Category Archives: Obituaries

FRAN TONEY

FRAN TONEY Fran Toney, 75, of Plymouth, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. She was born April 9, 1942. She was the long-time executive director of the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce. She is survived by her children, Robert T. Toney and Michael Toney; her former husband, Robert S. Toney; and (more…)

MILDRED BARNHART

Mildred “Milly” Barnhart, age 85, of Romeo, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Romeo. She was born Oct. 26, 1931 in Luzerne, Penn., the daughter of Mathew and Stella (Georgic) Nezich. On Sept. 26, 1953, she married Edwin “Ed” Charles Barnhart in Detroit. She graduated from Pershing High School in (more…)

VIOLET L. SHELLABARGER

Violet “Dusty” L. Shellabarger, 96, of Ray Township and formerly of Washington Township, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in Armada. She was born March 12, 1921 in Des Moines, the daughter of Clarence Elsworth and Gertrude Josephine (McGraw) Thompson. On July 15, 1939, she married Cecil Leroy Shellabarger in Rosedale (more…)

KATHRYN L. CONNELL

Kathryn Lynn Connell, 33, of Washington Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.   She was born Oct. 17, 1983 in Grosse Pointe, the daughter of Michael and Laura Marie (Simowski) Connell. She graduated from Grosse Pointe North in 2002 and attended Western Michigan University, where she earned a bachelor’s of arts (more…)

EUGENE E. MILLER

Eugene Edward Miller, 84, of Romeo, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at Wellbridge of Romeo. He was born March 22, 1933 in Harbor Beach, the son of Edward and Grace Miller. He married Lola Foss in August of 1964. He graduated Wayne State University with a degree in electrical engineering, (more…)

THOMAS E. KLENA

Thomas E. Klena, 75, of Romeo, died Thursday Sept. 21, 2017. He was born Aug. 13, 1942 in Detroit, the son of Thomas John and Jean (Brdynkiewicz) Klena. On June 26, 1964, he married Victoria E. Catau. Mr. Klena graduated from Pershing High School in Detroit in 1960. He worked (more…)

PHYLLIS J. KREGER

Phyllis J. Kreger Phyllis J. Kreger, 90, of Ray Township, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. She was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Mount Clemens, the daughter of Robert J. and Mildred M. (Miller) Rosso. On Oct. 15, 1948, she married Arnold J. (more…)

SANDRA K. FLEURY

Sandra Kaye Fleury, 74, of Romeo, died at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. She was born July 12, 1943 in Detroit, the daughter of Donald and Shirley (Clothier) Lamiman.  She married Phillip L. Fleury at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseville. After graduating from Roseville High School in (more…)

DOLORES M. SCHIPONO

Dory Schipono Dolores Marie Schipono, 88, of Imlay City, died after an extended illness Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at Whispering Pines Adult Foster Care in Lapeer. She was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Detroit, the daughter of Edgar and Bertha (Boulski) Elliott. On Jan. 4, 1948, she married Lewis Phillip (more…)

ROBERT A. MARTIN

The Rev. Robert A. Martin, 67, of Rochester Hills and formerly of Romeo, died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  He was born Aug. 6, 1950 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Margaret Martin. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in Wooster, (more…)