Carol Anne Carter, 84 of Tallmadge, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday May 1st, 2020. Carol was surrounded by all who adored her, held in love by her family as she started her to journey to her eternal life with her heavenly Father.
Carol was born on September 4, 1935 and was a long-term resident of Tallmadge, relocating to Uniontown in 2007. Carol moved back to Tallmadge several years ago and became an active resident of Danbury of Tallmadge. Carol graduated from Otterbein college with a teaching degree. She stayed at home and raised her three children. After her children entered school, Carol regained her teaching certificate. She went on to be educator within the Tallmadge School System and thoroughly enjoyed playing a part in the education of the students she came to love. Always in search of the next challenge, Carol went back to college to pursue her master’s degree. While a student at the University of Akron, Carol worked as a secretary at the Guidance Department. Upon receipt of her master’s degree, Carol joined the Guidance Department as an Academic Advisor, continuing her passion to play a pivotal role in her students’ lives during her long career.
Carol thoroughly enjoyed her retirement with her husband of 54 years. Serving as First Mate for her husband… and on occasion, Captain of their beloved boat on the waters of Lake Erie. A passion for travel saw Carol and her husband travel to many parts of the country, often with their lifelong friends. Carol was a member of United Church of Christ and an integral part of her husband’s ministry. She loved to read, boat, knit, and above all, her chief positions as a beloved follower of Christ, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Carol was an avid Cleveland Indians Fan and attended many games. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sports events and was a huge supporter to her Grandson’s music career. The love she instilled in her family is a great testament to a life well lived. Carol recently shared she realized her purpose here on Earth was to show kindness, love and support to people. All who meet her immediately felt her joy and her love for life. While she did struggle with multiple health issues, which limited her at times, she never let those challenges affect her joyful attitude towards life. Carol greeted each day with a smile. Well done my Good and Faithful Servant says the Lord.
Preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles E. Carter (Ed) of 54 years. Carol is survived by her loving family: her son, Scott; daughters, Julie and Michele (husband Jim); her sisters, Joyce (Jim), Linda (Don), Nancy, brother-in-Law David (wife Marsha); grandchildren, Josh (Jesica), Zach (mother Debbie), Samantha, Sydney, Andee Lyn, and Derek and nieces and nephews.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to Danbury of Tallmadge, Harbor Lite Hospice and the Didado family who were integral in facilitating the opportunity to spend irreplaceable time with our Mother.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Avenue (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle).
A private burial ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or G.R.I.N Rescue (Golden Retrievers In Need)
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