SHARON, Pennsylvania – Carol A. Koch, of Sharon, formerly of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. in Clepper Manor in Sharon, after an extended illness. She was 80.
Carol was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on December 30, 1936, the daughter of the late Howard Spangler, Sr. and Pearl (Campman) Spangler.
She was a 1954 graduate of Hickory High School.
Carol enjoyed cooking, dancing, gardening, listening to country music and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Phelan and her husband, Chris, of Houston, Texas; her two sons, Douglas Koch and his wife, Andrea, of Charlestown, West Virginia and Greg Koch and his wife, Deanne, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania; along with her grandchildren, Geoffrey Koch, Melissa Koch, Taylor Rose and Lily Koch and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are her two sisters, Betsy Marlowe of Hermitage, Pennsylvania and Charlotte Lowery of Florida and her brother, Robert Spangler of Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Sandra Jones, Edythe Barlow, Evelyn Duncan, Donna Black, Sara Hassel and Loretta Boles and brothers Howard Spangler, Jr., James, John and Norman Spangler.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, July 10, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 East State St., Sharon, PA 16146.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, at the funeral home, with Rev. Douglas Dyson, Sr. Pastor of Sharon First United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment at Morefield Cemetery in Hermitage.
Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
A television tribute will air Monday, July 10 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.