Carol K. Townsend, 73, of Mingo Junction, OH, passed away Wednesday June 30, 2021 at the Carriage Inn of Steubenville.
She was born December 24, 1947 in Steubenville, OH, a daughter of the late Estel and Dorothy (Andrews) Saunders. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
by a brother, James “Jim” Saunders; a sister, JoAnn Cain; and her in-laws, Ross and Maxine Townsend.
Carol graduated from Wintersville High School in 1966. She was a manager for the shoe department at the former Mr. Wiggs then retired to become a full-time homemaker after Robb was born. She was a member of Kolmont Community Church and over time has worn many hats including VBS director, Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Group Advisor and was one of the original Family Camp Directors. She was a band mom for many years and was known for making Mingo Band Donuts for Friday night games. She enjoyed rooting for the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Ohio State Buckeyes. Carol enjoyed ceramics for over 40 years, playing cards and in more recent years word search puzzles, but nothing brought her more pleasure than being with family and friends.
Surviving are her husband, Robert S. “Butch” Townsend, whom she married on April 15, 1972; a son, Robb Townsend of Mingo Junction, OH; a daughter, Crissie (Eric) Moran of Steubenville, OH; a grandson, Grady Moran; a brother, Robert “Bob” (Marilyn) Saunders of Fairview, PA; a sister-in-law, Catherine Saunders of East Springfield, OH; three brothers-in-law, Larry (Peggi) Townsend of Steubenville, OH, James (Rhonda) Townsend of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Patrick (Susan) Townsend of Mingo Junction, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 3-7 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Ave., Mingo Junction, OH, where her funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Herb Fletcher, officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Steuben Burial Estates in Wintersville, OH.
Memorial contributions may be directed in Carol’s memory to Kolmont Community Church, 48 Finley Rd., Mingo Junction, OH 43938, or Valley Hospice Inc., 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
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