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Louise Orton


Louise Orton, age 87, of Leonidas, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the home of her daughter Nancy.

Louise was born March 28, 1928 in Baker, FL, a daughter to the late Paul and Mabel (McCart) Schwencer.

On January 30, 1948 she married Donald W. Orton in Battle Creek, he preceded her in death on February 5, 2012.

Louise has lived in rural Leonidas since 1952 and was a member of the Faith Bible Church.

She had worked for the Weston Cookie Factory in Battle Creek, and Jaspare's Pizza and Fine Italian in Mendon.  She was also a homemaker and helped on the family farm with her husband.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Bud) Rogers and son Bill (Lou Ann) Orton, both of Leonidas, 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, 3 brothers; Norman (Helen) Schwencer of Portage, John Schwencer of Augusta and Tommy (Joan) Schwencer of Hastings and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Mary Belle Moon and Joyce Ruffner.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Louise Orton will be Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Faith Bible Church, 15350 East Y Avenue, Fulton, MI 49052 with Rev. David J. Farrell officiating.  Burial will follow at the Leonidas Cemetery.  If desired, the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Louise to either the Faith Bible Church or to the family.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 21, 2016
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