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Came to Ava in September 2003 Carol Ann Kohler Wyse, daughter of Charles Fredrick Kohler and Ruth Anita Law Kohler, was born Oct. 6, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pa. Carol departed this life on May 26, 2007 at approximately 5:55 p.m. following a long illness.
For the past few months Carol had been in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. The two weeks preceding her death were spent in Willard Health Care in Willard.
Carol married Harry David Wyse in St. David’s, Pa., on Feb. 13, 1971. To this union two children were born and two were stillborn. Preceding Carol in death were her father, her grandparents, her son, David Lee Kohler, a daughter, Franny Wyse, and a son Charles David Wyse.
She is survived by her mother, Ruth Kohler, of Pennsylvania; her daughter, Tricia Wyse, of Raleigh, N.C.; her granddaughter, Francesca; several cousins; and many friends.
Carol was a Brownie Troop Leader for one year until she got so sick with her first round of cancer. She was also in the Limerick, Pa. Fire Company Auxiliary for a year. Carol liked crocheting, doing puzzles, bluegrass music, and she loved her cat, Baby.
Carol gave her life to the Lord and followed his leading to come to Ava in September 2003. The Lord opened the door for Carol to be a study helper for World Bible School in November 2004, and she has had students from all over the world. They also shared inspirational emails and did prayer chains back and forth. She loved attending the Ava Church of Christ and learned a lot.
In December 1977 doctors found cancer in Carol, and she battled that cancer for 28 years. In December 2005 they found more cancer which eventually took her from this world.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, June 10, at Ava Church of Christ on South Highway 5 at 1:30 p.m., with burial of her ashes to follow at the Ava Cemetery.