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Carol A. Ronnebaum, 57, Milan, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.
Born July 5, 1959, she was the daughter of Georgene (Hirt) and Carl Gillman.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ray; her three children, Eric (Kim) Benz, Craig (Lindsay) Benz and Ashley (Travis) Powell; her two stepchildren Jarrid and Jerica Ronnebaum; and her three grandchildren, Ryan, Alex and Blake Benz. She is also survived by her nine siblings: Mary Ellen Gillman, John Gillman, Rose Hughes, Sister Therese Gillman, George Gillman, Charlie Gillman, Steve Gillman, Annette Gillman and Carl Gillman.
Carol lived life to its fullest and poured all of her love and energy into her family. She was a loving wife and enjoyed her many vacations to the Caribbean with her husband. She loved slowing down together to take a walk on the beach or to sit and watch a sunset.
Her outlook on life was unmatched and she found the positive in any situation. No matter the circumstance, she would often inform her family that "it's all good" and reminded everyone to enjoy each day they are given, constantly inspiring those around her. She referred to her family as her "pride and joy" and her favorite moments were when all of her family members would gather together for any occasion.
Carol was a wonderful mother to her children, never stopping to impart all of life's little lessons to them. She cherished time with her grandchildren, enjoyed watching them grow, listening to their stories, and taking every opportunity to spoil each of them.
Carol's wishes were to be cremated with a service attended by her closest family members gathering at the paradise location she loved the most. Memorials can be made out to the American Cancer Society. Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on  January 11, 2017
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