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Eva J. Palmerton Eva J. Palmerton, age 94, of Howell, died Wednesday. March 27, 2013. She was born Aug. 20, 1918 in Howell to Russell & Ethel (Dean) Van Amberg and married Glen Palmerton in Howell. He preceded her in death in 1976. Eva loved cooking and baking for her family and helped her husband run Glen’s Standard Service for many years, washing cars, waiting pumps and picking up parts. In their early years, she loved going hunting and fishing with Glen, even coon hunting. Surviving are her son : Fred (Dottie) Palmerton of Howell, 2 daughters: Glenda (Tom) Heintz of Howell and Jane Ann (John) Mills of Fowlerville, 16 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and her sister : Ella May Aldrich. She was preceded in death by dear friend Bob Botko and 4 brothers. Services were held at 11a..m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Fowlerville Freedom Center Church (located in the Senior Center, former school on North Collins Street) with Pastor Dan Vander Velde officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Salvation Army. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville www.niblackfuneralhome.com

Mary Patricia Dorin Mary Patricia Dorin, age 75, died at her Fowlerville home on March 26, 2013. She was born the daughter of Alden and Irene Arnold on March 15, 1938 in Marine City, Michigan and now rests in the arms of the Lord. She faced her battle against cancer with humor and bravery, never letting on how difficult her days may have been. Pat retired from the Fowlerville School system in 2001 where she worked as a custodian. During her tenure she indulged in her hobby of collecting pop cans and amassed over $12,000 worth in her 15 years of service to the school system. She was a member of the Friends In Focus Club in Fowlerville for over 40 years and enjoyed many outings with the group, all the while growing her circle of friends. Pat loved flowers and kept her property landscaped with beautiful flower beds, and was never without the company of her rottwielers, Winnie and Shatze, while she enjoyed her morning coffee. For many years she found enjoyment on the water in Port Sanilac. She is survived by her longtime companion of 30 years, Jim McDonald, her daughters Kellie (Dave) Hicks, Krystin (Mike) Rodoski, grandchildren Catherine Hicks, Cara (Ben) Idoni, William (Alicia) Hicks, Mitchell and Alita Clark, as well two great grandchildren, Marcus and Derek Pacheco. Her sense of humor lives on in her children and grandchildren. She was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Robert L. Paddock, Jr. Robert L. Paddock, Jr., age 52, of Howell, died Saturday. March 30, 2013. He was born May 31, 1960 in Detroit to Robert L. Sr. & Rita (Malek) Paddock. He married Joanne (Sperry) in Gaylord on May 17, 1984. Mr. Paddock was a machinist, enjoyed hunting and was a great husband and father who loved his children. Surviving are his wife: Joanne, 2 children: Bobby and Jessie, parents: Robert & Rita, 2 sisters: Rhonda & Rita and 2 brothers: Randy & Ricky. Memorial services were held on Wednesday. April 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 6481 Faussett Rd., Howell with Fr. Gregg A. Pleiness officiating. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. www.niblackfuneralhome.com

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