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Carolyn Elizabeth Holcomb

Carolyn Elizabeth Holcomb (nee Schlechter), 82, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria, following an extended illness.

A life-long resident of Henrietta, born August 5, 1930, she graduated from Henrietta High School in 1948. She was a Cum Laude graduate of Baldwin Wallace College in 1952, with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She was a member of the Dayton C. Miller Honor Fraternity. She was a member of the Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Sigma, one of the first interracial sororities in the country.

Carolyn and her husband, Myrle Lewis Holcomb married in 1951. She taught Home Economics at Amherst Central School from 1952-1954. She was a 4-H advisor to the Henrietta 4-H Clovers for 27 years. She taught children's music at Sunday School for many years.

Mrs. Holcomb was a lifelong member of the Henrietta United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Henrietta Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Lorain County Farm Bureau. She enjoyed music, sewing, antiques, creative writing, and caring for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Faith Jagger (Jerry); sons, Harland Holcomb (Laurie) and Dean Holcomb of Lorain; sister Janet Squire of LaGrange; grandchildren, Carri Jagger, Jacob Jagger (Kerilynn), Tiffany Rogers Holcomb, Lauren Holcomb, Emily Holcomb; and great-granddaughter, Mika Ann Jagger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myrle Lewis Holcomb in April 2008; parents, Harland Schlechter and Bernice Schlechter (nee Fowl), and sister, Emogene Schlechter in 2009.

The funeral service will be 11 A.M., Monday, December 17, 2012, at Henrietta United Methodist Church, 52148 State Route 113, Amherst. Reverend Armando C. Arellano, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Henrietta Cemetery. Friends may call 2 until 5 P.M., Sunday, December 16, 2012, at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria.

Memorial contributions can be forwarded to Henrietta United Methodist Church, Amherst.

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