Obituaries

Robert Leo Brent

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calhoun County Animal Center.

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Kenneth Russell Parker

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Holt United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, with a Masonic memorial service held at 6:30 p.m., at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made the Holt United Methodist Church or Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM, Mason.

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Joseph Harold Wilkinson

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 2:30pm at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI, 48917. Light refreshments and a time of fellowship with the family will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Joe’s name to Helping Hands Adult Day Care, 201 Hillside Court, East Lansing, MI 48823 or to Ingham County Medical Care Facility Music Therapy Program, 3860 Dobie Road, Okemos, MI 48864.

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Richard Milo Smith

Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Kenneth Lee Colter

Funeral service: 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. His family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Mary Volakakis

Mary Volakakis

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, with interment to follow in East Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with a Trisagion Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

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Arthur L. Falk

Arthur L. “Artie” Falk

The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in East Lansing. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society, or to Congregation Shaarey Zedek.

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Bill Rosenthal

Bill Rosenthal, Ed.D.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd, East Lansing.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, or Intrepid Sea & Air Museum.  

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Andra Scott Price

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society.

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Carol M. “Cork” Kibbey

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd. Her family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Down Syndrome Society.

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Donald Jerome Weinshank, PhD

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Bill Bischoff

William M. “Bill” Bischoff

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County office on Aging, or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.

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Geneva I. Mateer

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The family will begin receiving friends at 10:00 a.m., prior to the service.

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Thomas Gordon Smith

A private memorial luncheon is planned for later in May. If you would like, you can donate to one of Tom’s favorite charities: Delta Township District Library, Capital Area Humane Society, and the Salvation Army, who offered him coffee and doughnuts when he stepped off the train after returning from Korea.

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Virginia A. “Ginny” Shull

Funeral service: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the University Seventh-day Adventist Church, 504 Ann St., East Lansing, MI. Visitation will be Saturday 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Great Lakes Adventist Academy, Worthy Student Fund.

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Ines Libiran

The Family will be welcoming guests for a visitation at Estes-Leadley Funeral Home’s Greater Lansing Chapel, on Wednesday, April 24, from 6pm-8pm, with a Rosary service at 7:30pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Cathedral, on Thursday, April 25, at 10:00 am. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, in Lansing, following the service.

Contributions can be made to St. Mary Cathedral of Lansing.

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Margery Sue Shanker

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in East Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Margie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter (https://www.alz.org/mglc) or Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823.

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