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Ardith Carter Josephson

November 11, 1943 — November 6, 2021


Ardith Carter Josephson, 77 of Marshall died on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Oaks of North Pointe Woods following a long illness.

Ardith was born on November 11, 1943, in Pinconning, Michigan to Jeff and Wilma (Edsall) Carter.  She grew up on the family farm in Glennie, Michigan with her sister Mary and her brother Harold. Ardith graduated from Alcona High School, and she went on to attend Alpena Community College, Central Michigan University, and graduated from Western Michigan University with her degree in Elementary Education. Ardith enjoyed her 32 years of teaching, and she retired in 1999 from Hughes School in Marshall.

She is survived by her daughters, Becky (Jim) Gorinac and Beth Davis; grandsons Jacob and Nicholas; sister Mary (Bill) Tarr; brother Harold (Jan) Carter; niece, Dena (Dan) Leblanc; nephew Tim Tarr; great-niece and nephew Sarah and Matthew Leblanc. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a nephew Tom Tarr.

A memorial service celebrating Ardith’s life will take place in the spring. Memorial contributions are requested to Marshall United Methodist Church, 721 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068 ( ), The Haven of Rest Ministries, PO Box 52, Battle Creek MI 49016 ( ), Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Road Battle Creek MI 49015, ( ), or to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 216 to be collected at the Kempf Funeral Home PO Box 519 Marshall MI 49068. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at . Arrangements are entrusted to the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Service 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068.

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