Carol Ann Allen

November 29, 1968 ‒ November 07, 2020

Dublin, Ohio
Formerly of Ostrander, Ohio

Carol Ann Allen 51, of Dublin and formerly of Ostrander passed away unexpectedly at her residence early Saturday morning, November 7, 2020.

Carol was born November 29, 1968 in Ferndale Michigan, the daughter of Charles D. & Linda M. (Lotharius) Williams. Carol graduated from Medina High School in Medina in 1986, attended Bowling Green State University and University of Northwest Ohio.  She worked for Central Ohio Diabetes Association early in her career.  For the last 3 years, she worked for Rea & Associates in Dublin as an accountant.  She loved working for Rea and developed strong relationships with her clients and coworkers.

Carol was full of life – some would call her the energizer bunny, never slowing down and always busy with something. She was part of the Buckeye Valley Athletic Boosters, and the Buckeye Valley Bond Committee. She especially loved being involved in whatever her kids were doing – she was always the team mom and everyone’s cheerleader. She would not only take Alexander and Liv to all of their extracurricular activities, she would coordinate, and cook for all their team dinners and outings.  Alexander and Olivia’s college roommates and friends routinely came for Sunday Dinners to escape college life. She made them feel at home sitting in the kitchen while she cooked and lingered at the dining table long after dinner with many funny stories and laughs.  Carol was the ultimate hostess, she was only content when everyone was fed and having a good time. Always the life of the party, Carol never met a stranger.

She was great at cooking, most especially her homemade spaghetti and meatballs.  She was an adventurous cook willing to try any new recipe.  Carol had a sign in the kitchen “Good cooks never lack friends”.  She shared this talent with others – teaching many how to cook. One of her favorite places to be was cooking at the kitchen island with her family around, snacking and chatting while she was preparing a meal. Carol enjoyed running long distances, completing several 5k’s, 10k’s, and fun runs. She also enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians. She was a very proud vegetable gardener, and regularly shared her crops of tomatoes, green beans, squash, and chard. She always had fresh cut flowers in the house. She loved vacationing to the mountains to go skiing, but most of all loved to go on summer beach vacations.  Holden Beach, NC was her ‘happy place’ and will hold so many fond memories.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Alexander (Sarah Comella) and Olivia Allen, Todd; sister Jennifer (Scott) Malkus; parents Charles & Linda Williams; mother-in-law Linda Allen; sister-in law Teresa (Harvey) Thornes; brother-in-law Troy (Amy) Allen; aunt and uncle Cheryl & Walt Duczyminski; nieces and nephews Tyler and Connor Malkus, Devon Warneke, Emily Haisley, Sarah Allen, Lucy Thornes, Jack Thornes, Ruth Thornes; and four legged friends and companions Benny and Oliver.  Carol is preceded in death by her father-in law Raymond Allen.

Carol was energetic, caring, loving, and charismatic.  Those who knew her will remember her as the go-getter, and loving mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend that she was.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, November 12, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where a Celebration of Carol’s life will follow at 6:00 pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are required to wear masks and recognize social distancing requirements. Celebration of Life services will be live streamed on the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center Facebook page at , due to the limited capacity inside the funeral home.

To lieu of flowers memorial contributions Buckeye Valley Athletic Boosters & Speak for the Unspoken (

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Dear Chuck and Linda
    Jerry and I were so sad and sorry to hear of Carol’s unexpected passing. We enjoyed sitting on F-dock with you and Carol. It was immediately evident that she was a fun loving person.
    It is a parent’s worst nightmare to lose a child. We expect to go before our children. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you in coming days and Grant you His Peace.

    With Love,
    Jerry and Nancy Parker
    F-dock friends

  • Todd, Olivia, Alexander and her family,
    Doug and I are thinking of all of you, I loved your mom she was so sweet. I know she will be missed by so many people. She was taken way to soon…. Olivia and Alexander I’m sending lots of prayers and hugs to you both because it’s going to be very hard to go on without your mom…. I pray for comfort in the days ahead. She will be watching over you. 🤗🙏

  • Dear Chuck, Linda and family,
    Prayers are sent your way for peace and comfort in this very difficult time!
    I will always remember the dance party on F-dock.
    Mark and Shelly Goatley

  • On behalf of The American Legion Department of Ohio, we are deeply saddened to hear of Carol’s passing. She was part of our team and will be missed greatly. Carol always had a great story to share, a solution to any problem, and a loving and genuine spirit.

    To her Family, we’ve never met but we know you because of all the wonderful things Carol shared with us. There are simply no words and instead, a huge void.

    Our American Legion Family will miss Carol immensely.

  • Our deepest condolences to the Allen family. May all the precious memories of Carol comfort you during this most difficult time. Many prayers to all of you!

    The Owens Family-
    Kip, Melissa, Hayden, Grant and Regan

  • Please accept my heart-felt condolences. What a shock. This world has lost a truly kind, loving, and gentle soul and I have lost a dear friend. I wish we had many more like Carol. If we did, this world would be a much better place.
    But now Heaven has a new angel. I am sure Carol is already putting smiles on the faces of everyone she meets.

  • Dear Jennifer and Mr. and Mrs. Williams,

    I am so sorry and pray for comfort for you. My photo albums from Orangelawn are full of Carol Ann (as we all called her one summer). She was everyone’s sweet little kid sister and we all adored her, even though we also teased her, too! I may not have known Carol as an adult, but I recognize and well remember the happy, sweet, and energetic disposition she exuded as a child in all the loving words spoken about her above. I’m so sorry for your loss and pray for peace for all of you.

    Your former Orangelawn neighbor,
    Joan Blackwell Wedes

  • Sam and I heard the news from Debbie and were so sorry to hear this Carol sounded like a beautiful person. Even though we have been apart for years some people you never forget.We will keep you in our prayers

  • Carol was the ray of sunshine even on a gloomy day. Her smile and laughter were contagious! I will miss the half of many sandwiches she shared with me at lunch, the jokes over glasses of wine, the loving stories about her kids while she cooked us fabulous meal, and the never ending charcuterie board goodies. She is loved by so many and will be missed.

  • Many good memories of this fun and spunky lady will remain with me. She instantly put a smile on your face and could help me instigate ornery behavior in her mom at the drop of a hat Her love of her family and friends was admirable and ran very deep. She was taken way too soon as her new beginning was just starting. I love you Uncle Chuck and Aunt Linda. My heart is with you all

  • Chasitity and I came to know Carol first as an accountant for REA and then, quickly, as a friend. We worked on several challenging projects that we should have dreaded but the thought of having Carol in our office made us look forward to the day. The time we were able to spend with Carol was so much fun, we shared stories about our kids and our life. She we so much more than an accountant, she became a very special friend. She was a very special person, we will both miss her with all of our hearts.
    Gary and Chasitity Paine

  • Linda, Chuck, Jennifer and family,
    I’m in shock to hear this sad news about Carol Ann.
    May beautiful memories of happy times help you all at this terribly sad time.
    Please know you are all in my thoughts.
    Much love,
    Beth Rhule Cohen. ❌⭕️

  • We send our deepest sympathies. We had only briefly met your family at Josh And Michelles wedding many years ago, but always hesrd wonderful comments about Carol and the family..Our prayers are with you all for peace and comfort.

  • My deepest condolences go out to Carol’s family and friends. We are never prepared to lose someone we love. I had the pleasure of meeting Carol, and she definitely had a zest for life. She even decided to try oysters on the half shell for the first time. Although she didn’t like them, she was a good sport! I know she will be sorely missed. I pray that special memories of shared times together can be stored in all of your hearts to be taken out and remembered with love and appreciation when you’re feeling the saddest.
    Sam and Marc Dixon

  • My heartfelt condolences to Todd, Alexander and Olivia. I spent many good times with Carol working at Buckeye Valley functions and she was always so willing to jump in where needed. She will certainly be missed. May God give you comfort and peace in the coming days and wonderful memories to guide you in the future.
    Kathy B.

  • Dear Chuck & Linda & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, sorry we are so far away but Carol will always be remembered with love. Carol will be missed by all. We are sure that she will always be with you and that God will hold her in the palm of his hand until you meet again.
    The Curnayn’s
    Bob & Dee & Family

  • Dear Chuck & Linda & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, sorry we are so far away but Carol will always be remembered with love. Carol will be missed by all. We are sure that she will always be with you and that God will hold her in the palm of his hand until you meet again.
    The Curnayn’s

  • I am sooo sorry to learn of Carol’s passing.what sbock for all. You have my prayers. Love, aunt Shirley

  • Alexander , Olivia, Sarah, Chuck, Linda, Jenn and family and Todd – Thank you for raising such a beautiful daughter Chuck and Linda- Carol came into our family like a firecracker full of energy snd so much love that she always had to share! She was the one that would stand up and read us the rules of our fun little Christmas game we always played! Carol created so many laughs and fun times – memories – good memories! I believe you are up there and Jesus is hosting a big party for His newest Angel! Love Uncle Mike and Aunt Pam and family

  • Mr. & Mrs. Williams and Jennifer

    I don’t have the words to say how truly sorry I am for your loss. I am heartbroken. Growing up, she and Lisa Weldon were the closest I had to having a baby sister. I adored that little girl. I have nothing but fun, sweet memories of Carol Ann. From every thing I am reading, Carol Ann grew into a wonderful woman. I’m sure that was because she was brought up in such a wonderful family. I wish you love and your souls peace during this time.

    My deepest sympathy ~ Mary Baigrie

  • To Carol’s family,
    I was so sad to hear this news. I was a friend of Carol’s in high school and seeing the photo of her, with her bright smile and petite self, took me back to so many fun times with her. She was a warm and loving and upbeat friend with boundless energy. Reading about what came next after Medina High, it’s clear that she had a beautiful and full life, even if it ended far too soon. She was a beatiful, quality, genuine person, through and through, and I feel lucky that I knew her and got a chance to be her friend. Sending deepest condolences to her whole family and all who loved her.
    Jane Leu

  • To all of Carol’s family.
    We were so saddened to hear about her sudden passing. Carol and I spent so much time together in college. Recently getting together and introducing our children. Heaven gained an angel. God Bless,
    Milt and Cheryl Levy

  • My heart sank when I heard of the passing of Carol. Carol was my first roommate at BGSU and a bridesmaid in my wedding. The years got away from us and we JUST reconnected and set a dinner date. Then Carol had to cancel and we had yet to reschedule our dinner date. We had so much catching up to do! Rest in peace dear friend! To Todd and Olivia and Alexander and Carol’s entire family – always know the impact Carol had on everyone she met. We lost her too soon. I pray for strength and peace for you all.

  • Dear Chuck , Linda and family… I am so sorry for your loss, My sister messaged me today and told me the news. I have very fond memories of Carol Ann when we were kids visiting during Thanksgiving.. She will be greatly missed.. Wade Rhule

  • Olivia, Alexander, and Todd,

    There are no words — I am so sorry. Know that I’m thinking of you all and hoping you find peace and comfort in each other in the days to come. I will always remember Carol with a smile on her face.


  • We are sad. Very sad. Heartbroken actually. And just maybe we shouldn’t be because Carol wouldn’t have wanted that. There’s Light that shines in darkness and cannot be extinguished (John 1:5). That’s how we will always remember Carol … she was light! So many good memories throughout college (and for more than a decade or so afterward) of enjoying good food, wine, friendship, and laughter. Carol was effervescent! Her Facebook posts are a reflection of the joy she brought to her family and friends and make you immediately thankful you’ve been able to call her a friend. She left this world too soon. And during a time of life when old friends are supposed to reconnect and enjoy their “golden years”! This will hurt for a long time but the only other option would be not to have known her … and that would be even worse. We’re thankful and blessed to have known Carol and had her in our lives. We are praying for you Alexander, Olivia, Todd, all of her family, and our longtime gang of BGSU friends. Prayers for healing and for hope that we never stop celebrating the great memories and the gift of Carol’s friendship. With love, Dave & Teresa Dewey

  • Todd & Family
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
    May God give you the peace you seek.

  • My deepest sympathies to the entire family for this sudden, unexpected, tragic loss. Jennifer, I’ll be thinking of you. May you all find comfort in good memories shared and may the best parts live on in her family members.

  • I am completely heartbroken for your family! Carol was such a bright light! She always had a smile on her face. Sending big hugs to Alexander and Olivia! I will always be your secretary.
    Miss Charlene

  • We are so blessed that Carol touched both of our lives. A glass of wine, music, a story or two (or three), laughs, a pre-dinner snack followed by an awesome dinner and more laughs and stories. What else would you expect when you have dinner with Carol?

    Carol has a special place in our hearts that we will cherish and celebrate on a daily basis.

    Dave & Debbie Cain

  • Todd, Alexander, Olivia, and family:
    I was saddened to hear of Carol’s passing and am so sorry for your loss. Anyone who met Carol knew of the joy and an energy she exuded. I always admired her genuine personality and willingness to speak her mind. Much love and hugs to all of you as you navigate through these difficult times. She will surely be missed, but I hope you find joy in all the wonderful memories.
    Love, Amy Swaney

  • Todd, Alexander, Olivia, and family,

    Amy and I were very sad to hear about Carol’s passing. We always enjoyed her company. She had a great smile and infectious personality. I am sure she will be missed by many people and you especially. We wanted to pass along our deepest condolences and hope you can celebrate her life along with your grieving of her loss. There is so much to celebrate from our experiences with her. Please do let us know if we can help with anything as we are happy to do so.

    Jeff & Amy Stucke

  • Todd, Alex, Olivia…we are simply stunned to hear of Carol’s passing. As our children were going through school together, I greatly admired her for simply how tenacious and strong she was. She will truly be missed. May the great memories comfort you for many years.
    Love, Kim Etzler

  • Chuck and Linda,
    We are so sorry about Carol’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing her when she came to the lake. She was always fun to be with and to talk to. She was special. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you.

    Love, Scott and Nancy

  • Carol added a special sparkle to our lives and we will miss her always.

    Much love and prayers to her family.

    Tim, Lisa, Nick and Alex Sheehan

  • Dear Chuck, Linda, Jennifer, Alexander, Olivia and Todd,

    Our hearts are broken. There are so many wonderful words to say about Carol Ann, but she was, simply put, Carol Ann.

    May you find comfort and peace knowing how much she meant to so many people.

    With deepest sympathy and love,
    Arlen & Lynn Dougherty, and family

  • Todd,
    So, so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart is full of so many wonderful times through the years, Carol was truly such a spark of joy! She will be deeply missed. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories.

    Sandra and Todd Cameron

  • Todd and Family –

    Our hearts are just broken over the news and there just are not words to express the sorrow. She was such a lovely person in so many ways and the memories will keep her close always.

    Our prayers, love and thoughts are with you.
    David and Katie (Holcomb) Robinson

  • To Carols family
    I am so devastated to hear of her passing. She was such a wonderful person. Kind and helpful, always smiling and cheerful, the community was a better place w carol in it. Tho she will be sadly missed by so many, heaven has gained a new angel. Her love will be shining brightly down on her loved ones always.
    You are all in my prayers,
    Joan Boester

  • Todd, Alexander, Olivia and the Williams and Allen families, I am so very sorry for your loss. When I heard the news of Carol’s passing, I couldn’t believe it. Carol had a zest for life unlike anyone I’ve ever met. Her smile was infectious and she never knew a stranger. I will remember her with a beautiful smile on her face, and perhaps a glass of Chardonnay in her hand. I will be thinking of all of you during this very difficult time.

  • Todd Allen and family, so sorry about your loss, wishing you the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Danielle Kamgang

  • Todd Allen and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Her memory would continue to live on and her imprint on this world would not fade. I pray that you find comfort and strength during this trying times.

    My thoughts are with you
    David Adeyanju

  • Todd, Alexander, and Olivia I’m so sorry and I am praying for each of you and your family. I worked with Carol at OSU and she brought energy and laughter to every room she entered. I considered her a friend. May God wrap his loving arms around you and know that she is always in your heart.

    Sending my thoughts and prayers of comfort to you.

    Ashley Levesque

  • Todd, Alexander, and Olivia,
    I was stunned and saddened to hear of Carol’s passing. The obituary summed up how people felt about her. A person who loved her family, was an “energy bunny”, had great ideas, and always was a leader. Her work efforts for BV left an outstanding legacy for all who knew her. I want you to know that you are in our prayers.
    John and Jeanne Schiller

  • Todd. my heart is filled with sadness for you and your family during this difficult time. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Carol. Please know you are in my thoughts.

    My heart-felt condolences,