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Obituaries Archives for 2016-10

Lisa Kirby

55 year old Lisa Kirby of Hastings died on Sept. 29th, 2016. A Memorial Service for Lisa Kirby will be held this Saturday Oct. 22nd from 1-3PM at the County Seat Lounge in Hastings.


Carmon Long

Carmon Long of Nashville, passed away at his home on September 18, 2016 at the age of 71.


He was born on April 14, 1945 in Royalton, Kentucky, the son of Homer and Loretta (Bailey) Long. Carmon attended Hastings High School. He married Linda Lou Rishel on October 17, 1987. Carmon worked at the Target warehouse as a switcher. He loved to garden and enjoyed traveling.

Carmon was preceded in death by his parents, wife Linda Long, and sister Rotha Murphy.


He is survived by his brothers, Smith Long and Rickie Long, step children David Rishel of Colorado, Linda (Ray) Hartman of Connecticut, Suzie (Paul) McIntyre of Michigan, and Joanie Notghi of Connecticut. Carmon has been laid to rest next to his wife Linda at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Delton, Michigan.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Thornapple Valley Church.  A memorial service for Carmon Long will follow at 11am at Thornapple Valley Church.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, Hastings, Michigan. To leave online condolences visit


Martha Daisy Long

Martha Daisy Long of Hastings, passed away on October 1, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the age of 95. She was born on June 4, 1921 in Hope Township, the daughter of John and Jessie (Wright) Hallock. She attended Doud School in Cedar Creek. In 1935 she married Lloyd Long. She loved cooking, reading, gardening, and bird watching.


Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 42 years Lloyd Long, daughters Janet Long and Shirley Hyde, son Henry Long, sisters Rose Hallock, and Bethel Peake, brothers Forrest Hallock and Warren Hallock. She is survived by daughters Patricia (Russell) Kermeen, Mary (Phil) Hermenitt, son Lloyd Long, Jr., sister Laura Wibalda, grandchildren Dawn Falk, Robert Bird Jr., Michael Bird, Kelli Bird, Adam Hermenitt, and Amy Hoogewind, and 7 great grandchildren.


Services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Girrbach Funeral Home 328 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058, with Pastor Kathy Smith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Commission on Aging 320 W. Woodlawn Ave, Hastings, MI 49058, Alzheimer’s Association 2944 Fuller Ave. NE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 or a charity of your choice. To leave online condolences visit


Borgia Louise McKibbin

Borgia Louise McKibbin, age 94, of Yankee Springs was peacefully called to her heavenly home Friday, September 30, 2016 while a patient at Metro Hospital. Borgia was born November 13, 1921 in Shelburn, Indiana to her parents, Dewey and Ruby Anderson. She was the first born of their nine children. While working at the Hastings Coffee Shop, she met her husband of 69 years, Richard “Dick” McKibbin. She was a homemaker and did secretarial work for Dick McKibbin Car Sales. Borgia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a good pie maker. She was a long-time member of the Yankee Springs Bible Church. She will lovingly be remembered and missed by her sons, Ty (Mary) McKibbin of Hastings, Larry McKibbin of Middleville; daughters, Susan (Elwin) Bender of Hastings and Karen (James) Whitney of Ada; her grandchildren, Marta (Robert)Yeakey, Matt (Shanda) Bender, Amber (Floyd) Badanish, Adam, Tyler and Andrew (Abby) Whitney; step-granddaughter Cheryl Ostrowski and her daughters, six great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; sisters, Lois Gibson of Delton, Joyce (Fred) Mills of Manistee,, Suzie (Dell) Morgan of White Hall, sister-in-law Phylis Anderson of Hastings; brother, Bob (Cleo) Anderson of Kewadin, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Borgia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick (2015); brothers, James Anderson, Edward “Pete” Anderson, Gerald “Sonny” Anderson and sister, Ruth Jean Taggart. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00PM at the Yankee Springs Bible Church, 8900 Duffy Rd, Middleville, MI. Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 3:00PM. Pastor James L. Collison will officiate. Interment at the Yankee Springs Cemetery. Fellowship and a meal immediately following at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the Yankee Springs Bible Church.

Arrangement by Beeler-Gores Funeral Home, Middleville. You may leave online condolences for the family at


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