Obituaries

    Rose Mary Urban, 93, of Lawton, known as ‘Rose Mary’ her entire life, died peacefully in her sleep, Monday,  June 10, 2019,  at White Oaks Residence, Lawton. She was born July 5, 1925, in Bloomfield, IA, the daughter of Marie and Ray Phillips...
Joanne E. Derhammer, of Mattawan, 78, died June 13, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. Joanne was born on August 16, 1940 in Bangor, the daughter of Vernon and Letha (Merrill) Johnston. Joanne owned Jo Jo’s Beauty Shop in Bangor for 16 years...
October 1, 1964 - June 7, 2019     It is with sadness the family and friends of Jim Shank share the news of his passing, due to a heart attack on Friday, June 7, doing what he loved - outdoors running machinery and helping friends.     A 1983...
    Friends and family of James Peter McVeigh are invited to a gathering to celebrate Jim’s life on June 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the  Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 721 Pine Street, in Paw Paw.
    Mary Root, 85, of Gobles, passed to eternal life on June 9, 2019. Mary was born on May 5, 1934 to Nicholas and Cora Evans. Mary graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1951.  She worked as secretary to the editor of Wood-working Digest in...
    Patricia L. Stanfill, 79, of  Paw Paw, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements by Whitley Memorial Funeral Home, 330 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, (269) 488-2401.
    John J. Kole, 92, of Lawton, died peacefully, June 4, 2019, at Maple Lake Assisted Living, Paw Paw. John was born July 7, 1926, in Grand Rapids, MI, the son of Abraham and Martha (Stegink) Kole.     John proudly served in the Navy during World...
    Roland “Gil” Gilbert, 88, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Wings of Hope Hospice House, Allegan. He was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Madison, ME, the son of Roland and Carrie (Padham) Gilbert. He had lived in the area for nearly 60 years....
    Susan Elizabeth Mundo, 68, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully in her home, May 30, 2019. She was born June 22, 1950, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Charles Lewis Graham and Shirley Helen Davis.     Susan graduated from Mattawan High School in...
    George B. Beyerle, 88, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully,  June 1, 2019. George was born March 2, 1931, in Pottsville, PA, the only son of George and Mary (Reiter) Beyerle.     A graduate of Penn State University, and a lifelong fan of Penn State...

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