Carol Jane Sabbe

December 25, 1927 ‒ October 22, 2017

Arlington, Ohio
Formerly of Chesterville, Ohio

Carol J. Sabbe, age 89, formerly of Arlington, OH, and Chesterville, OH, passed away early Sunday morning, October 22, 2017, at Cedar Hill Care Center in Zanesville.

On December 25, 1927, Carol was born in Avon, Connecticut, the daughter of the late Paul John and Goldie Gay (Larick) Clark.  She graduated from Cridersville High School and took some classes at Bluffton University.

Carol married the love of her life, Joseph P. “Joe” Sabbe on December 25, 1957, in Bluffton, OH.  They shared over 48 years together as husband and wife before he preceded her in death on August 20, 2006.  They enjoyed traveling between Ohio and California following retirement.

A woman of faith, Carol grew up a preacher’s daughter, and belonged to many different United Methodist churches over the years.  She had a beautiful voice and loved singing at church and weddings.

Carol was a very affectionate woman and would greet you with a big wet kiss.  Her family meant everything to her and she always looked forward to family gatherings, or any other reason to make some delicious desserts.  She also enjoyed China painting in her spare time.

Carol will be remembered as a very caring, social woman who had a good outlook on life.  She lived by the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Carol will be dearly missed by a son, Nelson (Jane) Sabbe of Zanesville; three grandchildren: Lance (Kate) Sabbe and John Sabbe, both of Brunswick, GA, Annie (Rick) Shanklin of Tucson, AZ; a great grandchild, Carter Shanklin; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Airman 1st Class Jeffery L. Sabbe; a brother, John; and two sisters, Ellen and Beth.

Services to honor and celebrate Carol’s life will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Chesterville United Methodist Church, with her son, Nelson, officiating. Burial will take at Maple Grove Cemetery

Memorial contributions in Carol’s name may be made to the Chesterville United Methodist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Carol’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • SO sorry for your Loss Nelson and Jane Sabbe and families…I remember My ” Second” Mom on Winfield Avenue,,Findlay Ohio….Her Kind words,,and The Stern Looks and “” TALKING To’s “”WE Boys Got Back in the Day……. A wonderful Lady,,,,

  • Nelson-
    So very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was definitely a neat lady. I always thought of her as an extra grandmother growing up. Always looked forward to her and Joe’s camping trips to our house. You were blessed with great parents!
    Prayers to you and your family in the days ahead.
    Tracy Korody Gray

  • Was saddened to hear our singing canary has sung her last song. Carol always made me feel like the daughter she never had, lucky me! I hope time replaces your sadness with the wonderful memories her life provided…

  • Nelson; So sorry for the loss of your Mom, Your Mom and Dad had me over for a meal on a Saturday night, a long time ago when I was working for Iberia Fab and they were both so kind to a back then young Man I really enjoyed working with you and your Dad at that place. I will never forget your Mom and Dad they truly were Special people. Eric Haas Mansfield Oh.