Obituaries

Louis C. "Lou" Stamatakos

Age 85, of Okemos, joined the Lord on January 25, 2011, after having lived a charmed and wonderful life. Lou will be remembered for his unparalleled sense of humor, selflessness, earnest interest in others’ well being and devotion to family.  He was an inspiration. Born in 1925 in Indianapolis to Greek immigrants from Sparta, Lou […]

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Everett Miller

Age 90, of Lansing, passed away January 25, 2011.  He was born January 28, 1920, in Lansing. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the Morley S. Oates Post #701, VFW. Surviving are:  his wife, Floris; several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends […]

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Ruth W. Helmer

Age 90, of Lansing, passed away January 24, 2011. She was born April 30, 1920 in Greencastle, IN the daughter of William and Averial Cody. Ruth was a graduate of Amber’s School of Cosmetology in Muncie, IN. Following graduation, she worked as an instructor there for 25 years. She was a member of  St. Paul’s Episcopal […]

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Winifred B. Watkins

Age 85, of Lansing, passed away January 24, 2011.  She was born February 13, 1925 in Lansing the daughter of Glenn and Ida Motter. There will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.

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John W. Hedgecock

John was born March 16, 1929, in Corunna, Michigan, and died on January 21, 2011. He is survived by his dear wife of sixty years, Barbara; two daughters, Dawn (Dean Bragg) Hedgecock and Sandy (Bill) Burtch; two grandchildren, Jeff (Cathy) Burtch and Keri (George) Rozansky; one great-grandson, Georgie Rozansky; sister, Jean Day of Daytona Beach, […]

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Clifton S. Gallimore

Clifton S. Gallimore passed away January 21, 2011, at the age of 86.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and worked as a bricklayer.  He was a member of VFW post 6132, and enjoyed singing, playing guitar, and spending time in his back shop.  Surviving are his children, Penny Gallimore, Randy […]

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Marion L. Barnes

Age 89, of Lansing, passed away January 20, 2011. Marion was born January 14, 1922 in Williamston, Michigan the daughter of Earl and Stella Rector. Marion was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She worked as a secretary and homemaker for 35 years. All will dearly miss a […]

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Eleasar Garza, Sr.

Age 75, passed away January 18, 2011. He was born on April 16, 1935, in Brownsville, TX, a son of Roman, and Maria Garza. Eleasar served in the Air Force during the Korean War and retired from Motor Wheel Corporation. He was a devoted member of Mt. Hope Church.    He is survived by his […]

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Betty J. Malatinsky

Betty J. Malatinsky, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at the age of 81. She was born March 15, 1929, in Lansing, MI, the daughter of Peter and Bertha Rockstad. Betty was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially skiing and ice skating. She […]

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Betty E. Ellsworth

Betty Elizabeth Ellsworth passed away on January 18, 2011 at the age of 90.  She was born on November 8, 1920 in Lansing, Michigan, to Steven and Muriel Carr. She worked as a bookkeeper at King’s Department Store.  She met Harvey T. Ellsworth and was married on June 15, 1946. Even though Faith and her […]

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Anita Byington

Age 45, of Grand Ledge, devoted wife, mother, sister and daughter, passed away on January 17, 2011, as a result of a vehicle accident.  She was born January 7, 1966, in Lansing, Michigan, to Amalia and Jose Villarreal. Anita was employed at Gadaleto Ramsby and Associates as a Marketing Coordinator.  She loved sports, music and […]

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Shakhsanam Tashtanova

Age 75, of Okemos, passed away January 17, 2011. She was born July 20, 1935 in Georgia Village, Chechla. The funeral service will be begin at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the The Islamic Center of Greater Lansing, 920 S. Harrison, East Lansing, MI 48823. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Lester B. Kravitz

Age 68, of Owosso, passed away January 16, 2011.  He was born September 14, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA.  Lester was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and worked as a private investigator for 35 years, retiring in 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl in 2005.  Surviving are:  his daughter, […]

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Kathleen P. "Katie" Smith

Age 79,  devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed  away, January 15, 2011.  Born November 9, 1931, in Lansing, Michigan, to Michael L. and Lillian G. (Epler) Hopkins. She was a member of the Mayflower Society, lifetime member of the VFW Post 701, retired Postal employee and Compensation Director of the American Postal Workers, an […]

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Esther I. Davan

Age 85, of Mason, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011. Surviving are her children, Karen (Joseph Heikkila) Lantrip-Heikkila, Mike (Karen) Goodman, Cheryl (Ralph) Giannotti, and Victor (Star) Davan; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur Grove; and sister, Thelma Warner.  She was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Lydia. Funeral services will be held at […]

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Shirley Butler

Age 82, of Holt, passed away, January 13, 2011. Born March 17, 1928 in Lansing, Michigan to Banker and Ethel Horton. She retired from Meijer in 1990 after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Butler in 1977. Surviving are her children: Gary (Gail) Butler, Bill (Jan) Butler, […]

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Brian M. McDonald

Age 24, of Holt; born May 30, 1986 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Jeffrey and Colleen McDonald, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, surrounded by his family following a lifelong courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Brian was a 2004 Holt High School graduate where he played both […]

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Frances M. Love

Age 92, of Holt, passed away January 12, 2011. She was born on March 4, 1918 in Webberville, MI the daughter of Frank and Ada White. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the […]

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Celia Evans

Age 92, of East Lansing, passed away January 11, 2011. She was born in Clinton County, MI the daughter of John and Kathryn Jegla. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing.

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Cline V. Larch

Age 92, of Ithaca, passed away January 11, 2011. He was born on February 19, 1918 in Boswell, Indiana the son of Elmer and Hallie Larch. There will be no service. Inurnment will be in Tippecanoe Memorial Gardens in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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