Obituaries

Stephen Warren Hire, age 75 of Three Rivers, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 in Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on Oct. 12, 1945 in Wolf Lake, IN, one of ten children born to Warren G. and Dorothy Mae (Angel) Hire. He graduated from Millersburg High School with the class of...
Joan Cecelia (Falvey) Carlson was born at home in Knox, Indiana on June 21, 1923 to James P. and Gertrude Falvey, and died at home in Constantine, Michigan on February 13, 2021. Joan grew up in a wonderful household in Knox with siblings Bill, Jean, Kenny, Jan, Joyce and Tom (with another sister,...
Erin Leigh Shafer was born May 30, 1980 in Three Rivers, MI to Joseph and Pamela (McDonald) Eichorn. Erin married Aaron Shafer on May 29, 2004. They had two children Cade and Libbi Shafer, both still at home. Erin and Aaron were always up for an adventure and lived a full life even in the midst of...
Jay Melvin Woehrmyer, 68, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born March 2, 1952 in Coldwater, Ohio, the son of Melvin and Vera (Puthoff) Woehrmyer. In the 1980s, food industry management brought Jay to Michigan. He was...
Thomas Curtis Ray, Jr., age 82, Constantine, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021at his home in Arizona. He was born in Sturgis on July 28, 1938, son of the late Thomas Curtis and Hattie Eureath (Diethrich) Ray Sr. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1956. On December 1, 1956, he married...
Nancy Joy (Mangold) Ruggles born Sept. 10, 1938, passed away Dec. 31, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Richard “Dick” Ruggles; both parents and a brother, Phillip Mangold. She is survived by her brother, Chuck Mangold, all of her children Kim (Randy) Kelley, Doug (Jean)...
On Saturday, February 6, 2021, MaryJean Donmyer passed from this life into glory to join her husband, Dwight who had passed nearly 7 years prior. She leaves behind two children: Brad (Gwen) and Debby (Leonard); eleven grandchildren: Sarah (Jason), Chelsea (Trent), Hannah, Mariah, Meredith, Adam,...
Charles Schrader, age 72 of Centreville, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon February 4, 2021 at his home. He was born December 19, 1948 in Sturgis, Michigan, son of the late Charles A. and Oretta Caroline (Krontz) Schrader. Chuck lived most of his life in the Centreville area...
William (Bill) Earl Schrock, age 78, of Sturgis, MI passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born Nov. 29, 1942 in Sturgis, MI, a son to the late Miriam and Earl Schrock. Following his graduation from Bristol High School and working in southwest, MI, in...
Sallie L. Channey, age 81 of rural Three Rivers, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. She was born in Alpine, Alabama on April 10, 1939, one of nine children born to Joseph and Josephine (Wiley) Bowman. She was married to Rev. Luther D. Channey, Jr. on Nov. 23, 1957. They moved to...

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