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RAYMOND K. STARR

EPSON scanner imageRaymond K. Starr, 55 of Cedar Springs, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home. Ray was born May 15, 1959 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Robert and Joyce (Francis) Starr. He worked as a supervisor in the foundry at Eagle Aluminum in Muskegon. He was very close to his brothers and sisters and in his retirement enjoyed being a grandfather. He also enjoyed tractor pulling. Surviving are his wife, Pamela (House); daughter, Sabrina (Jay) Rawson; stepsons, Dennis (Carrie) Bazzett, Brandon (Delnay) Elliott; grandchildren, Isis, Starlit, Hannah, Sam, Syrenn; brothers, Rodney (Katherine) Starr, Rusty (Brenda) Starr, Roy (Rebecca) Starr; sisters, Sandra (Edward) Kulak, Pamela (Tom) McNees. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Randy; and sister, Roberta. The family greeted friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where services will be held Thursday 11:00 am. Chaplain Eric Coulon officiating. Interment Sand Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

 

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Charles W. Mc Mullen

Charles W. Mc Mullen 84 of Cedar Springs, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Metron of Belding. Mr. Mc Mullen was born March 5, 1930 in Marne, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army from 1947-1951 as a welder. He enjoyed woodworking and being involved in the North Kent Senior Center. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; sons, Chuck (Shirley) Mc Mullen, Joe Mc Mullen, Mike Mc Mullen; step children, Karen L. Bansen, David (Cherrie) Patterson, Steven (Teresa) Patterson, Ray Patterson; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha. Visitation and service was held Tuesday, July 8 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Tom Logsdon officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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DORTHY JEAN PETERS

Dorthy Jean Peters, 92, of Brunswick, Missouri died on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Brunswick Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at the Breshears Memorial Chapel, Brunswick, Missouri, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Pastors Jonathan Rice and Bill Gamber officiating. Burial will be in the Elliott Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Missouri. Dorthy was born on June 30, 1922 at Riverside Township, Michigan, the daughter of Merle and Christel Burkett Bell. She was married to Arrow Peters on January 22, 1941 at Laingsburg, Michigan. Arrow survives her at the home. For a total of sixty years Dorthy had taught music in three states including Cedar Springs, Michigan where she taught music to sixty-five students per week in her home. She had supported missions for many years, been active in Childhood Evangelism and had taught Sunday School in several churches. She was a member of the Brunswick Baptist Church. She is also survived by one daughter, Ruth Rice and her husband Herbert of Brunswick, Missouri; one sister, Agnes Rounds of Rockford, Michigan; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be made to: The Gideons and may be left at or mailed to: Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO 65236.

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NATHAN E. HATFIELD

Nathan E. Hatfield, 66 of Sand Lake, died Saturday, July 4, 2014. Nathan was born August 19, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Ira and Elda (Kniffen) Hatfield. He graduated from Tri-County High School in 1966 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary (Johnson); children, Kimberly (Mark) Cooper, Michelle (Bob Hardin) Feikema; grandchildren, Ashlie (Dave Riggs) Feikema, Amanda (Richard Oliver) Cooper, Matthew Cooper; great-granddaughter, Maddelyn Oliver. The family will greet friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.

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EVELYN JEAN GRINDLE

Evelyn Jean Grindle, 71 of Cedar Springs, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at her home after a 14 year struggle with COPD. She is now holding hands with her husband in heaven. She was born May 14, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Ronald and Betty (Young) Exton. Surviving are her children, Pamela (Mel) DeKraker, Dennis Grindle; many special grandchildren and very special great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; son, Curly and grandson, Josh. Her wish was to be cremated and there will be no services.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.

 

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MARJORIE “PEG” HOUSE

Mrs. Marjorie “Peg” House, aged 83, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on June 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph. Peg is survived by her children, Sue House, Mike (Brenda) House, Mark (Sherry) House, and Ted (Carol) House; 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Lewis of Elkins, WV; and many nieces and nephews. Peg was the spiritual influence to her family and was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior. The Funeral Service was held at 11 am on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW with her pastor, Rev. Thomas Koon officiating. Friends visited with her family from 6-8 pm on Tuesday and from 10 am until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Baldrick’s (Pediatric Cancer Research) or Ambassador Baptist Church, Elkins, WV. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the guestbook online.

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DONALD RAY HINTON

27C obit HintonDonald Ray Hinton, age 78, of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Hinton and one brother, Dick Donaldson. Donald is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 50 years, Nancy (Cochran) Hinton; children, Donald Wayne Hinton, Mark Hinton, Timothy (Kelli) Hinton, Marie (Tom) Shick and Deb (Duane) McIntyre; precious grandchildren, Nicole, Donnaya, Sammy, Mark Jr., Tyler, Brianna and Autumn Hinton, Michael (Rachel) Turner, Melissa (Cory) Spitler, Charlie Shick, Megan (Brandon) Bouma and Logan McIntyre; four great-grandchildren, with another on the way. He is also survived by two sisters, Donna McDiarmid and Patty Nelson, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 North Monroe Street NE, Rockford, Michigan on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Services were offered at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, with visitation one hour prior to service, at the Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple Street, Rockford, Michigan. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1550 E. Beltline SE, Suite 250, Grand Rapids, MI 49506; or to Rockford United Methodist Church.

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ROBERT A. SHIVELY

Robert A. Shively, 56 of Cedar Springs died unexpectedly Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Glen Arbor Township. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Jacqueline (Green) Shively; his sister, Linda LeMarbe; mother and father-in-law, Jerry and Christine Hulett; sister-in-law, Christine Gale Briggs. Bob was involved with his sons in many activities including, AYSO, band, Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Sparta Moose Lodge, a board member of the W. Michigan Snowmobile Museum and spent much of his time at the Sportsfisherman’s Service Center. Surviving are his wife Debora; two sons, Rob (Amber) of Germany; Jon of Cedar Springs; two sisters, Pat Tanner of Trufant; Judy (Larry) Aldrich of Grand Rapids; brother-in-law, Jim LeMarbe of Grand Rapids; sister-in-law, Lori Golden; brothers-in-law, G.I. Hulett and Dan Briggs; many aunts, uncles, cousins, special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday from 1-3 pm and 5-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 am. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment Graceland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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Thomas H. Calkins

Thomas H . Calkins

Thomas H . Calkins

Thomas H. Calkins, 64, of Cedar Springs, died unexpectedly Friday, June 6, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Tom was born January 19, 1950 in Greenville, MI the son of Jack and Bessie (Horton) Calkins. He served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army in the 135th Infantry as an assault helicopter gunner. He was a truck driver all of his life, loved playing softball and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a loving father and grandfather. Surviving are his children, Mindy (Josh Owen) Calkins, Lucas (Kandis) Calkins; grandchildren, Hunter, Kobe, Kaden, Silverado, Hailey, Cody, Taylor, Aaliyah, Arielle, Amaya; half brother, Jack Calkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud & Bess Young and Jack Calkins. The family will greet friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where services will be held Wednesday 11:00 am. Pastor Tom Holloway officiating. Interment Spencer Mills Cemetery with military honors by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for his grandchildren.

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MARIA A. SCHUITEMA

Mrs. Maria A. Schuitema of Solon Township, age 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Maria was born in Barcelona, Spain on May 29, 1942 and had been a long-time resident of West Michigan. For many years, Maria was a self-employed beautician. She will be greatly missed by many. Maria leaves behind her brothers and sisters-in-law, Margaret Kronberg, Larry (Cos) Schuitema, Bob (Jeanne) Schuitema, Bernie (Marie) Schuitema, Dorothy Lanting, and Margie Schuitema. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Blaine L. Schuitema on December 13, 2003; and brothers-in-law, Milo (Pat) Schuitema, Bud Kronberg and John Lanting; sister-in-law, Beat Winter. Services will not be held.

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