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July 21, 1999


GLADYS I. DAMOTH, 81, of Grayling, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at her home.
      Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling.
      MARY STAHLER HOILES, 87, of Rapid City, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born Sept. 13, 1911.
      Private family services will be held today. Arrangements were made by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
      JESSIE R. MARTIN, 77, of Kalkaska, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. She was born March 4, 1922.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
      Richard M. Catton Sr.
      Died July 19, 1999
      BARTOW, Fla. - Richard M. Catton, Sr., 87, of Bartow, Fla. died Monday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.
      Born Dec. 20, 1911, in Detroit, he was a former resident of Northport, Mich. He has been residing in Bartow for the past 17 years.
      Richard worked as a custodian at Northport Consolidated Schools for 25 years. He was a member of Bartow First Baptist Church. He was a security guard for 25 years for Northport Cottage Owners Association, a secretary of Fort Men's Sunday School Class at Bartow First Baptist Church, volunteered at Bartow Memorial Hospital for many years and was a member of Triple L & Bartow & Mulberry Golden Age Club.
      He is survived by his wife, Ruby B. Catton of Bartow; three sons, Richard of Suttons Bay, Mich., James of Honor, Mich. and Alden of Crosswell, Mich.; daughter, Beverly Merry of Gaylord, Mich.; two brothers, John and Robert - both of Detroit; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Catton, and a daughter, Dorothy Emily Catton.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 E. Main Street, Bartow, Fla. 33831. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Bartow, Fla. with Rev. Ronald L. Burks officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Gardens in Dade City, Fla.
      James E. Hoffman
      Died July 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - James E. Hoffman, 77, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Oct. 9, 1921, in Vincennes, Ind., he was the son of Maurice and Marie (Laube) Hoffman. On April 17, 1968, in Detroit, he married Mildred Austin.
      A resident of the Long Lake Township and Traverse City area for the last one-and-a-half years, he was previously a resident of the Novi area. James had worked at American Natural Gas as an accountant and manager of employee benefits. He enjoyed classical music, gardening, his computer, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
      Survivors include his wife; three children, Joann (Dan) Wendels of Traverse City, Karen (Barry) Casler of Lansing, and Colleen (Kelly) Kroupa of Cedar; eight brothers and sisters, Catherine Stoelting of Vincennes, Robert (Rosamond) Hoffman of Indiana, Donald (Betty) Hoffman of Indiana, Sister Rita of Kentucky, Helen (Clarence) Deem of Indiana, Alfred (Jean) Hoffman of Indiana, Barbara Dodd of Indiana, and Rosemary Wendling of Virginia; and seven grandchildren.
      James was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Maurice and Charles; and a sister, Mildred Williams.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City; the Rev. Father James Hayden will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Long Lake Township.
      Arrangements were made by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the Interlochen Arts Academy & Music Camp.
      Dorothy Hardy
      Died July 19, 1999
      MANCELONA - Dorothy Hardy, 85, of Mancelona, died Monday at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Born Feb. 22, 1914, in Mancelona, she was the daughter of Arlington J. and Faith (Gurd) Robb. On June 10, 1934, in Mancelona, she married Joseph B. Hardy. He was the owner and operator of Joe's Sinclair Gas and Service Station in Mancelona for 33 years. Joseph preceded Dorothy in death in 1967.
      Dorothy was a graduate of Antrim County Normal and Central Michigan University. She taught school in the local country school for several years and later taught in Elmira, Alba and Rapid City. All her students loved her. She was a member of Mancelona Missionary Church for many years and she loved reading.
      She is survived by two children, Jean (Orland) Dewey and Robert (Marlene) Hardy - all of Bellaire; six grandchildren, Kelley, Kevin, Denise, Karen, Bryan and Gayle; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eleanor Holstad of Gaylord, Mavis (Ward) Johnson of Grawn and Helen (Larry) Barnard of Kalkaska; two brothers, Jack (Mary Beth) Robb and William (Joan) Robb - all of Redford; one brother-in-law, Emil Justian of Mancelona; as well as many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ruth Justian; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Bonnie Robb; and one brother-in-law, Clarence Holstad.
      The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Mary Brown of the Bellaire United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
      Memorials may be directed to Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.
      Stephanie Alice Richard
      Died July 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Stephanie Alice Richard, 16, of Monroe, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in Traverse City.
      A former resident of Interlochen, she was born Feb. 25, 1983, in Traverse City. Stephanie was a junior at Monroe High School. She was a loving daughter, niece and cousin who loved art, German, reading and being herself. To know her was a great joy for all.
      Survivors include her parents, Garth and Linette Richard of Monroe; brothers, Josh Richard of Toledo, Ohio, and Shane Richard of Monroe; a sister, Nichole Richard of Monroe; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
      Stephanie was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
      Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Rupp Funeral Home in Monroe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home. Burial will take after the service in Rosewood Cemetery in Monroe.
      Memorials may be directed to the Pediatric Heart Association in memory of Stephanie Richard.
      Violet D. Johnson
      Died July 17, 1999
      PENINSULA TOWNSHIP - Violet D. Johnson, 97, of Peninsula Township, died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Born April 18, 1902, in Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of Thomas C. and Margaret J. (Richardson) Davis. On Sept. 24, 1927, in Detroit, she married Waldemar C. Johnson.
      A former resident of Detroit, Violet attended St. Andrew's Church and was a member of St. Christopher's Church and of the Kiwanian Queens of Detroit.
      A resident of the Traverse City area since 1970, she was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City and a former member of the Sons of Norway and the Traverse City Golf & Country Club. Violet was also an avid bridge player.
      Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert C. (Marilyn) Johnson of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Barbara (Jamie) Marsh of Old Mission, David Johnson of New Hudson, and Carol Johnson of Madison, Wis.; four great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Robbie, Sarah, and Jamie Marsh; a niece; and a nephew.
      Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Waldemar in 1989; two brothers, Charles and Archibald Davis; and a sister, Gertrude Ward.
      Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at The Presbyterian Church; services will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Homer Nye will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Presbyterian Church or Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.

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