SHEPHERD ARGUS - 18 AUGUST 1971
Arthur A. ALLEN,84, of Shepherd died Wednesday,
August 11 at the Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma.
He was born June 3,1887 in Isabella County, and was
a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Shepherd.
Surviving are his wife Mary, two sons, Elsworth of Grand Blanc
and Maynard of Oscoda; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Vera) GROHS
of Birmington; one step-son, Charles COURTRIGHT of FL., and
one sister, Mrs. Nettie LITTLE of Oregon.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 20, at one p.m. at
Garber Funeral Home, Shepherd.
Burial was in Salt River Cemetery.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - 17 NOVEMBER 1971
MRS. MARY E. ALLEN
Mrs. Mary E. ALLEN, 84, of Shepherd, died Tuesday
November 9th at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home.
She was born 22 August, 1887, at Winn and was a
member of the 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, CA;20 grandchildren and
forty-three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, November 12th, at 2 p.m. at the
Garber Funeral Home, with Bro. Ben BAUMGARDNER officiating.
Burial was in the Salt River Cemetery.
Isabella County Republican - 30 December 1948
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LaVerne ANTHONY, son of Mr. & Mrs. Claude ANTHONY, who had
been ill for some time, passed away 23 December, 1949 at the Smith
Memorial Hospital in Alma. He was a fine young man, he attended
Shepherd High School and graduated from there. He was married to
Lorrain (Miller) ANTHONY, who with their two sons, one sister Mrs.
Zora LANTZ, and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Claude ANTHONY, and
other relatives, survive.
His many friends had hoped for his health to return, but could not.
The funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church
Sunday, December 26th.The Rev. B. C. VANEVERY assisted by
Rev. Myron CLEMENT officiated; the church was filled which
shows the fine respect and worth of this young man.
Interment was made in the Salt River Cemetery under the direction
of the Moody Funeral Directors.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - WEDNESDAY,24 OCTOBER 1962
Mrs. Clella E. AUGUSTINE 81, of 301 N. Watson St., St. Louis, died
Thursday, October 18th at the Golden Acres Village where she had been
for the past two months. She was born in North Star, MI on 11 March 1881.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Carter Funeral Home in St. Louis. The Rev. G. BRENNEMAN of Alma
officiated and burial was in the North Star Cemetery in Gratiot County.
Surviving are four sons, Ralph of St. Louis; Rolla of Ithaca; Russell
of Greenville and Max of Shepherd; three daughters, Mrs. James
BLANDING of Greenville; Mrs. Marion MELDRUM of St. Louis and
Mrs. Lyle LITTLE of Mt. Pleasant;
13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - WEDNESDAY,29 MAY 1963
A. I. BAILEY
A. I. BAILEY, formerly of Shepherd and Mt. Pleasant died Wednesday,
22 May in Lansing after a prolonged illness.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife Minnie; two sons, Russell of
Detroit and Arnold of Lansing; five grandchildren and one
sister, Mrs. Maude HAHN of rural Shepherd.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 p.m. at
the Lutheran Church in Lansing.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 3 JANUARY 1957
Roy BAKER died Wednesday, 26th of December at his home in
Alma following a heart attack.
Mr. BAKER was a resident of the Walling School area where he
was born and raised, living there until moving to Alma a few years ago.
He was a farmer and also worked at the Alma Trailer Plant in
Mt. Pleasant in more recent years.
Funeral services were held at the Wright Funeral Home in Alma
Friday afternoon with Rev. W. H. BELL officiating and burial
was in the Salt River Cemetery on the family lot.
He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel LONG.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - 27 NOVEMBER 1963
Leo BARNES81, died Sunday 24th of November, at the Central
Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.
He was born 15 May 1882 in Isabella County, and was a farmer
in the Strickland area.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, 26th November, 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, and
one sister, Laura BROUGHTON of Jackson.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 8 JANUARY 1947
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LOUIS H. BARNES
Louis H. BARNES, born at Wacousta, Michigan, 1 August 1877,
departed this life 4 January 1948, at the age of seventy.
He was married to Florence PIATT on 15th of April, 1915 and
to this union were born two children.
A lifelong resident of this vicinity, he spent his early life a an
electrician. In later years, he was noted as a florist and his gardens
were known throughout the Central part of the State. He was also
active with the Shepherd Ball Club several years ago.
Mr. BARNES has been in ill health for several years. Recently
he underwent an operation at the University of Michigan Hospital.
Surviving beside his widow are his brother, Bert of Portland, Oregon,
a sister, Mrs. Harry ENNIS of Lansing; two sons Robert and Jack, and
Services at the Garber Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 1948,
with interment in the Salt River Cemetery.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 9 SEPTEMBER 1948
MARY JANE BEST BASINGER
Mary Jane BASINGER, wife of the late Christian BASINGER, was
the daughter of David and Margaret BEST, deceased.
Mrs. BASINGER was born 17 April 1864 and lived in Kalida,
Putman County, Ohio.
About 45 years ago, she moved to Michigan where she has resided
since. She has made her home with her daughter and husband, Mr. & Mrs.
Guy SHOUEY of Shepherd, Michigan for the past three years, and
passed away September 6, 1948, at 5:30 a.m. at their home.
She leaves four children, one son James BASINGER of Mt. Pleasant;
Esther ELDREDGE of St. Louis, Mrs. Blanche SPADE of Owosso,
and Mrs. Mable SHOUEY of Shepherd.
Two brothers, Samuel BEST of New Era, MI and Calvin BEST of
St. Louis. Two sisters, Elizabeth BURKHOLDER of Bluffton, Ohio and
Evangie STILLS of Forest Hill; besides a number of grandchildren and
great grandchildren and a host of friends.
One daughter preceded her, Lois BASINGER, also three sisters and
one brother: Francis BEST, Hanah and Bertha BEST and Mrs.
Lydia DUCEY are deceased.
Funeral services were held at the Garber Funeral Home,
Wednesday, September 8, at 4 o'clock. Rev. Eli NEER,
minister from Shelby officiated. Interment in Wright Cemetery.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 24 OCTOBER 1946
Word has been received of the death of John BAUGHMAN, whose
funeral was held at Oakley, Michigan on September 29th.
He lived for many years on the farm where Glen STILGENBAUER
now resides and was also a resident of this village several years ago.
He leaves his son, Ralph, of Flint.
(Note: this below was penciled in by Nellie Ayris )
A Daughter, Veda HILL survived also. Daughter and wife Solona
died at Oakley, Michigan.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - WEDNESDAY, 1 MAY 1963
Mrs. Elsie BENN, 95, of Weidman and the mother of Shepherd
restaurant owner, Wilbur BENN, died early Sunday morning at the
Central Michigan Community Hospital. She had enjoyed reasonably
good health as a patron of the Ardis Convalescent Home, near
Farwell until recent weeks.
She was born 28 August 1867 in Wood County, Ohio, and came to
Isabella County at the age of nine and settled with her family near
Dushville, (now Winn). When she came to the county by ox-team,
Mt. Pleasant had three stores.
She is survived by two sons, Frank BENN of Weidman and
Wilbur BENN of Shepherd;10 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren
and 7 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Crittenden Funeral Home at Remus
Wednesday, May 1st, with interment in the Forest Hill Cemetery
SHEPHERD ARGUS - 8 MARCH 1972
ROSALIE M. STEPHENS BENN
Rosalie M. BENN, 67, of 305 W. Cottage Street, Shepherd, died
at the Central Michigan Community Hospital Sunday, March 5, 1972.
She was born 25 April 1904 in Pittsburg, PA
Mrs. BENN was an active member of the Shepherd United Methodist
Church, O.E.S. and Rebekahs.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur BENN were in the restaurant business for
several years. They started out with the Coffee Cup and later owned
the Kitchenette, which was purchased by John WILLIAMSON
upon their retirement.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 8th, at 2 p.m.
from the Garber Funeral Home with Rev. Albert RILL officiating.
Interment will be in the Salt River Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband Wilbur, one son Frank of Weidman;
three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Phyllis) LIMING of Drayton Plains, MI.,
Mrs. Donald (Mary) STARR of Weidman, and Mrs. Donald (Marjorie)
HICKS of Remus;14 grandchildren;2 brothers, Felix STEPHENS of
Sanford, and Joseph STEPHENS of Lansing; one sister, Mrs.
William (Julie) PHILLIPS of Rosebush.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 27 JANUARY 1949
Mr. J. BIGELOW, an old resident of this community, passed away
at his home Monday afternoon, the 24th of January, 1949.He was
the son of Calvin and Harriet BIGELOW, deceased. Jay was born
29 November 1879 in Coe township, and had lived in this
county most of his entire life.
He was married to Florence STUMP BIGELOW, 9 October 1904, and
to this union were born one daughter and two sons who have
preceded hammers. BIGELOW died 31 December 1921.
He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Helen Irene BIGELOW,
grand daughter Nancy, grandson Jack, who have resided with
Funeral services were held Wednesday,26 January, at 2 p.m. at
the Garber Funeral Home in Shepherd, under the auspices of
the Salt River Lodge 288 F. and A.M. of which he was a member.
Rev. W. H. BELL officiated with interment in the Salt River Cemetery.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 9 OCTOBER 1947
MRS. LIZZIE WING BIGELOW
Mrs. Lizzie Wing BIGELOW passed away Saturday, 4 October 1947 at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas G. HICKS of Wayne, MI.
Mrs. BIGELOW had been in failing health for several years and
confined to her bed for the past week.
She was born 6 June 1864, to Benjamin and Hannah WING in
Franklin County, MASS; at the age of 11 she traveled by
covered wagon with her parents to Michigan. Her girlhood
was spent in Shepherd.
Mrs. BIGELOW was married in the spring of 1894 to Horace O.
BIGELOW, and to this union were born three children. Mr. BIGELOW,
one of the early founds of Shepherd and Isabella County, preceded
her in death,4 August 1904.
The deceased moved to Flint in 1917, and resided there for
several years. Later she moved to Florida and was there for 10 years.
In 1942, she returned to Michigan where she remained until her death.
She is survived by her three children, Mrs. Imogene HICKS of Wayne, MI.,
Mrs. Pauline BIGELOW of Detroit, and Mrs. Harold BIGELOW of
Flint; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home Monday,
6 October 1947 at 1:30 p.m., Rev. V. A. BARNES of Wayne officiated.
Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 21 AUGUST 1952
RICHARD JACK BIGELOW
Richard Jack BIGELOW was born 1 July 1935 at Remus, Michigan
to Helen and Richard BIGELOW. He attended school at Weidman
until moving to Shepherd with is mother to make their home with his
grandfather, Jay BIGELOW seven years ago. He was active in sports
and would have been a senior this year.
Funeral services were held at the Garber Funeral Home Saturday,
August 16th, with Rev. L. J. HOOVER of Mancelone, officiating.
Interment was made in the Salt River Cemetery by the side of his father
who preceded him in death in 1942.
Surviving him are his mother, one sister and her husband, Mr. & Mrs.
Robert PORTER, a nephew Bobbie PORTER, and his
maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ray STILGENBAUER of
Six young friends, John MOEGGENBORG, Bernard RECKER, Louis PULLANO,
Richard LOUISELLE, Melford LENDER, and Nolan STILGENBAUER
carried him to his final resting place.
The wealth of flowers and large number attending the funeral attested
to the esteem in which he was held by his many friends.
News item in the same paper
Richard Jack BIGELOW, son of Mrs. Helen and the late Richard BIGELOW,
was killed Wednesday night shortly before midnight when the car in which
he was riding with three other men left the road on the Arnold Lake Road,
crashed into a sandbank and several small trees, breaking them down and rolled
over, coming to rest on it's top. The men were all dead when officers arrived.
The tragedy was discovered by Edmond WOODS, who with his wife and hired
man, were on their way home from a school meeting at Harrison. The other men
were oil workers, en route to their jobs and Jack was accompanying them.
There was Joseph A. VARGA, 20, of Clare; George W. STAVELEY of
Rosebush and Jim MORAVY, 18, of Mt. Pleasant.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 27 JUNE 1946
LOYCE DONALD BISSELL
Loyce Donald BISSELL, son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Essie Struble
BISSELL, was born 28 May 1901 in Shepherd, and died at his home
in Shepherd, 24 June 1946.
He is survived by his parents, his wife Eva Cluley BISSELL, and
seven children: Mrs. Elmer PROUT of Rosebush, William, Russell Donald,
Dorothy, Essie, and Ronald at home. Also two grandchildren; two brothers,
Cyril of Detroit and Durwood of Shepherd; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma
MARDEN of Midland and Mrs. Viola VODICKS of Shepherd.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 26th, at the Garber
Funeral Home at two o'clock, Rev. W. H. BELL officiating, and
Rev. L. J. HOOVER singer.
Interment was made in Salt River Cemetery
SHEPHERD MAN ENDS OWN LIVE
News item - same source
Nine months of despondency over ill health is believed to have been
the cause of the tragic death of Mike BISSELL, lifelong resident of Shepherd,
who ended his life Monday afternoon.
Mike was the eldest son of Paul BISSELL, who has also been a lifelong
resident of this community, having served for the past 30 years as
a rural mail carrier out of the Shepherd post office, and now retired.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - 20 OCTOBER 1971
JAY C. BLACK
Jay C. BLACK, 38, of Shepherd was dead on arrival at the Central
Michigan Community Hospital as a result of injuries received in a car
accident Sunday morning, October 10th.
He was born 6 November 1932, in Pontiac and was a construction
laborer and a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 12th, at the Stinson
Funeral Home, Rev. Joseph DUDLEY officiating.
Burial was at Kelley Cemetery
Surviving are his wife Patsy Ann, three sons, Joseph, Kirby and
Bradley, all at home; one brother and three sisters.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - 17 APRIL 1963
MARY CHARLOTTE BLACK
Mary Charlotte BLACK, Route 1, Riverdale, Lincoln township,
died early Wednesday, April 10th, at the Grand Rapids
She was born 6 April 1902 in Clyde, Ohio and had been a resident
of this area for the past 45 years.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 13th, at 2:00 p.m. in
the Stinson Funeral Home with interment in the Lincoln Cemetery.
Mrs. BLACK is survived by her husband, Wallace, four daughters,
Mrs. Marjorie ABBOTT of Shepherd, Mrs. Dorothy BUNKER of Wolverine,
Mrs. Carrie WIEFERICH of Mt. Pleasant, and Mary Jean BORTEN of
Vestaburg; three sons, Earnest and Nathan BLACK of Carson City,
(states three, but only lists two), three sisters, Mrs. I. KILLINGER,
Sebewaing, Mrs. Arvilla SPENCER of Beaverton; two brothers, Nathan
DANGLER of Clare and John DANGLER of Mt. Pleasant;
23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - JUNE 1979
MILO BLOUNT PASSES JUNE 15
Milo Ford BLOUNT, Route 1, Shepherd, died Friday at Michigan
Veterans Hospital in Grand Rapids. He was 76 years old.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Garger-Berry Funeral Home in
Shepherd. Rev. James McNEALL officiated. Internment was in
the Salt River Cemetery.
Born 2 November 1902 in Crystal, he was the son of Ferry and Ina
(Griswold) BLOUNT. He married Jennie CASNER on 23 May 1943, in
He is a veteran of WWII
He is survived by his wife, Jennie, one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Margie)
OLSON of Shepherd; one son Donald BLOUNT of Shepherd; three
grandchildren; one brother Floyd BLOUNT of Carson City; three
sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Dorothy) YOUNG of Grand Rapids, Mrs.
Joyce McCOY of Houghton Lake, and Mrs. Henry (Marcine)
LOHMAN of Whitehall.
SHEPHERD ARGUS - 23 OCTOBER 1963
MARJORIE JACKSON BOYLES
Marjorie Jackson BOYLES, 82, of 211 W. Cottage Street, Shepherd,
passed away Thursday evening, October 17th, at the Carson
City Hospital, after a short illness.
Mrs. BOYLES was born in Canada on 27 December 1880.She
lived in the Shepherd area most of her adult life.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 20th, at the
Barber Funeral Home with Rev. Newton HUFFINE officiating.
Interment was at the Salt River Cemetery.
Surviving are two brothers, John JACKSON of Detroit, and
Miller JACKSON of Owosso. Also several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, S. R. BOYLES, preceded her in death in 1953.
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN - 16 APRIL 1953
S. R. BOYLES
Death came to a pioneer Shepherd man, S. R. (Sim) BOYLES, early
last Thursday morning at the hospital in Midland after several weeks of illness.
Mr. BOYLES was born in Coe township,24 October, 1878, to William J. and
Frances A. BOYLES and spent his boyhood days in this vicinity. While a
young man he became associated in the barbershop of his father,
William J. BOYLES, and thus began a half century in business on
main street, retiring only three years ago, in 1950, when forced
by failing health to do so.
In this fifty years he watched the town grow from the days of
oil lamps, wooden sidewalks, muddy streets, to the present with
its modern experiences. The barber shop also progressed from the days
of the rows of shaving mugs to the present hot water and electric
He was always an ardent baseball fan and was a member of the old
Shepherd Reds, back in the days when they were making history for the town.
He was married to Marjorie JACKSON of McBAIN on
17 November 1903, who survives him.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Garber Funeral
Home with Rev. W.H. BELL officiating, assisted by Mr. Charles ROSS.
Interment was made in the Salt River Cemetery.
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