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In Memoriam: Kimberly Foster Binion, 'She Touched All of Our Souls'

These obituaries were published on the websites of local funeral homes from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2.

Kimberly Foster Binion

Kimberly Foster Binion peacefully left her earthly existence on Sunday, December 29th. Her departure was sudden and has caught family and friends off guard. The purpose of her early call is difficult to comprehend, but Kimberly always had well laid plans and hopefully, over time, the reason and intent will be discovered by all that loved her. She touched all of our souls.

She was born March 2, 1968 and is the adored daughter of Roger (deceased) and Nancy Stewart Schmedlen. Kimberly is the amazing mother of Meghan Elease and Madison Casey Binion. Her daughters carry their mother's qualities of having wisdom beyond their years, compassionate hearts, and the ability to make the best of any situation. They are quick witted like their mother and their laughs warm the room. Kimberly was so proud of her "girls" and so enjoyed watching them blossom into the unique women that they have become. These fine young ladies will carry on Kimberly's spirit and love of life. 

The family wishes to thank the Genesys Hospital staff for their compassion. A celebration of Kimberly's life will be held at 5 p.m. at Waldenwoods Resort and Conference Center, 2975 S. Old US Highway 23, Hartland, MI.

Read the full obituary here.

Chester Bunion Bynum

Chester Bunion Bynum Age 72, longtime Brighton resident, passed away Monday afternoon December 30, 2013 at Caretel Inns of Brighton. He was born in Barbour County, Alabama the son of Mack and Bessie (Wilkerson) Bynum.

Prior to his retirement, Chester had been employed by the Ford Motor Company working at the Wixom plant for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years Christine, 2 sons Alan (Kim Thurston) and Daniel. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 1 sister. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

Read the full obituary here.

Ralph Edward Oberle

Ralph Edward Oberle, Age 89 of Brighton passed away peacefully at home on December 27. He was born on December 13, 1924. He was the son of Louis and Mildred Oberle of Detroit and was the loving father of three daughters: Patricia (David) Hite, Suzanne (Terry) Hill and Deborah (Todd Cotter) Oberle, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peg (Margaret), whom he was married to for 64 years.

Ralph was a World War II veteran. He became a resident of Brighton in 1954 after relocating from Marlette, MI. Ralph was a member of St. Patrick Church. He enjoyed hunting, traveling and doing small engine repair, and prior to his retirement owned and operated Suburban Lawn Equipment in Brighton. He will be remembered for being honest, fair and hard working, and always willing to lend a helping hand. 

Read the full obituary here.

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