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    8047 Church Street
    Richland, MI 49083

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“What a wonderful and beautiful person Carole was. I have treasured memories of her infectious laugh, her positive cheery nature and lasting...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Gwen Waldron

“We shall miss our close friendship and our trips together, sharing memories of so many things. Carole was a true friend and someone that was there...Read More »
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“A couple years ago after Garden Club Carole and her husband were so kind to give my sister and I a wonderful ride around Gull Lake on their float...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sally Strole - Battle Creek, MI., MI

“Carole will be remembered for her kindness and for the fact that anything she set out to do, she made sure it was done well. My deepest sympathy...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sandy Buller - Holland, MI

“Peter, Jill, Dan and Andy;You have my deepest condolences and prayers at Carole's passing. She was a wonderful person, we will all miss. She and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Knibloe - Pompano Beach, FL

“Carole was one of the founding members of our craft group, and one of our fearless leaders.What started as a fun monthly craft meeting matured into a...Read More »
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Carole R. Knibloe of Gull Lake (Augusta), MI

Carole Knibloe, aged 83, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home on Gull Lake, Michigan.

The daughter of Glen and Vera (Strong) Rice, Carole was born in Traverse City, Michigan on June 21, 1936. Carole married Peter Gilbert Knibloe on December 29, 1957 at Kanley Chapel in Kalamazoo. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Peter; a daughter, Jill (Richard) Wright of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two sons, Daniel Knibloe of Las Vegas, Nevada and Andrew Knibloe of Kalamazoo; and two granddaughters, Leslie and Hannah Wright. Carole was preceded in death by her parents.

After graduating from Albion College, Pete and Carole moved to the Lansing area, where Carole taught first grade for four years before starting their family. They lived there for nearly 20 years, where Carole was a devoted homemaker, before moving to the Kalamazoo area in 1977. After the children left home, she worked for Hudson's Department Store (later Marshall Field's) where she helped many brides in the gift registry department.

Carole's many social and charitable activities over the years included Delta Gamma Sorority, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra League and Ladies of the Lake. She enjoyed the pursuit of various crafts, especially in the company of her dear friends, and was a wonderful cook. Carole and Pete spent the last 25 years at Gull Lake where they designed, built and furnished their dream home. Carole loved spending time entertaining friends, family and particularly their granddaughters during the summer months.

A memorial service to celebrate Carole's life will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 8047 Church Street, Richland, MI 49083 with Dr. Mark W. Jennings, Pastor, officiating. Carole's family will greet family and friends at the church, with a reception immediately following the service. Final interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Richland.