Bethel Maxine BUNKER

Bethel Maxine BUNKER

Female 1921 - 2015  (94 years)

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  • Name Bethel Maxine BUNKER  [2
    • Bethel, 94, of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away in Lansing, November 29, 2015. Maxine was the daughter of Frank and Alice Neoma (Baker) Bunker.

      She attended MSU before marrying Jerold Topliff. Maxine was a 4-H leader, an active member of Robbins United Methodist Church, sang in the choir at the church for 50 years and was known for her wedding cakes, quilting and knitting. She was passionate about fishing and left no lake untouched.

      Maxine was a farmer?s wife sharing in many of the duties and was voted by the family as being the best hay baler driver on the farm. A long-time member of Farm Bureau, she once served as the Michigan Farm Bureau Women?s Chairperson.

      Maxine is survived by her children, Carolin Spragg of Eaton Rapids, Donald Topliff of Williamston, Maryellen (Bill) Smith of Okemos; grandchildren, Kristin (Paul Meeker) Salisbury, Gregory (Joyce) Salisbury, Kylie (Andrew) Young, Kelly (Mark) Wolgamott, Diane Smith; great grandchildren, Andrew Salisbury, Spencer Wolgamott, Benjamin Meeker; sister, Wanetta Fuller and many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerold; sister, Mary (Leo) Baumer; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Topliff; brother-in-law, Robert Fuller.

      Funeral services were Wednesday December 2, 2015 at Robbins United Methodist Church with Pastors Peggy Katzmark and Carolin Spragg officiating. Interment followed at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

      In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made out to Youth Haven Ranch or Robbins United Methodist Church.

      Shelly Odell Funeral Home

      Posted on Find A Grave created by: Theron & Helen Smith [1]
    Born 5 Aug 1921  Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1930  Living with parents in Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1940  Living with parents in Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 29 Nov 2015  Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Bunker Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I99665  Main Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 

    Father Frank BUNKER,   b. 8 May 1896, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Alice Neoma BAKER,   b. 1899, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 12 Aug 1919  [4
    Family ID F41217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jerold Keith TOPLIFF,   b. 6 Oct 1921, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 2015, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F41218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    The Bunker Family
    The Bunker Family
    Frank Bunker, Alice Neoma Baker and daughters Maxine, Mary and Wanneta.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11727] Find A Grave: Obituary Notice for Bethel Maxine Bunker Topliff.

    2. [S11626] 1930 Census Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan.

    3. [S11627] 1940 Census Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan.

    4. [S6971] Ancestry.com: Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952.