Chipman, Laura

Miss Laura Chipman
Oct. 5, 1840-Nov. 28, 1919

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Saturday, November 29, 1919, page 6, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library


    Miss Laura Chipman, a daughter of one of the old families of Niles, passed away at her home on Friday, following a short illness.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.N.[sic] Chipman and one of Niles most beloved women, possessing a character that few attain, her whole life being dedicated to the service and devotion of others.
    For over 30 years, Miss Chipman was a most efficient teacher in our public schools.  She was also librarian of the ladies' library for a long period.  All her life she was a faithful and devoted member of the Episcopal church.
    Those who knew her feel keenly the loss of such a noble woman.
    The funeral services will be held at Trinity church on Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock.

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Saturday, November 29, 1919, page 6, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

    Miss Ella Chipman of Chicago arrived in the city last evening on account of the death of her cousin, Miss Laura Chipman.

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Monday, December 1, 1919, page 6, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library



    Funeral services for Miss Laura Chipman were conducted from the Trinity Episcopal church this morning by Rev. Harold Holt.  Burial occurred at Silver Brook cemetery.

Holmes, Randy Lee

Randy L. Holmes
August 10, 1954

    Randy Lee Holmes, 1110 Margaret street, was still born at 6: 30 p.m Tuesday at Pawating Hospital.
    Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holmes Jr., his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holmes Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Gotlieb Christ all of Niles; two sisters, Anna Mae and Eunice Christene and one brother George Franklyn Holmes, at home.
    Committal services were held at 11 a.m. today at Silverbrook Cemetery, with the Rev. C.M. Wetzel, assistant Presbyterian pastor, officiating.

Source: Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, August 11, 1954, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Gyori, Linda Lee (Hawkins)

Linda Lee Gyori
April 23, 1949-Aug. 2, 2008

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, August 6, 2008, page 2, accessed online 10:36 AM EDT

Linda Lee Gyori, 59, of Platt Street, Niles, died at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at her home, following an extended illness.
Linda Gyori

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles. There will be brief sharing by the family.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born on April 23, 1949, at Niles to George Henry and Evelyn Elaine (Jones) Hawkins. She was a lifetime resident of Niles.

She graduated from Niles High School and earned an associate degree at Southwestern Michigan College.

She was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and volunteered at the Berrien County Cancer Service.

She enjoyed making jewelry, building and finishing scale model cars and other crafts and hobbies.

Surviving family includes two daughters, Angelique Cook of San Diego, Calif. and Michelle (James) Knight of Niles; a grandson, Christopher Hosken; her parents, George and Evelyn Hawkins of Niles; a sister, Terry Anderson of Niles and her best friend, Linda Meehan.

Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Cancer Service.

Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

Coons, Jessie A.

Jessie A. Coons
Dec. 30, 1863-July 25, 1936

Mrs. Jessie Coons, Dies Suddenly This Morning at Age 72

    Mrs. Jessie A. Coons, 72, wife of Charles A. Coons, 920 South Seventeenth street, died suddenly this morning at 3:15 o'clock.
    Mr. and Mrs. Coons celebrated last Sunday their 53d wedding anniversary, a quiet celebration owing to the condition of Mrs. Coons' health.
    Mrs. Coons was born in Niles Dec. 30, 1863, and had spent her entire life here.  Her parents also were natives of this section of the county.
    Beside her husband she leaves two sons, Ralph, State Line, and Clyde, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Young, Niles, and Mrs. Marie Morehouse, Coldwater, also 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clck in the First Baptist church.  The Rev. J.F. Goodman will officiate and burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.  Friends of the family are asked to call at the family home until the hour of the funeral.

Source; Niles Daily Star, Saturday, July 25, 1936, page 1, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library

Lambiotte, Effie M.

Effie M. Lambiotte
Sept. 15, 1884-May 6, 1981

    Effie M. Lambiotte, 96, of 1645 Howard St., Niles, died at 5:30 pm. Wednesday at her home following an extended illness.
    She and her husband, the late Oscar J. Lambiotte, built and operated the Tivoli and Northside Theaters in Mishawaka for several years.
    She was born Sept. 15, 1884 in Delaware County, Ind. and had lived here since 1969.
    Survivors include two sons, O.J. of Niles and Richard M. OF[sic] Mexia, Texas; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.  The Rev. Arnold O. Schaap of Edwardsburg will officiate.
    Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Halbritter Funeral Home.

Source: Niles Daily Star, Thursday, May 7, 1981, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library