Carolyn Rae Moritz

February 26, 1943 ‒ April 07, 2009

Marion, Ohio

Carolyn Rae “Carole” Moritz, 66, of Shelby, formerly of Galion, died Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2009 at Hospice House of North Central Ohio in Ashland.

Born Feb. 26, 1943 in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Faye Alkire and LaFaun “Bonnie” Sheaks Alkire. On Feb. 18, 1961 she married Robert E. Moritz, whom preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1999.

Carole retired from Rosewood Manor in 2003 where she worked as a STNA. She loved to read, travel and follow sports, especially the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and O.S.U. football. Carole also looked forward to watching American Idol. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye and could do no wrong.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Bonnie Friebel and her fiancé, Todd Batory of Shelby and Carla and Denny Shaffer of Crestline; eight grandchildren, Desaray Shaffer, James Garrett, Jerrod Garrett, Kayla Shaffer, Reanna Shaffer, Hunter Friebel, Grant Friebel and Cameron Friebel; two great-grandchildren, Destiny and Aden Shaffer; seven sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marilyn Kae Williams of Mansfield, Helen DeFrance Rush of Crestline, Wynona Alkire of Crestline, Jill and Frank Scully of Galion, Faith and Frank Monastario of Crestline, Jenny Smith of Lubbock, Texas and Connie Hadley of Crestline and three brothers and one sister-in-law, Eddy Alkire of Columbus, Billy and Pam Alkire of Crestline and Mark Alkire of Galion.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Gina Cheney and two sisters, Cherilyn Duran and Georgia “Jody” Welling and one infant son.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 9, 2009 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2009 with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1015 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805.