Carol Ann Wodolan

June 30, 1944 ‒ January 17, 2011

Mansfield, Ohio

Carol Ann Garrison Wodolan, 66, of Mansfield, died Monday, January 17, 2011 in Mansfield MedCentral Hospital following a long illness.

She was born June 30, 1944 in Mansfield, and is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Donald Wodolan, her daughter Sandra and Tim Gleason of Butler; sister Thelma (Cookie) and David Laug of Mansfield; brother Jim and Sue Garrison of Mansfield, and many nieces and nephews.

Carol attended Madison High School and graduated in 1962. After marrying Don on September 6,1964, they moved to Virginia where they started a family and Carol began her lifelong love of the ocean and lighthouses. Upon Don’s release from the military, the young family returned to Mansfield where Carol began her employment with United Telephone Company in 1967 as a secretary and retired with Sprint 34 years later as a Contract Labor Coordinator.

Carol was an extremely talented artist. Many of her pen and ink renderings will continue to bring happiness to friends and family for years to come. In addition, she had a particular fondness for gardening, sewing, decorating, “junking” for great deals at local flea markets, antique stores, and garage sales and her beloved pets. She used her talents to not only create beautiful things for her home, but also shared her gifts and talents with those she loved.

Carol was preceded in death by her older brother Frankie Garrison, a sister Nora Garrison, an infant son Christopher Wodolan, and her parents Nina and James Garrison.

Friends may call from 9-11 am on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue, where the funeral service will follow at 11am. A close family friend Steve Phillips will speak. Interment will be private in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Mansfield Art Center or the American Lung Association may be made through the funeral home.