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Dixie L. Carroll

Dixie passed away, Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Kauhale in Otsego.

She was born August 25, 1934 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Joe and Eveline (Jones) Wells. Dixie graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1952. Dixie moved to Oklahoma in 1981 and returned to the area in 2022. She worked at several different businesses over the years including Hoard Chiropractic Clinic, Charles Miller, State Farm Insurance and the Western Michigan University Post Office.

Dixie was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed teaching sewing through 4-H. She also liked square dancing with the Rolling Squares, bowling and traveling in her motorhome. On December 5, 1953 in Kalamazoo she married Merlyn “Doyle” Lehman who passed away in 1965. She married Larry Herweyer and they spent 10 years together. On November 24, 1995 she married Forest Carroll who passed away in 2022.

Surviving are her children, Candace (Gary) Dunham of Otsego, Rodney (Nittaya) Lehman of Otsego and Karen (Steward) Klaus of Mancelona; step-daughters, Michele (Modesto) Santellan and Laura (Darrell) Couts; 8 grandchildren, Shannon (Scott) Goodwin, Sheilah (Jeremy) Springston, Keith (Wendy) Dunham, Samantha (Michael) Hamilton, Myles Lehman, Kaon Lehman, Morgan Goff and Bynum Goff and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Merlyn and Forrest and by her sisters, Betty and Bonnie Wells.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Dixie’s family at an open house, Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 12-3 PM, at the home of her daughter, Candy Dunham, 1711 Oak St., Otsego.

Burial of ashes will be held at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South.

Contributions in memory of Dixie may be made to Transitions Care Hospice.

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Gale Doster

November 21, 2023 at 6:25 pm

So sorry for your lost


Lori Snyder-Steele

November 22, 2023 at 10:06 pm

Sorry for your loss. It’s never easy, sending prays.


Lori Snyder- Steele

November 23, 2023 at 6:48 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending prays.


Clerissa francis

November 25, 2023 at 11:28 am

I’m so sorry for your lost she was such a sweetheart I will always remember taking care of her ❤️❤️


Susan LaDuke

November 25, 2023 at 12:06 pm

I’m so sorry I’m going to miss her soo much


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