Carolyn B. Klunk, age 81, passed away on March 3, 2021, reuniting in heaven with Jim, the love of her life. Born June 6, 1939, she was a proud graduate of St. Mary of the Springs Academy and The Ohio State University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Carol went on to work at KKG headquarters for 30 years, where she loved her accounting job and coworkers. Following her retirement, she tutored adult English language learners. She was an avid reader and card player, spending many joyful hours with friends in bridge and book clubs. Carol was forever guided by her faith. As a devoted member of St. Catharine Church, she sang in the choir, served as a sacristan, coached softball, and volunteered at the school and countless summer festivals. Carol brightened up every room with her grace, laughter, and radiant smile. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She cared deeply for others and always saw the goodness in them. All were touched by her generosity, optimism, and strength. Preceded in death by her husband, Jim Klunk, with whom she shared a blessed life for 51 years. Loving mother of Cathy and Chris Armstrong, Sue and Jim Klunk, and Cindy Brehmer, and grandmother of the late Jacob Brehmer, Megan and Shelby Brehmer, and Annie and Wendy Klunk. Cherished sister of the late Edwin Bringardner, Tom and late Mary Lou Bringardner, Al and the late Pat Bringarder, Mary and Bruce Segal, Bill and the late Rosemary Bringardner, and Nancy and the late David Bringardner. Survived by sisters-in-law Suzy Klunk and Mary Anne Weixel and many treasured nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Friends may call Monday, 4-7 p.m. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Rd. Masks required; social distancing observed. The service will be live-streamed at www.stcatharine.com/live/. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Catharine Special People in Catholic Education (SPICE) program, 504 S. Gould Rd. Cols., OH 43209.
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