Recent obituaries for WMU faculty, staff and retirees are listed on this page, beginning with the most-recent. Search WMU News for available obituaries dating back to 1997 by entering the name of the deceased and the word obituary. To find all available obituaries, enter only the word obituary.

William 'Bill' Doolittle, former Bronco head football coach, April 10, 2014.
Wayne C. Mann, director emeritus of university archives and regional history collections, March 19, 2014.
Greg. D. Roehrick, professor of theatre, February 25, 2014.
Walden A. Baskerville, associate professor emeritus of counseling, February 11, 2014.
Joseph T. Work, professor emeritus of music, February 7, 2014.
Richard R. Williams, associate professor of health and human services and founder of WMU's holistic health program, February 5, 2014.
Anthony Ellis, associate professor of English, January 7, 2014.
Lonnie E. Duncan, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, December 31, 2013.
Beverly R. 'Penny' David, professor emerita of theatre, November 19, 2013.
James A. Howell, professor emeritus of chemistry, November 16, 2013.
John E. Martell Jr., retired assistant dean of the Lee Honors College, November 12, 2013.
Joan B. Rickard, former administrative secretary in the Office of Public Information, now the Office of University Relations, November 8, 2013.
George O. Egland, associate professor emeritus of speech pathology, October 3, 2013.
Willie J. Mitchell Jr., custodian in Facilities Management-building custodial and support services, September 16, 2013.
Arthur W.J. Stoddart, associate professor emeritus of mathematics, September 6, 2013.
Mary Ann LeDoux, utility food worker in the Valley 2 Dining Service, August 29, 2013.
Lynda S. Blair, process associate in Human Resources, July 26, 2013.
Ruth A. Mulder, retired duplicating operator II in Printing Services, July 20, 2013.
Mary J. Bullock, retired library assistant in the Education Library, June 22, 2013.
Lee Allen Cliffman, licensed plumber in maintenance services, June 15, 2013.
Sue S. Coates, retired chair of the former Department of Home Economics and Department of Consumer Resources and Technology, June 14, 2013.
Robert H. 'Bob' Luscombe, dean emeritus of WMU's College of Fine Arts, June 8, 2013.
Ronald J. Pelc, retired associate registrar, June 3, 2013.
Pamela J. McElroy, former WMU director of corporate foundation relations, May 29, 2013.
Betty J. Wellenkamp, retired second cook in the Bernhard Center Dining Services, May 25, 2013.
Yousef Alavi, professor emeritus in mathematics and statistics, May 21, 2013.
Wilma J. (Napp) McNees, former custodian in the Department of Facilities Management, May 13, 2013.
Marjorie M. Foust Bartholomew, retired secretary in the purchasing department, May 12, 2013.
Jack J. Frey, assistant professor emeritus of music, May 8, 2013.
Gordon J. Grinwis, associate professor emeritus of art, March 28, 2013.
Abraham L. Poot, laboratory technician in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, former advisor to Sunseeker project team, March 27, 2013.
Leila Bradfield, retired assistant professor of sociology, March 19, 2013.
Avis M. Sparks, retired first cook in Draper Dining Service, March 11, 2013.
Clyde Gillette, assistant manager for custodial services, March 5, 2013.
Michitoshi Soga, professor emeritus of physics, March 3, 2013.
James W. 'Bill' Armstrong, associate professor emeritus of education and professional development, February 23, 2013.
Jerome G. Manis, professor emeritus of sociology, February 23, 2013.
Leroy R. Ray Jr., professor emeritus and former director of the Black Americana Studies program, February 12, 2013.
Anne Devereaux Jordan, former faculty member and noted contributor to the fields of children's literature and science fiction writing, February 2, 2013.
Karen Lawrence, office associate, Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering, January 29, 2013.
Rosemary Lyon, retired executive secretary for the College of Arts and Sciences, January 24, 2013.
Gladys Stuifbergen, retired senior clerk in the Office of Admissions, January 24, 2013.
R. Luanne Stroup, retired buyer, Logistical Services, January 19, 2013.
Sam Robinson, retired manager of custodial services, January 17, 2013.
Dorothy J. McGinnis, professor emerita of education and professional development, namesake of the McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic, January 11, 2013.
Jane Nichols, retired finance clerk for the WMU Bookstore, January 8, 2013.
Windellin S. Ashbrook, retired assistant baker at Burnham Dining Services, January 2, 2013.
Willie G. Page, retired custodian for Facilities Management, December 21, 2012.
Don W. Nantz, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and assistant dean emeritus of engineering and applied sciences, December 18, 2012.
Ruth M. Davis, professor emerita of health, physical education and recreation, December 16, 2012.