Carol Jo Gregg

November 18, 1927 ‒ May 11, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Carol Jo Gregg, age 88 of Fredericktown, died Wednesday morning May 11, 2016 at her residence. Carol Jo was born November 18, 1927 in Miami, Florida to J. Kenneth Ballinger and Lucille (Carroll) Ballinger. Carol Jo graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida and attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio where her parents attended. At Ohio Wesleyan University she met a returning World War Two, Navy veteran. In Tallahassee on October 9, 1948 she married the love of her life, Robert S Gregg and moved to Fredericktown, his home town.

Carol Jo was a homemaker and civic leader. As a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown she was a church Elder, in the Women’s Association, a Youth Fellowship Leader and Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years. She served on the boards of the YMCA, Knox County Library, Knox County Symphony, The Station Break and Meals on Wheels. Carol Jo was a member of West Side Club in Fredericktown, Fredericktown Historical Society and a former member of the Mount Vernon Country Club. She served as Deputy Registrar in Fredericktown, was a substitute teacher, poll worker for the Board of Elections and Cub Scout Leader. She was also a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years Robert S Gregg, their children James “Skip” Gregg of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Susan (Richard) Cunningham of Fredericktown, Martha (Charles) Welker of Dallas, Texas and Bruce (Colleen) Gregg of Fredericktown; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Margaret Ann McCain.

Friends may call Saturday May 14, 2016 from 11AM to 12 noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019, where funeral services will follow at noon, with Pastor Christine Burns officiating. Burial will follow at Quaker Cemetery near Fredericktown. Following the burial, lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall.

Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Carol Jo Gregg.

  • We are sorry to hear about Carol Jo’s passing. She was a wonder person and we will miss her at the Historical Society. Rest well Carol Jo.

    Jim and Becky Wagner

    • Thank you, Jim and Becky, she loved preserving the past for others to enjoy.

  • Bob and families, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Carol Jo. Always enjoyed talking with her. You are blessed to have one and other for the many years. Many blessing and prayers.

  • You have our deepest sympathy. Treasure the memories.

    Jim, Connie, Jordan and Ronnie Bryant

  • Dear Bob and family,
    My sympathy on Carol Jo’s passing, she was a beautiful lady.
    Her struggle is over and she’s with the Lord now
    Kathryn Williams

  • Holding all of you close at heart, with found memories and prayers. Carol Jo was a very special person, who was so proud of her family. I know she certainly adored her grandchildren God Bless you all. Love, Dawn

  • A beautiful lady in every way.. So sorry to read of her passing. Prayers to her family.

  • Dear susan,
    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Mr. Gregg and family, I was so sorry to learn of Carol’s passing. I fondly remember meeting with you at the Green Leaf and sharing OWU stories. Sadly, I cannot be with you on Saturday. It is Alumni Weekend at Ohio Wesleyan and I have some duties to attend to. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you learn to cope with your great loss. She was a great gal.
    Laurie McGregor Connor ’77

    • Thank you Laurie, my Dad and Mom loved OWU. We shared with him your email and he was so pleased.

  • Bruce & Family:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of your Mother.
    My thoughts and prayers will be of, and with, you and your family.

    Tom Cahill
    Formerly of Central Soya Co., Inc.
    Marion, Oh.

  • Dear Bob and Family, Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Carol Jo, we have heard wonderful things about her. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Dick and Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Thinking of the Gregg family at this time of Carol Jo’s passing. She was a very sweet and special lady. Jim and Carmen FRAZIER

  • So sorry of the loss Of Carol Jo. Thinking of all of you. You have our Deepest Sympathy.

  • Soo sorry for your loss. I enjoyed chatting with her when I would run into her at auctions. When I look around at my house, I remember a statement she made to me awhile back. I was talking about getting rid of some things and cleaning up the place. Her words were (and I have used them several times), “I was going to clean up, but I thought, ‘My kids are going to get the money, so let them clean it up!'” So, I still haven’t cleaned up anything here yet because I thought that was an excellent comment!

    Prayers for all of you in the weeks and months ahead.

  • Bob, Bruce and family.

    so sorry for you loss Carol Jo was a very special Lady, I always enjoyed talking to her , Bob it is wonderful that you had so many years together and all of the memorials you have. You are in are prayers.

  • To all of the Gregg’s you have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Bob, Bruce, Susan and the rest of the Greggs, we are so sorry for your loss. Carol Jo was a classy lady and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

  • My memories go way back to when I was growing up with the Gregg kids. We spent some fun times at Gregg’s Lake, as my parents referred to your country get away. Carol Jo was always a gracious host. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    • Thank you. We have revived the “beach” and the great-grandchildren are enjoying summer swimming at Gregg’s Lake!

  • Susan and all of family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dave and Lois

  • Dear friends and family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss, your mother, grandmother, wife and friend. What a lovely lady Carol Jo was and such a beautiful family she leaves behind as her legacy! Our circle of friends and our community will miss her too. She contributed so much and brought such joy to all who knew her. May peace and strength be with you at this difficult time. We are all her for you and hold fond memories of those many years of celebrations of life. God bless you all.

  • Dear Bob, Skip, Susan, Martha and Bruce and families. Our love and sympathy to all of you. Sorry we could not be there but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless you and keep you all in His arms of love. Dale and Mary

  • Dear Bob and Family. I was so saddened to read of my high school friend Carol Jo’s death in the Tallahassee paper. She was a beautiful, gracious and popular young lady and is remembered fondly here. Her parents, Carroll and Ken Ballinger were highly respected and involved leaders In addition to the number of children, ” grands, and great- grands,” I was impressed by the breadth and depth of Carol Jo’s activities.
    Her parents would be so proud!

    Bob, I am certain Carol Jo appreciated the loving care she received from all of you.
    Cherish the wonderful memories and be thankful for the many years you shared.
    You are fortunate to have a large, close family and there will be comfort in that.
    Blessings on all of you.

    Best Regards. Maggie Flynn Black

    • Thank you, Maggie, she was a true Southern lady to the end. You were one of her cherished friends and she spoke of you often.

  • Gregg Families,

    You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    • Walt & Robin

      Thank you so much. Walt, thanks for your assistance with the cemetery plots.

  • Bob and family

    My thoughts are with you at this time. I first met Carol Jo while serving on the Knox County Symphony Board. She was a delight and always such a beautiful smile.

    Carol Navin