Obituaries

The world lost a beautiful, courageous, & amazing woman, wife, mother, grandmother, & friend. Deborah Anne (Davis) Baker, 64, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Ind. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Steven, and daughters, Erin, Alison, and...
Katherine E. Langworthy, a longtime resident of Three Rivers died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at noon. Paradoxically, she was born as the noon whistle blew, on Aug. 5, 1925 to Glen and Katherine Morris of Park Ridge, Ill. The family moved to Cassopolis in 1939. Katherine started high school in Cassopolis...
Mrs. Mary Jane (Miller) Ruth, age 75, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1943 in Three Rivers, Mich. the daughter of the late Calvin Bradley and Eleanor (Giebe) Bradley. Mary Jane worked most of her career...
Jerry Daniel Vancely, 74, of Marysville, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. He was born Feb. 26, 1944 in Manila, Ark. to the late Edwin and Mildred Vancely. He married Melissa Pedersen on Aug. 9, 1979 in Three Rivers. Jerry was a farmer as a young man and then worked as a millwright, retiring from the...
Garland Edward Lusk went home to be with his lord and savior Oct. 13, 2018. He was born in Welch, West Virginia on Jan. 23, 1933 where he lived and married Vacie Mae Walker until Joining the Strategic Air Command in the United States Air Force. After serving, Garland moved his family and himself...
Mr. Robert Gene Swilley, age 89, of Jones, Mich., passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2018 at Grace Healthcare in Three Rivers. He was born on Feb. 18, 1929 in South Bend, Ind., the son of the late John Sr. and Margaret (Bogal) Swilley. Robert graduated from John Adams High School in 1946. He...
Dennis Robert Slack, age 85, of Three Rivers passed away at his home surrounded by his family and love on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. He was born on March 12, 1933 the son of Edwin D. Slack and Georgina L. (Gemberling-Slack) Youells. Dennis was born in Moorepark and at six months of age, moved to the...
Donna Marie Kirby, 56, of Sturgis, Mich., died at her home on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. The passing of our Donna is something that our family will get through, but never get over. Donna was born on July 20, 1962 at the old Sturgis Memorial Hospital. She was the firstborn child of James and Mary Kirby,...
Mr. Charles D. Kauffman, age 76, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Charlie was born in Three Rivers on Aug. 21, 1942 the son of the late Kenneth R. and Mary (Boggio) Kauffman. Charlie graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1962. He...
Betty L. Hutson, 88, of Kalamazoo passed away on Oct. 4, 2018. Betty was born in Three Rivers, on Oct. 23, 1929, the daughter of Peter Costanzo and Frieda (Mueller) Galinet. On May 28, 1949, she married Bill L. Hutson. She lived in the Three Rivers area her whole life and was a lifelong lover of...

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