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Carolyn F. Toombs

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Oct. 9, 1938 - Feb. 26, 2013

MISHAWAKA — Carolyn F. Toombs, 74, of Mishawaka, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

Carolyn was born Oct. 9, 1938, to the late Carl and Kathleen (Browning) Stafford in Mishawaka. Carolyn was a graduate of Mishawaka High School class of 1957. On May 24, 1958, she married Edward Toombs.

Edward survives, along with their children, Douglas (Karen) Toombs of Elkhart, Russell (Darlyne) Toombs of Granger and Steven (Maria) Toombs of Bluffton, S.C. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Aaron (Lindsay) Courtney, Kyle (Kelsey) Toombs, Casey Toombs, Kendra Toombs, Mallory Toombs, Stephanie Toombs and Brenden Toombs and one great-granddaughter, Maddilynn Wilson. Carolyn is also survived by her sister, Virginia (Randall) Jones of DeSoto, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her half brother, Robert Browning.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Pastor Leroy Wise will officiate the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Osceola United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Carolyn was a member of Osceola United Methodist Church for several years, serving as the co-chair of the care committee, serving in the family life committee and playing in the handbell choir. She also was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed scrapbooking and card making. She was a master gardener, and in the spring and summer, Carolyn enjoyed spending time in her lovely flower gardens.

In her memory, donations may be made to the Osceola United Methodist Church Building fund.

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