Obituaries

Jan Reames, 73

Jan Ellen Reames, age 73, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born July 11, 1949 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Jack and Margaret (Cassell) Broker, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1967. Jan worked for the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency as a clerk for …

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Billy Jensen, Sr., 72

Billy Joe Jensen, Sr., age 72, died in Kalamazoo on Saturday, October 1, 2022. In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hohner Funeral Home.

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Gretcheina Myers, 52

Gretcheina Lin Myers, age 52, of Colon, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 at her home. She was born July 25, 1970 in Coldwater, daughter of Steven and Georgia (Frye) Dobberteen. Gretcheina’s early life was lived in Burr Oak where she was a graduate of Burr Oak High School with the class of 1988. Following graduation, she enlisted in the …

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Jimmy Meyer, 54

James W. “Jimmy” Meyer, age 54, of Mottville, died unexpectedly, on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a short illness. He was born May 1, 1968 in South Bend, a son of Walter and Mary (Peacock) Meyer, Jr. Jimmy attended school at Elkhart Central High School. On December 31, 2016, he married Stephanie LaPlace in …

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Rev. Marion Baker, 89

Rev. Marion J. Baker, age 89, of Mendon, died Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Promedica Heartland Healthcare in Three Rivers. He was born in Alvordton, Ohio on May 17, 1933 the son of the late Otto “Jack” Baker and Pauline Ella (Ray) Baker. He was married to Corene (Cox) Baker on July 6, 1950 in Wyandotte. Marion was the pastor …

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Patricia Beard, 82

Patricia Ann Beard, age 82, of Battle Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 at her home. A loyal Post employee and Detroit Tiger fan, Pat is survived by a daughter, Tammy Beard; niece Joanne Riley-Becker; great niece, Julie (Brendon) Becker-Zabavski; great-great nephew, Alex Zabavski. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Stela (Hardin) Tuomala; sister, Ruth Ann …

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Martha Rehm, 87

Martha (Perry) Rehm left her earthly home to spend eternity with Jesus on Saturday, October 1, 2022, with her children by her side. She was born in Sturgis to J Carleton Perry and Louise (Whitman) Perry on January 2, 1935. Martha graduated from Sturgis High School in 1953 and attended Michigan State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1957 with …

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Ronald Downs, 84

Ronald E Downs, age 84, of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida and formerly of White Pigeon, died on Sept. 10, 2022 following a short illness. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, October 7, 2022 at The Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Graveside Services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at The Scott Cemetery, Scott, Indiana with …

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Emery Geaugh, 59

Emery Wayne Geaugh, age 59, of Howe, Indiana died at his home on Friday, September 30, 2022. Emery was born on June 3, 1963 in Sturgis. Living in LaGrange County for many years, he worked at Morgan Olson in Sturgis for twenty years. Emery enjoyed watching football and working on cars. Surviving are two sisters, Karen Sue Yoder of Shipshewana, …

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William Stevens, 86

William Stevens, age 86, of Decatur, passed away on September 25, 2022 in Temperance, MI. He was born in a barn on the corner of Lawrence Rd & Marcellus Hwy, Michigan on August 9, 1936 and grew up in Wakelee, the son of John Daniel and Bernice Clementine (Roland) Stevens. William served in the United States Air Force from 1954 …

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