The Last Ride
Cedar City, Utah9/20/1925 - 8/19/2013 Renn Zaphiropoulos, 87, passed away August 19, 2013, in Cedar City, Utah. He was born September 20, 1925, in Port Said, Egypt, to Leonides and Galatia Michalopoulos Zaphiropoulos. He immigrated to the United States in 1945 at age 19. He married Marie Alice Kaufmann on…
Saranac, Michigan12/12/1931 - 5/10/2014 Beryl Ilene Dunton, 82, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. Beryl was the daughter of Berson and Theora (Batey) Bowen of Wyoming, Michigan. She is survived by her husband Robert G. Dunton; daughters, Emmy (Chuck) Kinney; and Veronica (Herb) Jones; son, Phil  (Marilou) Vanderbilt; step-sons Richard…
Dittmer, Missouri7/6/1931 - 5/6/2014 Ollie Ziegler, 82, passed away on May 6 at Cedar Hill Manor in Cedar Hill, Missouri. Born July 6, 1931, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Oliver and Hedwig “Heddie” (Preusser) Ziegler. Ollie was a corporal in the U.S. Army serving from…
Newark, Illinois1/15/1955 – 3/11/2014 Donna Larson, 55, lost her battle with cancer on March 11, 2014. She is survived by three sons, Dan, Matt and Randy; a daughter, Theresa; six grandchildren; two step-sons; four step-grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister. Besides her love for her family and friends, Donna was…
Muir, Michigan11/4/1912 – 4/12/2014 Howard Lawrence “Jake” Sheaffer, age 101, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at River Inn Adult Foster Care in Sunfield. He was born November 4, 1912, in Ionia County, Michigan, the son of Lawrence E. and Marjorie M. “Margie” (Crandell) Sheaffer. In May of 1947, he…
Estancia, New Mexico6/20/1936 – 3/2/2014 Gayle Clark, 77, passed away at her home on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Gayle was born June 20, 1936. She lived in Estancia since 1993, having previously lived in Las Vegas. Gayle co-founded the North American Spotted Draft Horse Association in 1995, then the Pinto…
Chestermere, Alberta, Canada8/8/1932 - 3/30/2014 Audrey Turner passed away on March 30 at Chestermere, Alberta. She was 81. Born at Tubrose, Saskatchewan, Audrey married Stanley Turner in 1952. They farmed most of their married life at Cremona, Alberta. Survived by two brothers, Lloyd and Don Gunn, numerous nieces and nephews,…
Mt. Orab, Ohio11/23/1941 – 2/25/2014 Charlie Pursley, 72, suffered a brain injury during an accident in the barn on the evening of February 24, 2014. He was airlifted to University Hospital in Cincinnati where he died in the early morning hours of February 25. Born November 23, 1941, Charlie graduated…
Dundee, Ohio3/9/1932 – 2/28/2014 Monroe J. Miller, 81, died February 28, 2014, at his residence following a period of declining health. He was born March 9, 1932 in Holmes County to the late Jonas A. and Anna (Beachy) Miller. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Old Order…

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