12-24-2020 Obituaries


Pauline Lucille Pipkins, 72, of Hartford passed away Dec. 18, 2020 in Calhoun, Georgia.

Pauline’s ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband George, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Fairview Cemetery in Watervliet. Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.

Pauline was born June 29, 1948 in Battle Creek to Ted and Shirley (Ward) Moore. She has resided in Hartford since 1965 and currently is a Regional Advisor for International Student Exchange for over the past 30 years.

Survivors include a son Charles (Bonnie) Broadhurst Jr., a daughter Heather (Nacer) Tag, step-sons Joe Diehl and Jamie (Cindy) Diehl, and her very close companion, Bob Lerma. Also surviving are four sisters, Rosetta Ginger Middaugh, Linda (Vic) Blanton, Lila (Ned) Gibson and Robin (James) Campbell, a brother Terry (Lisa) Moore; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Pauline was preceded in death by her husband George in 2012, a daughter Laurie Ann Pipkins, stepson Paul Pipkins, daughter-in-law Tammy Diehl, a brother Teddy “Butch” Moore and a granddaughter Miranda Leisure.


Kathleen “Kathy” Zink, 73, of Watervliet died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Family services will be held at a later date and cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Animal Shelter at 1400 S. Euclid Ave. in Benton Harbor. Arrangements are by the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Coloma. Please share messages, memories or photos at www.florin.net.

Kathy was born on Oct. 14, 1947 in Benton Harbor. Her parents were Victor and Helena Bullinger. She graduated from Lakeshore High School in 1965. Kathy married her husband, Frederick Zink, and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was employed at the Harding’s Super Market for a long time and retired as the Scanning Coordinator.

Kathy enjoyed bird watching and going to the area beaches. She also collected anything that had “pigs” on it and enjoyed shopping at the antique shows and estate sales. Kathy was also an artist and enjoyed drawing and painting. She was a kind, caring and loving mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Kathy was a “good friend” to her family and friends.

Her family includes her daughters, Micki Zink of Coloma; Kim Chiorean of Boynton Beach, FL; Terri Mackesy of Fort Myers, FL and Kris Koronka of Johannesburg, MI; her sister, Bonnie Hauck of Coloma, her 4 grandchildren and her 2 great-grandchildren.


Surrounded by family, Patricia (Miller) Stade, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the age of 83.

Pat was born on July 28, 1937, in Coloma to Kenneth and Margaret (Hill) Miller. She graduated from Grand Ledge High School in Michigan and completed college in 1959 – the first in her family to do so – at Albion College, then worked as a Community Organizer in South Chicago and as the Associate Director of the Methodist Student Foundation at Northwestern University.