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Jon D. Friday, 57, of Hartford died
Thursday [March 19, 1992] at home.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A
memorial service will be announced later by Calvin Funeral Home,
Hartford. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. Friday was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Benton Harbor. He
graduated from Michigan State University in 1957 with a degree in
He was an aerialist and trampoline performer and
later a ringmaster for several circuses. He was a member of
the American Guild of Variety Artists.
Survivors include his mother, Beverly Friday of Hartford; and a
brother, Philip of Hartford.
NOTE: Jon was a
1953 Hartford High School graduate. His father, Dave
Friday, preceded him in death on April 26, 1988.
Doris A. Gough, Bangor MI,
passed away Saturday, December 5, 1992 at Borgess Hospital.
Mrs. Gough was born April 5, 1916 in McDonald, MI and
resided in this area her entire life.
Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Blunt and Sally
Fiorito, both of Bangor; one son, Ray (Betty) Gough of Kalamazoo;
seven grandchildren, Christi Blunt, Rick (Natalie) Blunt, Cindy
Blunt, Lori (Kevin) Khan, Kathy Gough, Amy Gough, Shelli Fiorito;
"adopted" granddaughter, Sally Woods; two step-grandchildren, Steven
Payton and Dennis Payton; two great-grandchildren, Nathan and
Michelle Blunt; three sisters, Ferna (John) McIntyre of Big Rapids,
Juanita (Victor) Emmert of Ft. Myers, FL, Betty (Merle) Baldwin of
Big Rapids; one brother, Ken (Gisel) Wilson of Grand Rapids; several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon in 1980.
The family will meet friends Sunday and Monday 7-9 PM at the
Bangor Chapel D.L. Miller Funeral Home, a Forethought Member, where
funeral services will be held Tuesday 1 PM, Rev. Jim Hodge
officiating. Interment Arlington Hill Cemetery. The family suggests
memorials to the Simpson United Methodist Church of which she was a
Note: Doris was
1933 Hartford High School graduate. She is the
daughter of James Henry Gearing and Iva Ella (Udell) Gearing Wilson.
Florence G. Olds,
91, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Hartford, died Wednesday [January
29, 1992] at Kent Community Hospital, Grand Rapids. The
will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford,
where friends may call after 7 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Maple
Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Memorials may be made to the Hartford
Federated Church, of which she was a member.
Mrs. Olds was born Aug. 10, 1900, in Hartford. She was a member
of the Philharmonic Club of Michigan and was a soloist and a
Survivors include: three daughters - Mrs. Paul (Helen) Richter
and Mrs. Henry
Benham, both of Hartford, and Betty Olds of Grand Rapids; a son,
George of Kalamazoo; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three
a half brother,
Ingelow Kime of Benton Harbor; and two half-sisters - Mrs. Phil
(Georgia) Freeman of South Haven and Mrs. Gerald
(Ruth) Selters of Hartford.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
George Sr., on
April 13, 1985, and by a son,
Arthur, on Feb.
22,1987, and a grandson, William Neil Link on June 8, 1951.