Carolyn graduated from Lancaster High School, Ohio University, and went on to get her Masters of Education from Cambridge University, where she graduated Magnum Cum Laude. She worked as a high school English teacher, until her retirement from Highland Local Schools.
In her free time, Carolyn enjoyed reading and helping others, but her true passion was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Phil Rhoads; her mother, Betty Gambill; children, Greg (Emily) Rhoads, and Brandon (Becky) Rhoads; grandchildren, Ella, Aidan, Luke, and Evelyn; and sister, Barb (Tom) Potts.
She is preceded in death by her father, Wallace.
A Celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held from 5-7pm on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Homer Public Library, 385 South St, Homer, OH 43027 or to The Works, 55 S 1st St, Newark, OH 43055.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.