10-10-2019 Tri-City Area Obituaries

JAMES EDMOND HONEA

James Edmond Honea, 71, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Hartford, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at his residence in Florida.

JOHN L. NOSKO

John’s life began June 28, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. His family then moved to Copemish, MI when John was a young boy. He learned his life time trade of skilled masonry and construction from his father. John enjoyed filling his time gardening, spending time sitting or tinkering in his garage and hanging out with his friends. John especially enjoyed time spent with his loving family which includes: two daughters, Kimberly (Andy) Bodfish of Grand Rapids, Kathy Jean Lyons of Watervliet, and one son, Rick Dostal of Tustin, MI; seven grandchildren, Steven, Brandon, John, AJ, Branden, Jade and Ricky; three great-grandchildren, Kenslee, Killian and Matthew; two sisters, Elizabeth Michels and Marguerite Haines; and several nieces and nephews.

Death Notices

Patricia K. Brown, 88, of Benton Harbor died Sept. 30, 2019 at home. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Paul H. Straub, 90, of Sister Lakes died Oct. 1, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Clark Chapel and Cremation Services, Dowagiac

Billy J. Arivett, 36, of Coloma died Sept. 30, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Benton Harbor

Ira Dell Woodard-Skidmore, 94, of Bainbridge Twp. died Oct. 2, 2019 at home. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Glenn “Sid” Merritt, 62, of Coloma died Oct. 3, 2019 at home. Davidson Chapel – Florin Funeral Services, Coloma

Mary Thomas, 94, of Watervliet died Oct. 3, 2019 at Graceway at Countryside Nursing Home, South Haven. Davidson Chapel – Florin Funeral Services, Coloma

Debra Barrows, 64, of South Bend, IN died Oct. 2, 2019 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL. Palmer Funeral Home – Hickey Chapel, South Bend, IN

Edward G. Baes, 89, of Hagar Shores died Oct. 7, 2019 at home. Davidson Chapel – Florin Funeral Service, Coloma

Rennee I. Schroeder, 89, of St. Joseph died Oct. 7, 2019 at The Willows, St. Joseph. Brown Funeral Home, Niles

Laura J. Shirley, 63, of Hartford died Oct. 7, 2019 in Sister Lakes. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Mary L. Shirley, 85, of Bloomingdale died Oct. 7, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Pearl “Wyn” Yore, 85, of Stevensville died Oct. 7, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph