Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 27, 2014

Charmon Marie Cribbs

TRAVERSE CITY — Charmon Marie Cribbs passed away peacefully Good Friday 2014. Charmon was born in Kaleva to Irma (Raatz) and Leonard Kamppinen.

She was a graduate of Kaleva High School and attended Michigan State University.

Charmon was active in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Kaleva until her move to Traverse City. She was also an active member in Sweet Adelines Manistee Chapter, loved to sing and was an avid sports fan who adored the Detroit Tigers. Amongst many things, she loved to travel and traveled the world.

She was also very proud of her Finnish heritage and was a great contributor to it.

Charmon is survived by her husband of 69 years, John Cribbs; daughters, Candace Cribbs Meili, of Lexington, Ky., and Carla Cribbs Spalten, of San Antonio, Texas; son, Jon Cribbs, of Traverse City; grandchildren, Christopher W. Smith, Corbin Cribbs Smith, Trece Spalten, Tina Spalten, Abby Cribbs, Levi Cribbs and Owen Fisher Cribbs; sisters, Shirley Blakeslee, Carol Klapp and Mamie Malmquist; and brother, Thomas Kamppinen.

Many thanks are extended to Sharon Holz and Munson Medical Center for their wonderful care.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 3 p.m., at the Advent Lutheran Church, 8481 Lake Ann Road, Lake Ann, MI 49650.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Charmon’s name to the Advent Lutheran Church.

Please visit to share your memories of Charmon.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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