Sherley Noyes

October 19, 2013

Sherley Noyes

Mr. Sherley E. Noyes of Plainwell passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 in Plainwell. Mr. Noyes was born March 22, 1917 in Merson the son of Samuel and Gertrude (Miller) Noyes. He attended the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. Sherley was a charter member of Lighthouse Baptist Church where he led Bible studies and preached on occasion. He also preached at nursing homes. For many years, he volunteered at the Wycliffe Bible Translators World Headquarters in Duncanville, TX. Sherley farmed; did TV and radio repair and built and flew his own airplanes. He loved being with his grandchildren. On April 5, 2008 in Otsego, he married Linda Foote, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Susan K. Weiland of Concord, CA, a son, Tom (Elaine) Noyes of Otsego; a daughter-in-law, Debra Noyes of Otsego; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 5 stepchildren, David (JoAnne) Foote of Marinette, WI, Dianna (Mike) Blondell of Alamogordo, NM, Larry (Sandy) Foote of Martin, Karen (Ken) Fritz of Plainwell, Sandra Herring of Kalamazoo.; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Smatt of Angola, IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Kathryn in 2000, an infant son, Stephen and a son Joseph Noyes in 2013.

Friends may meet with his family Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 6-8pm at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 12220 Cressey Road, Plainwell with Pastor Jerry Bowen officiating. Interment will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Lighthouse Baptist Church.

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