Carol M. Stuber, 80, 206 W. German St., New Knoxville, formerly of Lima, died at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Eunice (Weatherby) and James Downing. On Nov. 19, 1949, she married Arthur P. Stuber, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1995.
She is survived by two sons, Arthur (Joan) Stuber, Jr., of Champaign, Ill., and Scott (Tyrone) Stuber, of Aurora, Colo.; three daughters, Janet (Thomas) Jackson, of Wapakoneta, Tamara (Ed) Lovett, of Sidney, and Catherine Stettler, of New Knoxville; a niece, Joan Wiseman, of Bellefontaine; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two close family friends who were like children to her, Karen Treadway and Scott Franks. Carol was the last surviving sibling in her family and was preceded in death by three brothers, John Downing, James Downing Jr., and Leonard Downing; and 10 sisters, Nellie Brown; Iva Lou Pitcock, Sharon Dickinson, Vera Gammell, Margaret Goldsberry, Marie Downing, Clara Jean Penny, Olive Downing, Sandra Downing, and Wilma Brewer, and a son-in-law, Randy Stettler.
Carol was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and solving puzzle books; she was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and a member of American Legion Post 96 Auxiliary in Lima. She attended the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. Dr. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.
A funeral dinner will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday for family and friends at the Church.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville.
Contributions may be given to the church.
Funeral arrangements are under being handled by Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring St., New Knoxville.
Condolences may be sent to Carolâ€™s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.