Eugene M. Woodruff

Eugene M. Woodruff, 77 of Owosso, MI formerly of Ovid passed away suddenly at his home in Owosso while doing what he loved, hitting golf balls. Eugene was born on August 5, 1940 in Ovid, MI the son of Myron and Frances (Dennis) Woodruff. He graduated from Ovid High School in 1958 and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. On May 8, 1965 he married Ruth Harrington and she preceded him in death on April 29, 2012. Gene worked at Mclaren Hospital in Flint until he retired and he had a printing business for several years. He was a former member of Ovid Fire Dept, Ovid Ambulance Service and a member of First Church of God, loved golfing, watching trains, and watching Jeopardy.

Survivors are his children, Stacy Woodruff of Ovid, Karen (Kevin DeMarias) Crambell of St. Johns, Kathy (Scott) Sparks of Owosso and Rachel (Randall) Perrien of Ovid, Grandchildren, Corey, Chelsea, Brooke, Paige, Brendan, Justin, Colton and Mason. Brothers, David Woodruff of Grand Rapids and Ronald (Sarah) Woodruff of St. Johns and sister in law Patricia Harrington. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Wayne.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Ronald Nuckles officiating. Memorials may be made to The Railroad Institute, 405 S. Washington St., Owosso, MI 48867.


Theodore A. Vail

Theodore A. Vail died Friday, April 20, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born November 4, 1927 in St. Johns, MI the son of Ward and Henrietta (Palmer) Vail. Ted was a former member of First Congregational Church in St. Johns and was deeply involved with the Mt. Rest Cemetery Mausoleum Restoration. Ted was a third generation mint farmer, first here in Mid-Michigan and also in Wisconsin. He was a member of the Mint Growers Association and the Muck Farmers Association. Ted married Mary Jane Halfmann in September of 1950, and she preceded him in death in 2003. On November 1, 2007 he married Marceda (Harper), and she survives him.

Also surviving are his children, Thomas (Vickie) Vail of Hancock, MN and Susan (Edward) Mayer of Fall Creek, WI; grandchildren, Danielle and Dustin Heisler, Sarah Christensen, Jessica Lingscheit and Dylan Vail; a sister, Pauline Warren; step-children, Linda (Lloyd) Shobe, Tom (Caroll) Harper, Dave (Diane) Harper and Dean Harper. He was also predeceased by sisters and brothers-in- law, Jean (Bob) Rand, Virginia (Bob) Teich and Mel Warren and stepson, Steve Harper.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, April 23, 2018 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Pastor Betty Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 11:00 AM until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Mt. Rest Cemetery Mausoleum Restoration.