Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Loismarie Edinger, 90, of St. Joseph died Jan. 19, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph, 556-9450.

Shirly Ann Wills was born June 4, 1953, in Benton Harbor, to the union of the late Eddie Wills and Emma Wills. She was the fourth of 10 children. Shirley graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1971. She worked as a laborer for several companies, including Ausco/Auto Specialties and JVIS…

Mary Helen Phillips James, 66, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Benton Harbor departed this life Jan. 11, 2020.

Stephen Brundage was born on Feb. 10, 1954, in Dearborn, Mich., to Dr. Robert and Marion Brundage.

Omari Dominique Kohn, 24, of Indianapolis, formerly of Benton Harbor died early Sunday morning Jan. 12, 2020.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Thomacine J. Bartley, 82, of Hutchinson, Fla., died Jan. 18, 2020, in Florida. Sommerfeld Chapel and Cremation Services, New Buffalo, 469-2333.

Donald Lester Grier, 87, of Bangor, passed away Jan. 17, 2020, at his home surrounded by family.

Glenn Zerler, 82, passed away at 7:23 a.m., Jan. 18, 2020, with his wife, Kathy, and his longtime caregiver, Marcia Grajauskis, at his bedside.

Jeffery L. “Jeff” Maxey, 66, of Dowagiac, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Patrick Joseph Murphy, 81, of Anaheim, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his home.

Manuel Estrada, 88, of Weslaco, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Manuel was born July 15, 1931 in Mexico.

Sally Jo Westlake, 83, of Eau Claire, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at home.

Thomacine “Tomi” Jane Fraus Bartley, 82, was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Chicago to Tom and Albie (Brcka) Fraus. She died Jan. 18, 2020, in Florida.

Scott A. Kerns, 60, of Elkhart, Ind., formerly of Baroda, passed away, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

Avondre Jordell Sanders, 1, of Benton Harbor passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Audrey Eleanor Myers, 96, of Bridgman passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at her home in the care of her family.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Manuel Estrada died Jan. 15, 2020, at Valley Grande Manor, Weslaco, Texas. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, 621-4101.

Louis Hudson departed from this life on Dec. 26, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Marlene A. Sorget, 82, of Richmond, Mich., formerly of Bridgman and Grand Haven, Mich., was called to her eternal home in heaven on Jan. 12, 2020, at Lakeshore Woods in Fort Gratiot, Mich., after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Mary Ellen Hicks, 77, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at home, due to complications of dementia.

James Fuse of Grand Rapids, Mich., departed this life on Jan. 10, 2020, surrounded by family.

Ronald Clarence Evans Sr., affectionately known as “Rock-N-Roll,” 54, of Benton Harbor died Jan. 9, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, surrounded by family.

Anthony “Tony” Hoffman, 57, of St. Joseph passed away, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, surrounded by his loving family.

Ethel May (Kelley) Brown, 73, of Berrien Springs died Jan. 11, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.

Robert M. “Bob” Narregan, 74, of Decatur passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at his home.

Friday, January 17, 2020

James D. “Jim” Bentz, 66, of South Bend, Ind., died Jan. 14, 2020. Clark Chapel and Cremation Services, Dowagiac, 782-2135.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Diane Quinn, 68, of Coloma died Jan. 14, 2020, at home. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma, 468-6000.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Emma Jean Clinton, 78, of Benton Harbor died Jan. 11, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Robbins Brothers Funeral Home, Benton Harbor, 927-3181.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mark E. Belfy, 52, of Coloma died Jan. 11, 2020, at his residence. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma, 468-6000.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Jeffery L. “Jeff” Maxey, 66, of Dowagiac dies on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Clark Chapel.