped gown with matching headpiece also brocade.  Miss Nina Wood of Alma friend of the bride wore an ice blue bell shaped brocade gown with matching headpiece.  All three girls carried white football mums for bouquets.

     Bestman was Burton Palmer of Mt. Pleasant.  Groomsmen were Mr. Joe Dill, and Larry Allen both of Mt. Pleasant.  Ushers were Richard Nestle, brother of the bride and Gerald Leiferman, brother of the groom. 

     The brides mother wore a dark blue dress, beige accessories, the grooms mother wore a black suit white accessories, both mothers had a pink carnation corsage.

     A reception was held at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Shepherd at 8 p.m.  Out of town guests attending were from Alma, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis, Breckenridge, Merrill, Elwell, Fraser, Saginaw, Shepherd, Garden City, Lansing and Riverdale.

     Attending the guest book at the reception was Miss Cheryl Blawin niece of the bride.  Gift table Miss Sharon Leiferman, sister of the groom and Miss Sheilah Saunders.  In charge of the kitchen Mrs. James Nestle and Mrs. Karl Nestle.  Assisting Miss Sally Plaxton, Miss Barb McIlrath, Miss Janice Wolfgang, serving the wedding cake was Mrs. Durlene Leonard.

     The bride chose for her going away costume a black suite, beige accessories and a corsage from her bouquet.  After their northern trip they will be at home on Route 1, Shepherd.  The bride is a graduate of the Shepherd high school and is employed at the General Telephone Company in Alma.  The groom is a graduate of the Mt Pleasant High School and is employed at the Hood Lunber Company in Mt Pleasant.

(includes picture of the couple) (includes picture of the couple)

 

273.  Clarice G Leonard                                                                                           Obituary (p 19)

Mrs. Clarice G. Leonard

     Mrs. Clarice G. Leonard, 82, of Coe Township, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 16 at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Powers, Michigan, where she had been for several months.

     Mrs. Leonard was born August 8, 1887, in Isabella County, Michigan, the daughter of Eunice and Minor Vining, Sr.  In Coe, on May 27, 1905, she was united in marriage to James Levi Leonard, also fo Coe and be preceded her in death on May 16, 1957.  She had been a life-long resident of Coe and was a member of the Coe Church of Christ.

     Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. Clarence Lehmkuhie of rural St. Louis; Mrs. Gerald Welling of Hermansville; Mrs. Ferris Bahlke of Shepherd; Mrs. Cullen Webb of Wheeler; two sons, Kenneth of Walled Lake; Kermit of rural St. Louis; two brothers, Minor and Homer Vining, both of Middleton; thirty-one grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren

     FUNERAL SERVICES were held Tuesday, May 19 from the Coe Church of Christ.  Clarence Wood of Ithaca officiated and burial was at the Coe Cemetery in Isabella County, Michigan.

 

274.  Homer W Leonard                                                                                          Obituary (p 19)

Homer Leonard Dies At CMC Hospital

     Homer W. Leonard, died at the Central Michigan Community Hospital Saturday, July 16, 1966.  He was born December 27, 1885 in Isabella County and was a farmer.

     Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 19, 1966 at 2 p.m. at the Coe Church of Christ, with Garber Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Rev. Max Timbrook officiated.  Interment was in the Coe Cemetery.

     Surviving are Mrs. Kenneth Fee (Virginia) of Oxford, Ohio, Mrs. Merle Swan, (Kathleen) of Mason, Mrs. Wm. Mills (Pauline) of Alma, Wm Leonard of Shepherd R-3, Mrs. Charles Johnson (Donna) of Shepherd, Mrs. Ray Malinsky (Betty) of Geneve, Ohio, Mrs. Oliver Engler (Nellie) of Lansing, Lyle Leonard of Shepherd, Mrs. Maynard O’Boyle (Eleanor) of Ithaca, 25 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.

 

275.  James Alvin Leonard                                                                          Misc (p 11)

Seven Die In Two-Car Crash

     Seven persons, including four children from one family met sudden death in a two-car crash five miles north-east of Shepherd late Thursday afternoon, September 17, with no survivors nor eye witnesses to give an accurate account of exactly what caused the accident.

     The Michigan State Police and Midland Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident and reported that a possible tire blowout may have caused the car driven by David Allen Mallay, 18, of Route 1, Shepherd, to swerve across the road into the path of the car driven by James Leonard, who was nearing his residence on his way home from his job in St Louis.  Leonard was driving alone and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

     In the Mallay auto were Therie Lee Schaeffer, 17; Linda Faye Schaeffer, 15, Terry Lynn Schaeffer, 2; James Schaeffer, 16; and Louis Davis, 16.  The Schaeffer children were all members of the family of Mrs Mildred Schaeffer, former residents of Shepherd and recently moved to the St Louis area.  Louis Davis is the son of Mr and Mrs Donald Davis of Shepherd.

     All victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Midland County Medical Examiner, Dr G Fred Moench except James Schaeffer and David Mallay.  They were taken to Central Michigan Community Hospital where they both died shortly after admittance.

     Both cars were total losses. (pictures in scrapbook)

     Funeral services for the victims were held Sunday and Monday and efforts are being made to give financial aid to the Schaeffer family.  Anyone wishing to make a contribution to this fund may do so by mailing their check to Roger Stowell at the Shepherd State Bank or by leaving their contribution with him.  Stowell is the president of the Shepherd Jaycees and teller at the bank.

 

276.  James Alvin Leonard                                                                          Obituary (p 11)

James Alvin Leonard

     James Alvin Leonard was born January 19, 1926 in Coe Township, Isabella County.  He died Thursday September 10 following an automobile accident.  He was a Navy World War II Veteran and Supervisor at Michigan Chemical Company in St Louis, Michigan.

     Funeral services were held on Monday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at the Coe Church of Christ with Clarence Wood officiating.  Interment was in Coe Cemetery.

     Surviving him are his wife, Virginia Schad Leonard, one daughter Judy at home, eight brothers, Darrough of Milford, Marion of Alma, William of St Louis, Norman Jay of St Louis, Arden of Mt Pleasant, Stanley and Thomas of Modesta, California, and Harry of St Louis, six sisters, Mrs Hazel Bahlke of Tampa, Florida, Esther Brookens of Riverdale, Lillian O’Boyle of St Louis, Margaret Wischmeyer of Mt Pleasant, Mavis Marshall of Shepherd, and Ula Curtiss of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

277.  Philip Eugene Leonard                                                                                   Misc (p 34)

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Travis of Route Three Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daugher, Joyce Evelyn, to Phillip Eugene Leonard, son of Mr. and Mr.s William Leonard, Route Three, Shepherd.

(includes a picture of Joyce)

 

278.  Philip Eugene Leonard                                                                                   Marriage (p 34)

Speak Vows In October Ceremony

     Marriage vows were spoken by Joyce Evelyn Travis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Travis of Route 3, Shepherd and Phillip Eugene Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Leonard also of Route 3, Shepherd during an evening wedding in the St. Louis Church of Christ on October 20th.

     Mr. William Dykes, assisted by James Mick performed the ceremony before an altar decorated with white chrysanthemums, greenry and candelabra.  Delores Hamlin, an aunt of the groom, sang “Bless This House” and  “ The Lord’s Prayer” accompanied by Mary Lou Kniffen, organist.

     The bride was lovely as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march in a floor length gown of pure white silk organza, appliqued with Alencon lace accented with a circular scroll of lace on the front panel in colonial apron style.  A scalloped scoop neckline of embroidered Alencon lace decorated with seed pearls set off by a necklace of aurora borealis rhinestones and pearls.

     The long fitted sleeves were finished at the wrist with deep points and the fitted princess bodice with a large bow in back emphasized her tiny waist.

     To secure her fingertip veil of silk illusion edged with alencon lace in floral design to match her gown, Joyce chose a jeweled tiara crown of Australian Aurora Borealis rhinestones and pearls.

     The bride carried a crescent shaped bouquet of red sweetheart roses and ivy with a gardenia corsage inset.

     Wanda Travis, matron of honor and sister-in-law of the bride, wore a frock of red permaglazed arnel triacetate with a matching veil and hat and carried white mums and ribbon streamers on a lace covered white Bible.

     The bridesmaid, Karen Best, sister of the groom, wore an identical gown of green and carried yellow mums.  Dawn Leonard, acting as junior bridesmaid was arrayed in an identical gold colored frock with a matching capelet and carried rust colored flowers.  Both bridesmaids carried lace covered Bibles ad did the matron of honor and wore matching veils and hats.

     Flower girls, Kathy Travis and Carol Barnikow, both nieces of the bride, wore dresses of green and red respectively, with white Peter Pan collars and full skirts, set off with cumberbuns.  They carried white corsages of mums in little lacy white baskets.

     Acting as ring bearers were Steve Leonard, cousin of the groom and Greg Tallman, nephew of the bride who carried white lace pillows.

     The grooms best man was Robert Travis, brother of the bride.  Groomsmen were Bill Bryant and Tim Johnson, a cousin of the groom.  Serving as ushers were Leonard Johnson, also a cousin of the groom and Tom Fowler.

     For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Travis wore a navy blue nylon jersey gown with matching accessories.  Her corsage was red sweetheart roses.  mrs. Leonard chose a camel colored dress with matching three quarter sleeve jacket and accessories.  She wore a pink sweetheart rose corsage.

     Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the Church Parlors decorated with autumn leaves and gold streamers.

     The Bride’s cake featured a heart shaped base with three tiers ascending from it.  It was decorated with dainty green leaves and gold roses with sugar bells, topped with a bride and groom with Wedding bells and lilies of the valley.  The groom’s cakes were decorated with dainty red rose buds and green leaves.

     Those assisting with the reception were Zora Stahlman and Fern Keller, aunts of the bride, who served the bride’s cake.  Grooms cake was served by Kathleen Swan of Mason and Pauline McCaul, aunts of the groom.   Punch, coffee and tea were served by Vivian Freeman, aunt of the bride, Elzada Ericksen and Leota Mae Branikow, both sisters of the bride.  Others helping were Georgia Travis and Louise Travis, sister-in-laws, of the bride.  Macy Leonary, Joyce Fowler, Durlene Leonard and Zada Nestle, Janet Nestle presided at the guest book.  Ellen Bryant, Carol Brookens, Janice Stahl, Deanna Simison along with the attendants assisted the bride and groom at the heavily laden gift table.

     Following the reception the couple left on a northern honeymoon into Canada, stopping at St. Joseph Island and then came home by way of Taquamenon Falls.

     For her going away attire the bride wore a black velvet two piece suit with red and black accessories and the gardenia corsage inset from her boquet.

     Both young people are graduates of Shepherd High School.  The bride is a graduate of Northwood Institute and is employed at the Shepherd State Bank.  The groom is a graduate of Michigan State University Agricultural Short Course and is engaged in farming.

     The young couple are at home on their farm on Route 2, St. Louis, Michigan.

     Around 300 guests came from Saginaw, Alma, St. Louis, Mason, Mt. Pleasant, Coleman, Midland, Winn, St. Johns, Shepherd and Tipton, Ohio. 

(includes a picture of bride and groom)

 

279.  Robert Lewis                                                                                                    Misc (p 26)

Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Vautrin announced the engagement of their daughter Judy Ann to Robert Lewis, son of Mrs. Pearl Lewis of Breckenridge, and the late Mr. Harley Lewis.  No definite date has been set for the wedding.

(includes picture of Judy)

 

280.  Cleo H Ley                                                                                                       Obituary (p 46)

Cleo Lay Dies At CMC Hospital

     Cleo H. Ley, 209, First Street, Shepherd died Saturday, November 27, 1965 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  He was born March 2, 1899 in Isabella County.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with Fr. Edward Roczen officiating.  Interment was in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.  Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     He is survived by his wife, Edith; son, John Ley of Riverdale; daughters, Rosie Price, Edmore, Mildred Richter, Cadillac; Hazel Freeman, Vestaburg; and Shirley at home, also 15 grandchildren.

 

281.  Thomas Lee Lilly                                                                                             Obituary (p 20)

Thomas L. Lilly Dies In Detroit

     Thomas Lee Lilly 5 months old of Route 1, Shepherd died at the Ford Hospital in Detroit on Friday, May 21st.  He was born December 24, 1970 in Lansing.

     Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 22 at the Greendale Cemetery, with Rev. Arthur Austin officiating.

     Surviving are his mother, Linda Lilly, 2 aunts and 5 uncles also grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lilly and Mr. and Mrs. James Harvey, all of Shepherd, and great grandmother, Mrs. William Goffnett of Mt. Pleasant.

 

282.  Raymond Loomis                                                                                            Obituary (p 45)

Gratiot Farmer Dies Suddenly

     Raymond Loomis, prominent Seville Township farmer passed away Saturday, February 11.  Mr. Loomis had been very ill but was thought be gaining.  He had been in poor health fro a number of years.

     He was born April 1895 to Eber and Minnie Loomis and had spent his entire life in the vicinity.  He leaves his wife, Ruby tow sons Buell and William, two daughters Mrs. Ruth Phelps and Mrs. Donna Jean Schmidt.  Three step-sons and two stepdaughters.  Several grand children and a host of friends.  One son Richard died in infancy.

     Funeral services were held at the Riverdale Church Tuesday, February 14.  The remains will be placed in the vault at Riverdale Cemetery.

 

283.  Edward Ray Lowe                                                                                           Obituary (p 14)

Edward Ray Lowe Passes At Carson

     Edward Ray Lowe, Route one, Shepherd died Wednesday, November 13 at the Carson City Hospital.

     He was born on October 15, 1890 in Greenville seventy-three years ago.

     Funeral services were held Friday, November 15 at the Garber Funeral Home, with Richard Wolfcale officiating.  Interment was made in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving Mr Lowe are three stepchildren, Robert and LaVier Wentz, both of Route one Shepherd and Genevieve Ackerman of Mt Pleasant; 16 grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren; one brother, Glen Lowe of Winn; two sisters, Mrs Lucy Rensberger also of Winn and his twin sister, Mrs. Mae Munn of Flint.

     His wife preceded him in death on July 24, 1963.

 

284.  Jessie Mae Lowe                                                                                            Obituary (p 14)

Former Resident Dies At Cheboygan

     Mrs. Jessie Mae Lowe, former resident of this area, died July 24 in the Cheboygan hospital.  She has been a resident of rural Levering for the past 11 years.

     She was born at Highland, Michigan September 8, 1896 and is survived by her husband, Edward Raymond Lowe, R-1, Levering; three children, Robert Wentz, R-1 Shepherd; LaVier Wentz, R-1 Shepherd and Genevieve Ackerman of Mt Pleasant; one sister, Mrs. Ursal Converse, R-1 Shepherd; three brothers, Floyd Cornell, Lansing; James Cornell, Fresno, California and Charles Cornell of Washington State; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

     Funeral Services were held at the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd Saturday, July 27 with Rev Richard Wolfcale officiating, burial was in Salt River Cemetery.

 

285.  Norman Sumner Lybeer                                                                                Obituary (p 10)

Norman Lybeer Expires Nov 13

     Norman Sumner Lybeer, of Route 3, Alma, died at his residence on Monday, November 13, 1967.  He was born March 6, 1935 in Shepherd Michigan.  He was a graduate of Shepherd High School and served 3 years in the navy.

     Services will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 10 a.m. at St Patricks Irishtown Church Fr James Ecarius officiating.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.  Rosary will be held on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.

     Surviving are his wife Colleen (Mullet) Lybeer, sons William, John, Mark, daughter, Debbie, his parents, Mr and Mrs Maurice Lybeer of Alma, brothers, Edward of Orange, California, Raymond of Detroit; Maurice of Route 3, Alma and a sister Mrs Evelyn Mareel of St Clair.

 

 

 

286.  John H Maas                                                                                                   Obituary (p 10)

John H Maas Dies Sat. At Carson City

     John H Maas, 75, of 120 W Boulevard, Shepherd, died Saturday morning (February 15) in the Carson City Hospital.

     He was born June 24, 1888 in Glendorf, Ohio.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18 at 10 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Church in Shepherd.  Rev Edward Roczen officiated and interment was in the church cemetery.

     Mr Maas is survived by his wife, Veronica; two sons, Gilbert of Lansing and John of Alma; three daughters, Rita McClintic of Merrill, Ella Heitmeyer of Ottawa, Ohio and Ida Mae Clark of Shepherd; two stepsons, Rudolph Giesken of Alma and Russell Giesken of Lansing; 31 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; three brothers, Lewis of Alma and Fred and Bill of Ottawa, Ohio; one sister, Philomena Jones of Deshler, Ohio.

 

CARD OF THANKS

Words can never express our deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks for the many expressions of kindness and sympathy extended to us during the loss of our husband and father, John Maas.  To the Garber Funeral Home, Rev Fr Edward Roczan, the Sisters of St Vincent de Paul, the Shepherd and Carson City doctors and nurses, to the ladies who prepared and served the dinner and to all who brought food to the home.  Our special thanks.

Mrs John Maas and family

 

287.  Kathryn Sue Maas                                                                                          Misc (p 42)

Miss Kathryn Sue Mass

     Mr. and Mrs. John Maas, 1031 Eastward Street, Alma are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Sue, to Theodore James Wilk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Wilk, 9019 Ennis Road, Alma.  Kathy and Ted are both 1966 graduates of Alma High School.  They have set no definite date for their wedding.

(includes a picture of Kathy)

 

288.  Veronica Maas                                                                                                Obituary (p 10)

Veronica Maas Dies In St Louis

     Veronica Maas 75, died last Saturday, September 12, 1970 at the Schepps Nursing Home in St Louis.  She was a life resident of the Shepherd area, and was a member of St Vincent de Paul Altar Society.  Her husband John H preceded her in death in 1964.

     Surviving are four sons Gilbert Maas and Russell Giesken both of Lansing; Randolph Giesken and John M Maas both of Alma; three daughters Reta McClintic of Merrill, Alice Heltmeyer of Ft Jennings, Ohio, and Ida Clark of Shepherd, also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

     Services were held Tuesday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at St Vincent de Paul Church, with Father Edward Boucher officiating.  Interment was in the Church Cemetery, Garber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

MAAS - The children of Veronica Maas wish to express our deep appreciation to all our relatives and friends who donated food, flowers and spiritual bouquets; also Father Boucher; Garbers; and the ladies of the Altar Society who cooked and served the lovely luncheon for the family.

 

Mr and Mrs Wm Clark, Mr and Mrs John Maas, Mr and Mrs Rudy Giesken, Mr and Mrs Russell Giesken, Mr and Mrs Gilbert Maas, Mr and Mrs Elton McClintic, and Mr and Mrs Leo Heitmeyer

 

289.  David Allen Mallay                                                                                           Misc (p 11)

Seven Die In Two-Car Crash

     Seven persons, including four children from one family met sudden death in a two-car crash five miles north-east of Shepherd late Thursday afternoon, September 17, with no survivors nor eye witnesses to give an accurate account of exactly what caused the accident.

     The Michigan State Police and Midland Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident and reported that a possible tire blowout may have caused the car driven by David Allen Mallay, 18, of Route 1, Shepherd, to swerve across the road into the path of the car driven by James Leonard, who was nearing his residence on his way home from his job in St Louis.  Leonard was driving alone and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

     In the Mallay auto were Therie Lee Schaeffer, 17; Linda Faye Schaeffer, 15, Terry Lynn Schaeffer, 2; James Schaeffer, 16; and Louis Davis, 16.  The Schaeffer children were all members of the family of Mrs Mildred Schaeffer, former residents of Shepherd and recently moved to the St Louis area.  Louis Davis is the son of Mr and Mrs Donald Davis of Shepherd.

     All victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Midland County Medical Examiner, Dr G Fred Moench except James Schaeffer and David Mallay.  They were taken to Central Michigan Community Hospital where they both died shortly after admittance.

     Both cars were total losses. (pictures in scrapbook)

     Funeral services for the victims were held Sunday and Monday and efforts are being made to give financial aid to the Schaeffer family.  Anyone wishing to make a contribution to this fund may do so by mailing their check to Roger Stowell at the Shepherd State Bank or by leaving their contribution with him.  Stowell is the president of the Shepherd Jaycees and teller at the bank.

 

290.  Charles E Martin                                                                                              Obituary (p 12)

Charles Martin Expires at CMC Hospital Fri.

     Charles E Martin of Route 4, Mt Pleasant died on November 27, 1964 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  He was born on June 26, 1900 in Monongalia County, West Va.  He was a pumper for the Pure Oil Company and had resided here for 30 years.

     Funeral Services were held on Sunday, November 29 at the Garber Funeral Home, with burial on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Waynesburg, Pa. with Rev James Ebling officiating.

     Survivors are his wife, Effie Fox Martin of Route 4, Mt Pleasant, a son Gene Martin of Shepherd, Mother, Mattie E Martin of Mt Morris, Pa. and six grandchildren, a brother, Sheriff Raymond B Martin, of Mt Pleasant, sister Mrs Leslie (Mae) Lemley of Mt Morris, Pa.

 

291.  Tim Martin                                                                                                        Misc (p 37)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilmore of rural Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Ann, to Tim Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Martin of rural Mt. Pleasant.  The prospective bride groom is employed at Fisher Body in Lansing.

     A June wedding is planned.

(includes a picture of Joyce)

 

292.  Cathy Martinez                                                                                                Misc (p 21)

ENGAGEMENT

CATHY MARTINEZ

Cathy Martinez is announcing her engagement to Bob Irl Woodrow, son of Melissa H. Woodrow of 620 Bridge St. in Alma.  Cathy is a 1975 graduate of Mount Pleasant Adult Education and is employed as a house cleaner in Mount Pleasant.  Bob is a 1969 graduate of Alma High School and is presently employed with the City of Alma.

(includes a picture of Cathy)

 

293.  Robert Douglas Maybee                                                                                Obituary (p 11)

Robert Maybee Expires Sept 4

     Robert Douglas Maybee (42) passed away on Tuesday September 4, at the Saginaw County Hospital where he had been for the past two years.  He was born on January 19, 1920 in Isabella county.

     Funeral services were held on Friday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Newton Huffine officiating and interment in Riverside Cemetery in Mt Pleasant.

     The survivors are his wife, Neva, three daughters, Mrs Barbara Hall, St Louis, Sharon and Kathy, one son Douglas, all of Crystal Lake, three grandchildren,  his parents, Mr and Mrs Earl Maybee of Alma, three brothers, Burton and Elton of Shepherd, Orville of Alma,  one sister, Mary Ellen Austin of Tucumcari, New Mexico.

 

MAYBEE - We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to the members of the Rebekah Lodge for their help and to Mr Robert Garber for his acts of kindness and to Rev Huffine for his kind words.

Mr and Mrs Earl Maybee

Mr and Mrs Burton Maybee

Mr and Mrs Elton Maybee

Mr and Mrs Orville Maybee and Mary Ellen Austin

 

294.  Charles B McBride                                                                                          Obituary (p 15)

Charles McBride Dies While At Work (1972)

     Charles B. McBride, 61 of 212 Michael Avenue, Shepherd died Friday, February 4 while at work.

     The oil field serviceman was born December 5, 1910 in Harbor Springs.

     Mr. McBride was a known sportsman and he was a member of the Blue Jay Sports Booster Club, Salt River Masonic Lodge and the Riverwood Golf Club.

     He is survived by his wife, Florette, one daughter, Mrs. Jake (Elizabeth) Goffnett; four grandchildren; one brother, James Ray McBride of Harbor Springs and one sister, Mrs. William (Marguerite) Saller, of Mt Pleasant.

     Funeral services were held Monday, February 7 at 11 a.m. at the Shepherd United Methodist Church with Bro. Ben Baumgardner officiating.  Burial was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

295.  Allie Carl McCray                                                                                             Obituary (p 17)

Allie Carl McCray Passes

     Allie Carl McCray of 1101 McCullough, Lansing, Michigan died on November 14, 1964 in Midland County.  He was born on December 31, 1937 in Mt Pleasant.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.

     Funeral services were held this morning Wednesday, November 18, 1964 at 10:00 a.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Rev. Joh  Butts officiating.  Interment was in Greendale Cemetery.

     Surviving Mr. McCray are his wife, Lorraine (Holliday) McCray; two sons, Allie Keith and Michael Alvin; father, Ronald McCray of Shepherd; three brothers, Rockford and Daniel of Shepherd and Melvin of Grand Rapids; six sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Charlene) Renshaw of Utica; Mrs. Willard (Lulu) Haught of Midland; Mrs. Gary (Oneta) Lutz of Aboline, Texas; Mrs. Robert (Mary) Herren, of Midland; Brenda McCray and Ronda McCray both of Shepherd.

 

Cards of Thanks

McCray - I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all my friends, neighbors, relatives for their rememberances during the sudden death of my husband.  Also a special thanks to Preacher Butts, and the singers, also the Lovely dinner, and all who donated food, The Garber Funeral Home of Shepherd,  Many thanks to the pall bearers, cards, flowers, money and sincere thanks to all in any way.

The family of Allie Carl McCray

 

296.  Cora E McGarry                                                                                              Obituary (p 17)

Life-Long Area Resident Passes

     Mrs. Cora E. McGarry of Route 3, Shepherd passed away October 5 at the Carson City Hospital.  She was born on October 15, 1880 making her 81 years old.  She had lived in this area all of her life.

     Services were held on Sunday, October 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Rev. Newton Huffine officiating and intement in Salt River Cemetery.

     She is survived by one son, Robert, of Worthington, Michigan, two daughters, Mrs. Carl Noack, Shepherd and Christine Warrenton of Lansing.  She had eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren one sister Mrs. Cliff McKinley of Rural Shepherd.

 

297.  Henrietta McKinley                                                                                          Obituary (p 19)

Henrietta McKinley Dies At Lansing

     Henrietta McKinley of rural Shepherd died at the Capitol City Nursing Home in Lansing last Monday, July 22.  She was born April 9, 1878 in Isabella County, and was a Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge.

     Funeral services were held Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, Rev. Lester Priest officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bernice McKinley and 2 grandchildren.

 

298.  Lee c McKinley                                                                                                Obituary (p 19)

Lee C. McKinley Dies At Lansing

     Lee C. McKinley, 55, of 5016 Palmer Street Lansing died at a Lansing Hospital Thursday, November 8.  A native of Isabella County, he had lived in Lansing for 30 years.

     Mr. McKinley had been employed at Lansing Stamping Co. for 28 years.

     Surviving are one son, Gerald of Lansing; one daughter, Donna McKinley of Lansing; and mother, Mrs. Henrietta McKinley of Shepherd.

     Funeral services were held Monday, November 12 at the Goraline-Runciman Funeral Home in Lansing at 2:30 p.m.  Burial was in Deepdale Cemetery.

 

MCKINLEY - We wish to thank friends and neighbors and Rebekah Lodge for the flowers, cards and letters.

The family of Lee McKinley and his mother, Mrs. C. McKinley

 

Attend Funeral of Lee McKinley

     The relatives from here whom attended Lee McKinley’ funeral Monday were:  Elnora Harry, Mildred Balcom, Pearl Freeze, Ruth Brown, Katie Cohoon, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Shock and daughter, Mrs. Ruby Thrush, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Noack and his mother, Mrs. Henrietta McKinley.  The friends from this vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. Audley Stahlman, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Girven, Mrs. Vivian Lyons and Nellie Childers.

 

299.  Herb and Wanda McNeill                                                                               Misc (p 38)

25th Wedding Anniv. To Be Celebrated

     The family of Herb and Wanda McNeill invite their friends and relatives to Open House on April 28th at 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. in honor of their parents’ 25th Wedding Anniversary at the McNeill home.  No gifts please!

 

300.  Verne Merrill                                                                                                     Marriage (p 37)

Wood-Merrill Vows Exchanged

     The St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church was the scene of an earlly fall wedding on Saturday morning, September 11 at 11 a.m. when Joyce Marie Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wood and Verne Merrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Merrill were united in marriage.

     Fr. Roczen read the double ring ceremony before the altar decorated with arrangements of pink mums and white carnations.

     The bride entered the church on the arm of her father wearing an A line floor length gown of satin brocade, featuring an empire bodice and long sleeves, and a long satin train complimented her dress.  She wore a white fingertip veil and she carried a white orchid.

     Dorothy Nicholson, sister of the bride was maid of honor and the bridesmaids were Rose Ann Ullom and Mary Jane Getchell also sisters of the bride.

     The attendants were identically gowned in burgandy velvet and pink crepe dresses, featuring bracelet length sleeves, bateau neckline on fitted empire bodices and matching burgandy satin bands complimented their A line crepe floor length skirts.  Burgandy satin bow bandeaus and bouffant veils completed their attire and they carried arrangements of varigated pink pixie carnations.

     Cindy Ullom, niece of the bride was flower girl.  She wore a short white dress with a pink underslip to accent the bridesmaids dresses.  She carried a basket of red rose petals.

     Pat Maas carried the rings on a white satin pillow.

     Butch Nicholson, brother-in-law of the bride was best man.  Bud Ullom, Robert Getchell also brother-in-laws of the bride and Ken Parmally were groomsmen, and the ushers were Joseph Clevenger and Roger Parmally.

     A Nuptial High Mass followed the marriage ceremony.  Mrs. William Butler sang the dedication song.

     Mrs. Wood wore a navy blue suit with matching accessories for her daughters wedding and Mrs. Merrill also wore a navy blue suit with matching accessories.  Moth mothers wore corsages of pink roses.

     A breakfast was served at the C.S.A. Hall in St. Louis immediately following the ceremony.

     A reception was held in the evening also at the C.S.A. Hall in St. Louis.

     The cake, which was made by her aunt, Marie Travis, was served by Jackie Maas.

     They will make their home in Boston where he is stationed in the Navy.

 

301.  Dorothy Elizabeth Meyer                                                                                Marriage (p 35)

     The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Louis was the scene of the double-ring ceremony and Nuptial High Mass at eleven o’clock on Saturday, June 29 when Miss Dorothy Elizabeth Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Meyer of Route Three St. Louis, became the bride of James Brayton Salisbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Salisbury of Route Three , Shepherd.  The Rev. Fr. Jose Bauer officiated.

     Arrangements of white mums and snapdragons, and palms decorated the church.  Organist Mrs. George Lanshaw of St. Louis accompanied the soloist, Mr. Richard Crowley of Alma who sang the Nuptial Mass.

     The bride was given in marriage by her father, she wore a gown of silk organza over taffeta styled with a fitted bodice and a round neckline accented with insert lace and sequins.  The full skirt with two lace panels down the front featured a bustled back that fell to a chapel train.  A rose with net petals held her silk illusion veil.  She carried a prayer book topped with white carnations and red roses.

     Miss Angelia Mary Meyer was her sister’s maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Miss Kaye Salisbury, sister of the groom and Miss Janet Meyer, cousin of the bride.  Flower girl was Kathy Turnwald, cousin of the bride.

     Their mint green Satim peau dresses were styled with lataeau necklines, and the bell-shaped skirts featured a hand-made rose at the back.  Miss Meyer carried a cascade arrangement of yellow carnations and three yellow roses while the other attendants carried yellow carnations and two yellow roses.  Kathy carried a basket of yellow petals.

     Richard Salisbury, brother of the groom was best man.  Groomsmen were Gene Meyer and Jerry Cline.  Bill Meyer cousin of the bride, was ring bearer.  Seating the guests were Tom Salisbury and Vincent Meyer.

     Following the ceremony a dinner at the CSA Hall was served to the wedding party and 150 relatives and guests.  A reception was held at the CSA Hall at eight o’clock for 150 guests.

     After a wedding trip to Northern Michigan Mr. and Mrs. James B. Salisbury are at home ton South Chippewa, St. Louis.  The bride was graduated from St. Louis High School in 1961 and is employed at Consumers Power Company.  The groom was graduated from Shepherd High School in 1959 and is employed at Leonard Refinery.

(includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

302.  Elizabeth Meyer                                                                                              Obituary (p 17)

Elizabeth Meyer Dies At St. Louis

     Elizabeth Meyer, 90, formerly of Shepherd, died Tuesday March 20 a the home of her son, Richard of R-3 St Louis.

     Mrs. Meyer was born April 8, 1871 in Germany.  She was the widow of the late Joseph Meyer who preceded her in death in 1928. 

     Rosary services were held Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Shepherd, with interment in the church cemetery.

     Surviving are four sons, Leo and Edward of Shepherd; Richard of St. Louis and Rudy of Riverdale; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Nartker of Shepherd, Mrs. Clara Fetlman of St. Louis and Mrs. Lena Hufnagle of Detroit; one nephew, Otto; 48 grandchildren, 85 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

 

MEYER - We wish to thank all the relatives, friends and neighbors for all they have done in time of our bereavement.  The Altar Society for the dinner, V.F.W. for the hall, Fr. Baur, Fr. Roczen, Fr. Hart, Fr. Rabideau for their services.  Also Garbers assistance.  Dr. Dearing and Dr Goblirsch for the wonderful care mother received during her illness.

The family of Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer

 

303.  James Miller                                                                                                     Obituary (p 18)

James Miller Passes Away

     James Miller passed away Saturday, May 23 at the Carson City Hospital.  He was born May 17, 1890 in Czechoslovakia.  Mr. Miller was a retired inspector for Chevrolet Motor Company and lived at R-2 St. Louis for the past 40 years.

     Funeral Services were held Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Edward Roczen officiating.  Interment was in St Vincent Cemetery.

     Surviving him are his wife, Agnes; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Coughlin of Davison, Michigan and Mrs. Charles Coughlin of Davison, Michigan; one son, Wenzel Miller of Route 3, Shepherd; twenty grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rose Soupal of Owosso and a brother, Frank Miller of Flint.

 

 

 

304.  Noel M Miller                                                                                                    Obituary (p 7)

Noel Miller Dies After Long Illness

     Noel M Miller of 112 Cottage St died Saturday, July 31 at his residence.  He was born December 15, 1900 in Davison, Michigan.

     Mr Miller was a retired construction worker, and resided in this community for 36 years. 

     Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 2, 1965 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Dr Charles Poole officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are his wife, Opal Miller, four sons: Lt Col Noel F Miller, Alaska; Sgt Maj Robert J Miller, Munich, Germany; Richard Miller, Clare; Donald Miller, Shepherd; and two daughters:  Mrs Marilyn E Post, Shepherd; and Joan Miller, Shepherd, and seventeen grandchildren.

 

305.  Alice Minser                                                                                                     Misc (p 45)

Birthday Celebrations

     Thirty four relatives and friends met at 7:00 at the I.O.O.F. Hall Tuesday evening April 4 for a surprise birthday party on Miss Kathleen Williams and Mrs. Alice Minser, both of Riverdale.

     Three cakes were beautifully decorated for the event by Mrs. Minser who planned the party for Kathleen, Mrs. Helen Yarnell for both girls and Mrs. Donna DeLong for Mrs. Minser.

     Playing pepper and dancing were the entertainment for the evening after which the cake and ice cream were served.  The two ladies then opened their many lovely gifts.

     Coleen Feltman, 10 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Feltman was the guest of honor at a surprise birthday party held at her home last Thursday afternoon at 4:30.  Her ten guests were school chums.  They enjoyed refreshments of cake and ice cream, played games and records.  Coleen received many lovely and useful gifts.

(picture)

 

306.  Shirley Ann Monroe                                                                                        Misc (p 41)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Monroe of Coleman announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Ann Monroe, to Michael Jay Feltman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Feltman of Shepherd.

     Flans are being made for a June wedding of next year.

(includes a picture of Shirley)

 

307.  Shirley Ann Monroe                                                                                        Marriage (p 41)

Monroe - Feltman Vows Exchanged

     Shirley Monroe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Monroe of Coleman, and Michael Feltman son of Mr. and Mrs. George Feltman of Shepherd were united in marriage at the St. Phillip Neri Church in Coleman Saturday, June 1.

     Father Shine officiated at the double ring service.  The altar was decorated with white gladiolots and mums.

     The bride wore a ballerina length gown of white “I Do” taffeta with long pointed sleeves, appliqued neckline of embroidered lily and leaves in a side effect.  Her fingertip veil was held by a tiara of seed pearls.  She carried an orchid and ivy on a white satin cross.

     Matron of honor was Marlene Feltman sister-in-law of the groom.  Her dress was shite velacray over petal pink nylon organdy.  Headpiece was same material as dress.  She carried pink and white carnation with ivy.

     Lorraine Lattimer cousin of the bride was bridesmaid, her dress and head piece was blue velaeray and her headpiece matched her dress.  She carried blue and white carnations with ivy.

     Bernard Feltman, brother of the groom was best man, and Richard Feltman cousin of the groom was groomsman.  Robert and Jim Monroe, brothers of the bride were ushers.  Alecia Asadorian of Midland was soloist.

     The brides mother wore a white sheath dress with green print jacket, with white accessories.  The grooms mother wore a dress of blue and white chiffon, with white accessories, they both wore prink rose corsages.

     A reception was held at the American Legion Hall in Mt. Pleasant.

     The bride is a 1962 graduate of Coleman High School.

     The couple will live at Route 1, Shepherd.

 

308.  Elva Mae Moore                                                                                              Obituary (p 15)

Elva Moore Dies At Crystal Friday

     Elva Mae Moore 89, of 101 Hall Street, Shepherd died on Friday, May 14, 1971 at the Florence Avery Nursing Home in Crystal, Michigan.  She was born January 11, 1882 in Centerville, Michigan.

     Mrs. Moore had lived in this area since 1912, and was a member of the Shepherd United Methodist Church and W.S.C.S.

     Funeral services were held on Monday, May 17 at 2 p.m. from the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Long officiating interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are two sons, Clarence Moore of Alma, Wayne J. Moore of Edmore and a daughter Mrs. August (Eileen) Martin of St Johns, 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

 

309.  Frank L Moore                                                                                     Obituary (p 15)

Frank Moore, 79 Passes Thursday At CMC Hospital

     Frank L. Moore, (79), passed away on July 12, 1962 at Central Michigan Community Hospital.  He was born on April 22, 1883 in Coe Township, Isabella County and lived around Shepherd most of his life.

     He was a retired lumberyard worker of Brattin Lumber Co, a member of the Methodist Church and the oldest member of the Modern Woodsman of America.

     Funeral Services were held at the Garber Funeral Home on July 14, 1962 at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Lloyd VanLente officiated.  Interment was at Salt River Cemetery.

     He is survived by his wife, Elva, two sons, Clarence and Wayne both of Alma, one daughter, Eileen Martin, of St Johns, 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

310.  Linda Ann Morey                                                                                             Obituary (p 15)

Linda Morey Expires At Grand Rapids

     Linda Ann Morey, 19, of Winn, Michigan died December 13, 1968 at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.

     Miss Morey was a 1967 graduate of Shepherd High School and attended Lansing Business University where she was a member of Alpha Iota Sorority.  She was employed by Anderson-Green Law Firm in Lansing as a Legal Secretary.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 17th at 10 a.m. from St Leo’s Church, Winn.  Burial was at St Leo’s Cemetery.

     Surviving are her parents, Mr and Mrs Vernell Morey; four brothers Jerry, John, Thomas, and William; two sisters Ilene and Sharon.

 

311.  Ione Most                                                                                                         Misc (p 2)

In Memoriam

In memory of our dear mother Ione Most, who passed away 27 years ago Nov. 28,

Beyond the grave she’s waiting

Patiently as she did before,

For the one’s she loved so to knock on Heavens door.

May she find loved one’s in Heaven

And rest from toll and care

With no worry o’er us while she’s waiting

Until we go to join her there.

Greatly missed by Mr and Mrs. Earl Gotts and son

     Mr and Mrs Robert Most Jr and family

     Mr and Mrs Royce Most and family

     Mr and Mrs Robert Patrick and family

 

312.  Kenneth B Mullet                                                                                             Obituary (p 13)

Kenneth B. Mullet Dies At Gratiot Community Hospital

     Kenneth B. Mullet of St. Louis, Michigan passed away January 21st at Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma, Michigan after a long illness.  He leaves his wife Jenny, a daughter Alta and son, Kenneth Jr. at home and son, Phil of St. Louis.  Stepmother, Mrs. Ella Mullet of Shepherd, two sisters Mrs. Jewel (Lela) Martin of Cahokia, Ill. Mrs. Basil (Donna) Steed of Shepherd; two brothers, Lee and William of Shepherd; One step sister, Mrs. John (Helen) Gimmey of Shepherd and Robert Hollenbeck of Alma, and many nieces and nephews.

     Kenneth was the son of the late William and Alta Mullet of Shepherd area and was born June 13, 1915.  He lived in this area until his marriage.  Moving from here to St. Louis where he was employed by the Hall Lumber Company for the past 17 years. 

     Interment was in St. Louis, Michigan Monday, January 24th.

 

313.  Lee G Mullet                                                                                                    Obituary (p 14)

Lee Mullet Dies At CMC Hospital

     Lee G. Mullet, 60 of Route 3, Shepherd died at the Central Michigan Community Hospital on Saturday, June 6.  He was born May 30, 1910, in Shepherd, was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a Dow Chemical employee.

     Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl Curtiss officiating and interment in Memorial Gardens, Mt Pleasant.

     Surviving are his wife, Josephine, daughters Mrs. Betty Burton and Mrs. Mary Robinson both of Shepherd, one son Charles of Midland, 8 grandchildren, a sister, Lela Martin of Illinois, stepbrothers, William Mullet, Jr.; Lloyd Hollenbeck all of Shepherd and a step-sister, Donna Steed also of Shepherd.

 

314.  Jackie Allen Munro                                                                                         Misc (p 14)

Four Year Old Loses Life

     Four-year-old Jackie Allen Munro, son of Jack and Dorothy Munro of 4726 E M-20, lost his life in a barn fire on the Tom Barr farm two miles West and two and a half miles South of Shepherd Monday at shortly before noon.  The boy was visiting with Mr and Mrs. John Stone and their children.

     Authorities investigating the tragedy say that it appears that the children were playing with matches in the barn which according to witnesses, seemed to explode and envelope the building almost immediately.

     the Shepherd Fire Department responded to the call at 11:50 but found the building in total flames on arrival.  Dr. Dearing, Isabella County Medical Examiner was at the scene and the body of the boy was first taken to the Central Michigan Community Hospital and then to the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd.

     Sheriff Don Gillis commended the Shepherd Fire Department for their fast and efficient service, the Civil Air Patrol for their aid and the State Police Officers from the Mt Pleasant and Ithaca Post for their aid in conducting the investigation.

     The barn, which contained 800 bales of hay, was a total loss which was partially covered by insurance.

 

315.  Joan Faye Murray                                                                                           Misc (p 28)

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Murray of Shepherd, Michigan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Joan Faye to William B. Ruddell son of Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Ruddell of 5106 Cloverlawn Drive, Flint, Michigan.  A September wedding is planned.

(includes a picture of Joan)

 

316.  Joan Murray                                                                                                    Misc (p 27)

Honored With Bridal Shower June 25th

     Joan Murray was guest of honor at a bridal shower June 25 at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Goffnett, who was hostess along with Mrs. Nancy Zimmerman.

     Thirty-six women were present those including friends and relatives of the bride to be honored guests were Joan's mother, sister, mother-in-law and two sister-in-laws from Flint.

     The women were asked to bring there favorite recipe instead of games, Joan read her recipes to all.

     Gift time was enjoyed as Joan received many lovely things.

     Refreshments of angel food cake with strawberries and whip cream topping were served.

     Joan will become the future Mrs. Wm. Ruddell on September 5, 1964 at St. Vincent de Paul.

 

317.  Joan Murray                                                                                                    Marriage (p 28)

Murray-Ruddell Vows Exchanged

     Joan Murray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Murray of Shepherd became the bride of William B. Ruddell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Ruddell of 5106 Cloverlawn, Flint Saturday, September 5 at the St. Vincent de Paul Church at 12:00 with Father Edward Roczen officiating.  The Altar was decorated with white glads with pom-pom mums.

   Margaret Simon was the organist, soloist Phil Kane sang Wedding Mass, Ave Maria, Paris Anplicus and On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother.

     The Brides gown was of silk organza, aleconre-embrodiered applique on Contoured neckline, cascase skirt and chapel sleeve, empire detailing accenting molded bodice and complimenting a court train, austrian lace bordering a mantilla securing to a satin and pearl capellette.  Her flowers were a cascade of white orchids and stephanotis and ivy.

     The bridesmaid Kay Nemann, cousin of the bride of Bay City and Roseanna Mikols of Midland was matron of honor.  They wore identical gown of willow green organza over taffeta, long dome skirts, empire paneled backs with _ive headpieces.  Their flowers were nosegays of white cushion pompom mums.

     Best Man was Joseph Mikola of Midland, groomsmen John Budyck of Chicago, Ill.

     Ushers were Tom Nemann, cousin of the bride of Bay City and Hubert Abernathy of Flint.

     The brides mother wore a aqua lace over taffeta gown and the bridegrooms mother wore a turquoise gown.  Moth mothers wore white orchids.

     A buffett breakfast and reception immediately followed the wedding at the American Legion Hall in Alma. 

     The young couple left on a Northern Michigan and Canada honeymoon.

     The bride is a Shepherd High School graduate and was secretary at the Dow Chemical Co.  The groom graduated from Flint Northern High Schooh, a June graduate of Michigan Tech. University, Civil Engr. with Rowe Engr. at Flushing.

     Out of town guests were present from Bay City, Lansing, Detroit, and Flint.

 

318.  George Nartker                                                                                               Obituary (p 7)

Funeral Services Held For George Nartker

     Funeral Services for George William Nartker, a resident of the Shepherd area for 42 years, were held at the St Vincent de Paul Church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, with Rev Fr Edward Roczen officiating.  Interment was in the St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

     Survivors are, in addition to his wife Cora, three daughters; Ariene Wieferich, R-2 Mt Pleasant; Dorothy McClintic, St Louis, Michigan; Rose Kornexl, Mt Pleasant; four sons; Robert, Okemos, Michigan; Donald, Midland; William, Shepherd; John, Shepherd; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild, brothers; Alfred of Orangevale, California; Rudy, Beal City; Ralph, Erie, Michigan; Gilbert, Pontiac, two sisters, Emma Nartker and Hilda Sharrar of Shepherd.

     Mr Nartker was a farmer and carpenter.  He was born at Glandorf, Ohio December 26, 1898.

 

319.  Gregory Nestle                                                                                                Misc (p 4)

SAN ANTONIO - Airman Gregory E Nestle, son of Mr and Mrs Karl E Nestle, Mouth Pleasant, has been assigned to Lowry AFB, Colo, after completing Air Force basic training.

     During the six weeks at Lackland AFB, Tex, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special instruction in human relations.  Completion of this training earned the individual credits towards an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Airman Nestle will now receive specialized training in the munitions and weapons maintenance field.

     The airman is a 1977 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School.

(Picture of Gregory Nestle)

 

320.  Janet Elaine Nestle                                                                                         Misc (p 23)

Mr. and Mrs. Pearl E. Nestle of Route One Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Janet Elaine, to Willard F. Leiferman, son of Mrs. Lucille Leiferman of Route Three Mt. Pleasant and the late Gerald Leiferman.  A November 28th wedding is being planned.

(included a picture of Janet)

 

321.  Janet Elaine Nestle                                                                                         Marriage (p 23)

Exchange Vows - 1964

     The Coe Church of Christ was the scene Saturday, November 28 at 4:00 p.m. for the wedding of Janet Elaine Nestle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Nestle, of Route 1, Sehpherd, and Willard Frank Leiferman, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Gerlad Leiferman of Route 3, Mt. Pleasant, with Mrs. Charles Johnson officiating.  The church was decorated with pink and white mums, about 100 attended the ceremony.  O Promise me and I Love You Truly were sang by Mrs. Lenora Leonard accompanied by Mrs. Fred Lenine of Alma. 

     The bride was attired in a floor length gown of alencon lace with Rose design and scalloped hemline.  A scalloped sabrina neckline darned with seed pearls and sequins and bodice interspread with pleated tulle matched the scalloped lace tulle ruching of the tiered back.  A silk illusion veil of fingertip length was held in place by a crown of seed pearls and sequins.  A boquet of five baby pink roses interlaced with ivy and lilly of the valley on a white lace Bible.  She wore a gold cross a gift of the groom.

     Matron of honor Mrs. Jean eagly friend of the bride wore a plae green taffeta brocade, bell shaped matching headpiece.  Bridesmaids Miss Sharon Leiferman sister of the groom, wore a pale pink bell shaped gown with matching headpiece also brocade.  Miss Nina Wood of Alma friend of the bride wore an ice blue bell shaped brocade gown with matching headpiece.  All three girls carried white football mums for boquets.

     Bestman was Burton Palmer of Mt. Pleasant.  Groomsmen were Mr. Joe Dill, and Larry Allen both of Mt. Pleasant.  Ushers were Richard Nestle, brother of the bride and Gerald Leiferman, brother of the groom. 

     The brides mother wore a dark blue dress, beige accessories, the grooms mother wore a black suit white accessories, both mothers had a pink carnation corsage.

     A reception was held at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Shepherd at 8 p.m.  Out of town guests attending were from Alma, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis, Breckenridge, Merrill, Elwell, Fraser, Saginaw, Shepherd, Garden City, Lansing and Riverdale.

     Attending the guest book at the reception was Miss Cheryl Blawin niece of the bride.  Gift table Miss Sharon Leiferman, sister of the groom and Miss Sheilah Saunders.  In charge of the kitchen Mrs. James Nestle and Mrs. Karl Nestle.  Assisting Miss Sally Plaxton, Miss Barb McIlrath, Miss Janice Wolfgang, serving the wedding cake was Mrs. Durlene Leonard.

     The bride chose for her going away costume a black suite, beige accessories and a corsage from her boquet.  After their northern trip they will be at home on Route 1, Shepherd.  The bride is a graduate of the Shepherd high school and is employed at the General Telephone Company in Alma.  The groom is a graduate of the Mt Pleasant High School and is employed at the Hood Lunber Company in Mt Pleasant.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

322.  Sandra Nestle (Smith?)                                                                                  Misc (p 23)

Bridal Shower Held June 4th

     Miss Sandra Nestle was guest of honor at a pre-nuptial pantry shower Thursday evening June 4 at 7650 E. Boulevard Avenue.  Twenty Mrs. and Misses were present for games.  After the bride-to-be opened her boxes and bags of groceries, angle food cake with blue berries and ice cream, coffee and tea and kool-aid were served to the guests.  Miss Cheryl Gimmey and Mrs. Nellie Nartker were the hostesses.

     On Monday, June 1, Mrs. Donald Gimmey and Shelly, Mrs. Nellie Nartker and Mrs. John Gimmey attended a bridal shower at the Broomfield Hospital for Miss Sandra Nestle.  The shower was given by her co-workers.  Cake, punch and coffee were served.

 

323.  Duane Lee Netzley                                                                                         Obituary (p 6)

Infant Son Dies

     Duane Lee Netzley, infant son of Mr and Mrs Gorden Netzley, Route 1, Shepherd, passed away in Carson City Hospital in Carson City on Tuesday, October 2.  He was born on October 1.

     Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 3 at 1 p.m. at the Chippewa Cemetery with Rev Edwin A DuBois officiating.

     He is survived by his parents, one brother, Dale, the maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Louis Bugbee of Mt Pleasant and the paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs John Netzley of Shepherd.

 

324.  Theda Maude Newcomb                                                                               Obituary (p 15)

Theda M. Newcomb

     Services were held Aug. 2 from Moblo-Schnepp Funeral Home in Riverdale for Theda Maude Newcomb, 79, of rural Shepherd.

     She died July 31 at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility.  She had been ill for three years.

     A lifetime resident of Gratiot County, she was a member of the Strickland Baptist Church.

     She was married to Clyde Newcomb, who survives her.

     Also surviving are one son, Percy Newcomb of Holt’; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

     Rev. John Crabb officiated with burial at Riverdale Cemetery.

 

325.  Orval (Butch) J Nicholson, Jr                                                             Misc (p 37)

     Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wood, of Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy Arlene, to Orval (Butch) J. Nicholson, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval J. Nicholson Sr, of Route 2, Mt. Pleasant.

     Dorothy is a 1962 graduate of Shepherd High School.

     “Butch” is a 1960 graduate of the Weidman High School and is now employed at the Coca Cola Company.

     A winter wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Dorothy)

 

326.  Orval “Butch” J Nicholson, Jr                                                             Marriage (p 37)

Wood-Nicholson Vows Spoken

     St. Vincent de Paul Church in Shepherd was the scene for a December 1 wedding of Dorothy A. Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wood of Shepherd and Orval “Butch” J. Nicholson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval J. Nicholson Sr. of Mt. Pleasant.

     Organist and soloist was Miss Margaret Simon of Mt. Pleasant.

     The bride was given in marriage by her father.  She wore a floor length gown of breadaced satin with a bustle effect, sabrina neckline and elbow length sleeves.  Joyce Wood, sister of the bride as maid of honor and bridesmaids were Mary Jane Wood and Janet Ryan.  Sandy Clark niece of the groom was flower girl.  The bridal attendants were identically gowned in street length dresses of velveteen and satin with scoop necklines, elbow length sleeves, and the bustle effect.  There dresses were shocking pink, Emerald green and gold.  The flower girl wore a floor length dress of pale pink and carried a white basket with rose petals and a white fur head band.  The girls carried muffs with matching mums and white fur head bands.

     The bride carried a white prayer book with yellow roses and streamers.

     Jerry Huber friend of the groom served as best man.  Other attendants of the groom were Lindy Swan and Noel Flaugher and Greg Clarg, nephew of the groom as ring bearer.

     The wedding breakfast was served in the hall of the Catholic School in St. Louis.  The reception was held at the Crawford Hall.

     For her daughters wedding Mrs. Wood wore a beige brodaced linen dress with dark brown accessories.  Mrs. Nicholson wore a gray wool dress with black accessories.  Both mothers had bronze colored mums for corsages. 

     Following a short wedding trip the couple will reside at Coldwater Lake.

(includes a picture of bride and groom)

 

327.  Wallace Northon                                                                                             Marriage (p 36)

     Sherrie Hetherington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hetherington of rural Shepherd and Wallace Northon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Northon of rural Clare were united in marriage at 2:00 p.m. at the Orchard Ave. Church of Christ.  Mr. Newton Huggine conducted the double ring ceremony.  The altar was decorated with poinsettas.

     Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a lace sheath gown.  Attending the bride as maid of honor was Joanne Grace, friend of the bride.  She wore a turquoise wool dress.

     Acting as bridesmaids were Jan Heterington, sister of the bride and Emily Northon, sister of the groom.  They wore gold wool dresses with circle veils secured to taffeta headbands to match their gowns, with shoes to match their headband, white gloves and white French carnation corsages.

     The best man was Rober Hicks of Clare, The groomsmen were Bruck Dole and Jim Mester of Clare.

     Traditional wedding music was played by Miss Sue Hawk at the Organ.

     Assisting as ushers were David and Richard Hetherington, brothers of the bride.

     Honored guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Omer Fisher and Mrs. Vern Hetherington, grandparents , of the bride.

     The brides mother wore a royal blue knit suit with gold accessories and a pink french carnation corsage.

     The bridegrooms mother wore a medium blue lace sheath with white accessories and also a pink french carnation corsage.

     A reception following the ceremony was held at the Shepherd V.F.W. Hall.

     The wedding cake, decorated with pink roses and topped with a miniature bride and groom, was served by an aunt of the bride, Mrs. Glenn Brown of Mt. Pleasant.  The groom’s cake was made by Mrs. Joe Grace.  

     Miss Joanne and Peggy Hetherington of Midland, Miss Sue Murphy of Holt, Mrs. Don Miller and Mrs. Virgil Wiltse of Sehpherd helped serve.  Mrs. Elaine Raby of Riverdale registered the guests.

     Guests attended the ceremony from Mt. Pleasant, Holt, Lansing, Vassar, Ithaca, Flint, Clare, Winn, Vestigurg, Mason, Midland, Riverdale, Shepherd, and Sherwood, Ohio.

     The bride is a senior at Shepherd High School.  The groom is employed at the Buick Plant in Flint.

     After a honeymoon spent in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennassee the newlyweds will make their home in Shepherd.

 (includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

328.  Homer Norton                                                                                                  Obituary (p 18)

Former Resident, Homer Norton, Dies At Palo

     Homer Norton, a former resident of Shepherd for several years, later moving to Palo, Michigan passed away at this home in Palo, Michigan Tuesday, November 20, after a long illness.

     Funeral services were held Friday, November 23 at the Stebbins Funeral Home in Sheridan, burial in the Aurelius Cemetery.

     Mr. Norton was born October 23, 1885.  He leaves a wife, and a niece.  The niece lives in Calif.   She had lived with the Norton family, her early life.

     Mrs. Nellie Hutchinson, Mrs. Loraine McLinton and Irvin Rapp of St. Louis attended the funeral.

 

329.  Hallie Nutter                                                                                                     Marriage (p 39)

Nutter - Rhote Exchange Vows

     Hallie Nutter and Donald Rhode were united in marriage Saturday, May 2 at 7 P.M. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Grim.

     Mr. Newton Huffine, minister of the Orchard Ave. Church of Christ officiated at the double ring ceremony, which was attended by the immediate family and a few close friends.

     A reception was held at the Deerfield Center Hall following the ceremony.

(includes picture of bride and groom)

 

330.  Bonnie Jean O’Boyle                                                                          Misc (p 23)

Bonnie O’Boyle

Mr. and Mrs. Ward O’Boyle of rural St. Louis wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Bonnie Jean to Robert Richardson, son of Mrs. Mildred Richardson and the late Clark Richardson of rural St. Louis.  Both are 1969 graduates of St. Louis High School.  A January wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Bonnie)

 

331.  Thomas Oberliesen                                                                                        Marriage (p 33)

     Janet Mary Ehler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ehler of Route 1, Shepherd, exchanged wedding vows with Mr. Thomas Oberliesen of Center Line, Michigan in a noon ceremony at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Saturday, June 24.  Rev. Father Roczen, the pastor, was the celebrant of the Nuptual Mass.

     The bride was lovely in a white silk organza over satin gown with lace appliques studded with sequins on the bodice and front of skirt.  Organza roses held the pleating which flowed __m the side front to the back of the gown, where the skirt fell into a chapel train.  She wore a sequin crown draped with a finger tip veil, and she carried a cascade of white roses with ivy.

     Judy Ehler, the bride’s sister was maid of honor and a sister of the groom, Susanna Oberliesen of Center Line, was the bridesmaid.  Junior bridesmaids were Kathy Ehler, another sister of the bride, and Gerry Smith, a niece of the groom, also from Center Line.

     Richard Oberliesen served his brother as best man and Don Beck, also of Center Line, was groomsman.

     The bridal attendants were similarly attired in ice blue chiffon over taffeta with belled skirts, scooped necklines and three-quarter length sleeves, dramatically set off with two chiffon roses at the back.  They wore rose hats and blue satin shoes.  Their pearl necklaces were a gift from the bride.  Their flowers were cascades of variegated pink carnations with ivy. 

     Miss Margaret Simon was the organist.  Miss Frances Promate of Detroit was the guest soloist.

     The main altar of the church was decorated with bouquets of white peonies, while the side altars had bouquets of pink peonies.  There were approximately one hundred seventy five guests in attendance.

     A reception-diinner was held at the Embers in Mt. Pleasant immediately following the church ceremony.  Miss Mary Murphy of Mt. Pleasant was in charge of the Guest Book.

   Mrs. Ehler, the mother of the bride, received the guests in a blue lace dress with white accessories.  She wore a white rose corsage.

     Following a wedding trip the couple will make their home in Detroit where the groom, a son of Frank Oberliesen of Center Line, is employed.

     Out of town guests were present from Iowa, Minnesota, Farmington, Detroit, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Center Line, Warren, Mt. Clemens, Sandusky, Dearborn, Flint, Ferndale and Madison Heights.

(includes a picture of the bride)

 

 

332.  C M Urban Okuley                                                                                          Obituary (p 11)

C. M. Urban Okuley

C. M. Urban Okuley, Route 3, Mt Pleasant passed away Thursday, September 10 at his home.  He was born April 15, 1885 in Henry County, Ohio.  He moved here in 1910 and was a farmer.

     Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home.  Rev Newton Huffine officiated at the services, with interment in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Surviving are three brothers, Frederick, who lived with him Reuben, and Clem both of Flint, Michigan.

 

333.  Brenda Olney                                                                                                  Marriage (p 40)

Exchange Vows

     Brenda Olney and Leroy Parcher exchanged wedding vows Saturday evening, August 15, 1964 at the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ in Shepherd.  The Reverend Newton Huffine performed the double ring ceremony. 

     Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Perrine Jr. of Shepherd and parents of the groom are Mrs. Carl Youry of Flint and Cloyce Parcher of St. Louis.

     The new Mrs. Parcher wore a light blue and white dress with white accessories and wore a corsage of red roses.

     The couple’s attendents were Sharon and Theodore Bristol of Charlotte, sister and brother-in-law of the groom.

     Mrs. Bristol was dressed in blue with white accessories and wore white carnations.  Mrs. Youry, mother of the groom, wore a green dress with white accessories and wore red roses.

     A  reception was held at their new home in Wheeler for about 30 people.  Linda and Janice Carl served the wedding cake and punch and also passed the guest book.

     The wedding cake was a very special gift as it was baked and decorated by Mrs. Carl Youry.

     The couple received many nice gifts and will be residing at 5668 Woodbridge Road, Wheeler.  People were present from Shepherd, Flint, Wheeler, Charlotte, and St. Louis.

 

334.  Robert Joseph Olson                                                                         Misc (p 25)

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Bates announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha Lea, to Robert J. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Olson of rural Shepherd.  A summer wedding is being planned.

 

335.  Robert Joseph Olson                                                                         Marriage (p 25)

     Miss Martha Lea Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Bates, 214 W. Wright Ave, Shepherd and Robert Joseph Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Olson of rural Shepherd were united in marriage on June 23, 1962 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sacred Hear t Rectory in Mt. Pleasant.

     The double-ring ceremony was performed before the immediate family by Father King.

     The bride, given in marriage by her father, choose a street length white silk blend dress with portrait neckline and side swept effect skirt with a short blush veil.  Her only jewelry was a string of pearls.  She carried a Colonial bouquet of fluted carnations and pink sweetheart roses.

     Mrs. Thomas Olson of Mt. Pleasant, sister-in-law, of the groom, was matron of honor.  She wore a pink sheath dress of lace with matching accessories and carried a cascade of pink roses.  Mr. John Olson of rural Mt. Pleasant served his brother as best man.

     The reception dinner for about one hundred people was served at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Shepherd following the wedding.  Mrs. Wanda Garber, Mrs. Louise Travis, Anita Fairchild, and Barbara Zingery assisted.  Mrs.Iva Maylan, aunt of the bride, served the wedding cake, Mrs. Betty Fetzer, aunt of the bride presided at the punch bowl.

     Mrs. Benn made potatoe salad and sliced ham.

     The brides mother received her guests in a black chiffon sheath dress with light green accessories and wore a white mum corsage.  The bridegrooms mother wore a white dress embroidered in blue with white accessories and wore a white mum corsage.

  The bride chose a whie two piece ensemble and matching accessories and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses for her wedding trip up North.

     Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olson will make their home in Lansing where Bob is employed by Firestone.

    Guests came to attend the wedding from Mt. Pleasant, Flint, Grand Rapids, Owosso, Allen Park, Sault Ste. Marie and Shepherd.

     Pre-nuptial showers were given by Mrs. Meda Edmonds, Miss Judy Hartman and Mrs. Wanda Garber.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

336.  Anna (Struthers) Oswald                                                                                Obituary (p 1)

Former Resident Expires March 31

     Mrs. Anna Struthers Oswald, 79, of Pleasant Valley, formerly of Shepherd, passed away at the Gratiot Community Hospital Sunday, March 31.

     Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 3 at 1:30 p.m. from the Carters Funeral Home in St Louis with Rev William DesAutels of the St Louis Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the St Louis Cemetery.

     Mrs Oswald was the daughter of the late Mary and James Struthers who lived on a farm south-east of Shepherd.  Mrs. Oswald lived in the Shepherd community for 74 years and 3 years in Alma and 2 years in Ithaca.

     Surviving are her husband, Clyde; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Pressier of Alma; four sons, Mr. Doris Oswald of Ashley, Mr. Donald Oswald of rural Shepherd; Mr Vernon Oswald of Ithaca; and Mr. Arthur Oswald of Huntsville, Alabama; 15 grand children and 13 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

 

337.  Clyde Oswald                                                                                                  Obituary (p 1)

Former Resident Expires Sat., Oct. 12

Mr. Clyde Oswald, 83, of Pleasant Valley passed away suddenly while sitting in a chair Saturday morning, October 12.

     Mr. Oswald was a retired farmer and lived in the Pleasant Valley Community almost all his life, except for the few years that he lived in Shepherd on Maple Street where Ed. Morgan now lives, and a few years in Ithaca and Alma.  He loved the farm life better.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, October 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Carters Funeral Home at St. Louis.  Burial was in the St. Louis Cemetery.

 

338.  Mary Estelle Otis                                                                                             Obituary (p 15)

Mary Otis, 90, Expires Dec. 8

     Mary Estelle Otis, 90 of Shepherd died at the Medical Care Facility Sunday, December 8th.  She was born in Plymouth, N.Y., November 1, 1887.  She was a member of the Shepherd United Methodist Church.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, Rev. Lester Priest officiating, interment was in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Michigan.

     Surviving is a sister, Isabella Chance of Traverse City and a brother Myron Duran of Grand Rapids.

 

339.  Leroy Parcher                                                                                                  Marriage (p 40)

Exchange Vows

     Brenda Olney and Leroy Parcher exchanged wedding vows Saturday evening, August 15, 1964 at the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ in Shepherd.  The Reverend Newton Huffine performed the double ring ceremony. 

     Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Perrine Jr. of Shepherd and parents of the groom are Mrs. Carl Youry of Flint and Cloyce Parcher of St. Louis.

     The new Mrs. Parcher wore a light blue and white dress with white accessories and wore a corsage of red roses.

     The couple’s attendants were Sharon and Theodore Bristol of Charlotte, sister and brother-in-law of the groom.

     Mrs. Bristol was dressed in blue with white accessories and wore white carnations.  Mrs. Youry, mother of the groom, wore a green dress with white accessories and wore red roses.

     A  reception was held at their new home in Wheeler for about 30 people.  Linda and Janice Carl served the wedding cake and punch and also passed the guest book.

     The wedding cake was a very special gift as it was baked and decorated by Mrs. Carl Youry.

     The couple received many nice gifts and will be residing at 5668 Woodbridge Road, Wheeler.  People were present from Shepherd, Flint, Wheeler, Charlotte, and St. Louis.

 

340.  James Darrel Parks                                                                                        Obituary (p 11)

Shepherd Boy Killed In Farm Accident

     Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3, 1965 for James Darrel Parks, 16 of Route 2, Shepherd, victim of a fatal farm accident Thursday, December 31 on the Wilberding farm in Coe Township.

     James was born on July 17, 1948 in Mt Pleasant and had lived in this area all his life.  He was a junior at Shepherd High School.

     Members of the Future Farmers of America acted as honorary pall bearers.

     Rev Fred O Kinkle officiated at the services Sunday, January 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home.  Interment was in the Lincoln Cemetery.

     James is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Darrel Parks, three brothers, and two sisters, Kathy, Jack, Connie, Jeff and Joel; his maternal grandmother, Mrs Beryl Sandel of shepherd and his paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Walter Parks, or Route 1, Mecosta.

     He was killed Thursday, December 31, when he was caught in some machinery while working in a silo.

 

341.  Michael Patterson                                                                                           Obituary (p 33)

Michael Patterson

     Michael Patterson, 19, 425 Harvard Ave., Alma died Tuesday while camping in the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula.

     Funeral services will be today at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alma.  Dr. Donald Scranton of the United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Alma.

     Mr. Patterson was born October 10, 1958 in Alma, Michigan, the son of Michael and Rugh Carol (Cook) Patterson.

     Mr. Patterson was a resident of the area all of his life and was a college student.

     Surviving him include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Patterson of Alma; one brother, Kevin Patterson; one sister, Karen Sue Patterson at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Patterson of Alma.

 

342.  Betty Peak                                                                                                        Marriage (p 38)

Peak - Shaver Vows Spoken

     Mr. and Mrs. Basil Peak wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, Betty, to Raymond Shaver.  The groom is the son of Mrs. Charlena Shaver, of Silverwood, Michigan.

     Minister Rhoads of the Chippewa Street Church of Christ performed the ceremony.  The matron of honor was Carol D. Thrush of Shepherd and best man was Floyd Darnell of Mt. Pleasant.

    A small reception was held after the ceremony at the bride’s home.

 

343.  Paul James Peak                                                                                            Obituary (p 6)

Paul James Peak Dies At Alma

     Paul James Peak, 37, of Route 2, Alma, Michigan died on Wednesday, March 9, 1966 in Alma.  He was born August 4, 1928 in Isabella County.

     Mr Peak was manager of the Michigan Bean Elevator in Forest Hill.

     Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home, Rev. Lester Priest officiating, interment was in the Riverside Cemetery in Mt Pleasant.

     Survivors are his wife, the former Edna Richardson, children all at home, Pamela, Linda, Rhonda, Danny, David, and Lori, parents, Mr and Mrs Ivan Peak, Route 1, Breckenridge, brothers all of Alma, Raymond, Virgil, Edward, Jack; sisters: Mrs. Ella Kenny of Shepherd; Mrs. Donna Arts, of St Louis; Mrs. Mary Nicewander, Alma, Mrs. Margaret Fedders, St Louis.

 

 

 

344.  Blanche Perrine                                                                                               Obituary (p 19)

Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Blanche Perrine

     Services for Mrs. Blanche Perrine were held from the Mody-Wolfel Funeral Home on Sunday February 28.  The Reverend Raymond Fish officiated and interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Mrs. Perrine passed away at Gratiot Community Hospital on February 24 following an illness of some length.  She was born in Lyons, Michigan on September 3, 1880.  Forty-five years ago she was united in marriage to Louis Perrine, who preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Shepherd Church of Christ.

     Two sons, John Timmer of Mt Pleasant and Andrew Timmer of Harrison; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Betts of Alma and Mrs. Vivian Dalrymple of Lansing; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive her.

 

345.  Clara Irene Peters                                                                                           Obituary (p 19)

Mrs. Clara Peters

     Services were held May 15 from the Mennonite Church of God for Mrs. Clara Irene Peters, 75, of 1724 S. Ely Highway.

     She died May 11 as a result of an auto accident.

     She is survived by her husband, Alpha L. Peters; daughters, Mrs. Lottie Unruh of Stapleton, Ga, Mrs. Flossie Williams of Ashley and Mrs. Myrtle Krich of Middleton; sons, Leroy Peters of Louisville, Ga., Russell Peters of Ithaca, Howard Peters of Ithaca and Ivan Peters of Ithaca.

     Sister, Mrs. Margaret Kochan of Harrison; 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

     Interment was at Hayes Road Cemetery, Richard Litwiller officiated.

 

Card of Thanks

Words fail to express our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to our many neighbors and friends near and far who helped us in so many ways at this time of our sorrow.

     We especially thank the Barden Funeral Home for their kind thoughtful services, the ministers for their words of comfort, those who brought food, the ladies who served, also thank you for the many cards, floral tributes, gifts of money and the many phone calls, thanks to those who sang, and for the prayers in our behalf.

     Your love and sympathy ahs meant so much and will never be forgotten.

     May God bless and reward each one.

The family of Mrs. Clara Peters,  Mr. A. L. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy G. Peters and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Unruh anf family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams anf family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Krick and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Peters and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Peters and family, and  Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Peters and family

 

346.  Sandra K Phelps                                                                                             Marriage (p 38)

Phelps - Brantley Vows Exchanged

     The Riverdale Methodist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Saturday evening, February 24th, when Sandra K. Phelps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Phelps and William C. Brantley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Brantley were united in marriage by the Rev. Bernard Fetty in the presence of a very large crowd of relatives and friends.

     The Wedding March was played by Mrs. Kathryn Davis and Sharon Phelps sang I Love You Truly, accompanied by Mrs. Davis.

     The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of white lawn and a finger tip veil.  She carried red roses on a white Bible.

     Miss Linda Phelps sister of the bride was maid of honor and Pat Salsar and Connie Loomis were brides maids.  They carried baskets of pink roses.

     LeRoy Wonsey was ring bearer and Nagene Loomis was flower girl.  They are cousins of the bride.

     The groom chose his brother, Garry Brantley as best man and Jimmy Dale Phelps and Gorden Davis were attendants.

     Larry Holmes and Odie Brantley were ushers.

     The mother of the bride chose a navy blue gown with pink accessories, while the groms mother wore grey and black.

     A reception was held at the C.S.A. Hall near St. Louis following the ceremony, at which time the beautiful wedding cake made by Mrs. Paul Fisk was cut and served.

     It was a  tiered cake trimmed with wedding bells and topped by a minature bride and groom in an arch of pink roses and lily of the valley.

     Guests were from Lansing, Alma, Mt. Pleasant, DeWitt, St. Johns, Vertaburg, Edmore, Riverdale, Elwell, McBride, Winn and Shepherd.

     The bride will finish high school at Vestaburg with the class of ‘62 and the groom is employed at the Olds in Lansing.

     They are at present at home in a trailer house at the home of the brides parents.

 

346.  Myrta (Anthony) Piatt                                                                                      Obituary (p 7)

Myrta Piatt, 77 Passes At Carson City Hospital

     Myrta Piatt, 77 passed away at the Carson City Hospital March 5, 1964.  She was born May 31, 1886 in Jasper Township, Midland County.  Myrta was a member of the Rebekahs, Grange, Helping Hand.

     Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 7, 1964 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Lloyd Van Lente officiating with interment in Salt River cemetery.

     Survivors are her husband, William Piatt of R-3 Shepherd, stepson, Charles Piatt of R-3 Shepherd, stepson, Charles Piatt, of Alma, stepdaughter, Norma Jean Weese of Carson City, brother Claude Anthony of Shepherd, niece Zora Lantz of Newaygo, Michigan.

 

PIATT - Our sincere thanks extended to the relatives, friends, neighbors for the flowers, plants, cards and acts of kindness given us also, for the food sent in.   Many thanks to the Garbers, to the Doctors and staff at the Carson City Hospital.  A very special thanks to the Rebekahs for the delicious dinner served.  It was all deeply appreciated.

 Mr William Piatt

Mr and Mrs Charles Piatt

Mr and Mrs Charles Weese and son

Mr and Mrs Claude Anthony and family

Mrs Florence Barnes and family

 

 

 

348.  William A Piatt                                                                                      Obituary (p 7)

William Piatt Dies At Medical Care Facility

     William A Piatt, 88, of rural Shepherd died last Wednesday, April 1 at the Medical Care Facility in Mt Pleasant.   He was born August 29, 1881 in Isabella County, was a life member of the Odd Fellows and a retired farmer.

     He is survived by his wife Nettie, one son, Charles of Alma, one daughter, Mrs Charles (Norma Jean) Weese of Carson City, two grandchildren, one great grandchild and three step-daughters, Mrs Eva Shotis of Melvandale, Mrs Jean Welch of Mt Pleasant and Mrs Cora Nester of Miami, Florida.

     Services were held Saturday, at 1 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Rev Lester Priest officiating and burial was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

349.  Donald L Pierce                                                                                               Marriage (p 32)

     Sharon Kay Hutchinson and Donald L. Pierce exchanged vows Saturday, July 6, in the Forest Hill Church.

     Garth Riggs performed the double ring ceremony for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hutchinson of rural Alma and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Pierce of rural Blanchard.  Bouquets of roses and lighted candelabra formed a background for the seven o’clock ceremony.

     Mrs. Dorothy Divilbiss played traditional wedding music and accompanied Miss Pat Woodcick of Saint Louis as she sang “Oh Promise Me” and “I Love You Truly”.

     The bride wore a waltz length gown of Chantilly lace over satin.  A  tiera of pearls held her shoulder length veil in place.  She carried a white lace-covered Bible topped with a deep red rose corsage surrounded by white carntions.

     Mrs. Dianne Miller of Beebe was her sister’s attendant.  Her sky blue chiffon dress was complemented with matching head piece and shoes.  Her flowers were light pink carnations.

     Robert Williams of Middleton served as best man.  Guests were seated by Bill Hutchinson, brother of the bride, and Arnold Vaugh.

     The couple greeted friends and relatives at a reception following the ceremony at the SCA Hall.  The Tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. Marie Decess of Mt. Pleasant, a sister of the bride.  Miss Julie Bruskotter served the groom’s cake.  Also assisting with serving were Mrs. Theo Doll, Mrs. Claude Hitchcock and Mrs. Doris Fetters.

     Attending the guest book were Mrs. Juanita Williams, a sister of the groom and Mrs. Margie Davidson, sister of the bride.  Miss Phyllis Cameron was in charge of the gifts.

     The bride was graduated from Saint Louis High School and from Central Michigan University at Mt. Pleasant.  She will teach at the Republic School in Alma this fall.  the groom was graduated from Remus High and attended Michigan State University.  They are residing at 310 1/2 East End Street in Alma.

     Guests attended from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Stanton, Ithaca, Middleton, Blanchard, Shepherd, Saint Louis, Alma, and from Ohio and Illinois.

 (includes a picture of bride and groom cutting the cake)

 

 

 

 

350.  Hattie Porter                                                                                                     Obituary (p 7)

Hattie Porter Dies At CMC Hospital

     Mrs. Hattie Porter, 78, of Clare, died Thursday, August 12, 1965 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant.  She was born in Isabella County October 30, 1889.  Mrs. Porter moved to Clare from Shepherd 25 years ago.  She was a member of the Shepherd Order of the Eastern Star, the Shepherd Christian Aid Society and a very faithful worker of that Society, also a member of the Clare Congregational Church.

     Surviving is one daughter, Mrs O.D. Bayers of Clare, and one granddaughter.

      Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Stephenson Funeral Home with burial in Salt River Cemetery, in Shepherd.

 

351.  Edith L Post                                                                                                      Obituary (p 3)

Edith Post, 82, Dies At Home

     Mrs. Edith L. Post died Friday, October 23, at her home at Route 3, Shepherd.

     Mrs. Post was born on December 15, 1883 in Morgan County, Ohio.  Her husband, George, preceded her in death in 1954.  She was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses.

     Funeral services were held on Monday, October 26, at 2 p.m. in the Garber Funeral Home with Norman Mosher officiating.  Interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     Mrs. Post is survived by a son, Harold Post of Shepherd, 3 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, two sisters, Florence Jacobs of Mt Pleasant and Etta Kirby of Midland.

 

352.  Diane Ruth Pratt                                                                                              Marriage (p 28)

Exchange Vows Saturday

     Miss Diane Ruth Pratt, 1019 Elizabeth Street, Mt. Pleasant, who is attending Central Michigan University became the bride of Frank Edward Benn, at the St. Johns Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m.

     The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pratt of 1019 Elizabeth Street, Mt. Pleasant.  The bridegroom a student at Central Michigan University, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Benn 302 West Cottage, Shepherd, who resides at 115 East Illinois, Mt. Pleasant.

     Father J. Goodrow officiated at the double ring ceremony.

     The bride chose a white mohair wood suit, a white feather pillbox hat and carried a white carnation bouquet.

     Maid of honor, Miss Linda L Halsig, Grosse Point Woods, wore a gold mohair wool suit with black accessories and carried a corsage of white carnations.  Best man, Hal Richardson, Ushers were Lee Pratt, brother of the bride, and Ralph Young.

     Mother of the bride, Mrs. Ruth Pratt, wore a raspberry wool mohair dress and coat, red hat and wore a corsage of yellow roses.

     Mother of the groom Mrs. Benn wore a dark blue suit with black accessories and wore a corsage of pink roses.

     The reception followed immediately in the Chruch Parish House.  Before Dianne and Frank cut their wedding cake her sorority sisters joined hands in a large circle with Dianne and Frank and sangt a beautiful Love song, About _00 attended the wedding and reception.

     After a honeymoon trip in Northern Michigan, Mr and Mrs. Benn will reside at 115 East Illinois, Mt. Pleasant.

 

353.  Charles Ray Price                                                                                           Obituary (p 8)

Charles Price Passes At Home

     Charles Ray Price passed away at home Tuesday, March 3, 1964. 

     He was born March 9, 1886 at Edmore, Michigan.   Worked at Ardner Gas station.  Was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Shepherd.  Married September 3, 1939, to Ethel Fordyce.

     Funeral Services were held on Friday, March 6, 1964 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Lloyd VanLente officiating and interment in the Salt River Cemetery.

     Survivors include his wife, Ethel, one sister, Hazel Daughtery, of Bathwell, Ont, nieces and 8 nephews.

 

354.  Ethel (Fordyce) Price                                                                          Obituary (p 8)

Ethel Price Passes At CMC Hospital

     Ethel Price, 83, passed away at the Central Michigan Community Hospital Saturday, March 21.

     She was born May 5, 1880 in Shepherd.  Her husband Charles preceded her in death on March 3, 1964.

     Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 24, 1964 at the Garber Funeral Home, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev Lloyd VanLente officiating.  Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

     She is survived by a sister, Clara Aldrich of Shepherd, and a brother Burness Fordyce and nieces and nephews.

 

355.  Ina (Hall) Rarick                                                                                               Obituary (p 6)

Shepherd Woman Dies In Grayling At Age Of 84

     Services were held Tuesday from the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd for Mrs. Ina Rarick, 84, who died October 19 at Grayling Mercy Hospital.

     She was born February 8, 1879 in Ingham Co, and had lived in Shepherd for 24 years, leaving 2 years ago to make her home with her daughter in Houghton Lake.  Her husband, William, preceded her in death in the 1930’s.  Mrs. Rarick had been a member of the Shepherd Rebekah Lodge.

     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Martin DeLano of Houghton Lake; a grandson James DeLano; a great grandchild; a sister, Jennie Carpenter of Virginia, Minn; and a brother, John Hall of Sarasota, Fla.

 

RARICK - We wish to thank our old friends and neighbors for the lovely flowers and the many acts of kindness and understanding shown us at the time of our sorrow.  A special thanks to Rev Huffine, the bearers, Mrs. VanLente and the Garbers for their services.

 Mr and Mrs. Martin DeLano

Mr and Mrs James DeLano

Debbie and Vallee, grandchildren

Mrs. Jennie Carpenter, sister

 

 

 

356.  Kathleen Kipfmueller                                                                           Obituary (p 15)

Kathleen Recker Dies In Ann Arbor

     Kathleen “Kipfmueller”  Recker, 35, Shepherd, died Thursday February 10 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor.

     She was born March 12, 1936 in Mt. Pleasant.

     Surviving are her husband, Bernard; three sons, Bernard, Steven and Thomas; a daughter Susan, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Kipfmueller of Mt Pleasant; two brothers, Mark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Leo of Mt Pleasant.

     Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Monday from St Patrick’s Church, Irishtown.  The rosary was recited Sunday, February 13 at 8 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, Shepherd.

 

357.  Lydia G Recker                                                                                               Obituary (p 8)

Lydia G Recker, 64 Dies At Carson City Hospital Sun.

     Lydia G Recker, age 64, died Sunday, July 29, at the Carson City Hospital.  She was born April 11, 1898 at the present residence in Lincoln Township.

     She was a member of the Lincoln Center Extension Club.

     Surviving are her husband Lawrence, four daughters, Mrs Louis McDonald and Mrs Cecil Bellinger of Mt Pleasant; Mrs Matt Eckert of Flint and Mrs Robert Jones of Grand Blanc.  A son Larry Lee Recker of Shepherd; 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild; also a sister, Mrs Claude Dowling of Mt Mt Pleasant.

     Services will be held Wednesday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev Newton Huffine officiating, interment will be in the Lincoln Township cemetery.

 

358.  Donna Jean Rhode                                                                                        Misc (p 39)

Mr. Donald Rhode announces the engagement of his daughter, Donna Jean, to Sam Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hunter of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Route 4.

     The wedding date has been set for August 25, 1962.

(includes a picture of Donna)

 

359.  Donald Rhode                                                                                     Marriage (p 39)

Nutter - Rhote Exchange Vows

     Hallie Nutter and Donald Rhode were united in marriage Saturday, May 2 at 7 P.M. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Grim.

     Mr. Newton Huffine, minister of the Orchard Ave. Church of Christ officiated at the double ring ceremony, which was attended by the immediate family and a few close friends.

     A reception was held at the Deerfield Center Hall following the ceremony.

(includes picture of bride and groom)

 

360.  Margie Rhode                                                                                                  Misc (p 39)

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rhode wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margie, to Robert Lee Davis, grandson of Mrs. Eva Davis.

     A June wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Margie)

 

 

361.  Margie Mary Rhode                                                                                        Marriage (p 39)

Lovely Wedding At Church Of Christ

     Miss Margie Mary Rhode became the bride of Robert Lee Davis in a ceremony performed by Rev. Newton L. Huffine in the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ, Shepherd, on Saturday, June 24 at 3:00.

    Two hundred fifty guests attended the wedding which united a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Rhode of Shepherd and a grandson of Mrs. Eva Davis, also of Shepherd.

     Miss Susan Guild accompanied Mrs. Richard Babcock who sang “I Love You Truly” and “The Lord’s Prayer”.

      The Bride, who was escorted up the aisle by her father, wore a abilerina length acetate and nylon lace gown with scalloped sides peated with net inserts and lined with taffeta.  The underskirt was of nylon net.  She carried a white bible decorated with pink roses.

     Misses Irene and Donna Rhode attended their sister as bridesmaids.  Mrs. Sharon Rhode, sister-in-law of the bride, was Matron of honor.  Miss Carol Rhode, a cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.  All of the bridal attendants were identically gowned in peacock blue sheer nylon over whispering acetate taffeta.  Their picture hats were decorated with petite bows with a big bow on the back of the hat.  They carried pink roses.

     Mr. Robert Rhode the bride’s brother was best man.  Jerry Haley and Richard Davis, cousins of the groom were groomsmen.  Ushers were Deral Davis, a brother of the groom and Bud Clause, a cousin.

     Members of the wedding party and the immediate families attended a dinner at the home of the bride’s parents after the ceremony.

     The evening reception was held at Deerfield Center at 8:30.  Miss pat Mitchel, a cousin of the bride, was in charge of the guest book.

     The bride’s mother wore a romance blue sheath dress and her corsage was red roses.  Mrs. Davis wore an aqua dress. 

     After a one week’s wedding trip the young couple will be at home in DeWitt, Michigan.

     Out of town guests were present from Lansing, Beal City, Flint, Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, Mason, Holt, Six Lakes, Charlotte, Leaton, Wisconsin and Texas.   (includes picture of bride and groom)

 

362.  Robert Rhode                                                                                                  Misc (p 46)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rhode are the proud parents of a baby girl born September 2, at 11:48 at the Clare Hospital.  Her name will be Candy Lee and she weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces.

 

363.  Sarah Evalee (Taylor) Rhode                                                                        Obituary (p 16)

Evalee Rhode Passes At CMC Hospital Tuesday

     Sarah Evalee (Taylor) Rhode died Tuesday evening, June 29 atht eCentral Michigan Community Hospital, following a short illness.  She was born April 18, 1896 in Delaware County, Indiana and had lived in the Shepherd area 19 years.  Mrs. Rhode was employed at the Mt Pleasant Home Training School a number of years ago.  She was a member of the Friendship Circle, Birthday Club and of the Joe Ulsh Auxiliary 8215 V.F.W.

     The Joe Ulsh Auxiliary 8215 V.F.W. held burial services for Mrs. Rhode Thursday evening at 8 p.m.

     Funeral  Services were held Friday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stinson Funeral Home in Mt Pleasant with Mr. Newton Huffine, minister of the Orchard Ave. Church of Christ officiating.  Interment was in Riverside Cemetery beside her husband Max who preceded her in death in 1961.

     Surviving are five sons: Donald T. of Shepherd; Arnold E. of Remus; Robert J. and Ferdinand H. of Mason; and Max Jr. of Grand Ledge; six daughters; Mrs. Freida Holben, Diamondale; Mrs. Lawrence (Lucille) Mitchell and Mrs. George (Geraldine) Grim of Shepherd; Mrs. Lester (Donna) Bigham of Grand Blanc; Mrs. Milferd (Hoyce) Vogel of rural Farwell; Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Burnett of Flint;  one brother Harry G. Taylor of Mt Pleasant; three sisters Mrs. Rugh Nixon and Mrs. Lela Allen of Clare; and Mrs. Zenobia Sonley of Shepherd; 50 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

RHODE - We would like to thank friends, neighbors and relatives for the cards, and floral offerings, the Joe Ulsh Auxiliary 8215 V.F.W. for the burial services and serving of the lovely dinner, also all who furnished the food; Stinson Funeral Home.  Mr Newton Huffine, the C.M.C. Hospital and staff, Drs. Dearing and Goblirsch for their kindness during our mother’s illness and our recent bereavement.  The Sarah Evalee Rhode Family

 

364.  Robert Richardson                                                                                          Misc (p 23)

Bonnie O’Boyle

Mr. and Mrs. Ward O’Boyle of rural St. Louis wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Bonnie Jean to Robert Richardson, son of Mrs. Mildred Richardson and the late Clark Richardson of rural St. Louis.  Both are 1969 graduates of St. Louis High School.  A January wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Bonnie)

 

365.  Catherine Cecelia Richmond                                                             Obituary (p 3)

Catherine Richmond Expires AT CMC Hospital

     Catherine Cecelia Richmond passed away at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt Pleasant on Saturday, December 7, 1963.  She was born August 1, 1889 at Mt Pleasant.  Catherine is the wife of the late John Richmond of Mt Pleasant who died in 1941.

     She was a member of the Joe Ulsh Auxiliary #8215 V.F.W.

     Rosary services were held Monday, December 12 at 8:p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home.

     Mass was held Tuesday, December 12, at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Fr Edward Roczen officiating, interment was in Salt River Cemetery.

     She is survived by two sons, Harold of Dunedin, Florida, John of Dearborn; two daughters, Mrs. Steve Wishmeyer (Irene) of Lansing, Michigan; Mrs. Morris Whitmore (Harriet) of Shepherd; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; three sisters, Ellen Butler, and Genevieve Cowgill both of Pontiac, Michigan and Harriet Driscoll, of Brooklyn, NY.

 

RICHMOND - The family of the late Catherine Richmond wish to thank Father Roczen, the Altar Society, Drs Chamberlain and Baker, the nurses and aids of the Central Michigan Community,  The Joe Ulsh Auxiliary #8215, relatives, friends and neighbors for the food, mass cards and flowers and sympathy shown during the illness and death of our mother.

 

366.  Angie Riess                                                                                                      Obituary (p 18)

Angie Riess Dies At CMC Hospital Tuesday, April 13

     Angie Riess, died Tuesday, April 13 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  She was born October 22, 1870.

     She was a member of the Church of Christ.

     Funeral services will be held Thrusday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home, with Mr. Newton Huffine officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis.

     Survivors are a son, Paul where abouts unknown, one granddaughter, Donna Paine, of California.

 

367.  Donald W Rinn                                                                                                Marriage (p 36)                                

     The University Chapel of CMU was the scene of a lovely wedding Saturday, February 27, 1965 at 2:00 p.m. of Shirley Ann Horvath of Lansing, daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Fanning, of Route 1, Shepherd, Michigan and Donald W. Rinn, of Lansing, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rinn, of Midland, Michigan.  Mr. Newton Huggine preformed the ceremony before and altar decorated with three stick candelabra, with white glad floral arrangements on each side.

     The bride was given in marriage by her great uncle, Leon T. Harris of Alma, she wore a white crepe sheath gown with scooped neckline, seed pearls on bodice and full length train, lace mantia, she carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations and red and pink sweetheart roses.

     Bridesmaid Miss Linda Horvath, and Matron of Honor, Mrs. Rosemary Cronin, both sisters of the bride wore identical aqua full length crepe sheath gowns, aqua shoes, and headpiece, long white gloves.  Their flowers were cascade bouquets of white and pink carnations.

     Organist was Mrs. Mary Lou Robinson.

     Bestman was Mr. Floyd “Bud” Wainwright.  Usher was Mr. Robert Rinn, brother of the groom.

     A reception in University Center Ballroom directly after ceremony, catered by CMU food center.  Attending at the guest book was Mary Jane Fanning, in charge of gifts JoAnn and Suzanne Fanning. 

     The mother of the bride chose a light blue lace dress with black accessories.  The grooms mother wore a dark blue dress with light blue accessories.

     The couple left on a Northern Michigan honeymoon, and will be at home March 2, at 327 S. Walnut, Lansing, Michigan.

     The bride is a graduate of the Shepherd High School Class of 1959 and CMU 1964, she is employed at Anderson Plumbing and Heating, in Lansing.  The groom is a graduate of the Midland High School and is employed at Fisher Body in Lansing. 

     Out of town guests were from Midland, Ithaca, St. Louis, Alma, Breckenridge and Lansing.

(includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

 

368.  Jerry Robinson                                                                                                Obituary (p 22)

Jerry Robinson Dies At VA Hospital

     Jerry L. Robinson, 37, Route 4, died Sunday at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.

     He was born December 16, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a farmer and veteran of the Korean Conflict.

     Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, February 2 at 2 p.m. from the Stinson Funeral Home, Brother Ben Baumgardner officiating.  Burial was in the Salt River Cemetery, Shepherd.

     Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Robinson of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Randy and Billy, both of Mt. Pleasant; three daughters, Laurie, Lisa  and Marie, all of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, Mrs. Ward (Barbara) Babcock of Elk Rapids, Mrs. Dale (Betty) Mindell of Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Michael (Jackie) Hogan of Muir; and one brother, Jim Robinson of Shepherd.

                                                                                                                                         

369.  Rick Robinson                                                                                     Misc (p 24)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Farnan are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Kay to Rick Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson of Shepherd.

     Pam and Rick are both graduates of the Shepherd High School with the class of 1972.  She is employed at the Gould Drug Store, and he is employed at Brown’s Standard Service in Shepherd.  Not date has been set for the wedding.

(includes picture of Pamela)

 

370.  Rose Robinson                                                                                               Marriage (p 25)

Dee Huber and Rose Robinson of Houghton Lake, Michigan were united in marriage by Rev. Wm. DesAutels, at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Huber of St. Louis, Michigan on Friday, February 17.

     Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. John J. Curtiss.  The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hackworth of Prestonburg, Kentucky.

(includes picture of the couple)

 

371.  Bernard James Rooker                                                                                  Misc (p 30)

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Struble of Shepherd wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sue to Bernard James Rooker, son of Mrs. Lennie Rooker of route 3 Shepherd.

     A definite date has not been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Sue)

 

372.  Bernard James Rooker                                                                                  Marriage (p 30)

     Miss Shirley Sue Struble became the bride of Airman Bernard James Rooker in a four o’clock ceremony at the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ on Sunday, July 16.  Rev. Newton Huffine officiated at the rites which were attended by 200 friends and relatives.

     The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Struble, 208 N. Fourth Street, Shepherd.  The groom is a son of Mrs. Linnie Rooker, Route 3, Shepherd and the late Mr. Rooker.

     Miss Jean Ann Clevenger as organist accompanied Mrs. Richard Babcock as she sang “Walk Hand In Hand” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”   Miss Clevenger also played the Wedding March and Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin.

     The bride was beautiful in a rosepoint gown of lace and tulle over traditional bridal slipper satin.  The basque bodice was complimented with a petaled neckline and long tapered sleeves.  The waltz length skirt with handkerchief points of rose point lace was worn under the overskirt of tulle.  A queen’scrown of seed pearls with a fingertip veil of French illusion partially covered her dark hair.  She wore pearl teardrop earrings.  Her flowers were a cascade of baby pink roses.

     Miss Bonnie Struble assisted her sister as Maid of Honor.  Bridesmaids were Misses Maria Barttin and Sally Curtiss, friends of the bride.

     Mr. Jack Rooker of rural Shepherd was his brother’s Best Man.  Groomsmen were Mr. Don Rooker, brother of the groom and Gale Travis, both of Shepherd.  Mr. Kenneth Nichols of Detroit, uncle of the bride, and Mr. Bill Ross of Shepherd, friend of the groom, acted as ushers.

     Miss Penny Nichols of Detroit, a cousin of the bride, was flower girl and Mark Stebbins, a cousin of the bride, from Lansing, was the ring bearer.

     The Maid of Honor wore a white eyelet embroidery gown over pink taffeta, a pink veil hat with bow matching the undress, and small pearl earrings.  She carried traditional colonial boquet of pink carnations and pink lace.  The flower girl was similary attired in a white eyelet embroidery dress with a small pink sash and a matching pink bow in her hair.  She carried baby pink carnations in a small straw flower basket.

     The bridesmaids’ gowns were of white eyelet embroidery over blue taffeta.  They wore small pearl earrings.  Their blue veil hats with bows matched the underdress.  They carried traditional colonial bouquets of white carnations and blue lace.

     The auditorium of the church, where the ceremony was performed, was decorated with two candelabra and two sprays of white snapdragons.

     The reception, which immediately followed the wedding, was held in the church basement, where the bride’s table was decorated with pink sating ribbon and pink roses.

     Friends and relatives who assisted included Mrs. Edna Noack, Mrs. Elnora Harry, Mrs. Margaret Howard, Mrs. Nerine Burrows, Mrs. Harriet Hawk, Mrs. Ann Huffine, Mary Potter, Barbara Howard, Sue Hawk, Donna Barnes, Joan Moeggenborg, Mary Jane Field, Carolyn Carter, Mrs. Elayne Bohannon, Mrs. Betty Stebb___s, Wanda Allen, Mrs. Dorothy Clevenger and Mrs. Mildred Bingham.

     Mrs. Struble, mother of the bride, wore a beige linen sheath dress with cocoa brown accessories.  Her corsage was of yellow roses.

     Mrs. Rooker, the groom’s mother, chose a green and white floral print dress with white accessories, with a white carnation corsage.

     Following a wedding trip to Huron Beach and Canada, the young couple will make their home in Memphis, Tennessee, where the groom is stationed at Millington Naval Air Station.

     The bride is a graduate of Shepherd High School with the class of 1961.

     The groom was graduated from Shepherd in 1960.

     Out of town guests were present from Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Swartz Creek, Detroit, Big Rapids, Winn, Alma, Grand Rapids, Remus, Pontiac and Owosso.

(includes a picture of the bride)

 

 

 

373.  Beverly Rooks                                                                                     Marriage (p 42)

EXCHANGE VOWS - Rooks - Walker Exchange Vows

     A wedding of interest to Shep- residents was solomnized at the Methodist Church, Friday evening, November 6, at 8:00 p.m. when Beverly Rooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Allen was given in marriage by her father to become the bride of Kenneth Walker, son of Mrs. Kenneth Walker, Sr. and the late Kenneth Walker.

     Rev. Lester Priest performed at the candlelight service.  Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dubay, of Richmond, Michigan cousin of the groom.  Usihering at the wedding were Don Walker, of St. Johns, Michigan and John Vibber of Breckenridge.  Mrs. John Vibber sang two solos accompanied by Mrs. Cecil Swenson of Shepherd.

     A reception was held in the church parlors immediately following the ceremony.  sisters of the bride, Phyllis and Sharon served the guests.  Mrs. Dick Clevenger assisted at the punch table and Mrs. Don Walker of St. John’s had charge of the guest book.

     Out of town guests were from Pt. Huron, Richmond, Alpena, St. Johns, North Street, Breckenridge, and St. Louis.

     Mr. and Mrs. Walker will be at home on Maple Street, Shepherd after a trip south through the Smokies.

 

374.  Jack L Ross                                                                                                     Misc (p 39)

Mr. and Mrs. Preston Barrett of R#2 Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Ann, to A/3 Jack L. Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ross, R#3 Shepherd.

     Miss Barrett is employed by Capital Plastics Co. in Lansing and A/3 Ross is stationed at Kincheloe Air Force Base.

     A December 16 wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Nancy)

 

375.  James Carl Ross                                                                                             Marriage (p 35)

Doepker - Ross, Speak Vows

     Vicki Sue Deopker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Doepker of 207 Cottage Street, Shepherd became the bride of James Carl Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ross of rural Shepherd at the St. Vincent de Paul Church Saturday September 28, 1963 at 11:30  A.M. with Father Edward Roczen officiating.

     The bride given away by her father gowned in a floor length gown of silk organza over taffeta.  The fitted bodice was accented by re-embroidered aleion love medalions and seed pearls that cascaded down the front of the dress, long tapered sleeves & a scoop neckline were featured.  The chapel train was bustled for the reception.  Her boufant veil was imported silk illusion, held in place by a crown of tiny orange blossoms and pearlized leaves.  Her only jewelry was a tiny gold cross a gift of the bridegroom.

     The brides flowers were a cascade of pink sweetheart roses entwinted with ivy.

      Maid of Honor Carolyn Siefker cousin of the bride, of Saline Michigan, Bridesmaids Sharon Ross, sister of the groom, Shepherd and Becky Adams, friend of the bride of Shepherd.

     The bridesmaids wore powder blue peau de sole floor length dresses, scooped necklines with Italian length sleeves.  The controlled belled skirt with soft unpressed pleats in the back was accented by large flat bow streaming to hemline, matching rose petals with boufant veils were their headpieces.  Bridesmaids flowers were colonial bouquets of pink carnations surrounded by white carnations.

     The Maid of honors dress was the same as bridesmaids only in Cattillion Blue.  Her flowers were a colonial bouquet of white carnations surrounded by pink carnations.

     Flower Girl Dee Ann Doepker sister of the bride wore a powder blue peau de sole floor length dress with scoop neckline and Italian length sleeves and semi-full skirt with large flat bow in the back.  She dropped red rose petals.  Ring bearer was Douglas Schultheiss, cousin of the groom.

     Best Man was Mike Miller, of Midland, friend of the groom.  Groomsmen were Bill Ross, brother of the groom, of St. Louis and Boyd Curtiss of Winn.  Ushers were Jack Ross, brother of the groom, and John Doepker, brother of the bride.

     The brides mother chose a sheath dress of autumn beige brocade with brown accessories.  The Bridegrooms mother wore a sheath dress of pale blue brocade and matching shoes with white gloves and purse.

     The wedding breakfast was served at the Kitchenette Restaurant in Shepherd.

     A reception was held at the C.S.A. Hall St Louis at 8 p.m. in the evening for three-hundred guests.  The grooms aunt, Mrs. Alverta Sauder of Midland made the wedding cake.  Marsha Schultheiss cousin of the groom attended the guest book.  Mrs. Lois Moeggenberg of St. Johns aunt of the bride and Mrs. Edma Siefker of Saline, aunt of the bride served the cake.

     The couple left on a wedding trip in Northern Michigan and are now at home on route three Shepherd.

     The bride is a graduate of the Shepherd High School class of 1962, and the Groom is also a graduate of shepherd High School with the class of 1963 and is a farmer.

     Out of town guests were from New York, Midland, St. Louis, Alma, Mt Pleasant, Weidman, Saginaw, Coleman, St. Johns, Strugis, Clare, Brighton, Pontaic, Flint, Ohio and Bay City.

     Special guests were the brides grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roethlisberger and Mr. Edward Doepker.

(includes picture of bride and groom)

 

376.  Sharon R Ross                                                                                                Misc (p 39)

Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Ross of rural Shepherd announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon R., of 314 Walnut Street, Lansing to Craig L. Waterman, son of Mr. Theron Waterman of 716 Walnut Street, Lansing and of Mrs. Dorothy Cones of 2756 Almeda Copurt, Clark Lake, Michigan.

     The bride elect graduated from Shepherd High School 1965, attended Northwood Institute, Midland, Michigan.  She is presently employed at Ingham County Probate Court, Juvenile Division Lansing, Michigan.

     The prospective bridegroom graduated from Brooklyn High School 1967, Brooklyn, Michigan, presently he is attending Lansing Community College, and is employed at the Steinhaus, in Lansing.  No definite date has been set for the wedding.

(includes a picture of Sharon)

 

 

 

377.  James Edward Rowse                                                                                   Obituary (p 17)

James E. Rowse Expires Jan. 23

     James Edward Rowse, Route 4, Mt Pleasant died at his home early Wednesday, January 23.

     Mr. Rowse was born on May 16, 1892 in Jasper Township, Midland County.  He owned a store in Potterville until he retired about four or five months ago.  He was formerly a resident of Howell; but had lived in this area for six years.  He was a member of the Shepherd  I.O.O.F Lodge.

     Surviving him  is his wife Mary, three sons, Duane of Flint, Gale of Stockbridge and Arnold of Howell; four step-daughters, Mrs. Austin Burke, Route 3, St Louis, Mrs. Henry Huntoon, Route 3, St Louis, Mrs. Fred Woods of Elwell and Mrs. Henry Leonard of Route 2 St Louis; two step-sons, Cline Salisbury, Route 3 St Louis and Mazel Salisbury of Ithaca; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Ricketts of Lansing, Miss Elsie Rowse of Porter and Mrs. Mary Raymond of Durand and many grand and great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held at the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd on Friday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. James Estep officiating, interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

 

378.  William Ruddell                                                                                                Misc (p 27)

Honored With Bridal Shower June 25th

     Joan Murray was guest of honor at a bridal shower June 25 at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Goffnett, who was hostess along with Mrs. Nancy Zimmerman.

     Thirty-six women were present those including friends and relatives of the bride to be honored guests were Joan's mother, sister, mother-in-law and two sister-in-laws from Flint.

     The women were asked to bring there favorite recipe instead of games, Joan read her recipes to all.

     Gift time was enjoyed as Joan received many lovely things.

     Refreshments of angel food cake with strawberries and whip cream topping were served.

     Joan will become the future Mrs. Wm. Ruddell on September 5, 1964 at St. Vincent de Paul.

 

379.  William B Ruddell                                                                                            Misc (p 28)

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Murray of Shepherd, Michigan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Joan Faye to William B. Ruddell son of Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Ruddell of 5106 Cloverlawn Drive, Flint, Michigan.  A September wedding is planned.

(includes a picture of Joan)

 

380.  William B Ruddell                                                                                            Marriage (p 28)

Murray-Ruddell Vows Exchanged

     Joan Murray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Murray of Shepherd became the bride of William B. Ruddell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Ruddell of 5106 Cloverlawn, Flint Saturday, September 5 at the St. Vincent de Paul Church at 12:00 with Father Edward Roczen officiating.  The Altar was decorated with white glads with pom-pom mums.

   Margaret Simon was the organist, soloist Phil Kane sang Wedding Mass, Ave Maria, Paris Anplicus and On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother.

     The Brides gown was of silk organza, aleconre-embrodiered applique on Contoured neckline, cascase skirt and chapel sleeve, empire detailing accenting molded bodice and complimenting a court train, austrian lace bordering a mantilla securing to a satin and pearl capellette.  Her flowers were a cascade of white orchids and stephanotis and ivy.

     The bridesmaid Kay Nemann, cousin of the bride of Bay City and Roseanna Mikols of Midland was matron of honor.  They wore identical gown of willow green organza over taffeta, long dome skirts, empire paneled backs with _ive headpieces.  Their flowers were nosegays of white cushion pompom mums.

     Best Man was Joseph Mikola of Midland, groomsmen John Budyck of Chicago, Ill.

     Ushers were Tom Nemann, cousin of the bride of Bay City and Hubert Abernathy of Flint.

     The brides mother wore a aqua lace over taffeta gown and the bridegrooms mother wore a turquoise gown.  Moth mothers wore white orchids.

     A buffett breakfast and reception immediately followed the wedding at the American Legion Hall in Alma. 

     The young couple left on a Northern Michigan and Canada honeymoon.

     The bride is a Shepherd High School graduate and was secretary at the Dow Chemical Co.  The groom graduated from Flint Northern High Schooh, a June graduate of Michigan Tech. University, Civil Engr. with Rowe Engr. at Flushing.

     Out of town guests were present from Bay City, Lansing, Detroit, and Flint.

 

381.  Infant Ruedger                                                                                                Obituary (p 12)

Ruedger Baby Succumbs

     An infant daughter was born prematurely Saturday, November 28, to Mr and Mrs Kenneth Ruedger of 102 Davis Road, Saint Louis.  The baby lived approximately two hours.

     Prayer services were held Monday from the Carter Funeral Home.  Rev William DesAutels of Saint Louis officiated.  Interment was at the Salt River Cemetery in Isabella County.

     Surviving are her parents; a brother Jeffrey, age two; the maternal grandparents and great grandparents, Mr and Mrs Maynard Netzley and Mr and Mrs Ora Netzley, all of rural Saint Louis; and the paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Martin Ruedger of Saint Louis.

 

382.  James Edward Rumminger                                                                           Marriage (p 27)

Sonja Jangin Became Bride In Riverdale Ceremony

     Wearing a gown of dulcer satin and re-embroidered Alencon lace, Miss Sonja Jane Langin of Riverdale became the bride of James Edward Rumminger of Gladwin Sunday, June 10, at 3:30 p.m. at the Riverdale Methodist Church.

     The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Welch of Riverdale, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ruminger of Gladwin are the bridegroom’s parents.

     Rev. Bernard Fetty performed the double ring candlelight ceremony before 175  guests.  Miss Linda Macha sang “O Promise Me” and “The Wedding Prayer”, accompanied by Miss Jean Steinkrous, cousin of the groom at the organ.

     The bride was escorted down the white carpeted aisle and was given in marriage by her brother, Godfrey Langin of Clare.  Her gown was styled with a fitted bodice, had a wide vee portrait neckline, and the long fitted sleeves were finished with deep points on the wrists.  The skirt had a sheath effect in front.  The back was extremely full and flared across the back into a wide chapel train above which was a graceful cascading drapery.

     A fitted insert, accented with patterned lace appliques, gave the front of the skirt an Empire effect.  A scalloped Swedish crown of pearls secured her fingertip length veil of imported French illusion.  The bride carried a bouquet of white roses and white stephanotis on a white bible and wore a pearl necklace and earrings which was a gift of the groom.

     The matron of honor was Mrs. Sharlene Ebnit, sister of the bride.  She wore a street length gown of embossed white organza over aqua taffeta, with a fitted bodice, square neckline, and short sleeves.  The skirt was styled with scalloped organza over the taffeta in a tunic effect.  She wore a head piece of matching awua taffeta fashioned in a bow with a matching veil.  She carried a cascade bouquet of aqua and white carnations.

     The two bridesmaids were Miss Marjorie Ayers of Riverdale, friend of the bride, and Mrs. Joanne Rolston of Big Rapids, sister of the groom.  both of the bridesmaids wore dresses the same as the matron of honor, only in apricot and white.  Both girls carried a cascade bouquet of appricot and white carnations.

     Miss Terri Ebnit, niece of the bride, as flower girl and wore a white dacron dress with lavender trim.  She carried a basket of white petals.

     the best man was Henry Thomas Rumminger, of Youngstown, Ohio, brother of the groom.  The ushers were Larry L. Lennon, of Jacksonville, Florida, friend of the groom, and Paul R. Ryden of Bay City.  Marty Langin, nephew of the bride ,was ringbearer.

     The mother of the bride chose a beige sheath with a multi-colored jacket with beige accessories.  The groom’s mother selected a green sheath with a matching jacket and beige accessories.  Both wore orchid corsages.

     The reception, hosted by Forest Holcomb of Riverdale, was held in the church parlor following the ceremony with the ladies of the church assisting.  Mrs. Forrest Holcomb served the wedding cake, and Mrs. Donald Morey served coffee.  The groom’s cake was served by Mrs. Raymond Langin, sister-in-law of the bride.  Mrs. Charles Langin, another sister-in-law, served punch.

     Miss Janet Ayers and Miss Beverly Anderson were at the gift table.  Miss Jane Conklin attended the guest book.  Richard Willison, cousin of the bride and Larry Baker, nephew of the brdie were gift bearers.

     The bride’s going away outfit was a light brown and beige stripped suit with white accessories.  She wore a corsage from her bridal bouquet.  After a honeymoon in northern Michigan, the couple will reside at 708 George Street, Midland, where the couple is employed.  The groom attended Michigan College of Mining and Technology, and was affiliated with  Sigma Pi.

     A special guest at the wedding was Mrs. Mary Macuk of Detroit, grandmother of the groom.

     Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rumminger were hosts for the rehearsal dinner on June 9.  Twenty-one guests were entertained at a roast beef dinner at the  Heather Room.

(included picture of the couple)

 

383.  Robert Duane Rumsey                                                                                  Misc (p 33)

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnes, of Centreville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Lea, to Rober Duane Rumsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rumsey of R. R. 1, Centreville.  Both are 1958 graduates of Centreville High School.  Miss Barnes is employed bythe St. Joseph County Abstract Office in Centreville.  Mr. Rumsey is an employee of Continental Can Company in Three Rivers.  An April wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Sharon Lea)

 

384.  Roger Duane Rumsey                                                                                   Marriage (p 33)

Former Resident Speaks Marriage Vows

     The Centerville Methodist Church was the scene of the wedding of Sharon Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnes, 430 E. Market Street, Centreville, and Roger D. Rumsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rusdey, Rt. 1, Centreville, at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 16th.

     The Rev. Charles Lewis, pastor, performed the double ring ceremony in the presence of nearly 100 relatives and friends.

     The organist, Mrs. Dan Kile, Jr., of Three Rivers played the traditional wedding music and “O Perfect Love.”

     The altar vases held white chrysanthemums.  The altar candles were lighted and seven branch candelabra flanked the altar.  White satin bows marked the family pews.

     The bride entered on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage.

     She chose a ballerina-length dress of embroidered white silk organze aver taffeta, fashioned with a scalloped neckline, short sleeves, a princess bodice and a bouffant skirt.  Her elbow length veil fell from a Swedish crown adorned with iridescent sequins and seed pearls.  Her only jewelry was her pearl earrings.

     She carried a white orchid with a lavender center on a white Bible, a gift from the bridegroom.

     Mrs. John Ruden, matron of honor, wore a street-length dress of lavender nylon.

     Carl Holmes, of Three Rivers, was best man.

     The bride’s mother chose a beige brocaded sheath dress with a matching jacket.  Her accessories were beige and green.

     The bridegroom’s mother wore a lavender afternoon dress.

     Both mothers wore corsages of white carnations and pink roses.  The grandmothers and organist had white carnation corsages.

     A reception was held in the church parlor following the ceremony.

     After a short trip in northern Michigan the newly weds will return to Centreville where they have bought a home at 204 E Market Street.

     Both Mr. and Mrs. Rumsey are graduates of the Centreville High School.  She also is a graduate of Gale Institute in Minneapolis, Minn.  She is now employed as typist in St. Joseph County Abstract Office.

     The bridegroom is employed as a machine adjuster by the Continental Can Company in Three Rivers.

     Guests were present for the wedding from Shepherd, Mottville, Three Rivers, Bangor, Sturgis, Belding, Jones, Alma and Centreville.

     Attending from this area were:  Mrs. Florence Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnes and children, Louis, Nancy, Carol, Connie and Rhonda, Mrs. Pearle Platt, Mrs. Beulah Platt, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weese and son,  Douglas all of Shepherd, and Mr. and Mrs. Chalres Platt of Alma.

     The bridegroom’s parents, served refreshments in the home of the newly weds, preceding the wedding rehearsal Friday evening.  The wedding party was given a tour of the new home.

(includes a picture of the bride)

 

385.  Cora (Townsend) Russell                                                                              Obituary (p 13)

Former Resident Passes Away

     Word was received of the death of Mrs. Cora “Townsend” Russell, 58 who passed away at Mancelona, Michigan Thursday, March 7.

     Funeral services were held Sunday, March 10 at Boyne Falls.

     Mrs. Russell was the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs William Townsend, former residents of Shepherd.

     Mrs Russell is survived by husband, Robert, two son’s and two daughters.  And a number of grandchildren.

 

386.  Rita Jean Ryckman                                                                                        Misc (p 21)

Mid-Summer Bride Elect

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ryckman, Route 1, Vestaberg announce the engagement of their daughter, Rita Jean, to Gerald Terwilliger son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terwilliger, 10800 N. State Road, St. Louis.  A July wedding is being planned.

(includes a picture of Rita Jean)

 

387.  Elton Salisbury                                                                                     Misc (p 46)

Supervisor Elton Salisbury Seriously Injured in Accident

     Coe Township Supervisor, Elton Salisbury, was seriously injured when he became entangled in the power take-off of his farm tractor.  He was wound in so tightly that the tractor motor stalled and only the timely arrival of his son Brady, can be credited for releasing him in time to save his life.

     He was brought to the Shepherd Clinic by Garber’s Ambulance where he received first aid treatment and sent immediately to the Central Michigan Community Hospital.  Preliminary examination showed no broken bones but Mr. Salisbury’s body and legs were covered with severe bruises and further examinations were indicated late Tuesday afternoon.

(Oct 31, 1962)

 

388.  James Brayton Salisbury                                                                               Marriage (p 35)

     The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Louis was the scene of the double-ring ceremony and Nuptial High Mass at eleven o’clock on Saturday, June 29 when Miss Dorothy Elizabeth Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Meyer of Route Three St. Louis, became the bride of James Brayton Salisbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Salisbury of Route Three , Shepherd.  The Rev. Fr. Jose Bauer officiated.

     Arrangements of white mums and snapdragons, and palms decorated the church.  Organist Mrs. George Lanshaw of St. Louis accompanied the soloist, Mr. Richard Crowley of Alma who sang the Nuptial Mass.

     The bride was given in marriage by her father, she wore a gown of silk organza over taffeta styled with a fitted bodice and a round neckline accented with insert lace and sequins.  The full skirt with two lace panels down the front featured a bustled back that fell to a chapel train.  A rose with net petals held her silk illusion veil.  She carried a prayer book topped with white carnations and red roses.

     Miss Angelia Mary Meyer was her sister’s maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Miss Kaye Salisbury, sister of the groom and Miss Janet Meyer, cousin of the bride.  Flower girl was Kathy Turnwald, cousin of the bride.

     Their mint green Satin peau dresses were styled with lataeau necklines, and the bell-shaped skirts featured a hand-made rose at the back.  Miss Meyer carried a cascade arrangement of yellow carnations and three yellow roses while the other attendants carried yellow carnations and two yellow roses.  Kathy carried a basket of yellow petals.

     Richard Salisbury, brother of the groom was best man.  Groomsmen were Gene Meyer and Jerry Cline.  Bill Meyer cousin of the bride, was ring bearer.  Seating the guests were Tom Salisbury and Vincent Meyer.

     Following the ceremony a dinner at the CSA Hall was served to the wedding party and 150 relatives and guests.  A reception was held at the CSA Hall at eight o’clock for 150 guests.

     After a wedding trip to Northern Michigan Mr. and Mrs. James B. Salisbury are at home ton South Chippewa, St. Louis.  The bride was graduated from St. Louis High School in 1961 and is employed at Consumers Power Company.  The groom was graduated from Shepherd High School in 1959 and is employed at Leonard Refinery.

(includes a picture of the bride and groom)

 

389.  John Salisbury                                                                                     Misc (p 42)

SHEPHERD BRIEFS

     John Salisbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Salisbury, is spending a few weeks at this home.  He has just returned from a trip around the world after spending two years in Nigeria in the Peace Corps.

     Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salisbury entertained at a birthday dinner Sunday for their daughters Judy and Peggy the following Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sova and Mr. Charles Wilson of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. James Salisbury, Steve and Tony of Midland, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Salisbury, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Salisbury and John Salisbury.

 

390.  Judy and Peggy Salisbury                                                                             Misc (p 42)

SHEPHERD BRIEFS

     John Salisbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Salisbury, is spending a few weeks at this home.  He has just returned from a trip around the world after spending two years in Nigeria in the Peace Corps.

     Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salisbury entertained at a birthday dinner Sunday for their daughters Judy and Peggy the following Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sova and Mr. Charles Wilson of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. James Salisbury, Steve and Tony of Midland, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Salisbury, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Salisbury and John Salisbury.

 

391.  Dale William Sandel                                                                                        Obituary (p 13)

Dale Sandel Dies At Home

     Dale William Sandel, Route 3, Shepherd died early Friday, January 17, at his home.

     He had been a resident of the area for twenty-two years and was the owner and operator of Sandel’s Pure Station on South Main Street in Mt Pleasant.

     Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m. from the Stinson Funeral Home with interment in Chippewa Cemetery.  Pastor Edwin DuBois officiated at the services.

     Mr Sandel is survived by his wife, Beryl; two sons, Carl of Mt Pleasant and D Wayne of Peace Dale, Rhode Island; five daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Ruth) Parks of Shepherd, Mrs. Joe (Arlene) Mfazek and Mrs. Eugene (Lois) Rowe, both of Mt Pleasant, Mrs. C.L. (Alice) McCarty of Rochester and Mrs. Glenn (Mary Ann) Pratt of Shepherd; 30 grandchildren; four brothers Carl of Ypsilanti, Harold and Dean of Elwell and Donald of Lansing; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hoggle of Lansing and Mrs. Irene Ofenloch of Minnesota.

 

392.  James Schaeffer                                                                                

393.  Linda Faye Schaeffer                                                            

394.  Terry Lynn Schaeffer                                                             

395.  Therie Lee Schaeffer                                                                          Misc (p 11)

Seven Die In Two-Car Crash

     Seven persons, including four children from one family met sudden death in a two-car crash five miles north-east of Shepherd late Thursday afternoon, September 17, with no survivors nor eye witnesses to give an accurate account of exactly what caused the accident.

     The Michigan State Police and Midland Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident and reported that a possible tire blowout may have caused the car driven by David Allen Mallay, 18, of Route 1, Shepherd, to swerve across the road into the path of the car driven by James Leonard, who was nearing his residence on his way home from his job in St Louis.  Leonard was driving alone and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

     In the Mallay auto were Therie Lee Schaeffer, 17; Linda Faye Schaeffer, 15, Terry Lynn Schaeffer, 2; James Schaeffer, 16; and Louis Davis, 16.  The Schaeffer children were all members of the family of Mrs Mildred Schaeffer, former residents of Shepherd and recently moved to the St Louis area.  Louis Davis is the son of Mr and Mrs Donald Davis of Shepherd.

     All victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Midland County Medical Examiner, Dr G Fred Moench except James Schaeffer and David Mallay.  They were taken to Central Michigan Community Hospital where they both died shortly after admittance.

     Both cars were total losses. (pictures in scrapbook)

     Funeral services for the victims were held Sunday and Monday and efforts are being made to give financial aid to the Schaeffer family.  Anyone wishing to make a contribution to this fund may do so by mailing their check to Roger Stowell at the Shepherd State Bank or by leaving their contribution with him.  Stowell is the president of the Shepherd Jaycees and teller at the bank.

 

 

 

 

396.  Diane Elaine (Moeggenborg) Schafer                                                          Obituary (p 9)

Diane Schafer Dies At Alma

     Diane Elaine (Moeggenborg) Schafer, 21 of Route 3, Mt Pleasant died Friday, July 2, 1971 at the Gratiot Community Hospital following an illness.  She was born September 7, 1949 in Isabella County.

     Funeral services were held on Monday, July 5 at 11 a.m. from St Leo’s Catholic Church in Winn, with Father Raymond Moeggenberg officiating.  Burial was in St Leo’s Cemetery.  Rosary was recited on Sunday, July 4 at the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd.

     Surviving are her husband, Patrick, one son, Blaine, her parents, Mr and Mrs Oliver Moeggenborg, of Shepherd; brothers, Donald and Dale of Shepherd, Christopher, Steven Vernon and Mark at home and two sisters Eileen and Marlene at home, also her maternal grandmother, Mrs Vida Church of Elwell.

 

397.  Thomas R Scott                                                                      

398.  Barbara Jean Selph                                                                                        Marriage (p 41)

Barbara Jean Selph and Thomas R. Scott were married August 31, 1968 in North Carolina.  They arrived home September 3 to spend a week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Scott.

(includes picture of bride and groom)

 

Honored At Reception

     Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Scott was honored with a reception held Sunday, September 8 at the Shepherd High School Cafeteria.

     A three-tier wedding cake was made and served by Mrs. Joseph Sinko.  The grooms cake was served by Mrs. Robert Dunn.

     Mrs. Ed Kinkead served coffee and punch.  Vicki Scott attended the guest book.  All are sisters of Tom.  Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Curtiss helped at the gift table. 

     Guests attended from Shepherd, Mt. Pleasant, Beal City, St. Louis, Riverdale, Alma, Ithaca and Holt.

     Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott left on Monday, September 9 for Norfolk, Virginia where they will reside until Tom is out of the Navy.

 

399.  Shirley June (Whitehead) Senn                                                                    Obituary (p 14)

Former Area Resident Dies

     Shirley June Senn passed away Sunday, December 16, at Anaheim, California.  Shirley was born on October 21, 1941 in Isabella County.

     Funeral Services were held Sunday, December 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Garber Funeral Home with Rev VanLente officiating and interment in Salt River Cemetery.

     Survivors are her husband, three children; Kathy, Pauline and Mart, her  mother, Mrs. Theresa Allen Gallant of Anaheim, California; father, Mr. George Whitehead of Shepherd, two brothers, Robert and Deane Whitehead also two sisters; Judy and Lois Gallant all of Anaheim, California; two grandmothers; Mrs. Edward Whitehead of Mt Pleasant and Mrs. Albert Allen of Shepherd.

    

We wish to express our thanks to the friends, and neighbors, the Garber Funeral Home, Rev VanLente and Mrs. Swenson for their understanding and kindness at the time of the passing of our dear one, Shirley Senn.

Mr and Mrs. H.C. Gallant

Mrs. Albert Allen

Mr and Mrs Walter Bunker and family