Carol R. Bally (nee Buchholz), 70, of Elyria, died Monday, August 6, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center. She was born January 11, 1937 in Elyria where she had been a lifelong resident and graduated from Elyria High School in 1954.
She was employed at Gene Resar, Inc. in Elyria for 25 years retiring in 2005.
She was a member of Emmanuel Luthern Church in Elyria where she served on the Church Council and various ministries in the Church. She was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church in Elyria and had served on many Church committees.
She had been involved in competitive roller skating for many years.
She enjoyed sewing and was a Cleveland Indians fan. She had been active with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
She is survived by her partner, Dale H. Bally, Sr. of Elyria; daughters, Michelle Riggs of Springfield, MO and Melanie (Perry) Lowe of San Diego, CA; a granddaughter due to be born in September; and a step-sister, Sally (Steve) Brattoli of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruth (nee Hunger) Buchholz; a sister, Jane Ody; and a step-brother, Frank Schoditsch.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. A funeral service will be Thursday at 11 A.M. at Emmanuel Luthern Church, 360 Princeton Ave., Elyria. Rev. Paul E. Jaster will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church.