Carol Ann Deckrosh, 79 years, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was born on June 21, 1938 in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of the late Paul Everett and Maxine Leffler. She graduated from Lima Central High School in 1956 and attended Wittenberg University where she earned an Associate Degree in Library Science. Thereafter, she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she was Assistant to the Dean of Women at Ohio State University. Later, she returned to the Lima area where she served for many years as a librarian in the Lima Public Library. It was there that she met Hazen Deckrosh, her much beloved husband to whom she was wed on November 26, 1971. The mutual love and devotion they shared continued throughout their lives. Carol was a dedicated mother to all her children and grandchildren, most tenderly expressed in the loving care she extended to her daughter Nadia Nicole, who preceded her in death. Carol and Hazen moved to the Bryan area in 1979 where she actively served God and the wider community through the Gideon’s International Auxiliary, the Aglow Fellowship the Bryan Area Christian Prayer Breakfast and as secretary to the Williams County Engineer. Carol was a lover of life, travel and nature as reflected in her passion for gardening and happy hours spent cycling with Hazen. Her love of music was expressed in her participation in the Williams County Sweet Adeline’s, and the church choir of First United Methodist Church, Montpelier.
Surviving are two children, Stephanie Deckrosh Waggoner of London, UK, and Douglas Deckrosh of Bryan, Ohio; three grandchildren, Alessandra Waggoner of London, UK, and Breven and Taysen Deckrosh of Bryan, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hazen Deckrosh; daughter, Nadia Nicole Deckrosh and brother, Daniel Everett.
Visitation for Carol Ann Deckrosh will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home – Lynn Street Chapel, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 1300 East Main Street, Montpelier, with Pastors Frank Kampel and Don Harris officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic, Ohio.
Expressions of sympathy in the form of donations to Gideon’s International and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be gratefully received.