Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 5, 2014

Carol G. Sheets

GRANT TOWNSHIP — Carol G. Sheets, 92, of Grant Township, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Carol was born on Aug. 19, 1921, at her family home in Grant Township, the daughter of Carlton and Dorothy (Bigger) Stevens.

She graduated from Buckley Community School and was a lifetime member of the Grant United Methodist Church.

Carol married Robert Haines and started a family.

After raising her five children she went to work at the Traverse City State Hospital, working in the Children’s Unit for 17 years.

She later married Dean Sheets, adding three more children to her family. Carol was a devoted wife and a supportive mother. She always put her family first and enjoyed looking after her children and grandchildren.

She enjoyed traveling and made a tradition out of it, spending time in Lakeland, Fla., every year for over 18 years.

Carol is survived by her children, Robert “Doug” (Louise) Haines, Steven (Carolyn) Haines, Joanne Rikli, Donald (Cheri) Haines, Allen Sheets, Grant (Loretta) Sheets and Susan (Duane) Runyon; siblings, Bea Jakielek, Mary Lea Hansen and Phyllis (John) Haggard; sister-in-law, Bonnie Grant; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding Carol in death were her parents; husband, Dean Sheets; son, David Haines; and siblings, Carmen Bonebrake, Ronnie Stevens and Donnie Stevens.

Carol’s funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Grant United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m., at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church with “Carol Sheets Memorial-Camp” on the memo line.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.

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