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Carolyn Rishel

Carolyn S. Rishel

Wednesday, August 23rd, 1944 - Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Carolyn S. Rishel, 76

Carolyn S. Rishel, 76 of Ashland passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Ohiohealth MedCentral Hospital.

She was born on August 23, 1944 in Kingwood, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy (nee Friend) Matthews.

Following her graduation, she went on to earn an associate degree in nursing.

She was employed as a L.P.N. both at Brethren Care Village and Good Shepherd Nursing Home for many years.
Carolyn was a member of the First Church of God, where she enjoyed singing. Throughout her life, she was an avid gardener who enjoyed yard work and an animal lover to the extreme.

She is survived by one daughter, Pegg (Larry) Harper of Ashland; four grandchildren, Beranda (Jeremy) Phipps, Kristen Harper, Ricky and Cody Akers, all of Ashland; five stepchildren, Steve Rishel, Rick Rishel, Sharon (Pete) Rishel, Diane Meyer, and Karen (Bob) Barker; and two sisters, Lois (Joe) Becker of Ashland and Doris Lord of Glen Richey, Pennsylvania.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband, William Rishel; one son, Ricky Lee Akers; one grandson, Julius Byers; three brothers, Donald, Roger, and Dale Matthews; and one sister, Helen Dickerson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home.

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Sharon Rishel

Posted at 08:39pm

Sharon Rishel

Posted at 08:35pm
Sue was the best stepmother ever! My dad and I lucked out big time and are extremely fortunate to have had her as long as we did. Sharon

Diana Stapleford

Posted at 10:18am
Beautiful Aunt Sue, she was such a sweet, kind, gentle, loving person. I can still hear her voice, "honey, how are you doing", and always "love you".
Peggy and family, thinking of you at this difficult time. Your Mom was so special. We loved her dearly.

With our sympathy,
Diane, Stephanie and Lindsay and families.

Glenda Gilbert

Posted at 08:28pm
Pegg and Family
Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thinking of you!

Glenda Gilbert

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