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Dorothy Mae Carnell

April 10, 1923 — March 22, 2023

Augusta

On March 22, 2023, Dorothy (Standley) Carnell quietly slipped away in accordance with God’s plan.  She was born April 10, 1923 at home in Augusta, MI.  She was the beloved wife of Ray F. Carnell, whom she wed on March 1, 1946.  She was preceded in death by her parents Seth and Lenna (Brooks) Standley, her husband Ray, sisters Blanche (Standley) Rice, Verna (Standley) Chittick and brothers Arthur Standley and little Master Albert Standley. Surviving is her brother Robert Standley of Augusta, MI.  Also surviving are her daughters, Janie Ashford, Sue Shannon, and Patty (Chris) Decker, and grandchildren Lance and Sarah McCray, and great grandchildren: Emma, Leah, Elliott, Benjamin and Caroline, the lights of her life.

 

After 45 years of teaching, mostly in the Gull Lake School system, grade school and summer school, and Sunday School at Day Bible Church, she retired to spend time with family and life-long friends. She pursued her passion of photo taking, filling a multitude of photo albums, bird watching – joining in the yearly back-yard bird count and flower gardening – competing in the Kalamazoo County Fair with her flower arrangements. Other quality time was spent at family reunions, pedro card parties and welcoming school and neighbor children to her home for trick or treat and fun costumes. In later years, Dorothy spent time watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at sporting events. Family and friends were the most important part of her life. She will be thought of fondly by many who came in contact with her winning smile and kind soul and will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel, where funeral services to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 3.  A private interment will be at Augusta Cemetery.  Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Day Bible Church, 8502 N. 46th St., Augusta, MI 49012 or the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 E C Ave, Augusta, MI 49012 or Elara Caring Hospice, 4664 Campus Dr. Suite 101A-B, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.  

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Visitation

Sunday, April 2, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care, Augusta Chapel

307N. Webster Street, Augusta, MI 49012

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 3, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care, Augusta Chapel

307N. Webster Street, Augusta, MI 49012

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