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Jonathon D. Lambert

November 7, 1973 – May 31, 2012

Jonathon D. Lambert, age 38 of Monroe, died unexpectedly in his home Thursday, May 31, 2012.

Born November 7, 1973 in Monroe, he was the son of Gregory and Sharyn (Newkirk) Lambert.  He was a 1992 graduate of Mason High School and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports.

Jonathon is survived by his father, Gregory (Donna) Lambert of Grosse Ile; mother Sharyn Newkirk of Monroe; two daughters, Chloe and Paytynn Lambert of Monroe; a brother, Greg (Shari) Lambert of Ida; a sister, Melissa (Jason) Fletcher of Ida; grandparents, David and Shirley Newkirk of Naples, Florida; five nieces and nephews, Kaitlin, Karlee, and McKenzie Lambert, Aidan and Addison Fletcher.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Evelyn Lambert and a niece MiKayla Fletcher.

Friends may call from 1 – 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

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

Dan D. Dickey

August 12, 1941 – May 29, 2012

Dan D. Dickey, 70, of Monroe died at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, where there will be a Masonic Service at 7 p.m.  He will lie in-state at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with a Mass celebrating his life at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, with military honors by V.F.W. Post #1138, Monroe.

Dan was born August 12, 1941; he was the son of Daniel D. and Catherine Elizabeth (Biggs) Dickey.  He married Elizabeth Krzyston July 21, 1961.

He was employed by Chrysler at the Trenton Engine Plant as a hydraulic engineer.  He retired in 1995.

Dan served in the US Army May 31, 1960 to May 29, 1963.

He belonged to Masonic Lodge #27, F&AM where he served as Master in 1988-89. He was also a member of other York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies, and Knights of Columbus #1266.  He served as District Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years Elizabeth Dickey of Monroe; three daughters, Mary Catherine Pfund of Allen Park, Laura Anne Dickey of Detroit and Rebecca Lynne (Mike) Roberts of Monroe; a sister, Victoria Jo Downes of Cocoa Beach, Florida; eight grandchildren, Lauren (Shawn) Poupard, Lindsey Pfund, Alexa Rushin, Chantelle Sturdevant, Deidre Halliburton, Joshua Halliburton, Michaela Roberts and Sydney Roberts and a great-grandson, Elijah Dickey.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Richard.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Food Closet or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Sister Delphine Charron, IHM, 89, died Friday, May 25, at her home, the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich. She had been under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

Sister Delphine was one of seven children, three boys and four girls, of Delphice and Lucy (Brick) Charron. She was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Grayling, Mich., and given the name Elizabeth. Sister Delphine attended St. Mary and St. Michael elementary schools and graduated from St. Michael High School in Flint, Mich. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1943, taking the religious name of Sister Delphine.

Sister Delphine ministered for several years at St. Peter and Paul, Ionia; St. Charles, Holy Redeemer and Marygrove in Detroit. For 16 years she ministered in the Health Care Center at the Motherhouse in Monroe. Sister Delphine also, spent 12 years in service to the IHM community as co-director of the Motherhouse Food Services department and served seven years as a driver for the Motherhouse sisters.

In 1993 Sister Delphine retired at the Motherhouse and volunteered in different capacities for the next 18 years. She entered the Health Care Center in 2010, where she resided until her death.

Sister Delphine is survived by her sister, Pauline Hutchison, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Russell, Ray and Edward, and her sisters, Leona Plamondon and Madeline Herman.

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Tuesday, May 29, from 2 until 7:30 p.m., with a Remembering at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 30, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Singelyn, as presider. 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

Douglas P. Soncrant

October 15, 1955 – May 24, 2012

Douglas P. Soncrant, age 56 of Monroe, died peacefully in his home Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home.  A Scripture Service will be held at 6 p.m.  Doug will lie instate 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m.  The church pastor, Rev. James Smalarz will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born October 15, 1955 in Monroe, he was the son of Gerald and Ruth (Mocadlo) Soncrant.  He was a member of St. John Church where he served as an alternate usher.

Doug was a 1973 Special Education graduate of Monroe High School.  He worked at Elias Brother’s Big Boy Restaurant in downtown Monroe for many years.  For the past 24 years, Doug has been employed by the Monroe Housing Commission in the maintenance department.

Douglas is survived by his mother, Ruth Soncrant of Monroe; two brothers, Charles Soncrant of Branson, Missouri and Michael (Lisa) Soncrant of Monroe; a sister, Patricia (Jeff Walters) Soncrant of Belleville, Michigan; many nieces and nephews and a great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father Gerald and a brother Edward who recently passed away on September 6, 2011.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Church or Mercy Memorial Hospital Guild.

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

Elsie M. Jones

February 4, 1922 – May 23, 2012

   Elsie M. Jones, 90 of Monroe died at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday in her home. She had been in poor health for one year.

   Friends may call from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Eugene White, retired pastor of the Bible Fellowship Church will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

   Born February 4, 1922 in Williamsburg, Kentucky she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Sullivan. She married Elbert Jones on May 14, 1940 in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1978.

   Elsie was employed by Mercy Memorial Hospital for thirty-seven years as a supply clerk. She retired in 2007.

   She was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church.

   Surviving are her children Carolyn (Jerry) Cash of Tyler, Texas, Keith E. Jones of Monroe and Otis R. Jones of Harrison, Michigan; grandchildren Treva Farrar, Marcella Archer, Rachel Nichols, La-Naille Noth, David R. Jones and Jim G. Jones; great- grandchildren Jessie, Joshua, Mark, Chris, Nichole, Crystal and Chelsia; great-great-grandchildren Caleb, Micah and Tyler.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, sons Cleo and Jimmy Jones; brother, Arvel Sullivan and sisters, Gladys Bray and Jeannie Sullivan.

   Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Paul J. Benore, age 88 of Monroe, died 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fountain View of Monroe.  He had been in poor health for two years and seriously ill for six months.

Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home.  He will lie instate 10 a.m. Friday at Dundee Assembly of God where services will be at 11 a.m.  The church pastor, Rev. Tobin Tidswell will officiate.  Burial will follow at Pleasantview Cemetery in Petersburg under the auspices of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6509.

Born April 21, 1924 in Erie, Michigan, Paul was the son of Frank and Ethel (Smith) Benore.  He married Anna J. McKeever on February 28, 1946 in Lambertville.  She died November 29, 2003.

Paul served in the United States Army during World War II.  He served from March 2, 1943 to January 10, 1946.  Paul fought in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.  He received the American Theater Ribbon, the EAME Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.

Paul worked for Dura Corporation and Willy’s Overland, both in Toledo, Tecumseh Products, and Peerless Gear in Clinton, Michigan before retiring in 1985.

Paul was a member of the Dundee Senior Center, Dundee Assembly of God, and a life member of VFW Post 6509 in Petersburg.  He was an avid Detroit Tigers Baseball fan and enjoyed playing cards, bowling, playing his guitar, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by three sons, Paul (Cheryl) Benore of Monroe, Chuck (Sandy) Benore of Dundee, and Ron (Pam) Benore of Monroe; three daughters, Linda Brunt of Monroe, Darlene Jones of Petersburg, and Tina (Guy) Gokey of Walbridge, Ohio; 28 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Anna, Paul was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jamie Benore and John Hale; son-in-law Jerry Brunt; and infant brother Franklyn Benore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Assembly of God or the Dundee Senior Center.

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

Merlin J. (Bud) Wilkie

September 16, 1924 – May 22, 2012

   Merlin J. Wilkie, 87 of Monroe died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday at Fountain View of Monroe. He had been in poor health for the past three weeks.

   Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. He will lie instate Friday 9 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church with the mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor will officiate, and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors by VFW Post 1138 Monroe.

   Born September 16, 1924 in Monroe he was the son of John and Mary (Miller) Wilkie. He married Pauline Arnold on May 6, 1944 at Byron Center, Michigan. She preceded him in death on January 28, 1990.

   Bud was employed by Premier Industries of Monroe for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1986 as Plant Superintendant. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

  A 1943 graduate of Monroe High School he was also a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, the N.R. A.  and the American Gunsmith Association.

   Surviving are his son Gary (Mary) Wilkie of Monroe; daughter Mary Sue Wilkie of Toledo; granddaughter Amy Adkins of Toledo and great grandson Mitchell Adkins of Toledo.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Russell and Roy Wilkie and sister Betty Head.

   Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor choice.

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

John Grant Chambers

June 3, 1972 – May 20, 2012

   John G. Chambers, 39 of Monroe died peacefully in his sleep Sunday at his home in Louisville, Kentucky.

   Friends may call from 11a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born June 3, 1972 in Monroe he was the son of John F. and Sandra Jo (Collingsworth) Chambers. He married Jaime Lynn Bashaw on July 6, 2007 in Monroe.

   John was employed by the Ford Motor Company, Louisville Plant in the paint shop. He was transferred to Louisville two months ago.

   He was a 1991 graduate of Monroe High School, a member of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and the United Auto Workers Union. He enjoyed deer hunting, softball, football and spending time with his family.

   Surviving are his wife Jaime; father John F. (Dixie) Chambers of Alpena, children Brittany Hindbaugh, Breenna Chambers, Ashton Chambers, Ashlea Hindbaugh and Caitlyn Chambers and sister Christian (Steve) Nowitzke of Carleton.

   He was preceded in death by his mother Sandra Jo (Collingsworth) Beal, daughter Carly Jo Chambers, grandparents Joe and Faye Collingsworth and Hoyt and Thelma Chambers.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Patricia K. Cloum

November 17, 1942 – May 19 2012

   Patricia K. Cloum, 69 of Monroe died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at her home. She had been in poor health since February.

   Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 11 a.m. service time on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. B. J. McDaniel, pastor of the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church will officiate with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

   Born November 17, 1942 in Monroe she was the daughter of George and Dora (Dutt) Harmon. She married Anthony D. Cloum on August 12, 1961 at St. Mary’s Church.

   Patricia was employed by the Ford Motor Company Monroe plant retiring in 1991. She was a 1961 graduate of Monroe High School.

   Surviving is her husband Anthony, children Tony W. (Kathy Miller) Cloum and Vickie L. (David) Crumley both of Monroe; brother, James (Paula) Roy of Virginia; sisters, Carol (Kenneth) Coss of Atlanta, Michigan and Evelyn (Hilton) Burkey of Erie; sister-in-law Nancy Harmon of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren Heather M. (Jeff) Berns, Christopher Cloum, Rikki Cloum, Samantha Crumley, Rachel Crumley; great grandchildren Caden Longmuir, Melody Cloum and Brooklyn Berns.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Thomas Harmon and sister, Delores McNeil.

   Memorials may be made to the Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

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

Annette Dye

November 14, 1921 – May 19, 2012

   Annette Dye, 90 of Monroe died at 3:07 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been in poor health for one month.

   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. service time on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Walker, pastor and Rev. Eugene White, retired pastor of the Bible Fellowship Church will officiate with entombment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

   Born November 14, 1921 in Tazewell, Tennessee she was the daughter of William H. and Suzie (Bullard) Mabe. She married Tom Dye on January 25, 1952 in Monroe.

   Annette was employed for twenty years in the box shop at the south side plant of the Consolidated Paper Company and was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church.

   Surviving is her husband Tom, daughter Joan (Robert E.) Elliott of LaSalle; sisters, Ida Mae Monroe of Maynardville, Tennessee and Odoska Hurst of Pontiac, Michigan; grandchildren Timothy (Stacy) Elliott of Newport, Jon (Jan) Elliott of Ida, Liz (Joe) Breckow of Gibraltar, Michigan and Thomas Elliott of San Antonio, Texas; great grandchildren Ron Elliott, Amanda Elliott, Melissa Elliott, Ashleigh (Powell) Andrew Reko, Brannigan Powell, Joseph Elliott, Jennifer Elliott and Nathaniel Elliott; great- great grandchildren Alexus Howe and Aubree Reko.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Clarence Reed and sisters Levy Collins and Edith Salva.

   Memorial may be made to the Bible Fellowship Church.

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