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Official Obituary of

Carlene M. Nasby

February 13, 2024

Carlene Nasby Obituary

Carlene Marie Nasby, age 75, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The daughter of Carl E. and Genevieve J. (Kasper) Turner, Carlene was born on July 24, 1948, in Taylorville, Illinois where she spent her early childhood. Due to her father’s work in the mining industry, Carlene traveled extensively and lived in many places throughout her childhood, including Miami, Florida and the country of Peru for a time before her family settled in Des Plaines, Illinois where she met and married Stanley “Bud” Nasby. Together they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Julia, and ran their own auto repair business for nearly 20 years before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2005 to be closer to their daughter where she had settled. Carlene was an avid Chicago Bulls and Bears fan, loved crafting and collecting anything that caught her eye! She possessed a deep love of dogs, but most of all, her family.

Carlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley “Bud” Nasby in 2007 and by her sisters, Carole Jean Turner, Rita Ann Turner, and Annette Irene Nasby. She is survived by her daughter, Julia (Behnam “Ben”) Kia; grandchildren, Rachel Kia and Ethan Kia; niece, Genevieve (Phillip) England; and two nephews, James Nasby and Robert (Nancy) Nasby.

Friends may visit with Carlene’s family on Monday, February 19, 2024, 3-6 PM at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 4291 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. The Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2275 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 with visitation beginning at 10:30 AM at the church. Contributions in memory of Carlene may be made to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association for Dementia Research.   

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February 19, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

February 20, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Parish
2275 Diamond Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Mass of Christian Burial
February 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Parish
2275 Diamond Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505


Blessed Sacrament Parrish
2275 Diamond Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505
Tel: 1-616-447-7554
Email: church@bsacrament.net
Web: https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/giving/blessedsacramentgrrapids

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900
Web: https://act.alz.org


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