Maas, Ernest Leland

Ernest Leland Maas
Sept. 18, 1888-Jan. 29, 1959


Niles Daily Star, Friday, January 30, 1959, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Ernest Leland Mass, 70, of 1122 Cass Street, resident of this community for the past 50 years, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Pawating Hospital where he had been admitted Wednesday. He had been ill for the past week.

Mr. Maas, a retired employe of the Michigan Department of Revenue, was born Sept. 18, 1888, in South Bend. He was a member of the Niles Elks Lodge and was treasurer of the Clear Lake Property Owners Association, Buchanan.

Surviving are: his widow, Gertrude; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Dickey, of Jackson, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Pifer Funeral Home with John Kinner, pastor of the First Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, January 31, 1959, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library


Ernest Leland Maas, 70, of 1122 Cass street, resident of this community for the past 50 years and a retired employe of the Michigan Department of Revenue, died Thursday night in Pawating Hospital. It was erroneously stated in a previous announcement of the death that he deceased's last name was Mass.


Mangold, Helen A.

Helen A. Mangold
Sept. 10, 1901-Feb. 2, 1990


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, February 3, 1990, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library


Funeral services for Helen A. Mangold, 88, of 700 Platt St., Niles, are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Halbritter Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Niles.

Burial wll follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

Mrs. Mangold died Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Pawating Hospital, Niles, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 10, 1901, in Chicago. Mrs. Mangold lived in Niles since 1949, coming from Three Oaks.

On Jan. 21, 1921, in Three Oaks, she married Elmon Albert Mangold, who preceded her in death on April 5, 1968.

Survivors include seven sons, Elmon Mangold of Atlanta, Norman Mangold of Vancouver, Wash., Melvin Mangold of Baldwin, Dale Mangold of Niles, Donald Mangold of Baldwin, Jack Mangold of Bridgman and Larry Mangold of Hart; one daughter, Thelma Heimel of Niles; a brother, Elmer Ziebarth of Three Oaks, 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Halbritter Funeral Home.


Marshall, Charlene V.

Charlene V. Marshall
Dec. 23, 1929-Nov. 9, 1987


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, November 10, 1987, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library


Charlene V. Marshall, 57, 11 S. Ninth St., Niles, died Monday at 10:45 p.m. at Pawating Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Niles and was a lifetime resident. She married Max E. Marshall June 5, 1954 in Niles. He survives.

She was a retired employee of Suds Yer Duds and a member of the Church of God.

Survivors also include a daughter, Deborah Davis of Niles; a brother, Robert Schiele of Jackson; a sister, Jane Bierwagen of South Bend, Ind. and two grandchildren.

Services are Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Pifer-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m .at the funeral home.

Note: Obituary gives date of birth as 1919; however, gravemarker states 1929 which is consistent with age 57 years stated in obit.


Mason, Nellie

Nellie Mason
Jan. 16, 1874-Nov. 17, 1954


Niles Daily Star, Thursday, November 18, 1954, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library


Nellie Mason, 80, formerly of . . .[illegible] . . .Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph.

She came to Niles in 1918 from Bay City and lived here until she recently moved to St. Joseph where she resided at 517 Whittlesey avenue.

She was born Jan. 16, 1874, at Bay City. Her husband, C.H. Mason, died in 1935.

Survivors are two sons, Charles Mason, Niles; and Henry G. Mason, Benton Harbor; three daughters, Mrs. A.J. Hastings, St. Joseph, Mrs. Fred Shouder, Niles, and Mrs. Keith . . . [illegible] . . .six grandchildren; two half brothers, Dr. Harold Gay, Midland, and William Gay, Bay City; two half sisters, Mrs. Al Nesbitt and Miss Lillian Gay, both of Bay City.

Friends may call at the Pifer Funeral Home where the Rev. George Beacock will conduct services at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.


McConnell, Helen Maxine

Helen Maxine McConnell
March 7, 1914-March 26, 1980


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, March 26, 1980, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library


NILES--Mrs. Helen Maxine McConnell, 66, of 1331 Sheffield, died at 3:05 a.m. today at Pawating Hospital, following an extended illness.

A member of St. John's United Church of Christ, the Women's Fellowship of the church and the Senior Citizens, she was born March 7, 1914 in Charleston, Ill. She has lived here since 1921, coming from Michigan City, Ind.

On Jan. 3, 1931 in Roseland, Ind.; she married Donald R. McConnell, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert  (Sandra) Ryan, of Kalamazoo, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. John's United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Robert L. Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Halbritter Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. John's United Church of Christ memorial fund.