Linda Lee Sutton

Linda Lee Sutton of St. Johns died peacefully at home on Monday, March 20, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 72 years old.

Linda was born on May 22, 1950, one of two children born to Claude and Jeanette (Charboneau) Puffer. After meeting at Central Michigan University, Linda married her best friend, Thomas Sutton, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on August 19, 1972. Together they raised two sons, Joshua and Seth, in St. Johns.

She earned her Master of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and was a talented and creative artist. Linda was known for being an excellent organizer, as she organized many events, including the Mint Festival for many years. During her career she was a downtown developer, helping to revitalize parts of St. Johns and Old Town in Lansing.

She enjoyed camping at Bluegill Lake Family Campground, where she was quick to make friends with her neighbors at other campsites. Linda also loved crafts, gardening, cooking, canning and designing. Linda lived life to the fullest. Most of all, Linda will be remembered for putting 1000% effort into everything she did. She was very kind to everyone she met and always looked for ways that she could help others around her. She was a loyal and loving wife, a devoted mother, and the best gramma to her “little boys.”

She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Tom Sutton; her sons, Joshua (Jodi) Sutton and Seth (Dee) Sutton; her cherished grandsons, Ian and Zach, Elliot and Jackson; her brother, Rick (Betty) Puffer; her nieces, Stephanie Puffer and Nicole Shavers; her uncle, Matt Charboneau; sister-in-law, Lois (Andy MacPhillimy) Sutton, as well as extended family members and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place. A private memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

For further information visit McGeehan Funeral Home, Keck-Coleman Chapel.

Gerald Myers

Gerald Myers, 85, of St. Johns, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2023. Jerry was born on September 12, 1937, one of thirteen children of Herman and Mira (Simms) Myers. He grew up in Fowler, served his country with the U.S. Navy, and retired after 36 years from Federal Mogul in St. Johns. He married Nancy Cressman on November 28, 1959 and together they raised five children.

Jerry was a devoted husband, a caring father, and special grandfather and great-grandfather. He shared his love of the outdoors with his children and grandchildren; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cutting wood. Jerry cherished the fellowship of his Pilgrim Church family, was a leader of the Clinton County Cemetery Restoration Project, and was an active member of the local old car club. Jerry and Nancy wintered in Eustis, Florida for over 20 years, where they also spent time with many friends and neighbors.

Jerry was a hard worker and was always busy. He farmed after work for many years and enjoyed woodworking. His bountiful vegetable garden was his pride and joy, and he generously shared his harvest with everyone. Jerry was a great friend and neighbor; he was always available to help those in need. In recent years, Jerry could be found sitting on his porch, people watching, and visiting with anyone who passed by. Despite his “Myers scowl,” he enjoyed the company of others and could make conversation with anyone.

Jerry is survived by his children, Laurie Myers, Betty (Randy Studaker) Myers, Ted (Lori) Myers, and Angela Myers; grandchildren, Brandon (Heather) Hiatt, Jeremy Myers, Sierra Sullivan, Danielle (Marc) Trierweiler, Natalie (Frank) Hudson, Allison (Keegan) Bengel, Quinn (Maddie) Myers, Elizabeth Doyle, Kelli (Jacob) Orr, and Abigail Studaker; seven great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings, Eloise Brown, Jack (Maxine) Myers, Fay Schmitz, Susan (Thomas) George, Mark (Eve Gross) Myers, Alvin Myers, Ernest (Rosemary) Myers, Grace (Leon) Thelen, and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by Nancy, his beloved wife of 62 years; his parents; daughter, Beth (William) Huss; sisters, Norma Claeys and Karen Myers, and brothers, Richard Myers and Charlie Myers.

Visitation will be held at McGeehan Funeral Home, Keck-Coleman Chapel, 1500 Waterford Parkway, St. Johns on Sunday, March 19 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Pilgrim Methodist Church, 2965 W Parks Rd, St Johns on Monday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial and Military Honors at Mount Rest Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the church.

In memory of Jerry please take time to enjoy the great beauty of God’s creation; take a walk in the woods, watch a spectacular sunset, or have a good laugh with neighbors and friends. Monetary donations will be given to Pilgrim Methodist Church.