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July 13, 1922 - October 3, 2019

A service to commemorate her life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kiva Room of Friendship Village, 1400 North Drake Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home

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Age 97, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, with family by her side. She was born in Detroit, MI, on July 13, 1922, the daughter of the late George and Leora (Clemons) Behrens. Marjorie was a loving, faithful and generous woman who was a joy to know. She loved her family and friends and leaves behind the legacy of a life well lived. On November 9, 1940, she married John Robinson Carter, who preceded her in death. They were united for sixty-eight years. During that time, Marjorie worked hard at the family business, Carter’s Fuel Service. She also worked in real estate for several years. When not working she enjoyed spending time in the garden or working on a stained-glass project. She was a gifted cook and she loved to share that gift with others. Her home and heart were always open. She had a strong faith in the Lord and was a member of Twin Lakes Reformed Church where she volunteered to teach Sunday School and passed on the joy of faith. Marjorie’s gentle nature and warm smile will be missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her children, Carol-Lynn (Larry) Hapner, Ty (Bob) Kirkpatrick, and Kit (Ken) DeJong; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Cohen, Mitchell Hapner, Amanda (Pierre) Brown, Megan Gulledge, Matthew (Rachael) Jennings, Tyler (Amber) Jennings, Kyle (Chela) Jennings; great-grandchildren, Eliana Hapner, Pierre Brown, Jr., Emmanuel Brown, and Jackie Jennings; sisters, Phyllis (Jeri) Singrey and Betty Pangburn; son-in-law, Tim Williams. She was also preceded in passing by a daughter, Sally Williams and siblings, Donald Behrens, Lloyd “Mickey” Behrens, and Darleen Lofts.