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Annie G. (Schutte-Herroon) Taylor, age 49, of Spencer Township, was called home on Monday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2008 from Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, after a two-year long fight with cancer.

The daughter of Mildred Louise (Coward) and John Fredrick Schutte, Sr., she was born on April 5, 1959 in Greenville. For many years, Annie worked as a waitress and enjoyed riding motorcycles, spending summer days on the water in the pontoon, and growing and arranging flowers.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Schutte; her first husband, Frank Jack Herroon on July 12, 2002; a sister, Cindy Wilson; and her step-mother, Mary Schutte.

On Nov. 11, 2004, at Greenville, she married Rick E. Taylor, who survives. Also surviving are her father, John Schutte of Greenville; her children, Colt Herroon, Jessica & Shane Balahoski, all of Greenville, and Levi Herroon & Season Antoine of Belding; three-step children, Val Taylor of Gowen, Dusty Taylor of Grand Rapids, and Brandy & Joel Roher of Tennessee; seventeen grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Schutte of Orleans, and Mary Katie Tarver of Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, John Jr. & Joyce Schutte of Sidney; her mother-in-law, Nevene Taylor of Gowen; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.  

Burial will take place privately at Spencer Mills Cemetery. Instead of flowers, relatives and friends are asked to consider the needs of the family. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

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  1. Anonymous on December 1, 2008 at 12:00 am


    12/02/2011 –


    It was three years ago yesterday that I lost you. It breaks my heart everyday that I can’t call you or go to your house and see you. I hope you were able to find dad up there and ride with him for eternity with the wind in your face and the sun on you shoulders. I’m sure you know Colt and Jessica are not talking to me anymore, and that saddens me too but I’m going to be ok. Aarons going in the army after graduation I’m so proud of him, I just hope he sticks with it. He is not as grown up as he should be, and i guess I’m to blame for that. I mean shit I was just a kid when I came into his life, so I can’t expect him to be to grown up he was raised by a child, but I think he is going to do great things. Kennedy is a little drama queen anymore. Well actually she is more of a diva than a drama queen. She’s not my little girl anymore. She would spend all day in the workshop with me getting dirty and working on cars. Now she won’t even consider getting her hands dirty with daddy. Season is doing good too she just finished school to be a medical assistant and working at metron in Belding. Oh yeah we got married last year on April first. Nothing big, just a small ceremony at the church around the corner from our house. We’ve had our up and downs, some I really needed you for but hey what do you do. We made it through them. I really missed you and dad at the wedding. Well I’m going to say goodbye now. And I hope I’ve made you proud. Tell dad I love and miss you both very much.
    Love, Me.

    01/30/2009 –

    Pollianna & KImberly Mills

    WE Love u aunt ann and we will miss u a lot.
    Love pollianna and kimberly.

    12/09/2008 –

    Suesie Stump

    I write this to one of the strongest, most influential women that I knew…..Aunt Ann, you were very inspirational to me, even though I consider myself a strong outspoken woman myself, the time that I got to share with you taught me many lessons in life that I feel I would of never got to experience without your influence. I love you and will miss your influence in my life, although I know that we will meet again in the future, but until then take care and watch those “shortcuts”. I’ll see you in our next life, I love you!!!!!!!!

    12/04/2008 –

    Virgil & Bonnie Hopkins (Foster)

    Rick, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Annie and I used to hang out together when we were younger. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.God Bless You All

    12/03/2008 –

    Kennetta Lemon

    Rick and family my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. We sure have grown apart over the years…all the childhood and early adult times spent in friendship. God Bless and care for you all. Kennetta

    12/03/2008 –

    Troy Edwards and family

    I am Troy Edwards, Ann’s nephew…my memories of Ann was all the fun times we all had at my mom(Gloria Herroon) and dads house. Ann was always a good friend and a great Aunt. Im really going to miss her and Im glad shes in a happier place now!
    Troy Edwards and Family

    12/03/2008 –

    Erin & Tony Baker

    We’re so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    12/03/2008 –

    Ruth Sanderson

    God bless you at this time. I’m so sorry to see the world lose such a loving soul. Ann was a wonderful lady, full of fun and mischief and always with a twinkle in her eye. Her family was everything to her and she had such a big heart that she counted friends as family, as well. I know that she’s already riding free with the wind in her hair and a big smile on her face.

    12/02/2008 –


    Ohh Annie, I will miss you so much. Every once in awhile you have patients that become close to you that you’ll never forget. Annie quickly made it to that level. Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Annie. Your in my thoughts and prayers, Shawn Roberts (Spectrum Health Lab)

    12/01/2008 –


    Levi, Season and Jessica, My thoughts and prayers are with during this time of sadness. I know things have been hard for her and for you all as well. If you need anything please let me know. I am here for you all. Again I am very sorry about your loss of your mother. I know she is in a happier and pain free place where she deserves to be.
    Love always, Nikki

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