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Carol Benroth

November 25, 1943 — January 23, 2024

Payne

Our beloved Carol Sue passed away on January 23, 2024 surrounded by her family after fighting a health issue unknown for quite some time, but later diagnosed as ALS.

She was born on November 25, 1943 in Findlay, Ohio to Welton “Bud” and Margaret “Nita” Frantz.

Carol was married to Russell Colburn, who preceded her in death, and Thomas Leatherman, whom she is since divorced. She married Steven Benroth on January 16, 1982 who survives.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Nulton of Findlay, OH and her daughters Chris (Daryl) Wilson of McComb, Ohio, Kelly (Herb) Caslow of Killeen, Texas, Cathy (Mark) Manz of Paulding, Ohio, and Nicole (Ben) Ricker of Payne, Ohio. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Carol was also preceded in death by her brother, William Frantz.

Carol was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She loved her family fiercely! She held many jobs over the years, but her time as a caregiver was her greatest joy choosing to care for those who needed extra assistance. She had a love for old movies, flowers, and all genres of music (including some hip hop music, but as she always claimed “she just liked the beat”). She was also amazing at cross-stitching and crocheting. From a spiritual side, she had a wonderful belief in a paradise Earth where there would be no more pain, suffering, or sadness and she would live forever! She held onto that faith until the very end!

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 29th, from 4-7 PM at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, Ohio.

Service will be held on Tuesday, January 30th, at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior at the funeral home.

She will be laid to rest in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

The family requests that any monetary donations be made to either the Paulding County Nurses Auxiliary or the ALS association.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Monday, January 29, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home - Payne

5761 State Route 500, Payne, OH 45880

FLOWERS AND OTHER TRIBUTES MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE FLOWER DELIVERY DOOR AT THE PAYNE FUNERAL HOME ON SATURDAY, NOON TO 5 PM, SUNDAY, 9 AM TO 5 PM OR MONDAY, 9 AM TO 1 PM.

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home - Payne

5761 State Route 500, Payne, OH 45880

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home - Payne

5761 State Route 500, Payne, OH 45880

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