Arlene Martha (Miller) Carnell

Arlene Martha (Miller) Carnell Battle Creek Arlene Martha (Miller) Carnell, age 82, died Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI, surrounded by her loving family and where she had been a patient for eight days. Arlene was born on November 1, 1930 in Ypsilanti, Michigan and was the daughter of LeRoy F. Miller and Katherine F. (Wildschutz) Miller. Arlene graduated from Marshall High School in 1949 and after high school; she studied to be a nurse at Leilia Y. Post Montgomery Hospital. Arlene retired from Kellogg's, after 36 years of faithful service; was a member of its 25-Year Club and the Grain Miller's Union. Arlene belonged to the Kellogg Retiree Birthday Club, The Ruby Rebels Red Hats, Mary Meinke's Sewing Club and the Lifespan Hospice Bereavement Luncheon/Dinner group. Arlene enjoyed sewing, gardening, fishing, cooking, feeding, and watching her hummingbirds, crocheting, having lunch with her friends, but most of all, her precious grandchildren. On October 27, 1958, in Fort Wayne, IN, Arlene was united in marriage to Wayne H. Carnell. Surviving are her daughter, Karen L. Carnell-Stevenson of Otsego, MI; her son, Bruce A. (Brenda) Carnell of Union City, MI and by her five grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley and Joshua Carnell, Chelsea Stevenson and Aaron Noel. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Wayne; her sister, Delores Jean Budd and her son-in-law, Steve Stevenson. The Memorial Service to celebrate Arlene's life will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 4:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1625 Capital Avenue, NE, Battle Creek with the Rev. Tom Townsend, Pastor, officiating. There will be no visitation and she will be laid to rest next to beloved husband, Wayne at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Arlene's honor may be directed to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice, 166 E. Goodale Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Arlene may be placed at

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 31, 2013