Margaret Saunders Elliott
Former City of Grosse Pointe resident Margaret Saunders Elliott died in Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Ill., on Monday, Feb. 8, 1999.
Mrs. Elliott, 89, was born in Winnetka, Ill., and graduated from Senn High School in Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She worked as a secretary in an insurance firm before marriage and subsequently worked as a clerk for the City of Grosse Pointe after her children were grown.
An active member of the community, Mrs. Elliott was a member of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church and the Fair Committee. She also belonged to the Tri Delta Society of Greater Detroit, the Grosse Pointe High School Mother's Club, the Book Review Group and the Newcomer's Group of Grosse Pointe.
An avid traveler, Mrs. Elliott visited such countries as India, China, Russia, New Zealand and Australia, as well as traveling in Europe.
Mrs. Elliott is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Elliott Bradner and Carolyn Margaret Elliott; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Elliott.
Joan C. Cheffins
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Boca Raton, Fla., for former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Joan C. Cheffins, who died of complications resulting from an automobile accident in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
Ms. Cheffins, 45, was a nurse at Bon Secours Hospital in the City of Grosse Pointe for 16 years. She is survived by her parents, Grover and Alice; a sister Diane Donohoe; and a brother, Mark.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Babione Funeral Home of Boca Raton.
A funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Park on Thursday, Feb. 11, for Park resident Elizabeth Seibert, who died in the St. John-Bon Secours Community facility in Detroit on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.
Mrs. Seibert, 101, was born in Ludington. She is survived by two daughters, Rosemary and Patricia; a sister; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George M. Seibert; and by her son, George A. Seibert.
Interment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.
Bertram de Heus Atwood
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Bertram De Heus Atwood, the former minister of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. He died on Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999.
Mr. Atwood, 85, was born in Albany, N.Y., and attended Rutgers University and the New Brunswick Seminary. He also did graduate studies in Edinburgh. He served as minister at Grosse Pointe Memorial from 1959-1969. He also served in Paterson, N.J., Albany, Schenectady, N.Y. and Englewood, N.J. and was a teacher at Princeton.
Active in his field, Mr. Atwood also served on the boards of the Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church and the American Church in Paris.
Mr. Atwood is survived by his wife, Margaret Berdan Atwood; three daughters, Emily Kruger, Polly Pattee and Elizabeth Clune; a son, Stanley; a brother, Donner B. Atwood; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL, 33136, or to Habitat for Humanity.
Gerald K. Crane
A funeral service was held in Kent Presbyterian Church in Rockford on Tuesday, Feb. 16, for former City of Grosse Pointe resident Gerald K. Crane, who died in Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
Mr. Crane, 67, was born in Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp and worked in the construction industry, first as a carpenter and then as an estimator.
An active outdoorsman, Mr. Crane enjoyed bird watching and built the family cabin in Canada himself.
Mr. Crane is survived by his wife, Pauline Garrett Crane; three daughters, Geri Faustich, Karen Hartman and Beth Balick; three sons, Eric, Paul and Tim; a sister, Barbara Brandy; two brothers, George and Jim; and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Pederson Funeral Home of Rockford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Audubon Society, 611 West Street, Suite 403, P.O. Box 80527, Lansing, MI, 48908-0527.
Jeannette E. Morgan
Grosse Pointe Park resident Jeannette E. Morgan died in the Bon Secours Nursing Home in St. Clair Shores on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.
Ms. Morgan, 68, was born in Detroit and received her master's degree from Wayne State University. She was a teacher in the Detroit public school system, teaching at Pershing and Finney high schools.
A member of the Phi Gamma Nu sorority, Ms. Morgan also enjoyed flower gardening and travel.
Ms. Morgan is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Morgan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Roland J. Ricard
A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Paul Catholic Church on Friday, April 23, at 11 a.m. for Grosse Pointe Park resident Roland J. Ricard, who died of complications from a heart attack in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, March 31, 1999.
Mr. Ricard, 70, was born in Detroit and attended Grosse Pointe public schools. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1947. He was a vice president with Alexander & Alexander of Michigan, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Ricard is survived by his wife, Marilyn Norton Ricard; two sons, David and Gregory; and two brothers, Gerald and Donald.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Helen L. Trigg
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in Christ Church Grosse Pointe in Grosse Pointe Farms for Farms resident Helen L. Trigg, who died in Bon Secours Hospital in the City of Grosse Pointe on Saturday, Feb. 20, of complications from pneumonia.
Mrs. Trigg, 86, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, and graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa in 1934. She was a math major.
A homemaker, Mrs. Trigg enjoyed spending time with her family and was an art admirer.
Mrs. Trigg is survived by her husband, Paul R. Trigg Jr.; a daughter, Mary A. Johnson; a son, Paul R. Trigg III; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary.
Interment is at the Christ Church Rose Garden. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Leslie Andrews Sanders
A funeral service was held on Sunday, April 11, in Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in Grosse Pointe Farms for City of Grosse Pointe resident Leslie Andrews Sanders, who died in Bon Secours Hospital in the City on Thursday, April 8, 1999, of complications from cancer.
Mr. Sanders, 64, was born in Cleveland and received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in 1956 and his M.B.A. from Ohio State University n 1962. He was vice president of credit review for the National Bank of Detroit before he retired.
An active member of the community, Mr. Sanders served on the Grosse Pointe Historical Society board and was assistant organist at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. He also was treasurer for the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and served on the Grosse Pointe Newcomers Alumni board and the board of the Grosse Pointe Senior Men's Club.
Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Sylvia Sitterley Sanders; a daughter, Laura E.S. Myers; a son, Kirk A. Sanders; his mother, Marjorie A. Sanders; and two grandchildren.
Interment is at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Columbarium. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Music Fund.