March 2009


EAGLESON VIRGINIA EAGLESON March 15, 2009. Age 89. Wife of the late Richard L. Dear mother of Beverly Pierret (Guy) and Barbara Davis (Tom). Also survived by four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Memorial Mass Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation begins at church 10 a.m. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial tributes to the American Heart and Stroke Association, 3816 Paysphere Cr., Chicago, IL 60674. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at:

EBERLY SANDRA L EBERLY SANDRA EBERLY March 12, 2009, age 67 of Livonia. Beloved wife of Leon. Loving mother of Shawn (Theresa) and Shannon DeSanto. Visitation Saturday 2-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral service Sunday 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

EDMONDS JOAN M EDMONDS JOAN EDMONDS Age 77, February 24, 2009, formerly of Taylor. Visitation Thursday 10-11 a.m. at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City, followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m.

EDWARDS LURLEE EDWARDS of Detroit. Retired Postal Employee. Cherished family and life. Beloved mom to Chrystal, Bobby (Loretta), Linda, Phyllis, Janice. Grandmother to Rashad, Jasmine, Jamila, Jerel, and great-grandmother to Rashad Ameer. Passed away on March 3, 2009. Visitation 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 8, 2009 at Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Dr., Detroit. Services, In state at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Funeral Service at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2009 at Fellowship Chapel.  

EGGLY MARIE D EGGLY MARIE EGGLY Age 96, passed away February 26, 2009. Marie is survived by her brother, Edward (Laura) Eggly. She leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Marie had a great love of old movies and actors including a scrapbook collection of celebrity histories and obituaries. Marie found beauty in the simple things of life and brought out the best in everyone. At Marie's request, cremation has taken place. Family and friends may send their condolences by visiting:

EIDEN CAROL A EIDEN CAROL EIDEN 70; of Prudenville, Michigan; passed away Wednesday, March 4th, 2009, after a year long battle with cancer at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin, MI. In accordance with her wishes Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Mio, MI, with Father Raymond Cotter officiating. Carol was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She adored her animals Katie, Patches, Jake and Paulie. She had a great fondness for the staff at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, who cared for her like family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for the purchase of a cemetery marker. C/O John Mark Eiden, P.O. Box 3415 Traverse City, MI 49658. Arrangements by The Lashley Funeral Home, Inc.

EISEN ELEANOR EISEN Beloved wife of the late Harry Eisen. Dear mother of Robert (Sherry) Eisen, Gayle (Dr. Larry) Finn, and the late Ronald Eisen. Loving grandmother of Brian Eisen, Erika, Courtney, and Lindsey Finn. Dearest sister of Rae Dorfman Weiss, Norma Stoller, and the late Betty Klein Garland, Fay Blavin, Ida Blondy, Ann Lieberman, and Sally Forman. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. SERVICES TUESDAY 12:00 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY or visit

ELLIOTT BILLIE IRENE ELLIOTT BILLIE ELLIOTT Age 89, passed away peacefully March 21, 2009 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Harry Elliott, married July 20, 1940. Loving mother of the late Sharon Nims (Douglas), Jill Smith (Charles), Clyde Elliott (Evelyn), and Amy Merciez (David). Survived by siblings Beatrice Hammons (Slim), Beverly York (Jesse), and Jerry Baird (Brenda). Predeceased by brothers Richard Baird (Mildred) and Clyde Baird. Adored grandmother of 11, Wayne Nims (Genessa), Tammie Clark (Steve), Sherrie Doucette, Jill Wigglesworth (Scott), David Nims (Maria), Carl Elliott (April), Julia Stevenson (David), Jennifer Smith, Carmen Richmond (Paul), Elizabeth Merciez (Robert Morris), and Jessica Frey (Christopher). Beloved great-grandmother of 21, Kathleen, Douglas, Chistopher, Angellayna, Bryan, Alicia, Sara, Shane, Chandler, Emily, Glenn, Austin, Olivia, Dominic, Noah, Anna, Lauren, Madison, Emma, Matthew, and Natalie. great-great-grandmother of 3, Destiny, Javon, and Aurora. Billie was born in Flint, Michigan, married in Macomb County, raised her family in Warren, retired near Mancelona, and lived in Chesterfield Township for the past 12 years. Billie was a "Rosie the Riveter" while her husband served in WWII. She enjoyed the Michigan sport teams, quilting, embroidering, canning, and made the best pot roast and apple pie in the world. Billie and her family spent many summers in Northern Michigan enjoying camping and other outdoor activities. Later she and Harry spent winters in Florida. Billie was a long time member of the Eastern Star. Billie will be laid in state Monday, March 23rd 2:30-9:00 p.m. at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI. Funeral services will be held at Good Sheppard Lutheran Church, 31100 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield, MI on Tuesday, March 24th at 11 a.m. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial donations in the name of Billie Elliott can be sent to Hospice of Michigan.

ELLIS ELEANOR ELLIS Age 95. March 7, 2009. Beloved wife of Pius for 71 years. Dear mother of Carol (Sean) Reynolds, Phillip (Camille) and the late Gerald. Dearest grandmother of Tina and Ralph (Annette), and great-grandmother of Carter. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary in the evening at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave, Wayne. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, in state 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 34530 Michigan Ave, Wayne. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at

ELLSWORTH LENA H ELLSWORTH LENA ELLSWORTH age 93; of Brighton; passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Arbor Hospice Residence in Ann Arbor following an extended illness. She was born February 27, 1916, in Bellvernon, PA, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Salfi) Nacarato. She was married to the late Jesse L. Ellsworth, who preceded her in death in December of 1970. Mrs. Ellsworth was a member of the St. Mary Magdalen Parish of Brighton and formerly of St. Vincents, where she was very active in the Parish and the church Guilds. She is survived by one daughter, Beccie (Ed) Goven of Brighton; one son, Richard L. (Denise) Ellsworth of Royal Oak; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia VanAtter of Rochester. She was preceded in death by six siblings. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home in Brighton. Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 26, 2009, 11 a.m. at the St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brighton. Final Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the Church. Burial to take place on Friday, March 27, 11 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, MI.

EMBERTON CAROL G EMBERTON CAROL EMBERTON March 19, 2009. Beloved mother of Laura (Jerry) Ford and Linda Emberton. Loving grandmother of Daniel (Hope), Adam, Andrea and Brent. Great grandmother of Cash. Sister of Thomas Nowicki. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Sunday 1-8 p.m. Memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

EMERY WILLIAM LOTT EMERY WILLIAM EMERY Age 65, of 317 Kasey Key Road, Florida, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at his son's residence. Born in Detroit, MI, he was a son of the late Herick Smith and Madline Lott Emery. Mr. Emery was the retired founder and president of Foucus Golf System, Inc. He was a member of the Green Valley County Club and the PGA of America since 1970. Surviving are two sons, Andre John Emery and Hardy Lott Emery both of Greenville; a stepson, Daniel Andre Nowak of Arkansas; a granddaughter, Ella Madden Emery of Greenville; two sisters, Margaret Mossholder of Lansing, MI and Kathy Swayheart of California; and a brother, John Emery of Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the AJGA, 1980 Sports Club Drive, Braselton, GA or The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral service will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be at 15 Westview Avenue, Greenville. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

ERDMAN JEAN ERDMAN March 26, 2009, 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Dear sister of Willis S. McIsaac, Robert Francis (Barbara) McIsaac, James (Rose Marie) McIsaac, Donald (Mary Ruth) McIsaac, Mary Spear, Elizabeth Ward and the late Lucille Vanderpool and Ronald McIsaac. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association appreciated.

ERJAVAC JULIA F ERJAVAC JULIA ERJAVAC March 20, 2009, age 94. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Diana (Thomas) Franks, Frances (Robert) Dipzinski, Lynn Wargo and Sharon (John) Radjewski. Loving grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 18. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc, 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile) Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m time of Mass at St. Nicholas Church, 4331 Capac Rd.

ERNST JACK L ERNST JACK ERNST March 12, 2009. Age 87. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Dear father of Laura (Michael) McClosky and Lorne Ernst. Loving grandfather of Shawn and Jack McClosky, Kimberly, Laurel, Colette, and Melanie Ernst. Visitation Tuedsay 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 1 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.). Please share memories at:

ESCHENDAL JOHN A ESCHENDAL JOHN ESCHENDAL of Pontiac; February 18, 2009; age 42. Loving son of Delores Eschendal and the late Jerry; dear brother of Jerry Michael (Elia) Eschendal, Cynthia Eschendal, Karen Neiter, Tom Eschendal, Steve (Lafon) Eschendal, Tamera Eschendal, Teresa Burcham, Daniel (Amanda) Eschendal and James Eschendal; also missed by 14 nieces and nephews, 5 grandnephews and many dear friends. Mr. Eschendal was a Builder and Installer with Beaver Stair in Oxford. He was a proud American and was a devoted member of the National Rifle Association. Memorial Service will be Sunday, March 1, 2009, 2 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to any charity of choice. Online guest book

E VANDENBOSSCH THOMAS E VANDENBOSSCH February 27, 2009. Lives on in his wife Linda, his children Eva, Thomas Jr., and John Joseph. Brother of Ronald, Daniel (Judy) and the late James. Preceded in death by his parents Ernestine and John. Son-in-law of Ethel Prain. Resting at L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Road), Monday 1-9 p.m., Tuesday 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service Tuesday evening. Rosary Monday at 7 p.m. Share a memorial tribute with the family at

EVANS SHERRIE LYNN EVANS SHERRIE EVANS After years of putting things in Gods hands, Sherrie Lynn of Detroit, born August 6, 1959, walked into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 14, 2009. Sherrie was a natural nurturer to everyone around her and truly dedicated to her 6 grandchildren. She will be eternally missed by her husband, 4 children & everyone who knew her.

EVANS STANLEY A EVANS STANLEY EVANS Age 90, February 8, 2009. Memorial service Friday, March 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. from Henry Ford Village Chapel, 15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126. Arrangements by Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Memorials to Dearborn Animal Shelter.



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