Buck and Mary Ann Last have been a staple of the Crystal community for as long as most residents can remember. Together they founded the Crystal Arts Council. Mary Ann helped create popular women’s teas and was instrumental in starting the Crystal Herb Society in 1991. Buck has continued to help with organizing the Crystal Farmers Market. So when members of the Crystal Herb Society discovered that the husband and wife of 58 years would be moving to Midland to be closer to family, they decided to throw one last tribute to Mary Ann, in the style of a playful roast to celebrate their memories together.
Funeral notices for Monday, August 12, 2013
A 32-year-old Cedar Springs man was injured and remains hospitalized after he was struck by another vehicle while driving his motorcycle Sunday afternoon. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Denny Walter was southbound on South Greenville Road at approximately 4:40 p.m. when a 2011 GMC, driven by Karen Burkholder, 58 of Gowen, was leaving the Petersen Oil parking lot to head north on South Greenville Road.
Murl “Red” Sanders wasn’t expecting much for his his birthday this year. The Korean War veteran and Greenville resident has resided at Metron of Greenville in extended care since last October after health complications resulted in the amputation of his left leg from the knee down. But on Friday, on his 84th birthday, Sanders was given a gift he found difficult to express in words.
I never met Frank Stankey. I wish I had that opportunity. By all accounts, Stankey was a legend. The longtime Greenville High School physical education teacher, coach and mentor passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 71. His passing brought tears to many, an unbelievable outpour of condolences and rekindled fond memories in the community.
Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” These words, written sometime around the turn of the last century by author H.G. Wells, ring as true today as on the day they were first set to paper. There is a certain liberation of spirit that comes with riding a bicycle; an exhilarating escape from the limitations and demands of the internal combustion engine.
The Greenville Planning Commission board looked over the 2013 work plan and prioritized what it wanted to address next. “We have had a light workload the past few months,” Chairman David Ralph said. “We are ready to tackle some new things.”
LaShae Wright had wanted to compete in the Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant in previous years, but hesitated as “I don’t like talking in front of people.” The 17-year-old Stanton resident didn’t show that fear last night as she competed — and then won — the queen’s title, edging out three other contestants.
Robert Munsell and Julie Danielson had dated and then broke up, but family members say he wouldn’t leave her alone. Six months after the relationship ended, Munsell went to Danielson’s home in Pierson Township. What they discussed is a mystery, but the main fact is a certainty — Danielson was found dead in her home in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Her throat had been slashed. Thankfully, her twin 4-year-old sons were not in the home at the time.