Obituaries

Mildred Ida (Saddison) Pearson, 96, died peacefully early Thursday morning on May 6, 2021 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Millie, as she was known to friends and family, was born to Charles and Thelma May (Harding) Saddison on September 13, 1924 in Sturgis, Michigan. On May 13, 1942 she married Axel Clyde...
Patrick Michael Butler, 48, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. He was born July 8, 1972 in Muskegon, the son of Gerald (Mike) and Sheryl (Mendham) Butler, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1992. Patrick worked at T.H. Plastics in Mendon and previously...
Barbara Ann “Barb” Preston, 70, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at Edgewood Health & Rehabilitation. She was born October 23, 1950 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Donald and Josephine (Shumway) Crippin. Barb worked in numerous restaurants over 35 years, including Fisher...
Rodney E. Irwin of Three Rivers passed away Saturday morning, May 1, 2021 at his home. Rodney was born February 24, 1959 in Three Rivers, MI the son of Eldon and Martha (VanKirk) Irwin. He had been employed with Meijer for the past several years in the deli and was an avid bowler and Notre Dame fan...
Michelle Lynn (Jacobs) Troup, 54, passed peacefully in her home early Friday morning on April 30, 2021. Michelle was born to Clarence “Pete” Jacobs and Judith (Westphal) Jacobs on March 8, 1967. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1985. On August 11, 1995, she married Boyd Douglas “Doug...
Katherine Ann Stevenson, 75, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at Heartland Health Care Center. She was born May 4, 1945 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Cyrus Thomas and Mary Ellen (Schloemer) Stevenson. After many years as a nun in the Third Order of the Sisters of St. Francis,...
Teal Denise Jones, age 59, of Three Rivers, died peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2021 at home in the comfort of her family’s presence. Her life began September 15, 1961 in Niles, Michigan, the sixth child born to Duane and Joyce Gillam. She married Darryll Jones July 4, 1980 in Cassopolis, Michigan...
Ricci Jo Murphy, 75, went home to be with the Lord on April 2, 2021 following a short, yet courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones. Ricci is survived by her husband, John Murphy, her children, Michelle Soltman, Michael Downey, and Marcelle Buchanan. She...
Arthur Warren Peebles Jr., 79, of Three Rivers, MI, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 10, 2021, at Safe Haven Assisted Living. He was born July 10, 1942 in Detroit, MI, the son of Arthur W. Peebles Sr. and Mary Emma Peebles (Rector). Art graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1961,...
Verlynne O. Kern, 82, of Three Rivers, MI passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice, in Kalamazoo, MI, on April 18, 2021, after a brief non-COVID illness. She was born Anita Verlynne Olson, in Clear Lake, IA, the daughter of Emmett and Luella (Tanner) Olson. On November 30, 1958, she married the love of...

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