Obituaries

Morris O. Gothard

Age 81, of Lansing, passed away February 1, 2011. He was born on January 9, 1930 in Chicago, IL. A private service will be held. Inurnment will take place in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI.

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Taylyr Scott Cochran

Age 18, of Holt, died as the result of an automobile accident on January 30, 2011.  He was born in Lansing on February 7, 1992, the son of Scott and Joye (Pierson) Cochran.  He was a 2010 graduate of Holt High School, and currently attended Lansing Community College.  Taylyr played for various baseball teams in […]

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Holly Marie Bossenbery

Holly was born August 26, 1993, in Lansing.  She left her earthly family so unexpectedly to be with her Lord on January 30, 2011.  She was a senior at Holt High School where she was actively involved with the school store, environmental club and had numerous friends.  Holly’s passion was dance, performing and competing in […]

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Evangelina Naranjo

Age 72, of Lansing, passed away January 27, 2011. She was born April 17, 1938 in Corpus Christi, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2011 at Mount Hope Church, 202 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, MI.

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Anna Mae Spencer

Age 78, passed away, Sunday, January 30, 2011, in Lansing.  She was born September 13, 1932, in Almont, Michigan to Clyde and Gladys Spencer. Anna Mae was the Salutatorian of her high school class, and in 1950 received a State of Michigan Scholarship to Michigan State College, and graduated in 1954 with a B.S. degree […]

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Chantelle Elizabeth "Belle" Shields

Our angelic little soldier has gone to be with our Lord on January 28, 2011, at the age of 21.  She was born August 22, 1989, in Lansing.  She graduated from Waverly High School in 2007, where she was active on the bowling team, the book club and was the yearbook editor.  Chantelle was an […]

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Marjorie E. Eddie

Age 88, of Lansing, passed away January 27, 2011. She was born on April 1, 1922 in Ovid, MI the daughter of Orvil and Mabel Rice. Margie worked many years as a buyer in the jewelry business. She was an active bowler, golfer and enjoyed playing poker. She was known as the “Toy Lady” in […]

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Kenneth R. Doss

Age 56, of Lansing, passed away January 26, 2011. He was born on August 9, 1954 in Lansing the son of Johnny and LeNell Doss. There will be no service.

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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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