Recent Obituaries

Gertrude A. Fehr

of Manchester, Michigan, age 92, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born October 5, 1923 in Manchester, Michigan, the daughter of Clarence H. and Martha (Marshall) Huesman. Gertrude was a hard working dairy farmers' wife who helped out in the field and did farm chores. She loved animals and loved to take care of them. She was honored with her husband as Farmer of the Week from WPAG of Ann Arbor. She was a member of the Washtenaw Farm Bureau and Sharon United Methodist Church.

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Irene C. Bodine

of Chelsea, Michigan Formerly of Veedersburg, IN, Sioux Falls, SD, Marshall, IL,  Wooster, OH, Lakeville, MN, Park Ridge, IL and Mariemont, OH, age 91, passed away peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by her family, Friday, January 29, 2016 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born November 6, 1924 in Veedersburg, Indiana, the daughter of Vernis & Mary Rowena (Finch) Clore.  Irene was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren. Irene was an animal lover. She enjoyed watching tennis, especially Wimbledon. Irene enjoyed pheasant hunting and playing cards.

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Margaret Mastie

of Lexington, Kentucky, age 91, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at her daughter's home. She was born May 4, 1924 in Creelsboro, Kentucky, the daughter of Richard & Edna Betsy (Buster) Keeton.  Margaret was a member of Jamestown Christian Church in KY. She worked at Cumberland Craft Coop. in Jamestown, KY and at Busters Food Mart and Quarry Drugs both in Ann Arbor. She married Hoover Baldwin, and he preceded her in death. She later married Frank Mastie and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Richard O. (Molly) Baldwin of Hayden, ID; two daughters, Bobbie (Jerry) Fraker of Apex, NC, Teresa (Charles) McKinley of Lexington, KY; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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George Gilroy Graham

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Palm Harbor, Florida, age 90, died peacefully Friday, January 22, 2016 at his home. He was born April 28, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Smith Gilroy & Margaret (McGill) Graham. George served in the Unites States Navy, and was stationed in the Pacific during WWII.  He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Wayne State University, and a Masters in Education from Eastern Michigan University. George was a skilled upholsterer for the first 25 years of his marriage. He then taught Junior High School in Crestwood and Brighton Area Schools, retiring in 1986. George attended the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, and Palm Harbor United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor Florida. He was an avid musician, skilled at organ, piano (as an accompanist), and sang in Choir and Barbershop. George was also an avid swimmer.  

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