Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 16, 2014

Carol A. Livingston

ELK RAPIDS — Carol A. Livingston, age 72, of Elk Rapids, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 14, 2014, with her family at her side, at Munson Hospice House. She was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Owendale, to Alfred and Doris (Volz) Schnepp.

Carol graduated from Owendale High School in 1960. She went on to the University of Michigan Flint, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.

Carol married Kenneth M. Livingston Jr. on Aug. 15, 1964, in Bach. Together they raised two sons.

Carol was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Flushing and later, after moving to Elk Rapids was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. She was active in the “Wednesday Piecemaker” and “Sewority Sisters” quilting groups, providing quilts to the local police, fire rescuers and homeless American veterans.

She loved sewing, reading, cooking, baking, canning and occasionally fishing with Ken. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved spending time with her family.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of almost 50 years, Kenneth, of Elk Rapids; two sons, Donald Livingston, of Uxbridge, Mass., and Scott (Susan) Livingston, of Clarkston; two grandsons, Zachary and Matthew Livingston; sister, Mary (Phil) Albrecht, of Muskegon, and Aunt Dorothy Schnepp; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, Carol was preceded in death by a brother, James Schnepp; and a niece, Heather Albrecht.

A visitation will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 19, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Elk Rapids. Burial will take place Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 1 p.m., at Bendle Cemetery in Clayton Township.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) or to Munson Hospice House.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.



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