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Jay Eugene Jeffrey, of Cedar Springs, Michigan, passed away at his home Thursday, August 16, 2018. He was 78. Mr. Jeffrey was born February 4, 1940 in Highland Township, Osceola County, Michigan to Vern and Gladys (Britton) Jeffrey. Jay graduated from Evart High School in 1959. He married Barbara Poterack on February 14, 1969 in Wyoming, Michigan and she preceded him in death August 17, 2005. They both enjoyed traveling and had a passion for car racing. He spent most of his life in the Grand Rapids area. Jay was a lifelong mechanic. He enjoyed fishing with his family and was a member of Red Pine Bible Church in Kent City. Jay loved to tell stories and always laughed because most of them weren’t true. If everyone went out to eat, Jay would usually forget his wallet, then laugh because he got away with it. Mr. Jeffrey is survived by two sisters, Virginia (Chuck) Rose of Boulder, Colorado, Marilyn (Ron) Struble of Sears; two brothers, Robert Jeffrey of Clio, Jack (PJ) Jeffrey of Evart; long time special friend, Sandy Fleischmann of Cedar Springs, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Gladys Jeffrey, and his wife of 36 years, Barbara. Funeral services honoring Jay Eugene Jeffrey was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 21st at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart, with visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20th. Jay will be laid to rest next to his wife in Greenwood Cemetery near Marion, Michigan.

Arrangements by Corey Funeral Home, Evart

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Cornelius (Neal) Feikema of Evart passed away Saturday April 12, 2014 at Autumnwood of McBain. He was 88. Mr. Feikema was born January 11, 1926 in Okaton, South Dakota  to Frank and Ann (DeGraaf) Feikema. He was a 1946 graduate of Evart High School. Neal married Winona Kushmaul in 1946 at Sears, Michigan. He was nearly a lifelong Evart area resident. Neal and Winona’s music was entertainment at many dances around Mid-Michigan. Neal retired from Liberty Dairy after working there for many years and retired from farming in 2004. He was active with the Michigan State Agriculture program and was a premier Angus breeder. Mr. Feikema was very involved in 4-H, the Osceola County Fair, and starting livestock shows and auctions throughout the state, judging at many of them. He attended the Evart and North Evart United Methodist Churches. Mr. Feikema is survived by his wife of 67 years, Winona of Evart, a daughter, Sharon Lamie of Middleville, son , Neal Duane Feikema of Evart, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, eight sisters; Hermina Stoker of Lansing, Corena Cass of Evart, Josphina Tift of Florida, Francis Brackett of Big Rapids, Annette (Bruce) Giddings of Lansing, Chris Fabijancic of Lansing, Harlene Matlia of Lansing, Kathy Ohler of Lansing, four brothers; Don “Spike” Feikema of Clarksville, Arkansas, Fred (Ferne) Feikema of Evart, John (Jeanie) Feikema of Lansing, Frank (Ann) Feikema of Tucson, Arizona, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services for Cornelius Feikema are Wednesday April 16th at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart with Pastor Tim Ford officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday April 15th 2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Internment will be in the Osceola Township Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corey Funeral Home in Evart


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