Carol-(Impton) LeMense-Obituary

Carol Anne (Impton) LeMense

Oct 10, 1940 - Sep 5, 2015

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Dad passed along the news about Carol's passing. Sarah and I wanted to offer our sincere condolences on your loss.

If memory serves me correctly, I believe you and Carol were both in attendance at the funeral for my grandmother some years back. The one thing that stands out is that I know how much that meant to Dad that you were there to support him. That's a good memory I've always kept with me and wanted to share it with you.

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So sorry to hear of the loss of Carol . I knew her in high school she was in my older brothers class in Edon OH. I remember her sweetness and kindness. I ran into her one day at the laundry mat after Iwas first married and she taught me how to fold a fitted sheet. I hope you have peace knowing she is in Jesus's care now and not suffering.

Mike, Tom and Julie, So sorry to hear about Carol. She was a good friend, have many happy memories of times and trips.

May the fond memories of your loved one soften your grief and may the God of tender mercies comfort you and gives you strength to endure the coming days.

I called her Mrs. Lemense while growing up across the street. She always had a wonderful smile. She was a good friend to my mother Evelyn Wood. Her light still shines.

My condolences to the family.may Almighty God give you comfort and peace.Psalms83:18

To the family, you have my deepest sympathy on your immeasurable loss. May the God of loyal love comfort you during your time of grief. Psalms 145:8

Carol always was kind and loving. She showed an interest in what others did. Her love of family was evident. Carol had a beautiful smile, and she always made me feel comfortable when I'd cross the street to babysit Tom and Julia. Connecting on Facebook after many years this summer, it was a blessing to find her so involved and active. May God's love bring support to all her family.


Carol's Obituary

Of East LansingCarol Anne (Impton) LeMense returned to her maker on September 5, 2015 at home peacefully with her family present. Carol was born in 1940 to Ruth (Zulch) Impton and Fred Impton near Edon, Ohio. She graduated valedictorian from Edon High School and received BA and MA degrees from Michigan State University in Business and Education. Carol is survived by her loving family-husband Michael of East Lansing, MI, son Thomas and grandsons Robert and Ryan of Farmington, MI, and daughter Julia in New York City. Carol was preceded in death by her parents and daughter-in-law, Jeannette.Carol met Michael student teaching, and they began their careers teaching together in Waterford Schools. They married in 1963. After her early years teaching, Carol pursued a second career in information technology spanning 20 years. Carol's family resided in Waterford for 35 years and then retired to East Lansing in 1998.Carol was a loving mother, wife and friend. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter-skills she learned as a child in 4-H and from her dear grandmother, Caroline (Rockey) Zulch. Carol was an active member of her community and belonged to several university clubs and committees. Even in retirement, she put her computer skills to good use and served as volunteer webmaster for a MSU club. Carol also enjoyed astronomy, golf, playing piano, jewelry and glass making, singing in the choir and volunteering for the children's activities at school. She was fond of giraffes and basset hounds and has an elegant giraffe sculpture collection. Always up for an adventure, Carol loved to travel with her family. She has admired the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and the Southern Alps, celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans, kissed the Blarney Stone, climbed the Sydney Bridge, sailed the Aegean touring the Greek Islands, floated down the Danube, cruised through the Panama Canal, snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef and kayaked around Martha's Vineyard.A memorial funeral mass and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:00AM at St. John Student Center in East Lansing, MI with Rev. Fr. Mark Inglot as celebrant. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00AM. Memorial gifts can be given to the Carol and Michael LeMense Family Endowed Graduate Fellowship with a check payable to Michigan State University, sent to the attention of the fellowship name at Director of Development, 535 Chestnut Road, Room 300, East Lansing, MI 48824 or to the Michigan Bassett Rescue, PO Box 300381 Waterford, MI 48330. Since Carol battled an aggressive form of breast cancer, donations can also be made in Carol's memory to METAvivior, Inc., 1783 Forest Dr. #184, Annapolis, MD 21401 (or visit A MSU professor Carol met is conducting a breast cancer research project funded METAvivor. Arrangements entrusted to Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, ph. (517) 484-5349. Condolences can be made at

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