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Carolyn R. McCorkle

November 13, 1935 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 83)


Carolyn R. McCorkle of North Jackson met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 6:25 a.m. from her home.  She lived 83 years on this earth before He called her home.

Carolyn was born in Youngstown on November 13, 1935, the daughter of the late Howard H. and Dorothy Gebhardt Harig.

She was a 1953 graduate of East High School.

Mrs. McCorkle was a handicap bus driver for 22 years and touched the lives of many children.  Earlier in life she assisted her husband in the family construction company.  Carolyn gave her life to Christ as a child and lived out her faith well, loving and caring for many family members over the years.  She played the organ and piano and had a collection of piano music boxes given to her over her lifetime.  She loved traveling, the beach, listening to the sounds of the ocean, butterflies, and "Patches" her cat.  Most importantly she cherished the good times and memories she made with her family and friends.

Her husband of 31 years, Ralph C. McCorkle, whom she married January 26, 1957, passed away in 1988.

She raised and is survived by 5 children, Brenda (Mark) Spencer, Glenn McCorkle, with whom Carolyn made her home, Ruth (Martin) Ellis, Chuck McCorkle, and Mary (Scott) Farber; a daughter in law, Judy McCorkle; a brother, Donald (Nancy) Harig; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 4 nephews and their families.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carolyn was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons.

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In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Warren Family Mission 155 Tod Ave. NW Warren, OH 44485 (Matthew 25: 35-36)

The family would like to thank Nancy, a hospice aide, and Terri and all the staff at Buckeye Hospice & Palliative Care for the compassionate care they provided to Carolyn.

Carolyn made the selfless decision to donate her body to Northeast Ohio Medical University, so that others can learn.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the North-Mar Church of the Christian Missionary Alliance 3855 E. Market St. Warren, OH 44484. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 21, 2019

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
North-Mar Church of the Christian Missionary Alliance
3855 E. Market St.
Warren, OH 44484

Memorial Service
May 21, 2019

11:00 AM
North-Mar Church of the Christian Missionary Alliance
3855 E. Market St.
Warren, OH 44484

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