Carol S. Castleman, 78, of Nashville, Tenn., died at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Elmcroft Care Center, Hendersonville, Tenn.
She was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Tiffin, to Blaine and Bessie Cramer. She married Charles Thomas Castleman Nov. 18, 1972, and he preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2012.
She is survived by a stepbrother, Lloyd R. (Martha) Weber of Oak Harbor; a stepson, Charles Lawson Castleman of Smyma, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Brenda Maxine Castleman of Donselson, Tenn.; and many nephews and nieces from Tennessee and Ohio.
Carol was a longtime resident of Nashville, where she lived since leaving her hometown of Tiffin. She graduated from Columbian High School in 1953 and became a nurse at Summit Hospital, Nashville, followed by years of unselfish service as an in-home health care provider. Many will miss her friendly wave and smile along with her famous "come and sit on the porch with me for awhile" attitude. She had a trusting and giving soul to so many, both young and old.
She loved to read romance novels, sitting and talking to friends and neighbors and enjoyed visiting casinos, especially in Tunica, Tenn. She was a loyal fan to the Cincinnati Reds and enjoyed the "Game Show Network." She loved her dog "Pep" and cat "Lucky Lou."
Per Carol's request, there will be no funeral or visitation and a small private ceremony in Tennessee is planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, in memory of Carol.