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Rev. Francis F. Anderson

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Francis F. Anderson, retired Michigan Michigan Conference clergy who died on October 18, 2018 at the age of 91.  He is survived by his loving wife Winona, whom he married October 22, 1948 in Ann Arbor, MI; three children, one grandchild, and three great-grandchildren. Francis and… Continue Reading Rev. Francis F. Anderson

Shirley Joan Chapin

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Shirley Joan Chapin, who died on September 20, 2018, at the age of 82.  Joan is survived by her husband John, four children, and six grandchildren.  Joan and John were both very active in the United Methodist community beginning with their local church teaching Junior High Sunday School and leading… Continue Reading Shirley Joan Chapin

Mary Lou Jury

Age 98, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born March 15, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Fred Palmer & Mary (Costello) Todd.  Mary Lou taught Church school, sang in the choir, led small exercise & discussion groups. She worked on many committees in the minister’s wives groups.  She worked… Continue Reading Mary Lou Jury

Marge J. Dahringer

Marjorie J. Dahringer, age 83, passed away, September 6, 2018, surrounded by her family. Marge was a member of Howell First United Methodist Church and was married to the late Rev. Ed Dahringer. Marge was born August 23, 1935 in Bad Axe, MI. Her obituary may be found here.  Visitation will be held on Sunday… Continue Reading Marge J. Dahringer

Rev. Susan Bennett Stiles

Rev. Susan Bennett Stiles, 66, passed away on August 31, 2018. Born in Michigan, Susan attended Fenton High School, graduated from Michigan State University and from Garrett Theological Seminary. She served Halsey Mt Bethel UMC, Owosso FUMC, Algonac UMC, Redford Lola Valley UMC, Waterford Central UMC, Flint Lincoln Park UMC, Saginaw Kochville UMC, and Montrose… Continue Reading Rev. Susan Bennett Stiles

Marilyn Joyce Ackerman

Marilyn Joyce Ackerman of Wixom, formerly of Clawson and Frankenmuth, passed away on August 22, 2018 at the age of 82. Mrs. Ackerman is the beloved wife of 60 years to Reverend Gordon Earl Ackerman. She is the loving mother of Kim (Michael) VanErp, Lisa Ackerman and the late Cheryl (the late Scott) Schlosser. Grandmother… Continue Reading Marilyn Joyce Ackerman

Rev. Rex E. Bean

Rev. Rex E. Bean, age 95, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the Clark Retirement Community. A memorial service was held on August 25, 2018 in Grand Rapids.  Rex was born on August 8, 1923 to Clarence and Lucy (Losey) Bean in Hillsdale, MI. After high school, he enrolled at Western Michigan University… Continue Reading Rev. Rex E. Bean

REV YOUNG BONG YOON

Rev Young Bong Yoon, 93, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2018 in his room in West Hills, California. His funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 1 at 6 pm and Thursday, August 2 at Church of the Recessional in Forest Lawn, Glendale, California. He was born on December 29, 1924 in Korea. He… Continue Reading REV YOUNG BONG YOON

Rev. Harold M. Taber

Rev. Harold M. Taber died on August 18, 2018, in Grand Rapids. He served the West Michigan Conference as pastor at Shepherd/Pleasant Valley/Chippewa Indian Mission; Wacousta Community; Casnovia/Kent City; Houghton Lake Parish; Middleville/Freeport; Jackson: Trinity; and Kalamazoo: Lane Blvd and Scottville.  He retired in 1980.   While serving pastorates he introduced the West Michigan Conference to… Continue Reading Rev. Harold M. Taber

L. Blanche Taylor

L. Blanche Taylor, surviving spouse of Rev. Lawrence R. Taylor, passed away on August 7, 2018.  She was born on June 22, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio.  She is survived by her children, Daniel (Karen) Taylor, Susan (Larry) Sugarbaker, and Annette (Rev. Mark) Erbes; four grandchildren, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.  Blanche served faithfully… Continue Reading L. Blanche Taylor