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September 22nd, 2010

Kay Isabelle Phibbs

Kay Isabelle Phibbs, 75, of Tecumseh, passed away, with her loving family at her side, at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at the Provincial House, Adrian, where she had been for six weeks.  

A lifetime resident of the area, she was born on Sept. 1, 1935, in Macon, Mich., the daughter of Walter and Phyllis (Edwards) Morden.  Kay was a 1953 graduate of Tecumseh High School, and on June 25, 1955, she married Lee H. Phibbs in Tecumseh.  Sadly, he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2003.

Kay was employed at Johnson Controls, Manchester, Simplex, Adrian, and then as a Accounts Payable Clerk at Bio Lab, Adrian, retiring from there in 1999.  She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tecumseh, a volunteer at Herrick Hospital, and an avid golfer, she also enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle and Euchre with her friends.  But mostly, she enjoyed the time spent with her family, her beloved children and grandchildren.   She will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Amy (Jim) Brosamer of Adrian and Julie (Steve) Craig of Tecumseh; her grandsons, Thomas Craig of Tecumseh and Cameron Brosamer of Adrian; and two brothers; Graham and Terry Morden of Tecumseh.  

Visitation was held at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Handler Funeral Homes on Friday, Sept. 17.  Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held at the funeral home Saturday, Sept. 18, with Rev. Richard Webb, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, officiating.  Burial followed, next to her husband, at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.  

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, in her name, may be given to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Lenawee County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting the obituary page at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.


David Owen House

David Owen House, 80, of Tecumseh, died Sept. 9, 2010, at home, under the care of Hospice.  He was born March 16, 1930, in Detroit, the son of Elmer and Abbie (Smith) House.  He was united in marriage to Glenda Holmes on Feb. 12, 2006, and she survives.

David was a member of First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Tecumseh, a lifetime member of the Rawsonville Shrine Club, and a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Tecumseh, Mich. and Fredericktown, Ohio.  He was a mechanical engineer at Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville Plant, for over 30 years until retiring in 1988.  He enjoyed tinkering with lawnmowers and computers and was known as “Mr. Fixit.”  David loved to travel with his wife and dear friends Sherry and Denny Bryan.

David is survived by his wife, Glenda; his daughters, Carolyn House of Newhall, Calif., Diana House, of Tecumseh, and Dr. Kathryn (Frank) Mangone of Hillendale, Calif.; his step-children Kimberlie, Richard, Shelly, Carla, Terry, and Mary;  one brother, Gerry (Sondra) House of Tecumseh; and two sisters, Barbera Becky, of Adrian and Florine (Clark) Pearson of Tecumseh; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.   

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Floradel; and one brother, Carson.
A memorial service for David will be held at the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Alan Maki officiating.  Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.  The Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #69, Tecumseh will start the service.  Food and fellowship will follow.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church in Tecumseh or to Hospice of Lenawee.  

Condolences may be made at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.


September 16th

David Owen House

David Owen House, 80, of Tecumseh, died Sept. 9, 2010, at home, under the care of Hospice.  He was born March 16, 1930, in Detroit, the son of Elmer and Abbie (Smith) House.  He was united in marriage to Glenda Holmes on Feb. 12, 2006, and she survives.

David was a member of First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Tecumseh, a lifetime member of the Rawsonville Shrine Club, and a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Tecumseh, Mich. and Fredericktown, Ohio.  He was a mechanical engineer at Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville Plant, for over 30 years until retiring in 1988.  He enjoyed tinkering with lawnmowers and computers and was known as “Mr. Fixit.”  David loved to travel with his wife and dear friends Sherry and Denny Bryan.

David is survived by his wife, Glenda; his daughters, Carolyn House of Newhall, Calif., Diana House, of Tecumseh, and Dr. Kathryn (Frank) Mangone of Hillendale, Calif.; his step-children Kimberlie, Richard, Shelly, Carla, Terry, and Mary;  one brother, Gerry (Sondra) House of Tecumseh; and two sisters, Barbera Becky, of Adrian and Florine (Clark) Pearson of Tecumseh; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Floradel; and one brother, Carson.

A memorial service for David will be held at the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Alan Maki officiating.  Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.  The Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #69, Tecumseh will start the service.  Food and fellowship will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church in Tecumseh or to Hospice of Lenawee.  Condolences may be made at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.


Kay Isabelle Phibbs

Kay Isabelle Phibbs, 75, of Tecumseh, passed away, with her loving family at her side, at 6 AM, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at the Provincial House, Adrian, where she had been for 6 weeks.

A lifetime resident of the area, she was born on September 1, 1935 in Macon, MI, the daughter of Walter and Phyllis (Edwards) Morden.  Kay was a 1953 graduate of Tecumseh High School, and on June 25, 1955 she married Lee H. Phibbs in Tecumseh.  Sadly, he preceded her in death on September 14, 2003.

Kay was employed at Johnson Controls, Manchester, Simplex, Adrian, and then as a Accounts Payable Clerk at Bio Lab, Adrian, retiring from there in 1999.  She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tecumseh, a volunteer at Herrick Hospital, and avid golfer, she also enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle and Euchre with her friends.  But mostly, she enjoyed the time spent with her family, her beloved children and grandchildren.   She will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters; Amy (Jim) Brosamer of Adrian and Julie (Steve) Craig of Tecumseh, her grandsons; Thomas Craig of Tecumseh and Cameron Brosamer of Adrian, and two brothers; Graham and Terry Morden of Tecumseh.

Visitation will be held at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Handler Funeral Homes on Friday, September 17, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held at the funeral home at 11 AM, Saturday, September 18, with Rev. Richard Webb, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, officiating.  Burial will follow, next to her husband, at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, in her name, may be given to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Lenawee County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting the obituary page at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.


September 8th

Doris M. Anderson

Doris M. Anderson, 93, of Adrian, formerly of Tipton, passed away Sept. 5, 2010.  Doris was born June 7, 1917, in North Dakota, the daughter of Allen and Harriet (Lakefield) Colburn.  In October of 1959, she married Cecil Anderson.  He preceded her in death in 1972.   Doris loved to crochet making afghans for her family.  

She worked many years for Bauer Manor in Tipton, was also a dispatcher for Southeastern Security and a member of St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church in Adrian.

Surviving Doris is her daughter-in-law, Joyce LeVeck of Adrian; grandchildren, Robin Bailey, Ronald  (Lynn) Bailey, Michelle (Ryan) Cadmus and Kelly McGee; and a brother, Henry Colburn.

Besides her husband, Cecil. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; son, Wesley LeVeck; brothers, Raymond and Arthur; and sisters, Mabel and Bertha.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Brian Keller officiating.  Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Tipton.  

Visitation will be  5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.


Douglas Aylesworth

Douglas Aylesworth, age 76, of Tecumseh, passed away September 8, 2010.
Douglas was born March 18, 1934 in Adrian, Michigan  the son of Raymon and Donna Irene (Kahle)  Aylesworth. Doug was a 1952 graduate of Tecumseh High School and attended Michigan State University where he completed several Police Academy courses.   He served his country in the Michigan Natonal Guard and Army Reserves where he received the rank of Master Sergeant.

From 1964 to 1966 he was with the Lenawee County Mounted Division where he received the rank of Lieutenant. He left the Mounted Division to join the Tecumseh Police Department working there for 22 years retiring in 1988. He was a founding member of the Tecumseh Lions Club

Doug is survived by his daughter, Cindy Aylesworth  (Doug) Marker and their daughter, Olivia Marker of Portland, Oregon; son, Douglas (Kara) Aylesworth and their sons, Cameron and Grayson of Boulder, Colorado and brother, Ray (Kay) Aylesworth of Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Miller officiating.  Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 P. M. Friday, September 10, 2010 at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date.  Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com




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