Loving, generous, and always willing to help others are just a few ways to describe Carol Burton. A few events in history that occurred in 1942 included most manufacturing and supplies being set to support the war effort, that led to the first rationing in America, the minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18, the invention of the ever famous duct tape, and on August 8, 1942 Leo and Grace (Riffle) Wightman welcomed the birth of their fifth child, Carol A. Wightman in Norwich, New York.
Carol attended Grover Cleveland High School. As a teen she loved Saturday dances and wouldn't miss them for the world. Carol worked in manufacturing for Guardian Glass, Freudenberg, and Union Products. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, playing handheld solitare, house cleaning, holiday baking, and spending time with her family for get togethers and cookouts. Carol was also devoted to her church and dearly loved her church family and friends. In her free time, Carol enjoyed listening to country and Christian music or watching the Hallmark Channel and local news.
She will always be remembered in the hearts of those who loved and knew her best.
Carol A. Burton, age 77 of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 11:00 am on Saturday September 28, 2019 at her residence.
Survivors include her children Michael Nimmo of Logansport, Robert (Pat) Nimmo Sr. of Cromwell, and Susan Lolmaugh of Columbia City; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, a son, and a daughter.
Friends may call on Thursday October 3, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services for Carol will be held at 10:30 am on Friday October 4, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell, IN. Memorial contributions in memory of Carol may be made to Columbia City Christian Church of Christ. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send the family an online condolence.
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Good bye for now Aunt Carol please know how much you were loved and will be missed. I look forward to the day we are all together again in heaven and we will have one heck of a family reunion. Love always
A wonderful woman who left this world to soon. Aunt Carol I will out hour long talks, and our journeys. God has a wonderful new Angel now.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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