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MArch 21, 1939 – November 1, 2022
Carol Lee (nee Schwab) DeGrummond Weiper (83) entered Heaven on November 1, 2022. She was a proud citizen of Silverton, Ohio where she was born, and raised her family (1939-2015). She was active in the Silverton Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary and Silverton Playfield Mothers. She received the Outstanding Blockwatch Member award in 2015. Carol moved to Maple Knoll Village in 2015 after a fall.
Parents: William F and Elvira (Hormberg) Schwab. Brothers: Reverend William (Diane) Schwab and Reverend David (late Bonnie) Schwab. Loving aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.
Carol was married to Ronald DeGrummond from 1960 until his untimely death in 1980. The DeGrummond family is proud to be a part of the Silverton Fire Department family.
Carol and Ron had two daughters, Kimberly (Pat) Boryca and Cheri (Jim) Weidner. Grandchildren Andrew Huster, Nicole Weidner, Anna Weidner.
Carol’s name was prophetic as she blossomed into a gifted singer and musician. She was the pipe organist, beginning at age 15, at St. Peter’s UCC in Pleasant Ridge, Ohio where she played until 1985.
She was the pianist for the senior choir at the newly built Woodward High School under Robert McSpadden (Class of ‘57). She maintained many of her high school friendships throughout her life. Her nickname was “Sunshine”.
Carol earned her music teacher certificate from the College Conservatory of Music and was a member of the SAI sorority. Carol taught piano lessons at Silverton School and privately. She was the dance studio pianist for the Jack Louiso and Dorothy Potts studios. Carol led the Mellodears ladies singing group for many years.
She was the organist/choir director at St. John UCC Reading, Ohio from 1985 until 2015. Carol was the organist for Stanley High Funeral Home and The Wedding Chapel in Montgomery, Ohio.
She played for numerous theater groups and venues throughout the Cincinnati area.
Later in life, Carol worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Madeira Kroger for 15 years.
Her later in life companion Jerry preceded her in death.
Music meant everything to Carol. She passed on her love of music to all who knew her. She could play nearly any tune by heart. She played for the chapel services and celebrations at Maple Knoll Village and even led a resident sing-along group until recently. The family wishes to thank all the staff and friends from Maple Knoll Village where Carol lived for seven years.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Carol’s life at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Visitation at 9:30 AM with service at 10:30 and Burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to:
Deer Park-Silverton Joint Fire District 7050 Blue Ash Rd. Silverton, OH 45236,
Clutter2Care 8685 Fields-Ertel Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249
Maple Knoll Village Future Care Fund 11100 Springfield Pike Springdale, OH 45246
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home
“You will always live across the street, on the sunny side. We’ll sing of playmates, apple trees and cellar doors, and friends forevermore…love you, Dolline”
“Carol had known me since I was a child at St. Peter’s where my mother, Norma Acosta and I, sang in choir. She is one of the last that knew my mom well and still called me Linnie. She also played for my wedding. Such a good soul and loving person. Will miss knowing she is no longer spreading her talent and joy in this world. Tell mom hello Carol.”
“Kim and Pat. Very sorry for you loss. May her soul Rest in Peace. Love and prayers during this difficult time.”
“I grew up in St Peter UCC, watching Carol play the organ and sing with her Mom & brothers in the choir. I was very touched when she came to my Mom’s memorial service a number of years ago! What a lovely lady. You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you care on without Carol. Special condolences to Bill & Dave.”
“Have wonderful memories of Carol over a lifetime. Also doing music with her at St. Peters and elsewhere. Saw her last year at Maple Knoll. She will be so missed. Sending condolences to the family. Rest well Carol dear.”
“So many memories of Carol. , With Ronnie, the girls as little girls, St. Peter’s Choir, Mom in the Mellodears,singing soloist with Carol a number of times. I last saw her a year ago at Maple Knoll, She was a wonderful person and an amazing musician. I will always treasure the memories I have of knowing her and working with her over the years. I am smiling to think of one Easter, many year ago we had “Mark” ( a great young singer with the choir) and she wanted to DO the Hallelujah Chorus for 3 services… wow. It was incredible to DO it 3 times in one morning We did it too! . I will have Carol and all the family in my prayers. God Bless and rest in peace Carol.”
“Cheri, Jim, and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers, Marcella Scott”
“Carol and my Mom went to high school together and she was the organist at St. Peters UCC in Pleasant Ridge she played and sang at my wedding and was the choir director. Carol shared her love of music with everyone such a beautiful voice and soul. Prayers to Kim,Cheri and their families I know your mom is singing in heaven 🙏🙏”
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.”
“We will miss Mom and the way she could belt out a song for any occasion. Or the way she’d hear a phrase and start singing something that it would remind her of. And we would sigh or laugh at that ability. She would call when a bride would request an unfamiliar song and ask “Do you know it?Hum a few bars” In the background you could hear the piano as she’d exclaim “ Oh, this one?!” And from just hearing that little bit of the song the bride would get her wish. Truly gifted.”
“Bob and I are sending our condolences to the entire family. Carol was a special person and although we only saw each other a couple of times I considered the Cincinnati family as part of our family. Now they are together again. Love Christiane and Bob”