Charlene R. "Char" Friar

At the age of 69 Char went home to be with her Lord, March 6, 2013. She was born in Lansing, August 14, 1943 to Ray and Ruth Lowden. She was of Holt, MI.

Char was a retired Holt School bus driver. She loved spending time with her family, listening to Southern Gospel music and watching MSU basketball and football games.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Marvin David Friar; daughters, Camie Herron, Angela (Michael) Ponic, Amanda (Aaron) Berenter; son, Mark (Coleen) Friar; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dee (Lowden) Smith, and Elaine Lowden.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce (Jack) Graham; brother-in-law, Jack Smith; and son-in-law, David Herron.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with the Rev. Bob Nappier officiating; interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, and also one hour prior to the service on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Lynette Quigley
March 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

Amanda — I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I have remembered you in my prayers and am sending you wishes of comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

Vienna (Jane) Phelps
March 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

So sad for your loss. Charlene was a wonderful person to have known. She will be so missed, by all who knew her.
My husband Don Phelps , and I met her and Dave , while we were Mgr.s at Shoreline Lake, they had a cottage there. We were very blessed to have met the 2 of them and their family.
Or prayers will be with you on this day and days to come.

Andrew Kovats
March 8, 2013 at 9:46 am

Mark-Our deepest felt condolensences go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this trying time.

Thomas Helms
March 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

My deepest sympathies.

Kristie Mackie
March 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness.

Chris Albers
March 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Mark and family, so sorry for the loss of your mom. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Hang in there during these tough times as you are not alone.

Sarah and Brian King
March 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Mark, we are very sad to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Terry and Kim Nowatzke & Family
March 8, 2013 at 9:51 pm

You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We are lifting you up to our Lord for strength, peace and comfort as you face the days ahead. May the many happy memories you have be a blessing to you in your sorrow. Sending our love…

Betty Smith
March 9, 2013 at 7:35 am

Dave so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. She will be singing with the angels. If you listen to the wind you will hear her. With all my affection. Betty

armando parras
March 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

I was laying in bed this morning thinking about everything that’s happened. And suddenly I began to smile. I smiled because I began to think of Char and my mom Petra have hopefully already met up and unless i’ve missed my guess, they are somewhere in the vicinity of George Younce and Glenn Payne “hanging” around and listening to the boys sing “this old house”.
What grand memories…….What a Blessing…….Mando

Jerri Baisel
March 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Camie, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed seeing you and Char at Bunco. I know you have lots of wonderful
memories, I do. Hugs

Damon Williams
March 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Dear Friar family, please accept my sincere sympathy. May you look forward to the time when the Bible says that “(God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Roger Knott
March 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Condolances to the Friar family from your old “Shoreline Lake” neighbor. What good times we had together and it brings a tear to my eye thinking of how you will be missed by all.

Pat Locke
March 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Mark, Coleen, and all your family, Thinking of, and praying for you.. I lost my dad last month so I know how this can shatter your very world. But rejoice in all the memories, we all made a list of dad-ism’s and stories we recall, it was precious just remembering and reliving those times. You will celebrate her life in your own way, she left quite a legacy in all of you. She is in good hands, and so are you. eHugs to all.

Greg and Judi Chanski
March 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Mark & Coleen,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. God never gives us more than we can handle. He always provides His children with the grace they need for the trials which He sends their way. May God provide that special grace to you and your family in this time of grief. May He lift you up and bring special honor to Himself through you. May He minister to you as you have ministered to others.


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