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Mary Ellen Wickens Carroll
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1929
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 2009
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Mary Ellen Carroll, age 79, of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away April 26, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, after living gracefully with emphysema and congestive heart failure for the last several years. She was a loving mother, wife, sister and grandmother. Born September 8, 1929 in Battle Creek, she was the daughter of the late Bennie and Margaret Wickens. She married Robert C. Carroll on September 4, 1948, at Percy Jones Hospital and they were happily married for 60 years. Mary attended Battle Creek Public Schools and was employed at Security National Bank, Robinson's Department Store, Leila Hospital, Debicks Drug Store, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mary also helped build and manage Williamsburg Apartments along with her husband, Bob. Mary enjoyed wintering in Sarasota, FL, writing, bible studies, cooking, crafts, enjoying the company of many friends, and decorating for every holiday. Most of all she loved being a parent and grandparent and spending time with her family. Mary was always a very warm and generous person, full of life and spirit. Mary is survived by her husband, Robert Carroll; daughter, Debra Morse and husband, Charlie; son, Thomas Carroll; granddaughter, Laura Taylor and husband, Larry; grandson, Tyler Morse, all of Battle Creek; brother, David Wickens and wife, Connie of Lansing, MI. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Margaret Wickens of Battle Creek and a brother, Ben Wickens of Lansing, MI. Her family is grateful for all she gave to us, her incredible energy right to the end, teachings of God, strong moral character, and devotion to all of us. The family would be honored to receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek. Mary's life will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2009 at the First Wesleyan Church, 14425 Helmer Road South with Pastor Robert Zuhl, officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 16 Van Buren Street East, Battle Creek, MI 49017, First Wesleyan Church, 14425 Helmer Road South, Battle Creek, MI 49015, the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 or the National Mental Health Association, Mental Health America, P.O. Box 16810, Alexandria, VA 22302. Personal messages for the family may be placed online at

Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 4/28/2009
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  Bennie L. Wickens (1906 - 1989)
  Margaret D. Wickens (1910 - 1987)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Apr 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36465012
Mary Ellen <i>Wickens</i> Carroll
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