Carolyn Janet Searfoss, age 92, resident of Sunrise on the Scioto, Columbus, OH, and former resident of Harrod, Lima, and Venice, FL, passed Thursday Dec. 9 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born March 19, 1918 at her childhood home near Harrod to Charles Budd and Edna Cecil Winegardner Johnston. She married Paul Leslie Searfoss June 18, 1939. Carolyn and Paul moved in 1941 to the Searfoss family farm on Faulkner Road near Harrod, where she resided until 2003. Paul preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1987.
Survivors include her children: David (Jackie) Searfoss of Streetsboro, OH, Barbara (Charles) Edmiston of Kenosha, WI and Gaye Andrick of Hilliard, OH; 6 grandchildren: Kimberly (Don) Hilt, Amy (Rene) Rodriguez, Sarah Edmiston, Thomas Laut, Lauren Andrick and Carly Andrick; 5 great-grandchildren: Jessica & Kelsey Hilt, Caitlin, Matthew & Connor Rodriguez.
She was preceded in death by son-in-law Mike Andrick, grandson Paul Edmiston and 4 sisters: Margaret Rex, Mary Owen, Lois Bayliff and JoAnn Coyne.
Carolyn was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lima and the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA; the Harrod Civic Club, Garden Club, Sewing Club, PTA and the Allen County Farm Bureau. She was a graduate of Capital University, Columbus, OH, taught 6th grade for one year in Spencerville and later was a substitute teacher in Allen County. She also sold advertising for the Christian Science Monitor. Carolyn was an active and beloved member of many clubs, associations and memberships. She was happiest when involved with her family and friends.
The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The memorial service will follow at 3:00 with Rev. Lynn Huffman and Reader Ann Basil officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be in Salem Cemetery at a later date.
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm