Bair, Helen M. (Witherell)

Helen M. Bair
Nov. 24, 1902-Dec. 16, 1967


Niles Daily Star, Monday, December 18, 1967, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Halbritter-Swem Funeral Home for Mrs. Helen M. Bair, 65, of 1958 Lewis Drive, who died Saturday morning in Pawating Hospital after an illness of one month.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin T. Bair, and two daughters: Mrs. Carl Schadler, and Mrs. Harley Davis, both of Niles. Ten grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Bair was born Nov. 24, 1902, in Beloit, Wis. She came here in 1923 from Michigan City. She married Edwin T. Bair in Goshen, Ind., Oct. 8, 1938.       Mrs. Bair was the bookkeeper at the Home Lumber and Supply Co. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and Noble Grand Niles Rebekah Lodge No. 351. Mrs. Bair was also past president and past department chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary 26 in Niles. She was also past chapeau of 8 et 40, Berrien-Cass Salon.

Burial was in Silverbrook Cemetery.

 

 

 

Brickel, Rebecca (Fisher)

Rebecca Brickel
Jan. 31, 1894-Oct. 2, 1967


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, October 3, 1967, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Rebecca Brickle, 73, of 47 S. 4th St., died Monday at 12:15 p.m., in Pawating Hospital, after a 9 month illness.

Born Jan. 31, 1894, in South Bend, Mrs. Brickle moved to Niles from there in 1910. Her Husband, Marion Brickle, died Jan. 5, 1956.

She was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, the Eastern Star and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Her survivors include a brother, Fred Fisher of Niles; and two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Hamilton of Niles; and Mrs. Ruth Peters of Benton Harbor.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m., in the Pifer Funeral Home with the Rev. Arlan E. Schlundt officiating.

Burial will follow in the Silverbrook Cemetery.

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



Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, October 4, 1967, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library


The name of Mrs. Rebecca F. Brickel, 47, who died Monday in Pawating Hospital, was incorrect Tuesday.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m., in the Pifer Funeral Home with the Rev. Arlan Schlundt officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

 

 




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.