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Research of Kevin Everingham of MI, 2010, updated 2015:
1921 Montcalm County Marriage Record (Vol.5, #5257) - Frank W. Stearns 24, s/o Wilbur Stearns & Sarah Gleason... married 19 February 1921 at Sheridan, Montcalm, MI to.. Emma E. Greenhoe 16, d/o Sanford Greenhoe & Adelia Stevens.
1930 CENSUS Bushnell Township, Montcalm County, MI (Sheet 2B, house #46)... "Frank W. Stearns 33,.. Emma L. Stearns 25,.. Ruby M. Stearns 8,.. Wilber Stearns 6,.. Donald Stearns 3,.. Arnold Stearns 0,..... Robert Lenttsull 16, lodger,.. Charles Shockey 24, brother. (all born in MI)
1940 CENSUS Bushnell Township, Montcalm County, MI (Sheet 1A, family #9)... "Frank Stearns 43,.. Emma Stearns 35,.. Wilber Stearns 16,.. Donald Stearns 13,.. Arnold Stearns 10,..... Loyd 5. (all born in MI)
2002 SSDI "Social Security Death Index"... Donald A. Stearns b.26 Nov 1926 MI, died 31, Jan 2002, age 76, last known residence; Sheridan, Montcalm, Michigan.
2013 SSDI - Richard A. Stearns .. b.15 October 1944 MI, d.5 June 2013, age 69.
Obituary Richard A. Stearns Sr. age 68, of Sheridan passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Metron of Greenville. He was born on October 15, 1944 in Edmore, the son of Donald A. & Phyllis I. (Morris) Stearns. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Stearns.
Surviving is his mother, Phyllis I. Stearns of Sheridan, his children, Richard A. Stearns Jr. of Crystal, Sandy & Terry Shattuck of St. Louis, Kimberly Auge of Crystal, Meshell & Steve Bowerman of Stanton and Marie & Mike Henry of Belding, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, two sisters, Tarry & Marvin Everingham of Sidney, Shirley Stevenson of Sheridan and a brother, Roy & Andrea Stearns of Gowen plus several nieces and nephews.
Richard has been a longtime resident of the Sheridan area and was formerly employed at Gibson’s.
2014 Obituary - Wilbur A. “Bill” Stearns, age 90 of Sheridan passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 in Carson City. He was born on November 28, 1923 in Sheridan, the son of Frank & Emma (Greenhoe) Stearns. On October 7, 1942, Bill was married to the former Lois Erridge. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2002. Also preceding him were two sons, Jerry & Ron Stearns, one son-in-law, Gary Ross, one sister and her husband, Ruby & Wilmer Morris and two brothers, Don Stearns and Arnold & Betty Stearns. Surviving are three daughters, Judy Ross of Greenville, Bonnie & Ed Moffett of Fenwick, Cheryl & Raymond Brecht of Lakeview, 24 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, 31 great great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Phyllis Stearns of Sheridan. Bill has been a longtime resident of Sheridan. He formerly owned a roller rink in Midland as well as owning and operating milk and gravel trucks.
2015 Obituary "Phyllis I. Stearns, age 88, of Sheridan passed away at her home on Friday, May 15, 2015 with her family by her side. Phyllis was born the daughter Wilmer & Grace (Baker) Morris on January 15, 1927 in Fenwick.
She has been proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Stearns; one son, Richard Stearns; four sisters, Esther Wilson, Elsie Reed, Gladys Blumenstein, Laura Parks and eight brothers, Earle, Homer, Orval, Claire, Hartley, Wilmer C., Fred & Wayne Morris.
Phyllis is survived by one son, Roy & Andrea Stearns of Gowen; two daughters, Tarry Everingham of Sheridan and Shirley Stevenson of Sheridan; three sisters, Caroline Sage of Sheridan, Alice & Bob Childs of Belding, Inez Parks of Wacusta; one brother, Robert & Elizabeth Morris of Howard City; brothers and sisters in law, Barry & Nancy Stearns of Lansing, Lloyd Gayle & Maxine Stearns of Greenville, 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Phyllis was a lifelong resident of the Sheridan area where she attended the Shiloh Community Church and was a member of the VFW Post 5065 Ladies Auxiliary. Visitation with Phyllis’s family will be on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 4 PM – 7 PM, at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan. Funeral services will be on Monday, May 18, 2015 beginning at 11 AM with Pastors Jamey Nichols & Joel Heron officiating. Final interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Sheridan."