Anne Carlyle

Anne Carlyle

Anne Clark Carlyle has reunited with her husband in heaven. She passed peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep on Thursday, August 4, 2016.

She was born in Ashland, Ohio on November 27, 1946 to Donald and Wilma (Bowen) Clark. Anne was a faithful member of the Otsego United Methodist Church where she was heavily involved in mission work, praise team and choir. To know her was to love her. She was admired by many for her caring generosity, patience and kindness. For 40 years Anne had been active with Carlyle Roofing which she operated first with her husband and later with her son. On August 10, 1969 in Ashland she married Harold “Butch” Carlyle who passed away in 2012.

Anne is survived by her daughter, Catherine (Joe) Gibson; son, George (Kelly) Carlyle, grandchildren, Ben, Rebecca and Sam Gibson and Andrew and Grace Carlyle; sister, Connie (Richard) Jones; brother, Steve (Terry) Clark and countless nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to her as Auntie Anne.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Bill.

Friends may visit with Anne’s family from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Shaler and Pastor Dan Minor officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Anne may be made to the Otsego United Methodist Church Ministry.

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  1. Sheri says:

    Anne was truly a “Hometown Hero”. She was an inspiration to many and an angel to all. She will forever be remembered for her bubbly personality and the most beautiful smile. I pray for peace in the hearts to all who knew and loved her.

  2. Margo Roberts says:

    So shocked to hear,,She Is Dancing and singing with the Lord All Mighty. She will be SO Missed. She was a gift from God!

  3. Jim & Alexis Gibson says:

    Words cannot express how sad we are at your mother’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and brought so much happiness and joy to everyone she met. We will miss her greatly but know she is in heaven with your dad,

  4. Paula DeSouza says:

    Catherine and George and families. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray for the sting of sorrow to be replaced with peace. May God keep you safely through this journey and may you remember how dear each one of you are to the rest of your family

  5. Jon and Judy Griffin says:

    Catherine and Joe, our hearts are broken for you. Anne was such an amazing woman. Her kindness was felt by all who met her. She shared her joy with the praise team on Sunday mornings and her wonderful heart with the many missions that she supported. She will be missed by many. Please know that you are being lifted in prayer and kept close during this time of shock and intense grief.

  6. Jeanne Lewis says:

    Anne will always be remembered for her smile and never endless hugs! May she rest in peace. Gone too soon!

  7. The Hart/Bolda Family says:

    Please know we are holding you in our hearts and send you much love and many hugs!

  8. theresa irving says:

    So sorry for the loss of Anne. She was a delightful and cheerful lady. Always had a smile and kindness. Will miss her and the “naughty coffee”.

  9. Sarah Zugel says:

    Catherine, George and family,
    We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your lovely Mother and Gandmother.
    We will hold your families close in prayer and warm thoughts.
    Take good care, warm regards,
    Eric and Sarah Zugel and family

  10. Ellyn Deneau says:

    Catherine & George and Families: I wish I could tell you what your Mom meant to me, She was a second Mom to me and I consider myself very blessed to have been so close to her for the last 2 years.I have so many beautiful memories. She talked so proudly of all of you and your children, I would get multiple pictures and texts that she sent with pride of her grand kids and your families. She missed your Dad every day. She was a ball of love and kindness, happiness, and fun. I know you know all this, I just wanted you to know that I knew it too.
    Love in Christ, Ellyn Deneau

  11. Lark n Penny Baker says:

    From Lark: Anne was a wonderful lady, a great person, and a friend. My special memories of Anne for the rest of my life is when I walk into church, I always get a big smile, and no matter what she’s doing, or where we are sitting, she comes and gives us a big hug. Just two weeks ago, Anne came up and asked me how was my arm, and my new business. No matter what was bothering Ann, she always showed her concern and love. She will be terribly missed, but in my heart, I feel Anne’s purpose was completed and she went Home. One day I know I will see my friend. God Bless Anne. From Lark Baker.

    From Penny: Thank you Anne, for welcoming Lark and I to OUMC. Your enthusiasm and sparkle will never be forgotten. My heart is very full. See you sooner than we know. From Penny Baker.

  12. larry and sue anne keefer says:

    So shocked and saddened with Ann’s passing. She was such a joy to know and be around. Always caring and concerned for those who knew her. I will miss her hugs and loving greetings. God has taken another angel. Peace and love to her family.

  13. Jane Pearson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. She was a joyous person. The way she let her light shine was an inspiration. May you sense God’s comfort in your loss of your beautiful mother and grandmother.

  14. Sue Lindsey says:

    My heart and prayers go out to Anne’s family. I am so going to miss her smile and her endless hugs! She was a great lady and will be sadly missed by all. God has taken a wonderful Angel home. Peace be with your family at this most difficult time. May God Bless.

  15. Michelle Abbey says:

    Dear Catherine and George, so very sorry for your loss. Memories of your mom go way back. Probably most fun we had was in aerobic dance class. When I admired a purse she had made, she quickly whipped one up for me….just the kind of thing she did! Blessings to you and your families, Mickey

  16. Katie and Kathy says:

    I am so sad to hear this, Anne was such a bright light. She always had a smile on her face and a kind words. I am going to miss seeing her and hugging her. Rest in peace

  17. MiChele Ferrier says:

    Anne I’m sure is singing The Lord’s praises right now as we speak…and dancing too…she will be deeply missed. She was loved by so many. She will always be a great brave courageous woman that I can look to as an example of who I want to be. What an amazing life! What an amazing positive joyous friend to be around! If something was negative around her she’d find a way to make it look positive! I’ll miss her smile and our talks and her hugs.

  18. Kay Hutchinson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother, Catherine. I did not know her but she must have been a lovely person to raise a daughter like you. I’m certain you have many memories to support you. I will keep you, Joe, and your sweet kids in prayer. I wish you peace.

  19. Marilyn VanDenBos says:

    Anne was such a joy to have as a neighbor and friend. Always eager to give a hug and words of encouragement. I will miss her dearly everyday as I pass her home on my morning walks. We love you Anne.

  20. Colleen Ziemer says:

    So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I didn’t know her very well but I remember she always had a smile for everyone and you could tell that she truly felt blessed and she passed that feeling on to everyone she met. My prayers go out to her family.

  21. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and sympathy are with all of you at this very sad time. Your Mom was nice to everyone she met and always had a wonderful smile on her face. Such a great personality and one of the nicest people ever ! ! ! ! ! She will be missed so much. Plainwell will not be the same without
    Anne Carlyle ! ! ! We hope your special memories will help you through your grief in the coming days, weeks, and months. Please take care.

  22. Barb & Bob Gulbranson says:

    To Anne’s family – there isn’t much I can say that you don’t know yourselves, but for us Anne will be greatly missed. From her work on the Trustees with Bob and my time with her in the bell choir (she stood next to me and made sure I was playing the correct bell) we became great friends. She always made my days lighter as the secretary at the OUMC and was always uplifting to me. She just sensed it when I needed it. You are all in our prayers. Please know she was a grand lady, but a happier one now that she is with her beloved Butch and our Lord. Prayers to you all.

  23. diane & john glessner says:

    What a joy our Anne was!!! She loved & lived with a passion only God could have supplied. She was amazing with how she ministered to sooo many! She had a huge heart filled with compassion especially for the down & out and older folks. On the day of her passing we had a special talk about what heaven would be like and reuniting with her Butch! We were blessed to have her in our home that night for an evangelism meeting and of course her heart for Jesus was shining! When I gave her a hug before she left, as always her hug was full of her caring spirit. What a special friend. Our sympathy and love to all. John & Diane

  24. Dorothy McNeess says:

    To Catherine : You may not remember me, I was a Brownie leade and a soft ball coach back in your elementary school days. Your mother was the most giving person, she was always there to help with the activities and etc. Always had a smile and always had time to stop and talk when I would see her out and about. She will be missed by those who knew her.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  25. Elaine & Irv Figel says:

    We were so sadden by the unexpected passing of your Mom and Grandmother. She was a wonderful, caring, and compassionate friend to so many! On Wednesday afternoon, I ran into her at Meijers and we stood and talked for a period of time. I was asking her about Ben and what sports he played in the fall. She was so, so proud of all of her grandchildren. I will miss her smiles, hugs and words of encouragement. She was a very special friend. She missed your dad and now they are together and sharing so many stories. She will certainly be missed by everyone who knew her. She won’t have to wait for her Angel wings because she had them here on earth! Our sincere condolences and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!

  26. Jason Herbert says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember “George’s mom” being such a sweet woman when we were kids and spoiling me rotten been I would come over.

  27. Joyce & Dan McClellan says:

    Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers to all who knew Anne. We have such fond memories of Anne and Butch though the many years of soccer, basketball and other activities we shared with our children and grandchildren. I will miss her bubbly personality, friendliness and sweet smile any time we had a chance to visit. Truly an Angel on earth. Wishing you GOD’S blessings of comfort and peace.

  28. Jerry and Christy Petill says:

    George / Catherine and families: We are so sorry to hear of you mothers passing; so soon after cousin Butch passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  29. Bonnie Wallace says:

    All my thoughts and prayers to your family Catherine and George. How often I loved meeting with your mom at the mailbox and catching up. She was a wonderful enthusiastic woman! She loved telling me about her busyness with the church and at the office. Loved her kids and grandkids and they all meant so much to her. I can imagine your grief and shock, and will be praying for God’s grace and comfort to you in this time.

  30. Kelly Koehrn says:

    Praying for God to hold you in the palm of His hand through your time of sorrow.

  31. Jerry & Joyce Kruithoff says:

    We want you to know how much we looked forward to seeing Anne each Sunday! We were greeted with a hug & smile!!! Also, she would say “I love you” to each of us!!! We admired her faith & love for her Lord & Saviour, Jesus! She never missed a Sunday as the praise team sang by raising her hands to testify her faith!!! She was a special friend and will be greatly missed, however, we can just picture her meeting Jesus Christ & her heavenly holy father, God!!! What an awesome time for her!!!

  32. Lorna Sisson says:

    Dear Katherine, George and families:

    It has taken me awhile to post this as it seems there are no appropriate words to describe the love, caring and support your mom/grandma gave to so many. Her love for the Lord was so clearly shared with everyone she touched. Always a positive attitude of smiles and support. From the day we met, when she and your dad came to church the first time we were instant soul mates. Our friendship grew and grew as we shared our hearts, our lives and our love for Jesus in our conversations and also so joyfully thru song together in the Praise Team. Her witness of unconditional love and her “what would Jesus do” spirit was known to all. Where there was a need she could fill, she did. Her beautiful smile and open, giving heart came so naturally without effort. her presence in a room was strength, love, and a “yes we can” spirit. She was so proud and loved talking about all of you. Your great loss extends also to her church family and you are in our hearts thoughts and prayers as you face each day. What a blessing to have had her as you mom, coworker, and your grandma. She will be so missed but so remembered in all our hearts as we try to follow in her footsteps of unconditional love and caring. May God fill your hearts with peace thru the wonderful love and memories she has left with each of you. She will be so greatly missed, but I have been so blessed to have had her
    In my life and am thankful to have known such a true and faithful friend in Christ.

  33. Jan Myers says:

    To Anne’s family my deepest sympathy. She showed me such great
    kindness right after my husband passed earlier this year. I knew her
    from many years ago when our children were in nursery school
    together and then reconnected in January of this year and I will
    never forget the gift she sent to me in the mail and how much it
    has meant to me. Such a kind caring lady and so selfless.

  34. Kathy Rose says:

    My deepest sympathy to Katherine,George & family. I can’t express how much I will miss your Mom.I saw her every three weeks for about 24 years,She was a client who truly became a friend as she did with so many. We would support & give advice to each other with things going on in our lives.I just want you to know how proud she was of all of you always showing pictures & telling stories with those bright eyes & beautiful smile.One of the things I will miss most is Her awesome hugs & always saying I love you before She would leave the salon. We can all learn a lot from the way your Mom lived Her life She made the best out of each & every day!! Know She will live on through all the people who She touched ( we know their are many!!!) God Bless all of You, Kathy Rose

  35. George & Mary Washburn says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Anne was a beautiful and sweet person who brought joy and love to everyone she met. She touched the lives of so many people and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our prayers are with her family as you grieve for her.

  36. Pat Wilcox says:

    I am in total shock at reading that Anne passed away. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was truly blessed by the Lord, and lived her life for Him. She was an Angel here on earth, so filled with the Spirit in all she did!! I guess God decided her work on earth was done, and her time to come and live with Him, and be reunited with Butch. I know this is so hard for all of you at this time, but know what a blessing she was to so many. Smiles and praise unending!! What a beautiful lady she was!! May comfort, peace, and understanding surround you. May you feel God’s Love and strength at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!!

  37. Debra and Adam Smith says:

    Thinking of you and your family. We did not know Anne but it sounds like she was a remarkable woman. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  38. Linda warner says:

    I was often “next” in kathys salon chair after your mom and seeing her always made my day brighter! Running into each other while “visiting” our husbands, always brought laughter that some may have found “inappropriate” – not us!!!
    Just passing her in her little red truck and having her “swing” by to say “hi” when she was in the neighborhood on Sunday’s brought a smile to my face 🙂
    Catherine your mom was soooo special to so many people-I feel so blessed to have been one!
    Love, hugs and prayers
    Linda and lauren

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