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Carlene Gilchrist, 85

Carlene V. Gilchrist, 85, of Colon, formerly of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. She was born on March 25, 1927 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Ray R. Earl and Ora (Wordelman) Richmond.

Carlene has been a life long resident of Three Rivers. She was formerly employed by Continental Can, later Weyerhaeuser, and also for Big Wheel for many years. She was a charter member of the Three Rivers Eagles #2303 where she was very active.

Mrs. Gilchrist was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Paul Gilchrist.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, brother, Daniel (Kathy) Earl of Colon; sister, Phyllis Mann of Klines Resort; nieces, Erinn Howald of Dallas, Texas, Vikki (Bruce) Brillhart of Minnesota and Sandy (Mike) Davis of Colon; nephews, Casee Earl of Colon, Shawn Earl of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel R. “DJ” Earl, Jr. of San Francisco, Calif., Chuck (Deb) Mann and Gary (Pam) Gilchrist, both of Kalamazoo; several great-nieces and nephews as well as many close friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 also at the funeral home, with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.

Interment will be held in Marcellus Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left a