Mary L. Fairless
Mary L. Fairless, of Lapeer, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999. She was 70.
Mrs. Fairless was born in San Francisco and was a former Grosse Pointe Woods resident. She is survived by her son, Mark; a daughter, Sally Fisher; a brother, Robert; and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, David.
A funeral service for Mrs. Fairless was held on Monday, Sept. 27 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Burial will be at Salem Baptist Cemetery in Trenton, Tenn.
Jean Campbell Farwell
Former City of Grosse Pointe resident Jean Campbell Farwell died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, in her Lake Forest, Ill., home. She was 77.
Mrs. Farwell was born in the City of Grosse Pointe and was a graduate of Grosse Pointe University School and Chatham Hall in Virginia. She was a photographer who specialized in childrens' portraits.
Mrs. Farwell sat on the board of the Illinois chapter of the Nature Conservancy and supported a wide variety of fishing and wilderness conservation groups. Recently she was involved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to reintroduce brook trout to the rivers flowing into Lake Superior. She also enjoyed traveling.
Mrs. Farwell is survived by her husband, Francis; two daughters, Susan Houston and Edith; two sons, Marion and Francis; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral service for Mrs. Farwell was held at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest on Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Illinois chapter of the Nature Conservancy.
Eleanor Ferriole died in her Grosse Pointe Park home on Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999 at the age of 79.
Mrs. Ferriole was born in Hamtramck and was a nurse. She is survived by a son, James Jr.; two daughters, Jacqueline and Carmen; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, James.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 25 at Bagnasco-Tabbi Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores. Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery.
Katharine Baker French
Katharine "Trina" French died of congestive heart failure in her Grosse Pointe Farms home on Friday, Sept. 24, 1999. She was 88.
Mrs. French was born in Toronto and attended the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She was a member of Tau Beta Association, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra volunteer council, the Michigan branch of the Colonial Dames of America, the American Red Cross, the Junior League of Birmingham, the Grosse Pointe Club and the Country Club of Detroit. She was believed to be the longest active member of the Garden Club of Michigan.
Mrs. French is survived by two sons, John III and Henry; two; sisters, Margaret Leyman and Barbara Crow; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John Jr.; a son, Danforth; and a sister Annette Butler.
A funeral service was held at Christ Church Grosse Pointe on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Funeral arrangements were handled by Wm. R. Hamilton Co.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Tau Beta Association, 587 Rivard, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230 or Cottage Hospice, 19701 Vernier, Suite 280, Harper Woods, MI 48225.
Patricia Ann Friese
Former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Patricia Ann Friese, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., died at Martha and Mary Health Center in Poulabo, Wash. She was 71.
Mrs. Friese was born in Grosse Pointe Farms and was a 1945 graduate of Grosse Pointe High School.
Mrs. Friese enjoyed painting ceramics, needlepoint, reading and cooking.
She is survived by her husband, George; four daughters, Cristina Banyard, Marci Herrin, Leigh Ann Madison and Erin Koidal; and nine grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held Sept. 25 at St. Barnabas Episcopal church in Bainbridge Island. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kass Funeral Home in Bainbridge Island.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-1292.
Eppa Hunton Heaton
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 at Christ Church Grosse Pointe for Grosse Pointe Farms resident Eppa Hunton Heaton who died from emphysema Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 at Bon Secours Hospital.
Mr. Heaton, 89, was born in Waterford, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He was an interior designer and owner of Heaton Inc.
Mr. Heaton served as lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Heaton was a member of the Country Club of Detroit and the Grosse Pointe Club. In his free time, Mr. Heaton made hooked rugs.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Leslie Evans and Jennifer Fritz; two sons, Michael and Jonathan; and four granddaughters.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Seven Ponds Nature Center, 3854 Crawford Rd., Dryden, MI 48428-9776.
Andrew C. Janisr
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 27 at St. Paul Catholic Church for Farms resident Andrew C. Janis who died from pneumonia at Bon Secours Hospital on Friday, Sept. 24, 1999.
Mr. Janis, 88, as born in Grand Rapids and attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. He was a comptroller for Lear Siegler.
Mr. Janis was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and survived by his daughter, Brooke Janis Townsend.
Interment is at Holy Cross Cemetery in Grand Rapids. Funeral arrangements were handled by Verheyden Funeral Home.
Shirley Johnson MacKenzie
Shirley Johnson MacKenzie, of Newton, N.C., died at Catawba Memorial Hospital in North Carolina on Monday, Sept. 20, 1999.
Mrs. MacKenzie, 78, was a former City of Grosse Pointe resident and was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Maitland Zentgraf and Shirley Thayer Houx; a son, Edward; and six grandchildren. Her husband, Edward, died in June 1999.
A memorial service for Mrs. MacKenzie will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. at a later date. Funeral arrangements were handled by Willis Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton, N.C.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. box 52, Hickory, NC 28603.
John L. Reno Sr.
Former City of Grosse Pointe resident John L. Reno Sr., of Port Huron, died in Marwood Manor Nursing Home in Port Huron on Monday, Sept. 20, 1999. He was 83.
Mr. Reno was born in the City of Grosse Pointe and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was active in Boy Scouts of America, Little League baseball and the American Red Cross.
Mr. Reno is survived by his wife, Frances; a daughter, Ann Pollock; five sons, John Jr., James, David, Timothy and Thomas; two brothers, William and Charles; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Marge Noe, and a brother, Thomas.
A funeral service for Mr. Reno was held on Thursday, Sept. 23 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Port Huron.