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Memorial Visitation

Marshall-Gren Chapel
Wednesday June 2nd, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Graveside Service

Hillside Cemetery
Wednesday June 2nd, 2021

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Charlene Fay Carten

Charlene Fay Carten passed away on May 26, 2021, at the age of 80. Charlene was born on August 3, 1940 to George & Bonna (Gillmore) Tiff. Charlene married Chuck on January 23, 1960. She is survived by her children: Kimberly Cochran, Karen Carten and Becky (Julie) Carten-Crandell; four grandchildren: Trevor Cochran, Mindy (Michael) Daws, Leah Carten-Crandell and Aaron Carten-Crandell; great grandchildren: Ryleigh Daws, Hayden Daws and Paisley Mae Daws; sister Carol Russell; her aunt Hazel Johansen and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chuck; her brothers: Bernard, Forest and Laverne. Memorial donations may be made to Paws with a Cause or Spectrum Health Hospice. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 2 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Marshall & Gren Chapel; 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell MI 49080. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 at the Hillside Cemetery. While visiting Charlene’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.

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Serene Retreat was purchased for the family of Charlene Fay Carten.

Jun 2 2021 12:43 AM

Karen, Kim, and Becky, We have been through the loss of our mothers. It is a profound event that brings up memories that continue to lead to more memories. She loved each of you very much. Every time you remember something she taught you, or make one of her recipes that you love, you will thank her for being there for you. We feel for your loss and send our deepest sympathy. With all our love, Your cousins, Mike & Sue

Mike & Sue Fitzgerald Jun 1 2021 10:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlene Carten

Sarah Duram Jun 1 2021 4:04 PM

I would see Char at least once a week for a year or so. We would work puzzles (Char had no idea how much I despised puzzles) We could laugh at ourselves when we would do silly things. She was always kind and I enjoyed my time spent with her

Cindy O'Brien Jun 1 2021 1:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlene Carten

Joette Nuyen May 29 2021 10:02 PM

Condolences and Prayers We truly enjoyed catching up with Charlene and Chuck at the Family Gatherings especially the Gilmore Reunions. Fond Memories of our chats about family and sharing of Life Experiences Art and Peggy Wells

Art and Peggy Wells May 29 2021 6:35 PM

Lavender Reflections Spray was purchased for the family of Charlene Fay Carten.

May 29 2021 4:32 PM

I was her caretaker for many years. She always made me smile, and always told me she was so happy to see me and glad that I was there with her. I will miss her dearly but I am so happy knowing she is FINALLY in peace! :)

Sydney Johnson May 28 2021 5:12 PM

Your TSA Family: Barb, Glenn, Jason and Rebecca purchased the Sweet Tenderness for the family of Charlene Fay Carten.

Your TSA Family: Barb, Glenn, Jason and Rebecca May 28 2021 4:20 PM

Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Charlene Fay Carten.

May 28 2021 10:42 AM

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