Carol Simpkins

Obituary of Carol A. Simpkins

Carol Simpkins, 78, of Morenci, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at her daughter’s house, where she had been living since August of 2021, surrounded by her daughter and son-in-law.

Carol was born on May 7, 1943 to the late Harold and Evelyn (Dilyard) Shadbolt. She attended Blood School, Clayton School, and later Morenci School. On June 26, 1983, Carol married Lanny “Butch” Simpkins at the First Congregational Church of Morenci. For many years, she worked at Little Peoples Place as a cook, retiring in 2004.

Aside from work, she was a member of the American Legion Post #368 and a dedicated member of the Medina Federated Church. Carol found great enjoyment in baking, puzzles, and the Empty Nesters Group at her church. Above all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, making sure she made it to every possible sporting event.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Michael Wilson (Robin) of Waterford, MI, Carrie Joughin (Dan) of Hudson, MI, Colleen Smith (Amanda) of Garden City, MI; her step-children, Bruce Simpkins of Butler, IN and Colleen Vanderpool (Todd) of Morenci, MI; her brother, Harold “Pete” Shadbolt (Janet) of Bryan, OH; her brother-in-law, John Simpkins of Morenci; her sister, Sharon Robinson of Adrian, MI; her sisters-in-law, Betty Hall, Shirley Speilman, and Sharon Schmidt, all of Morenci, Barbara Baker and Bea Treadway of Lyons, OH, and Beverly Cowell of Akron, IN; her grandchildren Justin (Ashley) Joughin, Emily (Todd) Patriquin, Casey (Jennie) Wilson, Kate (Samuel) Butterfield, Katelyn (Jacob) Pennington, Dana (Alex) Craig, Julia (Kyle) Middleditch, Parker Wilson, and Tyler Bishop; her step-grandchildren, Gavin Vanderpool, Erin (Daiton) Lemmon, Dillon Simpkins, and Alliana Morgan; and her great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Drew, Maddox, Ben, Abby, Ward, Leah, Leo, Griffin, Fennec, Owen, and one due in May.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lanny Simpkins; her sisters, Beverly Wilson and Kathleen Hall; her brothers-in-law, Arnold and Ronald Simpkins; sister-in-law, Wanda Anderson; and a nephew, Mark Shadbolt.

Carol’s family will greet friends during a time of visitation on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home (303 N. Summit St., Morenci, MI 49256) from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Medina Federated Church (12603 Medina Rd, Hudson, MI 49247), beginning at 12PM, with the family receiving friends beginning at 10AM. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Medina Federated Church. You may leave condolences for the family at andersonfuneralservices.com.

Sunday
24
April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Eagle-Marry FH - Morenci
303 N. Summit St
Morenci, Michigan, United States
517-458-2311
Sunday
24
April

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Eagle-Marry FH - Morenci
303 N. Summit St
Morenci, Michigan, United States
517-458-2311
Monday
25
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, April 25, 2022
Medina Federated Church
12650 Medina Rd
Hudson, Michigan, United States
Monday
25
April

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Monday, April 25, 2022
Medina Federated Church
12650 Medina Rd
Hudson, Michigan, United States
Monday
25
April

Interment

1:15 pm
Monday, April 25, 2022
Oak Grove Cemetery
M 156
Morenci , Michigan, United States