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August 31, 2000


JESSE BAILEY, 93, of Mesick, formerly of Honor, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Leelanau Health Center. A full obituary will appear in the Friday Record-Eagle.
      Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the funeral home.
      CURTIS EDWIN COIL, 82, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000. He was a retired auto body shop owner.
      A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the 7 p.m. Rosary at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Cremation will take place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A full obituary will appear in a later Record-Eagle.
      MAXINE ELEANOR MERONEY, 84, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000.
      Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      HELEN MAE SMITH, 72, of Manton, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Thomas D. McCarthy
      Died August 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Thomas D. McCarthy, of Traverse City, formerly of Livonia, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Thomas was the son of David and Pauline (Scott) McCarthy. On July 6, 1973, in Detroit, he married the former Betty Wrobel, who survives.
      Thomas graduated from Hillsdale College. After seven years with the New York Yankees, he pursued a successful career in the insurance business.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Elk Rapids Harbor Gazebo.
      Memorials may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society, the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.
      The family is being served by the Covell Cremation and Funeral Center in Bradenton, Fla.
      Elizabeth Barbara Dalzell Bullis
      Died August 28, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Dalzell Bullis, 76, of Northport died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 9, 1924, in Cedar, she was the daughter of Daniel and Anastasia (Popa) Flees.
      On Aug. 13, 1941, in Northport, she married Frank William Dalzell who preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1972. On Aug. 22, 1975, in Onekama, she married John Archie Bullis who preceded her in death on March 3, 1988.
      Betty worked as a housekeeper at Northport Point for more than 20 years, retiring recently due to illness. She was a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Northport. She enjoyed beadwork, crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. Betty loved flowers and wildlife. She was an avid tennis fan and enjoyed watching matches on television. What Betty enjoyed most was spending time with her family.
      Survivors include six children, Robert Dalzell of Northport and his fianc‚e, Diana Hopkins, William (Irene) Dalzell of Wyoming, Mich., Barbara (Arnie) Zeits of Northport, Geneva (Ken) Graham of Northport, Regina Denoyer of Northport, and Maxine (Chuck) Davis of Shepard; two brothers, Sylvester Flees of St. Louis, Mo., and Lawrence Flees of Northport; a sister, Dorothy Bussey of Northport; and six grandchildren, Robert Long, Robert Dalzell II, Jeanne (Bud) Dalzell-Wright, Frank (Jessica) Denoyer, Case Davis, and Joel Davis.
      Betty was also preceded in death by four brothers, Alex J. Flees, Daniel Flees Jr., Raymond D. Flees, and Edmund C. Flees, and her parents.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Friday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church; the Rev. Andrew G. Buvala will serve as celebrant.
      Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Northport Rescue Squad, Mass Intentions or the charity of the donor's choice.
      William H. Grauel
      Died August 28, 2000
      LADY LAKE, Fla. - William H. Grauel, 78, well known northern Michigan banker and community activist, passed away Monday in Lady Lake, Fla. after an extended illness.
      Bill was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on March 11, 1922. He married Frances Malpass on June 2, 1945. They later moved to East Jordan, Mich. in 1949 where he secured a position with the State Bank of East Jordan. In 1950 he became a naturalized U.S. citizen, however always remembered with pride his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945.
      Mr. Grauel was a dedicated citizen of his community with years of service to the following boards and organizations: the East Jordan Library Board; treasurer of the East Jordan Community Chest; elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church; director of the United Way of Michigan; director of the Scenic Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America; area vice president of the United Presbyterian Men; director of the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce; director of the Charlevoix Area Hospital Board; director of the East Jordan Family Health Center; director of the Charlevoix County Library Board; chairman of Group No. 2 of the Michigan Banker's Association and for 17 years its Nominating Committee chairman; and a Paul Harris Fellow of the East Jordan Rotary Club.
      He started working at the State Bank of East Jordan in 1949 and retired as president of Northwestern State Bank in 1987. During that time the bank grew from two branches to nine.
      An avid football and hockey player in his youth, Bill became a dedicated golfer in his adult life.
      He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances; five children, Laura Hempton of Capac, Allan Grauel of Kodiak, AK, Leslie (Gary) Wilder of Munith, Lynn (Tim) Smith of Holland and Mary Frances (Rodney) Madaris of Indialantic, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Emma Grauel; his sisters, Marguerite, Mildred and Lillian; his son, William H. Grauel, Jr.; and his grandson, Jeremy Hempton.
      Memorial services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in East Jordan on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at 2 p.m.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Lake/Sumter Counties in Taveres, Fla.; the Alzheimer's Association; or the North Lake Presbyterian Church Organ Fund in Lady Lake, FL 32159.
      Glenn W. Plucker
      Died August 30, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Glenn W. Plucker, 80, of Williamsburg, formerly of the Panama Canal Zone, died Wednesday at home.
      Glenn was the son of Clifford and Jennie (Hanna) Plucker. On October 13, 1943, he married the former Marcella McFarren at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
      A veteran of the U.S. Army after a service of 20 years, Glenn fought in WW II and Korea. He worked for the Panama Canal Company for over 14 years, from 1961 to 1975. Glenn was a master chef with Tivoli Hotel in the Panama Canal Zone. He was the steward of many officers clubs and as part of his humanitarian role, he went to Chili in 1959 as part of the Disaster Relief team. He played Santa Claus for the children at the Catholic Children's Hospital in Bogata and transported crippled children from Panama to the United States for treatment. As a member of the Shriners, he served on many fund raising events and most recently was the president of the local Traverse City Shrine Club. One of his favorite events was when he participated in the Vidalia onion sales for the Shriners. "Glenn never met a stranger."
      Glenn is survived by his wife, Marcella; sons, Michael (Inez) Plucker of Eugene, Ore., Richard (Nancy) Plucker of Cordova, Alaska, and Timothy (Patty) Plucker of Williamsburg; daughters, Kathleen (Lester) Bernard of Belliville, Texas, and Debra (Denis) Bouchard of Traverse City; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe; and sister, Dorothy.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Stephan Hanna serving as Celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Saldin Shrine Foundation for Crippled Children, Inc., 4200 Saladin Dr., S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
      Olive Elizabeth Clark Wade
      Died August 11, 2000
      LAUREL, Md. - Olive Elizabeth Clark Wade, 71, of Laurel, died Friday at the Winchester Medical Center.
      Mrs. Wade was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Homer Augustus and Oneta Illingworth Clark. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Traverse City, Mich., where she was a member of the Rebekah Circle of United Methodist Women. She attended Olivet College in Olivet, Mich.
      Mrs. Wade married Robert F. Wade on June 4, 1949, in Detroit, Mich.
      Surviving with her husband are four sons: David C. Wade of Newport News, Va., Paul W. Wade of Paris, Ky., Thomas R. Wade of Midlothian, Va., and John L. Wade of Laurel, Md. ; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mary Fran Underwood of Sun City Center, Fla.
      A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at the Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City with the Reverend Dean Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Traverse City, Mich.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Central United Methodist Church, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, in Winchester, Va., is in charge of local arrangements.
      Beth Sargent Yaple
      Died August 27, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Beth Sargent Yaple, age 79, passed away Sunday, August 27th, as an unexpected heart attack brought her peace in her struggle with cancer. Born July 2nd, 1921, in Buchanan, Michigan, Beth was the daughter of May E. Woodhams and Warren E. Sargent. Much of her childhood was spent in Kalamazoo, MI, where her father established his dental practice. Beth loved Girl Scouting, and friends from her Mariner's sailing troop in high school and from her years at Girl Scout summer camp remain close to this day. Beth always loved camping, canoeing and sailing. Creative projects she loved included wood carving, homemade Christmas cards, and numerous craft projects.
      When Beth married K. Wayne Yaple in 1945, their wedding gift was a sailboat and their honeymoon was a canoe trip. They had four children: Todd of Bear Lake (Barbara, Marty 11, Molly 8); Jill of Maple City (Chris); Mark of Wenatchee, WA (Andrea, Melissa 19, Sarah 17, Brad 10); and Doug of Seattle, WA (Deborah, Madeleine 6, Gillian 3). Beth is also survived by former husband Wayne of Manistee, best friend Ann Mapes of Traverse City, close friend of 66 years, Dorothy Servis of Missoula, MT, as well as many other dear friends.
      Beth graduated with honors from University of Michigan in 1943 and received her masters degree in 1965. She held a number of jobs in the helping professions including professional Girl Scouting, Mental Health counseling, State Hospital social work, and Disability Determination. Beth cared deeply for the people she helped, and believed in the dignity of all people. Important to Beth were her years of membership in the National Organization for Women, Girl Scouts of America, and the Ogdensburg United Methodist Church.
      All who knew Beth appreciated her incisive intelligence, her calm and measured judgment, and her wry and frequent humor. She was a great support and caring listener for all of us who loved her.
      Beth was preceded in death by her parents and older brother Donald. In keeping with Beth's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to remember and celebrate her life will be held at the Ogdensburg United Methodist Church (Old Mission, TC) on Thursday, September 14th at 11:OO am followed by a luncheon. Memorials may be made to the campership fund of the Girl Scouts of Crooked Tree, 1820 Oak Hollow Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686.