Carol I. Pentoney

Age 80, passed away on May 2, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born on Dec. 7, 1935, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Oscar and Lora (Corson) Wild.  Married to Thomas Pentoney, they shared 40 years of life together.  Employed with the Lansing School District for 35 years, she touched the lives of hundreds of children, including those with special needs.  For many years, she taught tiny tot swim and gave piano lessons.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, camping, fine arts and spending time with family and friends. She loved animals, especially wolves, but what she loved the most was teaching and sharing her knowledge with others.

Carol is survived by her husband, Thomas; 4 children, Christine (Neil) Melancon of Bath, MI, James (Sharon) Marshall of Paw Paw, MI, Catherine Ireland of Midland, MI and William (Paula) Anderson of Mason, MI; 8 grandchildren, Rachel (Fred), Joshua, Jennifer, Amber (Josh), Cherie, Tiffeny (Fred), Daniel (Megan), Lora (Ray); 11 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Brianna, Warren, Miranda, Trevor, Conner, Brayden, Gavin, Maelie, Cadence & James; 1 brother, Dr. David (Shari) Wild; and 1 sister, Barbara (Nelson) Simkins.

A memorial service will be held at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016; the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a service organization of your choice or Hospice of Lansing.

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Sharolyn Ross "Bug"
May 3, 2016 at 2:51 pm

Oh how I love the photo! What an honor to be a part of her life to receive hugs and kisses and heart warming smiles!

Judy Christie
May 4, 2016 at 12:10 am

She was a strong trooper, always helping other people. She was such a special person and arms wide open for hugs and good-bye. She will be missed. Always…..God Be With You and your family. I am glad I was able to be a part of Carol and Tom’s lives for a few years.

Bonnie Hillmann
May 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

What a wonderful member of our family. We are thankful for all the love and care she showed our brother for a bit shy forty years. We appreciated all the photos she took and shared over this time. Having three Aunt Carols, Carol Irene was always referred to by my daughters as Auntie Carol when talking among themselves. Auntie Carol taught them how to crochet. We are blessed to have had her in our family.

Tom would tell you again today, if he could, how much she meant to him. He misses her very much.


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