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Betty L. (Lausen) Pope

of Chelsea, Michigan formerly of Ann Arbor.  Betty passed away just one day shy of her 100th birthday, yet the legacy of her strength, will and heart live on.

Betty was born March 15th, 1923 in Rockford, Illinois, beloved daughter of Howard and Bessie Lausen. At the age of 15, she moved with her parents to Ann Arbor where she lived until moving to the Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) in 2006. During her 25-year career at Hoover-NSK she worked as a supervisor in sales paving the way for future women in business. Betty was passionate about her family, instilling integrity, a good work ethic and kindness to others.

Theodore "Ted" Cheever

Age 86, died Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Glacier Hills Assisted Living surrounded by his family. He was born June 4, 1936, in Hillsdale County, Michigan, the son of Gaylord Wilbur and Gertrude Mary (Bowditch) Cheever.

Ted graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1954, and then joined the US Navy, serving from 1954-1957. He did heating and cooling work for the University of Michigan, and then started his apprenticeship with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 190. He worked on the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant, U of M Chemistry Building, North Creek School, Chelsea Hospital, and the Beach Middle School pool. He was a member of the Chelsea Rod & Gun Club and Wild Goose Flyers (a radio controlled plane club). He was passionate about model airplanes, hunting and fishing; he was a big U of M football fan, and loved to share stories.

Therese Marie Scharphorn

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, died Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Legacy Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born August 25, 1931 in Chelsea, Michigan, the daughter of Emmett Matthew and Oleta Freida (Hutzel) Hankerd.  Therese grew up in Chelsea, and was a Beta Sigma Phi member. She worked for thirty-five years at the Federal Screw Work as a purchasing agent. Therese was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church choir until age 85.  Therese was very active and enjoyed being outdoors on their farm. She and her sisters often gathered to create delicious preserves from the garden. Therese was a skilled quilter, making many beautiful quilts, which she shared with most of her nieces and nephews. Their farm included an airstrip and hanger, allowing her and David to make many trips across the country in their private plane.

Prudencio “Prudy” Claro Calado

of  Gregory, Michigan, age 71, died Sunday, February 19, 2023, at his home. He was born May 4, 1951, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of George Celi and Leatrice Joy (Hall) Calado.

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” ~Castañeda

Prudy graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1969. He owned his own delivery service "P&C Delivery" in Ann Arbor, delivering tofu and other specialty foods to grocery stores and restaurants. In his younger years, Prudy was part of the Counter-Culture Revolution.  This had a direct influence on the shape of his life.  Throughout his life, Prudy's participation in cultural events, historical re-enactments, and the study of history, the world, and politics helped him develop many deeply held beliefs.  With his warrior spirit and vast knowledge, he could debate anyone who believed otherwise.  But, Prudy also had a fun and whimsical side that made him the life of the party.  He had a love for riding his V-Max motorcycle, Blues music, drinking beer, barbequing, and having a good time with his many friends.

Wanda L. Conner

of Grass Lake, Michigan, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at her home with her family at her side. She was born January 2, 1943, in Ypsilanti, MI, the daughter of Harley “Vern” and Josephine Betty (Green) English.

Wanda was a member of New Harvest Church (formerly Chelsea Free Methodist) and worked as the church secretary for 16 years from 1983-2000. She also served in the Sunday school nursery, and baby sat for Mastering Motherhood and she was active in Susie's Shawls. Wanda worked at a shop on Main St. in Chelsea called County Craftique. Wanda loved to read, crochet, and garden. She and Richard enjoyed traveling and visited Europe, Alaska, the Caribbean, and most of the U.S. They also lived in Southeast Asia during Richard's military years.