Monday, October 12, 2020

Carol S. Close (October 11, 2020)

Carol S. Close, 83, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away early Sunday morning, October 11, 2020, at Oakley Place in Greenville, Ohio.

Carol was born on May 7, 1937, in Troy, Ohio, to the late Morris and Mary (Karns) Blackburn.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her first husband, Benjamin Jones in 1975; her second husband, Charles Close in 2006; her brothers, Benny Blackburn and Kenny Blackburn; and her sister, Shirley Yohey.

Carol enjoyed the spring and summer seasons because it allowed her to do her favorite pastime, mowing grass. When she wasn't mowing you could find her attending auctions or spending time with her family and friends. Carol has a hard worker. She worked as a press operator at Copeland for 25 years before retiring.

Carol is survived by her children, Ben Jones of Ansonia, and Bob Jones and his wife Michelle, of Versailles, Ohio; her grandchildren, Tracy Coe and her husband Alex, of Texas, Tory Jones of Covington, Ohio, and Buck Jones of Versailles; 2 great grandchildren; her sisters, Connie Harling of Celina, Ohio, and Becky Klipstine Schlecty and her husband Norb; her brother, Steve Blackburn and his wife Carrie, of Troy; and countless nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of Carol's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Carol's family will be receiving guests on Thursday from 12 noon until the time of the service at 2:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to either State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Darke County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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