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Carol A (Rosecrans) Gillenwater

August 9, 1942 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 79)


Carol A. Gillenwater, 79, of Wakeman, died on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the Laurels of New London surrounded by her family.  Carol was born on August 9, 1942 in Oberlin, the daughter of the late Donald L. Rosecrans and Bertha L. (Gallatin) Barnett. 

Carol was a graduate of Firelands High School and the Medina County business school.  On May 6, 1961 she married Robert G. Gillenwater.  She took great pride in being a homemaker. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Carol enjoyed attending her family members’ events -she was their number one fan cheering them from the sidelines.     

Carol is survived by her loving husband, Robert; daughters, Dena (Eric Molesky) Gillenwater and Bobbi (Chris) Sabin; son, Guy (Shonna) Gillenwater, all of New London; grandchildren, Derek (Hanna Ruggles) Sabin, Matt (Heather) Gillenwater, Nichole (RJ) Ringer, Erica Sabin, Dustin (Tiffany Slagle) Gillenwater and Emily Gillenwater; 7 great-grandchildren and sisters, Betty Misko, of Texas, and Cindy (Joe) Storrow, of Wellington.      

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald L. Rosecrans; mother and step-father, Bertha and George Barnett; infant daughter, Connie Sue Gillenwater; sister, Dottie Weyer and nephews, Donnie and Mike Rosecrans.   

A celebration of life and luncheon will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Hileman Building, 2 Blake Street, New London.  Memorial contributions in Carol’s memory may be directed to the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.  Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting:  

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Celebration of Life
January 8, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hileman Building, New London, Ohio


Huron County Humane Society
246 Woodlawn Ave, Norwalk OH 44857

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