- Carol A. Thomas, 78, passed away at Avenir Memory Care in Surprise, AZ on September 16, 2020.
She was born October 14, 1941, Londonderry, OH, daughter of the late Lewis Jack Hibbs and Ferna Ferrell Hibbs.
Carol graduated from Madison High School in 1959. She retired from Battelle Memorial and moved to Surprise, AZ with her husband Dennis. She spent most of life working and being with her family, hosting holiday events at her home, always with family, good times (Easter Egg Hunt) and great food (homemade rolls a specialty), going to many sporting and other various activities her family was involved with. She loved music, horses, kids, and was remembered for her sunshine and laughter based on comments from the many people and lives she touched. She maintained a strong spirit until her passing.
Music was/is a staple of the Hibbs' family, and a cd compilation of music provided by daughter Sheri from their Gospel music singing in times gone by was played for Carol in her last hours.
In addition to her husband, she leaves behind daughters, Sheri (Ron) Warren of Cambridge and Amy (Michael) Hartless of Pataskala; step-daughter, Sarah Thomas (& family) of Lancaster; sons, Randall Rowland of Pataskala and Adam Rowland of Lithopolis; grandchildren, Heidi, Clarke (Natalie), William, and Grant (Sheri), Samantha (Jay) Eckelberry, Devon (Amy), Preston, Trevor (Randy) and Allen (Tesla) (Adam); great-granddaughter, Jovi (Samantha); and great-great-grandson, Zayler (Heidi/Ariel).
Siblings include brothers, Gary, Lanny, Allen, and Jeff; sisters, Sandy Luyster and Judy Durben; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her late parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Larry (infant), Lester; sister, Debbie; and great-granddaughter, Ariel (born on Carol's birthday).
Special thanks to Avenir staff these 3-4 years helping Carol & Dennis live out her life and create new memories.
Private family visitation will be held prior to a graveside service with burial at Antrim Community Cemetery.
Camino Del Sol, AZ is coordinating final arrangements with Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge.
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