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HendersonByron C. Henderson

February 29, 1920 – March 22, 2014

 

 Byron C. Henderson, 94, of Monroe passed away at 8:57 a.m. Saturday at his home. He had been in poor health for one year.

 Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Katie Waggoner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 Born February 29, 1920 in Glenford, Ohio he was the son of Charles and Lillie (Smith) Henderson. He married Bernice Hines and she preceded him in death on April 26, 1947. He then married JennieMountain and she preceded him in death in 1995.

 He was employed by Weis Manufacturing, La-Z-Boy Chair and Ford Motor Company all in Monroe retiring in 1984.

 Byron graduated from Glenford High School in 1938 and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and afterward in the U.S. Coast Guard.

 Surviving are his daughter Janice L. McMillin of Monroe; grandchildren Robin Yanez, Tammy Dionne, Lynn Comer, Kelly Florez, Martha Ridner, Byron Reeves, Chad Yanez and Zephaniah Johnson; several great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Henderson and Nolan Henderson.

 He was preceded in death by both his wives; step daughters, Betsey Barron and Fran Yanez; brothers and sisters, Fredrick Henderson, Glorine Gordon, Eugene Henderson, Omie Henderson and Emma Houdeshell; and grandson, Sam Castellese.

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

BrownGladys E. (Kraus) Brown

May 2, 1909 – March 22, 2014

 

    Gladys E. (Kraus) Brown, age 104 of Monroe, died 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd at the I.H.M.HealthCareCenter.  She had been in declining health since November.

    Friends may visit from 2 – 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.  She will lie instate 9 a.m. Tuesday at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel where Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 10 a.m.  Burial will follow at St. JosephCemetery.

    Born May 2, 1909 in Lima, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Minerva (Beeler) Shaw.  Gladys married Edward J. Kraus on October 20, 1931 in St. John Catholic Church.  He died November 29, 1954.  She later married Frederick J. Brown on September 19, 1964, also in St. JohnChurch.  He died October 23, 1993.

    Gladys was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton, and its Altar Society since 1964.  She received 5 trophies and was recognized for being the oldest lady to attend the Monroe County Fair in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012.

    Gladys is survived by: 3 children, Margie (Thomas) Lumbrezer of Swanton, Ohio, James (Onalee) Kraus of Coldwater, Michigan, and Ruth (Charles) Huston of Monroe; 5 step-children, Marie Schafer of Dundee, Rita (Monte) Montgomery of Tucson, Arizona, Joseph Brown of Prescott, Arizona, Darrell (Jacky) Brown of The Villages, Florida, and William (Nancy) Brown of Brooklyn, Michigan; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    In addition to her two husbands, Gladys was preceded in death by: a son, George Kraus; daughter-in-law, Denise Kraus; grandson, Scott Huston; step-son, David Brown; 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters, Servants, of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at the I.H.M.HealthCareCenter for the exceptional and compassionate care that was given to their mother while she was a resident there.  They would like to name each of her caregivers personally but space wouldn’t allow.  They truly made her stay one that she enjoyed.  Also a big thank you to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe for their great care and concern.

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

PebleyJoyce S. Pebley

March 18, 2014

 

 Joyce S. Pebley, 86, of Monroe passed away Tuesday at Fountain View of Monroe. She had been in poor health for one month.

 Friends may call from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m.  Rev. Von Loop will officiate. Private burial will be Monday at RoselawnMemorial Park, LaSalle.

 Born in Monroe, she was the daughter of Carl and Mossie (Wilson) Welch, Sr. She married Albert H. Pebley on December 16, 1947 at MonroeMissionaryBaptistChurch.

 Joyce was employed by J.C. Penney Company and F & F Manufacturing both in Monroe, but most of all she was a homemaker.

 She was a 1946 graduate of MonroeHigh School from the special bookkeeping program and a member of MonroeMissionaryBaptistChurch. She enjoyed her family, her cats and reading her health books.

 Surviving are her husband; children, Gloria Bustard of New Mexico, David Pebley of Monroe, Darlene (Tim) Almburg of Ann Arbor, and Nancy Pebley of Monroe; three grandchildren; sisters, Jewel (Tom) Connor and Colette (Clyde) Evans both of Monroe; sister-in-law Peggy Welch of Monroe and several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Carl Welch Jr. and Fred Welch.

 Memorials may be made at the funeral home to the daughter Darlene Almburg for family assistance.

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

 

WesselFrances Day Wessel

April 20, 1921 – March 19, 2014

 

Frances Day Wessel, 92, of Monroe, passed away Wednesday in the home of her daughter. She recently resided at NormanTowers.

 

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Saturday at ChristLutheranChurch.  Rev. Dennis Bux, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Private burial will take place at a later date at MaplewoodCemetery, Toledo.  Rupp Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Frances was born April 20, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Floyd E. and Bertha (Smith) Greiser.  She married Ray E. Day May 23, 1942 at HolyTrinityLutheranChurch, Toledo. He preceded her in death in November 1969. She then married Maurice H. Wessel September 11, 1980 at ChristLutheranChurch

 

She was a graduate of LibbeyHigh School, DavisBusinessCollege and also took many insurance courses at MichiganStateUniversity.

 

Frances was the office manager at Smith Agency of Monroe for 25 years. She retired in 1980. After Retirement she moved to Florida. She returned to Michigan 10 years ago.

 

She was a former member of the Altrusa Club of Monroe and the Monroe Business and Profession Women’s Association for which she had served at president. Fran was a devout Christian. She was a member of ChristLutheranChurch. In her earlier years, she severed on the Altar Guild and church council. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She was fondly known by her grandchildren as grandma jellybean or gram.

 

She is survived by two children, Virginia L. Dietrich of Monroe and Raymond L. (Lian) Day of Phoenix, Arizona; two grandchildren, Lori (Joe) Lehmann and Christine Day; four great grandchildren, Brittany (Marc) Abalos, Mitchell, Phillip and Matthew (Sarah) Lehmann and one great-great granddaughter Madelyn Abalos.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a brother Floyd Greiser, Jr.; a sister, Ruth Wessel and a granddaughter, Vicki Dietrich.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to ChristLutheranChurch.

 

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

BeaubienPriscilla D. Beaubien

December 11, 1919 – March 17, 1014

 

Priscilla Dorothy Beaubien, 94, of Monroe, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Monday at GoerlichCenter, Sylvania, Ohio.

 

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until a Mass of the Resurrection at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.  The Rev. Louis Lapeyre, associate pastor of the church, will officiate.  Private burial will take place at St. JosephCemetery, Monroe.  The Rupp Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Priscilla was born December 11, 1919 in Maybee.  She was the daughter of Walter and Eleanor (Burger) Wess.  She married Victor J. Beaubien June 26, 1946.

 

She was a 1937 graduate of MonroeHigh School and a member of St. Mary’s Church, the Altar Society and the Resurrection Choir

 

She is survived by her husband Victor J. Beaubien of Monroe; three children, Sue A. (Bart) Gale of Clarkston, Mary K. (Larry) Yonovitz of Ann Arbor and Mark J. Beaubien of Monroe; five grandchildren, Maureen Yonovitz, Michael Yonovitz, Cara Yonovitz, Bradley Gale and Stacy (Jeff) Campbell.

 

She is preceded in death by her son, Robert J. Beaubien January 2, 2014; an infant brother, Donald and two sisters, Rosemary Curran and Beth Ann Assenmacher Benoit.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goerlich Center 5320 Harroun Rd.Sylvania, Ohio43560.

 

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

Clarence Wayne Marietta

September 14, 1945 – March 17, 2014

 

    mariettaClarence Wayne Marietta, age 68 of Newport, died 10:03 p.m. Monday, March 17th in his home under the care of Great Lakes Hospice.

    Friends may visit from 1 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.  Rev. Tony Massengill, Associate Pastor of Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.  Cremation and interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born September 14, 1945 in Monroe, he was the son of Clarence and Arminta “Minnie” (Flack) Marietta.  He married Linda C. McPeek on April 4, 1970 in First Presbyterian Church, Monroe.

    Wayne worked in the railroad industry for approximately 30 years.  He was employed by DT&I, G.T.W and CN Railroads, retiring as a Conductor in 1996.

    Wayne attended Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church in Newport and was a member of DT&I Ol-Timers.  Wayne lived by the philosophy, “Work hard and play hard”.

    He is survived by: wife, Linda; son, Bryan (EmmaLee) Marietta of Monroe; daughter, Kristine (David) Wingate of Monroe; 2 brothers, David Marietta of Monroe and Dennis (Virginia “Gin”) Marietta of LaSalle; 2 sisters, Dianne (Dennis) Redmon of LaSalle and Louise (Richard) Sis of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania; 5 grandchildren, Tyler (Charlotte) Wingate, Aaron Wingate, Shelby Marietta, Cody Marietta, and Andrew Wingate.

    Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.

    Memorial donations may be made to Monroe County Walk To End Alzheimer’s (Wayne’s Warriors @ alz.org).

    Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

SAumMary M. Saum

August 30, 1927 – March 18, 2014

 

Mary M. Saum, 86, of Monroe, passed away at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday at Windhaven Elder Care.

 

Private services and burial have taken place at St. JosephCemetery, Monroe.  The Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

 

Mary was born August 30, 1927 in Maybee.  She was the daughter of Edward and Gladys (Cousino) Hoffman.  She married John Albert Saum September 6, 1947 at St. CharlesChurch in Newport; he preceded her in death May 15, 1987.

 

She was a bus driver for Airport Community Schools for 25 years; retiring in 1989.

 

She was a member of St. JohnChurch.  In her younger years she enjoyed bowling and gardening.

 

Mary is survived by her children, John A. (Deborah) Saum, Jr. of Newport and Margaret (Arthur) DeSmet of Maybee; three grandchildren, Nevin (Jessica) Saum, Alexander DeSmet and Nicole DeSmet and a great grandchild, Harper Saum.

 

In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by two brothers, James E. and Thomas L. Hoffman.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

 

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

DiSabatinoTimothy “Tim” DiSabatino

January 2, 1922 – March 17, 2014

 

Timothy “Tim” DiSabatino, 92, of Monroe passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday at the SSIHM Health Care Center.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home..  He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  Rev. David Burgard, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. JosephCemetery, Monroe, under the auspices of the V.F.W. Post 1138 Monroe.

 

Tim was born January 2, 1922 in Monroe, he was the son of Frank and Philomena (Guissare) DiSabatino.  He married Margaret Sanglier September 20, 1947 at St. Michael Church, Monroe, with Rev. Burtley officiating.

 

He served his country in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. from 1942 to 1945.

 

He worked for Ford Motor Company and was the co-owner of Eastside Shoe Repair from 1945 until its closing.

 

 

Tim was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Knight of Columbus Council 1266, American Legion Post, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1138 and UAW Local 723.  He was also a member of the St. Mary’s Christian Women Society; he loved to help them at their soup luncheons.  He also enjoyed fishing and gardening.

 

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Margaret; a daughter, Paula Clark of Cleveland and special grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) Palmer of Ida and Erik Clark of Cleveland and two great grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by five brothers, Anthony, Frank, Joseph, Armand and Arnold DiSabatino and two sisters, Frances Scorziello and Mary Boes.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the IHM Health Care Fund, Mercy memorial Hospice of Monroe or St. Mary’s Church.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

HydenJoseph F. Hyden

February 15, 1923 – March 17, 2014

 

Joseph Franklin Hyden, 91, of Monroe, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.  His son-in-law, Rev. Larry Head, pastor of LakesideMissionaryBaptistChurch, will officiate.  Burial will follow at RoselawnMemorial Park, LaSalle.

 

He was born February 15, 1923 in Middlesboro, Kentucky.  He was the son of William Henry “Willie” and Amanda Elizabeth “Ellizzie” (Hammons) Hyden.  He married Nellie E. Parrott June 8, 1946 and they spent the next 65 years together until her passing in 2011.

 

He worked at Union Camp Paper Company.

 

He loved to walk, ride his bike and work in the garden.  If he ever passed a church under construction he would go home grab his hammer and head back to lend a hand.

 

He is survived by his three children, Barbara Hyden, Vickie (Larry) Head and Norman (Shirley) Hyden all of Monroe; four grandchildren, Chad (Jennifer) Head, Andrea (Terry) Wickenheiser, Brent (Katie) Hyden and Zachary Hyden as well as seven great grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by four sisters, Flossie Williford, Esther Hatfield, Marlena Hyden and Mary West and four brothers, Charlie Beeler, Robert Hyden, James Hyden and George Hyden.

 

Memorial contributions may be to LakesideMissionaryBaptistChurch or the Heritage Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

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

virginia.montgomeryVirginia L. Montgomery

April 11, 1928 – March 16, 2014

 

 Virginia L. Montgomery, 85, of Monroe died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Medilodge of Monroe. She had been in poor health for two years.

 Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Funeral services on Thursday will begin with morning prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Michael Catholic Church where Mass of The Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 10 a.m. Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor of the church, will officiate with burial to follow at St. JosephCemetery.

  Virginia was born April 11, 1928 in Bad Axe, Michigan. She was the daughter of Andrew and Mary Foreman. She married Mike Radmanovich on July 31, 1948 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on April1, 1975. She then married Donald Felt in 1977 and he preceded her in death in 1979. On March 29, 1980 at St. Michael Catholic Church she married Richard Montgomery. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2013.

 Virginia was employed by the Dundee Cement Company and Monroe Steel Castings as a secretary retiring in 1981. She was a 1946 graduate of Western High School in Detroit and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Virginia was a spunky determined woman who loved butter pecan ice cream.

 Surviving are her daughter Suzanne (Randy) Mielnik of Monroe; grandchildren Adam (Norma) Radmanovich, Amy Radmanovich, Cyrus (Theresa) Baker, Jacob (Katie) Baker, Lucas (Andra) Baker and Brian Gimmey; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a sister Leona Soens of Livonia.

 She was preceded in death by her three husbands, daughter Janice Gimmey and a son, Steven Radmanovich.

 Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church.

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