Obituaries

Dr. Nino A. Masnari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and dean emeritus of the College of Engineering at NC State University, passed away on May 19, 2018. Born in Three Rivers on Sept. 20, 1935, Nino Antonio Masnari was the second son of Antonio and Giovanna (Lupato)...
James S. McDaniel, 87, of Seymour, Ind., died at 8:55 p.m. May 19, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. James was born July 4, 1930, in Columbus, Ind., the son of John and Lavera Thornburg McDaniel. He married Virginia M. Proffitt June 18, 1955, and she preceded him in death May 18, 2016....
Pedro Monroy-Botello, 19, of Centreville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 21, 2018. Pedro was born in Queretaro, Mexico on April 14, 1999, a son of Andres Monroy-Martinez and Rosa Botello-Gonzales. He was a graduating senior from Centreville High School, class of 2018. Pedro enjoyed fishing...
Carolyn Sue Masnari, 74. of Bloomfield Hills, formerly of Melvin, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. She was born June 26, 1943, the daughter of the late Ray and Ula Elston. An avid reader, she worked for many years at the Three Rivers Library. A graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of...
Alan Duane Otterson, 66, formerly of Three Rivers, passed away on May 15, 2018 in Albuquerque. Born in Vicksburg on Nov. 15, 1951, Alan was an enthusiastic photographer and amateur astronomer in Michigan and New Mexico. On Aug. 24, 1989, he married his true love, Cathy (Hinz) Otterson, who...
Marian L. Speece went home peacefully at Heartland Health Care Center on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Three Rivers, Mich. at the age 92. She was born on Nov. 17, 1925 in Three Rivers to Kenneth and Claudia (Bingaman) VanOver. On June 28, 1946, in Burlington, Mich., she married Lawrence E. Speece who...
Diann Lois Davenport, age 73, of Centreville passed away on March 31, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, Fla. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Three Rivers to Harry and Lois Mitts and was a 1962 graduate of Three Rivers High School. She was united in marriage to Larry L. Davenport...
Dr. Thomas E. Mathews, 87 of Three Rivers, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home following a long illness.  He was born in Johannesburg, MI on Sept. 24, 1930, the son of the late James W. and Lena L. (McCoy) Mathews.  He worked on his father’s farm while growing up and graduated from Johannesburg...
James Arthur Cleveland, age 67 of Sturgis passed away Tuesday morning May 8, 2018 at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1950 in Sturgis, son of the late LeRoy and Ida June (Laughlin) Cleveland. Jim resided in Sturgis most of his life with the exception of the years he lived in Kalamazoo and...
Timothy Lee Jones, of Searcy, Ark. passed away at home on May 5, 2018. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will take place at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Three Rivers on May 25, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to Theresa Jones.

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