Obituaries

Robert Roy Lamb, born October 13, 1941, Mt. Clemons, MI, passed peacefully, surrounded by his family August 12, 2017. Robert graduated with his Bachelors Degree from Michigan State Oakland University in 1969. He joined the Navy and served as a...
Paw Paw - James Edward Newkirk, 64, died unexpectedly at his home on August 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 years. Jim was preceded...
   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 T. Reeves of Grand Rapids, Mi., age 93, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 of pneumonia. John was born in the spring of 1924 in Lawrence, Mi. He graduated from Paw Paw High School. John served as an Army Air Force B-24 bomber pilot in the...
    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...
    MATTAWAN - Linda Marie Salter, 73, of Mattawan, formerly of Steuben, died at the home of her daughter on Sunday, Aug.  13, 2017.   Linda was born July 3, 1944, in Detroit, the daughter of Edward and Rosena (Nalette) Farr.     Members of her...
    PAW PAW - Felicia Zolp, 87, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, Aug.  10, 2017, at Bronson Commons,  Mattawan. Felicia was born Dec. 14, 1929, the daughter of the late Felix and Corinne (Mrowiec) Venckus.     In 1949, she was...
    Mary Elaine Carter, 90, of Kalamazoo, died Aug. 15, 2017, at Alamo Nursing Home. Mary was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Palmer, MA, the daughter of William and Anna (Sullivan) Costello.     She was preceded in death by her brother, Rich-ard Costello...
    Williandres “Will” Smith, 65, of Kalamazoo, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 11, 2017, at his home, due to complications from Sickle Cell Anemia.  He was born in Detroit on Jan. 8, 1952, to Williandres and Dorothy (Warrick) Smith.     Will is...
        Esther A. “Trann” Kelly, 90, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Geneva, IL, died Aug. 12, 2017, in Kalamazoo. She was born April 13, 1927, in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of Arthur and Alva (Nelson) Gommesen.      Trann was preceded in death by...

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