Linda Rae Carolus age 74, of Cridersville, passed into the loving arms of Jesus at 4:37 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born February 20, 1942 in Lima, Ohio.
Linda was a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School and she retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 plus years of service. Linda will be lovingly remembered for her numerous acts of kindness, her quick wit, and never forgetting a birthday. She was sometimes referred to as “Aunt Hallmark”. She will be dearly remembered by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Surviving includes a son Eric A. Carolus of Cridersville, 3 sisters – Rosan (Richard, dec.) VanderHagen of South Bend, IN; Jane (Glen, dec.) Whitling of Lima; Pam (Bill) Swickrath of Elida; 3 brothers – Raymond ‘Skip’ (Pan) Diepenbrock of Chico, CA; Ben (Patty) Diepenbrock of Lima; Steve (Myra) Diepenbrock of Lima; 2 brothers-in-law; John Golden and Jack Shook; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother – Ted Diepenbrock; 2 sisters – Judy Golden and Julia Shook.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m., MONDAY, April 4, 2016 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home with Father David Ross officiating.
The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Samaritan House, 328 W. McKibben St Lima, Ohio 45801.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm