Carolyn S. Opperman

March 05, 1937 ‒ June 30, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Carolyn S. Opperman, 80, of Galion passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at Altercare of Bucyrus.

She was born March 5, 1937 in Hemlock, Ohio and was the daughter of Lance and Renetta (Schlingerman) Hodgson. Carolyn married her high school sweetheart, Robert J. Opperman on June 5, 1954 and they enjoyed 58 years of marriage until his passing on July 30, 2012.

She was a 1954 graduate of Shawnee High School. Carolyn was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion where she was active with the Ruth Circle. She enjoyed playing cards and going to horse and dogs races. Carolyn was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, Cleveland Indians fan and loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by daughters Debbie Opperman of Ontario and Denise (Shawn) Livingston of Galion; son Dale (Tracie) Opperman of Shelby; grandchildren Nicole (Andy) Claus of Galion and Jena Opperman of Shelby; great-grandchildren Katelynn and Nolan Claus and sister-in-law Agnes Hodgson of Columbus.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister Imogene North; a brother Charles Hodgson and a sister-in-law Jo Marcum.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church, 130 East Walnut Street Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Matthew Weaver officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Opperman, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. The grief we experience when we lose a loved one can be one of the most difficult things we may go through. Please take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5:7) He lovingly promises a hope for the future. (Revelation 21:3 & 4) Meditating on this hope can help you cope during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  • I was very sorry to learn of your dear, Mother’s passing. I have been away for 6 wks., and just got back on Sun., July 2nd. She was such a sweet lady & good friend. I will miss her. Love & prayers to each of you.

  • It saddens me to read this. Your family are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa and Tony

  • Denise and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I was always afond of your mother. Prayers and blessings through this difficult time.

  • Denise and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I was always fond of your mother. Prayers and blessings through this difficult time.

  • Debbie, Denise, Dale & Family –

    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    I recently had the pleasure to visit Aunt Carolyn while in Galion and learned that we both have a love for puzzles. Aside from this, I have many wonderful memories of both Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Bob. Crazy as it sounds, some of my favorite childhood memories include pumping gas and cleaning windshields at the station and those ever famous July 4th parties when all our families came together.

    While I know she will be terribly missed by those closest to her, I hope you will find serenity in knowing that she is at peace in heaven with Uncle Bob once again.

    With Love,
    McCarren (Hodgson) Holt

  • Dear Denise and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    I am really going to miss my good friend and card playing buddy.
    please keep in touch. Love you, Jeannie

  • Debbie , Dale , Denise and your families , my thoughts and prayers are with you and I will always have fond memories of your Mom

  • We are so sorry. Carolyn was such a nice person. Good memories of years gone by when we would all be at ballgames together. And when Cara would sneak off with Jena to her grandma’s house when we lived on Briarwood. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

    Dreama and Loyd Caudill

  • To the Opperman and Hodgson Families,
    We know your hearts are heavy with your loss. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Carolyn.
    The Ron Nelson Family