December 24, 1939 - March 6, 2021
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, Carol Ann Hoppe (née Smith), loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 81 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born December 24, 1939, to parents Homer and Malinda (Burwell) Smith. Carol graduated with honors from the White Cross School of Nursing and spent over 50 years working as a registered nurse, finishing her career at the Ohio State University main hospital as a case manager. On August 13, 1960, she married Dean Hoppe. They spent 56 wonderful years together, living in the Westerville home they had built in 1972. In their later years they split time between their Westerville home and vacation homes in Lake Erie and Florida. Carol's compassion for others extended beyond her career. Her family was of utmost importance to her as an immensely devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She cared deeply for the people around her and was constantly providing acts of kindness, including administering allergy shots to the neighborhood children. She had a great love for her friends and could spend hours sitting around a kitchen table with them, drinking wine and telling stories. She had a fantastic sense of humor and could make everyone laugh with her unexpected one-liners. Carol was passionate about creating, her favorite activities were painting and crafting. She held seasonal craft nights with friends and family, and the art she made could be seen displayed around the house at all times of the year. In recent years she developed a love for the band Queen. She could always be found either blasting their music or watching Bohemian Rhapsody on repeat. Her love for the band culminated when she saw them live on tour in 2019. Carol is preceded in death by her parents Homer and Malinda, seven siblings, and husband Dean. She is survived by daughters Cheryl (Henry) Shilling, Lisa (Brad) Crone, and Deana (Summer) Hoppe, granddaughter Raeven DeSantis, as well as other extended family members and loved ones. Our Christmas Carol will be deeply missed, but will live on in our hearts and through the memories we share. Due to COVID-19, memorial services will be postponed and planned for when it is safe to hold gatherings. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to either The Parkinson's Foundation or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Family has entrusted SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST with final arrangements. Please visit www.schoedinger.com. to share a special memory or to sign Carol's online guest book.
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