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Kenneth I. Watkins, 82, of Monroe died at 3:42 a.m. Monday at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. He had been in poor health for two weeks.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate Friday 10 a.m. at Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center with services at 11 a.m. Rev. Sam Luke, pastor, will officiate and burial will be Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born July 25, 1927 in Newton Falls, Ohio, he was the son of Herbert and Mabel (Stock) Watkins. He married Irene Turner on April 25, 1953 at the First Presbyterian Church, Monroe.
He was employed at Consolidated Paper Company, Monroe and Ford Motor Company, Monroe, as a water treatment operator, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the Stewart Road Christian Ministries.
Surviving are his wife Irene, son Rick L. (Sher) Watkins of Novi; daughter Yvette S. (Sam) Fisher of Tyler, Texas; brother Donald (Lou) Watkins of Monroe; sister Wanda Grancitelli of Monroe; grandchildren Julie Wise, Mindy (Rich) Hibner, Tracy (Paul) Harris, Bradley Fisher, Taylor Fisher, great grandchildren Gwen Wise, Luke Wise and Isabella Harris.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Kimlyn S. Watkins, brothers, Eugene Watkins and Ozzie Watkins, sisters, Peg Shilliday and Anna Jacobs, brothers-in-law Joe Grancitelli, John Jacobs and Ivan Shilliday.
Memorials may be made to Stewart Road Christian Ministries.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Ellen M. Price, 92, of Monroe died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, Monroe she had been in poor health for ten years.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Friday 10 a.m. at the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church with services at 11 a.m. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born August 28, 1917 in Middlesboro, Kentucky she was the daughter of Wiley T. and Pearl (Baker) Rowlett. She married Zale E. Price on March 30, 1934 in Monroe he preceded her in death on September 13, 2001.
She was a member of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing with her husband Zale.
Surviving are her children David Z. (Terry) Price of Ida; and Linda A. (Carl) Owens of Dundee; grandchildren David (Sarah) Price, Jr., Michael (Traci) Price, Keith (Melissa) Price, Dawn (Brad) Carter, Christopher (Nicole) Quillen, Faith Seppala, Charles (Becky) Owens, Sharon (Rick) Ziegler, Ellen (Les) Owenby, Bill (Cheryl) Hicks, Zale (Shirley) Hicks, Chuck (Joanne) Hicks and Jeff (Marie) Hicks, and thirty-six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Marjorie Hicks; infant great grandsons, James D. and Timothy M. Price; a sister, Josephine Wellman and a brother Howard Rowlett.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Alma M. Smith, 84, of Monroe died at 12:11 p.m. Saturday at her home she had been in poor heath for two years.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Jack Quinlan, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will officiate and burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born October 6, 1925 in Maybee, Michigan she was the daughter of Alvin and Louise (Yensch) Brown she married Merwin G. Smith and he preceded her in death on August 12, 1970. She then married Edwyn C. Smith and he preceded her in death on November 18, 2002.
She was employed by the former Balmoral Nursing Home in Trenton for twenty years, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Surviving are her children Richard C. Smith of Avon Park, Florida; Thomas M. Smith Apache Junction, Arizona; David L. Smith of Monroe, daughters Shirley Ann (David) Payne of Monroe and Grace (Vince) Viers of LaSalle; grandchildren Rick Smith, Jon Smith, Lance (Kara) Payne and Rusty Viers and great grandson Ryan Viers.
She was preceded in death by her husbands and brother, Lloyd Yensch.
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Tammy L. Ball, 43, of Monroe Died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. She had been in poor health for one year.
Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Bobby Smith will officiate and burial will be at LaSalle Twp. Cemetery.
Born November 3, 1966 in Monroe she was the daughter of William G. and Geneva (Treadway) Sharp. She married Jeffery L. Ball on July 31, 1994 in Toledo.
She was employed for many years by Dominic’s Restaurant and the Knight’s Inn, both in Monroe and graduated from Monroe High School in 1984. She was a member of Grape Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband Jeffery of Monroe; parents William and Geneva Sharp of Monroe; sons Joseph W. Ball and Jeffery S. (Anna Gallan) Ball both of Monroe; brothers, James A. Sharp and William G. (Irene) Sharp, both of Monroe; sister Karen D. Derbeck of Monroe; granddaughter Paeton M. Ball and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
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Monroe, Mich. – Sister Adele DuRoss, IHM, 95, died Friday, Nov. 27, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe , Mich. She has been under Mercy Memorial Hospice Care of Monroe.

Sister Adele was one of four girls of Patrick and Cecilia (Voeten) DuRoss. She was born Nov. 24, 1914 in Detroit and given the name Frances . Sister Adele attended Norvell Elementary School in Detroit and completed her elementary and high school education at St. Mary Academy in Monroe , Mich. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1929, taking the religious name of Sister Adele.

Sister Adele earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and master’s degree from the University of Detroit . She taught in formal education for 40 years at St. John and St. Mary Academy , Monroe; St. Agnes, St. Martin, Gesu, St. Catherine, St. Rode and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Detroit ; St. Philip, Battle Creek ; St. Felicitas, Chicago ; Sacred Heart, Roseville ; and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Westchester , Ill. She served as principal for 11 of the 40 years.

In 1971 Sister Adele began her ministry in religious education and parish ministry. She was religious education administrator at St. Ephrem Parish in Sterling Heights for 10 years. After a year at St. Louis University , Sister Adele became parish minister of St. Bernard Parish in Alpena , Mich. In 1990 she returned to the Motherhouse in Monroe and worked as receptionist for four years. In 1994 Sister Adele actively retired. She entered the Health Care Center in 1998 and was a patient there until her death.

Sister Adele is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Geraldine (Mrs. A. Schaupeter), Marcella (Mrs. M. Marston) and Veronica (Mrs. H. Recor).

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue , Monroe , on Monday, Nov. 30, from 2 until 7:30 p.m. with a Remembering at 3 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10:15 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse Campus. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave. , Monroe , MI 48162-7909 .

Nancy Elizabeth Robbins, 66, of Carleton, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday in her home.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. She will lie instate at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with services at 10 a.m. The Rev Robert Bauer, pastor of the church, will officiate. Additional visitation will be held in Connersville, Indiana and burial will be in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Indiana.

Born August 4, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of Richard and Ruth (King) Kennedy. She married Basil Darl Robbins January 21, 1967 in Connersville.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton. She was very active in 4-H actives both in Connersville and here in Monroe. She helped to organize the annual 4-H Agriculture Day each spring that was held at the Monroe County Fair Grounds.

She is survived by her Husband Basil Darl Robbins of Carleton; two sons, Darl John Robbins and James Richard Robbins both of Monroe; two daughters, Theresa Nannette Robbins and Maria Suzette (Bret James) Heinze both of Carleton; three brothers, Patrick (Judy) Kennedy of Indianapolis, Indiana, Emmett (Micki) Kennedy of Dallas, Texas, Robert (Jill) Kennedy of Connersville, Indiana; a sister, Margie (Lari) Hunt of Richmond, Indiana; two granddaughters, Olivia Jeanette Heinze and Alexis Nicolette Heinze.

She is preceded in death by two children Christopher George Robbins and Colleen Bernadette Robbins and her parents.

In lieu of flowers the family would like for memorial contributions to be to Monroe County 4-H in Nancy’s name.

Online condolences may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Beverly A. Shier, 62, of Newport died at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday in her home. She had been in ill health for several months.

In accordance to her wishes there will be a memorial service at a later date.

Born November 5, 1947 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Milburn and Elizabeth (Mantyla) Shier. She married James Bouchard; he preceded her in death in 2000.

She had worked as a telecommunications software specialist for the Bank of Boston.

She enjoyed fishing, camping and cooking outdoors. She also liked to spend time with her family especially game nights and playing cards.

She is survived by her daughter Cathleen Farnham of Newport; three grandchildren, Joshuah Edward Farnham, Chrystine Elizabeth Farnham and Tyler Avery Meyers; a brother Ken (Gail) Shier of Livonia.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter Bethany Dowling on December 28, 2007.

The family would appreciate any stories or words of condolence to be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com or you may contact them personally.

Loretta A. Warden, 66 a twenty-three year resident of Newport died at 6:53 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital she had been in poor health for two and a half years.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Satin Gavel service will be conducted by the Swan Boat Club at 7 p.m. followed by funeral services with the Rev. Russell Kohler officiating.
Born February 15, 1943 in Savannah, Georgia she was the daughter of Ezra and Goldie (Morgan) Edwards. She married William E. Warden on September 23, 1976 in Westland, Michigan.
Loretta was employed by Ford Motor Co. Livonia Transmission for 30 years retiring in 2006. She also served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1961 to 1963.
She was a member of the Swan Boat Club and the Satin Gavel and served as the ladies auxiliary president in 1989.
She is survived by her husband William of Newport; daughter Michelle R. Shegitz of Newport; son Randy A. (Trudy) Keoshian of Detroit; two grandsons Brandon Keoshian and Evin Keoshian.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Ronald Charles Hood, 70 of Brownstown, formerly of Carleton died Thursday at 1:20 p.m. at Heritage Hospital, Taylor; he had been in poor health for three years and seriously ill for one month.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday. Rev. James Jacobs, Chaplain of Mercy Memorial Hospital will officiate and burial will be at Ash Twp. Cemetery, Carleton.
Born August 30, 1939 in Monroe he was the son of Charles Andrew and Goldie Mae (Morgan) Hood. He married Suzanne VanBuskirk on July 29, 1967 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waltz.
He was employed at General Motors, Ypsilanti, for thirty-three years retiring in 1992.
He enjoyed their pets, all types of radios, police scanners and camping, but his great love was to work on the farm.
Surviving is his wife Suzanne, brothers; Robert (Pauline) Hood and Randy Hood both of Carleton; sister, Bette (William) Leiby of Carleton and two nephews whom they helped raise, James Drew, Jr. and Christopher Drew both of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Gordon F. “Gordie” Masserant, 80, passed away Thursday, November 19th at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, he had been in poor health for three years. He was born April 6, 1929 in Newport, Michigan to Leroy and Laura (Blanchett) Masserant. Gordie married Erma (Hoppert) Noel on January 31, 1972 in Florida where they lived for many years before returning to Monroe in 2006.
Gordie was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and attended St. Charles School, he graduated from Monroe Catholic Central High School and enjoyed his flowers, shopping and taking Grandma and Aunt Marion for their evening ride. Gordie was a heavy equipment operator and retired in 1990 from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324.
He is survived by his wife, Erma of Monroe; step-son Dar (Mary) Noel of Monroe; step-daughters Shirley (Thomas) Jay of Newport; Grace (Gary) Coch of Monroe and Linda La Valle of Hudson, Florida; sister Donna (Sam) Roass of Phoenix, Arizona; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Beldron Masserant.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 S. Custer Rd, Monroe where a rosary service will be at 7 p.m. He will lie instate Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church with services at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Misiolak, pastor will officiate and burial will be at St. Charles Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.