Bright, Donald W. Sr.

Donald W. Bright,
Aug. 10, 1907-Dec. 18, 1967

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, December 19, 1967, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Donald W. Bright Sr., 60, of 519 Sycamore St., died at 11 p.m., Monday in Pawating Hospital after an illness of one month.

He is survived by his children: Mrs. Donna Clements, Mrs. Clarence Myers, Donald W. Bright Jr., and eight grandchildren, all of Niles. A sister, Mrs. Kendall Brown, Grass Lake, also survive.

Mr. Bright was born Aug. 10, 1907, in Galesburg. Mr. Bright was a construction worker and lived in the Niles area most of his life.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday in the Pifer Funeral Home. The Rev. Arlan E. Schlundt, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m., today in the Pifer Funeral Home.




Carey, Ruth J.

Ruth J. Carey
March 3, 1922-July 29, 1990

Niles Daily Star, Monday, July 30, 1990, page 2, col. 2-4, microfilm Niles District Library

Services for Ruth J. Carey, 68, 1112 Marshlyn Dr. in Niles, are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pifer-Smith Funeral Home in Niles.

Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Carey died July 29, at Dowagiac Nursing Home after a four month illness.

She was a retired clerk from JC Penney and W.T. Grant. She was a lifetime resident of the county.

Carey was born March 3, 1922 in Niles.

On Feb. 8, 1942, she married William J. Carey in Niles, who survives here.

Other survivors include son, Patrick Carey of Niles; daughter, Lee Clements of Niles; brothers, Morris and Vernon Valentine of Niles; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Pifer-Smith Funeral Home.    Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Cancer Service and the Niles Public Library.


Clatterbuck, Harlan

Harlan Clatterbuck
Sept. 17, 1899-Oct. 25, 1967

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, October 25, 1967, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

Harlan Clatterbuck, 68, 1547 Cherry St., died Wednesday in Pawating Hospital, after he had been ill for several years.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m., in the Halbritter-Swem Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond C. Cunningham officiating.

A retired employe of National Standard Co., Mr. ClatterbucK was born in Eaton, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1899. He moved to this area from there in 1910.

On Dec. 22, 1923, he married Florence Knapp in St. Joseph.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three foster daughters, Mrs. Lee Sellers of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; Mrs. Ray Starke of South Bend; Mrs. Lester Waldron of Kent, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond Clatterbuck of Pasadena, Calif.

A member of the Niles American Legion 26 of the Veterans of World War I, Mr. Clatterbuck was  a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m,, Thursday.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.


Cook, Ernest H.

Ernest H. Cook
Feb. 19, 1903-Nov. 3, 1967

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, November 4, 1967, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Ernest H. Cook, 64, of 1440 Marion St., died at 1:10 p.m. Friday in Pawating Hospital, following a one-month illness.

Mr. Cook, a retired employe of the Studebaker Corp., South Bend, was born Feb. 19, 1903, in Valley City, Ill. He came to Niles from that state 42 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta; his father, Fred E. Cook, Milton, Ill., two sons, Robert and Richard, both of Niles; three brothers, Leonard, Marlon and Keith, all of Milton; four sisters, Mrs. Vera Howland and Mrs. Geraldine Peebles, both also of Milton, Mrs. Imogene Bollman, Niles and Mrs. Genevieve Upzicker, San Diego, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday in the Pifer Funeral Home.

The Rev. Lowell Jackson, pastor of the First Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends are being received at the funeral home.


Cook, Roberta F.

Roberta F. Cook
March 30, 1907-July 9, 1990

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, July 11, 1990, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Graveside funeral services for Roberta F. Cook, 83, of Woodfield Manor, Niles, are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Mrs. Cook died at 11:35 p.m. Monday at Woodfield Manor following a long illness.

Mrs. Cook was born March 30, 1907, in Manchester, Tenn.

In July, 1926, in Elkhart, Ind., she married Ernest H. Cook, who preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1967. Two sons also preceded her in death; Edward Cook in 1965 and Richard Cook in 1983.

Survivors include a son, Robert L. Cook of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Woodfield Manor Nursing Home Piano Fund. Arrangements were made by Pifer-Smith Funeral Home in Niles.

There will be no visitation.