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Jamie Lynn Gay

of Potterville, Michigan, formerly of Pasadena, CA; Honolulu, HI; Colorado Springs, Co; and Lansing, MI, age 70, died Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Sparrow Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in Lansing. She was born June 17, 1953, in Pasadena, CA, the daughter of Mahlon C. and Geraldine (Hubbert) Dunkel.

Jamie worked as a nurse at Kaiser Hospital; a flight attendant for Mesa Airlines; and was a School Administrator for Bath and Grand Ledge Community Schools.

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William "Bill" MacLean Foster, Jr.

of Garden City, Michigan, age 87, died Friday, February 16, 2024, at Optalis Health and Rehabilitation of Canton. He was born February 18, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of William MacLean and Marguerite A. (Wagner) Foster.

Bill graduated from Fordson High School in 1954, then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University. On June 16, 1962, he married Karen R. Kurtz, and they were married for 57 years, and for 52 of those years, they lived in their house in Garden City, Michigan. Together, they enjoyed traveling which included many camping trips throughout the United States and, in retirement, cruises with close friends to Hawaii, the Mediterranean, and Australia.

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Robert Glenn Dunlap


Of Munith, Michigan, age 59, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 16, 2024. Bob is survived by his wife, Amy, who he lovingly referred to as his “little one”. He and Amy had been inseparable since 1982 when they were officially “going together”, and married June 22, 1985. Bob is also survived by his two children, Jessica Lynae (Cody Wayne) Deladurantaye of Stockbridge; Nathan Andrew Dunlap of Kalamazoo; two amazing grandchildren, Aiden Layne and Melody Lynn;  sister-in-law, Kathy Lynn & Charles Douglas Mullins; brother-in-law William Randal & Maureen Sword; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, William & Norma Sword; and the people who treated him like a son, Allyn & Lois Thurston. His family meant everything to him.

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Dianne Marie Kelley-Sanchez

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 76, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Chelsea Retirement Community in Towsley Village. She was born May 22, 1947, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Bill and Eva (Smith) Kelley.

Dianne attended the University of Michigan where she earned her Masters Degree in Education. She taught for 30+ years as an Elementary Teacher in the Ann Arbor School District, mostly at Logan Elementary and High Point School. She loved all animals, particularly horses and cats, hiking, and adventure. Dianne also enjoyed crafts, basket making, painting, quilting, and traveling. She was a member of the Chelsea First United Methodist Church.

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Sarah Leeann Goll

of Ann Arbor, Michigan, age 36, died Friday, February 2, 2024, at the University of Michigan Hospital. She was born February 3, 1987, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, the daughter of Michael Goll and Vicky Balliet.

Sarah was an outspoken young woman, who worked as a waitress for the majority of her adult life and enjoyed the University of Michigan sports.

Sarah is survived by her son, Brandon Hampton of Ann Arbor; father, Michael (Amorell) Goll of Whitmore Lake; and brother, Russell Goll of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vicky Balliet.

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Sally Morley Dickinson

Sally Morley Dickinson, a resident of Chelsea, Michigan, passed away surrounded by family on February 1, 2024 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan on April 30, 1939, Sally was the oldest daughter of Simon and Wilda (Simonton) Fisher. Sally grew up in Bay City and graduated from Bay City Central High School. After graduation, she attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio before transferring to Wayne State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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Suzanne Evelyn Tracy

of Manchester, Michigan, age 84, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024. She was born June 30, 1939, in Lambertville, Michigan, the daughter of Harry Frederick and Anna Margaret (Kwiatkowski) Hetzel.

Suzanne graduated from Bedford High School, in Lambertville. Suzanne worked for Automatic Sprinkler and Chrysler Corporation. She was a member of the Rug Hookers and Red Hatters. She had a passion for sewing and baking. Suzanne was a member at St. Mary Catholic Church of Manchester for 40 years. She then attended St. Mary Catholic Church of Chelsea, for 15 years.

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