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SEAVER, EMILY C. MRS. (JACKSON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 April 1975, Page 28

SEAVER, MRS. EMILY C., 525 E. Muskegon, Whitehall.  Mrs. Seaver, age 85, died at White Ledge Nursing Home Sunday evening.  She was born in Chicago and has lived all her life in the White Lake area.  She was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church and active in the Covenant Womens Society.  The former Emily Jackson married James L. Seaver and he died in July 1962.  SURVIVORS:  5 sons, Martin of Whitehall; Clare, Calvin and Herbert all of Montague; James of Muskegon, 4 daughters, Mrs. Bervin (Carol) Johnson, of Okemos; Mrs. Ferris (Lois) Hering and Mrs. Arthur (Doris) Griffith both of Muskegon; Mrs. Abe (Helen) Newmyer of New Era; 34 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmer Fohlbrook, of Montague and Mrs. Samuel Zehrung of Dayton, Ohio.  SERVICE:  Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Paul Sundberg officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall to meet the family this evening 7-9 and 2-4 and 7-9 on Tuesday.  For a more lasting memorial friends are asked to consider the Memorial Fund of Evangelical Covenant Church.  —Clock White Lake

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SEAVER, Clare L.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 September 2002, Page 4B

Montague, MI

Clare L. Seaver, age 87, was promoted to Glory on Sept. 13, 2002.  He was born in Grant Township, Oceana County on May 13, 1915, the second of James and Emily Seaver's ten children.  He married Ruth Hepworth on March 7, 1936.  She preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 2001.  Mr. Seaver was a dairy and cash-crop farmer for 55 years on the homestead only one-half mile from his birthplace.  He served on the following boards: Green School, Farm Bureau, Grant Township, Lakeshore Community Hospital and Shelby Road Baptist Church.  He always honored the Lord with his substance and with his life.  He was known as a man of strong Christian character and personal integrity.  He was a real example of what a loving husband and father should be and was a strong supporter of his children and later generations.  He is survived by five children, John (Elaine) Seaver of Montague, Tom (Carol) Seaver of Port Huron, Barbara (Dave) Owezarski of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Shirley (Steve) Cull of Montague, and Dan (Marsha) Seaver of Montague; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; two siblings, Carol Johnson of Ann Arbor, MI and Calvin Seaver of Port Richey, FL; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by seven siblings, James, Martin, Lois, Doris, Helen, Herbert, and Barbara.  Visitation: Sat., Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m. and Mon. Sept. 16, 12-1 p.m. at Shelby Road Baptist Church.  Funeral Services will be Mon. Sept. 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the church.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rothbury.  Memorials may be made to Muskegon/Oceana Hospice or Shelby Road Baptist Church.  —Cooper-Harris, Shelby  (231) 861-2360 or 1-888-216-9744

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 22 September 2002, Page 8-B

Montague   Clare L. Seaver, 87, of Montague was promoted to Glory on Sept. 13, 2002.  He was born in Grant Twp., Oceana County on May 13, 1915, the second of James and Emily Seaver's ten children.   He married Ruth Hepworth on March 7, 1936.  She preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 2001.  Mr. Seaver was a dairy and cash-crop farmer for 55 years on the homestead only one-half mile from his birthplace.  He served on the following boards: Green School, Farm Bureau, Grant Township, Lakeshore Community Hospital and Shelby Road Baptist Church.  He always honored the Lord with his substance and with his life.  He was known as a man of strong Christian character and personal integrity.  He was a real example of what a loving husband and father should be and was a strong supporter of his children and later generations.  He is survived by five children, John (Elaine) Seaver of Montague, Tom (Carol) Seaver of Port Huron, Barbara (Dave) Owezarski of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Shirley (Steve) Cull of Montague, and Dan (Marsha) Seaver of Montague; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; two siblings, Carol Johnson of Ann Arbor, MI and Calvin Seaver of Port Richey, FL; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by seven siblings, James, Martin, Lois, Doris, Barbara, Helen June and Herbert.  The funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 16, 1:00 p.m. at Shelby Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert McNeil and the Rev. Mark Sterken officiating.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rothbury.  Memorials to either Muskegon/Oceana Hospice or Shelby Road Baptist Church are appreciated.  COOPER-HARRIS - Shelby

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SEAVER, JAMES MR.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 July 1944, Page 7

James Seaver, Aged 90, Expires.  Whitehall, July 18 (Special)—James Seaver 90-years old died Monday at 6 p. m. at his home in Whitehall.  Mr. Seaver celebrated his 90th birthday June 23.  He was born in 1854 in Grant township, Oceana county on the farm which his parents, pioneers, had developed.  In 1913 he moved to Whitehall.  Mr. Seaver has been ill since January.  He was married to Mamie Krupp, April 24, 1886, at Whitehall.  He is survived by his widow; three sons, August, of Pontiac; Leslie of Grant township on the farm homestead, and Eveard, of Claybanks; one daughter Mrs. Fred Yarwood of Whitehall; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  He was a charter member of the Claybanks Methodist church where he was superintendent of the Sunday school for many years and was also a member of the Methodist church in Whitehall.  Mr. Seaver took much interest in his grandchildren for whom he constantly was making sleds, wagons and repairing household utensils.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Earl Prosser.

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SEAVER, LESLIE MR.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 July 1962, Page 8

Mr. Seaver, Montague, Succumbs.  MONTAGUE – Leslie Seaver, 73, of 7544 Old Channel Trail, lifelong area resident, died Thursday at Hackley Hospital after being stricken at home.  He was born in Grant Township, Sept. 4, 1888, and lived on the family farm until retiring in 1947.  He married Emily Jackson in Claybanks Township June 19, 1912.  Mr. Seaver was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, former member of the Green School board of education, a former township justice and had served at one time as treasurer of the Claybanks Methodist Church.  He leaves his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Bervin Johnson of Whitehall, Mrs. Ferris Hering and Mrs. A. J. Griffith, both of Muskegon, Mrs. Abe Newmeyer of New era; five sons, Clare, Calvin and Herbert, all of R. 1 Montague, Marton of Whitehall, James of North Muskegon; 34 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Everett of R. 1 Montague, August of Pontiac, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Yarwood of Whitehall.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Whitehall with the Rev. Douglas Lewis and the Rev. Henry Nelson officiating.  Burial will be in Oakgrove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Gee Memorial Chapel after 7:30 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Monday when the body will be taken to the church.

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SEAVER, MAMIE MRS. (KRUPP)

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 December 1946, Page 17

Mrs. Seaver, 78, Mission Worker, Whitehall, Dies.  Whitehall, Dec. 27—(Special)—Mrs. Mamie Seaver, 78 years old, resident of the Whitehall area for 68 years and an active missionary worker of the Prayer Band organization, died Thursday at her home following a long illness.  The former Miss Mamie Krupp, she was born on Jan. 31, 1868 in Shiawassee county.  She came here with her parents when she was 10 years old and had lived here since.  She had lived in Whitehall since 1913.  She married James Seaver in 1886 and he died two years ago.  Mrs. Seaver, devoted worker in the Prayer Band, also was a member of the WCTU and Methodist Episcopal church.  She leaves three sons, August, Pontiac, and Leslie and Eveard Seaver, both of Montague, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Yarwood, Montague, 13 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Gee Funeral chapel with Rev. George R. Warner, of Chicago, officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakgrove cemetery, Montague.

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SEAVER, MELVA D. MRS. (CARLSON)

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White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 23 April 2006, Page 8-A

Melva D. Seaver, Peoria, AZ (formerly of Whitehall). Mrs. Seaver, age 85, died April 14, 2006.  Born December 11, 1920, in Muskegon to Enoch and Emily (Norman) Carlson, she had lived in the White Lake area all of her married life.  On May 29, 1943, in Muskegon, she married Martin F. Seaver, who preceded her in death in 1996.  She attended Muskegon Business College and had worked as an executive secretary for the Milwaukee Clipper Line.  Mrs. Seaver had been a long time member of Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church where she was a member of Evangelical Covenant Women and sang in the choir for many years.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Boardwell, and a brother, Lauren Carlson.  FAMILY: 2 daughters, Joanne Schwartz of Huntley, IL and Janet (Ken) Sul of Cave Creek, AZ; grandchildren, Bradley (Joey) Boardwell of Macon, GA, Chuck (Lu Ann) Schwartz of S. Elgin, IL, Julie (Alex) Mayfield of Hainesville, IL and Bryan (Kristen) Boardwell of Whitehall; great-grandchildren, Corbin Schwartz and Georgia Mayfield; 3 brothers, Marvin (Beverly) Carlson of Whitehall, Alden (Marilyn) Carlson of North Muskegon and Roger Carlson of Muskegon; numerous nieces & nephews.  SERVICE: Was held Friday, April 21, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Kenton R. Anderson officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery - Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church, 900 S. Warner St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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SEAVER, ROGER M. MR.

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White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 9 May 2004, Page 5-B

MR. ROGER M. SEAVER, Montague.  Roger Seaver passed away on May 1, 2004, at a local hospital.  He was preceded in death by Hazel, his wife of 55 years, and his parents Eveard and Nellie Seaver.  Roger lived on the family farm in Claybanks from 1928 until his death, except from 1939-1941, when he was at Michigan State University, and from December 8, 1941 to 1945 when he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army.  He served in the Las Vegas area and was never able to go overseas as he wished, because he was "too good" at putting crosshairs on scopes.  He was a pitcher of some renown in the Montague area in high school and his regret in life was that he never had the opportunity to try to make it in the big leagues.  This was despite the personal request of Ted Williams, who he pitched successfully against in the service, to try out for the Boston Red Sox.  He returned to the farm after the war and farmed with his father.  He began to work at DuPont in 1956, and worked there until 1983 while still maintaining the farm.  Known by many in the Montague area, and the summer residents, he was always willing to help, though reluctant to accept help.  He will be missed by all, but most of all his family.  Roger is survived by 4 children and 7 grandchildren.  Carol Kowalski, his daughter, and her children, Keli and Robyn, reside in Montague.  Phil, his son, resides in West Bloomfield, MI.  Sheila Seaver, the mother of his grandchildren, Jason and Stacey, who is married to Rob Stolerow, lives in Beverly Hills, MI.  Ashley Phillips, his granddaughter, resides with her mother in Birmingham, MI.  His two sisters-in-law, Janet Brown and Elsie Lou Hamrick reside in Ocala, FL.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, May 6, 2004, at 11 A.M., at the Clock Chapel in Whitehall, with The Rev. Keith Koebel of the White Lake Congregational UCC officiating.  Visitation was one hour before the service.  There was a gathering at the church, 1809 S. Mears Ave., following the service.  MEMORIALS:  Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Clock - White Lake

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SEAVER, RUTH MRS. (HEPWORTH)

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 January 2001, Page 5C

SEAVER, MRS. RUTH (HEPWORTH), Montague, MI.  Ruth Hepworth Seaver, age 84, went home to be with her Lord on Thurs. Jan. 25, 2001.  She graduated from Oceana County Normal in Hart in 1934 and taught school for two years before marrying Clare Seaver on March 7, 1936.  They purchased their farm in 1941 and farmed for fifty-four years.  Mrs. Seaver was a stay-at-home homemaker and helper to her husband.  She taught Sunday School for thirty-five years and was a self-taught church pianist/organist for most of her adult life.  She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  Mrs. Seaver took care of her nephew, Bill Grant for two and one half years following the death of her sister, Mildred.  She is survived by her husband, Clare; her children, John (Elaine) Seaver of Montague, Tom (Carol) Seaver of Port Huron, Barb (Dave) Owczarski of Maryland, Shirley (Steve) Cull and Dan (Marsha) Seaver of Montague; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter; her siblings, Franklin Hepworth of Bancroft, Bertha Smith of Montague, Dorothy Ramsvig of Muskegon, Donald Hepworth of Florida, Denzil Hepworth and Jesse Hepworth both of Pentwater, Katherine Belk of Belmont, Helen Daugherty of Mears, Jewell Brower and Wilma Haitsma both of Pentwater.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Paul Hepworth, Mildred Grant, Floyd, Marvin and Tomy Hepworth.  VISITATION IS TODAY 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. AT SHELBY ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH (just east of US 31 at the Shelby exit).  Funeral services will be held Sat. 3 p.m. at the church.  Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Rothbury.  Memorials to either Shelby Road Baptist Church or Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana are appreciated.  —Cooper-Harris, Shelby, (231) 861-2360 or 1-888-216-9744

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