Carol Ann Stokes

February 18, 1946 ‒ June 08, 2020

Galena, Ohio

Carol Ann Stokes passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday June 8, 2020.

She leaves behind her husband, Rick Stokes; her children, Michelle and Todd Spinner, Sean and Holly Stokes, and Melissa and John Paul Vandermark; her beloved grandchildren, always the light in her eyes, Emma and Johnny Spinner and Jack Stokes. She also leaves behind her siblings, Harry and Jean Miller, Mary and Harv Traxler, Bob Miller, Jim Miller, Kathy and Bill Stanton, Donna and Gary Biglin, Mike and Diana Miller, Diane and Tom Metzger, Debbie and Jeff Pifher; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Tom and Diane Stokes, Mavella Stokes, Ed and Nancy Stokes; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Agnes Miller, her brothers, Bernie and Kenny Miller, and her brothers-in-law Gary Stokes and Larry Fike.

Carol was born in Shelby, Ohio on February 18, 1946. She was a graduate of Shelby High School in 1964 and later graduated from cosmetology school. She found her true love, happily married in 1969, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary last year. Carol spent her entire life dedicated to taking care of others, first her siblings and later her own family and friends. She was an avid gardener, amazing cook and baker. She generously cared for her family, always living through their joy. Even until her last days, she put others before herself. Her presence, love and kindness will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on June 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015, and will be livestreamed by logging into Following the mass, a celebration of life will be held at West Berlin Presbyterian Church, 2911 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Masks will be required at both locations.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is assisting the family.

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  • Fond memories of Carol’s wonderful laughter and great sense of humor. Always
    a warm greeting and cheerful “Hello”.

    Our condolences to the Stokes family. Carol will be in our prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss Rick . My prayers are with you and family🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Rick and Family,
    I have great memories of Carol and the fun times we shared in the Catholic 21 Club. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    May She Rest In Peace

  • We were very saddened to hear of Carol passing. Carol and Rick were neighbors in PIckerington for many years. Carol was so warm and caring. She was such a hard worker and could do anything. Our boys played together. She will be greatly missed. The Stokes family has our deepest sympathy.

    George and Marty Penoff

  • Dear Rick and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Be assured of my prayers during this most difficult time. Although I did not really know Carol, she was always so kind at reunions and other gatherings where I saw her. It was clear that she was a person who cared about other people.

  • We loved having her as part of our lake family. Maybe she’ll have a seat beside a garden, looking over a lake in heaven.

  • Rick and Family,

    My sincerest sympathy for Carol’s passing. I’m certain the journey you were on was filled with constant unknowns. May God Bless you all.

    Randy Courter

  • Rick, Very sorry to learn of her passing. In the past few years that you were in Florida, she still loved to plant cactus in her backyard and seemed to have an interest in nature. She was also seen down at the pool with her children and grandchildren when they visited. She will be missed. You have our deepest sympathies at this time of loss.

  • Dear Rick and family,
    Bill and I were so saddened to learn of Carol’s passing. We enjoyed the time we got to spend with her. She was a gentle soul and will be missed by many.

    Sending deepest sympathies,
    Judy Swanson & Bill Pacyga

  • Mary and Harv and all of Carol’s Family, Sincere sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Although we didn’t know her, she would have been a wonderful person to call a friend.
    Jim and Barbara Eakins

  • Our condolences go out to Rick, Michelle, Sean & Melissa and all their families. Carol was a beautiful, kind, giving & caring person who always put others first, She was also a beautiful sister who cared for her family as well as others. She will be greatly missed but will live in our heart & memories forever. The Bill Stanton Family

  • Our deepest condolences to Carol’s entire family. I knew Carol all my life and she will be missed by many. Prayers and our sympathy at this sad time

  • Our hearts go out to Rick, Michelle, Sean, Melissa, and your families. Carol was the sweetest, most loving sister who loved everyone. Carol will be thought of often and loved forever. Mike and Diana Miller and family.

  • My deepest sympathies for Rick, Melissa, Sean, Michelle and their families. I will always remember Carol’s deep love and commitment to her family, her warm smile, her contagious laugh and all those delicious dishes she would bring to our family gatherings. You will be missed Carol, but never forgotten by those who knew you.

  • Carol was a woman to admire. Her caring and kind ways were shown through her attention to her family first, and friends.
    She used her many talents to help others. I got to use her terrific example as a grandma on my own grandson. Carol is at peace and I will never forget her. Her legacy lives on through her wonderful children and grandchildren.