Carole M. Kemle

Carole M. (Wilcox) Kemle, 75, of Galion, died Monday, September 8, 2014 at her home after a short illness.

Carole was born in Morrow County on April 1, 1939 to the late Joseph M. Wilcox, Sr., and Hazel M. (Fiant) Bower.

Carole was a 1957 graduate of Galion High School and spent most of her life in Galion. She worked for 10 years at the Mansfield News Journal as a District Manager of the Circulation Department until her retirement in 1996. While working at the News Journal Carole won many awards.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Galion and served on the Civil Service Commission of Galion. Carole has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since April 1986. She also enjoyed being a Teacher’s Aide for a few years.

She is survived by her two sons, Steven Kemle and Jason Marcum of Galion, and Timothy Sean Kemle and Maria Harris of Galion; her granddaughter, Bailey Kemle; and her three brothers and three sisters: Joseph M. and JoAnn Wilcox, Jr. of Port St. Lucie, FL, Barbara J. and Frank Hedges of Galion, Janet I. and Sherman Timmins of Temperance, MI, Nancy and John Reece of Cocoa, FL, John Bower of Colorado Springs, CO, and Lowell and Norma Bower of Lorain. Carole is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and a very special friend Tammy Adams, all of whom she loved very deeply.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Herbert D. Bower.

Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday September 12, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church with officiating Pastor Anne Pairan. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Carole Kemle.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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