Carolyn Elizabeth Lama

November 30, 1936 ‒ May 03, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Carolyn Elizabeth (Hurtt) Lama, age 84, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Monday, May 3, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born November 30, 1936 in Washington Court House, Ohio to the late Robert N. Hurtt, Sr. and Oma I. (Ferrin) Hurtt.  Also preceded in death by her sister, Kay Cook; and the father of her children, Johnny J. Lama, Sr.

Carolyn enjoyed gardening, knitting, painting and was a certified ceramics teacher.  She also enjoyed hunting with bow and arrow, having hunted bear in Canada and a Mountain Lion in Colorado, she also once held the record for the largest Gar ever taken with a bow and arrow.  As a member of the Westerville Seniors Travel Club she was able to visit most of the United States and Europe.

Carolyn is survived by daughters, Tina Lama of Sunbury, Tanna (Mark) Kaniecki of Centerburg; sons, Joe Lama of Sunbury and Johnny II (Laurie) Lama of Croton; brother and best-friend, Bob (JoAnn) Hurtt; grandchildren, Johnny Lama III, Erica Johnson, Preslee Lama, Brayden Lama and Mason Finley; great-grandchildren, Addelyn, Aubrynn and Vivian.

A private family only service is planned.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0552 in Carolyn’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lama family.  Please share a memory or condolence with Carolyn’s family on this website.

  • Carolyn you were a wonderful woman with many talents. Your intuition was always amazed me and was spot on. I am glad that intuition was passed to Tanna as that has kept us out of trouble. I loved spending time with you and your family learning how to bake cookies and meals and there was always a method to the madness with any recipe you made. The love you had for your family is unmatched. I will always remember your fiery spirit, kindness towards others and passion for the many talents you possessed. I will miss you, love Missy M

  • OUR PRAYERS AND LOVE go TO TANNA AND MARK AND THEIR ENTIRE FAMILY FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN THEY CALLED MOM. MAY YOU HOLD YOUR MEMORIES CLOSE AND YOUR LOVE HER CLOSER . Our families are thinking of you during this time.. WE LOVE YOU!

  • Sending peace and strength to Tina, Tanna, Mark, Joe, Johnny and Laurie as you come together in love to honor your Mother. Our sympathies to the entire family as you celebrate Carolyn’s life and move forward together in healing.

    With love,

  • Sending peace and strength to Tina, Tanna, Mark, Joe, Johnny and Laurie as you come together in love to honor your Mother. Our sympathies to the entire family as you celebrate Carolyn’s life and move forward together in healing.

    With love,
    Teresa and Brian

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I did not know Carolyn personally but know that Joey and kids loved her dearly, treasure the memories!