It is with deep sorrow and much love we mourn the passing of our mother, Carol Lee Emmett (Siler) of Akron, Ohio on September 13, 2020 at the age of 88 years old.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, William, children Michael Emmett (Polly), Sandra Pecinovsky (Steve), Cynthia Gray (Jeff), Linda Manfull (Rod) and 7 grand children and 4 great grandchildren.
She was born in Balkin, Kentucky to Thomas and Nellie Siler in 1932 the youngest of 13 children.
She graduated as valedictorian in 1954 from St. Joseph Infirmary Nazareth School of Nursing in Louisville, Kentucky. After moving to Akron with her husband Bill she went on to have a distinguished 30 year career at Akron General Medical Center and spent many years in maternity ultimately becoming their head nurse.
After retirement she and her husband relocated to Ocala, Florida for 15 years. She enjoyed her volunteer Bailiff work with the Marion County court system where she received a medal from the county sheriff after saving a juror from choking.
Carol and Bill returned full time to Akron, Ohio in the Spring of 2019 to enjoy their great grandchildren.
Due to Covid there will be no local service. Her ashes will be interred in Middlesboro, Kentucky at a later date.

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  1. RIP to one beautiful human ! You enjoyed life and always made people happy ! You were like a 2nd Mom to me And will never forget you … I will meet with you again ! Love always, Denise

  2. My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family! May God give you all strength at this sad time. She is an angel returning home❤️

  3. Our hearts are saddened as we send our condolences and prey God has welcome her in His Loving Arms. We ask God to, please, ease your families pain and sorrow 💔as He brings you through this sadness.🙏

  4. Linda and Family
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman she was look at everything that she’s accomplished in her life. I actually think she might of been one of my nurses when I had my children. Even if she wasn’t she really has a familiar face. You could tell by her face she was a very loving and friendly person

  5. Heaven gained another beautiful Angel. Give my mom & dad a kiss from me and until we meet again, you’re in my heart always. Love you. Susie

  6. What beautiful memories remain. I know Phil would join me in saying how much we enjoyed being on the edges of that unique friendship among the Emmett and Purcell families. Prayers go with you, Bill. Janice Wahl

  7. You were always there for me. A truly good person. Nothing phony about you! A good sister, caring Aunt and a wonderful Mother. Will miss you but I know you’re with Mom and the rest of the Siler family.

  8. Charles T. (Buddy) Cheek
    My Dear Aunt Carol…The last of my Siler Family…The Baby Sister of my loving mother, Minnie Letha (Siler) Cheek. The last time I saw you was with Bill in Ocala, Florida several years ago and you were as beautiful and loving then as I’m sure you are in Heaven today. When you meet up with my mother there, give her a big hug and kiss for me and tell her how much I love and miss her today. Much love to my Dear Aunt Carol, Buddy

  9. Dear Family,
    My husband and I met your mother at AGMC maternity ward in 1975 when our second child was born. When our daughter was 3 days old, your Mom calmly told us Becky was Jaundiced and would be transferred to Children’s Hospital. We could see how weak she had become as we watched your Mom preparing her to be transferred, so my husband asked her to Baptise our sweet baby. She did and I have the Certificate of Baptism with her signature on it among Becky’s things. Becky died the next morning. We are so grateful to your Mom for ensuring we will see our daughter again in Heaven. We always talked about Nurse Emmett on the Baptism days of our next 3 children. The nursing picture you chose is beautiful and I recognized her immediately. We will never forget her. Our prayers are with you All. Chuck and Janet Parsons

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