Donna Jeffrey

Jeffrey, Donna

12/11/1934 – 07/24/2014Donna Jeffrey

Donna Ruth Jeffrey, age 79 of Sheridan passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was born on December 11, 1934 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Herman & Cornelia (Becker) Kosten. Both parents have preceded her in death.

On June 4, 1952, Donna was married to Cecil J. Jeffrey and enjoyed 53 years of marriage before he passed away on June 29, 2005. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mickey and four brothers, Red, Junior, Dave and Bob.

Surviving are her children, James & Beverly Jeffrey, Steven & Gale Jeffrey and Craig & Nancy Jeffrey, all of Sheridan, 20 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, three sisters, Ellen Clements of Carson City, Marilyn & Wayne Adams of Sheridan, Carol Rydahl of Sidney and one brother, Kenneth & Peggy Kosten of Sheridan.

Donna has been a lifelong resident of the Sheridan area and was retired from Gibson’s. In the last 4 years, she enjoyed the company and activities at the Montcalm Senior Center, watching Gunsmoke and Tiger baseball. She will be missed by all of her loved ones and leaves an empty hole in our hearts, especially her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM will be held on Saturday, July 26th at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Interment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 25th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends and relatives.

For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the Montcalm Commission on Aging Senior Center. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

Max Cook

Cook, Max

6/24/1938 – 7/24/2014Max Cook

Max E. Cook, age 76 of Carson City passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He was born on June 24, 1938 in Powell, Wyoming, the son of Max & Wilma (Walker) Cook. Both parents have preceded him in death along with one brother, Dee Cook.

On April 25, 2003, Max was married to Mary E. Slock and she survives in addition to their children, Christine Bryan of Reading, Michigan, Frank & Krista Cook of Helmer, Indiana, Owen Cook of Cody, Wyoming, Jim Cook of Boise, Idaho, Connie & Mike Gautreaux of Texas, Will Hobbs & Stacy Volkert of Auburn, Indiana and Jamie Hobbs of Auburn, Indiana, 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one sister, Linda Byer of Neunan, Georgia and one brother, Darrell & Patricia Cook of Hebron, Maryland.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan where the family will meet with friends and relatives.
Following the visitation, cremation will take place at the request of the family.

Flossie Brown

Brown, Flossie

11/6/1911 – 07/22/2014Flossie Brown

Flossie H. Brown, age 102, formerly of Fenwick and Sheridan passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Greenville. She was born on November 6, 1911 in Sheridan, the daughter of Eugene & Lena (Bennett) Sinclair.

On August 4, 1944, Flossie was married to Robert E. Brown and he preceded her in death in 1985. Also preceding her were her parents and her sister, two brothers and two nephews.

Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Ann Warner of Sheridan, Melvin & Caroline Sinclair of Fenwick, Ormand & Janet Staines of Fenwick and Carlton & Pat Staines of Elkhart, Indiana.

Flossie was a lifelong resident of the Fenwick and Sheridan areas. As a member of the Fenwick United Methodist Church, she was the church pianist for many years. In addition, she was part of the “Geritol Gang” who entertained young and old alike at many different venues.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan on Friday, July 25th with Pastor Larry Nalett offciating. Interment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery in Sheridan.

Visitation at the funeral home will be held on Friday beginning at 10:00 AM; one hour prior to the funeral service.

For those desiring to do so, memorial considerations can be made to the Fenwick Methodist Church or the Montcalm County Commission on Aging. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

Ken Nelsen

Nelsen, Kenneth

2/8/1923 – 7/2/2014Ken Nelsen

Kenneth D. Nelsen, age 91 of Stanton passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Laurels of Carson City, in Carson City. He was born on February 8, 1923 in Sidney, the son of Ernest & Anna (Hemmingsen) Nelsen. Both parents have preceded him in death.
Surviving Ken are four cousins and their families.

Ken has been a lifelong resident of the Sidney area where he was a farmer and also a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Sidney.

Funeral services beginning at 11:30 AM will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Bernice Sorrels, pastoral leader of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at the South Sidney Cemetery.

Visitation will also be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning beginning at 10:30 AM; one hour prior to the funeral service.

For those desiring to do so, memorial considerations can be made to the Faith Lutheran Church. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

Marv Everingham

Everingham, Marvin

1/2/1944 – 6/25/2014Marv Everingham

Marvin N. “Marv” Everingham, age 70, of Mecosta passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 2, 1944, the son of Raymond & Leora (Morgan) Everingham.

On October 23, 1982, Marv was married to the former Tarry J. Stearns and she survives in addition to 2 daughters, Laurie & Greg Coville of Sheridan, Keristin Everingham of Sheridan, 4 sons, Kevin & Karla Everingham of Sheridan, Adam Everingham of Fenwick, Troy & Julie Jensen of Winterville, NC, Patrick & Hilary Jensen of Wake Forest, NC, 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Neva & Jerry Springsteen of Fenwick, Ruth Hodge of Mason, 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Stevenson of Sheridan, Clara Everingham of Vickeryville, 1 brother-in-law, Roy & Andrea Stearns of Gowen, his favorite mother-in-law and pedro partner, Phyllis Stearns of Sheridan, special friends, Herb & Barb Gulembo, Jan & Dean Scholten, Kim & Carl Taylor, Warren Webber and special children of his heart, Maria Carvalho of Brazil, Sabine Geschwenter of Austria, Chaz & Amanda Nofsinger, William Nobach, Stephany Kelly and Daniel Gotwalt.

Marv was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Inez & Chuck Bowers and Edith & Joe Prentler, a brother, Eugene Everingham, his father-in-law, Donald Stearns and a brother-in-law, Richard Stearns.

Marv has only been a resident of Mecosta since May this year; he was formerly a longtime resident of the Sheridan & Sidney areas where he was a member of the Greenville Community Church and the NRA. He loved hunting, fishing and his beagles, but most of all, spending time with his family, who will all miss him very much.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Greenville Community Church in Greenville with Pastor Joel Heron officiating. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Sheridan.

Visitation with the family will be on Monday, June 30th at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan from 6:00 until 8:00 PM where the family will meet with friends and relatives.

For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to either the GCC Food Pantry or to the People Restore Ministry. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home and the church.

Leota Campbell

Campbell, Leota

4/11/1930 – 6/23/2014Leota Campbell

Leota M. Campbell, age 84 of Stanton passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Greenville. She was born on April 11, 1930 in Stanton, the daughter of Leon & Viola (Emmons) Howell Sr.

On May 13, 1950, Leota was married to Leonard W. Campbell and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2009.

Surviving is one son and daughter in law, Craig & Debbie Campbell of Stanton, two grandsons, Jeramy and Bryan and three great grandchildren, Jesse, Lily and Rachel.
A lifelong resident of the Stanton area, Leota was a very faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Stanton where she played the organ for many years and was also the leader of the youth group at the church.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Stanton with Pastor Ryan White officiating. Interment will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Stanton.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, June 26th from 2:00 until 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan where the family will meet with friends and relatives.

For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the First Baptist Church. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

Ernst Wells

Wells, Ernst

12/18/1959 – 6/19/2014Ernst Wells

Ernst E. Wells, age 54 of rural Stanton passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at United Memorial Hospital in Greenville. He was born on December 18, 1959 in Heidelburg, Germany, the son of Lewis & Annemarie (Haase) Wells.

Ernst is survived by his parents, Lewis and Annemarie, two sisters, Ute & Bill Albert of Stanton, Karen & Lanny Scoby of Middleville, one brother, Daniel Wells of Sheridan, one niece, Caissie Austin and three nephews, Chad Wells, Landon Scoby and Steven Scoby.
Ernst enjoyed arts and crafts, watching television and writing children’s stories. He also liked to go fishing, but had no patience waiting for the fish to bite.

Funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Interment will be at the Richland Township Cemetery in Vestaburg.

Visitation with the family will also be at the funeral home on Tuesday beginning at 12:00 noon; one hour prior to the funeral service.

Steven Deacons

Deacons, Steven

2/19/1981 – 6/16/2014Steven Deacons

Steven M. Deacons, age 33, a longtime resident of the Fenwick area, passed away on Monday, June 16th at his home. He was born on February 19, 1981 in Ypsilanti, the son of Theresa Colleen Deacons.

Steven is survived by his grandmother, Linda Deacons of Sheridan, 2 brothers, David & Kristina Pope of Tennessee and their daughter, Lexi, Ross McInerney of Middleton and his daughter, Meya, 4 aunts, Janet & Dave Grudenich of South Boardman, Michigan, Cindy Cole of Elk Rapids, Michigan, Christina & Carl Walter of Fenwick, Michigan, Terri Deacons of McDonoughy, Georgia, 3 uncles, Jamie & Jackie Deacons of Wayne, Michigan, Buddy Deacons Jr. of Sheridan, Michigan, Erick Deacons of Sheridan, Michigan and his girlfriend of two years, Serena Reamer.

Steven was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Colleen Deacons, his grandfather, Buddy Deacons Sr. and an aunt, Charlene Deacons.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Wesleyan Church on the corner of Castle Road and M-57. Following cremation, final interment will be in Flat Rock, Michigan.

Webb-Fisher, Dorothy

Webb-Fisher, Dorothy

7/28/1916 – 6/11/2014Webb-Fisher, Dorothy

Dorothy G. (Webb) Fisher, age 97 of Alma passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. She was born on July 28, 1916 in Greenville, the daughter of James & Carrie (Nielsen) Bateman.

Surviving Dorothy is one daughter, Diane Baty & Roy Logan of Stoughton, Wisconsin, one son, Frederick & Karen Webb of Stanton, 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, one son-in-law, Edward Ehle and his family of Sheridan, one step daughter, Bonnie & Lynn Wickerham of Greenville, one stepson, Lannie Fisher of St. Johns, a former daughter in law, Jan Matson and a former son in law, James Robert Baty.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Leona Medin, her first husband, Kenneth Webb in 1994 and her second husband, Waldo Fisher in 2013.

Dorothy was a longtime resident of Stanton; she also lived in Sheridan and in 2004 moved to Masonic Pathways in Alma where she has made her home ever since. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Stanton, the Stanton Star Lodge OES and the Stanton Women’s Club. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating. Interment will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Stanton.

Visitation will also be at the funeral home on Monday, one hour prior to the funeral service where friends and relatives may call beginning at 10:00 AM.

For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to either Masonic Pathways or the Stanton Star Lodge. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Pell, Harvey

6/11/1922 – 6/5/2014

Harvey V. Pell, age 91, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Florida. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 11, 1922, the son of Claude & Helen (Godfrey) Pell.

Surviving Harvey is his second wife, Shirley, whom he married on September 26, 2001, one son and his wife, Terrell & Marilynn Pell of Grand Rapids, one granddaughter, Stacy & Daniel Holman of Coopersville, one grandson, Harvey Todd Pell of Grand Rapids, one great grandson, Michael Holman, one sister, Eleanor Jacobs of Missouri and one brother, Donald & Barbara Pell of Grand Rapids.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jean Pell in 1997 and a daughter, Susan Pell in 2003.

Harvey was a career serviceman who retired as a Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 1968.

In accordance with the wishes of the family, there will not be any visitation or funeral services held as cremation has already taken place in Florida. Final interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeview, Michigan.