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Rita E. Everhart Moyle,
69, of Mattawan, formerly of Hartford, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996,
at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church of Hartford with Father Michael Osborn presiding.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Calvin Funeral
Home, Hartford, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Memorials may
be made to the Hartford Fire Department or the American Heart
Mrs. Moyle was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Geneva Township.
She was employed many years at Standard Coil of Bangor and Dowd’s
Fresh Fruit Hut of Hartford. She was a member of the
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Hartford and St. John Bosco
Church of Mattawan. She was a member of the Altar Society and
Legion of Mary.
Survivors include: her husband, Norman "Jim"
Moyle; two sons – Arthur (Theresa) Everhart of Paw Paw and Robert
(Becky) Everhart of Lawrence, grandchildren – Melissa Everhart,
Joseph Everhart and Allison Everhart; a stepson, Greg Moyle of
Vicksburg, stepchild, Emily of Greenville, N.C.; and sister, Mrs.
Wayne (Mary) Rose of Hartford. She was preceded in death by
her first husband, Wendell Everhart, in 1979; and three brothers –
Henry Groth Jr., Kenny Groth and Norbert Groth.
Note: Rita was a
1945 Hartford High School graduate.
Hartford, passed away August 26, 1996.
NOTE: Keith was a
1943 Hartford High School graduate.
Hugh A. Munro,
80, of Dade City,
Florida, formerly of Hartford, Michigan, passed away Sunday, May 26,
1996, in Zephyrhills, Florida, after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Friday at Maple
Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Memorial services were held at St.
Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dade City, with Father Lewis Tanno
officiating. Arrangements were by Oakley Funeral Homes, Dade
City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials
be made to Hernando/Pasco Hospice Association.
Mr. Munro was born May 12, 1916, in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, and had been a longtime resident of Hartford. He
settled in Dade City in 1981 with his wife, Ruth. He was a
retired barber and member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church as well as
a lifetime member of the Masons in Hartford.
In addition to his wife, Ruth, survivors include: a
son, Robert Munro of Golden, Colorado; two daughters –
Ronny Griffin of South Haven, Michigan and Patricia Bogart of
Colorado Springs, Colorado; two stepchildren – Margo
Barnhart of Windsor, Colorado, and Timothy Walsh of Monore, North
Carolina; one brother, Nathaniel Munro of Henderson, Nevada; 11
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Matthews Jr., 69, of Hartford Michigan, died Sunday, January
21, 1996, at Community Hospital, Watervliet, Michigan
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Watervliet. Burial was in
Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, where military rites were conducted
by Coloma American Legion Post 362 and Auxiliary, Disabled American
Veterans Chapter 17 and Auxiliary, and VFW Post 1137. Calvin Funeral
Home, Hartford, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Matthews was born October 8, 1926, in Chicago,
He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the Navy and the
Reserves. He retired from Auto Specialties in 1988 where he had been
employed over 17 years. He was a member of American Legion Stoddard
Survivors include: his wife,
two daughters – Denise Sells and Lisa Matthews, both of Hartford;
two grandchildren; and two sisters – Marialyce Riedle of South Bend,
Indiana, and Dusty Matthews of Hartford.