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Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr.

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 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 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

Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw

Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw The Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Clark on Keller Lake.  He was born in Albany, NY on June 2, 1934.  Ken attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.  He retired from Kalamazoo First UMC in 2000, after 42 years in… Continue Reading Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw

Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon

Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon, age 62, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital. Owen was born on January 21, 1957, in Parker, AZ, the son of Lester, Sr., and Almeda (Pierce) White-Pigeon. He was a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. He married… Continue Reading Pastor Owen L. White-Pigeon

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod Rev. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Garrod passed away on Thursday, July 25 at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, MI at the age of 89.  He was born October 7, 1929 to Fred and Edith Garrod in Lawrence, MI.  His family was very involved in the Lawrence United Methodist Church, and… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod

Pastor Clarence W. VanConant

Pastor Clarence W. VanConant We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Clarence William VanConant, Retired Local Pastor of the Michigan Conference, who died on July 29, 2019 at the age of 75.  Clarence served at churches in the Upper Peninsula, the Thumb area and Monroe including Harbor Beach, Port Hope, Port Sanilac, and… Continue Reading Pastor Clarence W. VanConant

Rev. George R. Grettenberger

Rev. George R. Grettenberger George Richard Grettenberger died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 89. George was born on April 16, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Louis and Edith Grettenberger.  He graduated from high school in Grand Rapids in 1948 and from the University of Michigan in 1952 with a BA in… Continue Reading Rev. George R. Grettenberger

Charlene Frances Paige Garrett

Charlene Frances Paige Garrett Charlene Frances Paige Garrett, 89, arrived at her Heavenly home on July 17, 2019, with her family by her side. Charlene was born April 13, 1930, in Jackson, Michigan, to Howard and Jennie (Barnes) Paige. She grew up in Flint and Saginaw and graduated from Arthur Hill High School. While attending… Continue Reading Charlene Frances Paige Garrett

Carol A. Wingeier

Carol A. Wingeier We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Douglas E. Wingeier, Retired Elder of the Michigan Conference (transferred from the Wisconsin Conference) on the passing of his wife, Carol Ann (Wise) Wingeier, of Asheville, NC who died on July 4, 2019 of the effects of diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease.… Continue Reading Carol A. Wingeier

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