07-04-19 Tri-City Area Obituaries

DARCY BEEZLEY Darcy Beezley, 61 years, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, June 28, 2019. She was born on May 21, 1958, in Benton Harbor, MI, the daughter of Ernest Nybro and Ramona (Smith) Nybro. Darcy graduated from Watervliet High School in 1976. She worked for Safari for many years and later at Knouse Foods until her retirement. She and her husband were members of Covey Hill Baptist Church since 2003. She was devoted to God and her family. Darcy loved to water ski and play card games with the family. She enjoyed camping and just walking out in nature with her husband. Darcy also enjoyed rummage sales. She always put her family first, spending time with her kids and grandkids brought her so much joy.

VERNON LEROY CURRY Vernon Leroy Curry, 80, of Watervliet passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Vern was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Feb. 25, 1939, to Martin Avlales and Helen Maxine Curry. Vern served his country in the U.S. Navy. Vernon, “Bud” to his friends, had a fondness for animals, hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

KAREN FAULKNER Karen Faulkner, 79, of Berrien Springs, MI passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her home. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Sunday, July 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Kicker’s Club, 2601 Hetler Dr., Berrien Springs. Memorials may be made to Fernwood, Caring Circle, or the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to share a memory of Karen online may do so at www.heritage-chapel.com.

Death Notices

Dorothy M. Brown, 98, of Coloma died June 26, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Viola R. Drake, 98, of Bangor Township died June 23, 2019 at home. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Donnie R. Madison, 69, of Hartford died June 19, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Raymond Eugene Wiltshire, 75, died June 15, 2019. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Barbara Allen, 75, formerly of Coloma died June 16, 2019 in Ormond Beach FL. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma