We sadly say goodbye to devoted wife and loving mother/grandmother Carol A. Stader who passed on Thursday, November 6, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, L. David Stader Jr.; son, David D. (Cindy) Stader; daughter, Salomae Hill; grandchildren, Nathan, and Jasmine. Carol was born in Chicago, IL in 1930. In 1948 she graduated from high school in St. Joseph, MI and in 1952 earned her BA in Elementary Education at WMU. She then went on to become an elementary and nursery school teacher. She was known by many as “Kids Birthday Party Thrower Extraordinaire”, lover of the arts: plays, musicals, symphony, and Art Prize. Carol was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge, and gardening. She enjoyed many years at Canadian Lakes, including participation in players group and garden club. She resided the past five years at Beacon Hill, continuing her involvement in many community activities, including mentoring elementary students. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 2:00 p.m. at Park Congregational Church, 10 East Park Place N.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. Todd A Petty and Rev. John Flemming officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary & Martha Fund – Beacon Hill at Eastgate, 1845 Boston St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506.