of Chelsea, Michigan, age 94, died Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born April 24, 1927, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Rosina and Earl Krapf.
  Earlyne graduated from Pioneer High School and then worked for Argus, the AFL-CIO, and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. On August 31, 1946, she married Cameron Figg, a WWII veteran, in Ann Arbor. They resided in Ann Arbor for many years and then moved to their home on Crooked Lake, in Chelsea, in the 1970's.
Earlyne is survived by her nieces, Kay (Tom) Carlson of Northville, Susette (Mark) Freeman of Eagle, Idaho, Deborah (Tom) Jenks of Wheaton, Illinois; and a nephew, William (Vickie) Figg of Florida.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cameron; a son, Steven D. Figg; a daughter, Cynthia L. Figg Foster Knepper; her sister, Helen Rubin; and her parents. Earlyne and Cam were members of the Covenant Church in Chelsea and the Chelsea Senior Center. Earlyne enjoyed cooking and craft work and was an excellent seamstress and knitter. She and Cameron spent countless hours volunteering at the Chelsea Community Hospital and the Senior Center. They loved traveling and visited many countries around the world.
  A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15, 11:30 am at the Comfort Inn Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea, followed by a luncheon. The family will greet friends from 11:00-11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant Church, 50 N. Freer Rd. Chelsea, MI 48118; the Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington St., Chelsea, MI 48118; or to a charity of your choice.
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#6 Jeanette ODonnell 2021-05-25 11:20
My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. Cam was related to my ex husband, Terry. Terry has also passed. I still have my cookbook Earlyne gifted me at my wedding shower. She was a loved by many and will be missed.
#5 Hala Dickerson 2021-05-09 19:25
It was a privilee to get to know her during the car rides to church and back in her late years. She reminded sharp when she was able to hear. She took time to cook nutritional meals and even made desserts that were good us. Although Cam and Earlyn experienced great loss, they chose to live out to be better, not bitter. I thank God they were part of our Covenant Family and they were faithful every Sunday.
#4 Vicki & Wade Kellogg 2021-05-09 16:44
Earlyne was a respected and valuable member of the Crooked Lake community for many years. She and Cameron were the people consulted when newcomers wanted to know some of the history of the lake. She pointed out a maple tree on my property that she said she used to climb when she was younger! Dedicated caregiver for Cameron in his later years.
#3 Joe and Lorin Kummer 2021-05-07 07:42
So sorry to hear of Earlyne passing. She was one of my Silver Maples Artists and also a great friend. She was so witty and was a great one for getting everybody excited about what ever we were doing. Creative and talented, with a great sense of humor. I will miss seeing her smile and hearing her funny remarks. I still have her artist creation of our edition of the Silver Maples Vogue Seniors Magazine, Sending Prayers and love your way.
Lorin Kummer
#2 Brenda Bauer 2021-05-06 15:57
I went on vacation up north with Earlyne when I was younger ! It was awesome ! She and he family was great friends with my family the Rushes at crooked lake ! Will miss her terribly
#1 Alfretta Harrison 2021-05-05 16:48
My mom Helen Harrison and Earlyne spent many a Wednesday night bowling together! Earlyne and my mom were friends for many years. Now they can play euchre together in the great beyond!

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all to have strength and are comforted to know she will be missed.
Alfretta Harrison Grieb
Port Charlotte FL

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