Carol West

Obituary of Carol Joy West

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Carol Joy Anteau was born in Adrian, Michigan on May 31, 1958.  She was the daughter of Wilbert Anteau and Laura Jean (Morell) Anteau.  She attended Adrian Community Schools.

Carol married Harold “Buster” Victor West on September 27, 1980.  The couple was blessed with a blended family of five children.  Carol cared for the needs of her husband, children, and grandchildren as a homemaker.  She loved animals, especially dogs.  Later in life, she was further blessed with grandchildren which she took every opportunity to spoil.

Carol loved riding motorcycles and courtesy of “Buster” had owned nine throughout the years.  She often rode by herself although her brother James and daughters’ former-in-laws the Bennett’s were cherished riding partners as well.  Carol enjoyed sharing her passion, taking the children and grandchildren with her.  She liked painting statues, recently completing a butterfly, to add to her concrete yard statue collection.  She also collected and received pandas and jewelry with gold rings and bracelets from Osterman's being her favorites.

Carol Joy West, age 66 of Monroe passed away at 3:54am on Thursday; June 20, 2024, at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.  Her passing was preceded by her parents; two sisters:  Barbara O'Neal and Roseanne (Leroy) Bonner; a brother: Ralph Anteau; a great grandson: Darius May Anteau; and a son-in-law: Michael Johnson.

To cherish her memory she leaves her beloved husband:  Harold “Buster” Victor West of Monroe; five children: Crystal West (Mike Mills) of Monroe, Tina Johnson of Monroe, Marcus Anteau of Monroe, Joseph Anteau of Monroe, and Angela Kuehl of Monroe; a brother: James Anteau (Denise) of Arizona; a sister-in-law:  Sandra Anteau of Monroe; a brother-in-law: Jeff O'Neal of Monroe; twelve grandchildren: Shaylyn Johnson, Josh Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, Brian Barnett (Meagan Richards), Jayzlin (Dalanie) Bennett, Izziah Bennett (Hannah Buchanan), Mystic Mandelka, Damon Mandelka, Tylor Mandelka, Sierra Mandelka, Harlem Anteau, and Alissa Anteau; and ten great grandchildren with two on the way: Jayden Bennett, Brycen Bennett, Skylynn Bennett, Klowey Richards, Paisley Bennett, Kade Bennett, Angel Pitts, Anijah Anteau, Desmon Mandelka, Amariona Mandelka. Eliana Bennett on the way, Demeterius Barnett on the way,

Friends may gather from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.  A Celebration of Her Life will take place at 7:00pm, also at Merkle’s with Pastor Frank Carroll of Grace Missionary Baptist Church officiating.  Cremation will follow through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan, a division of Merkle Enterprises, Inc.

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