A candle was lit by Cheryle Fleshman
on January 6, 2018 4:19 PM
A candle was lit by The Nicholls Family
on January 7, 2018 2:30 PM
Message from MARCIA AND ELMO MERCER, Nashville TN
January 9, 2018 9:48 AM
Carolyn wrote me that she enjoyed playing piano arrangements in my various solo piano collections. So several years ago we were out west and went by to meet her. She fixed a lunch for us, called some family to the house and we had a great time of fellowship. Since then we have kept in constant touch by email. We thank the Lord for our friendship. May God comfort family and friends, knowing we shall see her again.....one day soon.
Message from Bonnie
January 11, 2018 9:10 AM
Thank you. She loved getting your little updates and was always so amazed at the busy life you lead and the travels you still do. She loved hearing about how involved you still were in music. Thank you for the life you have given to the Lord.
Message from Nancy Platt
January 9, 2018 4:20 PM
Carolyn has been a dear and wonderful friend and mentor for 30 years. She blessed me in more ways than I can write here. She's given me tips and helpful hints in the many stages and challenges of my life. She has helped me grow in my faith. Her effervescent love for Jesus, her servant's heart, sparkling eyes that shine love out at all times, wise words of encouragements, thoughtful cards and kindnesses, mighty prayer warriorship, and her bubbly laugh have etched deeply in my heart and made my life nicer and better. I am ever so grateful we are friends forever in Jesus. I look forward to seeing her in heaven! My thoughts and prayers are for her loving family and friends who, like me, are missing her very much....
Message from Bonnie Hudlet
January 11, 2018 9:12 AM
Nancy, thank you for the kind words. Mom had such a heart for people, she thought little of herself, and much of others. She cared for you and all her co-workers. She felt privileged to work in an environment of friends, and not just co-workers.
A candle was lit by Jeff and Vivian Drake
on January 12, 2018 1:30 PM
Message from Les and Gail Brenner
January 12, 2018 3:40 PM
Here are the brainstormed memories.
We surely will miss my sister.
If there was work to be done Carolyn was always there laughing and making a game of it. She learned it form Aunt Flo and Uncle Orto who rode a horse into the kitchen to get the dishes done. :)
Aunt Carolyn also had her NASCAR days as well. When Carolyn's father, Ralph, was in the nursing home he enjoyed being pushed in his wheelchair around the pond. Scottie and Jeffie held the speed record for quite some time. Then Aunt Mickey wanted to beat the mark so she took him faster. Not wanting to be out done Aunt Carolyn drove him even faster. The races had to be cancelled the day that Grandpa went around the pond so quickly that the nurses station said they only saw a streak of wheelchair. No one ever fessed up to being the last and fastest race driver. Ralph always enjoyed the races.
In Carolyn's childhood home there were two pianos. One was on the main floor and one was upstairs. We can remember times when Carolyn and Grandma Velma played at the same time.
It might not be known that Aunt Carolyn was also a chef. She taught us about Tacos in a Bowl and Poppcorn for Sunday dinner.
Les is greatful for the carriage rides that Carolyn, age 6, and Marion, Carolyn's sister, took him and his twin brother Len on. The twins and their sisters were the highlight of the neighborhood. Their family life was full of adventure and a swim suit was always packed because you never knew when you might stop for a swim. Les can remember watching Grandpa Brenner and Carolyn swim at the foot of the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY. By the way the Peace Bridge is just a few miles upriver from the Niagara Falls.
We will continue signing Hymns in your memory for years to come.
A candle was lit by Iain & Donna Stuart
on January 14, 2018 7:24 PM
Message from Iain Stuart
January 14, 2018 7:26 PM
It's hard to put into words how much Gramma meant to me. I know that we were kind of late-comers in her life, but her influence on my sister made her very important in mine. Glad she is home and happy.
Message from John Alex
January 17, 2018 2:15 PM
Dear Janet: My sincere condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother , great-grandmother and great-grand mother Carolyn. I did not know Carolyn on a real personal basis. My recollection of her is from my time being a part of Camp Elohim Staff when she and your father Herb was such an integral part of that Christian Ministry. They were such an example and inspiration to those in the camp. Their love and affection for each other was always so evident. Carolyn was such a vibrant, cheerful and active woman. Over the years I would occasionally see her around town and I always made sure that I stopped and chatted with her. As I read her obituary I was impressed, but not really surprised by her many, many accomplishments. She was truly blessed by the Lord and His presence in her life reflected that to others. it is quite evident that her love for the Lord has been instilled in her family. May all of you often reflect on the fond memories of your times with this very special woman of God. John
Message from Artina
February 1, 2018 12:59 PM
I like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. It was never God’s intent that death should rule over mankind. - Romans 5:12; 1Corinthians 15:26, 55; But there is hope- John 5:28, 29. During this most painful time please find comfort from the scriptures.
A candle was lit by Darryl Fleshman
on February 18, 2018 10:12 AM
A candle was lit by Betsy Brenner Dunphy
on April 19, 2018 11:38 AM
I only just found Carolyn's obituary and read with sadness of her passing. I never met her but we are family. I have been doing genealogy research and discovered cousins - oh so many cousins from my Brenner side of the family. What a delight to read of Carolyn's life - so full and rich. I am sorry to read of her passing but am richer to have a glimpse into what must be a fun, loving family. My condolences to the family.