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Community United Methodist Church
Friday July 30th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Carrol A. Stevens

Carrol A. Stevens, age 84 of Circleville, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at the Pickering House in Lancaster. She was born August 9, 1936 in Circleville, daughter of the late Arthur A. and Sylvia M. (Rattray) Leist. Carrol was a graduate of Circleville High School and Ohio University.

She was an elementary school teacher in the Logan Elm School district in her early career. Carrol was also a person of many interests; she was the owner of “The Added Touch”, a needlework shop in Chillicothe, and worked for many years with AAA and “The Travel Shop” in Portsmouth. Her passion was her travel business, “You Come Too Tours.” For twenty years, she lead groups all over the world and to interesting places right next door. She was co-owner, along with her husband, of Stevens Mortgage in Circleville for 20 years. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church where she served on various committees over the years. Carrol was Chairman of the “High Fever Follies” that once entertained many residents for the benefit of Berger Hospital and she also served on the Pickaway County Health Board.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Nelson Stevens. She leaves behind her three sons, Gregory, Todd (Carolyn) and Brent (Dianna) Stevens; five grandchildren, Samantha, Katharine, Leeanne, Amanda and Daniel Stevens; brother, Jerry (Sue) Leist.
A time for public visitation and to celebrate her life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021 in the Fellowship Hall of Community United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pickaway St., Circleville. A private interment will be held at the convenience of her family at Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhope Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130 or the Circle Area Humane Society, 185 Island Rd., Circleville, OH 43113.
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Please accept our condolences on the passing of Carrol. She was a lovely and very gracious lady. She and Nelson introduced us to cruising in Alaska. It was a wonderful experience which led us to take several more cruises including a second trip to Alaska. She also introduced me to the fun of Red Hat ladies. And, she was very proud of her three adult sons and their families. May she rest in peace on her final journey.

Tom and Patty Moore Aug 6 2021 4:19 PM

So sorry to hear this - Nelson and Carol were two of my favorite people, during my formative years as a young man. Todd, Brent & Greg my thought are with you. I wish I had seen this notice earlier.

Andrew Musilli Jul 31 2021 5:48 AM

Carrol was a strong member of our extended family. After my father passed away 17 years ago, she and Nelson were great friends to my mother across the way on Ringgold-Southern Road. After Nelson passed, Carrol continued her friendship with Mom, often checking in on her making sure all was well. During our frequent visits to the farm Carrol would always be an optimist in our presence, encouraging us about Mom's independence and ability to conduct her own affairs so easily. Carrol became a similar friend to Gail, me, Mike and Ethan during my mom's later years, always making Gail, the boys and me feel welcome in the community.

Though I was saddened to hear about Carrol's illness several years ago, I knew she would face the new health challenges in her life with the same courage and optimism I observed in her over the past twenty years. Carrol will truly be missed.

Scott Rattray and family Jul 30 2021 6:35 PM

The Stevens family: We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With sympathy.

Libby & Ron Rushley Jul 30 2021 11:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carrol Stevens

Joyce LeLane Keller Jul 29 2021 11:22 AM