LaNora Love

February 20, 1936 ~ September 10, 2022 (age 86)


On Saturday September 10th, 2022, LaNora (Crosby) Love passed away surrounded by her family at home.  At age 86, she bravely succumbed to her 7-year struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis with the final weeks of her life under the care of the Alcona Health / Hospice Care Team.

LaNora was born February 20, 1936, in Midland, Michigan to Everett and Nora (Beardsley) Crosby. The oldest of 5 siblings with surviving brothers, Gene, Wayne, and Clair. Her youngest brother, Keith, preceded her in death.

LaNora met the love of her life in 1952 while a sophomore at Farwell High School. She married Harold M. Love Jr. (JR) on May 28, 1954. They celebrated 68 years of marriage and 70 years of companionship this past year with a legacy of 5 children, Harold M. Love III (Buck) and wife Diane of Bliss, Michigan, Mark Alan Love of Loveland, CO, Lori (Love) Smith and husband Al of Troy, Michigan, Chris Michael Love of Oden, Michigan, and Craig Nelson Love and wife Kyra of Arvada, CO. She was also a loving Grandmother to 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandsons and 2 great grandsons.

LaNora was well known and loved throughout her life wherever she lived. In her early adult years while raising and refereeing an active family she was a community volunteer with Head Start, cub scouts, girl scouts, and worked in Midland for 10 years at the Chippewa Nature Center. After moving to Harbor Springs in 1986 to help manage a family business (North Coast Screen Printing), she also worked for the UIA (unemployment office) and most recently Bluff Gardens. Her sense of humor and organizational skills were legendary among her various co-workers. LaNora and JR were active members of various square-dance clubs as well as active members of the United Methodist Church in Harbor Springs who will handle her private memorial service on October 19, 2022, at 11:00 am.

LaNora never sought attention for all her kindness and good works. In lieu of flowers she asked that any donations could be made to a hospice, foodbank, women’s shelter, or nature conservancy.

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Memorial Service
October 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
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