Carol A. Balser (nee Wallace), 63 of Sheffield Lake went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family and friends at Mercy Hospital in Lorain on Nov. 20, 2012.Carol was born in Cleveland on July 25, 1949.
She was a professional secretary and published author and worked for the American Cancer Society in Elyria and First Lutheran Church for many years. Carol also volunteered with God Care Ministry at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
She was the Sunday school superintendent at the Church of God of Prophecy in Brecksville, taught for 13 years at Christian Heritage Assembly of God in Avon teaching Rainbows and Daisies in the Missionette program. She loved children and taught Sunday school most of her adult life. Carol was a friend to everyone, loved the Lord and she always had a smile on her face.
Carol is survived by her loving husband of Eli L.; daughter Leslie Schlak (Dan); mother Christine Vanni (nee Andrews); sisters Marlene Ray (Tommy) and Pam Yassen; nephews and nieces James, Aaron, Matthew and Michael Beasley, Brian Schultz, Paula Weston and Ashley Glowacki; granny of Delaney, Nathaniel, Daniel and Eli; best friend and cousins Dolly and Don Schultz and Sherrie Louder; her bird Gracie and dog Callie; and many other family members and friends, too numerous to name. She is preceded in death by her father Homer Wallace.
Friends may call at the 163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. The funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at Christian Heritage Assembly of God, 36465 Chester Road, Avon.
Interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to Christian Heritage Missionette Program, 36465 Chester Road, Avon, 44011 or God Cares Ministry, 33399 Walker Road, Suite A, Avon Lake, 44012.
Information provided by Busch Funeral Homes.