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Edgar T. Crawley Sr.

November 24, 1927 – August 31, 2011

   Edgar T. Crawley Sr. 83 died at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday at home. He had been in poor health for one year.

   Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Douglas Olsen, pastor of the Dundee United Methodist Church will officiate; burial will follow at Maplegrove Cemetery, Dundee with military honors by the Dundee Veterans Memorial.

   Born November 24, 1927, Edgar was the son of Roy and Martha (Cook) Crawley. He married Phyllis A. Stamp on December 6, 1952 in Akron, Ohio.

   Edgar was the owner of Dundee Castings Company, and served in the US Navy from June 21, 1945 to July 29, 1946.

   He was a graduate of Veterans High School in Washington D C; in 1947 he graduated from flight school as a private pilot and enjoyed flying as a hobby and owned a 1946 Ercoupe. He was a member of the Dundee Veterans and the Milan Moose Lodge and liked to winter in Florida.

   In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Kimberly A. (Thomas) Herzog of Milan; Ronald F. Crawley and Edgar T. (Rita) Crawley Jr. both of Dundee; two grandchildren Austin Thomas Crawley and Veronica Anne Crawley; and a sister, Martha Ann Kellner of North Fort Myers, Florida.

   He was preceded in death by his parents.

   Memorials may be made to the Dundee Veterans or the Dundee schools general scholarship fund,

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

David G. Boring, Jr., age 38 of Boyne City, Michigan, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in Boyne City.  Cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit the family from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday in the Rupp Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

Born December 4, 1972 in Monroe, he was the son of David and Darlene (Bomia) Boring, Sr.  He married Kristie McNeil in Monroe.

David attended Monroe High School and was a self-employed painter and carpenter in the Monroe area.

He is survived by his wife Kristie, mother Darlene Brooks, son David Boring, III, daughter Nikki Lynn Boring, sisters Tina (Ronald) Turner and Tonya Boring.

David was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Marciana Calderas

May 18, 1935 – August 30, 2011

   Marciana Calderas, 76 of Toledo died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at Heartland of Oregon. She had been in poor health since June.

   Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. William Fisher, pastor will officiate with burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born May 18, 1935 in CD Victoria Tamaulipas, Mexico she was the daughter of Thomas and Braulia (Contreras) Delgado. She married Fidencio Calderas on July 19, 1953 in Valle Hermoso.

   Marciana was a school teacher for twenty eight years in Mexico and earned a Bachelor of Education Degree. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.

    Surviving are her husband, children, Juan J. (Dolores) Calderas of Monroe; Hipolito A. (Juana) Calderas of Monroe; Carlos C. (Alma) Calderas of Toledo and Claudia (Jose) Hernandez of Toledo; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

Conley C. Collingsworth

November 9, 1928 – August 30, 2011

   Conley C. Collingsworth, 82 of Monroe died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at his home. He had been in poor health for two years.

   Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Von Loop will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle with military honors by Monroe VFW Post 1138 Monroe.

   Born November 9, 1928 in Powell Valley, Tennessee he was the son of Claude and Emma Lillian (Hill) Collingsworth. He married Mildred L. Williams on July 2, 1960 in Tazewell, Tennessee. She preceded him in death on October 16, 2008.

   Conley was employed by the former Time Container Corp. for forty years retiring in 1990. He served in the US Army from 1950 to 1952 in Korea. And was a member of the Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church.

   Surviving are his sons Larry A. (Nancy) Killion and Kenneth W. (Judy) Killion both of Monroe; brothers, George Edward (Gloria) Collingsworth and William F. (Judy) Collingsworth both of Monroe; sister, Phyllis A. Burlinghan of Temperance; six grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

   In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Claude E. Collingsworth and Dan Collingsworth.

   Memorials may be made to Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church.

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

  

Julia Ann Richardson

September 16, 1917 – August 29, 2011

   Julia Ann Richardson, 93 of Monroe died peacefully at 12:40 a.m. Monday at The Lutheran Home. She had been under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe for the past several weeks.

   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Sr. Kate O’Brien, Chaplain for the Mercy Memorial Hospice will officiate. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle

   Born September 16, 1917 in Newport she was the daughter of Jerome and Matilda (Martin) Manor. She married Frank E. (Buss) Richardson on November 1, 1940 in Clarkston, Michigan. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1995.

   Julia was a 1935 graduate of Rockwood High School and a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and taking trips up north to the cabin.

   She was employed by the former Newport Telephone Company, the Monroe County Treasures office and the Newport Post Office.

   Surviving are her children Thomas F. (Jan) Richardson of Roscommon and Donna J. Ritter of Monroe; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

   In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a sister Mary Ochs, brothers, T. Victor Menard and John Manor, step daughter Ann M. Jones, son-in-law Ronald Ritter on August 30, 2008.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Lutheran Home or Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

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

Mollie Lee Ferguson, age 85 of Monroe, passed away peacefully in her home Saturday with her daughter by her side.  She had been in poor health for five years.

Friends may call from 3 – 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Rev.’s Butch Carver and B.J. McDaniel will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born November 6, 1925 in Harrogate, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Jerry and Doxie (Davis) Cosby.  She married Welza Massengill on August 11, 1944 in Pineville, Kentucky.  He died January 14, 1963. She later married Ward Ferguson in Pineville, Kentucky. He died September 7, 1988.

Mollie worked in the housekeeping department at Mercy Memorial Hospital for 25 years and was a caregiver for Mildred Oerther for many years.

Mollie was a member of Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, and spending time with her family.

She leaves to mourn, her daughter Dianna Watson of Monroe; 6 brothers, Ben (Betty) Cosby, Howard (Bessie) Cosby, Jack (Carole) Cosby all of Monroe, Clyde (Louise) Cosby of Tazewell, Tennessee, Elmer Cosby of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Pete (Joan) Cosby of Shawanee, Tennessee; 4 sisters, Ruby (James) Essary and Phyllis Dyer of Tazewell, Tennessee, Sue Allen of Seymore, Tennessee, and Josephine (John) Massengill of Flat Rock, Michigan; 1 granddaughter, 1 great-grandson, and 1 great-great-grandson.

In addition to her husbands, Mollie was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Charlie, Ernest, and infant James Cosby and a sister, Glessie Jewell.

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

Lois Ann Cole

July 17, 1955 – August 27. 2011

   Lois Ann Cole, 56 of Monroe died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday at her home.

   In accordance with her wishes cremation has been held with no services or visitation.

   Born July 17, 1955 in Monroe she was the daughter of Harold and JoAnn (Bodine) VanVleet.

   Lois was a homemaker and enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

   Surviving are her soul mate Tommy Cole, children Heather Riley, Nicole (Bill) Price, Eric Beebe and Angela Beebe all of Monroe; brothers, Leo “Pete” Engel of Monroe; Mike Engel of Midland and Tony VanVleet of Monroe; grandchildren Bill III (Christina), Jaycee, Irene, Ray Ann, Kimberly, Kassie and Eathen; great granddaughter Illenah (Poopie); Step children Tom, Ashley (Marcus), Mike (Amy), Nichole (Tim); step great grandchildren, Thomas, Michael, Paris, Riley, Carter and B-Ball; Laura, Judy, Patsy, Gale and Denise for whom she held a special place in her heart.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, great granddaughter Katlynn Nicole VanVleet and sister, Rhonda Spaulding.

   Memorials may be made to the family to help wit final expenses.

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

  

Melvyn R. Russell

September 27, 1939 – August 23, 2011

   Melvyn R. Russell, 71 of Lambertville died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in Mercy Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

   A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday August 28 at the Monroe Boat Club.

   Born September 27, 1939 in Toledo he was the son of Royce and Lillian (Ayers) Russell. He married Ann M. Nimmo on February 7, 1969 in Toledo.

   He was employed in the graphics arts for many years at Toledo Engraving, and then owned M. Russell and Associates.

   Melvyn was a member of the Toledo Craftsman Club, Monroe Boat Club for 41 years and started the Sail Fleet at the club. He was an avid sailor, and for twenty-five years was in the Mills Trophy Race and served as honorary chairman. He was also a graduate of Macomber Vocational School in Toledo, and for many years was a member of the Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department.

   Surviving are his loving wife and best friend Ann; daughter, Paula Jean “P.J.” (Eddie Taylor of Rossford, OH; stepson Steve (Rebecca) Zawodni of Findlay, OH and stepdaughter Kim (John) Sherburne of Toledo; brother Dennis (Mary Ann) Russell of Port Saint Lucie, FL; sisters, Beverly (Lutze) Kunze of Hollywood, FL and Susan Case of Toledo; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara Condon.

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

Pauline Alta Liedel

January 22, 1917 – August 22, 2011

   Pauline Alta Liedel died unexpectedly on Monday morning, August 22, at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio only a few miles from where she was born 94 years ago.

   Born January 22, 1917 in Toledo, Ohio she was the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Hatherall) Curson. She married Thurman S. Liedel on September 20, 1938 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee. He preceded her in death on December 23, 2002.

   Pauline was a graduate of Monroe High School, and attended the Davis Business College, Toledo. Along with being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was a dedicated member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Altar Society. She loved dancing, bowling and needle work.

   Pauline was the credit manager for Kline’s, downtown Monroe, and retired from Michigan Gas Utilities in 1978. She also helped her husband Thurman with bookkeeping at several Monroe area businesses. Pauline lived most of her life in Monroe.

   Surviving are her children Jane M. (Mike) Sinay of Oregon, OH; Judith A. (Bruce) Kelly of East Grand Rapids, MI; Paul D. (Dona) Liedel of Monroe and John (Karen) Liedel of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sister Ruth Pursley of Monroe; thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Thurman, brothers, Earl, Thomas and Carl Curson, and sister, Emily Tomkinson.

   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 3 p.m. She will lie instate Friday 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with funeral services at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

   Memorials may be made to St. Mary Church or the IHM Foundation.

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

Barney A. Belkofer

March 16, 1960 – August 20, 2011

Barney A. Belkofer, 51, of Monroe died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. A private burial will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Born March 16, 1960 in Monroe, he was the son of Russell and Priscilla (Leaser) Belkofer.

He was a 1978 graduate of Ida High School.  He loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially his dog Peanut.

He worked for Monroe Moving.

Surviving are his mother, Priscilla Belkofer of Monroe and a brother, Donald Belkofer of Monroe.

He is preceded in death by his father.

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