Obituaries

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Kay Ann (Skornicka) White, 75, of Owosso, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her home, with her loving family by her side. The family will receive friends at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Owosso Chapel on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm. A private family service will be held on Wednesday morning, and burial will follow in Easton Cemetery.

Jennifer Jo Shane, 63, of Owosso, passed away at Pleasant View on Friday, August 21, 2020. Their will be no services. Her family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. WatkinsFuneralHomes.com

Rex D. Reynolds, age 99 of Corunna passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 at his home. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at South Bingham Township Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Pastor Todd Evans will officiate. The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 11:00 am until the time of the service.
Rex was born in St. Johns, MI on April 8, 1921 the son of Millard and Neva (Miller) Reynolds. Rex married Eunice Wilson on February 24, 1945 in Laingsburg, MI. Rex lived in Corunna since 1951 and was a farmer. After he retired, he was part of the Crop Production for 25 years. He enjoyed auctions, going to the stock yards, and playing cards, his favorite saying “Don’t Cheat”.
He is survived by his son Richard (Vicki) Reynolds of Corunna; daughters, Mary Hill of Owosso, Janice Hogan (Chris Shiakas) of Owosso, grandchildren; Michael Ockerman, Jr., Melissa (Martin) Ball, Stacy (Darin) Sloan, Randy Reynolds, Lynette (Michael) Rubelman, Teresa (Paul) Laurin, Aundrea (Sidney) Fullwood, Angalena Sloan, Cynthia Snell, Richard C. (April) Snell; sister Wilma Stichler of Laingsburg; son-in-law Richard Snell, 21 great-grandchildren ,7 great great-grandchildren and his dog Tinker Bell. He was predeceased by his wife Eunice, parents, grandparents, daughter Kathlene Snell, granddaughter Hilary Hogan, 2 sisters and 8 brothers.


Donna Mae Pierce-Armor
went home on August 12th to be with her Lord. She was married on July 15, 1950 to Leo L. Pierce. Mom’s dash was well spent serving the Lord, family, church, and friends. She was loved by many! Donna came from a family with ten brothers and sisters, she raised four children, and then she touched even more lives as she spent the last four years living in a nursing home. This was made evident by the parade of staff coming in to say tearful goodbyes. She was well-loved! Her gentle, quiet nature was a testimony of her faith, her hope, and her love for Jesus.

Susan Mae Shepard, age 92 of Owosso passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 29, 2020 at Ovid Healthcare Facility. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel.
Susan was born March 5, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Lewis B. and Eva Mae (Rundell) Sawer. She was a resident of Shiawassee County for most of her life and was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, the White Buffalo Society and the Tecumseh Lodge as well as being very active in the Boy Scouts of America. She retired from Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Department.
Susan is survived by her children; Philip G. (Deb) Shepard, Alan L. (Janis) Shepard, and Shelly A. Shepard, her grandchildren; Adam Shepard, Alan “Lee” Shepard, Christopher Shepard, Jamie Franklin, Philip Shepard, Jr., .Joshua Shepard, and Jesse Shepard, several great grandchildren, and many friends.
Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.

L. Edward Rock, age 88 of Owosso passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Courtyard Manor Assisted Living in Swartz Creek. A private interment will take place at Pinetree Cemetery, Corunna, MI. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso.
Ed was born March 16, 1932 in Royal Oak, Michigan to Clifford and Charlotte (Titus) Rock. He was a graduate of Owosso High School, class of 1950. He married Barbara Jean Hawkins on February 28, 1966. Together they enjoyed traveling and gardening. He retired from General Telephone after many years of employment as a Technician. Ed enjoyed being outdoors especially fishing.
Online condolences may be shared at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.

John “Jack” Simon Rambo, age 73 of Owosso passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home. Per his wish’s cremation has taken place and no services will be held. The family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso.
Jack was born October 9, 1946 to the late Harold and Eva (Robinson) Rambo in Lansing, MI. He married Bonnie L. Miller on June 12, 1965 in Lansing, they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. They moved to Owosso where they have lived for the past 51 years. Jack held many positions throughout his life, before retiring from Peckham in Lansing. Jack loved spending time with family and friends up north, hunting and riding his quad ATV.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie, his children; Troy (Jennifer) Rambo and Todd Rambo, his grandchildren; Michael Rambo, Justin Rambo, Maranda (Carolinne Ogura) Rambo, Dyllan Rambo, and Whitney Rambo, his brother; Tom (Carol) Rambo, his sister-in-law; Marilyn Rambo and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his two brothers; Ben and Bill Rambo.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1755 Abbey Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 or by visiting cancer.org. Online condolences may be shared at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

Mary Elizabeth Gale, 93, of Owosso, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020. Private family service will take place. her family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. WatkinsFuneralHomes.com

James Brent Wright, 56, of Owosso, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home. No services are planned. His family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel.

Maureen (Mony) Jo Rose was born on March 19, 1951, in Owosso, MI, the third of nine children to James and Brigetta (Riley) Rose. Educated in Alpena, MI, she graduated in 1969 from Alpena Catholic Central High School, and enrolled in the nursing program at Hurley Hospital in Flint, MI.
Mony loved music and dancing, and so it was that while returning from an evening with her friends on October 9, 1970, Maureen sustained life-changing injuries in a car accident. With years of physical therapy, she relearned basic life skills. In 1975 Mony was crowned National Physically Handicapped Queen. She married Paul Wright on June 18, 1977, at her home parish, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, and gave birth to a son Christopher in 1981.
Mony loved and accepted everyone as a Child of God. Weekly, she worked to feed the hungry at St. Bernard’s Friendship Room Soup Kitchen followed by a faith sharing session with the youth of St. Bernard’s Church in “The Dungeon.” Her favorite times included praying the Rosary, visits with friends, family reunions, and especially Riley Luncheons with her cousins.
During the past 7 years while living at Medilodge of Montrose, Maureen touched the hearts and souls of everyone she met especially her dear friends Toni and Roger. She brought laughter, love and God’s grace to each new day. Every year Mony and Toni would grow their hair long and donate it for cancer survivor wigs. In her words, “It’s all I have to give.”
Maureen Rose, (69) died on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Medilodge of Montrose, and received God’s promise of eternal life with Him. Her family and friends are so grateful for the love and care she received from their staff.
Maureen is survived by her son Christopher Wright, her seven siblings and their families: James Rose and Kim Franke, Margaret and James Countegan, Bridget and Dudley Bobolts, Kathleen Rose, Michael and Amanda Rose, Melissa and Nick Nikola and Brittanie Rose…the children of her brother Brian, Mary and Dennis Bohac, and Patty and Ted Johnson. Maureen was preceded in death by her parents and brother Brian Rose.
Arrangements for Maureen Rose are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes of Owosso. Following cremation, her remains will be kept safely for a time when we will be free to celebrate her life.
Those wishing to give a gift in Maureen Rose’s memory, may make a donation to the St. Bernard’s Friendship Room, P.O. Box 736, Alpena, MI 49707.


Betty V. Crouch
, age 91 of Corunna, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 at Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing. Private burial services will be held. Arrangements through Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel in Owosso. www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

Ketha Roxine Maurer, 95, of Owosso, passed away peacefully at Hospice House of Shiawassee County. The family will hold a private service at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Ketha was born in Durand, Michigan on August 24, 1924 to the late Oscar Harold and Helen (Burke) Smith. She graduated from Durand High School in the class of 1942, and on September 19, 1942 she married Leon Russell Maurer in Owosso. Ketha enjoyed the outdoors, she loved to mow the lawn and tend to her flowers. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and the Salem Sisters Serving Christ. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and time spent with her family. Ketha was a charter member of the Corunna VFW Auxiliary Post 4005 and served them for 75 years.
Ketha is survived by her daughter, Pam (Phil) Strauch of Owosso, and her son, David (Dianna) Maurer of Owosso. Her grandchildren; Kevin (Heidi) Maurer, Heather (Tim) Pierce, Jennifer (Dale) Wyatt, and Timothy (Melissa) Strauch. Also her great-grandchildren; Landen, Mason, Maelyn, Zarren, Rylen, Tyler and Lucas, also her brother, Jerry (June) Buchholz.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Leon, and her brother, Roger Schutt.
The family requests that no flowers be sent, please donate to Salem Lutheran Church or Hospice House of Shiawassee County.

Lamont (Monty) Dale Green, passed away peacefully at the age of 70 on July 1, 2020 at his home. There will not be a funeral, per his wishes; however, a gathering in honor of his life will be held on July 18th. Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel.
Monty was born July 20, 1949, the only son, to parents John and Doris Green, of Elsie, MI. He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles, Jeeps, guns, and Southern Gospel music, and gathering with his family. He loved knowledge and had an almost photographic memory of anything he read. He was a trivia nut and was once called a Fountain of Useless Knowledge because he knew a little bit about everything, it seemed. It was a rare occasion to hear him answer a question with “I don’t know.”
Monty is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jessica; his children John Green, Carrie Elwood, Mike Green, and Angel Green; his siblings Jonadene, Luann and Larry Arbogast, Denise and Ron Saylor, Debbie and Jim Shedd, Dena and Mike Upton, and Dawn and John Bernat; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both parents, his youngest son, Tony, and his youngest daughter, Tamara.

Charles Jerry Dempsey Age 70, died peacefully at his home in Perry, Tuesday morning, June 30, 2020 after his brave battle with cancer. A private family service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel
Born July 18, 1949 in Freeburn, Ky. Jerry was drafted by the Army in 1969. He fought in the Vietnam War and was critically wounded. He received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60DVC, National Defense Service Medal and an Army Commendation Medal. Upon returning home Jerry began working at General Motors and eventually would retire as a truck driver. His passion was his family. He spent his life with his family not worrying about outside influences. He was an extremely private person who believed in people minding their own business. He owned thousands of cars during his lifetime and spent any free time in his garage working on his collection.
He is survived by his son, Troy (Robin) Dempsey; granddaughters, Marisol (Wesley) and Sophia (Alex) Dempsey; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and family. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Harrison; Mother, Charlene and brother, John Dempsey.

Princess "Pat" L. Delcamp, age 95 of Owosso passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at Pleasant View in Owosso. A private funeral service will be held at the Owosso Church of Christ with interment immediately following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, 520 West Main St., Owosso, MI 48867.
Pat was born September 20, 1924 in Owosso, MI to John Henry and Nellie Vina (Johnson) Pattengill. She remained a resident of Owosso for more than 85 years! She graduated from Owosso High School and went on to marry John Delcamp on September 13, 1945 in Owosso. She was an active member of the Owosso Church of Christ; a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years, a past director of the Vacation Bible School for 25 years and the superintendent of the Primary Department there. Pat was always a thoughtful and generous person by nature. She enjoyed sewing for not only her family, but many friends as well.
Pat is survived by her three children; John J. (Theresa) Delcamp, Jr., Troy L. (Vicki) Delcamp, and Diann (Tom) Foerch, her grandchildren; J. Tyler, Erik, Tiffany, and Troy, Jr., her great-grandchildren; Addalynn Jay Delcamp, Jerry Schneider, Alex Schneider, Dominic Delcamp, Emily Schneider, Isabella Schneider, her siblings; Michael Pattengill, Beatrice (Dick) Nelson, her sister-in-law; Nettie Pattengill, many nieces, nephews, cousin and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; John Delcamp, her parents, her sisters; Sylvia and Betty, her brothers; John, Stan and Larry, and sister-in-law, Kathy Pattengill.
Memorials are suggested to the Owosso Church of Christ, 2005 S. M-52, Owosso, MI 48867. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

Arlene Marie Ardelean, 83, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Memorial Healthcare.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10am. Rev. Fr. Michael O'Brien will celebrate with burial to follow in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm, the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00pm at the funeral home. Masks will be required to attend Mass.
Arlene was born on March 19, 1937 in Owosso, Michigan to the late Albert and Mary (Hanzlovic) Vogl. She graduated from Owosso High School in the class of 1955. Arlene was owner of Ardelean Trucking Company and spent many of her early years building and selling homes in Ardelean Subdivision with her husband Bob. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her family at her home or at the cabin in Higgins Lake, she also looked forward to a yearly trip to Las Vegas. One little known fact about Arlene is that she was perhaps the first female baseball coach in the Owosso Little League when she coached one of her son’s teams for a summer. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren’s many athletic activities. Arlene will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and wife, who was a strong person and taught her children to be hard working, strong willed, and caring people.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, L. Robert Ardelean, children; Ken (Julie) Ardelean, Jeff (Mary Beth) Ardelean, Dan (Erin) Ardelean, Nathan (Mary Ellen) Ardelean, and Robert Ardelean. Grandchildren; Jason (Hannah) Ardelean, Tyler Ardelean, Brad Ardelean, Ryan Ardelean, Evan Ardelean, Shawn Ardelean, Haleigh (David) Guysky, Colby Ardelean, Hannah Ardelean. Her Siblings; Tom (Sue)Vogl, Janet (Steve) Janicek, Butch (Jan) Pitt, Dawn (Nelson) Smith, Rebbeca (Greg) Heigl, Bob (Pam) Vogl, Rick Vogl, and Shirley (Bill) Franks.
She was predeceased by her son Jason, her parents and her brother, Tommy Dale.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ardelean's name are suggested to the Noah's Ark Childrens Center, 1500 N. Water St. Owosso, Michigan 48867


Phyllis (Smith) Patterson
passed away Monday, June 22, 2020. She was a resident of Waterford at Hidden Lake in Canton, Georgia. A private graveside service will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Michigan.
Phyllis was born in Lansing, Michigan on May 21, 1926, to Harry S. and Goldie P. (Olmsted) Smith. The family moved to Owosso a few years later. On June 30, 1946 Phyllis married James Patterson at the First Methodist Church in Owosso. They both worked many years for Universal Electric Company in Owosso. In 1961 they moved to Ripley, Tennessee where Jim continued with Universal at their new plant. Phyllis was the aide in the Ripley High School Library for several years. The Patterson’s two sons finished their “school years” in Tennessee. Phyllis and Jim returned to Owosso in 1977, where Jim remained with Universal until his retirement. Phyllis did some part time work with the MELCO business.
The Patterson’s bought a mobile home at Sunny Grove Park, Estero, Florida and spent the ensuing years (more than 20) between their cottage on Higgins Lake Michigan, and Estero. Ripley and Estero were “second Homes” for Phyllis.
Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Michael (Marian) of Fleming Island, Florida, and Steven (Vickie) of Woodstock, Georgia. She will also be fondly remembered by her sister, Donna (Al) Boulee of Ludington, MI, and sister in-law, Marlene (David) Edgar of Corunna, MI, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also missing Phyllis are many great friends in Owosso, Higgins Lake, Ripley, and Sunny Grove.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Jim in 2005, brother Kenneth (Norma) Smith, brother-in-law Robert (Patricia) Patterson, sister-in-law Betty (Leon) VanAmburg and Uncle Ronald (Arlene) Hoag.
In Lieu of flowers those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Phyllis to: First United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Water St. Owosso, MI 48867, First United Methodist Church, 145 S. Main St. Ripley, TN 38063, Hospice a Memorial Healthcare, 1484 N. M-52, Owosso, MI 48867, Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

Jeanette Mae Loynes, 96, of Owosso

Judy K. Elliot, 70, of Lansing

Benjamin E. Burgess, 84, of Owosso

Merle L. Linzey, 82, of Owosso

Mona J. Rothley, 75, of Owosso

Mary A. Geiling, 86, of Owosso

William L. Numerick, 91, of Owosso

William E. Conn, 79, of Owosso

Ellen Maurer, 92, of Owosso
Beulah M. Bayless, 97, of Corunna

Kathie L. Robinson, 74, of Owosso

Jo-Ann F. Lott, 86, of Owosso

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