Brenda Kay Coslow, age 54, of Clare (formerly of Lake) passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at Woodland Hospice House in Mt. Pleasant. She was born the daughter of Roy A. and Lulu Faye (Smith) Carr on Dec. 29, 1957, in Gladwin. she married Elwood Coslow on Sept. 15, 1980 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of the Mid-Michigan area.
She is survived by her children, Chad (Faye) Cottrell of Lake, Christina (Tim VanBuskirk) O’Connor of Lake, Tammy (Jason) VanOrden of Shepherd, and Kandy Coslow (Chas Passick) of Lake, her brothers, Ed(Linda) Carr, Donald “Butch” Carr, Bill Carr, and her sisters, Anna Carr, Linda Haycook Cottrell and Naomi Ann Watt Cottrell. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren Tessa Jean Cottrell, Zachary Adam Cottrell, Megan Lee Spicer, Eavan Grant Newberry, Logan Allen VanOrden, Allana Rain VanOrden, Brendan Elwood Coslow, Abigail Marie Coslow, Kaylee Alexis VanBuskirk, Adam Michael VanBuskirk and Eric Allen VanBuskirk. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister Charlotte.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. Friends may meet with the family at the Funeral Home on Monday, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to Woodland Hospice. Online condolence register at www.stephenson-wyman.com