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(Chloe Deldee) Fowler, 85,
died Monday at Community hospital. She was born at Petoskey and in
1909 married her husband at South Bend. He served as Hartford
township supervisor of many years.
Private funeral services will be held today
(Wednesday), followed by burial in Maple Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Fowler was a member of the Hartford Federated
church and the Hartford Garden club.
She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs.
Edward (Olive) Vennhuis and Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) Geresy, both of
St. Joseph, and Mrs. Richard (Monna) Eastman of Coloma; 10
grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
67, former mayor of Hartford and former
village councilman, died Thursday (October 26, 1972) at his home here.
He was born March 12, 1905 to Don and Jessie Slee Chidester.
A dealer in livestock, particularly horses, for many
years, he was born at Bangor and had lived in this area all his
life. He had been in charge of harness racing at the old Van Buren
County fair and had served as a director of the present Van Buren
Surviving are his wife, the former
Anna Gay, whom he
married in 1925 at LaPorte, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Dona)
Leroy Sherman, of Hartford, a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Nickless of Clemson,
S.C., and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Calvin Funeral home. The Rev. Milton Krugman, Federated Church
pastor, officiated and burial was in Maple Hill cemetery.
O'Nieta Brinsfield - Funeral services for Miss
O'Nieta Fay Brinsfield, 17, a Hartford High School sophomore, were
held Friday at the Calvin Funeral Home. She died July 24 at
University hospital, Ann Arbor. She was born in Hartford.
Surviving are her mother,
Marion; four sisters, Mrs. Melvin (Lois)
Anders, Mrs. Mike (Sue) Downey and Mrs. Bud (Glenda) Widner of
Hartford and Mrs. Tom (Delores) Sullivan of Mesa Ariz.; seven
Kenneth and Robert Brinsfield and Bill Hunt and Pat
Roush of Hartford, James Hauweghen of Tucson, Ariz., and Gary
Hauweghen of Coloma, and her grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Orley Sias
of Hartford and Mrs. and Mrs. Floyd Brinsfield of Bradord Ark. Her
father, Roy, died last Dec. 6.
Milton Krugman, Federated pastor, officiated at the services and
burial was in Maple Hill cemetery.
Rev. F. Willard Kime
- 116 Randolph St., Bangor, Michigan, born April 9, 1898,
Rev. Kime was a veteran of World War I, at the present
is the Senior Past National Commander of the Military Order of the
Cooties, he is a Past Commander and a Member if the American Legion
of Bangor, Member of the VFW of South Haven and 32nd Degree Mason,
Rev. Kime has served as Chief Auditor of the Michigan Highway
Department, during World War II he was Chief Investigator for the
U.S. Government. In 1948 he was appointed Post Master of Bangor and
1953 he was ordained Administrator of the Congregational Church,
serving in Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida, in 1957 he was appointed
National Executive Secretary of the Congregational Church with
headquarters in Milwaukee and was also an appointed member of the
Michigan Board of Alcoholism.
Surviving is his wife, Jennie, a sister, Mrs.
Olds of Hartford, 3 step-sisters, Mrs. Georgia Freeman of Kalamazoo,
Mrs. Ruth Selters of Hartford, Miss Inglow Kime, Fall Rivers,
Virginia, a half brother Gordon Kime of Benton Harbor and his
step-mother Mrs. Esther Kime of Hartford.
Funeral at the Stafford Funeral Home are incomplete.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette Fri., Mar 10, 1972.
Note: Willard was a
1916 Hartford High School graduate.
Mrs. Marvin F.
(Mary Pansy) Thornburg, 75, 425 East Oak Street,
Thursday (March 30,1972) in Watervliet Community hospital.
Mrs. Thornburg was born April 21, 1896, in Black Oak,
Ark., the daughter of Jeff and Josephine Dendy.
Survivors include her husband,
Thornburg, whom she married Jan. 19, 1920, in Cullman, Ala.;
three sons, Henry of Watervliet, Lawrence of Torrance, Calif., and
George of Hartford; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Touey of Whittier,
Calif.; 11 grand-children; four great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Emory and Dewight Dendy of El Dorado, Ark.; and three sisters, Mrs.
Nolia Copeland, Mrs. Lillie Touey and Mrs. Etha Huffman of Torrance
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the
Calvin funeral home, Hartford. The Rev. Milton Krugman, pastor
of the Hartford Federated church, will officiate. Burial will
be in Maple Hill cemetery.
Friend may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
NOTE: Pansy is the
grandmother of the webmaster, Emma Thornburg Sefcik.
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