Melodee Ann Reames1

F, #71476
     Melodee Ann Reames is the daughter of Wardell Keith Reames and Patricia J. Mayer.1

Children of Melodee Ann Reames and Donald Hardy Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Heather Rene Larkin1

F, #71477
     Heather Rene Larkin is the daughter of Donald Hardy Larkin and Melodee Ann Reames.1

Child of Heather Rene Larkin and Chad Muffley

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Todd Michael Larkin1

M, #71478
     Todd Michael Larkin is the son of Donald Hardy Larkin and Melodee Ann Reames.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Susan Marie Cansdelle1

F, #71479, b. 27 November 1952, d. 1 November 2001
     Susan Marie Cansdelle was born on 27 November 1952 at CA.1 She died on 1 November 2001 at Carmel, IN, at age 48.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

(son) Larkin1

M, #71480
     (son) Larkin was the son of Elgin Eldon Larkin and LaWave Hattie Mastin.1 (son) Larkin was buried at Gilson Cemetery, Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

(????) Zolen1

M, #71481

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

William Frederick Larkin1

M, #71482, b. 31 January 1887, d. 15 May 1971
     William Frederick Larkin was born on 31 January 1887 at Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He was the son of Allen Nathan Larkin and Emogene Schott.1 William Frederick Larkin married Fannie Pearl Simmons, daughter of Hollis Maurice Simmons and Emly Davis, on 26 January 1906 at Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 William Frederick Larkin and Fannie Pearl Simmons were divorced.1 William Frederick Larkin died on 15 May 1971 at Lagrange, Lagrange Co., IN, at age 84.1 He was buried at Climax Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     He was lovingly known as "Uncle Pud."1 From an obituary: DEATH: Mendon; William F. Larkin, 84, whose home was on North Summit Road, died in Miller's Merry Nursing Home in LaGrange, In., Friday. He had been a patient at the facility for three weeks and in failing health for several months. He was born in Fulton Jan. 31, 1887, the son of Allen and Emogene (Scott) Larkin. Mr. Larkin attended area schools. He was married to Fannie Simmons who preceded him in death in 1956. Mr. Larkin had been a painter and had resided in Fulton and Scotts for the last 35 years. Surviving are three sons, Donald, Three Rivers; Harvey, St. Petersburg, Fla; Elgin, Scotts; one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Meda) Miller, Battle Creek; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mable Russell. Burial will take place in Climax Cemetery.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

1910Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI1
1930Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI1

Children of William Frederick Larkin and Fannie Pearl Simmons

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

LaWave Hattie Mastin1

F, #71483, b. 19 September 1918, d. 29 June 2004
     LaWave Hattie Mastin was born on 19 September 1918 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Claud David Mastin and Emma A. Berger.1 LaWave Hattie Mastin married Elgin Eldon Larkin, son of William Frederick Larkin and Fannie Pearl Simmons, on 15 May 1942 at Marshall, Calhoun Co., MI.1 LaWave Hattie Mastin died on 29 June 2004 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 85.1 She was buried on 2 July 2004 at Gilson Cemetery, Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     From an obituary: Larkin, Mrs. LaWave H. Scotts died June 29, 2004 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. LaWave was born September 19, 1918 in Scotts, MI, the daughter of Claud and Emma (Berger) Mastin, and was a lifelong Scotts resident. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for several years as office manager for the C.L. Mahoney Company. LaWave was well known for her artistic creations, including china painting, doll making and folk art painting along with her husband Elgin, who helped with the wood cuttings. She would display her works for sale at Theo & Stacey's Restaurant along with a local consignment shop. On May 15, 1942, she was married to Elgin Larkin, who survives. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Larkin; by an infant daughter; her parents; and a sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Ben Cretsinger; and a sister, Agnes Mastin. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Rita (Michael) Keller and Dave (Nancy) Cretsinger, all of Kalamazoo, and Sharon (Donald) Nowak of Portage.1

Children of LaWave Hattie Mastin and Elgin Eldon Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Richard Zolen1

M, #71484
     Richard Zolen is the son of (????) Zolen and Renita Norman.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Steven Zolen1

M, #71485
     Steven Zolen is the son of (????) Zolen and Renita Norman.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Michael Zolen1

M, #71486
     Michael Zolen is the son of (????) Zolen and Renita Norman.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Terry Zolen1

M, #71487
     Terry Zolen is the son of (????) Zolen and Renita Norman.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Joseph Herald Miller1

M, #71488, b. 23 March 1898, d. 18 September 1976
     Joseph Herald Miller was born on 23 March 1898 at Union, White Co., IN.1 He was the son of Alfred Silas Miller and Adeline Dowell.1 Joseph Herald Miller married Avis Althalia Lucille Fisher on 5 September 1916 at Monticello, Union, White Co., IN.1 Joseph Herald Miller and Avis Althalia Lucille Fisher were divorced.1 Joseph Herald Miller married Meda Emogene Larkin, daughter of William Frederick Larkin and Fannie Pearl Simmons, on 29 November 1941 at Union, White Co., IN.1 Joseph Herald Miller died on 18 September 1976 at Springfield, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI, at age 78.1 He was buried at Gilson Cemetery, Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

1900Union, White Co., IN1
1920Union, White Co., IN1

Children of Joseph Herald Miller and Avis Althalia Lucille Fisher

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Kathryn Stirdivant1

F, #71489, b. 20 July 1905, d. 2001
     Kathryn Stirdivant was born on 20 July 1905 at IL.1 She was the daughter of Cornelius Stirdivant and Minora Masters.1 Kathryn Stirdivant married Harvey J. Larkin, son of William Frederick Larkin and Fannie Pearl Simmons, on 26 June 1936 at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.1 Kathryn Stirdivant died in 2001 at St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.1 She was buried at St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

1910Chicago, Cook Co., IL1
1920Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI1

Child of Kathryn Stirdivant and Harvey J. Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Emogene Schott1

F, #71490, b. 26 September 1853, d. 20 January 1928
     Emogene Schott was born on 26 September 1853 at Genesee Co., NY.1 She married Allen Nathan Larkin on 15 December 1875 at Augusta, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Emogene Schott died on 20 January 1928 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 74.1 She was buried at Climax Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Child of Emogene Schott and Allen Nathan Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Bryan Allen Mattheis1

M, #71491
     Bryan Allen Mattheis is the son of Elgin Louis Mattheis and Jerri Diane Hoff.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Sunny Lee Mattheis1

F, #71492
     Sunny Lee Mattheis is the daughter of Elgin Louis Mattheis and Jerri Diane Hoff.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Christi Leigh Mattheis1

F, #71493
     Christi Leigh Mattheis is the daughter of Elgin Louis Mattheis and Jerri Diane Hoff.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Elgin Louis Mattheis1

M, #71494

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Alma M. Boyd1

F, #71495, b. 31 July 1864, d. 14 September 1946
     Alma M. Boyd was born on 31 July 1864 at Allegheny Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Myron Boyd and Hannah A. Dickens.1 Alma M. Boyd married Jesse F. Simmons, son of Hollis Maurice Simmons and Emly Davis, on 19 April 1913 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Alma M. Boyd died on 14 September 1946 at Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI, at age 82.1 She was buried at Boyd Cemetery, Mecosta Co., MI.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Mercil Mary Simmons1

F, #71496, b. 6 January 1921, d. 11 February 2006
     Mercil Mary Simmons was born on 6 January 1921 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Clare Albert Simmons and Ethel Belle Gilbert.1 Mercil Mary Simmons died on 11 February 2006 at Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 85.1 She was buried on 17 February 2006 at Vicksburg Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     From an obituary in the "Kalamazoo Gazette": Died February 11, 2006 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. Mercil was born January 6, 1921 in Kalamazoo, MI, the daughter of Clare and Ethel Belle (Gilbert) Simmons and was a lifelong Kalamazoo resident. She graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and from Parson's Business College with a degree in accounting. Prior to her retirement she was employed for 70 years for Farmers Chemical/Kalsec where she was an accountant. Mercil grew up on a farm and enjoyed fishing and flower gardening. She was a people person and especially enjoyed the companionship she had with her fellow workers at Kalsec. Surviving are nephews and nieces, Miles and Jackie Helmer of Kalamazoo, Jay Simmons of Richland and many other nieces and nephews; also a special lifelong friend Paul Todd, Jr. and special friend Mark Hoffman. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Kenneth Helmer and Verl Simmons.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Lillah Naomi Woodhams1

F, #71497, b. 12 February 1929, d. 7 February 2000
     Lillah Naomi Woodhams was born on 12 February 1929 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Charles Oliver Woodhams and Martha Preston.1 Lillah Naomi Woodhams married Verl Clare Simmons, son of Clare Albert Simmons and Ethel Belle Gilbert, on 20 January 1951 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Lillah Naomi Woodhams died on 7 February 2000 at Galesburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 70.1 She was buried on 11 February 2000 at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Children of Lillah Naomi Woodhams and Verl Clare Simmons

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Verl Clare Simmons1

M, #71498, b. 25 April 1919, d. 7 June 1977
     Verl Clare Simmons was born on 25 April 1919 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He was the son of Clare Albert Simmons and Ethel Belle Gilbert.1 Verl Clare Simmons married Lillah Naomi Woodhams, daughter of Charles Oliver Woodhams and Martha Preston, on 20 January 1951 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Verl Clare Simmons died on 7 June 1977 at Galesburg, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 58.1 He was buried on 10 June 1977 at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     From an obituary in the "Kalamazoo Gazette": Mr. Verl C. Simmons - 10995 Miller Dr., Galesburg, passed away June 7, 1977, at Borgess Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Mr. Simmons was born in Kalamazoo, April 25, 1919, and had resided in Galesburg since 1958. He had been employed by the Pepsi Cola Co. as a mechanic and was a member of the Comstock VFW post 6252 and Dads of Veterans. Surviving are his wife, the former Lillah N. Woodhams; 2 sons, Jay V. Simmons of Kalamazoo and Verl C. Simmons Jr. of Augusta; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Srackangast of Texas, Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Sherill of Kalamazoo, Miss Carol Simmons of Wisconsin, Mrs. Dale (Mary) Selbee of Galesburg; nine grandchildren; one sister, Miss Mercil Simmons of Kalamazoo.1

Children of Verl Clare Simmons and Bessie Eleanor Moses

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Kenneth Helmer1

M, #71499, b. circa 1910
     Kenneth Helmer was born circa 1910 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He was the son of (????) Helmer and Ethel Belle Gilbert.1
     Kenneth Helmer was possibly the son of Ethel and her first marriage to (___) Helmer. He is not listed as a step child so perhaps he was adopted by Clair after his marriage to his mother Ethel. He was born before the death of Clair's first wife and her obituary does not mention any children. Kenneth predeceased his sister Mercil who died in 2000.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Minora Masters1

F, #71500, b. circa 1873
     Minora Masters was born circa 1873 at IL.1 She married Cornelius Stirdivant.1

Child of Minora Masters and Cornelius Stirdivant

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.