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Pamela Machtel

Nov 29, 1944 - Dec 03, 2023

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Grand Ledge, MI

Pamela Jane Machtel, a beacon of faith and love, passed on peacefully with her family by her side on November 30, 2023, in Grand Ledge, Michigan. She was born on November 29,1944, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late David and Winifred (Ray) Machtel Sr. Pamela was a proud graduate of East Lansing High School. She married soon after and started a family. Pamela loved being a mother and homemaker, and later began her professional journey marked by a deep commitment to nurturing others. Pamela's l...Read More

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Marilyn Carney

Dec 25, 1929 - Feb 27, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

Marilyn Carney, mother, county official, and friend to many, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, February 27,2024, at Fairview Adult Foster Care in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Born near Fremont on December 25, 1929, to Grace (Albright) and Arthur Martin Penner, Marilyn was raised on the family farm, in Scott Township, the second daughter of the couple. She attended Scott Center Schools, graduating in the Class of 1947. Marilyn began her working career in the Fremont National Bank but spent the majority of her working career in various Angola City and County offices, retiring as Steuben County Clerk of Courts in 1995. She married John P. Carney, Sr. in 1956 and that union, while not lasting, produced five children. Marilyn was known for her love of family, cooking, the out of doors, hunting morel mushrooms and Indiana University Basketball. She was a good friend and neighbor who brought kindness to many in the work she did as a public official. In her duties as County Clerk, she performed many marriages throughout the county. Following her retirement, she served as a volunteer at the Cameron Cancer Center for more than 20 years. Marilyn is survived by her son John Jr. (Ryndee) Carney, Birmingham, MI; son James (Gail) Carney, Thousand Oaks, CA; daughter Kelle (Scott) Jenkins, Lansing MI; Lauri (Jerry) Szabela, Alpharetta, GA. She was preceded in death by a fifth child, Scott Edward Carney, in 1963 and her older sister Barbara (Penner) Rose. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Josh (Megan) Jenkins of Elmhurst, IL; Bridgett Carney of Burien, WA; Kevin Jenkins of San Diego, CA; Brian Szabela of Atlanta, GA; Katie Jenkins of Eagle, CO; Andrew Szabela of Atlanta, GA and Erin Carney of San Marcos, CA; and two great grandchildren, Miles and Emmett Jenkins of Elmhurst, IL. Marilyn was a true believer in the value of education and was generous in her support of the education of her children and grandchildren. The family was blessed and lucky for Marilyn’s time with us. Our most sincere thanks to the many friends who have sent prayers and condolences. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the Weicht Funeral home in Angola, Indiana. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana. Those who wish to honor her life make donations to Cameron Hospital Foundation Cancer Services, 416 E. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703 , Memo: Marilyn Carney Memorial https://www.cameronmch.com/about/cameron-foundation/ or Pokagon State Park Nature Center, 450 LN 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703, , Memo: Marilyn Carney, Pokagon State Park Contact Info - Pokagon State Park

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Richard W. Olsen

Mar 18, 1943 - Feb 17, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

"Richard W. Olsen (Wendell), age 80, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was born on March 18th, 1943, in Boston Massachusetts to Robert W. and Winifred G. (Sanford) Olsen. After graduating from Chesterton, Indiana High School, Wendell enlisted in the Air Force and served his country for 4 years, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He graduated from THE Ohio State University and was a die-hard buckeye! He always cheered on the women’s basketball team and teased his favorite color was RED. Wendell went on to enjoy a long career in the insurance industry. Wendell had such a calm spirit and was a gentle spiritual soul. He would take his time working meticulously through things and was very patient. He had the best sense of humor and could tell a good story. His belly laugh at random corny jokes will certainly be missed. He loved history and trivia. Old Turner classic movies, mystery sleuth shows, and even sci-fi were among his favorites. Some of his other interests were dancing and singing with the Mudge’s Follies productions for several years, working on his crypto puzzles, tinkering with his techy gadgets, visiting lighthouses, and one of his favorites…coming up with spectacular surprise gift ideas for our annual family white elephant exchange. You just never knew what to expect each year! He most loved being a grandpa, enjoying family gatherings and especially summer barbeques. Wendell is survived by his loving family: Ruth, his wife of almost 35 years; older sister, Roberta (Bobbie) Dailey, formerly of Chesterton Indiana, younger brother Russel (whom Wendell saved from neighborhood bullies growing up in Chesterton); niece Jodie Black and family in Illinois; nephew Justin Dailey and family of Porter, Indiana; his wife’s children and families and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had several pets throughout the years and was very devoted to caring for them and even taking in strays. Wendell very much enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels outside the windows and always had full bird feeders for them. Memorials can be made in his honor to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48906 (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=cahsad\u0026amp;id=23). A service to celebrate Wendell’s life will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, 3:00 PM at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com"

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Michael Joseph Salter

Oct 24, 1972 - Feb 06, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

"Michael Joseph Salter of Grand Ledge passed away on February 6, 2024, after a brief struggle with cancer. Mike was born October 24, 1972, in Palmerston, Ontario, Canada to Clayton Joseph and Katherine Sara (Gellner) Salter. He worked as a flooring contractor for R\u0026amp;R Flooring. Mike loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed raising Galloway cattle. Mike looked forward to spending time with his family and friends and will be missed by those whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife of over twenty-five years, Andrea (Wonch); daughters, Allysha Michele Salter, MacKenzie Anne Salter, and Ellison Nicole Salter; dad, Clayton and sister, Marie (Greg) Blake, Mother-in-law Barbara Wonch and brother-in-law, Michael Wonch, and multiple nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his mom, Katherine, and sister Susan Salter, and father-in-law Thomas Wonch. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com"

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Nancy Ann Oliver

Jan 15, 1949 - Feb 03, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

"Nancy Ann Oliver (nee Demkovich), 75, of Grand Ledge peacefully went to her loving heavenly family on February 3, 2024. Nancy was born on January 15, 1949, in East Chicago, Indiana to Louis and Dorothy Demkovich. Nancy was an incredibly generous, tenacious loving woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, friend, and community steward who always put others before herself. She taught us all about true unconditional love and truly did God’s work throughout her life. Nancy graduated from Whiting High School in 1967 and attended Indiana University until 1973. On August 29, 1970, she married Kevin Oliver whom she shared her life with for 53 years. Nancy started working for the Lake County Indiana Welfare Department in 1973 as a case worker. In Indiana, Nancy also worked for the Hammond Housing Authority and Visiting Nurses. In 1978, they welcomed their son, Nathaniel into their lives who was the most precious gift to Nancy. In 1985, Kevin and Nancy moved to Grand Ledge. Nancy began working for Catholic Social Services with their Refugees Service Program. In May 1989, she started working for Gateway Community Services as a manager for the Eaton Shelter program in Charlotte, MI until December 1996. In early 1997 until June 2011, she was the director of SIREN Eaton Shelter in Charlotte, MI where she helped change the lives of so many people. Professionally, Nancy’s greatest accomplishment was creating Opportunity House which provides transitional housing for domestic violence victims. A SIREN donor once called Nancy a relentless advocate. Nancy loved her community and was a member of St. Michael Parish in Grand Ledge, was a member of the Charlotte Lions Club, was the board secretary with Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program (GLEAP), and a member ABC Club in Grand Ledge. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Dorothy, and her sister, Diane Grady. She is survived by her beloved husband, Kevin Oliver of Grand Ledge, son, Nathaniel (Erica) of Grand Ledge, beloved sister, Dottie Demkovich of Naperville, IL, bonus daughter Barbie Pace (Scott) and 3 grandchildren, Alexander, Andrew and Aidan Pace of Portland, MI and many loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held by Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home \u0026amp; Cremation Services 406 N. Bridge Street Grand Ledge, MI 48837 https://www.holihanatkin.com Visitation FEB 9. 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET) Wake Service FEB 9. 7:00 PM (ET) Visitation FEB 10. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET) Saint Michael Catholic Church 345 Edwards Street Grand Ledge, MI 48837 Mass of Christian Burial FEB 10. 11:00 AM (ET) Saint Michael Catholic Church 345 Edwards Street Grand Ledge, MI 48837 You may watch the funeral mass for Nancy at 11:00 am Saturday on the St. Michael Church YouTube channel at this link: https:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BuJt4yKZ8M Rite of Committal Strange Cemetery 8864 Oneida Road Grand Ledge Michigan 48837 Guiding principle: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 Contributions may be given to Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program (GLEAP), P.O. Box 402, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 or a charity of your choice in Nancy’s honor. https://www.gleap.net/"

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Linda Lee Winstanley

Aug 08, 1947 - Feb 01, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

"Linda Lee Winstanley of Grand Ledge went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2024. Linda is now at peace and at home in Heaven after a difficult struggle with dementia over the past couple years. Linda was born August 8, 1947 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Elmer G. and Dorothy G. (Burkholder) Moon. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School in the Class of 1965 And went on to attend Detroit Bible College. Linda retired from the State of Michigan Department of Child Care Licensing after over twenty-five years of service. After retiring, Linda enjoyed traveling with her husband Bruce in their fifth-wheel and wintering in Florida. Linda loved to cook and bake and she made wonderful cookies, pies, and bread. She was a longtime faithful member of Grand Ledge Baptist Church. Over the years, Linda served in numerous ways such as singing, playing in the handbell choir, and ministering to young people. She also enjoyed the outdoors while gardening and spending time with her family, including her nieces and nephews and church family playing cards and times of fellowship. She is survived by her sister, Janet (Dan) Armstrong; brother, Larry (Gail) Moon; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Brinkley, Matthew (Erin) Moon, Brian Armstrong and Timothy (Jamie) Armstrong along with other nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, A. June Winstanley; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Rebecca (Jim) Hagberg, Bonnie (Bruce) Schulert, and Bettie (Dave) Mahnke. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce on January 9, 2024. A service will be held at Grand Ledge Baptist Church, 1120 Willow Hwy., Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 the date and time will be posted once they become available. Burial will take place at Strange Cemetery. Visitation be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be given to Camp Barakel, P.O. Box 159, Fairview, Michigan 48621-0159. Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. www.holihanatkin.com"

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Steven Nelson Hagadus II

Nov 11, 1953 - Jan 30, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

"Steven Nelson Hagadus II of Grand Ledge passed away January 30, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born November 11, 1953 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Steven N. and Virginia M. (Thorn) Hagadus. He graduated from Grand Ledge High School in the Class of 1972 and worked as a truck driver for many years. Steve enjoyed spending time at home and on his property. You would often see him hanging around the pond feeding the fish or watching the deer. He will be missed by his family, friends, and the many lives that he touched. He is survived by his girlfriend of 30 years, Pam Cole; children, Steve (Pam Prickel) Hagadus III and Marcie (Dan) Williams; grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Ron) Miller, Taylor (Trevor Cierlink) Hagadus, Steven Hagadus, Benjamin (Fiancé Kayla Kelley) Williams. Rachel Williams and, Jessica (Jace) Matteson; great-grandchildren, Paisley Fearheiley and Layne Miller and sister, Julia (Dave) Hahn. A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com"

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Connie Sander Starr

Jul 22, 1956 - Feb 18, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

Connie dedicated 30 years of service to the Grand Ledge Police Department, where she proudly wore the badge and served as a D.A.R.E. Officer. Her commitment to the safety and education of children made her a beloved figure both in and out of uniform. Connie was the first female officer ever hired by GLPD and she spent her distinguished career blazing trails for other women in law enforcement. She was not just an officer but a friend and mentor to many, leaving a legacy of kindness and dedication that will be long remembered.A devout member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Connie's faith was a guiding light in her life. She found solace and strength in her church community, where she shared her compassion and spirit with all those she encountered. Her involvement in the church was a testament to her belief in service and fellowship.Connie was an outdoor enthusiast who treasured camping and summers spent in Muskegon with her friends. Her love for reading was only matched by her passion for being near water, where she found tranquility. Connie was an avid boater and water skier, embracing every splash of life with enthusiasm and grace.Connie is survived by her loving son, Joseph Starr, and daughter, Kaitlyn (Brett) Stosick; her adored granddaughter, June Stosick; her stepmother, Brenda Sander; her siblings and step-siblings, Stephen Sander, Fawn Dunbar, Terry (Ursula) Foster, and Tawny Delacruz; brother-in-law, Steve Starr; sisters-in-law, Julie Sander and Mary-Lynn (Bill) Dixon; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins who will cherish her memory.Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Constance (Booth) Sander; her husband, John Starr; her brother, James Sander, and father and mother-in-law Alvin and Marian (Goodrich) Starr. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Jim Eisele as celebrant. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, at the Mills Funeral Home, Peters & Murray Chapel and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday at the church. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to, City of Grand Ledge Police Department or Relay for Life.For livestreaming of the service please visit the following linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ4fB7Zfwbs

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Marilyn Lee Fedewa

Aug 06, 1935 - Feb 19, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

Marilyn Lee Fedewa, age 88, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Portland passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born on August 6, 1935 in Lansing, the daughter of Nelson and Anna (Szedlak) Smith the third of fifth children. Marilyn was raised in Lansing and she graduated from Resurrection High School in 1954. She married Richard L. Fedewa at Holy Cross Church in 1957. They moved to Portland where they lived and raised their family until 1990. She enjoyed camping, playing bingo, and Christmas was her favorite season of the year. She often would make dozens of sugar cookies and her family always looked forward to Christmas dinner. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2004; brother, Robert Smith; sister, Louise Hamilton; in-laws Donald Hamilton, Betty Smith, Elmer, Frances, Don, Maxine, Robert, Henry, Lorena, Herb, and Geri Fedewa, Helen and Charles Snell, and Al and Eileen Bednarz. Surviving are her six children, Brenda (Roger) Shaffer, Lori (Lawrence) Heilbronn, Kathy Strodtbeck, Becky (Rob) Wizorek, Mike Fedewa, and Doug (Lisa) Fedewa; 17 grandchildren, Nathan (Gina), Justin, Sarah, Adam, Erica, Gary, Mikayla, Charles, Jared, Chelcey, Sierah, Shelby, Delaney, Emily, Ty, Aaron, and Kendra; 15 great-grandchildren, Cora, Harrison, Eathan, McKenzie, Brooklyn, Serenity, Bella, Carson, Shevelle, Blakelyn, Skylar, James, Adelae, Teagan, Ruger, and the 16th on the way; sister, Patricia (Ken) Carter; brother, Darwin (Camella) Smith; and several nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be to CorsoCare Hospice or to The National Kidney Foundation in memory of Marilyn. Online condolences may be made to lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Richard W. Olsen

Mar 18, 1943 - Feb 17, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

"Richard W. Olsen (Wendell), age 80, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was born on March 18th, 1943, in Boston Massachusetts to Robert W. and Winifred G. (Sanford) Olsen. After graduating from Chesterton, Indiana High School, Wendell enlisted in the Air Force and served his country for 4 years, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He graduated from THE Ohio State University and was a die-hard buckeye! He always cheered on the women’s basketball team and teased his favorite color was RED. Wendell went on to enjoy a long career in the insurance industry. Wendell had such a calm spirit and was a gentle spiritual soul. He would take his time working meticulously through things and was very patient. He had the best sense of humor and could tell a good story. His belly laugh at random corny jokes will certainly be missed. He loved history and trivia. Old Turner classic movies, mystery sleuth shows, and even sci-fi were among his favorites. Some of his other interests were dancing and singing with the Mudge’s Follies productions for several years, working on his crypto puzzles, tinkering with his techy gadgets, visiting lighthouses, and one of his favorites…coming up with spectacular surprise gift ideas for our annual family white elephant exchange. You just never knew what to expect each year! He most loved being a grandpa, enjoying family gatherings and especially summer barbeques. Wendell is survived by his loving family: Ruth, his wife of almost 35 years; older sister, Roberta (Bobbie) Dailey, formerly of Chesterton Indiana, younger brother Russel (whom Wendell saved from neighborhood bullies growing up in Chesterton); niece Jodie Black and family in Illinois; nephew Justin Dailey and family of Porter, Indiana; his wife’s children and families and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had several pets throughout the years and was very devoted to caring for them and even taking in strays. Wendell very much enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels outside the windows and always had full bird feeders for them. Memorials can be made in his honor to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48906 (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=cahsad\u0026amp;id=23). A service to celebrate Wendell’s life will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, 3:00 PM at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com"

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Danna Ruth Fosket (Graebner)

Jan 30, 1956 - Feb 13, 2024

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Grand Ledge, MI

Danna Ruth Fosket (Graebner) passed away surrounded by family on February 13th 2024. Danna was born on January 30th 1956 to James and Wilma Graebner of Lansing, Michigan. The second of four children, Danna was known for her quiet and kind demeanor. Danna grew up in Lansing and graduated from Waverly High school in 1974. Danna worked for Meijer for over 35 years and retired in 2017. In high-school Danna took a home-economics class where she found a love for sewing and embroidery. Danna was affectionately known for her homemade crafts and hand sewn clothes. She made her own clothes in high-school, and continued the tradition of making clothes for her own children when they were little. Many people were gifted with handmade, thoughtful gifts from Danna throughout the year; to baby items, wedding gifts and most especially handmade baby gifts for all her grandchildren. Every time her family needed help with a cute idea for a gift or project Danna was always able to lend her creative hands. On September 3rd 1977, Danna married her husband of 46years, David Fosket. They resided in Charlotte, Michigan where together they raised three children, Michael, Nora and Laurie. Danna is remembered as being a kind, loving and nurturing mother, and wife and those traits carried on as later she became her favorite title of "Nanna Danna." Danna's pride and joy were her five grandchildren, Ellie, Luke, Dean, Claire and Kennedy. She spoke of them often and continued to right up until the very end. Danna was very family oriented and focused the majority of her life around her love for her family. She was always available with a listening ear, kind words of encouragement and a gentle hug. She was a mother figure to many people in life. She opened her heart and home to anyone who was in need of a "Nanna Danna," or "mama" and there is a void that will never be replaced with her gone. She loved her family and especially her baby sister Jeanne Esch. With an almost 14 year age difference Danna was like a second mom to her sister and encouraged and supported and loved Jeanne through every phase of life. Danna is remembered in life by her husband, David Fosket; children: Mike (Kelly) Fosket, Nora (Erich) Mann, and Laurie (Dustin) Schafer; along with her grandchildren, and her baby sister Jeanne (Scott) Esch and neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Wilma Graebner and brother, Scott Graebner.A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Mills Funeral Home, Peters & Murray Chapel, 301 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837 with a visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in loving memory of Danna Fosket to the American Heart Association Go Red for Women. For online condolences please visit www.millsfuneral.com

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