Carolyn Marie (Mong) (Tibrea) Nape, 78, of East Rochester, died Thursday April 13, 2017, after an extended illness at home in the peace of knowing Christ the Savior, with her family beside her.
She was born Aug. 13, 1938, in Canton to Walter A. and Blanche M. (Folk) Mong. She retired in 2006 from Minerva Local Schools after 27 years as secretary at West Elementary having served with five different principals. She had also been secretary at General Color and Chemical in Minerva, and at Armour Company in Alliance. She was a graduate of Minerva High School, Class of 1956 Salutatorian and Year Book editor. She lived on the Mong family farm near Paris, Ohio until 1966 when she and Paul moved to the family home in East Rochester.
Carolyn was a Christian educator and past Sunday school teacher at Paris Israel Lutheran Church, and Primary Sunday School Superintendent, and youth leader at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minerva. She was a Past President of the Spina Bifida Association of Canton where she also served on the review board for the financial assistance fund. She was also a member and Queen Bee of the West End Classics Red Hat Society. Most recently she attended High Mill Church of the Resurrection (Canton) where she was a member of the Daughters of the King bible study group. Carolyn was widely known and deeply loved in the local community and in her church families. She was a wonderful cook and frequently provided a caring heart and meals for comfort and life event celebrations. She was a life-long supporter of education, the rights of the handicapped, and the arts. She will be greatly missed as a community care taker, mother, grandmother and friend to so many.
She is preceded in death by husbands, Samuel S. Tibrea (m. 1959, d. 1961); and Paul W. Nape (m. 1966 d. 2006). She is survived by two Children, Steven L. Tibrea (Lisi) of Aiken, S.C.; and Paula R. Nape of East Rochester; two grandsons, Andrew and Charlie Tibrea of Aiken, S.C.; brother, Richard Mong of Louisville; nephews, Randy (wife, Karen) Mong of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Ron (Erin) Mong of Louisville; and six great-nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home with Chaplain Larry Karlen officiating. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery in Minerva. The family wishes to thank all her care givers and many friends who provided support and comfort during her illness. Contributions can be made to the Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Association P.O. Box 42, Minerva, OH 44657, a nonprofit providing college scholarships to local students. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.