Recent Obituaries

Mary "Karen" Knafl

 of Chelsea, formerly of Lexington, KY, age 78, died Thursday, September 22, 2016. She was born April 16, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of John Barkley and Lucille (Flaherty) Roche.  Karen graduated from High School in New Jersey. She worked at a bank before her marriage. Karen was a member of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Lexington, KY. She loved her dog.  On August 27, 1960, Karen married John Michael Knafl, and he preceded her in death in 2014.

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Phyllis W. Foster


of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 95, died Monday, September 19, 2016 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born March 12, 1921 in Bronson, Michigan, the daughter of William & Anna Eva (Semmelroth) Foster.      Phyllis graduated from Bronson High School in 1938, then Albion College in 1942, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  She attended the University of Michigan where she earned her Masters of Science in Biochemistry. She worked as a Research Associate for the University of Michigan (School of Public Health) and retired in 1986.  Phyllis was very active in the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, and helped start the memorial gardens there. She also served on the Ann Arbor District and Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church, where she was the District President of the United Methodist Women, and chaired the Conference Board of Trustees.

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Trillis M. Boyer

of Bayonet Point, FL, formerly of Chelsea, MI.  Age 90, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Golfside Hospice in Hudson, Florida. She was born September 26, 1925 in Owosso, Michigan, the daughter of Joseph E. & Mildred M. (McCully) Eaton.

Trill was born in Owosso, lived in Grand Ledge, Mulliken, spent 25 years in Chelsea and 11 years in Milford, MI before moving to Bayonet Point, FL in 1980.   She was a Dental Assistant at U of M, retiring in 1972. She was active in the United Methodist Church (Head Usher for past 12 years and on the Worship Committee as well as head of registration in SHARE program for 6 years).

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Evelyn Elizabeth Faucett

   Evelyn Elizabeth Faucett was born on February 28, 1917 in Moradabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Her parents, Robert Isaac Faucett and Myrtle Bare Faucett, were Methodist missionaries in India for many decades as were her grandparents, Charles Lysander Bare and Susan Winchell Bare.

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