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CavataioSister Catherine Cavataio, IHM, 83, died Thursday, March 27, at the IHM Health Care Center.

 

Sister Catherine was the only daughter of four children born to Isadore and Mary (Englese) Cavataio. She was born on Aug. 2, 1930 in Detroit and given the name Catherine. Sister Catherine attended St. Rose Grade School and High School in Detroit. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1951 and received the religious name of Sister Mary Alan.

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Education from Marygrove College. In her early teaching career, she taught all subjects in the elementary grades at Holy Trinity, St. Matthew and St. George, Detroit; St. Phillip, Battle Creek; and at Queen of Peace in Harper Woods. She served in administration and as principal at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Detroit. In the mid-1980s, she began a ministry of teaching adult students at the IHM Human Potential Center, Monroe and as Learning Center Coordinator at Marygrove College. During these years she resided in Warren.

 

Sister Catherine retired to the IHM Motherhouse in 2010 and only recently entered the IHM Health Care Center because of ill health.

 

Sister Mary is survived by her brother William and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Sam and Joseph, preceded her in death.

 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, on Monday, March 31, from 2 until 8 p.m. with a Remembering at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday, April 1 at 10 a.m.  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. 

martinJosephine B. Martin

February 7, 1934 – March 25, 2014

 

 Josephine B. Martin, 80, of Monroe died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent MercyMedical Center in Toledo. She had been in poor health for three weeks.

 Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate 10 a.m. Saturday at the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Roy Southerland pastor will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 Born February 7, 1934 in Tazewell, Tennessee she was the daughter of Robert and Pauline (Massingill) Hurst. She married Marcus Martin on August 29, 1953 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2004.

  Josephine was employed by D.A.U. Medical in California as an administration director,  and by Dr. Frost and Dr Tomczak as a medical assistant in Monroe. She then was employed by the Meijer and Walmart Stores until retiring in 2009.

 She was a 1950 graduate of Monroe High School, and graduated from the ToledoMedicalEducationalCenter as a medical assistant in 1978.

 She was a member of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, but the daily joy of her life was her beloved dogs Mia and Lucy.

 Surviving are her children Judy Martin of Monroe, Mark Martin and Manuel Aguilar of Ontario, California and Kimberly (Ernest) Vannatter-Martin of Ona, West Virginia; granddaughter Brandi Jo (Neil) Shover of Monroe; great-grandcaughter Kayla Shover of Monroe; brothers Charles (Kathy) Jennings of Monroe and Wayne (Betty) Henegar of Three Rivers.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Franklin Hurst and sister Wilma Owens.

 Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

 

gutierrezBeatrice Gutierrez

June 6, 1921 – March 25, 2014

 

 Beatrice Gutierrez, 92, of Monroe died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fountain View of Monroe. She had been in poor health for one week.

 Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church, will officiate. Beatrice will then be taken to the Grimes Funeral Chapel in Kerrville, Texas for funeral services with burial to be at the Garden of Memories Cemetery Kerrville, Texas.

 Born June 6, 1921 in Lytle, Texas she was the daughter of Pedro and Jovita (Villarreal) Guerrero. She married Alfonso L. Gutierrez on March 9, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas. Hr preceded her in death on October 15, 2004.

 Beatrice was employed by many Monroe families as a housekeeper for several years. She attended St. John the BaptistChurch.

 Surviving are her son Samuel (Rebecca) Gutierrez; daughters Anita (Jack) Thompson, Gloria (Robert) Cardoza, Alice (Henry) Hinojosa, Dora (John) Guzman and Estella “Micki” (Thomas) LaFountain; brothers Edmundo Guerrero, Ramiro Guerrero and Pedro Guerrero; sisters Bertha Sanchez and Leonela Silvas; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfonso; son, Alfonso Gutierrez; daughter, Eleanor Elizabeth “Lisa” Gutierrez and son-in-law, Salvadore Minicucci.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Central Scholarship Fund

 The Gutierrez family would like to thank the Great Lakes Hospice and Fountain View of Monroe Pleasant View Unit staff for all the care and compassion shown to Beatrice during this difficult time.

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

 

 

Enedelia Maria Moran

August 27, 1930 – March 20, 2014

 

    MoranEnedelia Maria Moran, age 83 of Ypsilanti, formerly of Monroe, died Thursday, March 20th at Bortz Nursing Home.  Cremation has taken place in accordance with her wishes.

    A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Winesses (5301 Albain Rd., Monroe 48161) at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29th.  Keith Bergmooser will officiate.

    Born August 27, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas, she was the daughter of Francisco and Ofelia (Perales) Garza.  Maria married Ricardo Moran on March 28, 1954 in Laredo, Texas.  Shortly after, they moved to Tecumseh in 1954 and later moved to Monroe in 1972.

    Maria was a self-employed seamstress and a member of the Monroe Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Maria is survived by: two sons, Ricardo (Lisa) Moran, Jr. of Petersburg and Samuel Moran of Ann Arbor; four daughters, Eunice (Daniel) Relly of Ann Arbor, Leah Mitchell of Livonia, Raquel (Kevin) Jones of Ypsilanti, and Dinah (Paul) Young of Ypsilanti; four brothers, Roberto Garza of Victorville, California, Homero Garza of Santa Paula, California, Miguel Garza of Aurora, Oregon, and Jorge Garza of California; one sister, Esperanza Torres of Tecumseh; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

    Maria was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Antonio Garza, and a grandson, Craig Moran.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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

Joan K. Van Slambrouck

January 6, 1931 – March 24, 2014

 

    Van SlambrouckJoan K. Van Slambrouck, age 83 of Monroe, died 6:50 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at University of Michigan Medical Center.

    Friends may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp unreal Home where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  Services on Friday will begin with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by procession to St. Michael Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m.  The church pastor, Rev. Stephen Vileo will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

    Born January 6, 1931 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Peter and Susanne (Brauns) Mushung.  She married John F. Van Slambrouck on June 28, 1952 in St. Michael Church.

    Joan was a member of St. Michael Church and was an avid bowler, but mostly she was a devoted wife and mother.

    Joan is survived by: husband John; 6 children, Jack (Mary) Van Slambrouck of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Joel (Michelle) Van Slambrouck of Portland, Michigan, James (Lynn) Van Slambrouck of Monroe, Jeffry (Gail) Van Slambrouck of Lambertville, Jann (Brad) Speidel of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Jerome Van Slambrouck of LaSalle; 5 brothers, Frederick Mushung of Monroe, Robert Mushung of Vero Beach, Florida, Jhn “Jack” (Jean) Mushung of Monroe, David (Beverly) Mushung of Monroe, and Charles (Elaine) Mushung of Monroe; sister, Elaine Mushung of Monroe; 29 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

    Joan was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Vanessa Van Slambrouck.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church.

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

StatelerElizabeth Stateler

November 24, 1923 – March 23, 2014

 

 Elizabeth Stateler, 90, of Monroe passed away on Sunday at 2:59 a.m. at the home of her daughter Debra Spurlock. She had been in poor health for six months.

 Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Evans Bentley, pastor of St. PaulUnitedMethodistChurch will officiate with burial to follow at RoselawnMemorial Park, LaSalle.

 Born November 24, 1923 in Granite City, Illinois she was the daughter of Steve and Dovie (Taylor) Loncar. She married Galen Stateler on September 18, 1943 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2004.

 Elizabeth was employed by the Monroe Auto Equipment Company, Holiday Inn and La-Z-Boy Chair all in Monroe.

 She was a member of St. PaulUnitedMethodistChurch.

 Prior to living at her daughters home she resided at ALCC and was loving cared for by her care givers and was affectionately named “firecracker” for her sense of humor and witty sarcasm. She was an avid gardener and her yard displayed hundreds of perennials and annuals of which she was able to name each one. A huge animal lover she had many pets over the years.

 Surviving are her daughters Karen Veve of Dayton, Ohio and Debra (Curtis) Spurlock of Monroe; grandchildren C.J. Spurlock, Evan Spurlock, Michael Veve, Sarah Johnson and Jenny Steele and nine great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sons, Dennis and Robert Stateler; brothers, Steve, George and Gene Loncar and a sister Marge Managhan.

 Memorials may be made to the Mercy Memorial Hospice and the Monroe County Humane Society.

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

 

Florence Leontine “Tina” Campbell

December 24, 1923 – March 22, 2014

 

    CampbellFlorence Leontine “Tina” Campbell, 90 of Monroe, departed this life at 4:57 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Applewood Nursing Center in Woodhaven, Michigan.

    Tina was born on December 24, 1923 in Monroe to the union of Leonard T. and Virginia I. (Battles) Caine, Sr.

    She married William B. Campbell, Sr. on July 19, 1947 in the Second Baptist Church, Monroe.  Born to that union were three children; William B. Campbell, Jr., Jeffery Brian Campbell, and Christopher T. Campbell.

    After graduating from Monroe High School, she attended college in Detroit, Michigan.  She was later employed by Wonderbread, Kline’s Department Store, and JCPenny in Monroe where she retired as an Advertisement Specialist.

    Tina was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was involved in the church’s Food Closet program.  She was a former board member of Monroe County Boysville, and Monroe Council of Churches, which awarded her and her husband the Church Person of the Year Award in 1992.  She was also a member of the National Black Catholic Congress where she received the Pioneer Award in 1985 for the office of Black Catholic Affairs, as well as a Certificate of Appreciation from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Monroe County, six years in a row.

    Tina enjoyed writing, including calligraphy, arts and crafts, cooking, baking, gardening, fashion design, volunteer and support services, and most of all being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and being surrounded by her family and friends.

    She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Jeffery B. (Cynthia) Campbell and Christopher T. (Yvonne) Campbell of Monroe, and a special daughter Connie P. Hall of Monroe; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

    Tina was preceded in death by her husband William on January 23, 2006; mother, Virginia I. Caine; father, Leonard T. Caine, Sr.; son, William B. Campbell, Jr.; sisters, Virginia I. Crenshaw, Evelyn L. Goins, Doris Goins Calbert, Marion Brown, Helen Caine; brother, Leonard T. Caine, Jr.; and grandson, Joshua K. Rye.

    Friends and relatives may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12 p.m.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.  Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Food Closet.

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

MooreKyle D. Moore

May 8, 1936 – March 23, 2014

 

 Kyle D. Moore, 77, of Monroe passed away at 3:50 a.m. Sunday in his home. He had been in poor health for five weeks.

 Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate 10 a.m. Thursday at the Union  Street MissionaryBaptist Church with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Joe Bryant, pastor of the church, will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 Born May 8, 1936 in New Tazewell, Tennessee he was the son of John Spencer and Dossie Loretta (Goins) Moore. He married Sally K. Peck on September 13, 1957 in Monroe. She preceded him in death on July 25, 2003.Then on January 16, 2004 he married Betty L. Cavins in Monroe.

 Kyle was employed by G.M. Powertrain, Toledo as a set up man retiring in 1984.

 He was a member of the Union Street Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting and was well known for his fish fries.

 Surviving are his wife Betty; daughters, Loretta F. (Keith) Queen and Vicki D. (Eric) Oetjens both of Monroe; grandchildren Stephanie D. (Mitchell) Sweat, Wendy (Corey Cicero) Oetjens, Jeremy (Heather) Oetjens; great-grandchildren Mitchell Sweat, Gabriel Sweat, Addison Boylan, Aviana Cicero, Cade Oetjens and Olivia Oetjens.

 He was preceded in death by his first wife and eleven brothers and sisters.

 The family would like to thank the Mercy Memorial Hospice for the care and kindness they provided Kyle during his illness.

 Memorials may be made to the Union Street Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

HotchkissCharles Edward Hotchkiss

July 9, 1927 – March 22, 2014

 

 Charles Edward Hotchkiss, 86, of Monroe passed away at 2:08 p.m. Saturday at Medilodge of Monroe. He had been in poor health for four months.

 Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Rev. David Burgard, pastor of the church, will officiate with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 Born July 9, 1927 in Monroe he was the son of Charles Christopher and Ruby (Marshall) Hotchkiss. He married Zola Mae Stratton on June 28, 1947 at St. Mary Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on November 16, 2011.

 Charles was employed by the Monroe Auto Equipment Company for ten years and by Michigan Gas Utilities Company for thirty-five years retiring in 1990.

 He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy from May 17, 1945 to July 27, 1946.

 Charles was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he was baptized, confirmed and educated. He was a former of V.F.W. Post 1138 Monroe and the Monroe and Frenchtown Senior Citizens.

 Surviving are his daughters Susan K. Webb and Barbara J. Padot-Bates both of Monroe; grandchildren Jeffrey (Maribeth) Webb, Lisa (Larry) Richter, David (Andrea) Padot, Timothy (Sheli) Padot and Barbara (Cutis) Durocher and twelve great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death his wife, parents, two daughters, Carol A. Kranz and Janet M. Hotchkiss, grandson Robert D. Kranz, sisters, Ruth Danz, Lillian Becker and Luella Navarre.

 Charles was a loving husband and father who provided for his family in whatever way he could. He was a very proud man who was also so proud of his entire family. Before the death of his loving wife Zola, they traveled to many of the fifty states. They also enjoyed the casinos and spending time with family. His gentle nature and kindness will be missed by all who cared about him.

 Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

 

 

Kailyn Hope Hamrick-Lyons

March 20, 2014 – March 21, 2014

 

    Kailyn Hope Hamrick-Lyons, infant child of Teri Lynn Hamrick and Troy Lyons of Toledo, was born 8:18 p.m. Thursday, March 20th at Toledo Hospital, and slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus at 12:24 a.m. Friday morning.

    Friends may visit Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home.  Rev. Lawrence Detruf, pastor of First Church of God will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    In addition to her parents, she is survived by: brother, Brayden Lyons; grandparents, Homer and Judy (Pope) Hamrick of Toledo, Pamela Calhoun of Toledo, Mark and Faye Lyons of Toledo; great-grandfather, James Calhoun; aunt, Bobbi Jo (Stevie Stief) Hamrick; great-aunt, Donna (David Simard) Pope; special cousin, Emmalynn Stief and several other great aunts and uncles.

    Kailyn Hope was received in heaven by: great-grandparents, Roy and Kathleen Hamrick, Bob and Ruby Pope, Bernice Calhoun, Samuel and Jane Lyons; and cousin, Jason Hamrick.

    Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

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