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YVONNE J. HENDRICK



Yvonne J. Hendrick (Brownell) age 88 of Pierson died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Green Acres of Cedar Springs. Yvonne was born August 22, 1932 in Walker Township, MI the daughter of Leon and Thelma (Geer) Fox. Surviving are her children, Douglas (Edie) Brownell, Debra (Hank) Hemmes, Darcy (Jim) Wilcox, Denise (Scott) Fisk; grandchildren, Jamie Brownell, Sara Jestila, Kyle (Tiffany Bannen) Wilcox, Melissa Fisk, Scott (Melanie Magoon) Fisk, Jr; great-grandchildren, Audrey, Evelyn, Madison, Lane; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Brownell and Darwin Hendrick; special friend, Tony Husar; siblings, Norris, Erwin, Beverly and Barbara. A private family graveside service was held on Wednesday, December 9 at Solon Township Cemetery. Mr. Craig Caswell speaking. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or Green Acres of Cedar Springs. 

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

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ESTHER L. ANDERSON


Esther L. Anderson age 73 of Cedar Springs, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at her home. Esther was born March 22, 1947 in Grand Rapids, MI the daughter of Hattley and Arlene (Ballard) Rector. She retired from Forest Hills Central Middle School in 2007. She was a tomboy growing up and enjoyed camping and the pool at her home. She loved her grandchildren and taught them how to cook, she was always there for her family. Surviving are her husband, Carl whom she married on May 25, 1968; sons, Michael, Aaron (Lisa); grandchildren, Hannah, Abby and Brayden; sisters, Carol (Chuck) Mackus, Linda (Gary) Nead; brother-in-law, Fred Andrus; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lois Andrus. The family will greet friends Friday, November 27th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. A private family service will follow the visitation. Pastor Inge Whittemore officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to East Nelson United Methodist Church or Faith Hospice.

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

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ETHEL L. ERGANG


Ethel L. Ergang age 96 of Cedar Springs died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods. Mrs. Ergang was born May 10, 1924 in Greenville, MI the daughter of George and Dorothy (Magee) Waller. She graduated from Cedar Springs High in 1942. She enjoyed making and painting very detailed ceramics, crocheting, sewing, and baking fresh bread, pies and rum cakes. She was extremely generous giving away much of her baked goods and ceramics. She was a founding member of the Gila Mountain United Methodist Church in Yuma, AZ. She worked on her family geneology and loved her family and grandchildren dearly. Surviving are her children, Carol (Stephen) McEvoy, Bryan (Karen) Ergang, Anita (Ken) Meszaros; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen (Bud) Gambee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; sons, John and Keith Ergang; brothers, Robert and Leonard Waller. Visitation and the service was held Monday, October 12 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Larry French officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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DWIGHT C. JAMISON


Dwight C. “Ike” Jamison, age 90, of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Ike was born February 15, 1928 in Big Rapids, Michigan the son of Hugh and Nina (Oldfield) Jamison. He attended what was then called Ferris State Institute. At eighteen, Ike enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at the 161st Station Hospital in Japan for five years during the Korean War. Upon his return to the states, he was stationed in New York City where he met and married his bride of 66 years, Josephine “Jo” (Valdez) in 1952. After a year of living in Manhattan, they returned to West Michigan and settled in Cedar Springs where they have resided for 53 years. Ike worked in millwright and retired from General Motors Plant #2 in Grand Rapids where he made many life-long friends and was an active member of the UAW, Region 1D. Lovingly remembering his constant dedication to family and friends are his wife, Jo; brother, Hugh Jamison; children, Archie Jamison, Judson (Kim Vu) Jamison, Carla (Bjorn) Hansen; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and countless friends. The family will greet friends Thursday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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

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NANCY A. MILLER


 

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Nancy A. Miller, age 79, of Cedar Springs, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. Nancy was born August 17, 1938 in Pontiac, Michigan the daughter of Norbert and Annie (Cristine) Beckwith. She had been a member of the Red Hat Society, Cedar Springs American Legion and the Tri-County Eagles. Surviving are her children, Deborah Wood, Ronnie Seabolt (Tammy), April Seabolt; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; sister, Norma Hansel. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome Miller; daughter, Lynn Doyle; sister, Sharon Beckwith; granddaughter, Mandy; great-grandson, Leighton. The family greeted friends Tuesday, August 7 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service was held Wednesday, August 8. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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SHIRLEY C. BOEHM


Shirley C. Boehm age 83 of Sand Lake, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Heather Hills, Grand Rapids. Mrs. Boehm was born September 22, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of George and Alice (DeLodge) Smith. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Winston; children, Gene (Gayle) Boehm, Debbie (Allan) Lehman, Joe (Jill) Boehm, Sally (Chuck) Haynes, Gil (Denise) Boehm, Tim (Teresa) Boehm, Tina (Tom) Tiethoff; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Marie. The family will greet friends Friday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Interment Spencer Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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SHELBY L. REYBURN


Shelby Laurence Reyburn was born on October 15, 1932, son of Shelby John Reyburn and Edith Burnap. He passed away quietly in his sleep Saturday, March 10, 2018. Larry graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1950 and worked as a cashier for Meijer. He attended Davenport College in Grand Rapids before being drafted into the US Army. After basic training at Camp Atterburg, Indiana, he served as infantry in Korea, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. He married Janice Evelyn Blaesi on June 17, 1955. In 1956 he entered the State Police Academy in Lansing, Michigan, and after graduation served at Ionia, St. Ignace, and Ithaca as a trooper. He was promoted to Detective in 1969 and assigned to State Police Intelligence in Lansing. After his promotion to Detective/Sgt in that unit he transferred in 1972 to the Fire Marshall Division in Lansing. He was promoted again to Detective/Lieutenant in 1980. In 1981 he transferred back to the Intelligence Division and organized the W.E.M.E.T Drug team for West Michigan. Larry retired from the State Police in 1982. Farming was always close to Larry’s heart. He bought the family farm from his parents in 1968, grew apples, and moved there in 1976. When he retired, he and Janice entered the flower business, growing, drying, and marketing dried flowers, which they did for 20 years, as well as 2 acres of pumpkins. He grew a beautiful garden for family and friends, using it as the opportunity to work with his four grandsons who lived next door, training them to work hard and teaching many life lessons. Since 1984, he and Janice spent their winters at their home in Nokomis, Florida, where they were members of Covenant Life Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, Florida. In Michigan, they attended Blythefield Hills Baptist Church in Rockford, Michigan, but their true membership is in Heaven. Larry was excited and comforted to be moving to his new residence in Heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Larry is survived by his wife, Janice, son Dean (Martha) Reyburn and daughter Joanne (Joseph) Pann. His grandchildren Nathanael, Noah, Aaron, and Andrew Reyburn, Jessie, Jacob, and Jebedia Pann, and 11 great-grandchildren. His grandson Joseph Pann and older sisters Genevie Penrose and Florence Yurich preceded him in death. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Visitation at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church in Rockford, Michigan at 10 a.m. prior to the 11a.m. Funeral on Friday, March 16, 2018. In lieu of flowers send donations to Faith Hospice of Grand Rapids or BHBC missionaries.

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

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VERITA LaBELLE DeVRIES


 

Verita LaBelle DeVries passed into eternity and into the loving arms of Jesus on February 23, 2018 after 96 fruitful years of loving and helping here on earth. She was born in Eldorado, Kansas to Lewis and Hester (Hand) Barnum on October 5, 1921, the fourth of 12 children. Her spiritual gifts were helping and encouraging others, and she was good at it. She liked to smile, have fun and really loved children. Her hobbies were sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and baking. She and her husband Francis “Gus” loved the grandkids and spending time with them. She is preceded in death by her husband Francis “Gus” DeVries, 10 siblings, two grandchildren and her mother and father. Surviving are her daughters Beverly & (Jerry) Schaap and Patricia & (Mike) Smith; 4 grandchildren Sue Norton, Dave & (Cyndi) Schaap, Eric & (Melissa) Smith and Andy Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren and her sister Gloria & (Luther) Shears. Heaven has gained a special and wonderful addition to their family, but earth and her daughters will sadly miss her smile and loving arms. Dementia finally won the battle here on earth, but God has given her a new body as He promised, and a much better life. Visitation was held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 . Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville with members of the family meeting with friends and relatives from 10 a.m. till the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Verita’s name to Faith Hospice or Alzheimer’s. Burial will be in Altona Cemetery. 

Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville, with complete obituary online at www.marshallfuneralhomeinc.com where you can leave a message of condolence for the family.

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Ruth L. McMullen


Ruth L. McMullen 87 of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Ruth was born July 17, 1930 in Elmhurst, IL the daughter of Clarence and Olga (Gorling) Yeaw. She was active at the Cedar Springs Senior Center for many years and enjoyed playing cards, games, bingo and puzzles. Surviving are her children, Karen Bansen, David (Sherry) Patterson, Steven (Theresa) Patterson, Ray (Van) Patterson; 11 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth (Louis) Hartesvelt, Marian Yeaw. The service was on Wednesday, November 15 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Scott Sloan officiated. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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

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JAMES ROBERT BREEDLOVE


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James Robert Breedlove age 72 passed away Sunday April 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born February 7, 1945 in Grand Rapids to James and Nellie (Newton) Mol, Sr. Surviving are his children Debra (Robert) Halston, James (Angie) Breedlove II, Melissa (Rick) Anderson and Shellie (Bradley) Frey; grandchildren TJ, Vanessa, Jennifer (Ben), Albert, Brandon (Brittany), Tia, Brittany, Kyle (Anna), Savannah, Taylor, Hannah, Haley; great-grandchildren Payton, Roxanne, Daiton, Bentley, Lilliana, Issaac, Payslee, Raelyn, Olivia, Kyron, Carter; brothers Vern (Barb) Mol and Robert Mol. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother Chuck. Jim’s family will celebrate his life with a luncheon at his home Saturday April 22, 2017 from 3-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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

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