Leola M. Utter Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Al. Dear mother of Vanessa Tarsenko, Ellen Ewart (Carl), Neal Tarsenko (Sandy), Mark Tarsenko (Jennifer) and the late Jeffrey Tarsenko. Grandmother of 11. Great Grandmother of 12. Great Great Grandmother of 2. Sister of Muriel Cormier (late Jerry), Lillian Elkins (J.C.), and Elaine McConnel (Bill). Aunt and great Aunt of many. She will also be missed by her dog Riley.
Leola lead an active life and was involved in many volunteering activities. You could find her at the front desk at Ascension St. John hospital at 12 mile and Hoover or helping with the State Fair for over ten years. Bethel Baptist Church would not be the same without Leola. A member for over 60 years you could hear her singing or playing the piano for many Church activities and services.
As far as her career, she retired from Air Filter Sales in 1983, where she met her husband Al. She also was a secretary for Southern Baptist State Convention for many years at 12 mile and Greenfield.
A Warren resident for 40 years and Breast Cancer Survivor for over 25 years.
Visitation will be held at the Monday January 14, 2019 in the Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr Warren, MI. 48088 from 2-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at the Bethel Baptist Church 25601 Gratiot Roseville, MI. 48066 at 11 AM with the body instate at 10 AM.
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