John VanDenOever
B: 1948-08-21
D: 2017-10-20
View Details
VanDenOever, John
Robert Jeffery
B: 1947-03-07
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Jeffery, Robert
Betty Beutler
B: 1922-09-02
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Beutler, Betty
Sandra Conklin
B: 1944-01-03
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Conklin, Sandra
Donna Cox
B: 1945-10-09
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
Cox, Donna
Terry Wolford
B: 1948-05-15
D: 2017-10-01
View Details
Wolford, Terry
Ericia McLiechey
B: 1974-09-27
D: 2017-09-28
View Details
McLiechey, Ericia
Marjorie Ward
B: 1928-08-13
D: 2017-09-15
View Details
Ward, Marjorie
Martha Bell
B: 1954-04-20
D: 2017-09-08
View Details
Bell, Martha
Michael Wenzler
B: 1954-12-29
D: 2017-09-07
View Details
Wenzler, Michael
Jennifer Corby
B: 1987-07-18
D: 2017-09-04
View Details
Corby, Jennifer
Ralph "Bud" Huffman
B: 1922-11-29
D: 2017-09-03
View Details
Huffman, Ralph "Bud"
Taylor Boice
B: 1990-11-16
D: 2017-08-21
View Details
Boice, Taylor
Russell Wagner
B: 1969-06-05
D: 2017-08-09
View Details
Wagner, Russell
Annette Verwey
B: 1924-07-06
D: 2017-07-26
View Details
Verwey, Annette
Ronald Webber
B: 1945-11-29
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Webber, Ronald
Mary Ann Richardson
B: 1941-05-28
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Richardson, Mary Ann
Tex Pelfrey
B: 1936-03-26
D: 2017-07-23
View Details
Pelfrey, Tex
John Mattingly
B: 1939-07-03
D: 2017-07-23
View Details
Mattingly, John
Roger Barnett
B: 1971-08-12
D: 2017-07-14
View Details
Barnett, Roger
Jay Phelps III
B: 1951-06-01
D: 2017-07-12
View Details
Phelps III, Jay


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Vondella Strowbridge
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Vondella Ruth Strowbridge (Miller)

Vondella Ruth  Strowbridge (Miller)

Vondella R. Strowbridge, age 87, went home to the Lord on May 30, 2017, where she is now “Singing with the Angels”. Vondella was born to Wilbur and Mary (Malcolm) Miller on January 27, 1930 in Albion. She moved to Battle Creek as a child where she would spend the rest of her life. Vondella married the love of her life for 50 years, Walter D. Strowbridge, in 1948. He preceded her in death. Vondella was a foster care mother for many years and gave home to countless babies and toddlers before they found their own homes. Her big passion in life was caring for other people and she cared for many friends and relatives over her life. The church and Lord became a big part of her life many years ago and she never looked back. Vondella was an active member of Maple United Methodist Church until her passing, where she sang in the choir and served on many committees. In addition, she was a member of the Burnham Brook Singers and the Valentine Singers for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, father and stepmother, Wilbur and Mary Miller, her mother and stepfather, Mary and Verl Slain, and stepmother Grace Miller. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Miller. Her best friend for over 70 years, Geraldine Lynn and her favorite aunt Betty Warner also preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Craig) Cowles, of Cordova, TN, a son, Dan (Sue) Strowbridge, of Battle Creek, a sister, Betty Jean (Jerry) Szyssko, of Coopersville, MI, two grandchildren, three great children and two great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind countless friends and relatives who loved her dearly. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Interment will take place Tuesday June 6th at 12:00 PM Noon, Rev. Linda Stoddard, officiating. Memorials may be given to the Maple United Methodist Church, or the charity of one’s choice. Visit Vondella’s webpage at

Recently Shared Condolences

Recently Shared Stories

Recently Shared Photos