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Blaine R. Stanifer

April 29, 1945 – October 13, 2017

 

StaniferBlaine R. Stanifer, age 72 of Toledo, formerly of Monroe, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13th at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio after being seriously ill for two weeks.

Born April 29, 1945 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Leonard and Helen (Zimmerman) Stanifer. After graduating from Airport High School in 1963, Blaine learned the trade of pattern making and made it his life’s career working for Seaway Pattern in Toledo. In 1987, he married Janis M. Dashkovitz on Sept. 20th at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Monroe.

Blaine’s favorite hobbies included woodworking, fishing, camping, bird watching and gardening. He also enjoyed walking in the park, attending church and his grandchildren’s baseball games, and listening to music and classic comedy.

Blaine is survived by his wife, Janis of Toledo; two sons, Paul Carter of Ottawa Lake and Bill (Trish) Carter of Temperance; two brothers, Bud Stanifer of Monroe and William (Sharon) Stanifer of Flat Rock; two sisters, Norma (Jack) Lindquist of Monroe and Mary Urbanick of Wyandotte; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Blaine was also preceded in death by two sons, Blaine and Matthew Stanifer.

In keeping with Blaine’s wishes, cremation will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park. His family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17th at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Southerland, Pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.

Online condolences to the family can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Mark Alden Mabry

July 25, 1942 – October 13, 2017

 

Mark Alden Mabry, age 75, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 4:10 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Saint Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Fr. John Simoneau followed by a committal service at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born July25, 1942, in Monroe, he was one of five children born from the union of Alden and Violet (Maurer) Mabry. After graduating High School, Mark went on to earn his masters degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. For over 30 years he devoted his life to teaching. He taught at Monroe High School, Monroe Community College, and was awarded Teacher Of The Year in Howell .

 

Mark was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church. In his spare time he liked to fish, ride motorcycles, garden and pilot planes but most of all he loved to sail. Always a caring and giving man, Mark loved his family. He was a gentle giant, salt of the earth, and will be missed dearly.

 

To cherish his memory, Mark leaves his loving mother; Violet Mabry of Monroe, two brothers; Paul Mabry of Monroe and David (Sandy) Mabry of Brighton, one sister; Barbara Meinhart of Monroe, two Nieces; Lynn Mabry and Melissa Hamlin, two nephews; Scott Mabry and Brian Hamlin, four great nieces and four great nephews.

 

In addition to his father Alden Mabry, Mark was preceded in death by his younger brother, Dr. Michael Mabry and significant other of many years, Linda Essary.

 

Online condolences to the family maybe sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

Margaret Rose Brooks

August 21, 1963 – October 13, 2017

 

Brooks2Margaret Rose Brooks, age 54, of Newport, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, October 13, 2017.

 

Family and friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. A service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with the Reverend Don Brown of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.

 

Born August 21, 1963 in Trenton Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Miriam (Patterson) Stevens. Margaret attended both Trenton and Airport High Schools. She was employed by Magnum Care where she always took the time to listen to the patients. Margaret married George Brooks on June 19, 2008 in Monroe Michigan.

 

Margaret was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to make her grandchildren laugh. She enjoyed her family very much but she also enjoyed her quiet time and solace. Margaret loved to garden, listen to music and play solitaire. She also liked her Chevy pick up trucks and her cats.

 

To cherish her memory Margaret leaves her husband, George Brooks; a son, Arron (Angela) Brooks of Monroe; Two daughters, Angie (Monnie) Holt of Monroe and Sarah Brooks of Monroe; two brothers, Charles and Gregory Stevens; a sister, Elizabeth James; six grandchildren, Allen, Alexander and Aurian Brooks and Ember, Brighton and Fisher Holt.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother in law, Robert James.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

 

Online condolences to the family may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com. 

Shirley H. Noland

January 18, 1926 – October 12, 2017

 

NolandShirley H. Noland, age 91 of Monroe, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12th at Medilodge of Monroe.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. by members of the Comboni Ladies Auxiliary. She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Rev. Fr. John Converset, MCCJ followed by Christian burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born January 18, 1926 in Monroe, Shirley was the daughter of the late Harry and Helena (Saum) Noland. She attended St. Michael Grade School and St. Mary Academy.

A member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Shirley was also employed by its school for 26 years as kitchen manager, retiring in 1990. She was also a founding member of the Comboni Ladies Auxiliary of Monroe. As a dedicated volunteer, Shirley was recognized in 2012 for 60 years of faithful commitment formed of love for the missions.

Shirley is survived by her son, John (Gloria) Noland, Sr. of Monroe; three sisters, Nancy Freud of Monroe, Phyllis (John) Kalanquin of Grand Blanc, and Janice Hojnacki of Wyandotte; five grandchildren, John (Renee) Noland, Jr., Brian (Heather) Noland, Michael Noland, Donald (Jenny) Noland, and Jennifer (Leo Sweat) Noland; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Noland, and a sister, Barbara Tykosky.

Memorial donations may be made to the Comboni Missionaries or the I.H.M. Retirement Fund.

Online condolences to the family can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

Nokomus Skidmore

February 18, 1941 – October 11, 2017

 

SkidmoreNokomus Skidmore, age 76, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 3:27 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at her home.

 

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church, where services will begin at 12 noon. Rev. Larry Head, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, South Rockwood.

 

Born February 18, 1941 in Harrogate, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Fay (Massengill) Daniels. Nokomus attended Trenton High School, graduating with the class of 1959. She married Boyd Eugene Skidmore on October 20, 1962 at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. Nokomus worked for approximately 15 years at Charter National Bank in the accounting department, retiring in 2001. She was a member of Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church for 58 years. Cooking was very important to Nokomus, she helped prepared many meals and organized funeral luncheons and dinners at the church. Nokomus was devoted to her family and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

 

To cherish her memory, Nokomus leaves two children, David Skidmore of Knoxville, Tennessee and Kellie Baltrip of Monroe; two sisters, Barbara ( Ray) Fuson of Rockwood, Michigan and Rhonda (Richard) Collins of Monroe; two sister-in-laws, Judy Daniels of Brownstown, Michigan and Joann (Rex) Metcalf; one brother-in-law, Wayne (Linda) Skidmore; and two grandchildren, Colton and Emma Baltrip.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings: Joycene Daniels, Randal Daniels and Joe Vernon Daniels.

 

Memorial contributions in Nokomus’ memory are suggested to Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Online condolences to the family may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.      

Sandra L. Redfern

February 13, 1958 – October 10, 2017

 

RedfernSandra L. Redfern, age 59 of Dundee, MI, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon in the Intensive Care Unit at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Jennifer Kiefer, Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Dundee will officiate. Burial will follow at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Flat Rock, MI.

Born February 13, 1958 in Wyandotte, MI, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Cinderella (Adkins) Towry. She was a 1976 graduate of Dundee High School and married William L. Redfern on October 29, 2005 at St. John Lutheran Church, Dundee.

Sandy was employed by H&N Manufacturing for approximately ten years and was currently employed by Clean Tech, both of Dundee. She was a member of Dundee Senior Citizens and enjoyed reading, fishing, bird watching, playing with her grandchildren, and photographing family members and nature.

Sandy is survived by her husband Bill of Dundee; four children: Mark (Angela) Funchion of Monroe, Nichole (Jason) Wolf of Louisville, KY, Trevor (Jessica) Funchion of Tecumseh, and Eric Funchion of Dundee; two step-children, Steven (Laurie) Redfern of Maybee and Scott Redfern of Tecumseh; two sisters, Donna (Ken) Chambers of Monroe and Christine (Bill) Rose of Lake Mary, FL; six grandchildren: Brandon Krueger, Brittanni Wolf, Alivia Funchion, Wyatt Funchion, William Redfern, and Patrick Redfern.

In addition to her parents, Sandy was also preceded in death by a son, William Funchion; brother, Robert Towry; sister, Zella Wash; and step-mother, Sue Towry.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences to the family can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com. 

 

Jacqueline Taylor

March 6, 1945 – October 10, 2017

 

TaylorJacqueline Taylor, age 72, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Wellspring Lutheran Services.

 

Family and friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home, where a scripture service will be held at 6:30 p.m. under the auspices of Rev. Larry Detruf. She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Divine Grace Parish, Maybee, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. Fr. Steve Mateja. Interment will follow at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan.

 

Born March 6, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Sape) Williamson. Jacqueline attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School in River Rouge, Michigan, graduating with the class of 1963. She married the late Donald J. Kinnell and William C. Taylor in December of 1964 and June of 1980 respectively. Jacqueline was a member of St. Joseph Church, Maybee; Genealogy Society of Monroe and Monroe Rod and Gun Club. She volunteered for the Monroe Humane Society and opened her home, fostering many animals until their adoption. Jacqueline loved to work and spent most of her time doing just that, but when she had spare time, she enjoyed quilting.

 

To cherish her memory, Jacqueline leaves one son, Alan (Tricia) Kinnell of Yuma, Arizona; one stepdaughter, Joan (Dick) Myers of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia; one sister, Barbara Amos of Southgate, Michigan; and four grandchildren: Ryan, Casey, Samantha Kinnell and Catherine Myers.

 

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Lammel in December of 2015 and three sisters: Darlene Potasmik and Dorothy Kraft both in December of 2009, and Garnet Takacz in December of 2016.

 

Memorial contributions in Jacqueline’s memory are suggested to the Humane Society of Monroe or Divine Grace Parish, Maybee.

 

Online condolences to the family may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

 

Cheryl L. Voggenreiter

June 13, 1956 – October 9, 2017

 

VogenreiterCheryl L. Voggenreiter, age 61, of Monroe, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 9, 2017, in her home.

 

Friends and family may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Lee Cullen, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

 

Born June 13, 1956, in Monroe, she was the daughter of Michael E. and Betty L. (Shock) Voggenreiter. Cheryl attended Monroe High School, graduating with the class of 1974. She worked at La-Z- Boy Incorporated in the filing and traffic departments until her retirement in 1997. Cheryl was a life-long member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. She enjoyed singing, working on her computer and baking. Her family will forever miss her cookies at Christmas.  Cheryl was very family oriented and each year made Christmas stockings for all of her nieces and nephews, as well as dyed eggs and coordinated an Easter egg hunt for them every Easter. Cheryl loved being at home and not only enjoyed, but was proud of her ability to keep it tidy.     

 

To cherish her memory, Cheryl leaves her loving mother, Betty of Monroe; four siblings: Cathy (Pete) Portillo of Monroe, Michele (Patrick) Wallace of Flat Rock, Michigan, Michael (Elena) Voggenreiter of Monroe and David Voggenreiter of Monroe; six nieces and nephews, who she called her little lambs: Kevin Clock, Melissa (Rob ) Siewert, Shawn Voggenreiter, Matthew Voggenreiter, Mikayla Voggenreiter and David Voggenreiter; and a great-niece and nephew, Bentley and Brielle Siewert.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Michael E. Voggenreiter; her maternal and paternal grandparents and one niece, Amy Clock.

 

Memorial contributions in Cheryl’s memory may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.  

 

Timothy Marvin Smith

May 1, 1975 – October 8, 2017

 

SmithTimothy Marvin Smith, 42 of Monroe, Michigan passed away Sunday morning in his home surrounded by the love of his wife and children. Tim fought a 4-year battle with appendix cancer which ended in his journey home to be with his Lord and Savior.

Tim married his college sweetheart Cristy (Apperson) Smith on August 2, 1997. They have been blessed with three children; Alexander – 19 years old, Anastasia – 17 and Brandon – 14. Tim’s wife and children were the most important part of his life. He loved each one of them very much and always put them first. He would show his love to them in many ways, including allowing them to see how much he loved Jesus.

Tim enjoyed exploring different parks and woods with his family. When his daughter needed to talk with just her dad, that is where they would go. He also enjoyed building things with his hands which his son Brandon found was something special he could do with his dad. Tim was always one to bring joy and laughter to people. He was always ready with a “bad dad joke.” This sense of humor was passed down to Alex; the two of them were good at trading puns. Tim also enjoyed the time he spent with his sons during their Cub Scout and Boy Scout years. The countless derby cars, camping trips and other events they did together he held in his heart. He was very proud of his children.

Tim ministered at his church as an Elder, Head Trustee and Sunday School teacher. He very much enjoyed helping people and serving God wherever he was needed. Serving others was something Tim and Cristy enjoyed doing together. They were brought together through a ministry on the campus of the University of Toledo and always kept God in the center of their marriage.

Tim worked at University of Michigan Hospital in the Facilities and Development Department as a Senior Designer for over 13 years. He appreciated both the opportunities he was given there and the friendships he made.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Monroe Alliance Church, 3975 South Custer Road (West of Raisinville Road). The Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, Tim has requested donations be made to the Boy Scout Troop 502 trailer project or Monroe Alliance Church’s Benevolence Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Lorraine F. Barron

April 1, 1932 – October 5, 2017

 

BarronLorraine F. Barron, age 85, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 10:17 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, in her home. She had been under hospice care for two months.

 

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state Monday, October 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. Fr. Philip Ching. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Born April 1, 1932 in Melvindale, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Frances (Masserent) Macoit. Lorraine attended St. Frances Xavier High School in Ecorse, Michigan, graduating with the class of 1950. She married Cletus Barron on September 5, 1953 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Lincoln Park, Michigan. Sadly, he preceded her in death on March 10, 2011. Lorraine was a life-long homemaker and truly loved caring for and raising her five children. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church for more than 60 years. Lorraine enjoyed gardening in her flower gardens at her home, working in her lawn, reading and making crafts. She and her husband spent many hours building and painting wooden toys for the Salvation Army and kids in the area orphanages.

 

To cherish her memory, Lorraine leaves her five children: Alan Barron of Monroe, James Barron of Lakewood, Colorado, Nancy (Jeffrey) McBee of Monroe, Michael (Cathy) Barron of Monroe and Steve (Debbie) Barron of Monroe; eighteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Lucille McDermott, Beatrice Muzyczka and Rosemary Nadeau; and two infant brothers, Samuel and James Macoit.

 

Memorial contributions in Lorraine’s memory are suggested to St. Michael Catholic Church.

 

Online condolences to the family may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.