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FARMINGTON – Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Detring passed away peacefully on Monday, March 12, 2018, at the age of 96 years old. She was born on October 20, 1921, to the late Rolla Smith Cozean and Elva Octavia Rinke Cozean.

On October 3, 1953, she married Clifford Edward Detring. To this union came two surviving children, a son, David Detring and his wife Debbie, and a daughter, Susan Neurohr and husband Henry, all of Farmington. She is also survived by two grandsons, Jason Detring of Lake Orion, Michigan, and Tyler Detring, and his wife, Rachel, of Kansas City, Missouri. She was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first great-granddaughter in May, 2018.

Mrs. Detring was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was graduated from Farmington High School. She received her Associates of Arts Degree from Flat River Junior College. For many years she was a homemaker who loved to cook, bake, cultivate her flower gardens, can her garden vegetables, and take care of her children. She returned to work at the Division of Family Services, retiring in 1984 as a Supervisor in Child Services. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and St. Francois County Extension Club. She and Clifford enjoyed square dancing, playing pinochle, dominoes, and taking vacations. She loved being Grandma and caring for two little grandsons named Jason and Tyler, who she's very proud of today.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Hugo Cozean, Rolla R. (Bud) Cozean, and John M. (Jack) Cozean.

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Other survivors include, sister-in-law, Harriet Cozean, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Duane and Nadine Thomas. Numerous nieces, nephews other relatives, and a large circle of precious friends also survive.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 7 a.m. until the service at 10 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel. Interment will follow at Copenhagen Cemetery in Farmington. View the tribute video and share your condolences at

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