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Marsha Jean Grogan, age 73, of Wayland, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2018 with family by her side.

The daughter of Elnora Ferguson, she was born on March 26, 1945.

Marsha Grogan was the best mother anybody could ever ask for. She was also a wildlife artist and the kindest, most loving lady you would ever meet. Her door was always open to anybody whether you were somebody that just left church or somebody that just got out of prison. She will be deeply missed by lots of family and friends.

Marsha was preceded in death by her mother Elnora Ferguson, who passed on March 9, 2002 and her son Lauren Edward Armes who passed in 1963.

Marsha is survived by her children Robert & Michelle Armes, James Armes JR., Michelle Brown, Mathew & Cody Wilson, Joshua Roy, Jennifer & Clayton Parish, Richard Brown, Waylan Thomson & Hannah Todd; grandchildren David & Marissa, Alex, Terry & Morgan, Stephanie & Walt, Lauren, Jessica, Alisha & her boyfriend Jordan, Tyler & JoJo, Jonathan, Tristan, Nicholas, Logan & his girlfriend Denise, Hayley, Beverly, Gaven, Savannah, Skylar, Ryan, Aaron, Andrea, Alexander, Wayland JR., James; many great grandchildren; as well as her sister Norma & Michael Tipton.

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marsha’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Jennifer parish on October 21, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Hi beautiful mommy I love you today is bubby’s bday it’s really weird u not being here I told him u said happy bday to him tho I just wish u were here I love u more than life itself

  2. Jennifer Parish on June 12, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Mommy I’m sorry I haven’t wrote to u again miss u so so much I always miss u but I think today miss u more than anything. I’ve been wanting to tell u so many things I met this amazing man back in August and I wish so much he could meet u u would love him he completes me and has been the only thing that has helped me be able to keep going with life but u know your daughter is a crazy bitch and of course I fuck up any good thing and he broke up with today and idk wat to do I just want to be done with life and come be with u I need u to give me the strength to get thru this I don’t think I can make it thru this I hate that life works like this I need u

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