MASON, Mich. – Mom was born June 12, 1924, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Chester and Elizabeth Bowden; died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. She was second eldest in a family six children. Mom graduated from Battle Creek Central. She was employed at Percy Jones Hospital PX where she met our dad, James (Jim) Stubbert. They married Oct. 6, 1946, and built their life together in Mason, Mich. Mom worked as a bookkeeper at Ware’s Pharmacy and retired in 1971. After dad retired they moved to Gulliver Lake just outside of Manistique, Mich., and became part of the Methodist Church family there. In 2006, Mom moved back to Mason to be closer to her girls, family and old Mason friends.
She was preceded in death by her dear husband of 53 years, James Stubbert; parents, Chester and Elizabeth Bowden; sisters Doris Garfield and Marilyn Gates; and sonin law Dale Parish.
She is survived by daughters, Sherry (Gary) Morgan and Jacqueline Parish; five grandchildren, Kelly
(Paul) Heslip, Kerry (Joel) Rabideau, Matthew (Sarah) Morgan, Emily (Mandy) Emersen (Maggie Rich) and James Parish; 14 greatgrandchildren Morgan Lynne, Patrick, Christopher and Aaron Heslip, Luke, Megan, Caleb, Joshua, Katelynn, Daniel and Zachary Rabideau, Claire Delaney Morgan, Bradley (Marissa) Hawn and Jacob Parish; and brother Donald (Ardelle) Bowden; sisters Mertice Smith and Judith (Ron) Kuhn; and many nieces and nephews.
Our family wishes to thank all of the staff at Dimondale Nursing Care Center especially Ruby, Debbie and Lynette. Special thanks and gratitude to Aubrey, Lynn and Laura of Hospice Advantage.
Funeral services have been held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to V.F.W. National Home for Children, 3573 S Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-9799 or to Hospice Advantage, 801 S Waverly Road, Suite 304, Lansing, MI 48917.
Online condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.com.