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December 5, 1999

Obituaries


      JOSEPHINE MARIE EVERETT, 74, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at home.
      Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth. A full obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle. The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
     
      SYLVIA L. GROVES, 94, of Manistee, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999.
      Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      SULO WERNER LAHTI, 87, of Kaleva, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee. He was born Feb. 13, 1912, in Ontonogan.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva; funeral services will be held immediately after visitation at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery.
     
      Horace Porter Abbott III
      Died December 3, 1999
      EAST LELAND - Horace Porter Abbott III, 87, of East Leland, died Friday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born Sept. 17, 1912, in Everett, Mass., he was the son of Horace Porter Abbott II and Beatrice (Sauer) Abbott. On Sept. 22, 1937, he married Barbara Ann Trueblood.
      He and his wife Barbara lived in Cambridge, Mass., then moved to Baltimore, Md., then to Winchester, Mass., and, finally, to Old Greenwich, Conn., where they lived for 27 years. In 1977 they moved to East Leland.
      Horace was an extremely talented engineer who loved clock repairing and all sorts of mechanical projects. He was very active in many community activities. He was a member of the fire board in Leland and of the zoning board of appeals in Leland Township. Horace was a longtime supporter of WIAA Interlochen Public Radio and the Leelanau Historical Society.
      He was a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. He retired as a senior planner at Lever Bros.' headquarters in New York.
      Survivors include five children, Abigail Panettiere, H. Porter Abbot IV, Barbara Abbott, Rebecca Abbott, and Nathaniel Abbott; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      Horace was preceded in death by his wife, on Nov. 12, 1995, and a brother, Kenyon Taylor Abbott.
      A memorial service will be announce next summer.
      Memorials may be directed to WIAA Interlochen Public Radio, Leelanau Historical Society, or Leelanau Memorial Care Center.
      Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      Helen Lowery
      Died December 2, 1999
      FIFE LAKE - Helen Lowery, 68, died Thursday evening at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City after a three-month illness.
      Born Dec. 18, 1930, in Winn, Ark., she was the daughter of Lawrence and Eda (Morris) Waggoner. On June 21, 1958, in Okemos, she married Lloyd Lowery.
      Helen grew up in Pocahontas, Ark., and moved to Lansing when she was 15. After her marriage, she lived in Warren and Clarkston before retiring to Fife Lake in 1987. A member of the Walton Junction Sportsmans Club, she was also an avid bowler. Helen enjoyed traveling, flowers and her family.
      Survivors include her husband, Lloyd of Fife Lake; four children, Gloria (Robert) Slizak of Clinton Township, Fred (Becky) Cribley of Lowell, Barbara Pels of Euless, Texas, and Mitchell Lowery of Livonia; three sisters, Betty Sulcer of Dimondale, Jackie (William) Elya of Fife Lake, and Mary (Gary) Becraft of Fenwick; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      Helen was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Lowery.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; the Rev. Richard Anderson will officiate.
      Burial will be in Clark Cemetery in Fife Lake.
      Memorial tributes may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      Ada L. Meikrantz
      Died December 4, 1999
      KARLIN - Ada L. Meikrantz, 92, a longtime resident of Karlin, died Saturday at Grayling Nursing Center.
      Ada served as postmistress of the Karlin post office for 25 years prior to her retirement. She loved the Detroit Tigers, playing cards and dancing.
      Born in Boyne City on March 30, 1907, she was the daughter of William J. and Abbie G. (Hopkins) Nelson.
      Surviving are her daughter, Iris (Winfield) Hansen of Kalkaska; two brothers, William and Burton Nelson; three grandchildren, Arthur (Valerie) Hansen, Leeanna (Thomas) Henke, and Renee (Timothy) Morrison - all of Kalkaska; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
      Her husbands, Paul Edmundson, Ben Hantak and John Meikrantz, preceded her in death as did two sisters and four brothers.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; Steve Brower will officiate.
      Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
     
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