Leora M. Bacon

Leora M. Bacon
Leora M. Bacon of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Bacon was born June 17, 1933, in WatsonTownship to Lewis and Bernice (Ritchie) Gehring and was a lifelong resident of the area. For many years she was employed as a practical psychiatric attendant. Leora was a very giving person and spent a lot of time connecting with family on the phone. She loved to take photographs, always remembered birthdays, sent personal cards and was the family historian. Leora worked hard and did a good job raising a large family. On July 27, 1951 in Angola, Indiana, she married Spencer L. Bacon, who died in 1994. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Henry Gehring and a sister, Donnavieve Gehring. Surviving are six children, Joan R. Bacon-Boers of Allegan, Richard (Robin) Bacon of Plainwell, Claudia M. (Ted) Polomcak of Gobles, Glen Bacon of Plainwell, Joyce (Ben Corda) Reed of Gobles and Cathreen G. (John) Lucas of Virginia; 11 grandchildren, Jim, Jessica, Crissa, Jeff, Angela, Stephanie, Will, Jarred, Ted Jr., Brandon and Matt; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters and a brother, Audrey (Warren) McKinstry of Otsego, Helen (Tom) Janes of Plainwell, Linda (Bill) Hinga of Climax and Kenneth (Mary) Gehring of Kalamazoo; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, Pastor Greg Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell. Contributions in memory of Leora may be made to the American Lung Association.
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