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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

  3. Michael Lipman on July 28, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Miss Marsha, this is Michael. Your Daughter’s partner in life. I have heard so many things about your life and I am truly grateful to be a part of your family’s story. I have made some mistakes and have lost some of the days I should have spent with your daughter Miss Jennifer. Please know I will not continue to fail at my job of being her lover and her friend. I will make you the mother of a happy and productive young lady.. May you rest in peace knowing I love her and & Josh both. I won’t let you down Miss Marsha.. I wont..

  4. Jennifer L Parish on August 10, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    I so wish you were here with me I would give anything just to have you for one day I’ve been having such a hard time lately I have all these emotions and feelings and can’t explain or express them correctly so they get all twisted and fucked up and it made my life a mess I feel like I’m loosing what I’ve worked so hard to get and keep I don’t know how to deal with it or fix it and I’m just making it worse out if I could get my Lovey to understand why I’m feeling the way I am without it making him feel like he is failing bc trust me he is far from a failure he is so amazing mommy you would love him his definition of things are different then mine and u can’t figure out how to word things so he understands it as what I’m trying to say can u please help me mommy please some how some way find a way for him to know exactly what I’m saying and how to fix it and help me beable to fix it I can’t loose him just the thought makes my heart hurt and makes it hard to breathe I can’t be in this world without him to our life’s are on fire right now and idk he to fix it I keep praying for God to help me fix it but some how I just keep making it worse ik I’m not exactly living my life like I should be and I’m doing drugs but that shouldn’t matter just bc we get high doesn’t mean we don’t deserve a good life and to be happy mommy that’s all I want out of life is to be with my Lovey be happy and live our life’s I’m gonna go for now mommy I’ve u and I miss u more than anything love u

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