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August 26th, 2010

Kian McDonough Stevens

Kian McDonough Stevens, age 3 months, of Jackson, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born May 21, 2010, in Ann Arbor to Adam Benjamin Stevens and Crystal Jean Anderson.

He is survived by his father, Adam Stevens and his mother, Crystal Anderson of Jackson; one brother, Kaden Frey; two sisters, Kaylee McQuarrie and Kristy Frey; his maternal grandparents, Doug and Deborah Anderson of Brooklyn, Barbara Neitman of Tecumseh and Paul Neitman of Onsted; his paternal grandparents, Darel and Kathleen Stevens of Clinton; maternal great-grandparents, Duane and Phylis Anderson of Bradenton, Fla., David and Elizabeth Wood of Jackson; Verla Albring of Britton; and Henry Neitman of Dayton, Ohio; and Maureen Fegan of Livonia.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Jack Fegan, Dovie Neitman, and Harold and Stella Stevens.

Funeral services for Kian were held on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1448 Short St., Tecumseh, Mich. with the Rev. Richard Webb officiating. Burial was in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Invole F. Zuconi

Invole F. Zuconi, 96, of Adrian, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Provincial House in Adrian with his daughter at his side. He was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Arma, Kan., the son of Joe and Ellen (Frere) Zuconi. He was married to Eleanor Krause on Feb. 21, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 2005.

He was a furniture finisher for Crowley-Milner Department Store until retiring in 1977. He enjoyed woodworking, listening to classical music and was an avid history buff.

Invole is survived by his daughter, Linda Calkins of Adrian and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.

A graveside service was held on Monday, Aug. 16, at at Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church officiating,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Barbara Benko Middlebrook

Barbara Benko Middlebrook, died March 24, 2010.  She was born in Hungary.  
She worked at Peerless Gear in Clinton for many years.

Her remains will be placed at Riverside Cemetery in Clinton at a future date.

LuLuBelle Anderson

LuLuBelle Anderson, 83, of Tecumseh, died Friday,  Aug. 20, 2010, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.  LuLuBelle was born in Liberty County, Fla., the daughter of Enoch and Rossie (Turner) Stanfill on Feb. 11, 1927,  and moved to Michigan in 1946.  

Lou was the hostess at the Tecumseh, Mich., McDonald's in the late 70's/early 80's, where hosting birthday parties were a special pleasure of hers.  She was a longtime, active  member of the Tecumseh FW Ladies Auxiliary, as well as a member of several bowling teams in Tecumseh and Adrian.

Lou is survived by her siblings, Enoch "Mac" Stanfill and Helen (Stanfill) Revell; children, James (Carol) Anderson, Jon (Tamara) Anderson, Janet Marsh Wickstrom, Nancy Marsh Wolfe and Linda Marsh; grandchildren, Sean, Kimberly, Chad, Nathan, Terri and Christina; great-grandchildren, Elias, Emily, Nathan, Tristan and Hailey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Chester Ray Marsh and Louis Anderson; and siblings, Rosa Lee and Myrdell.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Aug.25, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Pastor Mike Dunson officiating.  Burial followed in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.

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Lynard Leon Jones

Lynard Leon Jones, 82, of Tecumseh, died Aug. 22, 2010.  He was born March 21, 1928, in Black Oak, Ark., the son of Lynard and Opal Marie (Carter) Jones.  On Oct. 31, 1955, he married Laura Anspach of Tecumseh and she preceded him in death on March 6, 1997.
Lynard lived in the Tecumseh area since 1945, and served with the U.S. Army Engineers during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from the Tecumseh Products Co.  He was a member of the Lower Light Church in Tecumseh.

Lynard is survived by his children, Mark (Rachael) Jones of Morenci and Kathy (Tim) Widman of Ohio; two granddaughters, Maria Knotek of Hudson, Mich., and Karen Jones of Adrian, Mich.; a grandson, Carter Widman; two great-grandchildren, Cody Wyse of Morenci, Adriana Knotek of Hudson; and a cousin, Craiglyn Newell of Linden, Mich.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a granddaughter, Michelle.

Graveside services were held Wednesday at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh  with the Rev. Phil Arnold officiating.

Funeral arrangements were made by the  J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Iva M. Kotts

Iva M. Kotts, 88, of Adrian, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in Bixby Emergency Room, Adrian.  She was born April 8, 1922, in Clinton, the daughter of Wesley and Lulu (Kotts) Scofield.  She married Charles Kotts Oct. 12, 1953, in Kingsland, Ga., who sadly, preceded her in death in 1978.

Iva is survived by two nephews; Johnny Kotts and Richard Tarte; her special friends and caregivers, and her church and funeral home families.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Iva was a longtime, and very active, member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, and the Semper Fidelis Circle.  She had worked in the Tecumseh and Clinton area during her lifetime and for the Handler (Proctor/Couture) Funeral homes for over 25 years.  She also had past memberships in the Southern Michigan Railroad Society and Clinton Chamber of Commerce.  When you hear the chimes in the clock tower of the Clinton Inn, think of Iva.
Visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 23, at the Clinton United Methodist Church until the time of her services.  Pastor Faye McKinstry officiated and burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton.  Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Clinton United Methodist Church.  

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