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Carolyn M. Hilton

Carolyn M. (Scherzer) Hilton, passed into eternal paradise peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at home. She was 85. She was born July 11, 1931 to John and Fannie (Baumann) Scherzer in Raabs Corners, Swanton, Ohio, where Carolyn lived her entire life. On September 12, 1953, she married Earl "Stan" Hilton, Jr. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. They were married 48 years and enjoyed seeing much of the country, including Hawaii, Alaska and the beaches of Florida. They spent winters in Ruskin, Florida. They were very proud of their children and grandchildren, and Carolyn was most proud and happy to be blessed with 3 great-grandchildren within the past 6 months, with another on the way.

Carolyn was a devoted and lifelong member of Immaculate Conception and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She loved her yard and flower gardening, watching the birds, and riding her bike well into her 80's. Carolyn retired from Toledo Hospital, 8N Psych, in 1986, where was a unit clerk.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Stan; son, Larry; and brothers, Dick, Tom and Michael Scherzer.

She will be missed by many, especially her children, Marla (Mark) Mears, Jan (Kevin) Stong, John (Christy) Hilton and Tony (Maria) Hilton; daughter-in-law, Debbie Hilton; brothers, Don (Mary Ellen) and Roy (Rosemarie) Scherzer; sister-in-law, Thelma Scherzer; grandchildren, Matt, Brian (Jessica), and Ali Mears, Dan (Allie) Stong, Leslie (Bob) Beemer, Kristi (Colin) Freeman, Paul (Lisa) Hilton, Dan Hilton, Heidi (Brandon) Truckor, Heather (Garrett) Poorman and Travis Hilton; great-grandchildren, twins Bo and Brynn Beemer, Graham Poorman, and a baby boy due in August. She will also be missed by her very special buddy, Tom Yackee.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church at Marygrove, 1750 N. Raab Road, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Father Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at Marygrove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity for the care of Immaculate Conception Church.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Saturday, March 18th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Holy Trinity (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church at Marygrove

Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, March 18th at 11:00 am in the Church

Interment: Marygrove Cemetery

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Marla, Mark and family, we were saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. We always enjoyed talking to her. Our prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.

Harry and Aggie Miller Mar 20 2017 12:00 AM

We are saddened to hear the loss. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. God Bless

Doyle and Linda Drennan Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM

Debbie, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother-in-law. Prayers to you and your entire family during this time. May she rest in peace.

Pat Murphy Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to all the family. Carloyn and I shared many happy times together, and I will miss her. My dearest sympathy.

June V. King Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM

Great sympathies on your loss to the entire family. I will be praying for a difficult day on Saturday. But you will have so many good memories. Why it wouldn't be downtown Raabs corners without the Hilton family! And so glad you mentioned the bike riding. The last time I saw your Mom she rode her bike to my Mom's house and we all had some good laughs. Sorry I live so far away and will not be able to attend the service. Be comforted by our great hope in the eternal life ahead. Romans 5:1-2.

Cindy (King) De Vuono Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Marla and Family, We are sorry to hear of the death of your mom and grandma, Carolyn, and will miss her very much whenever we come to visit you from Pa. She was so nice to talk to. What a wonderful picture of her, too. You all have our deepest sympathy. Love, Marty, Joe, and family

Marty and Joe, and Family Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

To the family, Sending heart felt sympathy. Marla and Jan I have great memories of summer times and bike rides and your Mom letting us cool off. She was a special lady. Keep your memories close.

Desira Williams Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

Words are just never enough for you all right now but know you have many who are standing up with you and holding you up in faith and prayer. Your mom's humor was so uplighting and she and mom had many good laughs. The last time I was with her she wanted to know what kind of hair spray I used. I told her I used a freeze kind and she actually told mom she got it and like it! So cute... We had the laughs to ease the tears and we have our faith to ease the lose her but a new chapter of eternal life. This isn't the end,it is the beginning. May the Lord bless and keep you! Love Brenda

Brenda King Pieratt Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

Mark, Marla and family - Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing - I envisioned her seeing all who passed before her.(my Dad) Lifting up prayers for all of you.

Diane Freytag Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

Marla and family. So very sorry for the loss of your dear mom. Such a wonderful person. Prayers for all the family. Ken and Patty

Ken and patty walker Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

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