06-28-2018 Tri-City Area Obituaries



Margaret’s life began June 6, 1925, in Watervliet, Michigan.  She spent most of her lifetime in the Watervliet area and worked for 30 years at AMI.  She enjoyed the outdoors through camping, fishing and hunting.  When Margaret wasn’t outside she liked to play cards, do needle work, and work crossword puzzles.  In her younger years you could find Margaret on leagues playing softball or bowling.  Margaret loved to hop in the motor home and travel, especially when the road brought her back home to Watervliet to see family.

Margaret’s greatest joy was her family which includes: her lifelong friend Shirley Trudell; son Randy (Kathy) Trudell; five grandchildren Valerie (Chris) Obenchain, Genie (Aaron) Karns, Nicole (Mike) Brown, Christy (Alex) Hornecker, and Shannon Trudell; six great-grandchildren Kayla, Christopher, Evan, Zack, Tyler, and Lauren; her sister Louise Jacobs; 26 nieces and nephews; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Margaret died Tuesday, June 19, at Newaygo Medical Care Facility in Fremont, Michigan.  Margaret’s parents William and Helen (Healey) Howley, four sisters Mary Dublin, Rita Jones, Pat Cartwright, and Ann Cartwright, and three brothers Martin Howley, John Howley, and Tom Howley precede her in death.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet.  Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet assisted Margaret’s Family with arrangements.  You may leave a message of comfort for Margaret’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com.

Death Notices

Travis Ray Townley, 46, of Hartford died June 19, 2018 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Joshua Robert Vincent, 27, of Eau Claire died June 21, 2018. Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, St. Joseph

Marie Helen King, 97, of South Haven, formerly of Coloma and Hartford died March 9, 2018 at Countryside Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Thomas Lee Ketcham, 60, of Benton Harbor died May 25, 2018.