Carolyn A. Strait

December 13, 1937 ‒ September 29, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Carolyn A. Strait, age 82, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.  She was born on December 13, 1937 in Union Furnace, Ohio, the daughter of Aubrey Burdette and Mary Faye (Trowbridge) Higgins.

Carolyn worked many years helping her late husband Ralph Strait take care of Strait’s Farm Equipment.  She was a member of the Brandon Baptist Church and enjoyed bowling, playing cards and bingo.

She is survived by her son, Keith (Patty) Strait of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Courtney (Greg) Deckling, Shane (Desirae) Strait and Alex Strait; great grandchildren, Emmett Deckling and Aria Strait; a brother, Thomas (Judy) Higgins of Mount Vernon; good friends, Leda (Bart) Walker, Ken (Julia) Longshore, Mary Spearman and many more.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Strait and a sister, Judith Ebling.

A graveside service will be held on Friday October 2, 2020 beginning at 1 p.m. in Brandon Cemetery.  Rev. Marvin Haught will be officiating.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Carolyn A. Strait.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Laurels and Kindred Hospice.

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  • Keith,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. May God comfort you and Patty and the kids now. God Bless.

  • We have known Carolyn and Ralph since we were young. We used to sit for hours at Ralph’s Mom and Dads and listen to story after story told to us by Elmer. Great People, we miss all of them. Prays to you and yours.

  • Wishing the Strait family peace and comfort during this difficult time. I can remember all the fun times we had together with your family at the farm, playing cards, snowmobiling and eating popcorn. Your mom will certainly be missed as will all those beautiful cards she sent out to everyone on those special annual occasions.

    The entire Strait family is in my prayers!

    Karen Longshore

  • Strait family. SO SO SORRY. Had known Ralph & Carolyn a long time. Nice people. Will surely be missed. Will keep you all in my prayers. Bob Harrod

  • Strait and Higgins Families:
    Sorry to learn of Carolyn passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    May God be with al l of you at this difficult time.