PAW PAW - Carola (Peterson) Englehart, 87, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Dec. 13, 2020, making our world a little dimmer but the heavens brighter.
A remembrance and celebration of her life will be held in the spring or summer of 2021.
Carola was born May 6, 1933 in New Bedford to Oreetha (Monson) and Tracy Lee Peterson. She married Harold “Hezzie” Englehart. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda (Mike) Curme and her beloved grandchildren, Christopher and Mary Curme.
Carola grew up in rural Illinois where she helped keep an eye on her four loving brothers, Dick, Norm, Chuck and Tom. She attended Manlius High School, and then earned a teaching degree from Northern Illinois State Teachers College (Northern Illinois University). In 1960, she and Hezzie began 54 years of marital bliss, a union which produced their greatest blessing, a daughter, Linda Lee, born in 1963. For over 30 years Carola selflessly served the community through her work as a 4th grade teacher, mostly at Paw Paw Elementary School, until her retirement in 1986. Among other passions and interests, she loved music, her family and golf, and in all pursuits she excelled to a hole-in-one level (scoring at least one ace on the golf course). Carola was a highly intelligent, artistically gifted, gentle and giving person who was admired and loved by all who knew her. Her positive impact on the world will be forever felt through the many scores of students whose lives and intellects she touched and enriched. But perhaps her most enduring legacy will be through the love, nurture, guidance and wisdom she shared with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, who held a most special place in her heart. She truly lived every day according to the golden rule, thereby making everyone she knew a little better, sometimes by an act as simple as adding a bit of lard to the mix when preparing her astonishing pie crust.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Woodland Country Manor Caregivers Fund, 4166 Somerville Road, Somerville, OH 45064