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Violet "Carol" Klingensmith, 81, of Jackson Center, passed away on April 15, 2018, at her home.
She was born on June 27, 1936, in Naugatuck, W.Va., to the late Edgar Wendell and Mary Jane Starr Hall. Carol attended Lakeview High School and worked as an aide for Countryside Convalescent Home and as a cook for many years at the Mercer Diner and Reisinger's Bar and Restaurant.
Carol was a member of the Methodists United in Faith, attending both the Vincent and Lakeview United Methodist churches. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly. She loved family gatherings, cookouts, and especially her birthday parties her family would have for her. She also loved to crochet and embroider. Carol was an animal lover, having several cats and a dog named Annie. She was also a member of the Jackson Center Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary and worked the election polls for every election.
Carol is survived by four children, Carol "Annie" Miller and husband Larry, of Grove City; Merlon Rex "Buck" Klingensmith and wife Patti, of Jackson Center; John C. Klingensmith and wife Cindy, of Jackson Center; Melissa J. Hardisky and husband Ernie, of Grove City; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Steven, Mike, Chad, Amanda, Carla, Beth, Bobby, Richelle, and Melinda; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several cats; and her dog, a Bichon named Annie.
In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her daughter, Georgia Lynn Klingensmith; and nine siblings.



KLINGENSMITH
Violet "Carol," 81, of Jackson Center.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (4-17-18) at BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Wednesday (4-18-18) at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl R. Dykes, associate pastor, Methodists United in Faith, officiating.
Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Township, Stoneboro, following the funeral service.
Online condolences and flowers may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net.
Published on April 15, 2018
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