Obituary for Kenneth Elmer "Ken" Carey

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Kenneth Elmer Carey

August 30, 1920 - June 23, 2020

Kenneth E. Carey passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020, two months shy of his 100th birthday. He was born August 30, 1920 in Watertown, South Dakota where he spent his childhood. Ken was a longtime Worthington resident where he moved his family in 1960. He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Mae, as well as his siblings Bob, Marianne Sahli, and Marguerite Schmeckel. Ken was a proud veteran of World War II. After enlisting in the Air Force he had the tremendous fortune to participate in the U.S. Army band.His lifelong career in the insurance Industry, mostly at Lauterbach & Eilber, was his livelihood, but his passions were his family, faith, music, and gardening. Ken’s music included performances with the Cleveland Symphony, the chancel choir of his beloved Worthington Presbyterian Church, and The Worthington Community Band.Ken’s eight children and twenty grandchildren remember him for his support of their activities as well as his gift for life stories and lessons. Daily rides on the Olentangy bike trail, bird hunting, as well as golf with children and buddies were favorite recreational activities.He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Mary. Also surviving are his children Linda Anderson(Andy), John(Diane}, Donna Savage, Robert(Karen), Mary Carey Gray, Ruth Carey Schader (Jim), Ken(Patti), and Doug (Carol Mapes). Surviving grandchildren include Karen Hyder (Alex), Bob Anderson (Beth), Susan Lefebvre (Gerald), Mike Carey (Theresa), Carolyn Rogers(Jim), Julie Wright(Vince), Colleen Carey, Sean Savage(Stephanie), Jim Savage, Dan Savage(Kelly), Michelle Gray, Amanda Gray, Erin Bryner(Jay), Colin Runkle(Laura), John Carey, Kevin Carey, Bryan Carey(Kaitlyn),Sarah Sleboda(Brian), Kyle Carey(Alex), and Liza Carey. Also surviving are 31 great grandchildren. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic a gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.

Kathy Thomas Roskam posted on June 25, 2020

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Kathy Thomas Roskam posted on June 25, 2020

Ruth and family, so sorry for your loss. I know your Dad was a great guy. Dave, Craig, and Kathy Thomas

Theresa DiNardo Brown posted on June 25, 2020

To Ken and the entire Carey family, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Mr and Mrs Carey raised an amazing family and we love being your neighbors. Know we are holding you all in our hearts — Theresa DiNardo Brown

Roger Bangs posted on June 25, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Many childhood memories of your parents and family. What a great life and great family.

John Shingledecker posted on June 25, 2020

What a tremendous life by a tremendous man. I feel so fortunate to have felt so welcome at the Carey home. From Linda... to Doug, the 8 kids were Mary & Ken’s pride and joy. (even Kenny) 76 years of marriage— 75 offspring is unheard of to me....amazing. Everyone should be so lucky to have a Ken Carey in their life.

Pat (Patricia Bangs) Spreen posted on June 25, 2020

Carey Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune to recognize both of your parents in late February when I was visiting at The Otterbein. I had a wonderful, long visit of sharing and reminiscing with them both. Lots of good memories of them in our old neighborhood. Peace be with you and your family.

Laura Baum posted on June 24, 2020

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Laura Baum posted on June 24, 2020

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