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Roxanna Griffith Carpenter

May 23, 1966 — May 22, 2020


Roxanna “Rocky” Carpenter, 53, of Gagetown, died unexpectedly Friday, May 22, 2020 in Hills and Dales General Hospital, Cass City. She was born May 23, 1966 in Kansas City, MO to Harry Wadell and Marie June (Stegall) Griffith. She married Jeremy Adam Carpenter May 31, 2005 in Sanilac County.
Growing up, Rocky attended several high schools in Missouri. She came to Michigan in her late teen years to visit her sister and eventually moved to Michigan in 2002. Rocky was a terrific cook and worked for various restaurants as a chef and line cook. For a while, she also arranged flowers as a florist. Rocky had a huge place in her heart for animals. She cared for many cats and dogs and enjoyed feeding the deer in her backyard. Rocky was particularly fond of dragonflies and hummingbirds. She loved to plant flowers and play outside in the yard with her grandson, Clayton.

Roxanna is survived by her husband, Jeremy; daughter, Tiffany Griffith of Gagetown; grandson, Clayton Griffith; brother, Roger Clayton Griffith of Kansas City, MO; niece, DeeDee LeMoine; great nephews: Rudy LeMoine, Brendan LeMoine. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Maria Jane Bracken.

Private family service has been held. Memorials may be made to Sanilac County Humane Society or Thumb Veterinary Clinic. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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