Carol Ann DeBarr

Carol Ann Rust was born at Flower Hospital in Toledo, Ohio on February 12, 1944.   She was the eldest of three children born from the union of the late Kermit Russel Rust and the late Nellabell May (Slater) Rust.   She attended Woodward High School and graduated with the Class of 1962.   She would further her studies at Eastern Michigan University.

Carol married John Earl DeBarr II on January 2, 1965 at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.   From this union would come the birth of two sons:  Jeffrey and John.   Carol proudly cared for the needs of her family as a homemaker.   She had also been employed for her brother at the Ironwood Nursery in Ottawa Lake for many years.  

In 1987, her son Jeffrey died in an auto accident.   Although, Carol was never far from her Christian faith attending several churches with her family including Lewis Avenue Baptist Church and Liberty and Northwest Churches, life was never quite the same for her.  

Carol preferred to live a quiet and simple life.   She was very humble and often kept to herself in the comfort of her own home.   Her son and daughter-in-law:  John and Rachael would bless Carol with four grandchildren.  She was quite proud of them and when they were young, Carol, anxiously looked forward to spending time with the grandchildren at McDonald’s play dates.

Carol Ann DeBarr, age 76, of Toledo passed away at The Arbors of Sylvania at 11:30pm on Saturday, July 25, 2020.   She had been in declining health since a stroke in 2019.   In addition to her parents and son:  Jeffrey her passing was preceded by a sister:  Mary Ellen Rust.

To cherish her memory she leaves her son and daughter-in-law:  John and Rachael DeBarr of Ottawa Lake; a brother:  Kermit Russel Rust II and wife Margie of Lambertville; four grandchildren:  Hunter, Mason, McKenna, and Sierra; a nephew:  Kermit Russel (Arlene) Rust III; niece:  Courtney (Jack) Schaefer; and four great nieces and nephews:  Kermit Russel Russ IV, Kendall Rust, Jacqueline Schaefer, and Grant Schaefer.

Friends may gather from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Merkle Funeral Service, Erie; 9156 Summit Street, Erie, Michigan 48133 (734) 317-7199.   A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 1:00pm also at Merkle’s with Pastor B.J. McDaniel of One Way Christian Fellowship officiating.   Procession will follow to Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania for burial.

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