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Charles Haddon Williams, Jr,

Charles was born June 29, 1932 in Washington, D.C., the only child of Charles Haddon Williams and Kathryne Passailaigue Williams.  He was raised in Washington and earned a B.S. from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Biochemistry from Duke University.  While doing post-doctoral work in Sheffield, UK, he met his wife of 61 years, Angela Murison (Small) Williams.  Together they settled in Ann Arbor, MI where Charles worked for the V.A. doing basic research as well as serving as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan.  They raised two sons, Stephen Charles Williams and Patrick Timothy Williams.

Charles was devoted to his work on enzymes that contain vitamin B2 and to Science in general.  He studied enzymes containing versions of vitamin B2 that are involved with crucial functions in maintaining protein structure, providing reducing equivalents for the production of the bases in DNA, and for the function of mitochondria in cells. He collaborated with scientists from England, Germany, and Italy.  He and Angela, frequently accompanied by Stephen and Patrick, made many trips to these countries, especially the UK, and they maintained deep ties to family and friends there.

Jill Yvonne Dunlap

Of Grand Haven, MI, formerly of Chelsea. Age 80, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at her home in Grand Haven. She was born March 1, 1943 in Stockbridge, MI the daughter of John L “Jack” & Virgina (Haddox) Barkley.

Jill graduated from Chelsea High School in 1961. She was a medical assistant working on the Chelsea Hospital campus and later at the Zeeland Hospital. Jill was an avid reader, especially suspense and mysteries; and enjoyed sewing and cross stitching. She was an excellent cook and had a recipe for everything. Jill was the most caring mom and grandmother. She loved fiercely and poured her heart into her family.

Jeanette "Jan" Van Houten

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Carleton, Michigan, Age 91, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at her home in the Chelsea Retirement Community (UMRC).
Jan was born July 8, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Maurice A. and Alice Louise (Creuwenare) Ostyn. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1950 and then attended Cleary College. On August 28, 1954, Jan married Alvin Trent Van Houten in Carleton. Jan worked as a bookkeeper at the Auston Oil Company in Wayne until 1955, after which her attention was focused on family and raising six children. During the late 70's, she worked as a secretary at the Airport Community School District, retiring in 1991. Jan was always passionate about art and as her children grew and time allowed, Jan returned to painting which she pursued with joy and curiosity for the rest of her life. Jan was a member of the Carleton United Methodist Church, the Monroe Art League, the Monroe County Homemakers of Extension, and the Carleton Historical Society. Jan and Alvin enjoyed traveling and visiting family throughout the United States. Most recently, she continued making art at Chelsea Retirement Community.

Gerald "Jake" Milliken, Sr.

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 88, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023. He was born March 17, 1935, in Hamburg, Michigan, the son of Edwin Bell and Livnia Mae (Brown) Milliken.

Jake attended Ann Arbor High School. He quit to go to work to help his family. Jake was a traditional plasterer, working for contractors, finishing as a field superintendent for Renaissance Interiors. Jake retired in 2000, and went to work for his son, Jerry, until he was 82. He enjoyed hunting and fishing for most of his life. Jake was a good and dependable man who would always help his family and who always followed through.

Beatrice Mae "Beatie" (Ritenour) Eutsey

age 82, of Connellsville (Springfield Township) completed her earthly race on November 10, 2023. She crossed her finish line into Heaven and was embraced by the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ, while a host of loved ones - both here and there celebrated her victory. She was born June 1st, 1941, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. She loved the Lord and was a Godly example of a woman who had a heart to give and help those around her. She was always willing to offer a smile, hello or a wave to anyone she met – she never met a stranger. There is not a thank you sufficient for the prayers she prayed and kindness she showed to those she loved. Those who remain are thankful that God gave us a mother, sister and aunt who was an example of what it meant to be a Jesus follower.