Obituaries

    LAWRENCE - A graveside service celebrating the life of Karen Louise Sanborn (Staffen), 55, of Lawrence, will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. at Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. A visitation and luncheon will follow at the Lawrence Lions Club....
    LAWRENCE - Richard Douglas “Dick” Reynnells, 94, of Lawrence, died Aug. 18, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Lawrence, not far from his current residence.     Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Sirks), also a...
    Kyle Baker,  22, of Mattawan,died  suddenly on August 17, 2017.     A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held today (Friday), Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. at  Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900. The...
    Sandra L. Todd, 81, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Kalamazoo,  went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Aug. 20, 2017, after a long battle with Vascular Dementia. She was born in Kalamazoo on July 2, 1936, to the late Harold J. and Marjorie F....
    Anthony “Tony” Taglia, 91,   of Hazel Crest, IL, formerly of Kalamazoo, died Aug. 16, 2017. He was born in Chicago and throughout his life, had lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, CA, Kalamazoo, North Ft. Meyers, FL and Hazel Crest, IL.     His...
    Robert Roy Lamb, born Oct. 13, 1941, in Mt. Clemens, MI, passed peacefully, surrounded by his family August 12, 2017.     Robert graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State Oakland University in 1969. He joined the Navy and served...
     PAW PAW - James Edward Newkirk, 64, of Paw Paw, died unexpectedly at his home, Aug.  15, 2017. Jim was born May 2, 1953, in Kalamazoo, the son of Edward and Ruth Newkirk.      He was a mechanical engineer, working at Denso for the past few...
   Frank Virgil Bishop, 91, of Paw Paw, passed away Aug. 6, 2017, at his son’s family home in Paw Paw. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel.    Jeffery L. Chapman, 49, of  Plainwell, MI, died Aug. 9...
    John Toney Reeves, 93, of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Saturday, July  22, 2017, of pneumonia. John was born in the spring of 1924 in Lawrence.           He graduated from Paw Paw High School. John served as an Army Air Force B-24 bomber pilot...
    Carolyn E. Keyes, 75, of Decatur, passed away Aug. 13, 2017, at Bronson Methodist  Hospital, Kalamazoo.  She was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Decatur, the daughter of Ivan and Tina (King) Keyes.     Carolyn was a 1960 graduate of Decatur High School...

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