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Mrs. Barbara J. Brown (Formerly of Montague)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Brown, age 75, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Barbara was born on November 21, 1938, to Harold and Dorothy (Brady) McNeal, and had resided in the area all of her life. On March 9th, 1957, she married Gerald G. Brown of Montague, who preceded her in death on August 1, 1999. Barbara retired from Howmet in 1996. She had been an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She was a long-standing member of the Montague United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Muskegon County Garden Club and the Dirt Daubers Garden Club of Montague & Whitehall. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister in law Bev Pontious, her brother in law Russell Brown, son in law, Jerry Bostick; an infant daughter, Diana; and her granddaughter Amber Rose Brown.

SURVIVORS include four children, Laura Bostick of Fruitport, Kim (Scott) Smith of Muskegon, Larry (Lyndia) Brown of Montague, Karen Edlin of Grand Ledge, six grandchildren, Tate Brown of Montague; Bill and Brian Smith of Muskegon; Cameron, Lauren, and Nathan Edlin of Grand Ledge; her sister Judy (Jerry) Slicker of North Muskegon; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

SERVICES will be Saturday, July 19th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague. VISITATION at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, will be Friday, July 18th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the Saturday Service at Montague United Methodist Church.
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS to the Montague United Methodist Church, Muskegon County Garden Club, or Dirt Daubers Garden Club.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, (231-894-5676), was selected to assist with arrangements.

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Mrs. Betty E. Barnett Of Ludington

Betty Elizabeth Barnett, 83, of Ludington, Michigan, went home to be with her Lord Jesus and loved ones on Friday, July 11, 2014.

She was born on January 17, 1931, to James Jerome Jensen and Estella Marie (Weldon) Jensen in Ludington. She attended Pere Marquette and Lakeview Elementary, graduated in the Ludington High School Class of 1949, and then attended Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.

Betty married her LHS band sweetheart, Donald Willis Barnett, on January 6, 1951, in a candlelight service at Bethany Lutheran Church, with Rev. John Christensen officiating. The had been married for 63 years and had three children together. Douglas James was born in Long Beach, California, while Don served in the U.S. Army. Brian Carey was born in Ludington and 18 years later, Lenae Elizabeth was born, also in Ludington.

A lifelong resident of Ludington, she had served as a first aid instructor for the American Red Cross, as a crew leader for Civil Defense for Mason, Lake and Manistee Counties during the Cold War, and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a member of Epsilon Phi sorority, had been a Sunday Bible School teacher at Bethany Lutheran Church, worked as an auditor for an engineering firm with the Pumped Storage Proect, was a head cashier at Tower Finance Corporation - Ludington Branch Office, and for many years was a receptionist and assistant at the dental clinic of Dr. Joseph Morris and Dr. Franz P. Helm. She had campaigned for the pool at O.J. DeYoung Junior High School, was active in the PTA, helped establish a kitchen at Franklin Elementary School and also took part in the local Girl Scout program.

Betty was completely dedicated to her born-again Christian faith and freely and eagerly shared it with everyone. Her favorite motto - "God, Country and Honor" - flourished in her heart and flowed in her words. Gratitude rose strongly within her. She was very grateful fo her life of God, family, friends and contents of life and service - God, Love, Truth. Bye for now... not forever.

A great and joyous part of Betty's later years was being an active member of and formulating the Living Word Church in Ludington with her husband and Lee Peterson.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Don; one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie (Ken) Bannen of Watervliet; two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas (Linda) Barnett of Midlothian, VA and Brian (LeAnn) Barnett of Grand Rapids; one daughter and son-in-law, Lenae (Aaron) VanWagnen of Jackson; grandchildren, Christopher Barnett, Andrew (Kimberly) Barnett, Crystal Barnett, Kayla Barnett, Taralyn Barnett, Elizabeth VanWanen, Margaret VanWagnen and Katie VanWagnen; a 1 month-old great-granddaughter, Madilyn Barnett; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Klemm and Laurie Barnett; several nieces and nephews and friends.
Preceding Betty in death were her father, James J. Jensen, her mother Stella M. GeBott, her stepdad, William H. GeBott, an uncle who was like and older brother to her, Robert W. Jensen, one sister, Delores M. Pauwels, two brothers-in-law, Frank Pauwels and Norm Klemm, her faither-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Lelia Barnett, an uncle, Richard Barnett and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

VISITATION will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Avenue. The FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the funeral home following the visitation, with Pastor Brian Ford officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery - Ludington.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS in Betty's name may be made in care of Pastor Brian Ford, Living Word Church, 316 N. Robert Street, Ludington, 49431, Michigan Kidney Association, care of the funeral home, or Scottville Senior Center, also in care of the funeral home.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all of her doctors, nurses and everyone at the Ludington Dialysis Center.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.

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Mr. Jeremiah J. Towne of Whitehall

Jeremiah James Towne, 34, of Whitehall, left us unexpectedly on July 3, 2014, to be with his Heavenly Father.

He is SURVIVED by sons Dylan James, 15, and Isaiah Brodie, 7, parents, James and Carol (Schmiedeknecht) Towne, siblings, Jessica (Matthew) Weimer, Karley Towne, Elijah (Joanna) Towne, niece, Ashlyne, nephew, Clayton, and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, Don and Helen Schmiedeknecht, and Clayton and Genevieve Towne, and aunt, Linda Towne.

Jeremiah worked at Ferguson Enterprise. He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, disc golf, and spending time with his sons, his family and his friends. Jeremiah will always be remembered for his selfless giving, his wonderful cookouts and his fierce commitment to his family. He touched many hearts and will be deeply missed.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 11 AM, at Faith Lutheran Church, 707 E. Alice St., Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Towne Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall, MI 49461.

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Mrs. Ilene F. Mcguire of Twin Lake

Ilene F. McGuire, age 72, died July 1, 2014. She was born November 18, 1941, in Muskegon, to William and Ione (Griffin) Stanley. She had been a homemaker all her life.

FAMILY: Floyd (Paula) McGuire of Twin Lake, William (Marge) McGuire of Muskegon, Kelly (Penny) McGuire of Lakewood Club; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A memorial service will be held and announced at a later time.

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Mr. David G. Wanderer of Ludington

David G. Wanderer, age 54, died June 28, 2014. He was born January 5, 1960, in Ludington, to Edward A. and Loretta A. (Quast) Wanderer. He was a graduate of Ludington High School and had worked at Lowe's. He was preceded in death by his parent, a sister, Judy Lemere, and a brother, Edward J. Wanderer.

FAMILY: A brother, Daniel L. (Sharon) Wanderer of Lansing; his sisters, Loretta M. Wanderer of Ludington, Ann L. Wanderer of Ludington, Rebecca Taylor of Scottvillle and Mary Dombay of Devon, England; nephews, Wayne Myers of Minneapolis and Ron (Fran) Myers of Ludington, Cory (Brooke) Taylor of Scottville, Johnny Shafer of Scottville; grand-nieces and grandnephews, Sephanie G. (Wayne) Fitch of Manistee, Jordan Myers and Madison Myers, both of Minneapolis, Cameron Myers of Ludington, Collin Myers of Ludington and Zachariah Taylor, both of Scottville, Marc (Megan) Myers of Scottville, Brynn Fitch of Manistee, Travis Myers of Manistee and Carter Myers of Scottville; brother-in-law, Doug Lemere of Ludington; friends, Clint Odean of Ludington, John Shafer of Scottville and Barb LaFreniere of Ludington.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: Wanderer Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, Box 458, Ludington, MI 49431.

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Mrs. Carol Lynne Ford Lohman of Montague

Carol L. Lohman, age 72, died Jun 27, 2014. She was born May 20, 1942, in Muskegon, to Clarence and Beatrice (King) Ford. A graduate of Montague High School as well as attended Central Michigan University. On May 26, 1961, Carol married Gordon Lohman, who preceded her in death. She had worked as an administrative assistant for many years at NBC School in Montague from where she retired. She dedicated her life to nurturing many kids, including her five boys and grandkids. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two sons, Troy Lohman and Cory Lohman.

Her FAMILY includes her sons, Jeff (Kerry) Lohman and their children, Kendra, Kaylee, Kassey and Jacob, Kevin Lohman and his children Carol and Heidi, and Kyle (Stacey) Lohman, and their children, Riley and Weston; two sisters, Mary Lou (Bob) Grassmeyer and Betty Ann (George) Scott; foster son, Michael Bosma; close family member, Big John Lohman.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 11 AM, at Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague, with Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: White Lake Community Fund, in memory of Carol Lohman, Box 42, Whitehall, MI 49461.

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Mrs. Leah W. Parmer of Montague

Leah W. Parmer, age 87, of Montague, died June 23, 2014. She was born June 24, 1926, in Shelby, to Claude and Jennie (unmarried name) Near. She was married to Herbert Parmer on June 10, 1945, and he preceded her in death. She worked for over 30 years as a floral designer at White Lake Greenhouse. She was preceded in death by a son, Tim Parmer.

FAMILY: Evonne (Ray) Van Slyke of Montague; grandsons, Richard Parmer, Jason Van Slyke and Robert (Lissa) Van Slyke; great-granddaughters, Lindsey Parmer and Abigale Parmer; a sister, Peg (Norris) Hallack of Shelby.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676) was selected to assist with arrangements.

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Bettie L. Nash of Ludington

Bettie L. Nash, age 89, of Ludington, passed away June 19, 2014. She was born September 26, 1924, in Lake City, to Fred and Hazel (Somers) Barrett. She married Arthur William Nash on November 13, 1943, who preceded her in death in 1983. Together with her husband she owned and operated a fruit farm in Custer. She was preceded in death by their son, Arthur William Nash Jr., in 1963, as well as eight brothers and sisters. She was a member of Prayer and Praise Assembly of God in Ludington.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Hazel (Roy) Reif, Jack (Judi) Nash, Pat Rix, Betty (Ronald) Hodges, Shirley Nash and Susan Knudsen; her 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; her sister, Myrtle Graves; her sister-in-law, Frances Nash; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

SERVICE: Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, with Pastor Henrik Lidman officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Custer.

VISITING TIME: Thursday, June 26, from 10 AM until service time at the funeral home in Ludington.

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