Carolyn S. Rishel, 76
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Carolyn S. Rishel, 76 of Ashland passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Ohiohealth MedCentral Hospital.
She was born on August 23, 1944 in Kingwood, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy (nee Friend) Matthews.
Following her graduation, she went on to earn an associate degree in nursing.
She was employed as a L.P.N. both at Brethren Care Village and Good Shepherd Nursing Home for many years.
Carolyn was a member of the First Church of God, where she enjoyed singing. Throughout her life, she was an avid gardener who enjoyed yard work and an animal lover to the extreme.
She is survived by one daughter, Pegg (Larry) Harper of Ashland; four grandchildren, Beranda (Jeremy) Phipps, Kristen Harper, Ricky and Cody Akers, all of Ashland; five stepchildren, Steve Rishel, Rick Rishel, Sharon (Pete) Rishel, Diane Meyer, and Karen (Bob) Barker; and two sisters, Lois (Joe) Becker of Ashland and Doris Lord of Glen Richey, Pennsylvania.
In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband, William Rishel; one son, Ricky Lee Akers; one grandson, Julius Byers; three brothers, Donald, Roger, and Dale Matthews; and one sister, Helen Dickerson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
For those unable to attend, online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.