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Dorothy Faye Haye

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Dorothy Faye Haye
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Dorothy Faye Haye

March 13, 2018

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19th, 2018 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Mike King officiating.

Interment will be held in Poe Cemetery of Jones, MI following the service.


                                   

Obituary Notice

Dorothy Faye Haye, age 74, of Three Rivers, MI passed away passed away on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born November 27th, 1943 in Rivervale, AR to Joesph and Bessie (Cockrum) Phiillips.

Dorothy has been a long time resident of Three Rivers having moved here in 1959. She worked for Peterson Springs for 40 years. She enjoyed fishing, boating, flowers, birds, outdoors, and had a special place in her heart for the king of rock n’ roll Elvis Presley. Dorothy’s true love was her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband: Glenn Haye; daughter: Wanda Rhodes; brothers: Carl, Joesph Jr., Leroy Phillips; sisters: Joyce Bernhardt, Mildred Holland, and Betty Joe Phillips

Dorothy leaves to cherish her loving memory son: David (Juanita) Shingledecker; brother: Jerry (Joanie) Phillips; sister: Mary Coats; grandchildren: Harley Shingledecker, Michelle (Josh) Ash, John (Apolonia) Mukka, Jenifer Mukka, Ryan Carroll, Jessica Mukka, and Derek Peterson; and 15 great grandchildren.

                                           

                       

Additional Information

Memorials made in memory of Dorothy can be made out to The St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.                        


James “Jim” Lemuel Bippus of Three Rivers, 85, passed away in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Jim had recently been admitted to Borgess Hospital due to complications related to kidney dialysis. When treatments became unsuccessful he determined he would leave this world on his own terms and in his own way. He was an ordinary man that lived an extraordinary life.

Jim was born in Bucyrus, Ohio on September 14, 1932, the youngest child of the late James and Blanch Bippus. When he was seven, his father died and Jim and his five sisters were then raised alone by Blanch, a resilient and strong woman who devoted her life to serving in the Salvation Army.

Jim enlisted into the United States Army. During his service, he earned The National Service Defense Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Army in September of 1955.

Jim attended Ohio State University taking advantage of the G.I. Bill and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. During a six month internship at Essex Wire in Fort Wayne, Jim met and fell in love with Vera H. Mohre; they married in 1958. Jim became employed full time at Essex and took a transfer to Three Rivers, with Vera, and his now six children in tow.

The Essex position didn’t work out the way Jim had imagined, so he quit. After a few months of soul searching he saw the for rent sign in the closed Standard Service Station on Michigan Avenue. So Jim took the test to become a certified mechanic and passed it easily with no formal training. He and Vera opened the station and people started coming.

In 1987 he purchased what would become the Bippus Shell Station on the corner of 131 and Michigan Avenue. Many in the community came to know him for his trustworthy service in auto repair. But more than that, people admired the Bippus family: Vera at the cash register and their children pumping gas, helping to fix cars, or doing inventory on New Year’s Day. In 1997 the station was renovated and instead of offering car repair, now had a restaurant called Vera’s, another sign of Jim’s great love for his wife. Over the years Jim’s business became a cornerstone of the community: a place people met for coffee or lunch and were greeted with warmth and hospitality.

In 2012 Jim and Vera were voted Three River’s Citizens of the Year by the Lion’s Club for their many contributions to the town. Jim made doughnuts on Sunday mornings for the Immaculate Conception Church, read to children at Andrews School, mentored a young student, participated in the County Infrastructure Committee, collected turtles for the Lion’s Club Turtle Derby, and taught auto shop to adults. With his snow plow he kept the Immaculate Conception Church and the Lion’s Club parking lot plowed for free, and also routinely plowed out driveways for others.

Jim was a great lover of classical music. He enjoyed reading books by Thomas Clancy, John Grisham, and James Patterson. He also was a great fan of The Wall Street Journal. Jim loved to play cards and was part of a monthly poker group that met for over 30 years. He and Vera also played in a weekly bridge group for about the same number of years. Equally remarkable, Jim and Vera hosted weekly Sunday dinners for family members and anyone else that wanted to stop by. New people in town were warmly welcomed to the table.


Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Roberts, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Munger, MI. on July 6th, 1935 the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ethel (Orosz) Pless.

Betty has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. She enjoyed quilting and cross stitching and loved to read books and occasionally shop in Shipshewana. Betty’s true love and joy was taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren which she adored.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Roberts, and one grandson Nathanial Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, three children, Jon (Cherie) Roberts, Kippy (Timothy) Waltz, both of Three Rivers, and Kristine Roberts, of Odessa, FL.; one brother, John Pless, of Three Rivers; seven beloved grandchildren, Mitchell Roberts, Daniel Waltz, Jordan and Peyton Roberts, Dacoda Jacobs, Kelly Magee and Meagan Fisher.

Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Roberts, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Munger, MI. on July 6th, 1935 the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ethel (Orosz) Pless.

Betty has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. She enjoyed quilting and cross stitching and loved to read books and occasionally shop in Shipshewana. Betty’s true love and joy was taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren which she adored.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Roberts, and one grandson Nathanial Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, three children, Jon (Cherie) Roberts, Kippy (Timothy) Waltz, both of Three Rivers, and Kristine Roberts, of Odessa, FL.; one brother, John Pless, of Three Rivers; seven beloved grandchildren, Mitchell Roberts, Daniel Waltz, Jordan and Peyton Roberts, Dacoda Jacobs, Kelly Magee and Meagan Fisher.

Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Roberts, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Munger, MI. on July 6th, 1935 the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ethel (Orosz) Pless.

Betty has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. She enjoyed quilting and cross stitching and loved to read books and occasionally shop in Shipshewana. Betty’s true love and joy was taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren which she adored.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Roberts, and one grandson Nathanial Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, three children, Jon (Cherie) Roberts, Kippy (Timothy) Waltz, both of Three Rivers, and Kristine Roberts, of Odessa, FL.; one brother, John Pless, of Three Rivers; seven beloved grandchildren, Mitchell Roberts, Daniel Waltz, Jordan and Peyton Roberts, Dacoda Jacobs, Kelly Magee and Meagan Fisher.

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13 comments on article "Dorothy Faye Haye"

Pat (Jackson) Ellis

I just want to say to Dorothy's family that I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dorothy's laugh. Her laugh made everyone feel good. Rest in peace.


John Van Hare

Such a wonderful woman, God has gained an angel. You will be missed Dorothy.

Our deepest condolences to friends and family.


Dee Mckinnie

My my my granny I love you girl we have done some stuff had some fun you will surely be missed your friend Dee


Clarence and Brenda Stephenson

My sweet sweet Aunt. May god wrap his arms around you and lead you to comfort. May you rejoice with your loved ones that have already departed.. I love you so very very much.. May you rest in Blissful Peace..


Marcia Merriam

David your in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time she was one hell of a lady and will be miss by all


Sher Nichols (Joyce's Daughter)

I'm blessed that we were reacquainted at Mama Joyce's funeral service, you WERE so loving and SWEET to me; I wish I would have known your preciousness much longer and not in those circumstances! Thank you Aunt Dorothy for offering to 'answer any questions about my life that I may have felt I needed to know' - that in itself showed your care & genuine love for me as your niece! So now you can be with 'YOUR BESTIE' and sister Joyce ... I thank the Lord that you received Him into your heart so that I may get to see you BOTH again and perhaps one day have that cup of tea we spoke of 5 years ago ... I'm glad you have no pain and can breathe easier now too so that you can laugh and run-around in Heaven with my Mama!! Rest God's Sweet Angel, and I can only hope you knew that I loved you too ... and please tell my Mama ALL her kiddo's said 'hi!'.


Jimmy Cockrum

I am truly sorry for your loss. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting this cousin, I cherish all of our family that has accomplished so much. My prayers and sympathies are extended to Dorothy's family and friends that did get to know and lover her.


Lynda Flores

Our condolences to your family. You have gone to our home in the sky.


Connie Zandi

To my brother-in-law and your family, may God grant you love and strength during this difficult time.. know that you are in my thoughts and prayers..I love you all..god bless.. Connie


Earl and Glenda Jackson

We are so sorry for the loss of our cousin Dorothy. All of Aunt Bessie's kids were so special to our family. Our prayers are for comfort to all who love her, and wishes for peace in the coming days. God bless to all.


The Eakle Family

God Bless the family of our cousin Dorothy. I am sure she will be missed by all. Sending love, prayers, hugs and kisses to everyone on the wings of angels. Love you all.


Jerry and Joanie Phillips

Our memories will be all the good times we had together. You were always so much fun to be with. We will miss talking to you every few days, as you always kept in close touch with us. You will always be in our hearts and mind. Rest in peace dear sister.


Michael Lunger

So sorry for your loss Dorthy was a great person had many good times and laughs with her they the years. Rest In Peace in Gods hands I will miss your smile and charm.

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