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Weddings

Melanie Towar and Micheal Goetz were married Oct. 24, 2010, in Berrien Springs, Mich. The ceremony was performed by Dan Towar and Chris Holland, pastors.

Melanie is the daughter of Dan and Patsy Towar of Lansing, Mich., and Micheal is the son of Mike and Cheryl Goetz of Tenmile, Ore.

The Goetzes are making their home in Berrien Springs.

Cora Jean Scribner and George S. Haley were married Oct. 9, 2011, in Dowagiac, Mich. The ceremony was performed by Travis Smith, pastor.

Cora Jean is the daughter of Ira R. and the late Cora Parker of Ionia, Mich., and George is the son of George and Mattie Haley of Dowagiac.

The Haleys are making their home in Dowagiac.

Lynette Hillmon and Ted Quinty were married Sept. 19, 2010, in Berrien Springs, Mich. The ceremony was performed by Dan Towar, pastor.

Lynette is the daughter of Leray and Sandra Hillmon of Stevensville, Mont., and Ted is the son of Ted and Dorothy Quinty of Portland, Mich.

The Quintys are making their home in Berrien Springs.

Donna Papendick and Joseph Scaravilli were married Nov. 18, 2011, in Cedar Lake, Mich. The ceremony was performed by Ralph Williams, pastor.

Donna is the daughter of Harry H. and Edith Pierce of Mio, Mich., and Joseph is the son of Vito and Theresa Scaravilli of Chicago, Ill.

The Scaravillis are making their home in Cedar Lake.

Obituaries

ANDERSON, Eleanor P. (Magnat), age 90; born Sept. 10, 1921; died Dec. 25, 2011, in Fremont, Mich. She was a member of the Wright Church, Coopersville, Mich.

Survivors include her sons, Frank Jr., Roland, Raymond, Donnie and Terry; and daughters, Beverly Harris and Margaret Schmidt.

Funeral services were conducted by Jim Micheff Jr., pastor, and interment was in Croton Twp. (Mich.) Cemetery.

CLARK, E. June (Harvey), age 83; born June 8, 1928, in Detroit, Mich.; died Jan. 22, 2012, in Lenox, Mich. She was a member of the New Haven (Mich.) Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; son, Howard B. Filburn; daughters, Kathleen Freeman and BeeJay Douglas; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were conducted by David Gotshall, pastor, with private inurnment.

GRISMORE, Dennis B., age 72; born Oct. 1, 1939, in Bunker Hill, Ind.; died Feb. 20, 2012, in Bunker Hill. He was a member of the Kokomo (Ind.) Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nenieta (Cueno); son, Rocky A.; brothers, Rex and Galen; sisters, Patricia Schwartz, Joanne Bentjen and Marcia Wilson; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Javier Quiles, pastor, and interment was in Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.

HARRISON, George Z. "Jack," age 80; born Mar. 7, 1931, in Danville, Ill.; died Feb. 3, 2012, in Hendersonville, N.C. He was a member of the Bethel Church, Arpin, Wis. His service in the Lake Union area included personnel manager for the Mid-America Nursing Homes, Wis., and principal of Joliet (Ill.) Church School and Bethel (Wis.) Junior High.

Survivors include his wife, Neda (Kingman); son, Shawn; daughters, Sharon Metcalf and Sandy Sanders; brother, Ben; four granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Private inurnment took place in Fletcher, N.C.

HATHAWAY, Dorothy J. (Anderson), age 81; born Aug. 12, 1930, in Ottertail Cty., Minn.; died Feb. 16, 2012, in Berrien Center, Mich. She was a member of the Eau Claire (Mich.) Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Hathaway; and sisters, Betty Anderson and Lillian McMichael.

Private inurnment took place in Berrien Center.

JONES, Bertha Mae (Dennis), age 89; born Jan. 14, 1922, in Memphis, Tenn.; died March 27, 2011, in Warren, Mich. She was a member of the Ecorse (Mich.) Church.

Survivors include her sons, Clinton Sr. and Bennell S.; daughters, Bertha Jones, Courtney Whitehead, Lois Jones, Phyllis Ann Dunson, Vivian G. Jones and Carolyn Charleston; stepdaughter, Lucille Smith; brother, O.D. Dennis; 46 grandchildren; 30+ great-grandchildren; and 20+ great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by William E. Hughes, pastor, and interment was in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Berkley, Mich.

MILLIGAN, Beverly A. (Robinson), age 75; born June 10, 1936, in Onaway, Mich.; died Dec. 20, 2011, in Alpena, Mich. She was a member of the Alpena Church.

Survivors include her sons, Darrel, Bill and Doug; daughter, Kathy Kolson; mother, Claris Robinson; brothers, Donald and Dale Robinson; sister, Diana Nessel; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by David Austin, pastor, and interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Onaway.

NASH, LeBurta (Guthrie), age 90; born Feb. 9, 1922, in Edenville, Mich.; died Feb. 12, 2012, in Berrien Springs, Mich. She was a member of the Village Church, Berrien Springs.

Survivors include her sons, William and Lyndon; daughters, Wanda Sheppler Murdick, Juanita Sheppler and Marla Norton; sisters, Jane Hallock and Johanna Simpson; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were conducted by Ariel Roldan, pastor, with private inurnment in Berrien Cty., Mich.

ROUSE, Raymond R., age 81; born Aug. 13, 1930, in Elm Creek, Neb.; died March 7, 2012, in Avon Park, Fla. He was a member of the Hinsdale (Ill.) Church. His service in the Lake Union included secretary/treasurer of the Indiana Conference (1972-1977) and treasurer of the Illinois Conference (1977-1986).

Survivors include his wife, Darlene (Herr); son, Arden; daughter, Darla Erhard; sisters, Wilma Gromer and Dorothy Huenergardt; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were conducted March 31, 2012, and interment was in Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park.

SCHOENHERR, Mildred (Stratton) Simo, age 96; born Mar. 25, 1915, in Nashville, Tenn.; died Jan. 11, 2012, in Dixon, Ill. She was a member of the Princeton (Ill.) Church.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; son, David Simo; stepson, Richard Schoenherr Jr.; daughters, Vicky Schenberg and Belinda Wells; half-sisters, Eileen Rutberg and Rose Titcheff; 15 step-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Joe Arner, pastor, with private inurnment.

SHEPARD, Kathryn F. (Roberts), age 95; born Aug. 28, 1915, in Idaho Falls, Idaho; died May 8, 2011, in Riverview, Mich. She was a member of the Ecorse (Mich.) Church.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Jr., Brian and Sylvester; daughters, Gayle Kimmey, Loretta Thomas, Shirley Fuquay, Jennifer Washington and Monica Johnson; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by William E. Hughes, pastor, and Errol Liverpool, and interment was in United Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Plymouth, Mich.

VANBUSKIRK, Shirley J. (Roberts), age 82; born July 7, 1929, in Clare, Mich.; died Nov. 13, 2011, in Clare. She was a member of the Clare Church.

Survivors include her sons, John L., Mitchell O. and Rand C.; daughter, Linda Ann Burkhard; sister, Barbara Wright; 12 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Russell Thomas, pastor, and interment was in Gillmore Twp. Cemetery, Farwell, Mich.

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