Recent Obituaries

Randall B Long

Randall B Long (born November 8th, 1939, aged 78) passed away at home after a battle with gastric cancer on November 1st, 2018. He is survived by his son David, his wife Sue, his daughter-in-law Georgette, his two granddaughters Kayla and Kourtney and surviving siblings Jim, Jenny, Ovie, Cecil & Lee. 

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Jean L. Ashley

of Chelsea, MI, age 103, died Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Chelsea Retirement Community.  She was born November 10, 1915 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of John & Ellen (Bain) Masterson.

Jean graduated from Cass Tech High School in Detroit, and was a State Swimming Champion.  She was a cook at Chelsea High School for many years.  She was active in the North Lake United Methodist Church and later Chelsea First United Methodist Church, and she was a Sunday School teacher and involved in the United Methodist Women.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

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Gary Steven “Steve” Ray

Steve was born January 7, 1952 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of John James & Frances Kathleen (Tarr) Ray.  At the age of 66, he psased Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at his home in Manchester, MI.  Steve graduated from University High School in Bloomington, IN in 1970. He then went on to graduate from Purdue University in 1974 with a degree in Biology. Steve was National Account Manager for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals for 32 years. He attended Sharon United Methodist Church. Steve enjoyed mowing and tinkering in the barn. He loved his home and family.

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Dorothea June “Dottie” Staffeld

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline. She was born June 26, 1927 in Monett, Missouri, the daughter of Ovid Uriah and Rose Mae (Owens) Vermillion.  Dottie was born and raised in Monett, MO.  She earned a liberal arts degree from Wayne State University, and was head of the Navy's Department of Secret Information.  She was active in Chelsea's Friends of the Library, and a charter member of the Adult Learners Institute.

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Karen Sue (Leach) Carlino

of Cordoba, Argentina, formerly of Chelsea, MI.  Karen passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at an Argentina hospital after a bout with cancer. Her husband was by her side. She was born November 27, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Melvin & Barbara Leach.  Karen graduated from Chelsea High School in 1969. She then attended Eastern Michigan University and there she obtained her Bachelors and Masters Degrees. After graduating, Karen worked in professional positions in both Michigan and Argentina.

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