Betty Finout

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December 20, 1922 – August 6, 2019

Lake Ann resident and Clare native Betty Jane Finout worked on the assembly line in Flint during World War II and earned her B.S. from Central Michigan University.  She went on to coach and teach physical education at schools in Fenton, Holly, Lake Fenton, and Owosso.  Finout enjoyed an active retirement into her 90s and was survived by two children and by longtime partner Samantha Niergarth.

Lesbian Connection, January/February 2020

Randy McGinn

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April 25, 1950 – January 21, 1991

Randy Hutton McGinn of Key West, Florida graduated with the Owosso High School class of 1968 and went on to attend Michigan State University and the Virginia Ferrell School of Cosmetology in St. Clair Shores.  McGinn owned Randy’s Coiffer’s in Owosso and previously operated The Ultimate Image in Lansing.  He died from AIDS-related complications at age 40.

Key West Citizen, January 22, 1991

Max LePard

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July 19, 1920 – October 27, 2002

Max LePard grew up in Owosso and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He owned a beauty salon in Birmingham in the 1960s and later operated his own graphic art business in Royal Oak, where he lived for more than forty years with his life partner Usein Alieff.

Daily Tribune, October 29, 2002