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November 26, 2004

Obituaries

      OLIVE E. STOOPS, 90, of Kalkaska, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Bellaire.
      Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
      Arrangements are by the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.

      LEONARD R. WILSON, 53, of Grawn, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at home.
      Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

James "Jim" L. Basch
Died November 19, 2004
      GRAND RAPIDS - James "Jim" L. Basch, 69, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Traverse City, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids. Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the only son of Harris and Jean (VanVleet) Basch of Traverse City.
      He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1960 after serving in Korea, was an active member of both the AmVets and the American Legion for 20 years, and enjoyed being with his many friends.
      He is survived by a son, Jason James (Sheri) Basch-Ritter of Iva, S.C.; daughter, Sarah (David) Smith of Traverse City; sisters, Betty Smith and Christine Smith of Kingsley, Danielle (Greg) DeMaso, Anthony Cambra-Mullennix of Kalamazoo and Barbara Church of Grand Rapids; granddaughters, Cora and Gabrielle Smith of Traverse City; and many nieces and nephews.
      Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at 11 a.m., at the Community Christian Reformed Church, 150 Burt St. SE, in Grand Rapids. A wake will follow at the American Legion Post 208, located at 133 44th St., in Kentwood.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family, c/o Sarah Smith, 4403 S. Curry Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684.

Pearl Haywood
Died November 24, 2004
      COMSTOCK PARK - Mrs. Pearl Haywood, 81, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 24, 2004.
      She was born and grew up on a farm on M-72 near Traverse City. As a young child she dug potatoes and gathered berries, this being the beginning of her learning to bake. Bread, cinnamon rolls and pies, mostly apple, which her husband liked, were her specialties. She learned that only staples were bought from the store, and everything else was homemade. From the bountiful garden she canned 104 quarts each of vegetables and 200 quarts of tomatoes.
      The work and toil of providing for the family was fun. Saturday night was special because time was set aside for square dancing with her husband, Bill. Mrs. Haywood's whole life was devoted to God and her family. To be sure her children went to a Catholic school she encouraged them to pick cherries, and the money earned was to be used for their education. After Bill died, she continued to provide for her family by working for H.H. Cutler.
      Her family remembers her fond love for her vegetable and flower gardens and the fun times with the pepper card game and cribbage.
      She is survived by her children, Mrs. Mary L. Davis of Comstock Park, Mrs. Patricia Brown of Kentwood, Percy "Bill" and Esther Haywood of Comstock Park, Helen P. and Jim Allen of Wayland, and Sheila and Rick Hall of Howard City; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and the most anticipated arrival of two more great-grandsons; brother and sisters, Mrs. Irene Skiver, Mrs. Beatrice Pickard, Leonard and Carol Lautner, and Arlene and Jack Hahnenberg, all of Traverse City; brother-in-law, Robert and Nancy Haywood; sister-in-law, Jane and Bob Boomer, all of Empire; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Haywood on Oct. 6, 1973; a son, Charles Gail Haywood on June 29, 2002; and sons-in-law, Emmett M. Davis on Jan. 29, 1985, and J.C. Brown on Jan. 24, 1991; her parents, Adolph and Louisa Lautner; brothers, Roy Lautner and Wilbert Lautner; and sister, Doris Kevwitch.
      Friends may celebrate Mrs. Haywood's life with her family today, Nov. 26, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Pederson Funeral Home in Rockford, where the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Haywood will be offered on Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2004, at 11 a.m., at Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church (please gather at the church), with the Rev. Peter Vu presiding. Interment will be in the Assumption B.V.M. Cemetery.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids or Consolata Missionary Sisters.

Claire Jean Pacheco
Died November 22, 2004
      SOUTHGATE - Claire Jean Pacheco, of Southgate, born Claire Jean Seiling in 1928, formerly of River Rouge, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. She was married to Edward "Tom" Pacheco on Aug. 30, 1947.
      She is survived by her sister, Lois (Joe) Chirillo; four sons, Mark (Jennifer) Pacheco of Riverview, Dennis (Markese) Pacheco of Lincoln Park, David (MaryAnne) Pacheco of Plymouth Township and Tom (Michelle) Pacheco of Trenton; one daughter, Ruthanne (Wayne) Kladder of Traverse City; one daughter-in-law, Linda Pacheco of Southgate; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Her husband; parents, Carl and Ruth Seiling; and her son, James Pacheco preceded her in death.
      Visitation will be today, Nov. 26, 2004, from 2 to 9 p.m., at The Martenson Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park, (313) 386-6600. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at 11 a.m., at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Lincoln Park.
     
     

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