THE ADVERTISER, Saranac, Ionia County, MI; November 27, 1929:
OBITUARY - Vernette L. KIRBY was born in Wallowa, Oregon, July 25, 1899, and
suddenly passed away at Maple Rapids where he has been engaged in the garage
business the past three years, November the 22nd, at the age of 30 years, 3
months and 27 days.
When one year of age he came to Michigan, where he spent the remainder of his
January 5, 1923, he was united in marriage to Mable L. JONES of St. Johns. To
this union three children were born: Yvonne age 5, Isabelle age 3, and Kakie age
He also leaves to mourn his loss, a mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Dan KIRBY, a
brother, E. L. KIRBY of Lansing; a sister, Muriel PECK, and a host of relatives
"A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant
in our home Which never can be filled."
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents, Rev. M.
BUTLER officiating. Amid a profusion of beautiful flowers he was laid away in
the Saranac cemetery."
CARD OF THANKS - We wish to express our most sincere thanks to each and everyone
for the many acts of kindness shown us in our great sorrow, also for the
beautiful floral offerings, and Rev. BUTLER for his comforting words.
Mrs. V. L. KIRBY and Children
Mr. and Mrs. Dan KIRBY
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. KIRBY
Mr. and Mrs. Carl PECK.
The Keene Ladies Aid Society will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Chas.
LAMPKIN Wednesday, Dec. 4th for potluck dinner, at which time the North Keene
Aid will entertain the South Keene and North Boston Aid. Each lady please come
prepared with an article for a kitchen shower. You are cordially invited.
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph DODDS and Helen and Mr. and Mrs. Harold FROST attended the
Passion Play in Grand Rapids Thursday evening and report it wonderful.
Mrs. Azor Parker and Rose Rosnie of Sand Lake were Friday afternoon callers at
the Dell LEE home.
Mr. and Mrs. Alios DOLLAR, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey BROWN and Mr. and Mrs. Glen
BRESTLEY and sister, Mary MEYERS, were Sunday visitors at the Chas. SPARKS home.
Mrs. Judson LEE, Mrs. H. N. LEE and Mr. and Mrs. Dell LEE ate birthday dinner
with Mrs. Chas. SPARKS last Friday. We wish her many more birthdays.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. WILKINSON and Jeanne and Mrs. Addie LEE were Sunday callers
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. GOODELL.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley HUNTER spent Sunday at the Warren REED home.
Frank SALISBURY of Orland, Indiana, came to the home of Harry FASHBAUGH last
Saturday for an extended visit.
Wm. WELLS of Woodbury visited over night last Tuesday at the Henry FASHBAUGH
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. COOK spent last Sunday in Grand Rapids.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry FASHBAUGH will eat Thanksgiving dinner with the Harry
E. M. FROST is improving from his recent illness and is out and around again.
The STEVENS school teacher was taken to St. Johns hospital recently for an
operation for appendicitis.
We are pleased to note that Mrs. Vern SCOTT is on the gain at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. L. LAMPKIN and family entertained with their Thanksgiving dinner
last Sunday. Guests were Miss Lucille HAINES and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LAMPKIN and
Mrs. Chad LEE.
Mrs. Burr CARR will come home this week after spending a week in Grand Rapids,
taking treatment at the Blodgett hospital for her spine. Mrs. Mary NORTON of
Belding is caring for the home.
Mrs. James HOPKINS returned to her home near Ashley church last Friday after
visiting several days with her mother and other relatives.
This community was greatly shocked by the untimely passing of Vernette KIRBY.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee LAMPKIN and family, Mrs. Chad LEE and Mrs. Chas. LAMPKIN
attended the Passion Play in Grand Rapids last Tuesday night.
Clarence SEIFRIED returned last week from his hunting trip. His party got four
deer and three bears.
Mr. and Mrs. Virsil REED, Warren REED, Wm. HUFFMAN, Leslie SYKES and Henry
PRITCHARD returned from camp at Mio last Saturday.
Milton POWELL was in Detroit the first of the week.
Deputy Sheriff GOOD drove a band of gypsies out of town Monday.
Mrs. Vercha COVERT of Detroit came Wednesday for Thanksgiving with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DUTT of Six Lakes spent Monday and Tuesday with his uncle,
Elmer BOWEN and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BOWEN and Mr. and Mrs. Ray RICKERT spent the weekend with Mr.
and Mrs. Ray GUNDELL of Millbrook.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin FROST and Mr. and Mrs. Harold FROST left Wednesday morning
for Dayton, Ohio, to spend Thanksgiving.
The KELLY saw-mill was moved to the WADSWORTH farm on Tuesday and will be
started up as soon as it can be set up.
Mrs. Walthy JOHNSON has secured a verdict of $2000 in circuit court in
settlement of her claim against the estate of Albert MEADE, for the care of her
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo BOLLER, November 23, a daughter, Marolyn Jane, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. V. W. HUNTER in Lowell.
Miss Norma MONKS of Lowell visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Miles MONKS,
and her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ed KELLER, and attended a dance Friday
A straw stack tipped over last week and caught five head of young cattle under
it on the T. S. BARBER farm in Berlin. Two were dead when they were uncovered by
Eugene FOSBURG who is a tenant on the farm.
Mrs. Lucy NEWCOMBE of Milwaukee died at the home of her son there on Monday,
aged 92. She was at one time a resident of Keene and was an aunt of Walter
HIGGINS. The body will be brought to this vicinity for burial.
The way the diplomats all over the world are coming out for peace, convinces us
of the fact that they are all married men.
Dr. HAY took Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George HULLIBERGER, of Easton, to
the Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids Sunday and Dr. HUTCHINSON operated for
appendicitis Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle DARBY, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon MYERS and Homer MYERS returned
from Mio on Monday, where they have been spending the past two weeks, deer
hunting. Lyle bagged the only buck in the party.
The Mite Society of the Congregational church will hold their meeting Tuesday,
Dec. 3, instead of Wednesday, with Mrs. Lee OTIS. Band No. 2 will serve light
refreshments. There will also be a good program.
SOUTH KEENE – NORTH BOSTON (Delayed Letter):
The Aid had a splendid meeting with Mrs. Ernest PINKNEY last Wednesday. Mrs.
NOLAN of Grand Rapids gave a talk. The first Wednesday in December the North
Keene Aid has their meeting with Mrs. Chas. LAMPKIN and at that time the South
Keene Ladies Aid will be entertained. Let all the latter Aid be present who can.
The PEARSOLL school had a quilting bee at Mrs. Geo. RAIMER’S last Friday
evening. Don’t forget the box social at PEARSOLL school Thursday evening of this
Hazel BAIRD spent Saturday in Grand Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Homer THORNTON came
back with her and spent Saturday night and Sunday at the James BAIRD home.
Richard BAIRD was at Lansing Saturday and saw the M. S. C.-Detroit football
Mesdames Pearl HARDY and Nora BAIRD were in Ionia Wednesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. DEMMONS and Jennie were in Rockford Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew STINGLER returned to their home in Grand Rapids Thursday.
Walter VANDENHOUT’S lady friend of Stanton and Sheldon GREENLAND and lady friend
from Grand Rapids were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian VANDENHOUT and
Mr. and Mrs. Howard RAIMER of Grand Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Garie RAIMER of
Lowell were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. RAIMER.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie HOOVER and Roy of Pontiac were callers Sunday afternoon of
Mr. and Mrs. John HOOVER.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave HARDY and Mr. and Mrs. Walter GIBSON were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Elvert BAIRD. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Homer THORNTON
and Mr. and Mrs. James BAIRD. Supper and evening guests were Mr. and Mrs. Milton
WILCOX and Junior.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray RICKERT spent Saturday afternoon and night with Mr. and Mrs.
Clayton SPARKS in Grand Rapids and all visited Sunday at Muskegon and saw the
Mr. and Mrs. COLLAR and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. DENTON spent Sunday evening in Grand
Rapids at the Regent theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph WHEATON were Thursday and Sunday dinner guests of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed POTTER. Chris VANDENHOUT was a caller Sunday.
SOUTH KEENE – NORTH BOSTON (Regular Letter):
Remember Keen Grange dance this week, Friday evening. Come and have a wonderful
time at Keene Grange hall.
The South Keene Aid will be entertained for dinner this week Wednesday, Dec. 4,
at the home of Mrs. Chas. LAMPKIN. Show your appreciation, South Keene, by
attending. The meat committee for this Aid is as follows: Addie DANIELS, Ella
DETMAR, Isadore DETMAR, May FAHSBAUGH and Mrs. JOHNSON.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BOWEN and Mr. and Mrs. Ray RICKERT spent from Saturday
afternoon till Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ray GUNDELL.
Minnie PINKNEY spent from Monday till Saturday with her daughter, Myrtle in Ann
Arbor. Ernest PINKNEY and Calvin went down and brought her home.
K. S. RICKERT and son Glenn were in Bay City Tuesday.
Mrs. Doris SPARKS entertained the LARKIN Club at her home in Grand Rapids
Mr. and Mrs. Homer THORNTON were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elvert BAIRD.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hardy and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gibson were Sunday supper
Marie and Victor CLEMENZ were Sunday dinner guests at the K. S. RICKERT home.
Kelsey DENTON had a family party at his home Sunday.
Mrs. Ray RICKERT spent from Tuesday till Friday evening with her daughter Doris
at Grand Rapids.
Mrs. Frank YOUNGS spent the weekend with her daughter, Nora BAIRD.
Mrs. Chas. ZOILKOWSKI of Grand Rapids spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Mrs. James BAIRD entertained the football boys Wednesday evening with a chicken
pie supper, Mr. and Mrs. Roland FINCH and Mr. and Mrs. M. FINCH.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard RAIMER of Grand Rapids spent one night last week with Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. RAIMER.
Nick SCRIPSMA and Billy LAIMAN spent Saturday evening at the Jake STALL home.
Sunday night guests were Gerald STAAL and lady friend of Grand Rapids, and Ed
Mesdames Eve RAIMER, Leah STAAL and Gene CARR and Stormazand attended the
theatre at Grand Rapids Thursday evening.
The PEARSOLL school had a very fine social Thursday evening. A good attendance
and program and over $23 proceeds.
George STAAL and Catherine COMPAGNER, Ed COMPAGNER and lady friend were in Ionia
Sunday evening to a show.
Mrs. Ed POTTER attended the Legion Auxillary in Lowell and stayed Tuesday
evening with Mrs. Martin SCHNEIDER, and spent Wednesday afternoon with Mr. and
Mrs. Clifton WHITE. Other callers there were Mrs. Norton HENRY and Allie CARR.
Seward WYMANS and boy friend spent Sunday afternoon at the POTTER home.