Erin Oyster

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Erin Nicole Oyster was born in Cadillac and graduated from Reed City High School in 1997.  She attended Western Michigan University, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and where she earned her Bachelor’s in education in 2002.  After college Oyster taught high school English in Arizona.  She was survived by her life partner Heather Schonfeld.

Big Rapids Pioneer, January 15, 2021

Jean Roberts

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July 3, 1923 – August 31, 2020

Mt. Pleasant resident Jean Roberts grew up on a farm in rural Iowa and attended Western Michigan University, where she played tuba in the symphony.  She went on to teach physical education in Kalamazoo and at Comstock High School and later worked as a counselor in the Reed City schools.  For 15 years, Roberts and her life partner Janet Bush operated J & J Leather.

Morning Sun, September 1, 2020