Age 83, of Holt, MI, passed away March 28, 2016. She was born August 19, 1932, in Chicago, IL, to Carl and Alma Gipe.

Carolyn received her bachelor’s degree from DePau University and her master’s from MSU. She was a Mary Poppins nursery school teacher for over 35 years. She was very active in her church, especially with Christian education. Carolyn was a dancer, enjoyed playing golf, and especially loved to watch her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a huge Spartan fan and was a longtime season ticket holder for MSU football and basketball. She also loved her great-granddog, Champ.

She is survived by her children, Cecilia (John) Anderson, Amy (Arthur) Celentino, and Gregory (Colleen) Stauffer; grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Phillip and Katie; and brother, William (Katherine) Gipe. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Ronald in 1996.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa, Lansing. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Her family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lansing.

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3 Messages to “Carolyn R. Stauffer”

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    A. Keely Milbourn Says:

    Amy, I’m sorry for the loss of your mom. Rejoicing that she is now in heaven. You and your family are in my prayers.

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    Linda Halfmann -ex Prestiage Way employee Says:

    Carol was a very sweet woman. She will be greatly missed.

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    Sam and Kathe Smith Says:

    We are so sorry that you lost your mom. She was so patient with our son, Joshua when he spent two years with her at Mary Poppins. She was strong in faith and was one of the most dedicated members of First Presbyterian Church. Her cheerful, loving attitude will surely be missed. We will always remember her as a sweet and caring woman with the very high pitched sneeze!

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