Obituaries

    Lois Largo, 95, of Kalamazoo, died May 1, 2020. Lois was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Fenton, MI, the daughter of Wheaton and Belle (Hoffman) Hicks.     Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her sister. Lucile;  and her husband, Donald J. Largo...
    Jon A. Young, 75, of Kalamazoo, died April 30, 2020, at his home. Jon was born July 7, 1944,  in Grand Rapids, MI, the son of Harold and Beryl (Hewitt) Young.     He worked as a draftsman for over 30 years.     Jon was preceded in death by his...
    Sandra Lee (Scott) Smith, 79, of Kalamazoo,  MI, died April 22, 2020. She is survived by her children: Joi Ware, Corey Smith, Kirt Smith, and LaShon (Kevin) Clopton; her grandchildren: Chanel Ashley, Marques Ware, Nadia Smith, Mario Smith, Iyana...
    Alice Kelly, 94, of Kalamazoo, died on April 21, 2020. Alice was born August 31, 1925 in Leonidas, MI, the daughter of John Paul Rockelein and Anna Viroqua (Tutewiler) Rockelein.     Alice was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers,...
    Dave Kelley, 81, died April 26, 2020, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo.     Private services will be held.  Visit Dave’s personal webpage at: www.BetzlerLifeStory.com, to read his Life Story, archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign his...
    Lawrence Joseph Uhlir, 64, of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020. He was born June 23, 1955 in Hastings, MI, the son of the late Joseph Lawrence Uhlir and Frances R. (Grudecki) Uhlir.     On April 23, 1983, in Paw Paw, at Trinity...
    Donna Jean Youngblood, 88,  of Kalamazoo, died April 24, 2020. Donna was born Nov. 24, 1931, in the Mattawan area, the daughter of Donald C. Underwood and Alma Marie Hiestand.     Donna was employed by the UpJohn Company for almost 20 years....
    Jackie Metzler, 92, of Kalamazoo, died April 23, 2020, at Woodside - Friendship Village, Kalamazoo. Jackie was born March 24, 1928, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of G.H. and Pauline Reid.     She worked at several places over the years, including...
    Caroline Ardel Keast, 87, of Plainwell, MI, died April 22, 2020. Caroline was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Climax, MI, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Cardinal) Wagner.     A true trailblazer in her time, Caroline was the first female office...
    Jennifer Anne Baggett, 49, of Kalamazoo, died April 19, 2020. Jen was born March 23, 1971, in Detroit, the daughter of Doug Bates and Patricia (Reinhart) Baggett.     Though she was diagnosed with Leukemia in the early 1990s, and many other...

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