Rev. Dr. Richard C. Cheatham Reverend Dr. Richard C. (“Dick”) Cheatham of San Antonio, Texas passed away November 30, 2019 at age 89. He was a multitalented man loved by many and missed by all. Born May 24, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, he lived an abundant life filled with his faith, family and friends. He… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Richard C. Cheatham
Rev. Alfred T. Bamsey Rev. Alfred T. Bamsey, retired clergy member of the former Detroit Conference, died in the early morning of November 26, 2019. He served for 39 years before his retirement in 2000. His appointments included Grosse Pointe (Associate), Detroit: Bethany, Troy: First, Detroit West District Superintendent, Conference Program Director and Ann Arbor: First. … Continue Reading Rev. Alfred T. Bamsey
Rev. Ron L. Keller Rev. Ron L. Keller, age 83, of Flint Township, died Monday, November 25, 2019 at McLaren-Flint. He joins a loving God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ron L Keller was born March 14, 1936, to Orin Wellington & Verlah Charlotte (Evers) Keller on a farm near Morenci, MI, the 4th of 5… Continue Reading Rev. Ron L. Keller
Rev. Theron E. Bailey We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Theron E. Bailey, retired Michigan Conference clergy, who died on November 17, 2019 at the age of 91. Theron began his work with the Michigan Conference in 1955 at Kewadin. He then went on to serve at Union City, Ogdensburg/Wesley Foundation, Hart/Mears, Wyoming… Continue Reading Rev. Theron E. Bailey
Rev. Dr. Oscar William (Bill) Cooper, Jr. The Reverend Dr. Oscar William (Bill) Cooper, Jr passed away on November 11, 2019 at his home in Fort Collins, CO. He was born to Oscar and Leatha Cooper on May 24, 1939 in Ecorse, Michigan. In June of 1953 he married Ruth Zimmermann in Schooley’s Mountain, New… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Oscar William (Bill) Cooper, Jr.
Joanne R. Pérez Joanne Robinson Pérez, 88, was called by her heavenly Father on October 24th, 2019 to join her father, William H. Robinson, her mother, Daisy B. Mitchell Robinson, her brother, Brooks Odeth Robinson, her Aunt Rena Robinson Carducci, her grandchild, Mario Roman Ordoñez Pérez and cousins Sylvania & Marjorie Pritchard. Born and raised… Continue Reading Joanne R. Pérez
Rev. Ralph T. Barteld Reverend Ralph T. Barteld, 88, of Marysville, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2019. He was born October 24, 1930 in Bay City to the late Fred and Cora Barteld. He married the love of his life, Diane A. Lockwood on November 24, 1951 in Detroit.… Continue Reading Rev. Ralph T. Barteld
Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr. We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Webley Judson Simpkins Jr., age 88, who died on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at J&K Assisted Living in Palm Bay, Florida. Webley was a Retired Elder of the Michigan Conference who served at Birmingham: First, Midland: First, Pigeon: First, Marquette: First, Marysville, and… Continue Reading Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr.
Janet E. Pool Janet Eileen Pool, prior employee of the former West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church, passed away on September 4, 2019 at the age of 63 years at Masonic Pathways Nursing Home in Alma, Michigan after nearly eight years of illnesses. Janet was born at Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma on December… Continue Reading Janet E. Pool
Mary E. Ten Have Mary Etta Ten Have of IN, formerly of Eaton Rapids, was carried by the angels into heaven on August 31, 2019 at the age of 91. Mary was born in Howell, MI, November 7, 1927, the daughter of Alfred and Helen (Whittaker) Shaffier and foster daughter of C. Earl and Ruth Champlin. She… Continue Reading Mary E. Ten Have