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In Memoriam

Mary Keitha Antcliff (Tice) - Class Of 1946

Mary Keitha Antcliff, daughter of Robert William (1904-1992) and Esther Irene (Traynor) (1908-2001) Antcliff, was born 25 August 1925, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.  Mary graduated in 1946 from Okemos High School.  She married World War II Navy veteran James Allen Coe, 19 January 1947, Okemos, Ingham County.  The couple had one son, James Coe II, in November 1950.  James, born 4 September 1926, died 23 September 1973, Gratiot County, Michigan.  James and Mary divorced February 1954.

In 1952 the Antcliff family suffered a terrible loss when the youngest child, Robert, accidentally drowned in Lake Lansing.  Robert, born 23 April 1944, died 6 July 1952.  He was interred Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, DeWitt, Clinton County, Michigan.

Mary married Laurence C. Tice, 6 November 1954. Laurence was born 13 January 1930.

Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Monday 8 November 1954


Miss Mary K. Coe and Laurence C. Tice exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony in the Mason home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Antcliff, Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Tice is the son of Mrs. Vida Tice of Grand Ledge.

The bride chose a navy blue suit with light blue accessories for the service performed by Rev. David Evans.  She carried red roses and wore earrings that were a gift of the  bridegroom.

Mrs. Josephine McKenzie, sister of the bride, was matron of honor.  She wore a light blue suit with navy blue accessories and carried pink roses.

Lyle Tice was his brother's best man.  Following a reception the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to Florida.

When they return they will reside at 3330 Logan st.

Mary was employed at Michigan National Bank for over 3 decades.  She died 20 November 2010, Arizona and was inured with her parents and brother, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, DeWitt.

Published in Lansing State Journal on November 17, 2010.

Mary, of Apache Junction, Arizona, formerly of Lansing area, passed away Wednesday. Mary was born to Robert and Esther Antcliff. Mary was an Assistant Vice President at Michigan National Bank, working there over 34 years and retiring in 1993. Mary loved her place at Lake Isabella and lately, her home in Arizona. A very loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, she is predeceased by her parents, and two brothers, Howard and Robert (Bubby). She is survived by her sister and best friend, Josephine McKenzie of Dimondale; sister-in law, Geraldine Antcliff; son James Coe II (Lori) of Mason; daughters Diane (Robert) Seaver, and D'Nita (Jeff) Peppel, all of Lake Isabella; and Dawn Buck of Ohio; grandchildren James III (Robin), Jeff, and Jessica Coe; Amber and Alan Buck; and Jamie and Aaron Heeg; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family.
Mary was a longtime member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #3734, VFW, and American Legion Auxiliaries. Her cremains were interred with her parents and younger brother.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the Alzheimer's Association.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Mason Holt Eagles, Mason MI. Rev. Robert Carpenter officiating.
Arrangements by Superstition Funeral Home, Apache Junction, Arizona.