February 11, 1890
ELMER W. HATCH
The family and relatives have the sympathy of the neighborhood in their sad affliction.
May 28, 1902
June 16, 1903
MRS. ANDREW REYNOLDS
June 8, 1904, pg5
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LOWE, who have been visiting the latter's mother, Mrs. W.J. KEMP, 329 North Second street, returned to their home in Kansas City last night.
April 20, 1911, pg1
Mrs. J.B. KEMP and children will leave soon for Perry, Oklahoma, for an extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. REMINGTON.
December 24, 1913, pg9
July 3, 1914, pg3
Mrs. Alice KEMP, of Denver, Colo., arrived here this afternoon for a few days visit with her son, Mr. J.B. KEMP.
The death of Mrs. Oscar Sober occurred Thursday of last week, after an illness of over a year. She was born in this town fifty-five years ago, a daughter of the late Albert McMullen, and had always resided here. Her first marriage was to Charles Finch, who died several years ago. Besides the bereaved husband, the other immediate relatives surviving are two sons, Dewey and Raymond Finch, her mother, Mrs. Martha J. McMullen, and a brother, Clarence L. McMullen. The obsequies were attended from her late home Sunday and interment made in Brick church Cemetery.
May 30, 1927, pg3
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP of 515 South Sycamore street went to Kansas city yesterday to visit over Decoration day with their daughter, Miss Vivian KEMP and with Mr. KEMP's mother, Mrs. Alice KEMP.
July 5, 1927, pg3
Alson KEMP of Muskogee visited over the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kemp of 509 S. Sycamore street.
July 11, 1927, pg3
Mrs. Alice A KEMP of Lawrence and Mr. George W KEMP of Kansas City came on the noon train today for a visit in the home of their son and brother, J.B. KEMP of 509 South Sycamore street.
July 11, 1927, pg3
Miss Vivian KEMP will arrive home on the early train Christmas morning to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP and family, of 515 South Sycamore street. She is in the fur department at the Peck Dry Goods Co, at Kansas City.
December 22, 1927, pg7
Marriage License At Topeka
October 19, 1929, pg2
A.R. [B.R.] Krmp, who has been making his home with his brother, J.B. Kemp, at 509 South Sycamore street, has gone to Georgia to live.
October 23, 1928, pg28
DEATH OF MRS. ALICE KEMP
Mrs. KEMP has visited her son in Iola several times and made many friends here who will be sorry to learn of her death. The funeral service will be held from the Sleeper Service Room tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C.I. GOLDSMITH, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will take place in Highland cemetery.
January 28, 1929, pg2
Only members of the immediate family and Mrs. Loren HIGGINS, of Kansas City, were present at the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. PORTER will live at the Kansas City Athletic club until Feb. 5, after which time they will leave for Chicago where Mr. PORTER'S company has transferred him to the legal department of the Sinclair offices.
Mrs. PORTER was graduated with the class of 1924 of Iola high school where she was very popular, having taken leading parts in a number of operettas. She is the composer of the words and music to the school song, "Here's to the I.H.S." For the last two years Mrs. PORTER has been assistant manager of the fur department of the Geo. B. PECK Dry Goods store, Kansas City, Mo.
The bridegroom has been assistant district attorney in the legal department of the Sinclair Refining Company at Kansas City for the past year. Prior to that he practiced law in Hazard, Kentucky. He was graduated from the University of Kentucky with an A. B. degree in 1922 and a law degree in 1924. He was outstanding in student activities, having been holder of several tract records. While in college Mr. PORTER organized a Student Speakers bureau and after graduation the Eastern Kentucky Speakers bureau, for which Governor SAMPSON lately commissioned him a colonel upon his staff.
January 29, 1929, pg3
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER left this afternoon on the 4:28 for Kansas City, Mo., where they will be for several days before going to Chicago to reside. Mrs. PORTER, until her marriage Saturday night, was Miss Vivian KEMP. The good wishes of all their Iola friends will go with them to their new home.
July 3, 1930, pg2
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP, 509 South Sycamore street, are expecting their daughter, Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER, to spend a few weeks at home arriving here Saturday.
July 3, 1930, pg3
G.W. KEMP, Leavenworth, is visiting his brother, J.B. KEMP and family, 509 South Sycamore.
July 15, 1931, pg3
Mr. and Mrs. R.L. PORTER and daughter, Joyce Diann, who have been visiting the past week with Mrs. PORTER'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. KEMP, 509 South Sycamore, left Monday for Anderson, Indiana, for a visit with other relatives before returning to their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
January 2, 1932, pg3
Alson KEMP and guest, Fontaine REEDER returned yesterday to Atlanta, Georgia, after a visit with Mr. KEMP'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP, 509 South Sycamore.
March 14, 1933, pg3
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER of Atlanta, Ga., announce the birth March 8, of an 8 1/2 pound son whom they have named Robert Lee, Jr. Mrs. PORTER before her marriage was Miss Vivian KEMP, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP of Iola.
March 14, 1933, pg1
January 29, 1937, pg6
KEMP REFFING IN ATLANTA
April 4, 1937, pg. 6
Winifred Harris Is Married To Richard Comstock In St. Marks Church
Among early April weddings of note is that of Miss Winifred Emily Harris, daughter of Mrs. Gordon Harris of Newark, to richard Wilmot Comstock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Comstock, also of Newark. The ceremony was solemnized Saturday night at 8 o'clock in St. Marks Episcopal Church, Newark by the Rev. Charles W. Walker, the rector. Easter Rites, palms and snapdragons trimmed the church.
The bride wore a gown of white satin with a veil arranged with a cap of old lace. Her bouquet was of white roses, lilies of the valley and orchids. Miss Marjorie I. Harris was her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Katherine Ford of Clayton, and the Misses Martha Comstock, Margaret Welcher and Dorothy Donnelly of Newark. The bridemaids' gowns were of white mousseline de sol over taffeta and they carried American Beauty roses. The dresses were fashioned similar in style to that worn by the maid of honor, who was in American Beauty mousseleine de sol and whose bouquet was of white roses.
Roger P. Williams was best man, and the ushers were Kenneth Caplin of New Haven, Conn., E. Elliott Marsh, Harrison Bloomer and George Johnson, all of Newark.
Mrs. Harris, the bride's mother, was hostess at a reception at her home for about 100 guests following the ceremony. Mrs. Harris wore a gown of white crepe trimmed with beads, and had a corsage boquet of orchids. Mrs. Comstock, the bridegroom's mother, was in silver lame and also wore orchids. Mrs. Robert H. Jones, 148 Fitch Street, Syracuse, cousin of the bride's parents, was in white lace.
The bride chose a traveling costume of blue, made redigote style with a (illegible). The couple will live in Newark. The bride attended Syracuse University for two years and was a member of Alpha Phi.
September 21, 1937, pg3
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP will leave this evening for Atlanta, Ga., to spend Christmas with their daughter Mrs. R. L. PORTER and her family. They will go by the way of Birmingham, Ala., to visit their son Allison KEMP. They expect to be gone several months and will visit another son Beryl KEMP in Jacksonville, Fla., before returning home. Allison and Beryl KEMP will also spend Christmas with the PORTERS in Atlanta.
March 17, 1940, pg33
Newark Church To Be Scene of Bridal
The service will be read by the Rev. Charles W. Walker, rector of St. Mark's. A reception will follow in the home of the bride's mother, 423 East Avenue, Newark.
Mrs. Richard W. Comstock of Newark will be her sister's matron of honor. Bridesmaids will be Miss Wilma Foley of Buffalo, sister of the bridegroom and Miss Gretta W?? of Osining and Mrs. Frederick Dill of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Wren and Mrs. Dill were classmates of the bride-to-be at Skidmore College.
Thomas U. Foley, brother of the bridegroom, will be best man. Ushers will be Richard. W. Comstock of Newark, brother-in-law of the bride, Lewis Kennedy of Sodus and Raymond Muth and Ronald Welcher, both of Newark.
Mrs. Robert H. Jones of ? Street, Syracuse, cousin of the bride's parents, will go to Newark for the wedding.
March 24, 1940, pg16
Newark Church is Setting For Nuptials
The marriage of Miss Marjorie Ione Harris, daughter of Mrs. Gordon Granger Harris of 428 East Avenue, Newark, and the late Judge Harris, to William Henry Foley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Foley, 18 Orchard Terrace, Sodus, took place last night at 8 o'clock in St. Marks Episcopal Church, Newark. The service was read in the presence of a large assembly by the rector, the Rev. Charles W. Walker. Edward Elliott Burns of Alton, a cousin of the bride, gave her in marriage. The church was set with palms, Easter lilies and white snapdragons.
The bride wore a gown of white satin, fashioned with a train and trimmed with heirloom lace. Her veil had a cap of old lace and she carried white roses and gardenias. Mrs. Richard W. Comstock of Newark, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Her gown was a pink chiffon and she carried a Colonial bouquet of roses, sweet peas and forget-me-nots.
The bridesmaids, Miss Wilma Foley of Buffalo, sister of the bridegroom, Miss Greta W? of Ossining, and Mrs. Frederick Dill of Columbus, O., were dressed in blue chiffon and carried Colonial bouquets of roses, sweet peas and forget-me-nots.
Mrs. Harris, mother of the bride, was attired in blue sudana sheer and had a corsage bouquet of gardenias. Mrs. Foley, the bridegroom's mother wore aqua silk alpaca and had a corsage bouquet of gardenias.
Thomas U. Foley of Sodus, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were Richard W. Comstock of Newark, brother-in-law of the bride, Raymond Muth and Ronald Welcher, also of Newark, and Louis Kennedy of Sodus Point. A reception followed in the home of the bride's mother which was set with spring flowers.
Mr. Foley and his bride went to New York City on a wedding trip. The bride's traveling costume was a blue and pink print worn with a navy coat and navy hat and acessories with a corsage bouquet of gardenias. The couple's new home will be at 12 Shaver Street, Sodus.
The bride was graduated from Newark High school and from Skidmore College. The bridegroom was graduated from Sodus High School and Rochester Business Institute.
Among out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mrs. Robert H. Jones of Syracuse, cousin of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reyfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sessions, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. James Hinman of Rochester, James Farrell of Buffalo, Frederick Dill of Columbus, O., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sessions of Palmyra, Mr. and Mrs. William Olley, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mills, Mrs. Frederick Sims and the Misses Sims, and Alfred Baker of Sodus, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elliott Burns of Sodus, Miss Harriet Case of Oswego, and Miss Marion Skiff of Greenwich.
June 19, 1940, pg3
Mrs. J.B. KEMP left Tuesday for Chattanooga, Tenn., to visit her sons Allison and J. Beryl KEMP. She will also attend the wedding of Miss Xavier WALSH and J. Beryl KEMP which will take place in July.
June 19, 1940, pg2
KEMP - WALSH
Miss Rosemary WALSH, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, Miss Joyce PORTER, niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl.
Alson R KEMP was his brother's best man. William WALSH, of Birmingham, and Thomas WALSH, brothers of the bride; Herbert MICHAELIS, of Gainesville, Ga., and John HIGGINS, of Atlanta, were ushers.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Joseph WALSH. The bride's father is vice-president of the Chattanooga Boiler and Tank company and a member of the Chattanooga Electric Power board.
The bride attended Nazareth college, and was graduated from the University of Chattanooga. At the university she was a member and president of Chi Omega sority and was a member of the Co-ed Cotillion club. She is a member of the American association of University Womena and the Girls' Cotillion club.
The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP, of Iola, Kas. He is a brother of Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER, of Atlanta, and Alson R. KEMP, of Chattanooga.
The bridegroom attended the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Sigma Pi fraternities. He received the LL B. degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta. the bridegroom came to Chattanooga from Atlanta in March and is now associated with the sales department of the Volunteer State Life Insurance company.
The bride wore a dress of starched white dotted swiss over ruffled taffeta with circular train. Her fingertip-length veil of ivory illusion was caught witha plaited band of ivory satin ribbon. a tiara of real lilies of the valley framed her face, and the lilies were caught here and there in the veil. The bride carried a prayer book which was owned by her mother when she was a very little girl. It was of ivory with inlaid gold cross. Ivory satin ribbons and lilies of the valley fell from the prayer book.
Miss Rosemary WALSH maid of honor wore yellow starched marquisette, with a leghorn hat trimmed in French blue. She carried yellow Calla lilies, blue delphiniums, Shasta daises and pink roses.
Joyce PORTER, flower girl, wore pale organdie trimmed with ruffles and bows of French blue ribbon. She wore an off-the-face leghorn hat, trimmed in French blue bibbon, and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of mixed flowers.
Mrs. WALSH, mother of the bride, wore rice linen in a peach color, embroidered with Vienese work, and a white straw hat trimmed with a navy and white band. Mrs. KEMP, mother of the bridegroom, wore black and white chiffon, with skirt in pinpoint plaits, and large white straw hat. Mrs. WALSH and Mrs. KEMP wore gardenias.
Mr. and Mrs. WALSH entertained at their home on White Hall Terrace at a reception for members of the wedding party, of the family and out-of-town guests. Miss Myra HERRON, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER, sister of the bridegroom, assisted.
Mr. KEMP and his bride left for a wedding trip through the Great Smoky mountains. The bride wore a dress of navy blue linen and white linen jacket. She wore a white panama hat banded in blue, and shoulder bouquet of gardenias. Upon their return they will reside in an apartment in Fairyland.
June 26, 1941, pg 8
Mrs. John NORTH and guest, Mrs. HAMIL and son were dinner guests of Mrs. W.H. MOHLER, and Mr. MOHLER last Friday.
September 18, 1942, pg 10
Clifford HAMIL is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.R. HAMILL, 1144 New Jersey street. He joined the army signal corps last April and has had three months' training at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. He is now chief inspector in the technical signal corps procurement department with headquarters at Lexington. He was graduated from K.U. in 1932 in electrical engineering.
January 20, 1944, pg3
Lieut. (junior grade) J. Beryl KEMP, USNR, of Chattanooga, Tenn., has reported to the New Orleans naval armed guard center where he will await assignment as commander of the navy gun crew aboard an American merchant vessel, it was announced today. In his assignment the naval officer will be charged with the defense of the ship in case of attack. Lieut. KEMP was associated with the Volunteer State Life Insurance company, Chattanooga, prior to entering the navy in August. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP of Iola and his wife and 16-month old daughter live in Chattanooga.
September 19, 1946, pg. 4
Miss Helen Baer To Wed Howard Fuller
The engagement of Miss Helen Baer, of Placerville, to wed Howard Fuller, of North Sacramento, was announced to seventeen college friends of the bride-elect at a luncheon on Wednesday of last week at Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, at which teh bride's mother, Mrs. Max Baer, was hostess.
Miss Baer has named October 6th as her wedding date and the service will take place at the San Francisco home of her aunt, Mrs. Preston W. King.
The announcement was conveyed in small cards attached to favors of tuberous begonias at the luncheon table.
Miss Baer was graduated at El Dorado County high school and attended College of the Pacific at Stockton, where she was active in sorority affairs. Subsequently she was employed in the Placerville branch of the Bank of America, resigning that work during the past summer.
It was in the banking business that she first met her fiance, during his temporary assignment here earlier this year. Mr. Fuller, son of Mrs. Sidney Earl Fuller, of North Sacramento, was graduated at Sacramento high school and is currently employed with the Bank of America at Truckee.
October 10, 1946, pg. 4
Helen Baer Is Sunday Bride
Miss Helen Baer youngest daughter of Mrs. Edith Baer and the late Max Baer, a Placerville merchant, and Howard Miles Fuller, of North Sacramento, were married Sunday at the home of Mrs. Marcus P. Bennett, the bride's grandmother.
The wedding service was read by the Rev. J. R. Rudkin and the couple repeated their vows before an altar of white chrysanthemums and gladioluses. The bride was given in marriage by her mother and was attended by her sister, Mrs. Thomas Chard.
Miss Penelope Risser, the bride's cousin, was at the piano to play the Mendelssohn wedding march as the bridal party formed at the alter.
Mr. Fuller, son of Mrs. Sidney Fuller, of North Sacramento, had named S. C. Fouch, of Oakland, as best man.
The couple left following the service on their wedding trip to an unannounced destination and their place of future residence will depend upon Mr. Fuller's assignment with the Bank of America, where he has been employed during the past ten years. He served in the Navy as a chief petty officer and following his return from the service has recently been on temporary assignment at Truckee.
Miss Baer was graduated in local schools and attended College of the Pacific at Stockton. She resigned last summer her position in the Placerville branch of the Bank of America.
Mountain Democrat and Placerville Republican, July 31, 1947, pg. 7
November 6, 1948
May 25, 1949
VERNON - Mr. and Mrs. Birney Hopkins have closed their home for the summer and have gone to Northport where Mr. Hopkins operates a fishing resort.
December 13, 1949, pg. 1
Legislature Centennial Set
It was December 13, 1849, that the fabled “Legislature of a Thousand Drinks” met in a 35 by 60 foot two-story adobe hotel building here to set California's brand new state government in motion. Later, the Capitol moved to Vallejo, Benicia, and finally Sacramento. (continues with celebration details)
One interior wall of the State House structure is being adorned by a 30-foot mural, depicting the story of California's 100-year statehood, Muralist is Otto Sargent, former Hollywood scenery designer.
February 23, 1952, pg 4
IN THE ARMED FORCES
April 18, 1953, pg1
J.B. KEMP DIES HERE SUDDENLY
Mr. KEMP had a severe heart attack more than a year ago from which he apparently recovered. He became ill yesterday afternoon while working in a house on North Walnut and died shortly after going to his own home.
Sixty-nine years old, Mr. KEMP was born at Loda, MO., coming to Iola in 1901. He has lived here since then, working as an interior decorator and painter. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Alson and J. Beryl KEMP, Chattanooga, tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian PORTER, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, B.R. KEMP, Lawrence. He also leaves six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth MILLER at 3 p.m. Monday in the Sleeper Chapel. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.
March 9, 1961
He is survived by 1 niece and 3 nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the Van Horn Funeral Home. The Rev. Donnell Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in the Frontier Cemetery. A visitation for friends will be held Friday evening from 7 to 9 at the Van Horn Funeral Home.
February 14, 1962, pg. 30
Morgan Park Academy Announces Honor Roll
Especially honored were five seniors and one junior elected to the National Honor Society in recognition of their consistently high academic achievements during their high school years.
Those honored included Ken Smalley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bion Smalley...;Harley Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Richardson....; Jane Lynch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R Lynch...; James Krueger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kruger, 11338 S. Hornewood ave.......
December 26, 1968
A resident of Lansing and vicinity for the past 22 years, Mr. Felts was a member of the First Baptist Church, and the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 388. Surviving are his wife, Ila; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Condon of Haslett; four grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Felts of Springfield, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Joe Freeman of Nashville, Tenn.
Services will be Friday at 2:30 P.M. in the Palmer-Bush Funeral Home with burial in Deepdale Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
February 19, 1970
Open House Planned by Hillsdale Couple
August 24, 1970, pg2
MARS. JOHN B. KEMP
Mrs. KEMP was born March 31, 1894 at Platte, Nebraska. She was married to John B. KEMP in 1906 in Inla and she lived in Iola for about 50 years, teaching at both the Jefferson and McKinley elementary schools here.
Mr. KEMP died in 1953 and she moved to Florida in 1954.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star, the Rebekah Lodge and the Pythian Sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Allison KEMP, Chattanooga, and Beryl KEMP, Point Clear, Alabama; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Mrs. Vivian PORTER, preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Highland Cemetery here. The Rev. Thomas NYQUIST will officiate. The body will be brought to Iola tomorrow. The Fiskel-Kinser Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
August 12, 1971, pg 17
GUESTS OF MRS. MAGGIE RHODES
S/Sgt. MCMULLEN and his family are stationed with the Air Force in Pearl City, Hawaii. Other guests in the home of Mrs. Rhodes last week were Mr. and Mrs. W.E. MCMULLEN of Brooks and Lester RHODES of Atlantic.
September 2, 1971, pg 17
GUESTS OF MRS. JOHN RHODES
August 28, 1975, pg 4
MCMULLEN FAMILY TOGETHER FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY
The occasion came at a family picnic Aug. 10 at Creston. The family used the occasion for an early 50th anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mr. MCMULLEN.
Their family consists of nine sons and four daughters, 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In all, around 80 attended the picnic.
One of the main reasons that the family was never together at the same time was that eight of the nine sons saw military service. They had a combined total of 110 years of service in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Mr. MCMULLEN is a World War I veteran and his great-grandfather served in the Civil War.
Mr. and Mrs. MCMULLEN were married Sept. 6, 1925, and have lived in the Cumberland -Massena area all of their married life.
They have received a letter from President Gerald Ford congratulating them on their forthcoming 50th anniversary. They also received a letter from President Lyndon Johnson several years ago citing the fact that eight of their nine sons had seen military service.
Mr. MCMULLEN is currently under treatment at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. He has been involved in construction work, including work in Alaska and Liberia.
The family does not plan an open house for their parents' 50th anniversary in September because of Mr. MCMULLEN'S health. However, a card shower is being planned.
May 6, 1976, pg 5
CAPTAIN THOMAS MCMULLEN RECEIVES AIR FORCE COMMENDATION MEDAL
Capt. MCMULLEN is a communications maintenance office and was cited for meritorious service with the Department of Cryptographic Training, Lackland AFB, Tex.
He now serves at kelly with the 1827th Electronic Installations Squadron, a unit of the Air Force Communications Service.
June 16, 1977, pg 16
HOST SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY
During the afternoon Mrs. MCMULLEN received a phone call from her daughter, Mrs. Veronica MILLER of Potomac, Md., who was unable to attend the dinner.
October 20, 1977, pg 26
FRANK E MCMULLENS TO NOTE 25TH ANN.
Frank Eblen MCMULLEN and the former, Cathryn F. CARMACK, were married at the home of her sister, Mrs. Robert BAGSHAW at Massena, on Oct. 26, 1952. The couple request no gifts.
August 18, 1995
30 YEARS AGO
She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Hillsdale, a daughter of Glen and Sarah (FULLER) PURDY, and was a 1939 graduate of Hillsdale High School.
On March 23, 1945, she married Robert D. DOWNS in Centreville.
She moved from Olivet, Mich. to Colon area where she resided for the past 36 years. She was a homemaker and was employed for the Colon Post office for many years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the New Hope Church of Centreville.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Rex WATTLES of Bronson and Gail and Robert "Brad" HARTMAN of Colon; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Nancy DOWNS of Sherwood, Stephen and Diane DOWNS of Colon, and James and Cheryl DOWNS of Farmington; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Russell (Glenadine) SOUTHWELL of Tecumseh. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. of Colon, where services are at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dana P. Hartong of New hope Church officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery of Colon. Memorials may be directed to the New Hope Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
October 10, 2000
November 1, 2001
On March 31, 1945, he married Marjorie V. PURDY in Hillsdale. She preceded him in death on July 9, 1998. Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. He had worked as a machine repairman for W.F. Wells from 1982 to 1985. Continental Can Co. from 1963 to 1982, was a supervisor for Fidelity Fabricators from 1959 to 1963 and also worked at Stock Mills from 1951 to 1959.
He was a member of the New Hope Church of Centreville and enjoyed woodworking, ship model building and was proud of building his own home.
Surviving are; his children, Gail and Robert (Brad) HARTMAN of Colon, Cathy and Rex WATTLES of Bronson, Bruce and Nancy DOWNS of Sherwood, Stephen and Diane DOWNS of Colon and James and Cherly DOWNS of Farmington; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford DOWNS of Garden City; and a sister, Ruby FREY.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude¯ DOWNS and Irvin DOWNS and a half brother, Joe PURDY.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. of Colon. Services celebrating the life of Robert D. DOWNS will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Dana P. Hartong of the New Hope Church of Centreville officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.
If desired, the family suggests memorials be made in memory of Bob to the New Hope Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
April 12, 2005
For many years, Mildred worked for Milliken's, and then as a sales associate for Union Office Supply, retiring in 1989. She wrote for the Detroit Free Press. Mildred organized the first Mother's Singers in Traverse City at Oak Park School, where she was involved and served on the council of the PTA. A very active member of Central United Methodist Church, Mildred also was a member of the Wesleyan Fellowship. She held membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mildred was a charter member of the Northwestern Michigan Artist and Craftsman Association, was a member of the civic choir and the Grand Traverse Pioneer and Historical Society and, along with Merlin Dumbrille, she produced the first school program on the radio in Traverse City.
Mildred is survived by her children, David (Iva) Allen of Northport and Barbara (Edward) Atkinson of Elk Rapids; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Rosemarie Atkinson.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, in the Chapel of Central United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Ellinger will officiate. Burial of her cremated remains will take place in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Central United Methodist Church or to the Grand Traverse Pioneer and Historical Society. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
March 16, 2007, Page 16
Born in Yuba City, he was a life-long Yuba-Sutter resident. He was a teacher at Cordua Elementary School and Covillaud Elementary School, both in Marysville, and W.T. Ellis Continuation High School, where he was also the vice principal. He was a member of the California Teacher's Association and Marysville Unified Teacher's Association.
Also, he served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Bonnie J Thoma of Yuba City; a brother, Mel Thoma of Woodland; and a sister, DeLores Mohler of West Sacramento. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City.
May 20, 2007
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth KAYLOR, California; three brothers, Frank W. MOLBY, Lawrence, the Rev. Bob MOLBY, Elkhorn, Neb., and Gene MOLBY, Ulysses; and a sister, Ilah MILLER, Lawrence. He was preceded in death by two daughters.