Carolyn F. VanPelt

KIDRON – Carolyn F. VanPelt, 80, of Kidron, died Wednesday afternoon at her home following a long illness.

Born Jan. 19, 1933, in Dalton, she was the daughter of Reuben and Minnie (Martin) Horst.

Mrs. VanPelt was a member of the United Dayspring Mennonite Church in Berlin.

Survivors include her husband, former Salem resident Roy D. VanPelt of Kidron, whom she married on Oct. 14, 1956; three children, Barbara VanPelt of Kidron, Steven (Joy) VanPelt of Lancaster, Pa., and Kathy (Jim) Mullet of Millersburg; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Elda Lautzenheiser, Viola Eberly and Marian (Homer) Eberly.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Dayspring Mennonite Church in Berlin, (GPS address: 5641 Twp. Road 362, Millersburg, OH 44654) with John Yoder and Myron Miller officiating. Burial will take place at the Berlin Township Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Assisting the family with arrangements is Auble Funeral Home in Orrville.

Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691; and to Freedom Hills Ministry, 5110 Township Road 419, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681.