Charlotte Conklin

Charlotte Conklin was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior August 31, 2020.
She married Philip Conklin September 20, 1963 in Charlotte Mich.  She and her husband spent their entire married lives farming and running the cider mill and raising their two children. She was a member of Chester Gospel Church, where she spent over 55 years as the church organist and Sunday School teacher.  She enjoyed working in her rose garden and vegetable garden, and any activity outside during the warm summer months. She cherished making memories with her family including an almost annual trip to Florida, many times with her daughter.  Family was always very important to her and she loved them all unconditionally.  She loved spending time with her sisters sharing stories and laughing about memories old and new.  She enjoyed visiting with customers during cider season each year and looked forward to meeting new customers.
Charlotte is survived by her husband of 56 years, Philip; son, Bruce (MiSuk) Conklin; daughter, Carla (Ben) Morris; grandsons, Brian (Erica) Conklin, James (Kelly) Conklin; granddaughters, Elizabeth Zaracki, Chantel Soto; great-grandsons, Keegan, Bishop and Charles; great-granddaughters, Adrianna and MaKayla; sisters, Ruth (John) O’Bryant, Anna Mae (Wayne) Karn, Jeanne (Bill) Bartlett and Jaynne (Albert) Simpson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Wilma Jansen; brother, John Jansen; and great-grandson, Eli.
A graveside service was be held at Gresham Cemetery on Wednesday, September 2 with Pastor Barry Smith officiating. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Charlotte on her tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
If desired the family has suggested memorial contributions to Gideon’s International, Eaton County Camp.