Memorial contributions given in Neil's name are suggested to Wounded Warriors (HelpOurVeterans.org). Online condolences may be shared with his family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
, 62 of Owosso passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Memorial Healthcare Center. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time.
Allen was born in Owosso on August 31, 1955, the son of Floyd & Eleanor (Hija) Wisenbaugh. He graduated from Owosso High School in the class of 1973 and resided in Owosso his whole life. On October 14, 1978 he married Laura Lee Jennings and this year they would have celebrated 40 years together. Allen enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his grandchildren. He worked for Johnson Controls in Owosso and then Case Steel in Flint.
He is survived by his wife, Laura, children: Sara Anne (William) Fuller of Owosso, Elizabeth Rose Jones & Karl Burr of Owosso and Genny Ellen (Jeff) Palmer of Harrison, grandchildren; Victor, Mitchell, Sunny, William, Howard and Katherine, brothers Floyd Allen (Teresa) WIsenbaugh of Omer, Tony Lee Wisenbaugh of Owosso and mother-in-law Genevieve Jennings. He was predeceased by his brothers Richard, David, Lonnie, his parents, and father-in-law Howard Jennings. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com Memorials are suggested to the family. Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel of Owosso.Belicia I. Licholat
, 98, of Corunna, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Durand Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3pm and the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 9754 E. Lansing Rd. Durand. The family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. Online condolences can be shared with the family at, WatkinsFuneralHomes.comCatherine M. McAvoy
age 76 of Owosso passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Hospice House of Shiawassee County. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial Contributions in Catherine's name are suggested to the Hospice House of Shiawassee County. Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
Cathy Sue Hall
, age 68 of Owosso, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Hospice House of Shiawassee County. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Owosso VFW Hall, 519 S. Chipman St. Owosso. Family will receive friends at the hall from 12:30 pm until the time of the service.
Cathy was born March 18, 1950 in Plymouth, Michigan to Vernard and Violet (Hall) Conant. She attended Byron High School, graduating in 1969. On January 24, 1970, she married Bruce I Hall, Jr. in Owosso and together raised 2 children. Prior to her retirement, Cathy worked for many years at Toledo Commentator. She was a member of the Owosso VFW Ladies' Auxiliary where she was a past president and worked VFW bingo. Cathy was an avid bowler. She enjoyed traveling with Bruce and their visits to various casinos. But above all, she loved her time with her family and the many trips they all shared together.
Cathy is survived by her husband of 48 years, Bruce; 2 children: Patrick (Linda) Hall of Virginia, Rachel (Scott) Fishback of Indiana; 5 grandchildren: Christopher Hall, Stacie Hall, Lauren Hall, Kathryn Fishback, Garrett Fishback; great granddaughter, Elizabeth Martinez; 4 siblings: Gary (Candie) Conant, David (Sandra) Conant, Judy (Dave) Hicks, Mary Ellsworth as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernard and her sister, Verna Rodebush.
Memorial contributions given in Mrs. Hall's name are suggested to the Hospice House of Shiawassee County. Online condolences may be sent to her family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.comHelen M. Myron
, age 82, of Owosso, MI, departed to be with her Lord and Savior on May 6, 2018.
Helen a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, lead a fulfilling life. She was dedicated to her Lord Jesus Christ, husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister and friends. Helen was a reserved, soft spoken person who gave of herself to others through many acts of kindness.
Helen was born to Joseph and Bernice Walker in Pleasant Valley, Montmorency County, MI, on October 5, 1935. She graduated from Hillman High School and attended County Normal, receiving her Teaching Certificate. She taught in Grand Rapids and Shiawassee County Schools. In 1959 she married Robert E. Myron of Owosso MI. Together they raised three children, Bob, Claudette and Vonda. Once married she became a devoted homemaker taking care of her family as they traveled to many states with her husband being in the U.S.A.F. until retirement. They made their home in Owosso in 1972. As her children grew, Helen began to grow also and became accomplished in many occupations such as a large product seamstress, bookkeeper and a nursing home administrator. Helen also had so much joy with her hobbies of growing her own vegetables, fruits and flowers, canning, baking and loving on her grandchildren. Helen attended the Owosso First Free Methodist Church.
Helen is survived by her beloved husband Robert, E, Myron, two daughters; Claudette F. Ebe, Vonda L. (Richard Jr) Gillett, six grandchildren; Erica (Mitch) Brooks, Kevin Myron, Bill (Ami) Ebe III, Jolene (Josh) Alto, Matthew (Andrea) Gillett, Angela (Brandon) Eckerle. Ten great-grandchildren, Liam, Gwyn, Rhi, Caroline, Helena, Alex, Abby, Emmy, Aleigha, and soon to be Baby G. A sister Clarabelle Parker, sister-n-law Dorothy Kalbfleisch and many nieces, nephews, cousins.
Helen is predeceased by her son, Robert N. Myron, June 2, 2016, her Father, Mother, two Brothers, and six Sister’s.
Services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Jennings-Lyons Chapel with Pastor Nathan Struble and Pastor Mark Green officiating, burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 11th from 2-8 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of service. The family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Genesys-Hurley Cancer Institute and McLaren Hospice for their attentiveness and loving support. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Helen’s name to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Corunna High School swim team. www.watkinsfuneralhomes.comJefferson Donald Serr
, age 88 of Owosso, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel in Owosso. Pastor John Walworth will officiate with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm.
Jefferson was born May 30, 1929 in Owosso to the late Frank and Annie (Kirby) Serr. He was known as Don by family and friends prior to his time in the military, and those who met him later knew him as Jeff. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1952. While stationed at camp Atterbury in Indiana, he met the love of his life, Mary Pepper, and they married on July 11, 1953.
His Depression-era childhood was spent on the farm. He tried his hand at several jobs before settling on a career with General Motors as Die Maker, where he worked for 40 years before retiring in 1992. Mary passed 2 short years later, on September 7, 1994.
Mr. Serr was a meticulous craftsman. He built the family home where he lived and raised his family, and he was always working on a mechanical or building project. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage up north, and had a talent for telling stories.
He is survived by 4 children: Martin Dean (Debbie) Serr of Alabama, Julie Anne (Martin) Finucane of Owosso, Todd Andrew Serr of Virginia, Brenda Jean (Jeff) Draher of Ovid; 6 grandchildren: Jordan and Nicholas Serr, Devon (Anthony) Smith, Winston Finucane, Brad and Mary Draher; sister, Phyllis Dumond and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; infant son, Mark Allen Serr; brother James and sister, Frances Serr Bolter.
Memorial contributions given in Mr. Serr's name are suggested to the National Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to his family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
Olga "Vickie" Jolley
, age 98 of Owosso, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018 at her home. A memorial service to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11am at the First Congregational Church of Owosso. Pastor Deb Grazier will officiate and burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10am until the time of the service.
Vickie was born on March 24, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Yakim and Tatiana (Radukevich) Kohan. She graduated valedictorian of her class in 1937 from Goodrich High School and attended what is now Baker College. On June 16, 1946 she married James B. Jolley in Detroit and together they raised three children.
In the early 1940’s during WWII, her adventurous spirit led her and a group of girlfriends from the Flint area to pick up and move to Beverly Hills, CA. Her stories of her time there include running into the likes of John Wayne, Clark Gable, and Betty Grable, singing at the Cocoanut Grove, and dancing the night away at the Hollywood Palladium.
Near the war’s end, Vickie made plans to return to Michigan. Just before she left to come home, she went dancing one more time on a whim. She walked into the Palladium and out of the corner of her eye watched a handsome young WWII veteran follow her to the dance floor. They spent the whole night dancing and the rest is history.
Vickie and her husband settled in Owosso shortly after they were married. She worked at Redmonds and Universal Electric and was very active in her community. She was on a bowling league and traveled often with the Kerr Travel Club. A long-time member of the First Congregational Church of Owosso, she enjoyed singing in its choir.
She was a life member of the DAV Auxiliary and the Ex-Prisoner of War Auxiliary, as well as a member of the Shiawassee Arts Council and Red Hat Society (Scarlett Belles) for 16 years.
Left to cherish Vickie's memory is her family that she loved so much. Her daughter, Sharon (Rex) Vaughn, her son, Craig (Terri) Jolley, and son-in-law, Kirk McCall. Her grandchildren; Heidi Snyder, Chris (Betsy) McCall, Kelly (Dale) King, Julie Vaughn, Kerry (Vickie) Jolley, Korey (Katy) Jolley, Bryan Jolley, and Jaime (Dan) Abell. Her great-grandchildren; Bailey, Jordan, Dawson, Jared, Emily, Isaac, Luke, Carter, Mac, Jaxson, Deklyn, and Wimberly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James; daughter, Judy McCall; her sisters; Anna and Mary, her brothers; Nick, Al, John, Fred, Mike, and Harry.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Jolley's name are suggested to the First Congregational Church of Owosso.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at WatkinsFuneralHomes.com.Marjorie May Hudson
, 87, of Owosso, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Pleasant View. Burial has taken place in Yerian Cemetery and there will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. WatkinsFuneralHomes.comFrankie Jeanette Lorencz
, 51, of Owosso, passed away at her home on Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12-noon at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Corunna Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
Frankie was born on December 29, 1966 in Bloomingdale, Michigan to Frank George McNeal and Jacqueline Jeanette Voss. She graduated from Owosso High School in the class of 1985 and attended Baker College and earned an associates degree. Frankie loved to bake, make chocolates, and spoil her nieces and nephew.
Frankie is survived by her mother; Jacqueline (Tim Sr.) Selbig, her grandmother; Mildred Palmer, her brother; Theodore Worthington, her aunt; Linda (Gary) Hudson, her uncle; Spencer (Julie) Bacon, and her nieces and nephew; Breanna, Jolie, and Theodore Jr. Worthington.
Frankie was preceded in death by her father, Frank, grandma and grandpa McNeal, step-brother, Timothy Selbig Jr., her aunts; Terri Voss, Lucky Voss, and Susan Bacon, also, her uncles, Van Voss, and Ben Voss.
Memorial contributions in Frankie's name are suggested to the family for future designation. Richard M. Twomley
age 82 of Durand, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2415 Bagley St. Flint, Michigan 48504. Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to mass. Arrangements through Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel of Owosso. Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
Joan Alice Melzow
, 95, of Owosso, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. A visitation with the family in memory of Joan will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-8pm at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church in Owosso.
Joan was born on February 13, 1923 in Flint, Michigan the only child of the late Harry B. and Nellie M. (Collard) Dillon. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw and earned a Bachelors degree in education from Central Michigan University. On June 6, 1945 she married Leroy W. Melzow in Saginaw and together raised four daughters.
Joan was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, she was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Shiawassee Historical Society, the Shiawassee Arts Center, and she also played many years for the Shiawassee Chamber Orchestra.
Joan is survived by her four daughters; Martha (Gerry), Peggy, Mary (Dave), and Sally. Her grandchildren; Kristin (Brett), Brian (Michelle), Sean (Jamie), Sarah (Joe), Matt, step-grandson, David, and her great-grandchildren; Christopher, Kyle, Reece, and Max.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leroy, her parents, and son in-laws; Steve and Mike.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Melzow's name are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at WatkinsFuneralHomes.com
Gregory A. Cole, 60 of Owosso, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Funeral services will be held a Salem Lutheran Evangelical Church on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Pastor James Bare will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Jennings-Lyons Chapel.