Wingard, Carol J.

Carol Jean Wingard, 80 of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Passed away on March 29th, 2020 due to severe complications from the Covid-19 Virus.

She was born in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania March 7th, 1940.

She retired as the Supervisor of Capitol Projects for Alltel in Hudson, Ohio.

Graduated from Elyria High School class of 1958.

Carol Wingard was a kind, self-sacrificing, giving soul. The amount of love she provided not just to her family but to those around her was immeasurable. Whether it be the food on her table, clothing, or just some words needed to get you by. She was the foundation to the family. She made everything feel like it was alright no matter what was going on. She was the anchor that stabilized the entire ship. No matter who you were or your background she accepted everyone. All those around her were her family and she had herself a large family as eclectic as her fashion. She enjoyed the simple things. Cooking for whomever would allow her too, reading hundreds upon hundreds of books or sewing something to add to her closet. Even in the worst of times she saw the best of the situation and if she could take that and help she would grab on and run with it. She lived a long, fulfilled life with her husband whom shared so much love you could feel it in the air. Their relationship was magnetic and gave breathe to the family they built to do the same for each other. She may be gone, but she will always be with us in our hearts and in our souls, Watching over us from the empty spaces within our homes. With all of our love, thank you.

She is survived by husband James R. Wingard, daughter Tammara L. Garcher, grandchildren Tiffany Ketcham (Kevin), Kevin Fowler (Kasey), Ryan Fowler-Wingard, Nicholas Fowler (Brittany), James Fowler, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents Clarence and Margaret Imhof and brother Clarence “Butzie” Imhof.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to Cleveland Clinic COVID-19 Community Response Campaign – Support Caregivers and Critical Research

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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  1. There are no words that could adequately describe Carol Jean Wingard. She was truly a kind, giving, caring soul whose heart was filled with nothing but love. The unconditional love and acceptance she offered saved my life. She had a gentle strength and warmth about her that was evident to all. May Jesus comfort her family and friends during this great loss of a truly special woman.

  2. To the Wingard Family there are no words express the sadness of hearing the loss of Mrs. Wingard. She was an interesting lady I met when she opened her doors and arms to love beyond the walls of her home. Her smile, kindness and acceptance of all made many of us feel comfortable in her home Tammara amd family may peace and comfort surround you.

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