Carol L. Belson

Whittemore, Michigan
June 9, 1939 - September 7, 2019


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4-8 pm at the Hale Chapel of the Buresh Funeral Home
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 9-11 am at the Hale Baptist Church

Service Location

Hale Baptist Church, 327 North Washington, Hale, Michigan 48739


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at Hale Baptist Church, 327 North Washington, Hale, Michigan 48739. Pastor Nate Walker and Pastor Todd Vossen will officiate with interment following at Esmond~Evergreen Cemetery next to her husband.

Obituary Notice

Carol L. Belson passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the age of 80. Carol was born June 9, 1939 in Hale, Michigan. She married Jim Belson in June 1957 and moved to Whittemore. Carol retired from teaching in 2002 from Whittemore-Prescott Elementary after over 30 years. She was an active member of Hale Baptist Church and spent many years as a volunteer of the Whittmore chapter of the Friends of the Library. Carol was an avid Detroit sports fan, and was especially fond of the Detroit Tigers. Carol loved traveling and camping and spent many of her summers crisscrossing the country in her motorhome. Her other hobbies included reading and journaling, and many of her friends and neighbors benefited from Carol’s skills and love of baking. Carol was a staple of Whittemore-Prescott sporting events. However, Carol’s greatest passion and joy was being surrounded by her family and sharing countless holidays and family events together at her home.
Carol is survived by her daughters, Pam (Ed) Crainer, Shari (Eric) Kortman; her siblings, Leon (Gerry) Buck, Hazel (Ralph) Graves, Alton (Helen) Buck; her grandchildren, Bryan (Kelly) Crainer, Bradley (Megan) Crainer, Kelli (Jace) Vohwinkle, Rodney (Riley) Crainer, Grant Kortman; and her 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Belson.
Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739 and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Hale Baptist Church, 327 North Washington, Hale, Michigan 48739. Funeral ceremony will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Baptist Church with Pastor Nate Walker and Pastor Todd Vossen officiating. Interment will follow in Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, Michigan next to her husband. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery


She was my teacher in the third grade and my good friend for years after that I will miss her so much😢😢😢😢
— Carol a napora
Prayers to the family, thinking of you all in this sorrow.
— Sherry Swinehart
Dear Pam, Shari, Aunt Hazel and all the rest of the family, my heart is heavy with the suddenness of Aunt Carol’s departure, though I know she is so much better off, reunited with Uncle Jim and her Lord and Savior. My heart hurts for you all who were so close and miss her so much! My prayers are with you as you grieve and find a new normal. Sending hugs all the way across the ocean!
— Becca Holcomb
We are so sad to hear of your mom passing. She was such a beautiful woman with a heart for the lost. She will be missed so dearly until we meet again.
— Pam Moffit
Carol, a very kind, loving soul, will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort are with her family during this time.
— Rick and Teri
My heart goes out to Pam, Shari, and all of Carol's family, at this difficult time. Carol was a very loving and caring woman, and a friend to all who knew her. I always enjoyed visiting with her, and she will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you
— Shirley DeShano
Such an amazing loving, caring and kind woman. She will be truly missed,
— Wanda L. Caron
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as you celebrate the life of an amazing woman. My you cherish the sweet memories of Carol.
— Allison Purtell
My deepest condolences to the families. Mrs. Belson was a wonderful teacher. Heaven has gained an amazing lady.
— Peggy Mashke
Shari and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was always so nice when I would see her at baseball games. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!
— Sandy Ledin
Our prayers are with your family. Carol was a such a wonderful and caring person. She loved the Lord and cared for lost souls. She was so faithful to her mission work. We loved her and will miss her.
— Dick and Margaret Rohrer
She was my teacher in grade school.Nice lady Jim was a great man also
— Joseph Ori
So sorry to hear, my heart goes out to all her family she was a beautiful lady.
— Valerie Graves
Carol and I taught third grade together for YEARS. We shared ideas, materials, fun, and the love for our students and profession.
Everything Carol did was from her heart. With my love, Loni
— (Loni) Lawana Rosenow
My heartfelt prayers for the entire family. Carol tolaught me much through her example and feel blessed to have known her. My love to you all.
— Jennifer Constant
Carol worked with us at Prescott Elementary and was a devoted third grade teacher. She treated her students and peers with great respect and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
— Arnie and Debbie Engster
Carol was a wonderful lady. She will be missed. Prayers to the family.
— Wendy Kesler
Shari and family, sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.
— Ann Buschlen
Carol was my preschool teacher and 3rd-grade teacher. She was one of the biggest influences in my life and will remain part of my heart forever.
— Christi (McCarney) Tedder
Dear Pam and family, I am so sad to hear of your moms passing. She was such a sweet Christian lady and I know she will be missed by many. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers for peace and that you feel God's arms around you during this most difficult time. I know how hard it is to lose our moms. Sending love and hugs. Sandi
— Sandra HELMS
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We are praying for comfort. Your mom and grandma was a special lady and will be missed, but you will be reunited one day in heaven.
— David and Bonnie Matthews
Carol was always our neighbor and friend. She started her professional life in school as my moms aid in the third grade many many years ago. Mom encouraged her to become a teacher because she was so good with the kids. She always had a heart of gold and would often call at the house when my mom was sick. I wish everyone in the world was as nice as she was! God be with her family until they all meet again in heaven.
— Julia Bellor
We are so sorry to hear of Carol’s so soon passing. Tears and joy for such a beautiful and godly woman. Such an example to us always. May God comfort your hearts as we trust Him. She is surely safely home. Love in Christ, Pastor Tom and Barbara Sluys
— Barbara Sluys
Mrs. Belson was one of my teachers and I loved her so much, she was a very sweet women, who loved to teach and loved her students, she will be grately missed
— Angie wilson
One of my absolute favorite teachers- my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Belson. Shocked to hear this news. You were such a wonderful teacher and woman! I'm so sorry to her family- she will be missed. <3
— Kristen Hall

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