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September 2022
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Tripp B. Haney

Tripp Butler Haney, 16 of Surprise, Arizona passed away on September 19, 2022, in Surprise, Arizona. He was born August 11, 2006, to Kelley and Traci Haney in Olathe, Kansas.

A come-and-go visitation will be held on Sunday, September 25th from 3 pm- 9 pm at Thompson Funeral Chapel; 926 S. Litchfield Rd Goodyear, Arizona 85338.


Ashleigh D. Vining

Ms. Ashleigh Danielle Vining 26, of Edgewater, Maryland passed away on September 8, 2022, in Peoria, Arizona. She was born August 16, 1996, to Mark and Terry Vining in Auburn, California.

She is survived by the love of her life, Robert Lee; her children, Levi Vining, Harleigh Lee, and Axel Lee; her sisters, Emily Vining, and Kayleigh Vining; and her parents Mark and Terry Vining.

Ashleigh was her family’s Sunshine. She is dearly loved and will be incredibly missed by so many.

John I. Whitmyer

Mr. John Irvin Whitmyer, 89 of Okemos, Michigan died on September 8, 2022 in Sun City, Arizona. He was born June 26, 1933, to John F. Whitmyer and Naomi Whitmyer (Wilkins) in Okemos, Michigan.

He served in the United States Army from 1956-1957 as a SP-3 (T).

John was a member of the Okemos Community Church, an MSU Bachelor’s Degree graduate, and he held two Master’s Degrees from Western Michigan.

He is survived by his sons, John R. Whitmyer (Darla), and Joseph Whitmyer. His grandchildren: Jody Raffler (Richard), Jamie Whitmyer-DeYoung (Ben), Jessica Crawford (John) as well as his great-grandchildren: Naomi Pumford, Lydia Pumford, Logan Raffler, and Anna Crawford.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery D. Whitmyer, as well as his siblings, and loving parents.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring to make memorial donations may consider the Okemos Community Church, Okemos Lodge252, FAM, or a charity of their choosing.

A memorial service will be held at the Okemos Community Church on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.

Ronald “Ron” Dernick

Ron Dernick, born December 26, 1949, died peacefully in his sleep during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Ron was raised in Chicago, Illinois by his mother Barbara and father Richard. He and his three brothers Don, Rick, and Brian were the definition of a handful for their parents and even at a young age, Ron was making an impact in the neighborhood where he was raised.

Ron’s life will be defined by his service to others. He used his Masters of Theology and Psychology as a Catholic Priest to spread the word of Jesus Christ and teach high school in Chicago. After leaving the priest hood, he married the love of his life, Lori Jozaites, who provided support as he continued his service to others as a high school teacher and administrator for troubled youth.

Ron and Lori shared two children together, Tim and Tom Dernick. When Ron was not providing support to his students, family, and friends, he was busy shaping his children into the men they are today, helping them find their way in life.

Ron is survived by his wife Lori Dernick, his sons Tim and Tom Dernick, his daughter-in-law Carly Inglesby, and his grandchildren Joshua, Bryce-Sophia, Arlo, and Addis.

After a life of service and dedication to others, he leaves us with a sip of scotch and a toast to the man he was and the many lives he changed through his education and ministry. We know that now he has found the happiness that he brought to all his family, friends, and students throughout his life and ministry.

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